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  1. Thread: Bass leader

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    I use a straight piece of #15 about 6' long.This...

    I use a straight piece of #15 about 6' long.This works well around pads and brush.I will add a short tippet of #12 if im fishing smaller flies.#10 is going to be a little too light and will collapse...
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    I fished the Potomac River for years with a Sage...

    I fished the Potomac River for years with a Sage RPL 6wt.Great all around rod for SMB and all FW fish.They come up on Ebay pretty regularly for a decent price.
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    I just leave mine on the reels or wind them back...

    I just leave mine on the reels or wind them back on the plastic cassette they came on.No need to do anything else.Some guys do more elaborate measures but ive been doing it this way all my life.
  4. Thread: Carp on dry

    by SkipS
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    Ive had some luck with terrestials like beetles...

    Ive had some luck with terrestials like beetles and hoppers.Plop a beetle near them and most times they will inhale it.
  5. Thread: Bass Rod?

    by SkipS
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    I have 2 Redington Predators,a 6wt & an 8wt.The 6...

    I have 2 Redington Predators,a 6wt & an 8wt.The 6 gets fished a lot and its really a 7wt rod,just doesnt load with a 6 line.I throw poppers up to about a 1/0 with no problems.It is light,fast and has...
  6. Thread: Channel Cats

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    Ive caught them on wooly buggers and Clousers...

    Ive caught them on wooly buggers and Clousers while fishing for bass.They will hit a fly like any other predator fish.I even got one on a popper one night.Hit it like a freight train,thought I had a...
  7. Thread: Wulff Bass Taper

    by SkipS
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    Wulff Bass Taper

    Has anybody cast this line and if so,what is your opinion of it?Im looking to replace an old line and im considering this one.Thanks,Skip.
  8. Thread: streamer book

    by SkipS
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    I second "Streamers and Bucktails" by Joe...

    I second "Streamers and Bucktails" by Joe Bates.Have had mine for about 30 years and its still a good read.
  9. Thread: Glass Trap

    by SkipS
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    You could always pick up a couple of vintage...

    You could always pick up a couple of vintage glass rods.4 of the last 5 rods I bought are older glass rods,2 fenwicks and 2 Shakespere Wonderods.I paid less than $200 for the bunch.They all cast and...
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    An all white Clouser with silver flash is about...

    An all white Clouser with silver flash is about as good as anything.A black/orange Clouser with copper flash is a very good one to throw also.I have good luck with decievers in all white and...
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    Your gear will do just fine.As stated,rinse your...

    Your gear will do just fine.As stated,rinse your reel in fresh water after use.Remember,at one time the most used reel in the salt was the Pflueger Medalist and it set many records.Lots of people...
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    For the surf you really dont need a tapered...

    For the surf you really dont need a tapered leader,especially with a sink tip line.A straight piece of #15 mono about 3'-4' is just fine.With a floating line I would use about 6'.
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    I have 4 intermediate lines,all different...

    I have 4 intermediate lines,all different colors.One clear,1 aqua,1 light blue/surf,and 1 cream colored glow in the dark.I fish these in the salt but no matter,the fish dont care.No one line fishes...
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    Nice rod.I still have mine that I bought new in...

    Nice rod.I still have mine that I bought new in 1982.Really sweet rod that probably comes as close to bamboo as graphite gets.
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    Many options here.The Remington Predator rod in...

    Many options here.The Remington Predator rod in 6wt is about $199,a Sci Anglers Headstart line is around $40,and a Pflueger Medalist reel is around $35.Another option for panfish and bass is a...
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    Those reels are easily reversed.I have one for...

    Those reels are easily reversed.I have one for about 27 years and its a great reel for fresh water.Most sell for twice the price you quoted.I would buy it.
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    I fish the salt here most days.For the most part...

    I fish the salt here most days.For the most part im throwing Clousres or decievers in sz 2 or 1/0.Colors include chartreuse/white,olive/white,yellow/white,/blue/white,tan/white,all white and all...
  18. Thread: Jetty fishing

    by SkipS
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    Most of my SW fishing is from a jetty but I never...

    Most of my SW fishing is from a jetty but I never use wire leaders.Bluefish are the only real problem for bite off's and its not that bad.When they show up I use flies tied on the end of long shank...
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    Lots of ideas and they all work.You can use a 6-7...

    Lots of ideas and they all work.You can use a 6-7 ft piece of #20 mono on your floater with no problems.For my intermediate I use about 5' of #15 mono for my 8wt and #12 for 6 & 7 wts.If you want to...
  20. Thread: Flounder

    by SkipS
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    Yep,one of my favorite summer targets.Clousers...

    Yep,one of my favorite summer targets.Clousers and decievers work well on a floater or intermediate line.A black/orange Clouser with copper flash was hot last year for me.
  21. Thread: Wedding Cake

    by SkipS
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    There is one on Len Codellas site for $1800 in...

    There is one on Len Codellas site for $1800 in n/m condition.Hope you did as well.
  22. Thread: hair poppers

    by SkipS
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    What a hairbug gives you is a different...

    What a hairbug gives you is a different sound,action and feel for the fish.Hairbugs sit lower in the water and tend to pop with a softer sound which might not scare fish in shallow water.They push...
  23. Thread: poppers?

    by SkipS
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    I fish poppers all the time for LMB and I never...

    I fish poppers all the time for LMB and I never fish them that slow.I find bass respond best to a popper thats worked back at a specific speed.Usually I start my retrieve as soon as the popper hits...
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    I like a rootbeer/orange crystal bugger.Orange...

    I like a rootbeer/orange crystal bugger.Orange marabou tail,rootbeer crystal chenille and lead or bead chain eyes.
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    A 6wt rod would be a good choice as well as a 7...

    A 6wt rod would be a good choice as well as a 7 or 8wt.It really depends on the size of the flies and poppers you intend on using.A 7wt would be a good all around stick for your needs.I differ from...
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