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    Rods are more of a user preference thing than is...

    Rods are more of a user preference thing than is this one better than that one. Lite, crisp, fast action rods don't do any thing for me no matter the cost. Whether it is 100 bucks or a thousand...
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    That two fly rig is a good rig. I would add put...

    That two fly rig is a good rig. I would add put the heavier/ bigger fly as the point fly. I fish this rig with up to 5 flies sometimes when I am trying to figure out what the fish are eating. Just...
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    To get things back on track my favorite crayfish...

    To get things back on track my favorite crayfish fly is a General Practitioner (GP's), shrimp fly, with a couple extra pheasant feathers curving out along the sides to look like claws. I tie a lot...
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    I have said it before. The only definition that...

    I have said it before. The only definition that really matters is the one in the rule book that governs the waters you are fishing in and the opinion that matters is that of those that interpret...
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    The most noticed changes will be the rod will...

    The most noticed changes will be the rod will feel a little bit crisper and more responsive with the same amount of line out the tip versus the heavier weight line. The rod will load fine you just...
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    When blue fish are thick they will hit anything...

    When blue fish are thick they will hit anything that catches their eye. You would not believe how small of a knot they will hit once their hooked buddy starts to get the knots in your system...
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    Fish feed all year long, hence ice fishing. They...

    Fish feed all year long, hence ice fishing. They will move into the shallows all year to feed. They don't do it as frequently in the winter but they do still move to feed. I always set a trap...
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    From my own personal observations color like any...

    From my own personal observations color like any other variable, depth, presentation, size, shape, profile, vibration, speed, smell, visibility, movement, electromagnetism, etc...... that will...
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    The attached photos all look great. The only...

    The attached photos all look great. The only comment I would add is that when I used to tie them for all my feminine loved ones the only complaint was that the clasp or hook for the ear needed to be...
  10. I like streamers during the day and you can still...

    I like streamers during the day and you can still catch an evening topwater bite around dusk until the water freezes. The bass will keep in the deeper warmer water holes most of the time but they...
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    This is a little late of a reply. You always...

    This is a little late of a reply.

    You always want to wait until you feel the weight of a fish to really set the hook, because as you mentioned above you can easily pull a fly away from a fish...
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    I fish streamers a lot. You are never going to...

    I fish streamers a lot. You are never going to hook or feel every pick up but you can get pretty good at detecting and hooking most of them.

    I second the above quote as well as keeping your hooks...
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    I like my hooks to be soft enough to bend rather...

    I like my hooks to be soft enough to bend rather than be hard and brittle and break.

    Most of my flies are tied on saltwater irons and I go for hooks that are plated steel rather than stainless...
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    Here is a little trick you can use to aid in your...

    Here is a little trick you can use to aid in your color experimentation. There is one very easy way to decide if color is important or not. I know it is not the most user friendly method but it...
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    f I remember right the XX rods were developed...

    f I remember right the XX rods were developed specifically for sinking lines. I think this is why the grain weight window is where it is for the particular rod you were using and the label line...
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    My ideal rod is a 10.5 footer. I do mostly fish...

    My ideal rod is a 10.5 footer. I do mostly fish saltwater but I have a couple 10.5 foot six weights that I will use for the freshwater trout. I would love to be able to get a hold of a 10.5 three...
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    It's kind of a modified Snap T cast. It is...

    It's kind of a modified Snap T cast.

    It is pretty easy to master once you figure out that the line will follow the tip of the rod no matter what you do with it.

    It is amazing what you can do...
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    Even though it is geared more towards saltwater...

    Even though it is geared more towards saltwater "A Perfect Fish" by Ken Abrames is a good read on streamer design and construct.
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    If you are interested in playing with spey you...

    If you are interested in playing with spey you don't really need to buy anything to play around and see if you like it. All the casts and techniques can be easily done on your existing one handed...
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    If you already have the 9 6" then use it. It...

    If you already have the 9 6" then use it. It really depends on what type of fishing you are going to be doing. My ideal rod for fresh and salt is a 10 6" single handed rod. I don't really notice...
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    One of my favorite clam worm patterns for...

    One of my favorite clam worm patterns for stripers is just a marabou leach pattern tied bright, orange, red, or yellow.

    Quick and easy to tie and spit out a lot of numbers.
  22. Thread: Squid?

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    I am not completely sure about the squid where...

    I am not completely sure about the squid where you are but I fish for them with squid jigs and have caught my fair share by fly as well. I have found that they will hit any bait-fish style fly that...
  23. Okay, That sounds much easier. Trying to fire...

    Okay,

    That sounds much easier. Trying to fire off the third haul while the rod tip was still high sounded like a good recipe for a collapsed loop.

    Thanks again LF for the info. :D

    Nick
  24. Thanks Make the last haul with the rod pointed...

    Thanks

    Make the last haul with the rod pointed up before you drop it. :)

    I'll have to work on that.
  25. I have a question for LF about the triple haul. ...

    I have a question for LF about the triple haul.

    I am trying to visualize it in my head when to make the last haul.

    I think what I understand is that the last haul is made as the line it...
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