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Old 04-08-2012, 12:42 PM
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Default setting the hook with glass

I purchased a new rod this spring custom made with a 6'6" Lamiglas 3wt blank.
Definitely a slow action - full flex rod! I think it would cast a 2wt line easily, but since all I have is wf3f lines I'm using 3wt on it.

I've been having problems with hook setting. I try to keep the rod tip close to the water and strip-set the hook when possible, but this isn't always the way it works out.
I'm gradually improving on my ratio, but it is a slow learning process for me.

I did catch a few nice 'gills this morning after several got off. The old habits developed with long relatively stiff carbon rods are hard to break (the classic "Orvis" strike, and using the long rod as a lever to keep the line tight).

The glass sure is fun, though. The first surge by even a moderate sized 'gill feels like I've hooked a monster.

Ones like this (probably slightly over 8") make me think the cork is going to flex until it breaks -

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