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Tying On Shanks;

Posted 11-27-2016 at 04:40 PM by Hardyreels

I am now using Intruder Wire for the connector loop because of a missed steelhead due to the hook getting fouled into the body materials. This happened with a different pattern in Late October 2016 but made a distinct impression on me. I fished hours to find the one that would hit me and when it happened I had no hook trailing the fly, it was looped around and stuck into the body!

All other aspects of tying are the same but I suggest wire and not the Power Braid shown here.
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How I Became A Fishing Guide;

Posted 11-27-2016 at 04:33 PM by Hardyreels

The real story is probably not what you may have assumed.

I've never posted in general regarding this strange turn of events that led to my being a guide for visiting anglers. I'm going to try to lay this out so that it makes sense, I think you'll get it.

Right up front people need to know that I do not believe that I am somehow the genetically superior fisherman, nor am I over endowed with the Hunter Gatherer gene. I also fell way short when they were passing out ego's...
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Going To A Very Cold Place

Posted 11-25-2016 at 09:28 PM by Hardyreels
Updated Yesterday at 05:04 PM by Hardyreels

Ever since the end of the first week of November I've been aching to get back out to fish for steelhead. There were however a multitude of things which stood between the desire and making it happen. Not the least of which was getting ready for a winter that could be bad or mild and I'll have to comment further on that come May........

There were the wood piles.

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Excellent entry level baitcaster Piscifun Saex Premier Low Profile Baitcasting Reels

Posted 11-17-2016 at 10:26 PM by Piscifunreels

By Mr.Mirage from adkforum
Product Tested: Piscifun Saex Premier Low Profile Baitcasting Reel 7.3:1

Price paid, where purchased: 57 dollars. Purchased on Piscifun Official Website
Could also find it on amazon.
Size/Weight: gear ratio 7.3:1

Similar products tried: Ardent

How long/where tested: Tested for over 2 months

Rating 1 to 5: 4.5

Summary:

Hmm, the SAEX Premier is quite worth the money....
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lead wire tip

Posted 11-14-2016 at 08:12 AM by flytire

in the process of a mini production run for some weighted minnows for a fly swap, i wanted to have all of the lead wire underbody lengths to be the same.

so i just wrap the wire directly from the spool onto the hook shank and trim the wire to the length i desired.

after trimming i just unwrapped the lead wire from the hook shank, straightened out the wire and made 2 marks on my tying table. then i cut all the wires to the same length.

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