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Old 10-12-2011, 04:12 PM
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Where on the Klamath?

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:47 AM
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:06 AM
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When I'm relegated to casting weight because fish refuse to show themselves on the surface I often just attach a few split shots to a CDC dry....attach a trailer .....and swing them - strip them - jiggle them just like a streamer and its a very open cast style. For instance on my forward cast I almost make a point to have my rod tip touch the surface of the water - and I've not really had problems at all. Its funny because last week I was on the farmington river engaged in chucking lead......a kayaker and his wife were coming downstream and the gentleman advised me I should stop my forward cast when the tip if high (he must have saw me from far away) I thanked him but said I can't really do that as I'm casting alot of weight...and he looked a little mystified. Interestingly 5 hours later before i left I was in a larger pool casting dries toward a few risers....and a guy on the bank complimented me on how good he thought my casting was. moral of the story...if anyone compliments you on how graceful you look when casting a weighted rig you're porbably doing it wrong
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:54 PM
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When I'm relegated to casting weight because fish refuse to show themselves on the surface I often just attach a few split shots to a CDC dry....attach a trailer .....and swing them - strip them - jiggle them just like a streamer and its a very open cast style. For instance on my forward cast I almost make a point to have my rod tip touch the surface of the water - and I've not really had problems at all. Its funny because last week I was on the farmington river engaged in chucking lead......a kayaker and his wife were coming downstream and the gentleman advised me I should stop my forward cast when the tip if high (he must have saw me from far away) I thanked him but said I can't really do that as I'm casting alot of weight...and he looked a little mystified. Interestingly 5 hours later before i left I was in a larger pool casting dries toward a few risers....and a guy on the bank complimented me on how good he thought my casting was. moral of the story...if anyone compliments you on how graceful you look when casting a weighted rig you're porbably doing it wrong
Thanks, I found with a lot of weight my rod tip almost touches the water also. Yeah I might be using too much weight, I found in some sections it was the only way to drop my flie to the right depth
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hi sopo i,m new onthis forum i,m from europe, i think your message is steelheads .
with 3-4 split shots wath you mean ?
i do last years olso on steelheads fishing , next year back to BC Terrace area.
al my steelies coho, catch with 12,6 - 13 ft rods for 8 line, yes with the big intruders
flys.
ther was big fish from 14-18 pound to , no problem to catch.
this is perfect.

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