The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2007, 02:55 PM
GeorgeMcFly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,368
GeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to GeorgeMcFly Send a message via Yahoo to GeorgeMcFly
Default question on backing.

I have been trying to learn all i can about fly fishing lately. my question really isn't for me to know but for my cousin. he went to gander mountain today and this guy was in the fly fishing sectiion and tried to tell my cousin you can use regular 20 lb mono fishing line for your backing. but i kno u r suppose to use dacron braided backing instead. why would someone say its ok to use this? maybe it would work but why not do it right instead of jimmy rig your stuff? i try to tell my cousins how to cast better and mend ther drags and what nymphs and flies to use and i try to pass on all the knowledge i learn from all the forums i read and all books and videos and they look at me like i am wrong and don't have a clue about anything like don't know what i am talking about. they tell me how we need bigger nymphs and flies because size 12 or 14 hooks can't be big enough to catch a big fish but in my steelhead guide they show guys catching steelies on a number 14 pheasent tail.and they they say how this or that fly or nymph won't work because the person who told me to use it lives out of state or some ****. i try and try to explain but all i get a blank expressions on there face. now this guy tells them the opposite of what i read on the forums over and over about u using regular line instead of backing but i am wrong now because this guys older and stuff so automatically hes right. they never read anything about fly fishing and then act like i don't know a damn thing but they do. i swear i am about done telling them how or what to do anymore. they don't listen anyways and they talk about how they catch bigger fish on worms than on a the fly rod and ****. I say if it sucks so bad why did they just order new reels and flies online lol. i don't know i just wish they listened to what i had to say. sorry had to vent that out lol. guess i will let them do what they wanna do. jimmy rigged or not, its not my stuff.
__________________
"Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

owner of the GL Fishing Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2007, 04:36 PM
zerolimit's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 157
zerolimit is on a distinguished road
Default Re: question on backing.

If you enjoy fishing with them and spending time out in nature aside from the poor dynamics between you when sharing knowledge and techniques, then maybe just fish with them and let everyone do their own thing. they may see success with some of your techniques and things may change or they may have trouble with their own and experiment out of desire to catch fish (or vise versa). If the animosity goes beyond that, then it's up to you to consider how and with who you wish to spend your time and energy.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Mike
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2007, 09:04 PM
tbrillinger223's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 314
tbrillinger223 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: question on backing.

George,

you are right about not using mono as backing. Mono is to rigid and can become stiff over time, causing your fly line to coil and become springy. It would be like trying to cast a slinky. not to mention it reduces the life of your fly line. Like Zerolimit said, if you are out there catching fish and they are not then they will soon listen. Just keep doing what you are doing and they will be coming to you for information. best of luck.
__________________
Let us all share our wisdom with a younger generation. Tight Loops, Tight Lines and Good Fishing to All
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-31-2007, 11:42 PM
GeorgeMcFly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,368
GeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to GeorgeMcFly Send a message via Yahoo to GeorgeMcFly
Default Re: question on backing.

thnx guys. you are right I will let them do what they please.
__________________
"Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

owner of the GL Fishing Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2007, 03:54 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: question on backing.

Hi George,

Many years ago, maybe the early 60's, people experimented with using mono for a backing with shooting heads. I tried it but did not like for the reasons stated by others. Some salt water fishers did use it with a shooting head. Back then mono was not as good as it is today. I also used mono with no fly line for fishing small streams with Salmon Eggs on a fly rod. That worked very well.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2007, 04:50 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: question on backing.

Hi George,

I just re-read your original post and wanted to make a couple of comments. You are just starting out and your friends don't have any confidence in you yet. Your success will be the only thing they will listen to. Many people who don't have a lot of experience think that people at the fly shop must know more about it than some new beginner. You are going down the right path by asking questions and reading. Keep in mind that people who write may be mostly a writer and may not be a good fishermen. This is even more true with guns and gun writers. You need to read people who you trust and have a proven track record. Fly Fishing is about learning basic techniques and then developing your own methods that work. You can see from reading post on this forum that a question may get several different answers and they probably all work for someone, someplace but may not work at all in your situation. Most of the information you get on this and other forums is someones opinion not necessarily fact. People have a tendency to think that the equipment they use is the best because that is what they have. Just keep up what you are doing and keep reviewing in your mind what works for you. I would stop trying to give help to your friends and just keep experimenting and reading. When they see you doing something that works they may ask you for your help.
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2007, 01:42 PM
BigCliff's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: South Texas
Posts: 4,313
BigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant futureBigCliff has a brilliant future
Default Re: question on backing.

We're not leading you astray. I'll gladly say "I don't know" before giving out bad info, I can't say as much for big-box store employees.

Man, just have more fun catching fish while they're digging in the worm bucket and don't worry about them. They'll either see the light or just leave all the good spots for you to fish.
__________________
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2007, 03:17 PM
tbrillinger223's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 314
tbrillinger223 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: question on backing.

like frank, cliff and I said, keep doing what you are doing and your cousins will come to you for help. dont get discouraged and give up. ask as many questions as you can and apply all the answers to those questions to your style of fishing and you will always be sucessful.
__________________
Let us all share our wisdom with a younger generation. Tight Loops, Tight Lines and Good Fishing to All
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-01-2007, 06:30 PM
GeorgeMcFly's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,368
GeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to beholdGeorgeMcFly is a splendid one to behold
Send a message via AIM to GeorgeMcFly Send a message via Yahoo to GeorgeMcFly
Default Re: question on backing.

thnx guys for all the comments. i guess i just got worked up over nothing. lol like you guys said fishing is all about having fun. even if u catch stuff or not its always still a great time to me. thnx again guys for all the posts. i went today after the rain but it got all hot and muggy out. my cousin caught 2 small fish on a new zug bug he just got. other than that it was hot and sweaty and we got out of there pretty quick.
__________________
"Hey, you.Get your damn hands off my herl !!!!"

owner of the GL Fishing Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06-04-2007, 10:00 AM
Colorado Cajun's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 240
Colorado Cajun is on a distinguished road
Default Re: question on backing.

It sounds to me like you are putting the time into it to learn and do it correctly. You will be rewarded for it in the long run. As far as your cousins, they will come around when you are catching and they aren't. I have seen guys land 20" + fish on size 22's and 24's. It can be done. Those bigger fish take a lot of experience, finess, and specific knowledge to land them. But it can be done.
__________________
Mitch

Give a man a fish, he will have dinner. Teach a man to fish and he will be late for dinner. Quote by Someone. *L*
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kayak for fishing EastTexas Warmwater Fly Fishing 17 06-29-2008 05:55 PM
leader length's for a #4/#6 fly hawkeye General Discussion 3 08-24-2007 10:51 AM
Searching for a certain rod cranzer Fly Rods 5 08-10-2007 05:55 PM
Keeping Track of Fly Lines? Kai General Discussion 7 04-29-2007 09:55 PM
Brook Trout In Danger freeze69 Coldwater Fly Fishing 4 01-21-2007 06:51 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.