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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-09-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Stripping Basket Question

I'm A NE guy who always uses a stripping basket. The first thing I would say is if you got water in the basket because you were wading to deep then common sense would say if you have holes in the...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: stripping basket advice

I got mine as a present, didn't cost me a thing. That is the great thing about Birthdays, Christmas etc.

I add stickers to mine. I try to get the oval ones you see on cars or something that gives...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,978
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Fishing etiquette! Do people have any?

I was fishing upstream and had NUMBER OF FISH RISING just below a small foot bridge hat crossed the creek when along comes a kid about 10 or 11 years old who starts to fish off the bridge and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: 37" striper

If you live in Hull, I think you do not have a choice but to drive by a lot of spots to fish. I think I would have a hard time keeping my eyes on the road certain times of the year.

Nice fish,...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 05-04-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 65,239
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Little tricks to share

I fish a lot of salt water but this works just as well on lakes and streams. It is amazing to see so many people lay the rod and the reel down on the sand or on the rocks because they can't find any...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Ever get one of those knots.....

I often wonder why I can't tie a fly on that will hold as well as some of the knots I get in my leader. Why just yesterday that would have been two more trout I would have caught.
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: How many flies?

The biggest problem I have found is how much all those tiny little flies and boxes weigh when you load up the vest. Maybe it is old age and the shoulders are getting weak. I think for me and a lot of...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-25-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Good start for 2013


Just saw this post and glad to see that things are off to a good start for you. A flunked stress test is "Stressful" in of itself. The Angiogram tells the Doctor and you what you need to do....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-25-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: "Ding" Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament

I am not sure where this tournament is taking place. I have been to Doc Ford's on Sanibel and to Ding Darling. If this tourney is in Ding Darling I am not sure where people will be launching from. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,578
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Questions and thoughts on putting studs in wading boots

My son turned me on to Kold Kutter Ice Racing Studs, Do a search on e bay, a pack of 250 for $19.95. Can't beat that with a stick.These things come in different lengths and have a very sharp cutting...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!

An 8 wt or 9 wt would be fine, it just comes down to what feels better to you and finding a good deal.

As far as Bass Pro, a lot of the people who work there are there not because of there...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Playing fish - some observations

Very interesting observation. I remember watching a Demo by Andy Mill on how he applies maximum pressure when he fights a fish and how he leaned how to apply the pressure by experimenting using a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,915
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Tieing fly line loop to new leader

Pt, that is a nice link for the people who are not familiar with the Davy Knot to look at and maybe give it a try. Sometimes you can teach and old dog a new trick (Not referring to you), but , you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,915
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Tieing fly line loop to new leader

Three Cheers for the Leader Link ! Just curious, any thoughts on the Davy Knot.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,915
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Tieing fly line loop to new leader

The Perfection Loop is more than you will need. When tied properly that loop will hold. There are so many things that will give way to a big fish before the Loop will break. A 30 or 40 lb Butt...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,334
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Feather Craft Furled Leaders

I am curious to hear what if any impact the rooster tail would have on the cast or the catching of a fish.

Not sure it would spook a fish any more than any other cast being lifted of the water. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Fly Line Question

Just do a search for loop to loop knots on line. Lots of animated demos to show how to make the proper connect. You will find lots of other useful knots as well.
Forum: Other Gear 03-09-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,637
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

I have used LL bean for a long time and always bought the same model boot until they did away with it and then tried every the other models they made and finally gave up and got my money back.
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-24-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,869
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Fishing Terminology

The Russian - I'm On I'm Off (say it fast). We use this a lot when Striper fishing.

We have others, but they are not printable on this forum. They usually describe the way a fish takes the fly...
Forum: Forum Polls 02-24-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,383
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: What do you consider a "caught" fish?

I am in the same boat as standman, I voted for fish in hand, but my friends and I all have set the rule of thumb as " once the leader is within a foot of the tip of the rod, it is a caught fish.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-21-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Louisiana Redfish

I have not fished with Capt Arnold. but I did meet him when I was in N.O last October and he was a very nice man to talk with. I chartered with Capt. Barrett.

Cpt. Brown who introduced me to Cpt....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-15-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Good hooks for bonefish?

If I had to pick one hook and the criteria was for quality and price it would most certainly be the Mustad Signature in the z steel group. The old standard hook was the Mustad 34007 and a lot on...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-27-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: Bonefish hooks

I am a big fan of the Mustad Signature Hooks, big difference in the Signature and the regular Mustad. Price is a big reason I use them simply because the Owner and Gamakatsu are just to expensive....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,170
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

For salt I use Ande Clear, 4 feet of 30 lb and 2 ft Ande of 25 with small Bimini Loop ( just fun to make them, not really needed ) and my tippet is 20 lb trik fish.

I don't use floro, don't see...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,624
Posted By Bonefishdick
Re: New Knot - Give this a try

I think the best and easiest knot out there is the Davy knot for trout and really small flies. Works just as well on big flies also.
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