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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2013, 09:48 PM
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Posted By sunkfly
Re: Setting the hook for steelhead vs trout?

I swing flies for pretty large browns. My hookup rate has gone 'way up over the last few years as I have, finally, learned to let the fish pull out a loop of line before I set.

However, if I still...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-02-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By sunkfly
Re: wood grip

Nice fish! I can see how a particular wood grip might fail with one of those, or how a light and strongly bent blank might fail near the grip with one of those fish attached. So far, though I've...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-02-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By sunkfly
Re: wood grip

My wood grips have not been 'slippery' in use, even with wet hands. My grip feels secure.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By sunkfly
Re: wood grip

Thanks for the welcome.

Yes, the maple grips I made were put on smaller trout rods. And the wood was chosen to likely be resistant to cracking in the first place. I've seen burl woods, for...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By sunkfly
Re: wood grip

I've made several grips out of curly maple for single handed rods, and have had no problems with them at all. I was concerned that when the finished rod was bent, the area right in front of the grip...
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