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Forum: The Fly Cast Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By wjc
Re: Short Casts with Fast Rods

Here's a short video of Steve Rajeff short casting for accuracy at the world championships in Europe. He doesn't always win distance, but he is usually so far ahead of second place in accuracy it...
Forum: The Fly Cast Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By wjc
Re: Short Casts with Fast Rods

Short cast, short stroke; long cast, long stroke.

Short cast, short pause; long cast, long pause.

If you don't want high line speed, don't accelerate so much during the stroke whether long or...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By wjc
Re: Need info on South Florida, Florida Keys for late December early January

I hadn't realized your dates weren't fixed. FQ 13 is right on.

I would come between the second week in May and the second week in June. That will be peak tarpon tlime with the best chance for...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-27-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By wjc
Re: Need info on South Florida, Florida Keys for late December early January

Send me a PM before you leave with the dates you'll be here.

It a cold snap should push through, sometimes the sailfish action can be pretty good, and reachable from a skiff, or better yet a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By wjc
Re: Personal best Small Mouth, 23"

Nice bass! What did it take?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By wjc
Re: Calming "green" saltwater fish for de-hooking

James that's interesting about laying them on their sides with eyes covered.

I've taken numerous pictures of my buddy Wayne with permit, just caught, that he lays on the sidewall cap while he...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-22-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By wjc
Calming "green" saltwater fish for de-hooking

I just ran across a video by accident that’s pretty interesting, and the first time I’ve seen biologists talk about it. I don’t remember how long ago I learned that it’s easy to calm most relatively...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By wjc
Re: Beginner here - Advice welcome

Eagle,

Thanks for putting down your location. If you have the patience to hunt with a bow, you'll take right to fly fishing, especially since you are already an angler. And if you take a couple...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By wjc
Re: Explanation of "good tracking" rod ?

Thanks, Silver.

That's kind of what I presumed, though, at least prior to all the hype about it, I don't believe anyone paid any attention to it, either in international casting competitions or...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By wjc
Re: Measuring casting distance

Rich,

I played golf last month with my bro-in-law. Last time was three years ago, also with him.

After the second hole, I was intentionally trying to drive just off the fairway into the rough a...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By wjc
Explanation of "good tracking" rod ?

I keep reading things like these:


It’s not just the Anderson shootouts saying that, it’s a lot of people and manufacturers. So what I don’t follow is how a rod is going to track different from...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 727
Posted By wjc
Re: Beginner here - Advice welcome

Very cool boat, Eagle! Sounds like you are a cabinetmaker by trade.

Do you already have much experience fishing with spin or baitcasting gear? Or are you coming at it from the other direction -...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By wjc
Re: Up lining or Down lining a fly rod

Good points, John. That's the reason why I bring my own reel with the line I intend to use when test casting new rods.
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-17-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By wjc
Re: Twisting and tangling the leader

This thread reminds me of how a curse can sometimes be a blessing. I happened to be in the Rangeley Lakes region of Maine building a sugar house for my folks who lived on a pond in the area.

A...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 491
Posted By wjc
Re: Advice on a new bass outfit.

Steve,

It depends on the flies/poppers you are planning to throw and how far. Both have increased for me over the years for several reasons.

One is that I don't like being pestered by small...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-13-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,196
Posted By wjc
Re: Up lining or Down lining a fly rod

Threads are never finished, unless there is a catostrophic server crash and they all vanish or unless they turn acrimonious and Ard or Larry sends them to lockup. So don't worry about reviving old...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,879
Posted By wjc
Re: Animas river poisoned

Odie,

Yes, that letter to the editor about the EPA was published « » Local News (http://www.silvertonstandard.com/news.php?id=847)

I think if the EPA were to address issues that many in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,879
Posted By wjc
Re: Animas river poisoned

Maybe you should re-read the article.
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,879
Posted By wjc
Re: Animas river poisoned

Odie,

I’m not going to argue with you about what “interstate commerce” means, “regulate” means or “clean up means” or how agency “rules” differ from “laws” or when “laws” are even legally...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,879
Posted By wjc
Re: Animas "Could" be dead for Decades

I disagree. It is the private sector, specifically the residents of the Counties in Colorado involved at the time, who bear the responsibility. They and we ARE the government.

The federal govt....
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,879
Posted By wjc
Re: Animas "Could" be dead for Decades

The Animas spill has made the Drudge report and will be picked up everywhere.

What is unfolding is the most primitive form of the Hegelian Dialectic used by government for centuries and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By wjc
Re: Computer question

Wolf, you gotta get tough buddy. Here's the Florida Registered Agent for Office Depot. It is the corporate legal representative for the State of Florida.

Corporate Creations International Inc....
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 866
Posted By wjc
Re: when should you use the reel to fight a fish

I think the answer is simply "when getting them on the reel is going to be easier on you than not getting them on the reel."

About the only time I have to make a decision like that is when bass...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-04-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By wjc
Re: Bass Fly Line Help

I use primarily floating lines too for most everything. But here's a technique that I just started using a few years ago that you might want to give a try sometime, Big Jim. .

I wanted a fly to...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-02-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By wjc
Re: Four of a kind

Nice jack! That'll put a good bend in any rod.
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