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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By TnTom
Re: Breaking off at the knot

Tied some blood knots and its simple enough. Knot sure how I came into using the double surgeons to tie on the tippet. After yesterday I'll stick to the blood knot and heavier leader.
Thanks for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By TnTom
Breaking off at the knot

I lost 3 really big Greenies yesterday and can only blame myself. It has to be at my knot, leader and tippet (surgeons knot). All three broke off at the knot. Threw my woolly bugger into the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,938
Posted By TnTom
Re: Finding A Big Brown Trout

Great post, great info.

TnTom
Forum: Fly Reels 04-13-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,224
Posted By TnTom
Re: automatic fly reel

That's something I'd would have never considered. Thanks for the alert. I don't imagine it will get a lot of use but it would be fun to fish it a little and then retire it. Its very nicely made and...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-13-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,224
Posted By TnTom
Re: automatic fly reel

I think that it would be great for getting that streamer scooting along.

I've read some other threads saying its all but useless but after thinking about it a bit it could be a lot of fun.

Got...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-12-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,224
Posted By TnTom
automatic fly reel

ran across an old Wards automatic in a tackle box I picked up at a junk ship. Works great in in good shape.
I don't understand how it might have any advantage or what kind of fishing it would apply...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By TnTom
Re: Florocarbon ? Why or what is it

that sure covers anything and everything about it that I could have ever want ed to know.

I'm fishing an area that gets quite a bit of pressure and thought it might make a difference, the low...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-09-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By TnTom
Florocarbon ? Why or what is it

Came across a spool of PLine digging around in one of my tackle boxes looking for something to use as tippet and came across some 8# I had used on one of my spinning reels. Too big for what I was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,629
Posted By TnTom
Re: Drift Boat Forums

i'd say calling the Mokai a kayak is stretching it a little. The one I saw in the water went by pretty fast and I was trying to figure out what it was. Watching the video could almost make a believer...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,629
Posted By TnTom
Re: Drift Boat Forums

I'd almost rule out a kayak, I couldn't sit like that if I had to and then to try and stand from a position like in a kayak, wouldn't happen. That's part of the issue I have with canoe. I can stand...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,629
Posted By TnTom
Re: Drift Boat Forums

Thanks,
I most often fish alone.

Can a drift boat be handled and fished from comforably without a second person? I seem to think I see more with two persons in the boat than one. Most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,629
Posted By TnTom
Drift Boat Forums

Trying to learn about drift boats. Can anyone pointg me to a forum on the subject.
I have an 18' square stern Grumman canoe that I have had for years and over time my body just cant stand the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-18-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By TnTom
Re: Drifting Midges - Tippit Size

Iv'e recently see the 4/by and the 3/by and it does seem to be a good guide line to get it going.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By TnTom
Re: Knotted Leader - Knotless Leader

I think I got a good understanding of what has to take place and how to get it done, and have printed it all out for my notebook of great stuff to have at my finger tips. (my over 60 memory...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By TnTom
Re: Knotted Leader - Knotless Leader

Just finished looking at the formulas you referenced.

Ive done a lot of excel spreadsheets and he has really put together a sweet one. I'd say Mr. Schweitzer has one hell of a handle on fly...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By TnTom
Re: Knotted Leader - Knotless Leader

You were typing about the time I was reading and typing.

I really do appreciate the instruction. Ive read Joni's stuff about building the furled and the pattern for the jig. I'm sure I'll try it....
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2009, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By TnTom
Leader Length ???

Simple enough..I appreciate that bit of info.

On a similar subject that being the overall length. I just read an article that emphasized that the minimum length of the leader should be 1 1/2 times...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,832
Posted By TnTom
Knotted Leader - Knotless Leader

Whats the difference and can someone explain the 60-20-20 butt-mid-tippet formula for building a leader?
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By TnTom
Re: Rigging to drift midges

Peregrines,
Good to hear from you. I'm back home in Tn. Finished up in NJ the 16th of January. Was really hoping Id be there thru March but budget stuff da da da. But its sure great to be home.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By TnTom
Re: Rigging to drift midges

With a 9' 5x leader what would be the correct size tippet. What is the rule of thumb for leader X to tippet X
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-11-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By TnTom
Drifting Midges - Tippit Size

In water that is 6-8' deep relatively swift current I have been trying a 9' 5X leader with a weighted Nymph. What would be the correct size tippet (and length) for trailing a midge?
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By TnTom
Re: Rigging to drift midges

All 3 methods make sense.

(My casting skills leave a lot to desire. Its funny because when I make a cast that I really thought went down well I think boy I sure hope someone saw that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By TnTom
Rigging to drift midges

If I use a 9' tapered leader and bend it on the line how can I attach the attractor to the leader above the "tippet end" so I can attach the midget to "tippet end" of the leader.

I would like to...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-05-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By TnTom
Re: Close up Pics of Furled Leader and other ????

Thanks for the feedback. Haven't had a chance to try mine out yet but I think its going to be a nice weekend and I'm heading to the creek and will get to see what they are like.
Forum: Fly Lines 01-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By TnTom
Close up Pics of Furled Leader and other ????

does anyone have some close up pics of a furled leader.

I found a sight that went into excellent detail in building a jig and making the leader. I guess I'm going to take a shot at making one.
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