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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By ratchet
Re: Fluorocarbon Knot Problem

A while back I had a similar problem with my double surgeon's loop knot breaking when I tried to strip strike bonefish. I was using 1x fluorocarbon tippet and was puzzled because not every knot...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By ratchet
Re: Echo Fly Rod Warranty

jplee3,

Rewrapping the damged guide is not hard at all. Depending on how much Echo wants to replace the guide and if they even will do it for you, with mailing charges and other fees, you might...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-09-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,281
Posted By ratchet
Re: What brand leader material do you use to build leaders?

Mason hard leader material works for me. I like it because it is stiff and durable, but difficult to tie blood knots to join sections of different thicknesses. I keep it simple for bonefish, 25 /...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-09-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By ratchet
Re: Bonefish hooks

Mustad S71SZ in z-metal is what I use. But heavy drag pressure and shallow hook penetration will bend any hook open no matter how big (or small) the bonefish. Another reason I like the S71 is the...
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