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  1. Fish Charges Downriver, Should I Break It Off?

    Another thread reply that got pretty in depth and I thought worth saving here

    My streamer rigs are stepped down in tolerance from a 50 pound double loop at the tip of the fly line to the 12 pound tippet. Various connections are 25 or 35 pound so if a fish breaks off it is the tippet that goes. That heavy braided loop at the tip of my lines is more about protecting my welded loop line than the break strength. All of my backings are 30 pound strength and I make sure I have good knots ...
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  2. Blind Casting

    I hear and read about this term a lot, at least on many of my home waters of Texas interest group's sites. Blind Casting, "were you sight fishing or blind casting?" is usually how the question goes after an outing when people discuss the details of the trip. Here in coastal Texas, many will only fly fish the inshore and nearshore salt and brackish waters if the conditions merit casting to sighted fish, period, end of story. Anything that deviates from that is labeled "blind casting" ...
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