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Fish Charges Downriver, Should I Break It Off?

Posted 10-16-2017 at 10:43 PM by Ard

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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Dedicated Streamer Rods?

Posted 10-14-2017 at 09:41 PM by Ard

This is another copy from a post I made to a thread. The topic was in regard to buying a new streamer rod. I've been sorta quiet for almost a year when it comes to offering an opinion but I started writing and just kinda kept at it for a while. If you didn't stumble across this on the forums maybe you'll find it interesting, or maybe not

Comments welcomed of course............here's what I said.

Although I've seen several threads dealing with this same question over...
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Another Year winding down;

Posted 10-13-2017 at 11:28 PM by Ard
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Although this may go down as the single worst fishing season I've experienced since I was just a boy using a hand line in Pennsylvania's West Branch of the Susquehanna River there's always reason for hope.

Yesterday I had planned to take my boat and drive 80 miles to launch into a river I haven't fished for 4 years. Fall fishing in this particular river is generally quite good but as I started rolling out the drive I had second thoughts. Generally good carries with it a certain cavet,...
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A Bit of Redundancy;

Posted 09-28-2017 at 03:01 PM by Ard
Updated 10-16-2017 at 01:47 AM by Ard

This info is also posted to the Spey fishing sub forums here but why not go for blanket coverage, thread posts can quickly be buried unless there is a recent reply so...........

I made these last night, they are my take on the Dee Monkey Fly on tube. They are relatively simple but have proven to be worth having and having more than two. I'll make 8 more so that if I were to God forbid, lose one or two I won't be left with no Monkey with which to spank the fish :

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Excerpts from Communications........... .....

Posted 09-27-2017 at 01:50 PM by Ard

Sometimes I reach out to folks who have ask questions either through the PM system or on threads. Often the writings that are produced are long and if one uses their imagination they might contain some substance. Recently I sent a few to a member who ask about whether I had actually caught lake Run Chinook salmon on flies. I did my best to recollect as accurately as possible my own experiences with fishing for land locked salmons. maybe what was said will interest you too........

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