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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    Nice job Kelkay...

    Dan

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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    I've never tied poppers...yours are absolutely awsome!great great job!

  3. #13

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    Thanks guys I appreciate that.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    You can also put a 90 degree bend in a piece of mono, tie it in with the angle toward the hook eye, then bend another 90 in so it passes under the hook point. Weed guards made this way will travel in a fly box without the guard getting bent away from the hook. If it does get misaligned, it's easy to put back in place.

  5. #15

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    I am trying to envision that. Do you have pictures?
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    Quote Originally Posted by JoJer View Post
    You can also put a 90 degree bend in a piece of mono, tie it in with the angle toward the hook eye,.
    Is this a loop that hooks on the barb?

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    Hi Everyone,

    I have not tried it but I think a good idea is to use wire as a weed guard. They material is tougher and it is simpler to make. Lefty recommends stainless steel trolling wire. You can preform it and just tie it in at the head. He uses #5 trolling wire for flies from size 6 to 1/0. Size #7 for larger flies.

    You can form it in several ways like just straight down and angled back a bit with the a bend in the tip back towards the hook tip. You can use two or you can make a continuous one that is a loop. You can place a loop over the barb. Just use your imagination.

    Frank

  8. #18

    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    Trolling wire? I guess I have never seen that. I have looked before, but heard most people like mono for poppers. I have just started making any kind of weed guard, so it is all new to me.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    I've used the wire guards
    They work great, but they're 'pointy'
    I impaled myself good one time, that was enough for me.
    Your mileage may vary
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

  10. #20

    Default Re: Mono weed guards

    Oh my that doesn't sound fun. I was sharpening a treble hook once, and embedded it in my finger all the way to the shank...it was not fun either. If I use these, I will have to remember to be very careful!
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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