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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-26-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 37,929
Posted By wjc
Re: Saltwater Fish Photos....Post Here!

This is sort of a moving snapshot of two old farts who love water, fish and fly fishing, and are completely comfortable laughing both at and with each other - and we have plenty of opportunities to...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-23-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,240
Posted By wjc
Re: 12wt reel for Christmas Island

I would like to echo Camelbrass and Dynaflow's thanks for your kind post, S&S - however overstated it was in my case. I know I learn an incredible amount more from the many truly knowledgeable...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By wjc
Re: Fish eating behavior

That, along with the tide in the salt, is the only part of the code that seems to hold true for a lot of species.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-15-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,240
Posted By wjc
Re: 12wt reel for Christmas Island

Here are some reel weights spooled with hollow spectra backing and 12 wt lines rounded to the nearest 1/100th oz

New CCF X2: 12wt 12.44 oz.
Old NV Eleven-Twelve ...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-10-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By wjc
Re: Abel 3N Small Arbor for Bones & Reds?

Everything is an opinion. :D :D

I think the TCX was probably Sage's biggest quality jump in salt rods since the RPLX in 11, 12 and 13 wts. I've got the TCX in 7, 8 and 9wts.

I like all of...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-31-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By wjc
Re: Fanning Island

Thanks for the picturers, HiTide. Beautiful!

That grey fly line in the last bonefish picture is the same color as a SA "Bonefish" line from the late 80's which was a great line. Don't know why...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By wjc
Re: Long Leaders

None of my heavy weight rods came with them. None of my lighter weight rods (except bamboo ones) have them either - anymore. :D

Pliers make short work of them.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By wjc
Re: Tippet failure.

Yes. I have had that happen to me and a friend during the same season with one brand coming from 3 different spools - actually four come to think of it. It was 60 # test from two 35 yd spools and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By wjc
Re: Do some reels just not fit in some reel seats?

I know nothing about building rods, but the tolerances on the reel foot radius spec is ridiculously loose. There is well over a sixteenth inch difference on diameter between the minor and major...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By wjc
Re: Am I breaking my wrist on my back cast? (PIC HEAVY)

I agree with Silver that it is probably drift from the trajectories of both the fly leg and the rod leg in that picture, the distance between them and the fact that they appear to be pretty parallel....
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,199
Posted By wjc
Re: What is "load?"

Well since I didn't read it until after you finished saying it, I can tell you it was 100% relevant. :D

The rod below was built in the 60's along with several other of my bamboo rods. It is a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-22-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By wjc
Re: Casting until exhaustion

Casting until exhaustion: Anyone else have this madness?

Not anymore, but it's not because I have gotten any smarter. I'm just as stupid as always.

What's happened is that my fishing...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-21-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,577
Posted By wjc
Re: Analyze my cast....

OK, I will. Look at your last video.

The best results you had were on the third and 5th forward casts. The reason is that you stopped the rod prior...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-16-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By wjc
Re: Rod help!!!!

Yeah. 4 of my tarpon rods are 2 piece with foregrips. One is a 4 piece that snapped at the butt ferrule on a big mamma the other 4 piece I got for my daughter and keep for her. A friend snapped off...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,199
Posted By wjc
Re: What is "load?"

I agree with the practicality of your thinking, if not the actual physics and agree that the continuous talk about "loading the rod" is counter-productive.

Here is a still of what I would...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-14-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By wjc
Re: Back to the center axis future....

Now those are the kind of pics I like, Trout, for big fish in the salt. Get that weight up higher, and the reel knob further away from the belly at the same time.:D

Freshwater setups just don't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By wjc
Re: Cabelas-Bass Pro merger

Could it possibly be because the CEO of Bass Pro, John Morris, didn't take 600 million dollars of taxpayer money to set up computer storage space for the CIA to keep track of US citizens the way...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-05-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By wjc
Re: Fly line confusion

Good solid advice, Graeme. Fly casting is probably 95% skill and 5% line/rod combination.

Below video of Lasse Karlsson casting a 3 wt line on an Echo 6 1/2' 3wt rod then casting a 12wt Outbound...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By wjc
Re: Advices for GTs on flies

How did you make out Andz?

I've not fished for GT's but I am prejudiced against big eyes on flies that are attached so as to extend into the hook gap (or gape) and against popper bodies that are...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By wjc
Re: Fly boxes for Saltwater Flies

Here's a link to one of those threads from 2 years ago mentioned by Big Jim.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By wjc
Re: Key West with a kayak

It's a bit late now, but for the future, tarpon fishing in the lower keys for the migratory fish usually kicks off later than it does around Islamorada and Key Largo for some reason.

During June,...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-01-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By wjc
Re: Finger on top?


What is a FOT caster? Never mind - I got it.
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By wjc
Re: Stoked to get skunked!

I don't fish that much myself anymore, and get more excited about my friends catching fish than about me catching them.

About the only time I fish myself is with one buddy who's a retired guide...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-28-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By wjc
Re: Collapsing loop


Agreed. And I would give ridliculous odds that the backcast just prior to the collapsed forward cast did not have enough energy to unroll completely in the air behind him.

Here is a quote...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By wjc
Re: A great night with my best girl...

Great post. You gotta love it. Thanks!
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