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    Re: Want to Buy: Fishpond Tippet Gauge

    You break off a leader and want to know what the "X" size is at the break.

    You put a leader away in your vest and forgot to label the "X" size of the tippet.

    You have a commercial leader that...
  2. Re: Beginner...did I put together an ok setup?



    I made an error in my last post. I used .019 as the diameter of 25 lb. Maxima Chameleon. It is 0.020 and it has almost a 40% advantage in density. Small differences in diameter make for large...
  3. Re: Beginner...did I put together an ok setup?

    First of all, Jason, WELCOME TO THE BB!!!

    Now for the bad news.

    I'm sorry to be the one to let you know that Maxima Ultragreen for butts results in poor performing leader.

    I don’t know where...
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    Re: WF vs. Sink Tip for my application

    How about considering Polyleaders and Versileaders to convert a WF line into a sink tip?

    If you buy a sink tip, you have a single line fly line with a certain density and a certain length....
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    Re: Questionable behaviour

    Ahh. I didn't think of that possibility. Thanks for the clarification.
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    Re: Rookie: need help identifying flies!

    I doubt that any of these have specific names.

    #1 and #2 could be an emerger depending on whether the furled body sinks. The parachute hackle being above the body and the hook having kind of a...
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    Re: Questionable behaviour

    That is pretty horrendous behavior. It is not questionable. It is clearly an attempt to mislead the public and defraud the sponsors.
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    Re: Fenwick Aetos or Echo XL 5wt 9ft

    Did you know you can buy an Aetos from Walmart and have it delivered? If you don't like it you can return it to your local Walmart and get your money back.

    I ordered one and figured I could test...
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    ^^^^^ what he said.

    The video in the link below is a good explanation of how to set the knot but it does not show how to use minimal tippet material. The second video shows that if you use only a...
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    If you read the actual article, they tested the Davy Knot and it was a very weak knot. Go down to the "Knot Strength Section", 7th paragraph:

    "We were also surprised to see that the Davy knot,...
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    Re: mono vs fluoro

    Category: more useless information that clogs up my brain......

    Xink is a combination of nonionic surfactants, which destroys the surface tension of water.

    Here is the patent and formula for...
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    Bob,

    Here's a hypothetical question. You hook a fish or a snag and break off.

    If given a choice would you rather have a weaker tippet to fly knot so you lose just the fly and not have to rerig...
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    Here's another Rio knot test this time of tippet to leader knots. Take a look at what they say are breaking strengths.

    At 5 min 15 sec they test the blood knot at 68% breaking strength. At 8 min...
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    Old timer, more power to you.

    However, allow me to point out that the Yellowstone Angler test did use and publish the test on Rio Powerflex tippet which is the Rio nylon mono tippet material.
    ...
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    Re: Question about hopper flies

    Generally, no.

    Only if the pattern states to use a body shaper cutter. Most do not.
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    Re: Clinch or Improved Clinch

    Orvis has also shown that the regular clinch is sometimes stronger than the improved clinch. But as with the video you posted, this not prove that this is a finding that applies to all brands of...
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    Re: Sage Rod Repair Policy and experiences

    A break in the rod tip after many years of fishing is probably due to a previous impact injury from casting a split shot or a bead head nymph. If it is at the ferrule, it is likely from a loose...
  18. Re: Montana Trip Help - Advice and Guide Recommendation - Late July - Bozeman area

    What he said ^^^^.

    BRF is the first shop that I would call and visit. Other fly shops to visit would be Kelly Galloup's Slide Inn and if you are fly tiers and looking for hackle, the Campfire...
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    Re: mono vs fluoro

    https://www.troutcatchers.co.uk/Files/113587/Img/01/Gink-Xink-l-zoom.jpg
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    Re: Rod Ferrules;

    I think you are exactly right.

    Hot air expands and when the air cools, there is a vacuum created in the hollow rod section and this vacuum tends to create a stuck ferrule.

    Buy some canned air,...
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    Re: Rod Ferrules;

    There is the old metal brass ferrules that were on bamboo rods.

    For modern composite rods there are mainly two types. The most common is the tip over butt ferrule "invented" by Jim Green when he...
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    Re: Carping a little on the LA river

    I found this article today. They are eating the carp!

    Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River - Los Angeles Times
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    Re: Rod Ferrules;

    Oval casting stroke tend to loosen ferrules.

    I find that when the ferrules start to loosen, there will be a change in how the rod casts. It is hard to describe but the rod feels less precise. It...
  24. Re: Thailand as a Fly Fishing destination

    Nice fish. You're a fortunate world traveler to be able to sample the fly fishing in Thailand.

    Thanks for the post.

    As Oliver says, "Please sir, I want some more."

    YouTube
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    Re: Beginner Tying Tools

    This needs to be a sticky at the top of the Fly Tying Section.
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