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  1. Re: Mid section of taper to first section of tippet material, what knot?

    I like a blood knot, maybe 5 or 6 turns. I put a little saliva on the knot as I cinch it up just to help it not get in a bind or burned and deform the material. The blood knot is slim and symmetrical...
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    Re: last night was on fire

    Nice! Sounds like fun. I love deer hair divers for Largemouth bass. One idea to help with hook ups is to remove a little of the hair on a diver or two, Id cut or shave off with a razor, so that the...
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    Re: Etiquette for correcting bad behaviour

    Outright no doubt about it fish and game violations and there is cell service, I have discreetly called the game warden. There's a hotline in my state and Texas Parks and Wildlife encourages folks to...
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    Re: Dumb question regarding reel size

    Any 7/8 weight reel will take an 8 weight line plus a lot of backing.

    Not all fly line takes up the same room nor is all backing is the same, though. 20# Dacron takes up more room than 35# gel...
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    Re: Questionable behaviour

    To post # 29's point, she is being efficient by getting all of those sponsors exposure in one brief photo shoot, if that is how it really went down. The bass look wet and fresh enough in each photo...
  6. Re: Good Article: Brainstorming on the "Pro Deal" Conundrum

    Sounds like a good system for the gear maker/marketing concern, at least from what I get out of the article. The maker gets to get a lot of people engaged and presumably touting their products dealt...
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    Re: Questionable behaviour

    Interesting, definitely the same bass. Also, the fly line is completely on the reel in each photo, there’s no fly anywhere to be seen, and the carpet is dry. Boxes on deck don’t vary in position...
  8. Thread: Carp rods

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    Re: Carp rods

    Danny, houstonflyfishing on Instagram, is a carp, among other fish, guide here. I see him with an 8 weight Sage X in a lot of his carp posts. Looks like he gets a variety of carp. I believe black is...
  9. Re: A reliable, tough saltwater reel for under $200? Is that possible?

    What's the Allen Kraken run these days? $220-230? I've got one and it seems great, but I haven't had it a long time or really tested it on a lot of fish yet. I've got the Nautilus X XL Max. I...
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    Re: My Rant -- Fly Tying Videos

    Videos, at least for me, even bad ones, are far better than books for really getting just how a material is being handled on the fly. That might be just how I learn, though, because I can fix...
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    Re: 11 Must

    I wonder how often the factory loop is the weakest link in the whole set up?

    One thing is for sure, if the fish is big enough and strong enough and fast enough and the fisherman doesn't react,...
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    Re: My Rant -- Fly Tying Videos

    I almost always mute the audio as to avoid any commentary or distracting music and fast forward through much of it. I don’t care about watching the hook being put in the vise or how he or she whip...
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    Re: Beginner Tying Tools

    Nice list.

    The thin double edge razors are really nice for trimming and shaping spun and packed deer body and belly hair. Razors melt through deer hair much faster and smoother than scissors....
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    Re: mono vs fluoro

    I like fluorocarbon, but I’m not fishing thin tippets very often. Nylon has better knot strength and handles being stretched to near the breaking point repeatedly better than fluorocarbon.
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    Re: mono vs fluoro

    Pretty much. I think real light fluorocarbon can be made to float on the surface tension. Nylon mono might very slowly sink if allowed to with a specific gravity of around 1.14. Fluorocarbon has a...
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    Re: Fly fishing... a young persons hobby/sport?

    There is a growing body of young people here in Texas that fly fish various local or semi-local fresh and saltwater locations. Many, maybe almost all, have Youtube channels and a social media...
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    Re: Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt.

    The largest seaweed bloom ever detected spanned the Atlantic in 2018 | Science News

    Trying once more, different link.
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    Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt.

    Link messed up
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    Re: Are there bears there?

    No grizzly in New Mexico for decades. Most black bears are cowards.

    Here’s a link to bear density in New Mexico. Somewhere around 20 bears per 100 km2 or about 20 bears per 39 square miles. Call...
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    Re: Fishfinder worth it ?

    I think a lot of the kayakers that fish in my area use them, but most of those aren’t using fly tackle. From what I can piece together, there’s an art to using them. The only experience I have with...
  21. Re: Where to find forecast tides information for different city?

    Google Maps

    Looks like an inland spot on the west side of Tokyo.
    Tides and solunar charts for fishing in Tokyo in 2019

    You can change the month on the settings. Several places near and around...
  22. Re: Where to find forecast tides information for different city?

    TIDES4FISHING | Tides times, tide table & solunar charts for fishing

    This should do it.

    For observed water levels as they are compared to predicted water levels, try the link below.
    Station...
  23. Thread: Rod-wt

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    Re: Rod-wt

    Some of the flies used for Musky and some of the saltwater fish like adult Tarpon are pretty massive and too big to cast well or far with an 8 weight.

    The big reels with lots of line capacity fit...
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    Re: Tying Saltwater flies

    Texas Saltwater Classics: Fly Patterns for the Texas Coast Spiral-bound – January 1, 2004
    by Greg Berlocher Lefty Kreh (Foreword) (Author)

    The above book is available on Amazon. There’s probably...
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    Re: Braided line as backing

    I use the conventional tackle slick 8 strand braids for backing, sufix or power pro. I can find them on the discount sites for very little $. They are very thin and I can put a ton of 40# on a reel...
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