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by Nick
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Permit - me too
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: Permit - me too

Permit are indeed crazy. Spooky as hell, and yet quite often perfectly happy to snap up a tiny crab fly that lands out of nowhere a foot in front of their face. I have been much more successful with that tactic than with standard permit ideas. Taught to me by an old Mexican bonefish guide. “Hit him ...
by Nick
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Freezing air liquid water fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Freezing air liquid water fishing

This stuff
https://loonoutdoors.com/products/stanl ... -off-paste
Works for keeping ice off your guides. Having a clean fly line is also important, otherwise it will stick to the frozen guides.

These days I just go skiing when it’s that cold though!
by Nick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Strip strike or trout set
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: Strip strike or trout set

Lasse, you're right. What I meant to say was that the fish gets off the hook. It's not often that the line breaks because of a strike or a fisk. However, it has happened. When the line breaks it's nearly always in the perfection loop. I use a 9' tapered nylon leader with a perfection loop in the en...
by Nick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Pressure and sight fishing shots
Replies: 8
Views: 882

Re: Pressure and sight fishing shots

Competitive archery does have some similarities to fly fishing. Mostly in the mental side of course. Visualization techniques and mental practice are useful. Spend a lot of time going through the process in detail in your mind visualizing yourself getting it right. Proper practice is also important....
by Nick
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Strip strike or trout set
Replies: 12
Views: 1653

Re: Strip strike or trout set

I agree with the above. If you are breaking off 0x tippet on Danish sea trout, you either have bad line or bad knots or you have found some exceptional fish! I believe in strip setting for everything except dry fly trout on light tippet. Certainly for sea trout it’s the way to go. When you find the ...
by Nick
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bob Church
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Bob Church

I’m sure you will find some interesting things in it, but it will be very dated by now - I think it was first published in 1978! When I first read it, as a kid, I was just starting to fly fish. My dad had done some fly fishing 20 or so years before, but mostly in rivers. Fishing reservoirs for stock...
by Nick
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bob Church
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Bob Church

RIP.

After my dad and I read his book “reservoir trout fishing”, probably around 1982, we totally changed the way we fished our local lakes - and started catching a lot more fish!
by Nick
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly Rod Guides
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

Re: Fly Rod Guides

I have built my HT4 with REC SF guides (thin wire single foot guides), and it's the only one of my rods to have "fly rod guides" installed. I fished with it yesterday and was reminded once again why I dislike wire as a guide material. Shooting line was awful - like the line was dirty. Maybe it real...
by Nick
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Bernd's spinning fly
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: Bernd's spinning fly

Looks like a Devon minnow. (http://www.fishingmuseum.org.uk/angels.html). I caught plenty of fish on those when I was a kid, though I haven’t used one in decades.

As for whether it’s a lure or a fly, I don’t care. If it works I’d use it.
by Nick
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Weedless Frog
Replies: 20
Views: 2857

Re: Weedless Frog

I assume that you have tried something like this?
https://www.flytyingforum.com/uploads/i ... 2a1384.jpg

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