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by Jonathan
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Too wide a casting arc...
Replies: 53
Views: 1732

Re: Too wide a casting arc...

I only ever remember seeing them swim anti-clockwise. But I’m sure there is more to it than that. Cheers, Paul That is interesting Paul - my reaction on reading this is that (although I had never really thought of it) this is not the case - generally (maybe always?) the bait balls we see swim clock...
by Jonathan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Sexyloops Mothership
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: The Sexyloops Mothership

Paul I believe that is a copy of my old boat, that you and Beerie slept on many years ago when staying with us on Gold Coast. Even the length is similar.
Of course the artists impression makes it look far more luxurious.
Jon
by Jonathan
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: What are you thinking when you false cast?
Replies: 12
Views: 1276

Re: What are you thinking when you false cast?

I now believe that the buoyant flies sit at the roof of the mouth, and when they open their mouths that can pop out. So I’m going to tie a hook up there too! Interesting! Have you thought about brazing two hooks together before tying the fly, I.E. your normal hook (in the vice) and then attaching a...
by Jonathan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

I very seldom use gloves particularly for the purpose Paul, although I do generally fish in gloves (at my age skin cancer is a concern). For smaller fish (most of what I catch) such as bonefish I use a Moana Kofe hook release which I first saw (and purchased from the late Moana) on Kiritimati some y...
by Jonathan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

There are more studies as a quick google will show (not my field of expertise). Some relate only to a relatively short period (and deal in part with predator fatality after release - which was removed from the equation in Yeeting's study), but some are more similar. https://www3.carleton.ca/fecpl/pd...
by Jonathan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Another question I would have would be how how were the fish handled that were tagged without handling? "4 Caught with fly rod, handled with plastic protection and tagged" says the presentation. Your bare hands appear to do much of the damage. Many years ago (when I was still fishing on the dark s...
by Jonathan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 3964

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

An interesting study on bonefish that Jono S posted quite some years ago. It did involve tagging, but not handling fish at all comes out very well by comparison. http://www.jonoshales.com/fishing/Yeeting%20Bonefish%202006.pdf Looking where the netted area was in the pictures (next to GT food court c...
by Jonathan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Knapek Hooks
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Knapek Hooks

Hi Morsie I have used these for most of my trout flies for some years - no barb, as Martyn notes, so great for competition (although I am hesitant to admit on this forum that I participate in this particular aspect of fly fishing :D ). A rather unusual profile visually, but in my experience all func...
by Jonathan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Landing nets for flats fishing

For bones I only use the Moana Kofe hook release and almost without exception you need not touch the fish. Works for other species also of course.
https://tforods.ca/products/moana-kofe- ... freshwater
Jon
by Jonathan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Balanced Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Balanced Flies

Lou I have used balanced flies of a type (not sure if this is how you are doing it). Phil Rowley has had a balanced leaches topic on YouTube for some years and coincidentally the video "Weighty matters" very recently posted on YouTube also included balanced nymphs. I do test almost all my flies, wha...

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