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by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 18
Views: 328

Re: Maintaining line tension

One additional thing I try to maintain is the 180 degree rule on my pick up. This sends my back cast "back & up."
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Maintaining line tension
Replies: 18
Views: 328

Maintaining line tension

Admittedly, this topic is one I thought I understood and took for granted when casting. Untill I noticed while practicing mends, during the forward cast while waiting for the loop to straighten how the rod leg portion of the fly line drops. Not only did the fly line drop but the fly/leader began the...
by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Short strikes

Read your article on "eta" your area received a lot of rain. On the west coast, the storm hit us twice, the second time being the hardest...like you mostly a rain event. Stupid thing hung around for Four days!
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tarpon hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Tarpon hooks

I was advised to use Owner Mosquito Hooks by an experienced fly fishing tarpon fisherman. Not for the strength of the hook, but it was easier for the fisher to determine the end game and straighten the hook. As well as being thinner, it was easier for the hook to set. Theory was to save the tarpon f...
by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Short strikes

Gary
Failed to add Jack's on my list...no short strikes with them.
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Short strikes

Gary
Thanks for the input, excellent input. I'm south Florida...cape coral, north fort myers area. I fish Pine Island area mostly.
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Short strikes

Paul Species...depends where I'm fishing. Along mangroves, Snook, and Red Drum. On the flats, Red Drum, sea trout and Tarpon. Every now and then I get a surprise... mackerel, grouper, etc. I like your definition of my hook set..."from the elbow" Admittedly, it took me time to NOT trout set. I had th...
by Lou Bruno
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Short strikes

Paul
My most recent change is to keep rod tip low, rod in line with line, and to pull (jerk) my rod backwards. Keeping the rod movement in line with the fly line...not sideways.
Saltwater fly fishing is still something that I am learning, including fly design.
Thanks for your input, appreciate it.
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Short strikes

Experiencing "short strikes" when salt water fly fishing, especially with flies that suspend...not so much with weighted flies, likes Clousers. Could it be bad fly design or possibly my retrieve. Anyone else have this problem?
Lou
by Lou Bruno
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Leader Shape
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Leader Shape

So, here is my second attempt to explain a recent discovery with my leader shape. Using a 7.5ft 0X leader, from time to time I noticed my leader had a slight dip, followed by my tippet having an upward trajectory. SEE MY CRUDE DRAWING. Loop Dip.jpg I began to find the cause...thinking this is less t...

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