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by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heavier guides and effect on rod action
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Heavier guides and effect on rod action

I measured all the guides but can't find the data now. I think the weight of the recoils was 0.05 g, the torzites 0.12 g, the H&H tip top 0.27 g, but I am not sure if I remember correctly. I didn't expect a noticeable difference in action from the guide weight difference, but it's quite apparent. I ...
by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Hi Some additional thoughts from my side regarding the snakehead shot: - Don’t practice casting at targets but in front of them (1-3 feet). I like to use floating leaves or other stuff as imaginary fish and decide where they are facing during the backcast – not before, as real fish sometimes turn af...
by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heavier guides and effect on rod action
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Heavier guides and effect on rod action

Hi Bart I built up two HT4s, one with original recoils, one with small (size 5 or 5.5) torzites. I saved some weight on both by replacing the standard sleeve tip guide with a just another running guide. The difference in action was remarkable, much more than I expected, and I wouldn't use torzites o...
by Fla
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Landing nets for flats fishing

The thing with the slime is what one often hears/reads for a reason not to use a net. I would only use a net in order to be more fish friendly. I am thinking about a rubber mesh wading net (trout competition style). I guess it's a trade off between shorter fight/reduced stress and damaging the slime...
by Fla
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Landing nets for flats fishing

Hi all

Whats your opinion about landing nets for flats/bonefish fishing? Is anyone around that is using a net?

Cheers, Flavio
by Fla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

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Cheers,
Flavio
by Fla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

I was quite busy in the last few days. My tying preparations got interrupted by a 7wt rod build and a casting course with Bernd Ziesche. Still managed to tie a few more clousers (some with EP fibers), Gotchas and some streamers....
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by Fla
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

Wow, what a shark James! How heavy was this fish? And how much line did it take? Must have been a long fight? Thanks for showing the tarpon fly, Willy. Too bad that the hooks broke. I don't expect to see any tarpon on this trip. Hope I will get the opportunity to fish for them someday :) Hi Pete, I ...
by Fla
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

Hi James I tied some clousers in the meantime, on size 1/0 hooks. Will tie some smaller ones next. clousers.jpg I plan to tie some hollow-style bucktail streamers for sharks, like this one (my go to pike pattern) but on a stronger hook. What do you think about the size? I like the pike streamers rat...
by Fla
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Bernd's FP - Fly Fishing For Zander Line Set Up
Replies: 21
Views: 2047

Bernd's FP - Fly Fishing For Zander Line Set Up

Hi Bernd

Thanks for the additional explanations!

Cheers
Flavio

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