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by Viking Lars
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Lanyard segmented neck foam
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Lanyard segmented neck foam

I've no idea what you're talking about :-). Can you post a picture?

Lars
by Viking Lars
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Best flurocarbon to mono knot?
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Best flurocarbon to mono knot?

First of all - fluorocarbon is *also* a monofilament, it's just fc instead of nylon, which is what most people refer to as "mono". Next - I very rarely use fc, and when I do it's almost always for the entire leader. On the rare occasions I do knot fc to nylon, I generally use a 2-3 turns Surgeon's K...
by Viking Lars
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Walkie Talkies
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Walkie Talkies

The walkie-talkies look nice and the satelite-option sounds quite amazing. You must send me one so we can have a chat rather than a type on WhatsApp :-). I can see wattage is a problem with land in between. I don't even know the wattage of mine, but I've had them communicate just fine over 1,5km dis...
by Viking Lars
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Walkie Talkies
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Walkie Talkies

I once bought a couple of small radios (cheap ones - 30 quid, I think) which we often use when we're in the floattubes/pontoon boats/kayaks on the coast. We often drift far apart and if one comes into fish, it's an easy way to get hold of each other rather than having to dig out a phone on both ends...
by Viking Lars
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2588

Re: Casting extremely soft rods - what changes?

I've found that when casting softer rods, a significant "follow-through" or "follow-forward" helps negotiate the bigger counter flex. Otherwise I pretty much agree with Lasse on the differences between casting "long" and "short" rods. Man - I remember that Avanta well. I also remember winning a comp...
by Viking Lars
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?

I've built several rods in the past 25 years, and I was never very good at it, but they worked just as well as the factory versions. If you want top quality hardware you're not going to save a whole lot. Buying top quality rings (which you should), thread, epoxy, cork (good cork is ridiculously expe...
by Viking Lars
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Fly lines cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Fly lines cracking

I find it varies and I agree with Graeme! However I find that cleaning (with a cloth and water) and the use of a lubricant (Shoot *is* very good) greatly increases the life of a flyline, even one used on grass. I run my lines through a wet rag every time I come off the grass and apply lubricant just...
by Viking Lars
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies

Well, I won't say it enhances anything, but is does go transparent unless you really pile it on.

Have fun - it's definitely worth having a roll of mono thread, I think.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Mono tying thread on saltwater flies

There are several alternatives to Larva Lace's mono thread. UNI has one I've used for many, many years and Veevus also has a mono thread, which is also good. I don't like tying with mono, but it has the great advantage that it disappears when covered with epoxy/UV-resin.

Lars
by Viking Lars
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Suggested method for measuring lines
Replies: 19
Views: 1596

Re: Suggested method for measuring lines

It's borderline insane to say it, but I can't wait :-).

L

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