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by WJC
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Using unfamiliar tackle
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Using unfamiliar tackle

My buddy was down here after moving north to Georgia and fishing with my gear. Here’s a short video that you might get a chuckle out of. I pack all my reels to the gills with backing, leaving very little room for the fly line. The audio is not that good, but my buddy’s comment right after I start la...
by WJC
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tarpon Leader - Gary's FP
Replies: 19
Views: 11613

Tarpon Leader - Gary's FP

What are the advantages you get with such strong leaders? In addition to protection from abrasion vs an 11 ½” bite tippet, the guy leadering the fish has a huge advantage with 60# over a guy using 20#. I don't see why a tarpon would die after one and a half hour of fight, if Billy fought them for 8...
by WJC
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tarpon Leader - Gary's FP
Replies: 19
Views: 11613

Tarpon Leader - Gary's FP

If you stop a fish from running, and I men stop it dead in its tracks, then after a few attempts they quit. Absolutely! And tarpon are no different from other fish except for that fact that they will gulp air and get a supercharge about 40 seconds after they do it. That is one of the reasons I like...
by WJC
Mon May 28, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?

I sure will Graeme.
by WJC
Sun May 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?

Thank you, Graeme. Super!

I'm going to order two on Tuesday if they have any in stock - everything is closed Monday. My buddy will take one of them when he gets back here for the next good set of tides.

Cheers,
by WJC
Sun May 27, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?

Thanks, Graeme - I appreciate it. If you would do it at the start of the backing, that would be even greater. :D

Cheers,
Jim
by WJC
Sat May 26, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?

Thanks SMS. I would guess the 9550 probably has about the same. I sent them an email and will hopefully hear back on Tuesday. With the loss of an NV 11-12 two days ago by a friend of a friend, I'm now down to 2 tarpon reels and would like to get a Mako - then find a used replacement eventually for t...
by WJC
Sat May 26, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lifting power of a fly rod
Replies: 123
Views: 45125

Lifting power of a fly rod

Jim, I don't think it is about the design. If the diameter would be bigger, it would be stiffer -> even worse for fish fighting. Basically, you would want the rod to be shortest possible but not breaking when lifting the fish. I pulled a 130cm+ BFT up with ease with my new rod. Same size fish with ...
by WJC
Sat May 26, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?
Replies: 10
Views: 3895

Mako 9550 - Max drag rating?

Does anyone know the max drag rating for the Mako 9550? I read a thread a long time ago where someone "tweaked" his Mako to increase the maximum drag setting. I think it was SMS but I can't remember.

Thanks,
JIm
by WJC
Sat May 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Lifting power of a fly rod
Replies: 123
Views: 45125

Lifting power of a fly rod

I don't think the 4 piece rods have near the lifting power of the old 2 piece rods because the manufacturers put the female ferrule on the second section and not the butt section. So on the xi3 12 weight, for instance, the top of the butt section just below the second section ferrule is a smaller di...

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