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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:35 pm

For our test we were pulling the hook around a screwdriver. This is probably not the most realistic test but would be a good way of making comparisons. I hope you are wearing eye protection!!!!

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Post by piffilus » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:52 pm

Ooops! I didn't think of wearing eye protection. I will from now on. Thanks Paul! I tied a perfection loop that I put on the door handle and tied the hook with a clinch knot with a long tag that I could hold so it wouldn't fly away when it broke/straightened and the hook of the scale in the hook gap and pulled until failure.

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:43 pm

I'll test a few more when I'm in Tassie using your method to see if I get the same results!! It sounds like it should be the same.

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#14

Post by Fla » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:08 pm

Hey Paul and Pfiffen,

How did the Kamasan hooks do? Where the light enough for dries?

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:04 pm

This went on a back burner for me. I haven't seen Gourami eating small stuff since then.

Bought some new braid today. The braid you sent me I find a little soft. I think it needs to be waxed, but I'm not 100% sure what the differences are yet. The best I found was that Xzoga stuff, but it's not available up here and the company don't answer any emails.

The new stuff is the Tomman brand. It's 15lbs and .15mm (on the packet). And it's black. The Tomman brand seems to be pretty good here.

I also bought some in white - mostly because I've never tried white. 20lbs, .22mm and "fast sinking".

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Post by piffilus » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:22 pm

Hi Flavio. Yes, I think they floated alright, though I only had two of my own yellow deer/foam flies and the best one came off on my first cast due to a bad knot/cast. The one that you made for me was the one I caught my gourami on though! I am going to make more of those and also some other patterns, termite and I will try to make a firefly for late night fishing and see how that goes.

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm

I’m looking forward to watching that :D
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#18

Post by piffilus » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Hahaha, at the three minutes of dusk may be more true...

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:08 am

On Taupo - I don’t know if they still are, but when I was fishing there a few decades ago lumi-flies were very popular. I would see anglers charge them up with flash guns in their pockets.

There was something quite mesmerising about watching a lumi fly travel backwards and forwards on a moonless night.

I think we have glow flies, glow beetles and glow worms here :D

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Post by piffilus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:44 am

What we call fireflies are actually beetles. The glow worm are in the same family and if I recall correctly, most females are wingless. I just think it would be fun to try it. It's quite hard to emulate the blinking though.

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