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by Dave Alexander
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pulling a rabbit out of a... mailbox
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: Pulling a rabbit out of a... mailbox

Well apart from getting a mailbox set up.... small hoops hanging in the air might be a good start. It would help at least with general aim, tightening up the loop, the loops position, etc. Hanging hoops are bit easy set up if you have a tree.
by Dave Alexander
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Pulling a rabbit out of a... mailbox
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: Pulling a rabbit out of a... mailbox

Sounds like a fun event. As I was reading I was thinking a tight loop. As you would want any angular sweep as a fly unfolds with a big loop. Maybe also you would want have to have the top leg of the loop lined up with the bottom floor of the mail box. I wonder if kneeling would help this? Cheers, Dave
by Dave Alexander
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Championships 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: Swedish Championships 2019

There is no such thing as a 9 wt is there? Paul has a rod that says either 5 or 10 above the handle depending on the buyer ;) it really is a 4.... Cheers Lasse Yes of course! That 9 was before the HT was invented. I guess an 8 would be a possibility, with a 5wt MED. So Lasse what rod do you use? It...
by Dave Alexander
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Swedish Championships 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: Swedish Championships 2019

I haven't really been following the fly casting competitions that closely in the last few years, but 140-150 feet is pretty amazing in the trout distance. What are the lines used in the tournament? Do they still use the MED competition to achieve those distances? Is that the "go to" line? Is there a...
by Dave Alexander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Shooting Heads?

but purebreed aestetics like Paul starts talking about spinfishing :D . Hi Lasse, Yeah I was nervous asking in the first place. I was trying to completely avoid referencing the word “skagit” but I couldn’t help my self in the end. A Skagit system is not entirely what I am after anyways, there is a ...
by Dave Alexander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Shooting Heads?

If the situation ever presents itself again I will try nymphs in a more exhaustive targeted manor (I read some of your FN posts recently and thought that was interesting I don’t know how easily it would have been to see the fish it was raining on day and really over cast deeper water was dark.) It w...
by Dave Alexander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Shooting Heads?

I realize for some this short and way over-lining is somewhat sacrilegious, and it’s not something I would generally gravitate to because for pure casting pleasure I like light, crisp and fast, but pragmatically of just “wacking out big junk” it could work. I just don’t have much experience to know ...
by Dave Alexander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Shooting Heads?

The “Wine Fly”. I don’t remember that story, you may have told me around a campfire in the distant past, but it’s s good one. I guess it’s akin to these garlic flavoured dough balls they use for bait. Perhaps a whole range of flavours could be tested. Beer, cider, wine, whiskey, rum, Gammel Dansk. T...
by Dave Alexander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Shooting Heads?

Wow that’s fantastic fishing DC Dave! Super super novas! I don’t suppose any ate your caddis? :p Cheers, Paul No I actually have to take some time and tie some of those Dead Caddis I haven't had any for a while. They may work for Gourami... Yes the trout fishing has been good in Super Nova Scotia t...
by Dave Alexander
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Shooting Heads?
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Shooting Heads?

Casting large flies with Shooting heads, both spey and overhead? Recently I was fishing some sea run Brook Trout in a coastal river. The timing was right and I had a really successful trip, catching a lot of trout in the 2-3lb range. I could catch smaller fish (up to a 1/2 pound) with smaller nymphs...

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