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by John Finn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: Has anyone built there own Sage rod?

Hi Nick, I agree with Thomas 100%. Go for it. If you can tie flys you can build a rod. Don't confine yourself to Sage for your first attempt. My first project was an Epic build your own kit. Very nice blanks and components and most importantly a great manual to guide you through the build.There are ...
by John Finn
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Squeezing fish for the pic
Replies: 37
Views: 3231

Re: Squeezing fish for the pic

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:35 am
I knew a particular trout in NZ that was caught at least 27 times in one season!
That sounds a bit fishy to me :glare: It would mean that NZ trout are not nearly as spooky as made out and are immune to handling. Backcountry myth. :p .......................John
by John Finn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Deep Throat
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Deep Throat

Floating mouse traps :yeahhh: Bet there was beer involved .
by John Finn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Deep Throat
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Deep Throat

Yea but can you do it 3 shots out of 5, left handed. Sounds like an April challenge to me. :p.........John
by John Finn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Baby Tarpon.
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Baby Tarpon.

Will have to work on my footwork. Always play good trout on the reel in a boat after losing a real good one due to standing on the line.Still pains me many years later. Thanks Paul.
by John Finn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Baby Tarpon.
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Baby Tarpon.

Thanks Mangrove and Queenfish, that makes perfect sense. think I may have misinterpreted what the guide was trying to tell me. Handlining gently at the start wouldn't achieve much. What a fish . Trout season has just opened here , seems a bit tame now. Problem is, this could become an expensive obse...
by John Finn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Baby Tarpon.
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Baby Tarpon.

What can you do to hang on to these fish? This is the scenario. Years and years of trout fishing behind me I convince my dubious wife that it would be a good idea to go to Mexico for some Winter sunshine. There's Mayan Ruins , great beaches, and "oh yea I've booked two days fishing with a guide" Fir...
by John Finn
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Backing to Flyline
Replies: 21
Views: 3253

Backing to Flyline

Thanks Sakke, that looks the business. Very clear instructions. Any need for glue after stitching ?................John
by John Finn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Backing to Flyline
Replies: 21
Views: 3253

Backing to Flyline

https://www.fishingmegastore.com/fly-lines/rio-flats-pro-floating~42821.html Was thinking of an 8WT one of these. Hell of a price though. Probably don't need the latest for a first trip . Any recommendations ? Welded loops are good to over 25lbs and you can reinforce them with 10lb mono if you want....
by John Finn
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Backing to Flyline
Replies: 21
Views: 3253

Backing to Flyline

Single strand gel spun can sometimes cut through fly lin I was thinking about this. Would stripping the flyline down to the core before making the loop be over the top. This is my first tropical saltwater trip so my imagination is running riot :yeahhh: Has anyone ever lost a flyline ?? ...............

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