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by Fla
Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Pairing lines to rods
Replies: 60
Views: 1275

Re: Pairing lines to rods

I have successfully repaired loose handles using glue in a syringe. A glue thats expands when hardening like gorilla glue should work best.
Just as an idea for a quick and easy fix.

Cheers,
Flavio
by Fla
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Hungary Shack
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Hungary Shack

That's awesome, mate! It's a beautiful place!
by Fla
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Thoughts on catch and release - best practice
Replies: 12
Views: 2541

Re: Thoughts on catch and release - best practice

I became a huge fan of this hook remover tool when grayling fishing last autumn: Screen Shot 2020-02-04 at 23.14.12.png Using this tool, it was easy to unhook the fishes fast and without touching or netting them. I caught grayling up to 40 cm - I can imagine that netting first is more efficient with...
by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heavier guides and effect on rod action
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Heavier guides and effect on rod action

I measured all the guides but can't find the data now. I think the weight of the recoils was 0.05 g, the torzites 0.12 g, the H&H tip top 0.27 g, but I am not sure if I remember correctly. I didn't expect a noticeable difference in action from the guide weight difference, but it's quite apparent. I ...
by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast
Replies: 19
Views: 3391

Re: Observations while practicing slip lift PULD cast

Hi Some additional thoughts from my side regarding the snakehead shot: - Don’t practice casting at targets but in front of them (1-3 feet). I like to use floating leaves or other stuff as imaginary fish and decide where they are facing during the backcast – not before, as real fish sometimes turn af...
by Fla
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Heavier guides and effect on rod action
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Heavier guides and effect on rod action

Hi Bart I built up two HT4s, one with original recoils, one with small (size 5 or 5.5) torzites. I saved some weight on both by replacing the standard sleeve tip guide with a just another running guide. The difference in action was remarkable, much more than I expected, and I wouldn't use torzites o...
by Fla
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Landing nets for flats fishing

The thing with the slime is what one often hears/reads for a reason not to use a net. I would only use a net in order to be more fish friendly. I am thinking about a rubber mesh wading net (trout competition style). I guess it's a trade off between shorter fight/reduced stress and damaging the slime...
by Fla
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Landing nets for flats fishing

Hi all

Whats your opinion about landing nets for flats/bonefish fishing? Is anyone around that is using a net?

Cheers, Flavio
by Fla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 5551

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

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Cheers,
Flavio
by Fla
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 5551

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

I was quite busy in the last few days. My tying preparations got interrupted by a 7wt rod build and a casting course with Bernd Ziesche. Still managed to tie a few more clousers (some with EP fibers), Gotchas and some streamers....
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