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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 9091

Re: 180 "tails".

Morsie,

Just curious, but how do you differentiate between 2 and 3? Is it a matter of degrees (the angle between the crossed legs?), or the process that creates them?

I see both commonly, but not necessarily at similar locations in the fly leg.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 9091

Re: 180 "tails".

Morsie, I know that I call it a tail, but I would go with closed loop too. I am not particular about specific nomenclature. I do know that I find it a lot in these parts, particularly among intermediate saltwater casters. In fact, many seem to believe it is just the way a cast unrolls, and they are ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Fly weight & drag
Replies: 17
Views: 1286

Re: Fly weight & drag

Over the years I have found that for large saltwater flyrods, the stripping guide is commonly the Achilles heel. It seems stupid to send a warranted rod back simply because the ring fell out of a guide, but I have done it a number of times. There is currently a rod in my den that I am debating on wh...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Removing grease from Dryflies
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Removing grease from Dryflies

I would suspect that Loon's customer service department might be the best place to ask this question...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tarpon on fly
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Tarpon on fly

Here is a recent film of two "newbies" fishing with a guide friend of mine...

Some of that statement is true!

by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: How do fish get away?
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Re: How do fish get away?

Paul, I have managed to reduce the weight a bit by not tying the tail materials onto a clipped hook shank. Instead, I whip a doubled over piece of mono to create the eye and some "shank", then tie the tail materials onto that. I also have eliminated the split ring and simply tie a loop knot that hol...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: How do fish get away?
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Re: How do fish get away?

Paul, Have you tried a pencil popper? The longer/ thinner body exposes the hook much better. If you cup the face and adjust the float attitude correctly you can get 'em to make as much commotion as the short/squat ones. They tend to cast better too. I have set these bodies up with a tube. I'm pretty...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: How do fish get away?
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Re: How do fish get away?

There is an odd-looking saltwater fish available here called a Trippletail. They are a very curious critter, and wonderful on the table. They have very strong jaws and a personality to go along with it. It is not uncommon to fight them for quite a while, even up to the boat, and then have them simpl...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Saltwater Fly Reels
Replies: 42
Views: 4855

Re: Saltwater Fly Reels

I have a handful of older reels that I purchased because they were the best I could afford at the time. I'm talking SA System 2 and Ross (Momentum?) that have bushings instead of bearings. I thought I would replace them as they wore out and I could afford better. Despite years (decades) of salt wate...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: How do fish get away?
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Re: How do fish get away?

Paul,

I have found that much depends on the fish. Do they eat on the run, or sit and chew?

How long before the fly is spit if you don't instill panic?

And how does the fish eject the fly?

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