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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Posting on the Board - how to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Posting on the Board - how to...

Still not there yet.

Tried resizing and at least something showed up... but not the photo.

Look in Tracking... tracking... tracking.
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6765

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

sort of a test...

Phil,

This fly I commonly throw with a 10.

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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tarpon hooks
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Tarpon hooks

Here is something that my AI footprint spurred Google to send to me... https://www.tridentflyfishing.com/blog/tarpon-hook-shootout-buyers-guide-strongest-tarpon-hook/ It is kind of interesting for a few reasons and it seems pretty legit to me. I personally like SL12S hooks for smaller tarpon. One th...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Short strikes

Lou Setting the hook is highly over rated! For many of the fish you mentioned, attempting to "set" the hook can be counter productive. For kicks, the next time you get a red to eat your fly, instead of trying to set the hook, just keep stripping. In fact, your goal is to not only come tight to the f...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Posting on the Board - how to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Posting on the Board - how to...

Paul, I am having trouble uploading photos even after reading/ trying the info above. I recently "upgraded" to a web-based OS Chromebook. Is that the problem? I have tried to post photos from my cloud based photos stash, and after downloading from there to my laptop and neither want to work. Any sug...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke Adjustments for Distance according to tackle
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Stroke Adjustments for Distance according to tackle

Well, once again I think you need to specify what you mean by "distance" casts. Casting a 12 out to 120 feet or more, or fishing distances of 90 -100 max? The first case is purely academic or parlor trick as far as I am concerned. I find casts that long are worthless where i fish. Also, now days wit...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6765

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Phil, There are specialty flylines available for chucking oversize flies. Look at the barstool Sniper or the Barrio Predator. Be aware that they can be quite a bit overweight for their labeled line number and definitely fall into the "brick on a string" category, but they can get the job done. I hav...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Short strikes
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Short strikes

Lou, Do you keep your rod tip in the water when you are retrieving the fly? Rod directed straight at the fly? Only manipulate the fly with your line hand? If so, you likely have some less than aggressive fish. Sometimes they are more curious than hungry. That happens with tarpon occasionally... real...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Mirrored casting right teaching left
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Mirrored casting right teaching left

Think it feels good now?

Wait til you start catching "left handed" fish!

BTW... hows that cork-screwing of the guides working for ya when you go left-right-left-right?
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Loose grip no squeeze stop?
Replies: 34
Views: 975

Re: Loose grip no squeeze stop?

Y'all don't have to take trust my opinion (actually please don't)... just go out and try it for yourself. Get out your full size tarpon reel, put it on a 12 wt rod, and carry a full head of a 12 wt line for a day of fishing. I personally use a loose grip on most casts, but I find more stability is n...

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