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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

Graeme, That is actually quite brilliant... the tapered gsp "leader"! Although, since in my mind a leader is clear, what I think you are doing is creating an extension of the flyline front taper. How has the diluted Fusion worked out? I would think you could keep treating the thickest section until ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: ICAST anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

ICAST anyone?

Its coming up soon... July 13-15
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: ICAST anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

ICAST anyone?

Paul, et al. OK here is an idea... :cool: Would you like to have the HT directly compared to all the latest rods? Send me one and I'll take it up to ICAST with me. I'm going to be standing around the casting pool almost the entire time anyway. Besides... and I say this in all seriousness... I can ge...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

Graeme, Just curious... if you don't mind... which oil/varnish product do you use? Now that I looked into it a bit I understand. At first I thought you were actually boiling the oil yourself... which was hard for me to understand. The whole history of oil finishes for woodworking (and apparently fly...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: ICAST anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

ICAST anyone?

Just curious if anyone from this forum is attending?

Its not a horrible ride for me to get to Orlando. It would be fun to play with all the new gadgets and rods... even if they are not boutique quality. :D
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:33 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

Lars Thanks... that is a different spin on where I've been heading so I'll give it a try. Me: Shorter butt, shorter taper, longer tippet You: Shorter butt, longer taper, longer tippet Your way I can still kill the inertia of the fly, but maybe have a bit more control. And, I'm with you on the front ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

Thanks for the input guys... I guess I will try some hard Mason and see what happens. I was resisting the common knowledge since using heavier mono was adding more kick rather than reducing it. Heavier in this case was heavier, not necessarily stiffer. Where I'm at right now is using a thick butt an...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

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by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?
Replies: 17
Views: 9349

Leader profile alteration for increased fly mass?

Folks... I am frequently surprised by the lack of interest among the rather competent fly anglers (that I personally know) on how they create their tapered leaders. Most that I know have rather simplistic formulas that they never change, no matter what. I fish in South Florida where we have a large ...
by Mangrove Cuckoo
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Need a video
Replies: 26
Views: 12404

Need a video

Update: Well... the weight lifting instructor said he looked at the video and said we can chat about it... sometime. Unfortunately the only time I see him is when I'm at the gym, and he is there "on the clock" with a client. His pause and attitude seemed to suggest that our chat would be on the cloc...

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