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by petevicar
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Tippet breaking-tropical hot saltwater.

This might sound rather obvious but do you test your knots before you cast. What I mean is giving the leader a seriously hard tug just after you tie the knot. I have found that quite often the line breaks for no apparent reason. When the line does not break then you can be pretty sure that it will n...
by petevicar
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Manshit
Topic: It's happening
Replies: 24
Views: 1534

Re: It's happening

Great news Mike.

Does that mean that your travelling days are over?
by petevicar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: safety
Replies: 10
Views: 922

Re: safety

Interesting topic, I have fished in many different locations around the world and the only place I can remember where I had to wear a life jacket was fishing from one particular lodge in Alaska. Some of the rivers were very fast and treacherous. Salmon fishing in Scotland, Norway or Iceland sometime...
by petevicar
Mon May 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Manshit
Topic: Finaly...
Replies: 18
Views: 1534

Finaly...

Hi Mike
Congratulations.
Will you become an Australian citizen?
If so does that mean that you have to give up you European citizenship?

Pete
by petevicar
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: SW leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

SW leaders

Hey Paul
Why do you want 100lb braid for GTs?
by petevicar
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Landing nets for flats fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Landing nets for flats fishing

Hi Flavio One problem with bonefish, particularly the smaller ones is that if they are not tired they jump about like crazy when you try to hold them to unhook them. The smaller fish can be brought in quite easily but are then quite difficult to handle. The larger ones are pretty tired when they com...
by petevicar
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: SW leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

SW leaders

Sorry my terminology is not quite correct. OK some people including the IGFA use 16-20lb leaders. What I was reffering to was the tippet. You construct a leader from 16 or 20 lb Hard Mason with a bimini twist at each end. One end is attached to the fly line and the other to the tippet or Bite Tippet...
by petevicar
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: SW leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

SW leaders

Hi Paul I am quite well but not fishing enough. The reason why heavy leaders are used on tarpon has nothing to do with breaking strain. It is the abrasiveness of the tarpons mouth that is the problem. They have mouths like sand paper and will eventually wear through any sort of line. So a shorter fi...
by petevicar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Baby Tarpon.
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Baby Tarpon.

Hi John
How big were the tarpon hat you were fishing for?

Size 4 and 6 are very small flies for tarpon. Even the very small fish have pretty big mouths.


Pete
by petevicar
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: SW leaders
Replies: 21
Views: 2666

SW leaders

I don't think that tarpon are leader shy. All of the tarpon that I have caught and that includes a lot in the Keys always follow the fly. I think they can't see the leader. I believe this to be the case for most species that follow the fly.

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