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by petevicar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Flytying
Topic: Fly tying preparations for Bahamas
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Fly tying preparations for Bahamas

Hi Flavio

Which of the 1000 islands in the Bahamas are you going to?

There are a lot of differences in the fishing.

by petevicar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Snook!
Replies: 2
Views: 656


I have caught a lot of them in the Keys and also in Cuba.

Great fun casting under the mangroves.
by petevicar
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: feel vs. real FP
Replies: 5
Views: 773

feel vs. real FP

I must confess tat I am more interested in my golf swing than my casting stroke.

Even at my advanced age I find my swing pretty good.
by petevicar
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Merry Christmas!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas.

Over here in Krautland we celebrate on the 24th. One bottle of champagne, two whites, three reds and a bottle of vintage port is not bad for a handful of people.

Merry Hicsmas.
by petevicar
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Scott Rods
Replies: 20
Views: 2621

Scott Rods

I used Scott STS rods at the end of the 90s. I had them in 8,9,10 and 11. They were standard equipment for fishing in the Florida Keys, together with Tibor reels. I even built a couple of them myself. I lost them after a trip to the Seychelles when they did not appear on the luggage band. They were ...
by petevicar
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Hucho honcho
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Hucho honcho

Hi Paul
I have not fished for them myself but there are some threads on the Fly Fishing Forum (UK) dealing with hucho.
Here's one: ... hucho.html
by petevicar
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Backing to Flyline
Replies: 21
Views: 3810

Backing to Flyline

Single strand gel spun can sometimes cut through fly lin I was thinking about this. Would stripping the flyline down to the core before making the loop be over the top. This is my first tropical saltwater trip so my imagination is running riot :yeahhh: Has anyone ever lost a flyline ?? ...............
by petevicar
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Backing to Flyline
Replies: 21
Views: 3810

Backing to Flyline

I always use loop to loop. I make a loop in the end of the fly line and secure it with a couple of nail knots using relatively fine mono (ca. 5lbs.). I then use heat shrink silicone tube to cover the knots. In the backing I make a loop with a bimini. If the backing is thick like dacron the a single ...
by petevicar
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Adventure/Travel Question
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Adventure/Travel Question

Hi Andrew I have never been to New Zealand but have fished in many different places around the world. I have fished with a lot of different guides. Quite often a guide says "you should have been here last week" or "the weather today is not good, the fishing will be better in a few days time." This i...
by petevicar
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: WC in fly casting location
Replies: 34
Views: 3891

WC in fly casting location

For what it’s worth. Money was used to purchase a battery powered outdoor PA system which came with wireless microphones for both Mark and Colin, however when I tested it out before the competition, the sound of amplified wind noise would have proved more of a distraction and annoyance than an enha...

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