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by petevicar
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Colours as the sun sets
Replies: 20
Views: 8781

Colours as the sun sets

There is a factor that you are missing and that is distance. All this stuff about light absorption by air is only relevant when viewed from a distance of millions of miles. in water colours do change but this is only relevant when distance is included. From a few inches, if the water is clear, then ...
by petevicar
Sun May 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Flyfishing
Topic: Iceland
Replies: 2
Views: 2015

Iceland

The most important thing, apart from getting the gear disinfected , is to get an official looking piece of paper with official looking stamps.

I live in Germany and I have always used the vet department from the local city.
by petevicar
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?
Replies: 11
Views: 2447

FP - Hooks; be sharp, be strong - is that too much to ask?

OK James what brand and model were the hooks?
by petevicar
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Castable Shark Leader?
Replies: 19
Views: 9666

Castable Shark Leader?

Sakke
You misunderstand me. The tide must be moving and incoming is best.

It is easier to see the fish when the sun is high, not the tide.
by petevicar
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Castable Shark Leader?
Replies: 19
Views: 9666

Castable Shark Leader?

Hi Andrew
It is easier to spot bonefish when the sun is high.
Unless you have tailing fish then spotting fish early or late is difficult. Incoming tide at midday is ideal.

Pete
by petevicar
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Reels
Replies: 26
Views: 5208

Reels

I hope the Vossler Tryst is better than the older reels.

I have a couple of the S models.
They are well made but the start up inertia is too high.
What I mean by that is that when playing a fish off the reel then it needs a good tug to get the reel moving.
Not good for light tippets.
by petevicar
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Reels
Replies: 26
Views: 5208

Reels

My favourite reels for saltwater fishing are from Hatch. They are beautifully made, light and with a superb sealed drag which does not stick at the start of a fishes run. I have used them for for: bonefish, permit, tarpon, stripers, triggers, milkfish, GTs and redfish. Also for Atlantic salmon. If I...
by petevicar
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Castable Shark Leader?
Replies: 19
Views: 9666

Castable Shark Leader?

Hi Andrew Where are you fishing? I don't know too much about shark fishing so I won't comment. You should watch the tides when looking for bonefish. The fish will come on to the flats on an incoming tide and that is the the best place to look for them. You can find all sorts of fish on rays and it i...
by petevicar
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Cts Affinity X 10 weight
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

Cts Affinity X 10 weight

Hi Andrew The only real fish down there for a 10wt are permit. They are very difficult. The bonefish in the Keys are generally larger than in the Bahamas or other places you may know. I would not fish with anything less than a 8wt. For tarpon you will need at least a a 11wt. You can have fun with a ...
by petevicar
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Cts Affinity X 10 weight
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

Cts Affinity X 10 weight

Hi Andrew,
Where exactly are you going and what do you hope to fish for?
A 10wt is a strange rod for the Keys.

Pete

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