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 on: October 03, 2018, 10:30:24 AM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by JDJones
I don't see any way to effectively present a fly from the bank side. Were it me, I would look for a way to access the far bank & fish it from there. Barring that, (ha ha pun intended) fish it from the bar.

If you can make a long cast at a shallow angle from well above the bar, putting the fly in the resting water, you may be able to get a decent drift before the fast water over the top of the bar pulls the fly out of the resting water.

Or, target the fish that are staged up just  below the bar, trying to make up their mind which way to go.

A long shot here, but in the right conditions, it works. Put on a large weighted fly that imitates a prey fish, 3ft leader & about 4ft of T-14. Cast it over the bar into the resting water & make a down stream mend. As soon as you get a good downstream bow in the line, sweep the rod upstream, hard & fast! If possible, strip line while doing so. Hang on! The idea is, poor little prey fish realizes it's in trouble & needs to get out of Dodge fast, & that means take advantage of the current & swim down stream (& up over the bar).   Cheesy  

 on: September 12, 2018, 02:06:37 AM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by KiwiSkagit
The fish in question, finally worked out how to post pictures

 on: September 06, 2018, 04:08:28 PM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by KiwiSkagit
Ok this is a fishing tactics question and one that's bugging the hell out of me, How to fish a particular type water. Here's the situation, 40meter wide river, that has a gravel bar crossing it at 35degs to the bank, 3/4 the width of the river, over this bar the current is flowing from 10inchs to 2ft deep(mid river) behind the bar the channel is between 4-8ft deep. My questions are, with this type of water, are you best to fish it from the bank side, or from the gravel bar? If fishing from the bank side, how do you get you fly through the "fast water" coming over the bar, to the fish resting in the quiet water underneath in the channel running down behind the gravel bar?   So far my best guess is 8ft of t18, 8ft of 15lb mono to a 3/8oz bead head fly, with a 1/8oz split shot 30cm ahead of the fly. Am I doing this right?

 on: April 19, 2018, 11:14:59 AM 
Started by camosled - Last post by JDJones
I thought it was a great interview, no two ways about it. A lot of behind the scenes nuggets on what goes into producing something like this. Convincing sponsors to fund such a project that targets maybe 2% of the sport fishing market, is a monumental achievement in itself. Putting it all together in a way the DVDs do not not become just another boring show & tell is an under appreciated skill sometimes unnoticed.   

 on: April 08, 2018, 04:34:06 AM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by KiwiSkagit
After two seasons of pursuit, fishing 8/9 weight rods catching dozens of 12-18cm trout, the occasional 5-6lber, I went out armed with a #6 weight, targeting trout, not the salmon(which is our fish of 10,000 casts) and half hour after starting, hooking what I believed to be a good trout after 5 mins got sick of playing games and took off, up river! Landed 20mins later! King salmon on a #6weight Scott L2h, opst commando head 325grain, and 10ft of t10, and a 3inch version of Jerry Frenchs Dirty HoH! Awesome fly! Sorry I can't up load picture, but you'll find it posted on Fishing Addicts NW facebook page

 on: April 02, 2018, 04:21:24 AM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by KiwiSkagit
In answer to this question, 325 opst commando head is the shizz, next up the 325 Río Skagit max short (though struggled a bit in wind, assuming its the 5ft longer length reduces over all mass/density of the head. 400 Rio max short felt good, and handled the wind better, but a 450 Airflo skagit/switch was just a bit to much, so will be off to buy a 400grain, and a 350grain Rio max short heads, since my mate wanted his 400 back  Cry

 on: March 25, 2018, 03:47:33 PM 
Started by KiwiSkagit - Last post by KiwiSkagit
Now the proud owner of one of these, can someone advise me of what the preferred line weight is for this rod? I have a 450grn Skagit switch, but I'm sure that's going to be to heavy, so what is the line weight "window" for these rods? Looking to get two or three lines two for fair weather conditions and a heavy one for windy days.

 on: March 13, 2018, 01:11:19 PM 
Started by trouthunter - Last post by camosled
I take off the shooting head and then let the running line dangle in the current for a bit.  Try giving your shooting head a good stretch before you fish.  Coils from the memory in the line cause it to corkscrew in the water during the swing.  I also believe that if the core is not centered in the fly line it will twist.  I have numerous lines of the same brand and grain weight, same age, one twists and the other doesn't.

Pain in the ass when they do.



 on: March 10, 2018, 12:44:56 PM 
Started by trouthunter - Last post by trouthunter
I read about different ways. In everyone's opinion, what works best???

 on: February 24, 2018, 12:34:41 PM 
Started by camosled - Last post by camosled
If someone would have given me that reply, I would have been turned off; not to fly fishing, but to the culture of fly fishing.


Which reply are you talking about? 

I don't believe there were many bloopers or out takes.  The podcast is pretty much how it went down.

Thanks for the words.


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