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Latest Activity: Mar 26
Started by JBplusThuy. Last reply by Ray Ditzenberger Mar 1.
Started by Tim Roberts. Last reply by Ralph King Feb 17, 2017.
Started by Sam Holt. Last reply by John Ratliff Sep 16, 2016.
Well Tim sounds like your already in the bottomless pit of fly fishing. You are so right about the fun aspect. Please feel free to share some pictures.
Started fly fishing last year and use a 3 wt for blue gills. What a blast! Charleston has some great ponds to fish gills and I hope to get to fish most of them.
Me, too, John. I just use a regular trout taper. It makes casting easier.
on my blue gill rods i will use either a trout weight tapered leader or i'll use a eye inserted into the fly line itself with any where from 9 to 12 ft of 4 pound mono.
Carl turned me onto the Mono idea last year. I did manage to try it out and seemed to work pretty good. I think I'm using 8 lb test so I have to tie on a 2 or 4 lb leader or tippet especially on my 2wt don't need to be breaking my Fly Rod.
I use about a six inch butt section on the end of my fly line and the mono, the #2 I use as a tippet and only about 18 inch of it. If a stick up decides it catch my bug I will only lose it and the #2.
I tie a section of 10# mono to my fly line and then tie in 6# test to that for my leaders, Sometimes I'll use 4# test and taper further.
JOHN;; I DO THE SAME THING BUDDY;; I JUST USE THE MONO LINE INSTEAD OF TAPERED LEADERS; AT THE END OF MY FISHING TRIP; REPLACE THE ONE I USED;; ITS A LOT EASIER IVE FOUND !
i use 6# SpiderWire braid...
Guys let me add my 2 cents worth on the leader comments. I quit using tapered leader several years ago now I use spin cast line of 2 to 4 lb and just rip off about 7 or 8 ft and use that and I have doing it for years and it is a bunch cheaper. I know some folks will say I'm crazy but I have feel that not the only one.
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