February 19, 2017 at 6:56 pm #6048
I’m tying up some droppers now. I have 2 spools of 4x tippet I now know what to do with. I generally use 5X, but I have been wanting to use 4X to see if it helps turning over my flies. I generally use sizes 14 to 18 mostly, but once in awhile I will tie on a 12 or a 20, depending on what the water type is.February 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm #6049
Keep in mind what i’m doing is for spiders. I only use #14 flies. I wouldn’t put a #20 fly on 4X.February 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm #6050
Yes, good advice. I am understanding that also, this technique could be used for dries? If so, using smaller flies like 16 to 18, I’d probably use 5X.February 20, 2017 at 11:23 am #6051
Here’s the new rod Scotty. 9’3″ 5wt. It says Mcfarland on it, but it’s a Seele blank built by Bob Howell. It’s an unsanded blank, but an unusual pattern to it. Ive never seen one like it. This is supposed to have an action like the older Winston IM6, but a bit more reserved power if needed.
It should be a good all around rod I can use for spiders and dries. When he said it had blue wraps I was worried, but they’re dark enough to look good.February 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm #6054
It won’t show the pic creek.February 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm #6055
That’s a link to a PM to me. That’s probably why. I used to know how to post pictures here, but forgot.
Ignore my next post. I’m going to experiment with getting pictures to show.February 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm #6056
Edit…….Ok, I figured it out. That’s my Jeep Scotty. Well, that’s what it looked like when I first built it. Kind of beat up now. I can upload the rod pic to Photobucket now and show it. Give me a few.February 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm #6059February 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm #6060
That is beautiful. Except for the blue on it, it looks like a Scott. I can see the ribbing. I am sold on unbranded blanks. I do believe it makes a stronger rod
It is awesome looking, nice choice creek.February 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm #6062
What I mean by, except for the blue on it, I mean Scott Rod Company doesn’t use that color blue. I think they should. Your Lamson will look good on it too.February 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm #6063
I know what you meant Scotty. Thanks.
When he told me blue wraps I was really worried but relieved when I saw the picture.
I agree that unsanded blanks are really better.They don’t have the shine of sanded blanks either. Which can spook fish.February 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm #6064
I found a knot for you Scotty. Stronger than a surgeons knot and easier when you do it like in this video.February 20, 2017 at 11:42 pm #6065
Thanks creek. I will try it out. I haven’t had any issues with my surgeons knots, but I’m all for stronger knots.
How did I miss the pics of your jeep? I really like it. And the rod shows up better on my computer screen better than my phone. It looks better than I thought.
February 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm #6067
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Scotty MacFly.
I’ve mentioned in the past about fishing just one fly all the time for many reasons. I got off track and started to think about fishing more than one fly at a time. Something i’ve never done, but got swayed by the methods used to fish spiders in the old days and still to this day.
Well, I ran into this article and it snapped me back in line. It’s good to read someone else thinking like me. Especially, about the cheating part.
Check it out.February 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm #6068
Mr. Klass said everything I have felt myself, but in a much better way than I could ever say. Especially about getting tangled with multiple flies.
I never thought about a dry fly moving faster than the submerged nymph. That’s thinking. And I agree with how fish will like 98% ( at least in my observation ) will take the point fly.
Thanks for showing that creek. That is a great article that makes total sense to me, because I myself have sometimes wondered if fishing more than one fly was all hype.
And, I will add, with all the years fishing, I only one time ever caught 2 fish at the same time, and that was last summer. I don’t know if that will ever happen again, but I know one fly at a time will catch one fish at a time, every time.
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