June 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm #6425
Are you ok bud? It doesn’t feel right if you don’t start 2-3 threads a week.June 18, 2017 at 8:50 pm #6426
Agreed Creek, hope all is good with Scotty, I really enjoy his post and he is a very sincere guy.
Mike.June 18, 2017 at 11:08 pm #6428
All is good guys. It’s nice to know I have some friends out there.June 19, 2017 at 10:05 am #6430
Damn right you do. Where you been bud?June 19, 2017 at 11:15 am #6431
Busy with life I guess, plus I don’t have anything to say. And lately when I do think of something you guys can help me with, I forget what it is because I got something else going on.
But here is something, June stinks. The run off here is too dangerous even for me to try & wade. I’m not much into fishing lakes, and right now, everyone who is fishing, are at the lakes, & I can’t fish in one spot, I have to move around and do that search & destroy thing. So in June, when the lakes are filled with people shoulder to shoulder, I stay home. I hear the water level is going down on the White River in Meeker, but that river for some reason is different than the others during early & late season. In the Autumn, when water levels here are low, the White River is perfect. What’s the Ark looking like today Creek? Is it still roaring, or starting to come down?June 19, 2017 at 11:29 am #6432
I hear you Scotty. Runoff here is still ripping. The creeks are way over the bank and the Ark is about 2500fps. I have a little pond I fish that I call my runoff pond, but I haven’t even gone there. It’s a nice pond that doesn’t get crowded and has lots of trout, but I just didn’t feel like it. I’ve been doing a lot of mountain hikes with the pooch to get in shape for the hunting season. That’s about it.
I’m hating the hot weather. It seems like our summers are getting hotter.June 19, 2017 at 11:55 am #6433
plus I don’t have anything to say.
Well, that never stopped anybody from posting on the internet. 😉
Stay cool everyone (I don’t want to think about next month’s A/C bill) – when the runoff ends, it’ll be worth the wait.June 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm #6434
Here’s something I have wanted to ask because I have been using this technique that you Creek brought up.
Remember when you shared the idea of using dropper tags using a perfection loop and looping it around the tippet instead of using the tippet itself to save tippet material? I have been doing it and like it very much because I can do change ups quicker without wasting my tippet cutting off material and after awhile having to change the whole thing.
I’m using 4X tippet with 4X tags looped around the tippet above my knots, obviously, and I have noticed that after a few fish, my tippet is stretched out above the knots.
Is this happening to you or anyone else doing this?
I’m thinking of keeping the tags 4X, but using 3X tippet. But I’m afraid using 3X won’t be so wise because of presentation value.
Or, would going with a florocarbon tippet in 4X but use 4X mono tags with the dries to help keep the floro from sinking using the non stretch factor of the floro.? Did I explain that ok? I know floro is better at withstanding abrasions, but I’m not sure about stretch.
Ok, your turn.June 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm #6435
I would try 3x first. I know it’s a short answer, but it says everything you need to do.
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