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Rod Building / Re: Short Rods
« Last post by kirby999 on April 18, 2014, 08:31:28 AM »
I received my little bantam five footer yesterday . Its a neat little rod . It'll cast a 4wt WF line pretty good. I've only  tried it on grass so far , but I know it's going to be a fun little rod . Super light paired up with a small clicker drag Albright Topwater reel . Casting is like waving a wand . Rain today , so no fishing , maybe tomorrow . Received my new 8' 4wt this morning   so I've got two new ones to slime when I can get out . Kirby
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General Discussion / Texas Council Expo June 12-14
« Last post by russell husted on April 17, 2014, 06:39:14 PM »
Hello our dear friends to the East!!! Want to personally invite you all to the Texas Council Expo that will be this June 12-14. We are extremely excited and hope you all make plans to attend. Registration is now live and we are approaching the 50 vendor mark. Lots of classes, presentations, and a killer auction on Saturday night. Fly Fishing Film Tour and so much more. Want to personally invite you fly tiers out there, be part of our show. many have already volunteered but we could use some more.

Follow us and register here:
http://txflyfishexpo.com/

Hope to see you in June!!
Russell Husted
President of the Texas Council
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General Discussion / Re: TFO Finesse?
« Last post by Rick Nelson on April 17, 2014, 06:33:56 PM »
I have one and normally use 8 or 10 poppers of several varieties.  I can cast size 6 poppers O.K. with this set up but it is work as that popper is at the upper limit for size IMO AND wind here makes using the 4 wt for size 6 less than fun.  So I usually limit myself to 10 most of the time but do use 8s.

Rick
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6wt. I fish smallies with poppers, clousers and mice spun on 4/0 hooks, so they are fairly large. I can only throw them 50 ft or so but that is far enough. I have a mouse tied on EP fiber that will soar though.

The mouse that soared! Now, that's a vision.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Smallmouth/Spotted Bass
« Last post by mistermtd on April 17, 2014, 03:06:26 PM »
6wt. I fish smallies with poppers, clousers and mice spun on 4/0 hooks, so they are fairly large. I can only throw them 50 ft or so but that is far enough. I have a mouse tied on EP fiber that will soar though.
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General Discussion / Re: TFO Finesse?
« Last post by mistermtd on April 17, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »
Before you go chopping lines look at the profile of a Wulff Ambush.  The head is only 20 feet and a 4 weight is 195 grains. You wont be able to carry a lot of line in the air but that short head and high mass will turn over a fairly large bug. I underline my rods (#5 line on #6 rod) and that works pretty well. Its only made down to a #4 but if you have fast rods they will probably handle shots to 50 feet no problem.

Wipers are in Shoal Creek btw. Cast and release season is finally here!!!
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Smallmouth/Spotted Bass
« Last post by Boyscout on April 17, 2014, 02:51:26 PM »
8 weight for smallies and spots cause I throw big flies. Also some of the rivers have some really nice smallies in them.

When going after redeyes, I grab my trusty Sage RL in 5 wt overlined with a 6 and my fly size goes down.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Smallmouth/Spotted Bass
« Last post by Dave R on April 17, 2014, 09:16:49 AM »
Tom, this was a tough one. For years I fished with nothing but a 6wt for smallmouth and wipers. But recently I started using an 8wt for smallmouth. What led me to move up in size is that I started targeting them in bigger rivers using bigger baits. While I enjoy playing a fish as much as the next guy/gal, I am a firm believer in getting the fish landed and release with as little stress to the fish as possible.

If I didn't own a 6wt I would seriously consider getting a 7wt.
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They get a 5wt just like the large mouth I need that little extra back bone to turn them
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Red Stick Fly Fishers / Future Concordia dates
« Last post by Thad on April 17, 2014, 06:29:50 AM »
The 2014 spring trip was a great one in terms of eating, good times, and spirited climate discussions.  Due to water conditions, high & muddy, there was not to much fly action, but lots of yo-yo action.  Thanks to all who participated!

Here are the dates for future Lake Concordia RSFF events:

September 19, 20, 21  2014

April 10, 11, 12  2015

September 18, 19, 20  2015
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