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General Discussion / Re: Heavy leader/tippets.
« Last post by kjnengr on April 14, 2014, 08:21:24 AM »
For Bass, I have been tying my leaders using Maxima Ultra Green.  I am sure Tom Jindra can tell you anything you want to know about it. 

Don't forget that not only nicks and abrasions affect line strength, but knots and UV exposure do too.

Maybe some kind of fluorocarbon would work well for you.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Largemouth Bass
« Last post by kjnengr on April 14, 2014, 08:16:25 AM »
If I am bass fishing, I am using a T-130 sinking line fishing a worm deep similarly to a conventional tackle user.  I use my 6 wt for this application.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Panfish
« Last post by kjnengr on April 14, 2014, 08:11:18 AM »
I voted 4wt for versatility, but I love my 3wt Finesse.  Either way, both will be in the truck when I hit up the ponds.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: New Fly Display
« Last post by Stephen M. Robert on April 14, 2014, 07:54:23 AM »
Thanks guys.  The next piece I do will probably with a water surface and a popper on that surface with a gill looking up at it.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: New Fly Display
« Last post by Dennis Weaver on April 14, 2014, 07:41:18 AM »
Now if you could just suspend the flies where water surface should be and have a couple of blue gill looking up at them..... ::)
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: New Fly Display
« Last post by Breamchaser on April 14, 2014, 06:33:26 AM »
Stephen, You flies will be right at home in that setting. I can see that most folks might try to shooo the bugs off the display, but they'll figure it out eventually. Take care, John.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Your Favorite Line Weight For Panfish
« Last post by Breamchaser on April 14, 2014, 06:29:55 AM »
Larry, where does it say anything about fishing for Gills has to make sense? If it does have to make sense, I'm in deep trouble. Take care, John.
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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Re: Am I a quitter or ?
« Last post by Breamchaser on April 14, 2014, 06:24:56 AM »
Attila, I know the feeling, I never fished for stocked fish. I'm a retired Mo. State Park Ranger, we have three Trout Parks in the system, worked all three on opening days. I never have fished for a trout and do not intend to, Gills and bass, thats another story. Bluegills are ounce for ounce more action than a trout will ever be, know there are those who will argue with that, but I love fishing for these pint sized scrappers, they're FUN. A 2,3 or 4 wt. rig, size 8 down to 14 flies and it's flat out the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Y'all take care, John.
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General Discussion / Heavy leader/tippets.
« Last post by Cliff Huntington on April 14, 2014, 05:02:16 AM »
I still have Stren from 1990 on my two baitcasting and spinning reels.  That should tell you how much I know about modern line materials.  :)

This year I'm beefing up the line strength on my bass outfits, 7wt and Sage BASS.  Twelve pound tippet is plenty to handle most bass but once it is fished for awhile, abrasion, nicks and wind knots reduce the effective strength considerably.  When the occasional bigger fish takes and you put the butt to it, sometimes you part company because you was thinking 12 pounds and the line was actually 6 pounds.

Bass not being particularly leader shy I plan to move up to 20-25 pounds leader/tippets on my big stuff.  That being said, what modern line materials are suitable?  Do the low stretch/no stretch lines cause problems?  Will some damage loop to loop connections?   
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Photos / Re: So too cold to fish, New puppy.
« Last post by blufloyd on April 13, 2014, 10:24:00 PM »
late update pix.

star of puppy class and chick magnet....

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