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Warmwater Fly Fishing / Musky and Moon Phase
« Last post by Rick Nelson on August 20, 2014, 04:58:47 PM »
Here is an interesting piece of science. I have never fished for muskies at night and never paid much attention to moon phase but probably should.

Rick

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0098046
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Classifieds / Reels for sale on eBay
« Last post by Les Jackson on August 20, 2014, 04:16:00 PM »
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Fly Tying / Re: Wine cork 101.
« Last post by kjnengr on August 20, 2014, 08:27:12 AM »
  The DAP can be rubbed in with a finger a little easier than the coarser wood filler. 

That's why I thin my wood filler with water.  However, you have me sold on the DAP spackling compound.  No thinning necessary.  I like learning new options.   Thanks again for the tutorial.
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Fly Tying / Re: Wine cork 101.
« Last post by Cliff Huntington on August 19, 2014, 09:48:39 PM »
I don't "completely" fill the slot with ZAP Medium CA but simply put a layer under and over the hook to meld the hook securely into the cork.  The cork around the hook shank will absorb much of the glue and and produce an excellent bond.  I do use Elmer's wood filler as well but DAP is finer and seems to work better on smaller or finer filling  needs.  The DAP can be rubbeb in with a finger a little easier than the coarser wood filler.  A final sanding is easy with either material.  The wood filler may be a little more durable though.  These materials aren't the only that work, simple ones I use.  Like most things, you have options.  :)
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Fishing Reports / Mooney on a dry fly.
« Last post by MNFishhunter on August 19, 2014, 09:19:01 PM »
I was out tonight for mooneye and was lucky enough to find white bass eating caddis and mayflies on the surface too. I was using a glass six weight and some caddis. Here's a quick video of fishing and eventually hooking and landing  a mooneye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TusG97g5nY&list=UUPCSTvGUrvUuINRnAeIgbUQ
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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / Re: Fly tying tonight - foam spider
« Last post by lastchance on August 19, 2014, 02:59:06 PM »
Our next fly tying session will take place on Tuesday, August 19, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Guests are invited.

The pattern this month will be the foam spider.  This is a great pattern for late summer fishing on all area lakes, especially around docks and trees. It's relatively simple to tie as well.

Bring your tools if you have some, materials will be provided.  For those without tools, good news!  The  club tying sets have arrived.   We now have 3 sets of the following:  vise, bobbin, scissors, bodkin, hair stacker, hackle pliers.  These are for use only during tying sessions.   



Just curious, is that Virginia?
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Kisatchie Fly Fishers / Fly tying tonight - foam spider
« Last post by Catch Cormier on August 19, 2014, 12:20:58 PM »
Our next fly tying session will take place on Tuesday, August 19, at the Rapides Westside Library in Alexandria.  Time is 6:30pm. Guests are invited.

The pattern this month will be the foam spider.  This is a great pattern for late summer fishing on all area lakes, especially around docks and trees. It's relatively simple to tie as well.

Bring your tools if you have some, materials will be provided.  For those without tools, good news!  The  club tying sets have arrived.   We now have 3 sets of the following:  vise, bobbin, scissors, bodkin, hair stacker, hackle pliers.  These are for use only during tying sessions.   


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General Discussion / Re: Single foot vs. snake line guides
« Last post by Tom Jindra on August 19, 2014, 09:27:32 AM »
Robert: Two-foot snake guides are popular, because they are a proven design. They work well, and they are durable.

Are single-foot snakes better? A couple of companies seem to think so, but it strikes me as obvious that other companies disagree ... or are at least unpersuaded. My own experience tells me there is no advantage to the single-foot guide, and your experience seems to be like mine.

If there were clear evidence demonstrating the superiority of single-foot guides, everybody would use them. I've not seen such evidence, only a few opinions.

This is not unlike the use of micro guides on casting rods. Micro guides were introduced just a few years ago, and most everybody jumped on board. There were at least a few dissenters. Gary Loomis, for example, said micro guides were nothing more than a fad, and he has never put them on the casting rods he designs for TFO. And Gary seems to have been proven right, because manufacturers have been abandoning micro guides ever since. Yes, some advocates remain, and they are very adamant. But those folks seem to be a shrinking minority.

What size guide should you put on a rod? It depends on the designer, but they tend to favor small guides on light rods and larger guides on heavier rods. Part of that has to do with line diameter. In part, designers like big guides on heavy rods to minimize problems fighting big fish.

Does fashion play a part in any of this. I'm sure it does to some extent, but I wouldn't think the aesthetics are a major factor with the single-foot snakes. I don't think they affect the appearance much one way or the other.
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Fly Tying / Re: Wine cork 101.
« Last post by kjnengr on August 19, 2014, 08:00:36 AM »
Great tutorial Cliff.  You are inspiring me to shape up a couple of wine bottle corks.

Are you using the Zap a Gap to fill in the slot?  You could put just enough to secure the body to the hook and use something else to fill the slot.  I use Elmer's wood filler thinned out with a little water.  I use the wood filler to fill all my popper gaps, regardless of material (cork, foam, balsa, etc.).  After it dries you can sand it with an emery board and then seal the whole popper using the sealer mentioned above. 
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Fly Tying / Re: Wine cork 101.
« Last post by Cliff Huntington on August 19, 2014, 07:59:50 AM »
Fine with me.
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