bhorsley

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About bhorsley

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    fly fishing
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    guide

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    Nags Head/Harkers Island/airports
  1. Hey Jari, I know what you mean about drag knob turns. That is the one reason most of my Tibors now have no backing on them and are in retirement. I am sold on one revolution drag knobs
  2. we have used them a lot. To me you do not need to up line this rod with standard fly line --like the RIO striper or general saltwater line. We use on our primarily RIO Out Bound Shorts which have a heavy short head. I use the OBS 8 wt on ours. The rod is very versatile and powerful. Nice bonefish rod as well.
  3. toe nail clippers for sure but also this little rig cuts mono as well as braid
  4. most of my summer back country fishing a click and paw drag would be fine ---very few if any speckled will every take much line and almost never show you any backing. Backcountry reds are a little more aggressive but not know for long runs. My critters in the ocean are a different story. A full season of normal albie fishing will destroy a reel. My reels get a little more work out than most and I am really happy with what I am using.
  5. where are you heading. --lots of island
  6. The Sage Spectrum MAX is a excellent reel and does not get much air time. Great reel for there price 399.00. They are all we use for our charters and never had a hiccup during our albie season
  7. I believe the cuda was taken from the beach on a spinning rod. They tried to get a fly bite but no love - Thanks more lucky than good That cuda was taken from the surf/beach on a spinning rod. They tried the fly first but no love
  8. I got to tag along with my wife to Black Fly Lodge on Abaco. She and Bruce Chard teach several ladies bonefish schools there each year.
  9. Capt. Brian Vaughn Off the Hook Charters is a good choice at Hilton Head
  10. we have many Sages from the RP to the Salt HD and no dots
  11. could somebody delete my double post. funky hotel wifi
  12. we just got back a few days ago from a long road trip --from Guatemala to Black Fly Lodge Lodge on Abaco. My wife, Sarah Gardner and Bruce Chard taught a ladies bonefish school at Black Fly Lodge. Fishing conditions were less than desired--overcast and windy. The ladies were undaunted and proceeded to have a great time at the school. On the last day the sun came out and the wind shifted just a hair and we found several big schools of bones willing to play. I can't say enough about Black Fly Lodge and the guides--first class.
  13. we just got back a few days ago from a long road trip --from Guatemala to Black Fly Lodge Lodge on Abaco. My wife, Sarah Gardner and Bruce Chard taught a ladies bonefish school at Black Fly Lodge. Fishing conditions were less than desired--overcast and windy. The ladies were undaunted and proceeded to have a great time at the school. On the last day the sun came out and the wind shifted just a hair and we found several big schools of bones willing to play. I can't say enough about Black Fly Lodge and the guides--first class.
  14. Tibor Gulfstream is a good sized reel for what you are wanting to do. I have several old models they are chugging along. I have filled with 50 pound powerPro and have all the backing I need. If you are fishing 20 pound tippet and a fish gets more than 400 yards most times you lose.
  15. I travel with lots of fly tackle. Central America when returning plan on checking reels and flies--some folks get away with carrying on 4 pc rods. I just got back form Abaco yesterday and I checked all my tackle both ways. But I did see several folks carry rod tubes etc on.