scooleen74

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  1. Ive used the perfection loop without problems, typically 15-20lb mono on sinking line, never broken off at the loop, but as others have said if I hooked into a truly large fish I would wonder about the strength of that connection. The last fish I hooked up with was a good sized striper at the mouth of a tidal river on an outgoing tide and it ran hard as hell for the horizon, tons of stress on leader, and knots, no breakage.
  2. If anyone could PM me, going to Ogunquit , I am quite familiar with the place, fish it every year but wanted to try newer areas outside of my usual haunts and wanted to bounce some ideas off someone who may be more familiar than myself.
  3. I primarily fish for SMB on the Hudson up here North of Albany, I switched things up this year and started using the murdich minnow variants I have tied up with great results. On the fly SMB are my favorite fish to connect with. I need to trout fish this year because last year's winter was too long, painful waiting it out.
  4. All of that is epic, avatar, base for vise, and the clamp, epic well done.
  5. john did you tie that fire tiger spun hair fly in your avatar? Thats a piece of work man.
  6. np, those EP fiber flies you tied look great, put some hard as nails or something on those thread wraps to toughen them up, or a loon clear finish. The murdich is great on smallmouth, pike, largemouth, you can also vary the coloration to fit also make sure to use cactus large, the pattern is so effective because the eyes, and cactus up front push alot of water causing the fly to dart left right when quickly stripped, then drop like a dying baitfish.
  7. Yeah i would love to know if the sections are modified to boost super hi grain loads or something tricky.
  8. I never thought that this would be something I would ever want to see, but then I like watching PDC on sky and youtube. Unfortunately the UK is out of touch for me right now otherwise I would be just to try to learn something. Are the rods used factory or is it all tricked out for competition only?
  9. Google up murdoch minnow, its easy as hell to tie, super effective on all sorts of stuff, and you can sub out the fancy Alaskan Malamute sled dog fur for something simpler/cheaper. Hope this isnt a double post if it is forgive my laziness.
  10. nice red, cool handle on that stick.
  11. Do you ever worry about over playing the fish? Thats what would keep me out of the 5wt game, that plus a tidal current puts my 9wt in enough trouble, I couldnt imagine that with a 5'er.
  12. Do you ever worry about over playing the fish? Thats what would keep me out of the 5wt game, that plus a tidal current puts my 9wt in enough trouble, I couldnt imagine that with a 5'er.
  13. Just curious why you want to go to a 5wt for Striper fishing thats a rod I would never consider for SaltWater. Not critical, the places I striper fish are windy, shores, from shallow to deep and want the most versatile setup I can have which would be your 8wt.
  14. Nice Parker, love those, up there with the Hawk 29 as my fav. fishing boats. Nice blitz.
  15. My brother just sent me pics from a trip to Northern Ireland I took a few years ago, I scooped him up and fished the Fermanagh area, it was a blast.