Capt. Lou

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  1. Penn Squidder model 140 older model in ex shape 9.5 out of 10 ! Maroon , plastic spool looks and shows new , comes w/ box . $ 50.00 PU $ 57 shipped local to east coast location PM for any details or photos
  2. PThe reverse Albright or the Albright are fine for inshore fishing , the key to these knots is to always double braid and wrap the mono over the braid and make sure the mono exits the braid the same as it entered the loop . 10 turns should suffice just make sure u allow mono to lay flat prior to snugging knot the knot once started tighten so,it never moves again , I use gloves !
  3. Monos are vastly better than years back , as mentioned Toray is excellent , as is Siglon and Sunline are a few excellent choices in lighter monos , there strong at knots , bbut always moisten prior to cinching any knot especially in lighter monos ! The key in mono selection is to find the thinnest diameter which provides the qualities you require . simple over hand knot test can tell u a lot about monos strength !
  4. I fish with 7.6 GLoomis IM6 original Gary Loomis fly rod pre IMX etc. In my way of thinking 4# is very suitable for any sm to,med trout stream where accuracy should not distance is the criteria to deliver ur fly . Also a D T line is a far better choice then WF for these close in rod loading and handling longer finer leaders
  5. I've been using braid as backing on all my salt reels for over 25 seasons , it's the way to go , just make sure if ur offshore fishing pack it on reel tight so under a heavier drag it will not bury itself . Also a west coast outfit sells Toro Tamer brand braid , it's very well made and they have splice able HC down to 30# test . U can loop splice for quick changes by installing HC loops which offer very little resistence going thru guides or u can core splice which is one n done ! Braid offer several features over dacron , more capacity , thinner diameter less resistence when dragged thru water by larger fish , also spool reduction is limited due to its smaller diameter , so u retain slightly higher retrive ratios if your fish get a head of steam . To me it's a win - win
  6. JB is a quality braid , hollow core is the way to go . I use Toro Tamer by Charkbait their hollow core goes down to 30# test , splices well . u can splice Dacron same as hollow core only drawback it's quite a bit thicker and absorbs water thus adding weight and diameter to this type line . Like noted HC braid is an offshore reel backing when u really get into your backing regularly .
  7. I've carried a piece of 1" PVC cut opposing wedge slices in PVC the slice hold braid wrap couple of turns then pop it ! I always use lighter leader generally pops first prevents excessive strain neede to break heavier braids
  8. The thinner lead is cored with braid , two possibilities the thinner may get deeper sans less drag on water , it will be stronger with braid core , however the other school of thought was to go to heavier core 50-60 # the extra weight would allow u to sink faster however . Never run them side by side but there are charts available from various copper line companies on fresh boards to show sink rate in lakes . Oceans have current so apply the 10% rule at minimum !
  9. One of the best smaller boats the would be capable in nasty inlets is the old 23' Formula twin IO's Best small heavy sea boat I've ever owned nothing compared in its day , next 31' Bertram . it was one of the first fast CC 's we cruised at 30+ MPH's sipping fuel ! In the 70's that was pretty fast with a top end near 45 mph . Many still seek out this hull even today
  10. le I have 2 wading jackets by Aquaz ( NEW ) for sale lightweight model Kenai size EXL breathable , 100% waterproof , very lite weight , dark green w/ hood List $189.00 sell n ship local to eastcoast location $90 Model Trimity heavyweight wading Jacket per above but much more durable material , warm , complete wind proof EXL List $249 . Sell n ship per above for $125 any ?'s or info neede PM me
  11. le I have 2 wading jackets by Aquaz ( NEW ) for sale lightweight model Kenai size EXL breathable , 100% waterproof , very lite weight , dark green w/ hood List $189.00 sell n ship local to eastcoast location $90 Model Trimity heavyweight wading Jacket per above but much more durable material , warm , complete wind proof EXL List $249 . Sell n ship per above for $125 any ?'s or info neede PM me
  12. Often if u can cast decently the above mentioned cast loops can happen simply put, one rod may need more of a load to perform while another may be the opposite . Often times even a line will create issues one way or another , there is no one correct way to cast a specific rod way too many variables that have made the cast mastery obscene at times . A quick method I've used to unlock a rods strong point is to vary lines and then balance out a rod for the fishery and accuracy I require whether it is long range or in tight let's say under 50' ! I should mention my cast stroke as well , nothing easy in this game way too many casting opinions for the newcomer .
  13. Depending on water ur fishing I prefer a Teeny Line in fast riffs , cast down n across mend watch for strikes on the turn if not I strip back with occasional wounded minnow drop backs n hang on sometimes they smash it on this retrieve . I prefer T 130 on a 5/6 weight 9' rod . The longer Rod permits unto,keep more line off water & permits easy mends to add depth and let fly maintain proper speed going downstream . I like to keep my line tight in case of strikes in any position . if more depth is required I keep an assortment of lead core lengths that I can loop into line / leader to add depth to fly . Im an underwater fly guy & concentrate on riffs and PW , I seldom nymph or dry unless forced into it on a given day !
  14. Many so called fluoro carbon lines are terrible for memory , I've narrowed my choices on my ultra light trout outfits to a pair of lines that exhibit the softness I require on small spool reels to not take a set with light lures or bait fishing One Invisex & Sunline these both work reel well on my reels which are all 1000 size Stella , Stradic C-14 & Daiwa Tetula . These are mounted on 6'6" - 7' UL & panfish power spin rods all UL actions . No line issues unless u overload spools ! All line 4# test almost impossible to break off a big trout using these set ups