ItsNotLuck

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  1. Im going to miss his Sanibel reports,as well as his positive outlook on life.I would occasionally PM BFD about Sanibel,and he was always willing to help...My Condolences to his family and friends...
  2. I've done exactly this by replacing the handle on my newer L5W 6/9 with the larger handle from the older LW 8/10....You will have to put a slight chamfer on the spool side of the handle, it will rub ever so slightly on the palming rim...I just "carefully" chucked the handle in a drill and used sandpaper to add a larger chamfer. Forgot to mention that I ordered the larger handles direct from Danielsson
  3. I use a 6 wt. St. Croix Bankrobber fo my river Smallmouth Bass fishing. Love that rod, its got the perfect action for me...Since it was designed as a streamer rod, it throws bulky Smallmouth flys with ease.A 7 wt. is probably more of an allrounder, but the 6wt. is nice for the size of fish you describe.. Whoops didn't see that you have a chance to buy them used....
  4. Anybody have experience with the 8wt......
  5. Hi everyone,I'll be headed to Cayo Santa Maria Cuba at the end of December.Anyone with experience on Santa Maria,any guiding services available?I'm more interested in bonefish, but internet research tells me its a good Tarpon area..I'm more experienced with Cayo Coco/Guilermo which is just to the East of Santa Maria... Thanks
  6. I love fishing Smallies...Here on my home waters (Grand river Ontario) the summer fishing has been terrible probably due to heat..The only thing working with consistency has been my all time go to pattern...Nothing more than a bugger with rabbit strip tail but long white contrasting white rubber legs..When dead drifted its perhaps close to the answer of a spin fishermans wacky rig..Black has been the popular colour this year...For bigger fish I like a rabbit strip Clouser ,crazy action with the rabbit strip tail..Crayfish patterns are also big fish pullers....Its been a really tough year high temps and low water...The only constant has been dead drifting rubber legged things... All the best for a speedy recovery BFD.I always enjoyed talking about Sanibel with you...
  7. Dick, whats your rotation of flys this spring?I never realized you guys start so early down there, thought April was dicey for fish on the beach...
  8. The only real answer is a complete layoff until its 100% healed..There are special exercises of course...Try wrapping an elastic band around all finger tips.Then do sets of opening and closing your hand.You will feel this exercise your forearm in to your elbow...Some swear by this exercise..I've had all kinds of different tendinitis conditions including nagging biceps tendinitis.. Another solution is go to a two hander.You can still fish but it will take the load off your power arm..Try a course of this Voltaren which is a rub in anti-inflammatory.Just be careful and read the instructions,I've found taking anti inflammatories internally useless for tendinitis.With the Gel you can really target the area...
  9. Hi guys, I really dig my 6wt. Bankrobber, its an awesome Smallmouth Bass rod...So I'm curious is any one swinging the #8wt. and using it in the salt..Judging by the fast action of the 6wt. I could see it having saltwater potential...
  10. Just talked with Pro staff and it looks like in fact they are done...and a replacement for the Pro-4x series coming to..
  11. Love my 8/9 out of my Yak for Lake Erie Smallies..The short rod improves subtle strike detection, hook setting speed, and casting fatigue...I stand in my Yak so the short length is also a bonus for fish landing...No mention of closeout from prostaff.They also added a 7/8 from what I see...
  12. Great flys BFD I assume you are using SF blend as a replacement for bucktail?I still have a couple of Lucy's left over from last August..They never got out much because the water was so flat and clear,I felt they were too much bling for the conditions.I've never seen so many spooky Snook.....That will be my last August down there... I've used all 3 of the Loon products, flow,thin and thick.The thin has the strongest odour of the bunch but looses the scent after its cured for a bit...Many have issues with the greasy finish left over..Sometimes I bake the fly in a UV fingernail hardener after the fly has been zapped with a flashlight.How ever I have found there is nothing like taking them outside and giving them a bake in the Sun to get rid of the grease...Unfortunately its not the season in Canada to be baking flies outside LOL!
  13. The Chart/white clouser is still one of my top producers on Sanibel...When I want to reinforce flies I get out the Loon UV.I stopped using Hard as Nails be cause it really off gasses bad and for a long time...I tied a bunch of clousers with it and boxed them.When it was time to take them out I could not believe the strong lacquer smell..That box stunk forever and I have'nt used sally's since...Like they say "If I can smell it so can they"...
  14. I'm always interested in casting farther.How ever I don't have the luxury of aerializing a 55 to 70 ft. head in real fishing situations...Some of my fishing includes banks and rocks that only allow an Airflo Sniper to get the job done...Would be nice to know what competition casters use in actual fishing conditions to get Max casting distance...
  15. Most of my shorty heads dump on casts to...They definitely don't carry like my two hand beach line would...Add to this a heavy dumbbell or cone and it just gets worse...Your short casts still carry speed, then your long casts fizzle out and dumping happens..All this can change slightly depending of course on wind...