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About bhorsley

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  1. fun report and it like fun --love multi species
  2. I fished a Sage Salt HD 12 wt with RIO Out Bound Short Tropical Intermediate --to me it was an ideal set up
  3. never felt unsafe. and the people in Medellin are so hopefully and happy.
  4. the only time I use Bimini twist is for billfish. the Bimini knots gives the leader some stretch. The other time is when I am using light tippets for bigger fish --or record fishing-- which is almost never. I do use a Bimini in my backing always. I use a blood knot, uni knot and a modified Lefty's no slip loop knot almost 95% of the time.
  5. I live on the northern outer banks --and our reds in the back country are neurotic at best. Some years we are neck deep and some years nada. Even when it is on fire in the grass flats (2' deep) it is not a good fly fishery. There maybe 100s of fish on the flat but they usually in singles laid up. They are holding in the grass on the bottom. Much better success with spinning gear. To me the most consistent reds are from Cape Lookout south. They have bigger tides than we do on this end of OBX. NC is home to the biggest reds which we call old drum in the world. The biggest ones are caught in the surf or piers in the Fall fishing bait. We do catch some old drum every Fall at Cape Lookout but from a boat. The guys who have small boats and can get to Shark Island off of Cape Lookout do very well on fly in the surf there. If you are in Rodanthe or Avon on Hatteras Island there are miles of grass flats --great to explore with a kayak. Our fish don't tail as a rule because we do not tide---down south of where I am they have bigger tides and the reds get in the spartina and tail eating snails and shrimp a few times a month. The mouth of the Neuse River has good small reds and big ones as well but best accessed by boat
  6. I understand. it is a bit of pain to get there. You have to overnight twice in Medellin at a really nice hotel and a commuter flight down and back which is all covered in the price so it does run it up. Columbia does not have roads in 60% of the country.
  7. Just returned from an impromptu trip to Black Sands Lodge in Bahia' Solano Columbia. The pacific coast of Columbia is virtually un touched when it comes to fly fishing. A dear friend is running a 32' Contender for Blacks Sands Fishing there. I got the invite to see the place and help with their billfish on fly tactics. I have caught yellow fin tuna a lot of places but nothing holds a canal to this place---insane tuna action. Had a first for me as well --hooking and catching a free swimming sailfish. I hooked another but the hook broke about 10' from the boat. It was the rainy season and it did rain. I am really looking forward to returning
  8. there are many choices for fly fisherman--too damn many if you ask me. Nothing replaces casting practice and time with a rod in your hand fishing. But for most of my fishery --especially my Fall albie fishing the OBS are the lines for us. The best days it is blowing 10 to 15 with gust to 20 and can be choppy-- with a little instruction most of my guys can deliver the fly with one or two false casts. The less the fly line is in the air the less that can go wrong. I can't imagine not using one for roosters--very few lines to me will let you reach out 70 to 90 feet quickly with a minimum of false casts. some folks do not like fishing them --thats fine with me --bottom line use what you like
  9. as a rule if the photo is not mine I will not post it. I did a screen grab off a social media site
  10. somewhere else. few hours north
  11. awesome fish. pretty work
  12. we love them. I fish both the OBS Tropical Intermediate and the new InTouch OBS intermediate --They are our go to lines used them both in Baja last week
  13. We just returned from our annual Baja roosterfish trip. While the roosters were not very thick the ones around were big. One of my guys landed a massive 70 pound rooster on fly. There were several 50 pound+ fish and one upper 50s to low 60s. The Toros were thick (pacific jack crevelle ). They were as thick as I have ever seen them. Most of the toro were around 12 to 18 pounds and everyone caught one or two over 20 pounds. The fly records are in the low 20s. Besides the roosters, toros there were a good number of big African pompano. This year was definitely a 10 wt fishery--we left our 9 wts back in our rooms.
  14. I used a FishPond roller duffle for years until it died after one too many trips. We are now using Patagonia's largest roller duffel. I put our rods in the cardboard tubes that rod tubes are shipped in.
  15. Thanks Dick . I am just discovering the fresh water trout fishing and really enjoy the whole experience. Fishing with a guide who is a good teacher and knows his water is big plus. I hardly ever get to fish with my wife and that makes even better.