bhorsley

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About bhorsley

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fly fishing
  • What I do for a living:
    guide

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    Nags Head/Harkers Island/airports
  1. 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
  2. as a rule if the photo is not mine I will not post it. I did a screen grab off a social media site
  3. somewhere else. few hours north
  4. awesome fish. pretty work
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Simon is an amazing caster as is Chris. Good lessons are priceless. Jon Cave is one of the finest and smoothest single hand casters I have ever seen. He is 70 years old and he practices everyday. I know I am always working on my cast. I am lucky and get to be around some great casters and I am always watching their casts, hand motions etc. Glad you got to spend time with them
  10. I am not sure you can even carry the reels on --to Los Cabo. Don't really know as I have never tried. If I tried I would check my spools and carry on the other half. Anyway flying to Baja on the 27th--will checking my gear like I have been doing.
  11. I think that would work but what a PIA with all the backing on most reels.
  12. no--this was my only third time trip trout fishing --not much experience but want more
  13. I use the two of RIO's lines. the Bonefish Quick Shooter and Flats Master Pro. They have not let me down. I have not fished the other lines but I am sure they are good lines.
  14. not sure not even what sure which species is on the box. I have caught YFT, roosters, big red drum, sailfish and tons of albies, cobia, peacock bass. great reels but are a little heavy
  15. can't recommend it enough