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About JonC

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  1. Dick, as a person who fished almost everyday, and then chronicled it, gave the people who don’t fish so often a feeling of almost being there, it was a great contribution to his readers and It will be his legacy, a great one. RIP Dick. JC
  2. Yes, I think it’s ideally suited because you can pick it up and reposition without retrieving so much line. I’ve never found that it was a temperature was a problem with this line, I like the stiffness. JC
  3. I actually took my six wt out on a bayside flat the only day we had flat calm and caught breaking fish that I could cast to in the 20-24” category, the six made it more fun, but the idea that a six was the appropriate tackle is depressing. jC
  4. For saddles on eBay try there’s an Iowa grower that lists stuff under the name tradehigher, they’re not Whitings, but if you select carefully you’ll find some good capes. For the most part I think that color is not that big a factor to the fish, the action and the length are what’s important. JC
  5. Joe put up a video on this site a few year ago showing his tying techniques, it was very good, worth searching out. JC
  6. I totally sympathize, just got back from the Bahamas, everything went wrong, wind, clouds, rain, complete disaster of a week, no guarantees in the world of fishing. JC
  7. Look up on youtube “welding loops”, or, send back to Orvis, they’ll probably give you a new one. JC
  8. Yes. JC
  9. If turn on your google machine and look up Ed Mitchell, he has site, click on writings, you can do the rest. I've been using a six for over 20yrs, mostly with a Wulff Bermuda Triangle floater which is considerably overweight, but works great when the fish are on the small side and the wind is down, small gurglers are a blast, also makes a good bonefish rod where the fish run small. JC
  10. Not superstitious, black cat just crossed my trail. JC
  11. All I know is, as an old Scott fan, they’ve always done stupid money on eBay. JC
  12. Agreed to above posts, fast and slow are terrible descriptors, it would be much more educational if rods were designated according to where the bend occurs as Orvis has done, calling them tip or mid action, or alternatively, action angle as defined in Common Cents, then there would be no confusion about what’s going on. That being said, I like a rod with the bend up near the the top. JC
  13. Red Ball hippers. JC
  14. LLBean has a light weight goretex jacket for about $200 that’s very good. JC