frazerp

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About frazerp

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  • Birthday 02/20/1944

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    Rod Building, Plugs after Jack Frech, Long Casting w/Neil Mackellow.
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    Artist, Energy Consultant, Surfcaster - not necessarily in that order.

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  1. OK - PM me ...
  2. 99% of the on-line fly tying shops have them ...
  3. I catch and release ...
  4. Fly Hook Size Quantity Ttl Cost $ Each Material Where Length Dai Riki 930 3/0 50 $ 11.97 $ 0.24 SS Blue Quill 34.5 Gamakatsu SS15 3/0 100 $ 38.50 $ 0.39 Tin Monster Fishing Tackle 33.1 Gamakatsu S11-3H 3/0 100 $ 40.25 $ 0.40 Tin Bearsden 34.8 Mustad 68SNP-DT Tarpon Hook 3/0 25 $ 11.99 $ 0.48 Duratin Tackle Direct 35.2 Diachi 2546 3/0 10 $ 6.45 $ 0.65 SS J Stockard 35.5 Tiemco TMC811S 3/0 25 $ 26.95 $ 1.08 SS J Stockard 34.8 avg $/hook $ 0.54 avg mm per hook 34.7 Looks like the Gamakatsu S11-3H is better than average in the cost & is the average in the length column. Would love to split or quarter a 100 from Bearsden, if any willing !!!
  5. mm is the most used & they are all quite different SIC vs Alconite vs Fazlite. Plus manufacturer's measurements often are rounded down - I get ring IDs on the Fuji Fazlite KL25H at 26.11 mm & a KL20H at 21.31 mm ...
  6. Thanks all - seems that many hooks will work & going to start w/34007 & 3407'S I have & some in-lines Have always crushed or ground off barbs, especially on plug trebles & sharpening has always been a-waiting-for-fish-to-show-up pastime. Looks like any hook purchase in the future will not be SS. Now how am I going to keep/store/transport the large 6+” Beast Flye & Slobster flies ??? NB: Just got Bruce's test result's so I'll have to review choices.
  7. Are there 3 types/manufacturers of hooks (1/0 and up) that cover a good percentage of saltwater flies, maybe even articulated flies for us novices ??? Also what about using in-line hooks (eye is in the same plane as the bend), have several left over from swapping out trebles on plugs ???
  8. Take a look at Tommy Farmer's video. I have been very happy w/my Estuary & Universal - tho they are both rigged for spinning w/a KR setup. And sometimes a sticky ferrule, bag of ice is the solution.
  9. OK for $58 - thanks - PM me ...
  10. How's about #1 & #9 for $55 - PP & shipped (slo boat ok) ???
  11. Who's hiring ???
  12. Hey Croaker Joe - a complete set of FazLite KLHs goes for ~$38 (+ shipping). Another $12+ for a set of FazLite KTs, should one want to go w/ZAs’ use of KT runners, his use of KT 7s gets 37% closer to the blank over the KL 5.5Ms you mention. Am attaching 2 Excel graphs of KLH & KT Heights and KLH Ring Center Heights. Could only easily measure these 4 larger guides - Fuji’s data seems not to include this info, or is it hiding elsewhere? Also looking for similar data on tiptop ring centers. Tight lines all ...
  13. Offering $78 (in-line w/yr pouch just sold for 57% of retail cost) ...
  14. Thanks muchly, got a rainy day & will try to find all those goodies ...
  15. Looking to buy one ...