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  1. Great fly RG! Have you seen this and this
  2. Mark Sedottii has been throwing huge flies on single handed rods 100ft for more than 20 years. How does he do it? I think he has plenty of back cast room and is a great casters but maybe some tips from him would be applicable here. Coincidentally, he will be st Bearsden. June 1st. I think he uses weighted flies but the new generation of beast flies by Bob Popovics are relatively sparse and I assume Bob also casts them single handed from the beach. My beast flies are sparse but still cast like a wet dish rag on a 9 ft single handed 10 weight. I must be doing something wrong. Lots of good information, possibilities and inferences here blazing new ground such as overhead casting short skagit heads when obstructions are behind or casting shorter heads in the dark because they’re easier to control or using short heads for larger flies or difficulties with Spey casting in surf due to blown anchors or difficulties of Spey casting with beast like large flies and use of two handed rods to overhead cast large flies. Add darkness to the mix and no one says it is easy.
  3. Mitchell 300s desintegrate quickly when used in salt water and may need meticulous maintainence in that environment. Those reels were a clinic for galvanic corrosion.
  4. S n S and JGB although things look bad for the health of the biosphere let’s not toll the bells just yet for the earths demise. We are all in this together but there still may be hope. Don’t forget the manufacturing of graphite fly rods and synthetic fly tying materials also create a significant amount of pollution with the production of resins, polymers and solvents. During my meager time on the planet the numbers of large striped bass caught decreased significantly around 1981 but since that time, give or take a few years the total number of smaller fish caught increased and daylight catches increased but I was using a spinning rod mostly. Understand that this information is purely anecdotal. In addition, I don’t want to burst the bubble of the two handed overhead surf fly casting group, and as soon as I can get a adequate blank or rod to build or rebuild, I will try to join them, it seems like we are 50 years too late if hunting big fish in the surf is the objective.
  5. Here are a few pictures of the floors in my house? Would you experts on flooring refinish these floors or put down a laminate. The floors in the house are hardwood but the living room floor was painted white and the scratched badly by me moving furniture, the hallway was abused with linoleum tiles and in the master bedroom no drop cloths were used in a painting job before I bought the house. Everything looked good on move day because the hideous archeological layers of stupidity were hidden by what came to be discovered as an equally hideous wall to wall carpeting that became unraveled with vacuuming. Would you: 1. pay a pro refinisher 2. DIY refinish by renting a sander at Hd or somewhere 3. Put down locking wood laminate or vinyl laminate floating floor 4. Sell house and move into a geodesic dome or something else?
  6. Thanks for all the strategies everyone, good stuff.
  7. When casting in the dark of night using a weight forward or integrated line how do you know when you have enough head out to pick up or make a cast? Do you nocturnal fly fishermen use some sort of indicator on the fly line? The conditions included darkness, fog, mist condensation on glasses so you are partially blind, moderate surf with wind over your left front shoulder and you have to wait for the surf to lay down briefly between sets to make a decent cast either by false casting or split second timing. In other word, it could be worse but by not by much. I always used shooting heads so it was easy to tell when the head went into the tip of the rod or when you held head-running line junction in your stripping hand. First thought, leave glasses in car or get contacts.
  8. Has anybody lengthened a flyrod handle by adding cork ring to the front. I have TFO axiom II and the handle is too short for me. Should I remove the winding check and wrap in the front of the handle and slide 3 cork rings up against it or shape one ring, which would be difficult because of different ids and ramps, to go over the check to butt against the existing handle? Any ideas on a different approach?
  9. Yes dying can be a lot of work for just a few feathers at a time or even cutting the saddle into 5 parts and dying 4 of those parts different colors for flat wings. Cheap strung saddle hackle feathers aren't any good for flat wings?
  10. Check the dying thread below.
  11. Check engine light on? Try a bottle of expensive cat cleaner, follow directions carefully and use highest rated octane gasoline. May work for awhile. I have a 2008 Honda civic hybrid with 240k miles and new cat was well over 1k at dealer so I did the treatment and the ce light went off for about a week then came on again and then went off and stayed off for about a month so far. It’s an experiment in progress.
  12. Thanks Crunch. In the second method, when you join thicker lines together, the two section overlap with cores in place and are glued together with crazy glue? No knots? Then further secured with thread wraps? Seems like a simple glued overlap would not be that strong?
  13. Esa Could you explain a little more how you constructed these lines? “To but good behaving floating head I would take two SA Skagits and join their front tapers to make desired length and weight. Joining two front tapers from two AF CS 630gr or 660gr should be good for stiff Carp rod users to have 700...800gr heads. For heavier heads using 690gr or 720gr keep head length in control...” I assume you join two cut lines back to back? Perhaps include some diagrams and how do you splice lines together?
  14. Comments in order of maps 1. Maybe more accurate 2. East branch missing 3.USGS West Branch Missing 4. Inaccurate with west branch missing and northern shoreline of Southard’s wrong Moral of the story: these maps have much in common with this one.
  15. Thanks F44 for the information. it’s an interesting map and I will see if I can get a copy of the publication. The area I am interested in is north of the Sunrise and west of the streams depicted on the map. A significant tributary of Southard’s Pond flows into it at the dimple near the “s” of Southard’s on the map and is probably a branch of the Carlls’. It sometimes flows adjacent to the bridal path/bike trail which later courses through a large tunnel underneath the Sunrise, west, by maybe 75 yards, of the streams depicted on the map. This may mean that a large area between the Southern State and Sunrise is essentially an island of the Carlls. The western stream branch, through the bridal path tunnel, is not shown on most maps including the USGS map but I saw it on one and forgot to bookmark it and don’t remember the URL. This area is a swampy tangle of briars and impenetrable brush and next to impossible to fish which may be an act self preservation by Mother Nature. There is a short trail to a bridge over the river off the bridal path about 100 yds north of the sunrise which provides limited access to the river but the unending stream of traffic dampens the atmosphere and ones enjoyment of fishing.