Seadogg

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  • Birthday 11/01/1985

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    From trout to tarpon, fishing has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember.
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    Professional captain

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  1. Right.
  2. It’s important to begin your back or forward casts just as your loop unrolls completely. If you begin your cast before this, some of your stroke is wasted while the line continues to unroll, depleting energy in the line. With proper timing and mechanics, you’ll be shooting 80-90 feet of line without much effort or hauling.
  3. I use a mix of various Devlin blends and Steve Farrar FlashBlend. Tedious, but the finished product is amazing. These are not every day chuckers. I use these hyper realistic ones when casting into schools of pogies.
  4. I see the same thing every May in my area. Blues from 5 to 15+ pounds tailing and daisy chaining. Super fussy and very challenging to catch at times. Anyone who says blues are mindless eating machines hasn’t seen them like this. Probably the only time I commit time to targeting them. This is my fly after a morning session today vvvv
  5. First fish in my “custom” micro skiff. Found a good pile of fish this morning.
  6. I used to tie them on a Gamakatsu #1 SC15 but began using a tiemco hook of the same size. The wire of the tiemco is heavier so they can be used as teasers with spin gear without the threat of bending the hook, something I’ve had customers claim happens. I’ve actually bent and broken a few SC15’s over the years with the fly rod, but I lock down on albies and work them as hard as the rod will go, so it happens here and there. The fly is like 2.5 inches. As far as the glue goes, it’s all practice and trial and error. Get a good glue gun with a fine nozzle tip and good glue sticks, the clearest you can find. I recommend a craft store. Problem with the glue is that if you mess up you can’t fix the fly. You’ll have a share of those at first, but you’ll improve each time. One of the things about this fly and the use of hot glue is that there’s always a bit of randomness to the finished product. There’s really no way to “perfect” it, so to speak. Every one comes out slightly different. As unruly as they appear out of the water, they take on a very lifelike appearance when wet, which is why they’re so effective. Good luck.
  7. 2 feathers, tips pointed in. The original version uses four, two for the tail, and two for the body. I modeled mine after Dave Skok’s version, which uses a small clump of bucktail for the tail. Over the years I’ve developed mine to be a little different than others I’ve seen, mostly when it comes to the glue application technique. Due to that, mine are much less bulky than most others I’ve seen, plus I tie them much smaller. They’re an absolutely killer fly. Pretty much all I use for albies.
  8. I’ve seen a few 20-pounders during the last few days While sight fishing but the majority of fish are still the 18 to 30-inch class. Feels like we’re nearly 2 weeks behind. Any time now it’ll turn right on.
  9. Start of an order of 10-inch bunker flies.
  10. Just wrapped up a jon boat restoration. Transformed it into a technical micro skiff. Maiden voyage tomorrow.
  11. Good God. There’s got to be a hotline you can call for that...
  12. My vote’s for juvenile sea herring. Lots of them around this time of year. This is a photo from a few years back during early May.
  13. Thanks
  14. That’s the thing about the canal. Even the newbs and googs can get a 50-inch fish when they’re all commiting suicide on the surface.