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  1. I've tried different home made lips and sizes on long eel type flies. What I found is the longer the tail, the more it will absorb the wave energy from the head. I tied some that were too long and dense and only the head vibrated if it did at all. The tail was motionless. To compensate I would have needed a bigger lip which would have been too difficult to cast. I have tied some with one fairly thin long flatwing stye saddle and it works pretty well at longer lengths. That's an instance where the tail is light enough and less water resistant it will still generate a wave through the whole fly.
  2. I second Killierfish on the suggest line weights/head lengths. I loved the 12 wt 12' TICR rod I had. I used 12 and 13 wt. Tarpon floating lines with it. Unfortunately I didn't realize about the ferrules possibly coming loose and mine broke right at the bottom ferrule. If I had known, I would have done something to prevent that from happening. Maybe taping is the best thing as Killiierfish suggests. Hope you enjoy your new purchase.
  3. The amount of sand that gets kicked around is really minor. Though you should always rinse the bike off with a hose after a beach ride.
  4. I will second this. I bought some Liquids recently and they get the job done. Waterworks sells package deals of 1 reel and 2 spools. They also have sales discontinued reels on their website.
  5. I'm sorry I made a mistake. Thank you for that commentary. I'm sure it served your well.
  6. I saw the exact same thing at the mouth of the Herring River in Harwich last week. Two guys, and every cast they'd hook a fish and throw it into a bucket. 4-5 inch snappers. Not Native American but there's no limit on count or size anyway.
  7. This is what I use to hold a second rod while casting the other. It uses a commercial fly rod holder attached to an armature which in turn is attached to a rigid box inserted in a knapsack.
  8. Haven't broken any of my 10 weight rods but most of the time I fish with my 6 weights given the state of things this year. Here's one with a rattle but the rattle is made out of glass and I'm trying to figure out a way to make the more durable. I don't think they make plastic ones this small.
  9. Stormy, yes, there are corrosion issues. A bike should be washed down with a hose after each over-sand ride. I've never used Boeshield but I wonder if you can get it in all the crevices of the derailleurs, etc. . I bought my bike 2nd had from a bike shop that had it as a rental. I'm sure it was ridden in the surf wash. One day a spoke broke so I took the rim tape off and each spoke end was surrounded by a mound of salt. No wonder one of them broke. Best to stay out of salt water. Mike
  10. If you're still looking I posted a native mariner 12.5 on craigslist last weekend. Thanks. MIke
  11. Hi Bob, When walking, yes, depending if it's in an area where there are multiple depths to fish. One rod will have sinking line, the other with floating or intermediate. Mike
  12. My biggest fear of electric bikes is a bunch of folks will buy them and ride down the beach at 20+ mph resulting in all bikes getting banned from the beach, even for those who are pedaling and traveling at much slower speeds. If you get one, please go slow and turn those legs over like you're the one propelling it! :-)
  13. Hey TGS, That's perfect for what you need. Thinner tires have less rolling resistance than tires for the beach, so less effort. Those tubes look like they server well for TH rods. I have two racks; the rear for waders and the front for stripping basket and shoulder bag. If you're getting by without waders even better. Recently I added lights to my bike. Back in the day, I would often commute to work by bike and a failure in one light would be scary, so I doubled up on everything. I know money doesn't grow on trees, but I would also get a center light, or two center side x side lights for your top tube, in yellow or white. If you get one, I think it's best to face it downward on the road setting it as a blinker. It reflects back up on you for even better visibility to cars. If a car comes up on a cross street, it can be hard to see a front headlight and even if the driver does, it can be difficult to get a sense how far away the cyclist is if it's truly dark and no street lights. I have two sidelights but I angle them down 45 degrees to get added reflection off the road and on me.
  14. When I saw your title to this thread, I thought you were referring to bikes to help reach fishing destinations.