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  1. Late to this, but just wanted to highlight why the "break the vacuum" method didn't work. Don't have one of these rods, but based on my fly rods (and then looking at pics of the ODM DNA on-line) the butt section has the male ferrule. So drilling a hole at the rod butt cap isn't impacting the air space between the male and female ferrule. Know it's of no help to you, but thought I'd point it out for others who might be considering that sometime in the future.
  2. Sorry, inertia is both the "resistance" of a body at rest to be put in motion as well as the resistance to any change in motion (for a moving body). From Merriam-Webster: inertia noun 1 a: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force b: an analogous property of other physical quantities (such as electricity) 2 : indisposition to motion, exertion, or change I think the reel makers have already consulted a dictionary and that's why they are using the term correctly.
  3. This version is right up there for me:
  4. I've read that a good knot to use when connecting flouro to mono is a double uni. So that's what I've been using when I add a small section of fluoro (stronger than mono at similar diameter) as a bite tippet whenever bluefish are around. Haven't had any issues with knot failure.
  5. In all seriousness, a 6 or 7 wt isn't a terrible choice for what you are looking for. Lots of folks use a 6 wt for fluke, snapper/cocktail blues, and the occasional striper. A 6 or 7 wt would also work for trout, smallies and LMB. When I first started flyfishing, a 7 wt was considered the standard for all-around freshwater flyfishing (boy, have times changed). Anyhow, you can buy an inexpensive combo package to get yourself started. Since that size isn't going to be ideal for either trout or the salt, when you decide to upgrade, invest in a rod (or rods) more suited to your preference, and use that starter kit as your backup (or to loan to friends/family members who might be just starting out, or just want to join you for the day). Good luck!
  6. When I started fly fishing the salt, all I had was my 8 ft 3 wt that was (and is) my primary small stream trout rod. So I thought I'd give it a try. Went to a beach that was sheltered from the wind and started with a smallish deceiver. Landed a couple of stripers under 20" with no problems. Then I hooked a much bigger fish and really had to wrestle it in, being careful to keep the rod more or less pointed at the fish and basically hand-lining it in. Don't let the industry trick you into buying gear you don't really need. And don't believe all the pundits who will tell you that you need at least an X weight. In fact, I wouldn't believe anything I see on the internet..... .....posted today (at least)
  7. Contrary to popular belief, Art Vandelay is never described as an architect. George pretends to be an architect a couple of times, but AV is either an importer/exporter, involved in latex manufacturer (Vandelay Industries), or a judge in Latham, MA.
  8. Good one! Real biting.... You can enjoy fly fishing for snakeheads all you want. Just don't put the ones you catch back, if you want to follow the rules (which you obviously don't care about).
  9. You asked, I answered. Bluff called - you got nothing...... Now everyone that reads this thread will know that your position is baseless. If people want to violate the regs, so be it.
  10. If you're fishing in NJ and you are releasing snakeheads you catch, you are in violation of the following sections of the current Fish Code (link here: https://dep.nj.gov/njfw/conservation/law-enforcement/rules/) : SUBCHAPTER 6. Fish Code 7:25-6.1 General provisions (g) The possession and/or release of live potentially dangerous fish species, identified in N.J.A.C. 7:25-6.2, is strictly prohibited. Potentially dangerous fish species encountered while angling shall be destroyed. There are no season, minimum size or creel limits on these species 7:25-6.2 Definitions The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. "Potentially dangerous fish" means the following species: 1. Asian Swamp Eel Monopterus albus 2. Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis 3. Black Bass species other than Micropterus spp. other than M. Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass salmoides and M. dolomieu 4. Blue Catfish Ictalurus furcatus 5. Brook Stickleback Culaea inconstans 6. Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris 7. Grass Carp (diploid) Ctenopharyngodon idella 8. Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus 9. Oriental Weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus 10. Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus 11. Snakeheads Channa spp. 12. Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix 13. Warmouth Lepomis gulosus
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