Pungo

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  1. I do not own one but casted a friends quite a bit. He had the 8 wt Chromer with Skagit head 425 gr. I think? with Airflow miracle braid running line. Pretty sweet overhand casting anyway. Good price and decent build. I was impressed. I habitually throw the Buelah Opal 7 wt overhand on 425gr and I would say the actions are similar. Costs less too. Seems to be more of a two handed overhead action rather than a slower spey action.
  2. Pike on a fly in NJ
  3. Red Green--great design on that weedless hollow tie on the worm hooks! I have tried it out and it really swims well and that hook style seems to induce an action that causes the fly to plane up and actually come back to the surface you strip. Much different action than the same fly tied on a regular J hook better I think. On a floating line its sweet.
  4. I have a Solitude and Mako.... the Solitude is a decent reel at a good price price but I would say they are distant, distant relatives (if that) to a Mako. Type III is nice but calling them freshwater Mako's?? Not really.
  5. Coastal Flyrodders, Meet the third Tuesday of the month in Wyckoff NJ at the Larkin House 7:30 pm. Good bunch of guys. Speakers featuring techniques, destinations and flytying. Club trips. Coastalflyrodders (add .com) meetings open to all.
  6. I am thinking of going this route in NJ but honestly I should do it soon before it gets banned and I think they would ban even peddle bikes here as that is the knee jerk response to everything in this state it seems. Precious few tire tracks on the beach now... l would give it only another year or two before you see see the signs changed though.
  7. If you want to break with tradition try the rubber Winn Flyrod handle instead of cork. Only about an eighth of a oz heavier but better grip and less $. Easier to put on too. I like it especially in the cold.
  8. There is a Wulff Ambush Triangle in 12wt floating with a 26 ft head at 500g, I have been using it on a CND Atlantis 11wt and it is money. They have a 14 wt listed and that is at an integrated 600 grains floating line . I have not seen any integrated floating line that gets to that grain wt. seems ok in the recent cold snap.
  9. Brad Buzzy has some crazy good ones too and they are processed beautifully. You can find him on the BST forum I think.
  10. I have them and they are nice... but a pain to get on for sure. Mine lasted 7 years and now I have to replace the front seats. Not looking foward to the process but it is an excellent product.
  11. Surprised at all the sinking lines at night? I am 100% floater. The fish will come up and feed in the water column at night. Many more types of presentation possible with a floater and floating flies work often. And the flies are always black.
  12. Maybe there is a support group for us? Ha! Share themowelders and glue and sad stories.....
  13. I feel your pain... I just went thru the that exact same crack in my 08 Revo. I have gone the route of Gflex. Failed after one trip. Then Thermo welding... but I did not drill a hole at the end of the crack which but still I had this this hull soft and pliable and it seemed like a fix. Spend a lot of time and thought on it. FAIL. Right thru the weld and expanding further. It the side to side torque of the turbo drive. I did not do what Brad did and its sounds like its working but honestly I am pretty much given up on fixing it. After the second weld the crack has gotten bigger. Not to bum you out and everybody has their favorite glue but it will never be the same and you can't trust these fixes at all. I wasted some time and effort tying to change what is now junk.
  14. I feel your pain... I just went thru the that exact same crack in my 08 Revo. I have gone the route of Gflex. Failed after one trip. Then Thermo welding... but I did not drill a hole at the end of the crack which but still I had this this hull soft and pliable and it seemed like a fix. Spend a lot of time and thought on it. FAIL. Right thru the weld and expanding further. It the side to side torque of the turbo drive. I did not do what Brad did and its sounds like its working but honestly I am pretty much given up on fixing it. After the second weld the crack has gotten bigger. Not to bum you out and everybody has their favorite glue but it will never be the same and you can't trust these fixes at all. I wasted some time and effort tying to change what is now junk.
  15. Our you could try the magnetic transducer setup which seems pretty cool but a bit pricey. I have heard they are plenty secure for kayaks even with motors.