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Hello, Is there a fly box (brand, model and size, please) that you’d recommend? Looking for something that I can carry with me when wading; something that can carry Surf Candies, Deceivers, Clouser Deep Minnows... the usual. What about out those of you who also like to carry longer flies such as flat saddles? Thank you, John
So what is everyone's opinion on the occasional dunk in freshwater? I've found myself wading more than I ever have now that I'm in the pursuit of all things striped. I have a Shimano Ultegra 5500xsc as my primary reel. Yesterday my friend took me to a new spot that had me wading in belly button deep water for most of the day and I had to stumble my way through an underwater stone garden to get there. I had already given my brother my wading staff and my backup rod for the day and remembered seeing photos of people using their rod butts as staffs in the surf. So not really thinking about it I decided to plunge my 10'6 rod to the depths as a staff and safely got where I was going. I'd say it was never underwater more than 5 seconds between steps while walking out and back a couple of times. I figured at most I'd just need to take it apart, dry it out and degrease/regrease it. So far I've just dried it off on the outside and took the spool off. Could I get away with not taking it apart since it was clear-ish water and I rinsed the reel when I got home? Could I go a few times between tear downs? If this is a terrible idea and I should never dunk it regardless of the scenario please chime in and I'll start looking for something cheap and used online like a Shimano Sahara or an old Spheros. Also, I've been wanting a Daiwa BG4000. Would the BG be a decent reel for a wading rig?
Hey all I wanted to ask those of you who actively wet suit during the fishing season if the Hyperflex Cyclone 2 Men's Wetsuit 4/3mm an adequate suit to use in montauk during the fall run. this would be my first attempt at wet suiting after taking several spills last season while wearing waders and being lucky enough not to have em fill up with water. My knowledge is limited on wet suits and right now only know that warmth and comfort while wading out to rocks is paramount. so what else should i consider when choosing a wet suit. how far off from shore is safe for doing this type of fishing? how do dose one get over the thought / fear of doing this at night? after 7 years I still consider my self a bit of a tourist in this sport and want to be more committed to earning my stripes in catching these fish, i feel wet suiting might help with that. Lue