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About JustinCarf

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  1. I have been using a reverse tapered leader of 50lb mono (4-5 ft) to 80lb flouro (2 ft) with a cross locking snap on the end, and I haven't had any issues. You'll want to check the line near the snap after each fish. However, while I haven't had any issues with the set up, I've heard of many others that have, so, I will not be swapping out the flouro for a knot-able bite wire. I will still use a cross locking snap.
  2. I dig it. Don't see why that wouldn't work. I'm sure it's a lot more durable than a 1 fish fly.
  3. Those look good. What size hook are they tied on?
  4. My vote goes with the Peak. It was the first vise, and it has served me well for 4 years now. I've tied musky flies with 6/0 hooks down to a size 12 with no problem. With the big hooks you just need to find right spot for where the vise will hold the hook securely.
  5. That's awesome! I don't see that as a problem. The pike look like their complaining either. ha
  6. I received a goodie bag of prizes from Misfit Fly Co. and it included some tube material. I have never fished a tube fly or seen one in person. Here was my first attempt. I had no idea what to use as material, so, I just went with what I had on hand. It was actually fun to tie, and see how adding the disc gave the material some body. It'll be interesting to see this one in the water. Material list -EP Fibers -Flash -Tube -tube disc (don't know the correct term) -Misfit Holo Head I would love to hear of suggestions on materials. I know that I could use some hackle, but that's about all I know that would look good on these.
  7. Nice looking flies, and wow! That is an awesome carp! Good job
  8. That def looks like a bluegill. Bass would eat that up!
  9. That's not ugly at all! Looks really good to me! It would definitely catch bass around here.
  10. Those look really good! I would be conserned about the long leader getting tangled, like Phish mentioned. I'm sure they'll catch fish though.
  11. Thanks, for all of the replies and information! I greatly appreciate it! I am going to look in to all of the different lines that were mentioned, and I'll let you know what I decided to go with. Im liking the idea of the floating running line. I've seen some line that have a 10' of sink and the rest is floating. Trying not to over think it, but I dont want to buy the wrong product for what I want to accomplish.
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