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Posted 06 May 2006 - 05:21 PM
Give me your thoughts. he hasn't given me a price yet.
Posted 06 May 2006 - 06:30 PM
Thanks for your inputs.
Posted 06 May 2006 - 06:42 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 04:11 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 06:25 PM
The Daiichi is a sharper hook and definetly keeps it's edge longet than the Dai- Riki's but debarbing them is essential there also.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 07:38 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:01 PM
He riseth up Early in the Morning And Disturbeth the whole Household.
Mighty Are His Preparations.
He goeth forth full of Hope, and when the Day is Far Spent He returneth,
Smelling of Strong Drink and the Truth is not in Him.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:56 PM
Again, that is only my take on the Dai- Rikis. A lot has to do with subjective stuff- and what you have confidence in.
Hey guys , I got 4,000 or more Dai- Rikis. If you want them, let me know. Will cut a very good eal on them.
Posted 08 May 2006 - 10:01 AM
I wouldn't hesistate in buying the DaiRiki hooks. I do believe there are better hooks on the market such as the Tiemco and Daiichi. For me personally, I fish with nymphs about 90% of the time and I love it. The hooks I've used in the past don't seem to make a whole lot of difference with me --- but that's just me. I've not encountered any problems with hooks breaking or bending or even getting dull. And, there have been days when I've really gotten into the fish.
For example, about 10 days ago I spent two days on the South Holston river (near Bristol Tennessee). The first day was difficult due to an enourmous rainfall the area had (something like 6-8 inches). The water was muddy on one side and stained on the other. But even though the fishing was difficult, we caught fish. The next day was altogether different; the water had cleared up alot overnight and the fish were hungry. I got up early and fished below the weir for about an hour and caught 10 fish. I then fished about 5 other places on the river and caught fish in each spot. Later that evening a hatch came off the likes of which I had never seen. It lasted for a long time. Fish coming up everywhere. Slurp. Slurp. Slurp. I've never been more frantic in all my life. I couldn't get my fly in the water quick enough. Some of the fish were slurping not 10 feet away from where I stood. And the action did not stop for a long time. I had four different fish break me off and I brought to net a bunch. I asked Rod C (the guide I was with) if his arms ever got sore from setting the hook and wrasslin' the Holston Rockets and Brown Bulls and he just laughed. We fished till dark and it was an experience I'll never forget.
My point is .... I was fishing with Dairiki hooks. I was also fishing with 7x tippett. Light tippets take some getting used to. Altogether I lost about 10 nymphs that day -- I'd say half of them were simply my fault, but the other five were hosses. And my guide, Rod Champion, has fished this system for about 15 years and he knows how to catch the fish. He and his son Matt own a fly shop (prices can't be beat) and serve as guides in my neck of the woods. I've lived in this area for 7 years and have just recently discovered the best fishery (IMHO) in the East. I'm going back in 3 days and can't wait. And, by the way, all my nymphs are tied on Dairiki hooks.
Posted 08 May 2006 - 06:58 PM
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