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I've been tying on weedguards...finally
Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:07 PM
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The above fly hooked 3 fish last Saturday but I was only able to boat one....and as you can see in the next photo....my kayak fishing photography with a cell phone in a waterproof case skills are severely lacking.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:37 PM
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson
There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929
Posted 22 May 2012 - 05:57 AM
The above fly hooked 3 fish last Saturday but I was only able to boat one. . .
Sometimes weed guards prevent landing a fish. But I find it balances well against the times I have to boat
over to the popper to extricate it from being snagged. What is the weight of the weed guard and is it a
double guard or is that a reflection against your hand?
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:44 AM
Once again - very nice work.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:53 AM
Stipple, I agree! I'm using 25lb test line, doubled. I never liked the single because it never seemed to stay lined up with the hook.
Captain Bob, I love the fact that I can toss these flies into branches and not worry.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:15 AM
They key to a successful single strand weed guard is to make sure the mono stays in perfect alignment along the hook as it is being tied in; especially in the bend area. This requires frequent checks as you go, and adjust as necessary. If you wait until you have it tied in along the hook, and if it has been properly bound to the hook, it will be too late, almost without fail, to properly align it. It is surprising at how much the slightest deviation will throw the whole thing out-of-line. It is a matter of paying attention to "Detail"; at least in my experience.
Keep up the good work!
Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:00 AM
Here is what I been doing to make them entirely weedless.