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Posts posted by shadyvito

  1. Thanks for the feedback guys. To answer the hook set question, I really believe that the problem is with the single weed guard I was using. A good example is a diver I tied. The head was cork and the body was all rubber legs. I missed two fish and we were thinking that maybe it was the weed guard so I cut it off. Next bite, I caught the fish. I changed to the double weed guard for the same reason that Mark said in the video. I figured the guards would spread. I do, however, like the way he put them on compared to the way I do it. I tie two separate pieces on but don't cross them which I'm gonna try.

  2. I tie a lot of poppers for bass and the problem that I am having is that I have yet to catch a Bass on a fly with a weed guard. I usually use a strand of 30lb test which holds up well but I thought that maybe it was too stiff. I then used 15 lb test but it wasn't stiff enough and was hooking the lily pads and anything with a branch. I then began using two 15lb monos on them on either side of the hook. It makes it through the weeds ok but I have yet to get a bite on it. Here's where I'm at now. I bought these from the great J. Stockard:


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    I've seen these used before but can't remember how they were attached and I can't figure it out. Does anyone have any experience using these? Also, any other suggestions for weed guards would be great!

  3. I found these "bubble cones" on Orvis' website and I figured that they look cool and they are cheap, so I bought some. I'm looking for some ideas on what I can tie with these things. The sizes I got are a 1/2" and 5/8" (pretty big). I'm looking to tie some salt water and lrg. mouth bass flies so any ideas will be awesome!


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  4. I tried for carp a couple of time with no luck. I used mostly bread flies but now you guys gave me a ton more ammo to try. The lake near my house actually has some koi in it that someone released (which is illegal here) and every once in a while I throw some flies at them but no luck.

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