Deathstar Pairing Question

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman44, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Wondering what backing to pair with my deathstar help please
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  2. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    What kind of reel are you using?
  3. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  4. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Since when is backing choice based on the rod, and not the reel?

    Is this a deliberately stupid question?
  5. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    30 pound Dacron. I don't mean to hijack the thread but what knot do you use to connect to the fly line. Do you wet the knot during tightening and do you use saliva or some other liquid?
  6. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Its a joke, yes.
    nail, albright, or loop to loop.
  7. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Some other liquid, definitely.
  8. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Nail knot, no juice required, accept no substitutions. :p

    Seriously though, a well tied nail knot is hard to beat.
  9. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I think a Pabst in one hand is the best pairing for a deathstar..
  10. troutdopemagic Active Member

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    I like to grind up hevi beads, mix them with Nate Treats tears and spin the mixture into backing. Really gets the job done.
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  11. Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    WTF is a deathstar?
  12. KerryS Ignored Member

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    A real stupid name for a fly rod.
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  13. sleestak240 Member

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    Braided sasquatch hair. Wet all knots with the blood of a unicorn before cinching them down.
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  14. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    what color is your reel and what running line do you have?
  15. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Wrong. Best name ever.

    Until someone calls a rod "The Terminator." Then that will be the best name ever.
  16. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    how bout chrome raper, chum wraith, or steel sodomizer.
  17. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    +1 for chum wraith.
  18. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Or a streamer rod for browns dubbed "the fudge packer"
  19. Randall Clark Active Member

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    "DeathStar" isn't even a real name...who the hell decided that's the best thing to call it anyway!?

    this, on the other hand, is:
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  20. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    How about "Bane of Mykiss"