Do I Need 3X?

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  1. teedub

    teedub Active Member

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    I took this this AM when I was checking the Teanaway on my backlot. Note my fly line in his rack. I got him all the way to the bank and he broke off!

    There were seven of these bruisers together making their way down for a drink.
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  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Red Copper John?? Looks like you needed a 2X Stout for the hook.
     
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    I didn't think the Teanaway was open to "elking" this month, even CNR. Nonetheless, I think the proper tippet for elk is one size up from what I use for landing VWs.

    Sg
     
  4. rory

    rory Go Outside

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    Wolves would help. ;)
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    10 lb Maxima would have landed the guy.... you can use that stuff to tow Mac trucks :)
     
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    I caught one on 6x once....... Just sayin.
     
  7. teedub

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    I was using a piece of yarn as the river is no open to catching at this time.
     
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    Shouldn't those boys be losing their racks pretty soon? You might try a floating line next time to keep it out of that rack....hmm, maybe I have it wrong, was that your floating line? Full sink might be the ticket.
     
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    I think you are further ahead with 165 grains of interbond or 100 grains of 4 bladed muzzy.
     
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    Size 7/0 elk hair caddis with strait 30lb backing
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Dang. That's nice.
     
  13. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I'm shocked it has it's antlers still. Should have dropped by now.
     
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  14. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Life moves at a slower pace on the T-way,It's my new go to Tenkara holy water!!!!
     
  15. Keith Hixson

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    Agree.
     
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    Was that leader a fluorocarbon leader?

    6X should have held.
     
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  17. teedub

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    All seven of the bulls I spotted that morning had their racks. I am hunting their trails this morning to see if they are dancin' and droppin' near me.
     
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    Cool story bro !
     

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