I'm ready!

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Nick Clayton, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    This is going to be an interesting experience. Boat is loaded and all hooked up. 10 wt rod. Huge reel. 10" fly. 30' of T-17.......... Bring on the lings baby!!!!!



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  2. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

    Nice reel! Looks like an Allen. What rod? Can't wait to see Ling pics
     
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  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    30' of T-17 and a 10" fly.....definitely a trip to the dark side.
    May the force be with you.
    SF
     
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  4. Go Fish

    Go Fish Language, its a virus

    Make sure I get an invite for that
    delicious green meat.

    Dave
     
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  5. DKL

    DKL Nude to the board

    Your fly looks way better than mine. Tying that much onto a hook is new for me, so I'm not too proud of the heads on mine. But they say these fish don't care and I hope they are right. Good luck to you.

    DKL

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  6. Blktailhunter

    Blktailhunter Active Member

    Good luck
     
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  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Damn! Now THAT is a fly . . . makes apportioning the materials fairly straight-forward . . . looks like a package of each color per creation. Looks good; be careful out there.
     
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  8. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Spun a prop. Short day.
     
  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    Nooooooooooooooo.
     
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  10. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Ooooh ya. Naturally. Trying to track down a prop today so we can try again tomorrow. What a heart break.
     
  11. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

  12. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    There is nothing at all wrong with those babies. This has been my first go at tying anything that big as well. Hell, just fitting a 4/0 hook into my vise for the first time a few weeks ago felt pretty strange. Using kevlar thread takes some getting used to as well. The heads on my clouser type flies arent super pretty either, but I don't really think it will matter. I like the Fishskulls cause they cover up that slop ;)


     
  13. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

    Buy two.
     
  14. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

    And if stll relevant, shear pins. I'm used to old outboards, so I dont know if it applies :)
     
  15. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Well it appears I've tracked down a prop and hub kit. The hub kit was the difficult part to find. Now hopefully I can get this taken care of this afternoon and we can try again in the morning.
     
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  16. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    Well these guys stayed dry today. The good thing was we figured out the problem fairly fast and had a nice safe and easy cruse back to the dock. image.jpg
     
  17. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member


    luckily for me you were there to help diagnose the problem! I guarantee I would not have figured that out so quickly. Plus it was nice having good company for the slow trip back.

    I ended up having to order a new prop and hub kit from West marine and have it overnighted to me so i should have it fixed tomorrow sometime so your next
    free day we cab try again. I owe you a real fishing trip!

    Many thanks for the help today. I was quite glad to have you along
     
  18. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

    Also tie a white large clouser fly with white yak, diamond hair, and white flatwing.
     
  19. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    No problem Nick it was a nice morning and a nice ride back. I just look at it this way. We could have had that problem in the middle of the shipping lane setting in tanker crosshairs. As far as the next trip out fishing I'm ready most any time. Give me a ring when your ready to hit it again.
     
  20. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

    You got a pix of this fly? A closer flat wing? If I could see it I'm sure I could tie one up.