Deathstar Pairing Question

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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Wondering what backing to pair with my deathstar help please
     
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    What kind of reel are you using?
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    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

    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

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Some other liquid, definitely.
     
  8. David Dalan

    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

    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

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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

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    WTF is a deathstar?
     
  12. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    A real stupid name for a fly rod.
     
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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. David Dalan

    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.
     
  15. David Dalan

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

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    +1 for chum wraith.