My first SRC.

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Reefmeup, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    I have not tried the glue on eyes yet.
    I watched how it was applied and it seemed kinda funky.
    I'm thinking about a feather like jungle cock or some thing else that looks like and eye.
    Just fun trying (tieing) new things.
    I'm always amazed when I catch fish on some fly I made up.

    I'm going to be gone for a week of fly fishing in Montana, I'll post a report and pics when I get back and we can work on the tube flies and others.
    Gary
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Philster, also when I'm using my sharkskin, it floats very well and if I roll/mend my line outward from the current retrieve path the mended portion of line actually causes the rest of the line to track to that point. I see your point well, and guess that I've been doing that but simplified it by calling it moving my tip. I have tried it with my intermediate and sinking lines, but neither seem to redirect the line on the retrieve as much, if at all.
     
  3. Metrocync

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    Hi there! This is maybe off subject, but wanted to put this out there..

    If you are specifically targeting SRC, please use a fairly small hook:thumb:

    Large hooks tend to swing in the mouth area and can slash the tar out of our beloved buggers.

    A smaller hook has less of an arch when they do swing and generally do less damage the fish's mouth.

    Thanks!

    Metro
     
  4. Philster

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    :rofl: As you pointed out EVERYTHING is connected when it comes to retrieves. How high your rod tip is off the water, current, wind, swells, distance to the fly, etc... EVERYTHING. But it's simple enough. Just use geometry. Draw a series of triangles with you at point A, fly at point B, and rod tip at point C. Vary the locations of point B and C and introduce the fact that when you alter the rod tip, you don't get straight line between B and C, you get a curve with the majority of the line still laying straight between you and the fly along the original path (correcting for current drift), and you can see just how little variation you're getting unless you throw huge mends when the fly is quite close for a last minute spark of interest, but even then you're disturbing the water so much you'll probably put most followers off! It's actually quite depressing if you think about it too much:eek:

    That's one of the things I like about this place. Even when people aren't thinking of these things, all you have to do is plant a little seed, sit back, and watch folks start analyzing and coming up with solutions...
     
  5. jcnewbie

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    Thanks you, sir....quite the "gardener" you are Sunshi.., er, I mean Philster! :rofl:

    Jc
     
  6. jcnewbie

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    Actually, everything is depressing if I think about too much........I've noticed that even my casting improves when I don't think about it too much....doh!!:beathead::beathead:

    Jc
     
  7. D3Smartie

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    damn you guys get complicated...
     
  8. Philster

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    Exact opposite... I'm suggesting you don't waste time listening to old wives tales about "changing direction". Sometimes you have to think complicated thoughts once to fish in an uncomplicated manner for the rest of your life:p I just strip...
     
  9. Philster

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    I am a gardener. I do it for selfish reasons. I've had many solutions to problems I couldn't solve presented to me by people here. Lots of my socalled "wisdom" is really just a cry for help! I wish I was kidding.
     
  10. Tom Johnston

    Tom Johnston Been around a while

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    Hey John, we have a good place to fish! Ill be there before sun break Sat. Im going to try and land another big one.
     
  11. D3Smartie

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    Philster, you've got it wrong... I am 100% with you. "I just strip" - exactly!
     
  12. Mr.E

    Mr.E He called me an Elitist ?? LOL ..what a moron

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    iagree. No wounder your guy's hook up rate is minimal. You guys think way to much when fishing. Go with the flow and the Force of the bite will lead you to a good reward.
    :p
     
  13. Philster

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    I do fine thanks....:clown:
     
  14. jcnewbie

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    :thumb: Right on mah man!!

    Probably see ya Sunday too, hmmm?

    What a "rush" today with that cuttie(?) on....what would you say - about 4-5 minutes of "play time" with that little rascal....??....seemed like 15 minutes! My first one of mentionable size....of course I can only guess about 15-16 inches and didn't realize at first he was anywhere near that big until I started to "strip" him in....he didn't like that one damn bit and let me know it too, haha!

    I was trying to be very careful so as not to hurt him too much and didn't want to "horse him in" or exhaust him either....delicate balance!

    Jc (Jon):)
     
  15. D3Smartie

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    4-5 mintues? are you kidding?