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philip, thanks for the detailed reply. last night i tied up a few leaders and cannot wait to test them. i mainly swing soft hackle flies, down and across for trout and use either 6X or 7X tippet. given the size of the stream that i fish i only use a 10 ft leader on a 10 ft 5 wt rod. let me know when...
I am curious to know what leader formulas most of you are using when fishing soft hackle flies on the swing. I have been experimenting with a 15 lb butt section that tapers to a 7.5 X tippet. Ant input is much appreciated. Thanks. Otto
i was looking for a spool for a hardy zenith reel. this reel was given to me by a friend that passed away last year from cancer. when i returned from a recent fishing trip and unpacked, i found that the face of the spool was cracked in half. i have looked on ebay (uk, australia, us) and cannot find ...
sorry but i removed this post after receiving a rather rude private message. i was just showing these items out of interest to others and not claiming anything more than that.
i fish a 10 ft 4 wt dan craft on the south holston, primarily swinging soft hackle flies and for beetle fishing and cannot say enough positive comments concerning this rod. it truly makes a day of mending and casting a joy.
well, i don't know if anyone else does this but i just apply a little dubbing wax to the tying thread and then two small whip finishes or half hitches. out of curiosity does anyone else do this?