Hot Torpedo Customisation Choices
Monday, 13 July 2020
I was asked a question this week about the rod rings that we fit on the Sexyloops Rods and since it’s a question that has come up many times in the past I thought it would merit a longer reply and with the full list of available options.
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Well another non-fishing weekend has come and gone. COVID concerns are escalating as here in Florida instead of things tapering off, or even plateauing, the number of infections is skyrocketing. But, as bad as that sounds, the real reason I did not head out solo was the combination of really unappealing tidal conditions and our summer heat. On top of that, add the strong possibility of getting completely washed out by thunderstorms and you have a very unappetizing mix.
I guess, on the upside, I have gotten in quite a bit of casting practice and have tied up enough flies to last for a while.
Fly Fishing Asp - Details
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Last week I further studied asp!
Thursday, 9 July 2020
Like most rod builders, when I first entered the craft I became quickly and heavily infatuated with the decorative aspect of the craft. Decorative cross wraps, color change weaves, fancy handle inlays...I tried them all. One thing I noticed though, was that when I was on the water, I rarely if ever paid any attention to the fancy decorations that I spent hours producing. I made a conscious decision somewhere around 1998 that outside of a few single inlaid winds and trim bands, I would no longer engage in any significant amount of thread art.
Friday, 10 July 2020
I’m late with my FP. I have good reason. I have been guiding past two days, long days with guests. Despite long days it was great two days. My guest had good experience about fly fishing, well he had never fished with one hand rod before. He had been fishing DH rod and only salmon and steelhead in Brittish Columbia. Now life is partly throwing him to our area and he wanted to learn grayling fishing and also how to fish with one hand rod.
Extra weight on the fly
Saturday, 11 July 2020
What if you’re fishing a stretch and come up on a deep pool, a weir pool, an under cut bank, a narrowing of the river with faster current? Then you need extra weight on the fly - on the fly, so to speak (#I’llfindmyownwayout).
There are ways of getting flies down - longer, thinner leaders, drifting before tightening up on the swing, sinking lines and of course weighted flies. As far as weighted flies go, the options have never been as good as they are now. There are so many different products made to add weight to the fly that you can customise more or less any fly to any specific situation.
Chucking heavy gear
Sunday, 12 July 2020
There’s currently a thread on casting heavy outfits on the board, as such I thought I’d share some of my observations. ‘Heavy’ in my book is perhaps #10 plus, but I wouldn’t argue if someone said heavy starts at #8. When saltwater fishing my Bonefishing outfit is a #7, this feels light enough to cast all day – not that I do cast it all day, in fact if I have 20 casts during a day’s Bonefishing it means that I’ve seen a lot of fish.