I’m fishing the HT8 because Piffen is fishing my HT10. I tried the HT prototype 7’6 10WT but both my accuracy as well as my Snakehead Shot Distance suffered and after failing to present the fly effectively to two comfortable shots, I switched back to my previous go-to Snakehead rod. Nowadays it feels seriously under-gunned, after fishing the 10 solidly for the last three years. Also I’m convinced the Torzite rings that the rod sports makes a noticeable shoot.
This week I plan to make some movies and I believe Chuan is visiting next weekend. We will fish a different part of the lake to ring the changes. I expect this to be a bumper season. We are two months ahead of where we normally are at this time of year, both in low water levels and fish activity.
To other things: The Sexyloops Competition is going well. Remember here are the rules...
I would like a 10 fish week this week and I would love to see Piffen catch both a Gourami as well as a Snakehead. I’m pretty certain Piffen’s 50th Birthday Wish was for a huge Snakehead! :D
There is a good thread here on the amount of force typically applied when fighting fish at various rod angles. I did quite a bit of work on this topic some years ago. It’s nice to see some numbers for the Double-Handed Dildo.