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    CravenurdotterII Guest

    Can anyone read this rod label?....I lost my glasses.





    I'd swear it says 8'6" for 13 weight line

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    CravenurdotterII Guest
    This unknown fella designed the blank:







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    why are you posting pictures of the rod and not fishing with it
    Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care

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    CravenurdotterII Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    why are you posting pictures of the rod and not fishing with it
    VERY GOOD QUESTION!.....San Carlos next month for sails/dorado/maybe a marlin(hope hope) on fly. Gonna run bait and switch with a friend that has a nice boat down there. We'll run hookless teasers with belly strips to really light 'em up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CravenurdotterII View Post
    VERY GOOD QUESTION!.....San Carlos next month for sails/dorado/maybe a marlin(hope hope) on fly. Gonna run bait and switch with a friend that has a nice boat down there. We'll run hookless teasers with belly strips to really light 'em up.
    I wouldn't spend much time trying to bait & switch dorado. They won't hang out behind a teaser for very long. On the other hand, if you hook one, it can be a good teaser for other dorado.

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    CravenurdotterII Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by The Suit View Post
    I wouldn't spend much time trying to bait & switch dorado. They won't hang out behind a teaser for very long. On the other hand, if you hook one, it can be a good teaser for other dorado.
    True ,True. The strips of bonito inside a hookless teaser I learned on a trip to Panama a long time ago. Once the sails got a taste of that meat they would just maul a big Cam Sigler popper.

    I'm going to try a little experiment using a variation of the Moffitt system I just discovered which I'm sure is not new to everybody else, but anyways.

    Since the billfish has such a heavy clamping force on a fly, it's impossible to set the hook at times and they just open their mouths and the fly drops out.
    I'm going to try a trailing circle hook and have it so the shock tippet will slide through the fly on a pull but not while casting...... a little friction in the tube.

    I'll report on my little trial if we raise any fish.

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