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Re: Saks gone fishing
« Reply #150 on: January 27, 2019, 03:03:34 PM »
I took a class.

Rod building is actually pretty straight forward and not too complicated if you follow the recipe (like fly tying). However, you do need a way to keep the rod spinning to have an even coating of epoxy around the thread wraps on the guides. The instructor had a nice little machine to leave the rod turning over night. Brilliant.

I can't justify buying a machine, since I don't really need to build more rods.......

I'd be open to taking another class at some point  just for the fun of it though.

And it is really fun to catch a fish on a rod you've made yourself with a fly you've tied yourself. 

Consider taking a class (I took mine through a local fly shop in Colorado, but a community college might have classes.). Building the rod gave me a better appreciation of rod-design and manufacturing. And I felt that it sort of tied me into the angling tradition a bit more. (pardon the pun.) A fun and satisfying experience. And it turns out to be the rod I use the most around here. (A 5 wt is fairly ideal. 4 wts for some smaller stuff. 6 wts for windier days)
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« Reply #151 on: January 27, 2019, 03:24:00 PM »
As promised here's a Mepps Aglia I added Bucktail to, I have some others when I can get to them, they're not fancy, but the catch rate did go up
Nice set up! At first I thought that mepps was a surfboard!  :rofl:
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« Reply #152 on: January 27, 2019, 03:28:22 PM »
Perfect for Great White fishing......?
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« Reply #153 on: January 27, 2019, 03:32:36 PM »
I took a class.

Rod building is actually pretty straight forward and not too complicated if you follow the recipe (like fly tying). However, you do need a way to keep the rod spinning to have an even coating of epoxy around the thread wraps on the guides. The instructor had a nice little machine to leave the rod turning over night. Brilliant.

I can't justify buying a machine, since I don't really need to build more rods.......

I'd be open to taking another class at some point  just for the fun of it though.

And it is really fun to catch a fish on a rod you've made yourself with a fly you've tied yourself. 

Consider taking a class (I took mine through a local fly shop in Colorado, but a community college might have classes.). Building the rod gave me a better appreciation of rod-design and manufacturing. And I felt that it sort of tied me into the angling tradition a bit more. (pardon the pun.) A fun and satisfying experience. And it turns out to be the rod I use the most around here. (A 5 wt is fairly ideal. 4 wts for some smaller stuff. 6 wts for windier days)
Wow...lot of great info! I can see where you would get even more satisfaction with the rod and flys you have tied! I get that feeling when I remove the hook and release them. Always a smile on my face! Now, just out of curiosity, was there a money savings for you building it.  :cheers: :hatsoff:
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« Reply #154 on: January 27, 2019, 03:35:59 PM »
Perfect for Great White fishing......?
Thats very true! Sad thing is that it has happened, from their view a person sitting on the board and then paddles, looks like a turtle! Food!  :dwts:
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« Reply #157 on: January 27, 2019, 03:38:41 PM »
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« Reply #158 on: January 27, 2019, 03:43:53 PM »
Un grand couteau pour un petit poisson!   :like:
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« Reply #159 on: January 27, 2019, 03:53:02 PM »
Welcome!
Nice post and photo’s!  :like: :tu:
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« Reply #160 on: January 27, 2019, 04:37:37 PM »
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Welcome to the topic  :cheers:
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« Reply #161 on: January 27, 2019, 05:34:20 PM »
Thank you for your welcome on this Post, I must master better the method to insert the photos .....


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« Reply #162 on: January 27, 2019, 05:40:46 PM »
Ça marche.  :tu:

I have noticed some photograph websites are easier to use than others.   :tu:
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« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2019, 05:50:15 PM »
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« Reply #164 on: January 27, 2019, 09:44:55 PM »
Ça marche.  :tu:

I have noticed some photograph websites are easier to use than others.   :tu:
So very true!  :tu:
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« Reply #165 on: January 27, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »
With my faithful angler.

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« Reply #166 on: January 27, 2019, 11:11:03 PM »
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« Reply #167 on: January 27, 2019, 11:28:13 PM »
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« Reply #168 on: March 04, 2019, 08:46:38 PM »
I'm planning on going ice-fishing tomorrow....

Spent a little time pre-tying some rigs and flies. I've got a few lightly weighted flies I want to try, so I thought a few drop-shot rigs might be handy. I'll report back tomorrow.....







ooooh, new to renew my license...  :ahhh
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« Reply #169 on: March 05, 2019, 12:47:19 AM »
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Good luck tomorrow  :cheers:
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« Reply #170 on: March 05, 2019, 02:03:58 AM »
Here we never say good luck to someone who will go fishing.. It's bad luck.. We say "skitfiske på dig" which can translate to crap fishing to you or hope you don't get anything.. But we awl secretly hope you will and it's just code to lure the fish

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« Reply #171 on: March 05, 2019, 02:05:56 AM »
 :rofl:

Well, my fishing buddy had an abrupt change of plans, and our fishing date has been postponed a few days.   :-\

I'm hoping we get out later this week.  :)
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« Reply #172 on: March 05, 2019, 02:27:13 AM »
Wow!
That was some jinx I put on you, to have the whole trip cancelled  :rofl:
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« Reply #173 on: March 05, 2019, 02:36:48 AM »
Right?   :rofl:

Winter fishing.....what can you do?   :dunno:
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« Reply #174 on: March 05, 2019, 03:15:35 AM »
I'm planning on going ice-fishing tomorrow....

Spent a little time pre-tying some rigs and flies. I've got a few lightly weighted flies I want to try, so I thought a few drop-shot rigs might be handy. I'll report back tomorrow.....

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ooooh, new to renew my license...  :ahhh

Oh boy, that’s nice!  :tu:
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« Reply #175 on: March 08, 2019, 02:07:44 AM »
My buddy and I did get out today.

The weather forecast was for temps in the low-30's and partly cloudy........ not exactly the case.




Temps were down around 16ºF, which wasn't too bad, but a brisk wind kicked up and we both started to get cold. He hadn't worn enough warm layers and I hadn't brought warm enough gloves. My fingers started to go numb while changing flies and simple knots became a chore.

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Vic Fly Caster and Shimano reel on a short ice-rod. 

I was jigging my flies and the line got badly iced up in short order.

Once it started snowing, we packed up--empty handed--and ran for hot coffee.  A difficult outing, but we lived to fish another day.......  :D
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Re: Saks gone fishing
« Reply #176 on: March 09, 2019, 07:59:02 AM »
Burrr it looks cold. 

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Re: Saks gone fishing
« Reply #177 on: March 09, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
My buddy and I did get out today.

The weather forecast was for temps in the low-30's and partly cloudy........ not exactly the case.

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Temps were down around 16ºF, which wasn't too bad, but a brisk wind kicked up and we both started to get cold. He hadn't worn enough warm layers and I hadn't brought warm enough gloves. My fingers started to go numb while changing flies and simple knots became a chore.

My gear:

(Image removed from quote.)

Vic Fly Caster and Shimano reel on a short ice-rod. 

I was jigging my flies and the line got badly iced up in short order.

Once it started snowing, we packed up--empty handed--and ran for hot coffee.  A difficult outing, but we lived to fish another day.......  :D

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« Reply #178 on: March 13, 2019, 10:33:55 PM »
Wenger scissors got pressed into service tying up leaders today.  :tu:





When is Spring......?
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Re: Saks gone fishing
« Reply #179 on: March 13, 2019, 11:52:34 PM »
Wenger scissors got pressed into service tying up leaders today.  :tu:

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When is Spring......?

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Soon very soon  :cheers:

 

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