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  1. Passing of Norm Norlander

    Mechanical genius....... RIP
  2. Shuttle Service

    Mel Franklin is solid. Cell is 403-510-0138
  3. Yep, liberalism is a mental disorder for damn sure.......... and the sooner we send that imbecile packing the better.
  4. You'd be surprised..........
  5. Been on here off and on for a good few years now, seen a lot worse believe me....
  6. The sarcasm is heavy on this site....... just a heads up.
  7. Likely the same old, ages old situation of people who have never actually caught or landed a fish on a fly rod criticizing the technique of someone who did...
  8. Left Kreh

    I have a copy of his Fishing Knots book, that has the added bonus of his signature in the front couple pages that I didn't notice when I picked it up. Probably gonna pass that one down one day. Ken from Springbrook had some pretty cool stories about him the last time I stopped in there also. RIP
  9. debarb salt flies?

    Been amazed by how easily salt species seem to shed hooks, even with barbs. Bonefish have lips like a rubber boot, tarpon like sandpaper covered concrete. Stuck but never landed permit, but seen quite a few up close. They're like rubber boots also. All seem to be pretty easy to extricate hooks (barbed or otherwise) from in my limited experience however. Obviously you want every advantage, especially on the first few. Tarpon are mind-blowing in their ability to shed hooks that feel like you hit them hard enough to drive the hook clean through a 2 x 4. In Cuba we used 4/0 and 6/0 flies with good success, Keys guides laughed at the same. Used 2/0 Owner SSW and they seemed to hold pretty good, if you survived the first few jumps you were usually safe if they didn't burn through the leader. Once you get an up close look at their mouth you understand why they're so tough to stick. There's only really a few spots for the hook to grab, and they don't mess around once they feel even the slightest tug on their face.
  10. Straightening Line

    Flyline, if you can find something to put the welded loop around, and spool off the line, and a couple of gentle tugs (with the rod pointed straight at the anchor point) should do it. Or use a short heavy leader/hook if necessary. Leader/tippet, grab a leader straightener, they're a rubber lined leather gadget with a loop for a lanyard or whatever. Pinch the leader between, and gently pull through, being careful of knots/excess grip in the finer tippet section. Indispensable item.
  11. Salt water wading footwear

    Simms flats boots, I bought a set and have used on 5 different trips. With the previously mentioned cheap athletic socks/neoprenes (Simms variety) and high top/ankle supporting boots never had an issue.. I've found quicksand holes on a Cuban flat that looked like a parking lot, and went right to my thigh in 1 step, or soft sand/uneven bottom, without a rolled ankle. Also used on CXI bommies for GT's that was covered in staghorn coral (and which didn't even faze the barefooted guides, which was something to see) to the sharp bottom we found in Hawaii. They're solid and worth every penny IMO. And never had an issue with sand.
  12. Salt water wading footwear

    I always gave them to the guides in some places. They were all over them generally, especially in countries praised by our liberal imbecile PM, where such things are seen as a luxury.
  13. BWO

    Seen the same thing, big BWO hatches in the spring and nothing rising... and even the birds were in on it. Always seemed like it might be a temps issue/lack of having been on dries for the winter etc.
  14. Amazing Giant Trevally Footage

    Those things are ridiculous.... I've never seen anything close to the power they have. even hundred plus pound tarpon.
  15. Easy targets........ plain and simple. I parked beside a guy that had about 4 rigged up rods hung in his head liner the other day, with an empty trailer behind his vehicle. Pretty brave I thought.
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