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Alex/Chris,   I tied some flies with a brand of hook called "beaver"   I did not landed majority of the trouts.  I did offset the hook point 15 degrees and it improved somehow.  I will not be looking for bargains next time.....

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I fish with  debarb flies and I noticed I lose more hooked fish with certain brand of hooks than the others.  This  can be due to mistakes in fighting the fish, but I have realized its more often the hooks.  I have improved my landing rate by turning the hooks about 15 degrees,  and it has also helps.

What do you do to improve my landing rates with debarb hooks?


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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:55:30 AM »
about 15'. detection by vibration and/or  watching the tip. There are telescopic rods of about 30'.

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:45:24 AM »
FIPS was correct to ban long leaders...the  anglers in the Pyrenees did not use 60' long leaders!  As with most things,  by the time the concept of tight line nymphing crossed the Atlantic,  the leaders became longer because someone wanted to market long per-fabricated  leaders, colored indicators and sighters to North American anglers. (huge market!)   

The tight line nymphing means there is a tight line between the rod tip and the nymphs (not a 60' leader); i.e. there is direct contact with the nymphs at all times.                       Earliest tight line nymphing we know was originated in Europe goes back to 1400's.  Today this method is only practiced in Val Sesia, Val D'Aosta (Italian-French Alps.)    The method is called "Valsesiana"  where  they use wooden rods  and the strike is detected only by watching the rod tip.(no sighters, indicators or thingobobbers)    You  may note this is strictly tight line nymphing....Here are a few examples,  the parlance is in Italian but the videos that are self explanatory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMGEBV77Rl4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFpawcxcq3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzmYhGXpNNg

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:45:27 AM »
Hi Alex....
There is nothing static about fly fishing... there are only variations and as long as they work, they are acceptable.  Purists may raise an eyebrow but  in tight line nymphing have you ever tried to let your sighter rest on the in surface in slow currents?   You watch the sighter and detect the strike as well as you can do with elastic coil. 

At what speed you move your nymphs in the fast or slow currents?  does your rod tip leads the nymphs which means a drag?  Do your nymphs move at the speed of water and does this cost you detecting strikes?


Cheers, Alex

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 28, 2018, 05:25:49 AM »
18 to 20 would be correct.   

I believe BMS cost less in the UK: https://esoterictackle.co.uk/home/151-sunline-shooter-fc-sniper-bms-azayaka.html

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:53:45 AM »
- The sighter in the vifro was clear line. 

-BMS is 86 Yrds long. which goes a long way.  its Florocarbon and it sinks fast.  I have been using it for sometimes, it has helps me with the visibility.

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:35:48 AM »
Hi Alex, I have only used Amnisia Chartreuse and BMS is more visible and discreet. Alex

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ghillie, thank you for sharing.....

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Chris, that's how I like it!

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Hi guys,  I have always worn a vest but over the years its becoming heavier (partially my fault!).   Lately I have seen some good looking Orvis and Simms slings and chest packs.I appreciate any  comments/opinions.

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:17:47 AM »
Hi Alex, I use BMS 12lb line and attached to a 4X tippet.  Let me know how it works out,

thanks

Alex

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:35:36 AM »
Chris, Alex    fully agreed-  I have a problem with seeing knots in most days.   For better visibility I am use  Sunline Shooter FC SNIPER BMS. It comes from 6lbs to 16lbs.    Instead of the alternating pink and orange sections, BMS  line has yellow/green and grey (which looks pretty black) in a solid block before a clear section of line.  The high contrast of the grey block gives superb bite detection when watching the line. It can be used both as sighter as well as leader as leader. I don't know if you can get this in North Amreica, I order it online from UK.

: https://esoterictackle.co.uk/home/151-sunline-shooter-fc-sniper-bms-azayaka.html
 Cheers

Alex

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Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Elastic coiled strike indicator
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:39:55 AM »

Alex...this is pro for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUG2wbxAop8
Good eye sights are a MUST!
 

Cheers!  Alex
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