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Fly Tying / Re: Tying season 2017/18
« Last post by Bryan Redd on Yesterday at 20:19:35 »
Liam,

OK, thanks.

BTW, I tried making ceramic nymphs a couple of years ago and mine never looked as good as yours.  I really didn't fish them enough to give them a good test.  I certainly know from reading that others get darn good results with them at times.

Cheers,
Bryan
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Main Discussion Board / Re: A year of Cane
« Last post by Liam Stephen on Yesterday at 18:02:05 »
Great post Sandy. That rod is fíing awesome! Those fish ainít bad either.  :z7

I agree carbon rods are for casting.

 :z18
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Main Discussion Board / Re: A year of Cane
« Last post by Robert MacDonald-Lewis on Yesterday at 12:48:09 »
Great post, perfect photos for a day like this.
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Main Discussion Board / Re: A year of Cane
« Last post by Mike Barrio on Yesterday at 11:45:07 »
Great stuff Sandy .... and some awesome photos too :z16

It's nice to see Boo being fished and enjoyed, that's what they're for :z12
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Main Discussion Board / A year of Cane
« Last post by Sandy Nelson on Yesterday at 11:09:56 »
I have been MIA of late, but on this shitty day i thought i'd sit and go through some pictures as i look back on what has been one of the best.
Its been a rather mixed year for me (due to a variety of circumstances), but i did manage to stick to my pledge of only fishing Cane/bamboo for the whole year.
The season hit the ground running on the 15th of march and my old cane rod did the honours



This seemed to set the pace for the early season and my new for 2017 rod was ready in late march, so it took over and i fished it all year, a wee bit longer at 8ft 3" and boy does that 3" make a difference  :z4



The weather threw all sorts at us, but the boo didn't care. Neither did I  :z4



So trophy hunting was in business and it was a good business till about mid May





I was even a wee bit naughty with her at times  :oops



But she brought a new dimension to my fishing for the year, a feel and touch that was just that wee bit more special, i never felt undergunned and soon forgot that it was grass. It helped me subdue a good number of cracking fish on both Dry and Nymph.



Including, breaking a PB that has stood for 25 years :z18 (the wee band below the stipper guide is the 20" measurement mark :wink)



She provided a lovely backdrop for some close up fly pics



And generally made my shortened season (i fished hard from March to mid June, but only got out twice between then and the end of the season, due to a variety of reasons  :cry :cry) a lot more enjoyable



Next season is going to be more of the same, i doubt i will pick up a carbon rod to go fishing again. Its not for everyone, but for me it didn't just satisfy an addiction, it fuelled one :z7

Cheers :z18

Sandy


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Fly Tying / Re: Tying season 2017/18
« Last post by Liam Stephen on November 20, 2017, 22:40:06 PM »
Hey Bryan

I tied a few and tried them. They lasted slightly longer than the regular ones but really werenít worth the hassle. I only use UV resin for my ceramics now.

 :z18

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Main Discussion Board / Re: Best cup of coffee 2017
« Last post by Bob Mitchell on November 20, 2017, 07:04:38 AM »
Pure happiness.
Bob.
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Fly Tying / Re: Tying season 2017/18
« Last post by Bryan Redd on November 20, 2017, 03:32:50 AM »
Liam,

What's your verdict on the UV resin coated PTN? 

When the UV resin hit the market and then subsequent improved versions, I experimented with putting it on a wide range of flies, including PTN.   Haven't found any convincing results for it on traditional flies such as PTN so I don't use it anymore on those.  I still do use it for Perdigon styles and a couple of others.

Cheers,

Bryan

Portland, Oregon
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Tackle Talk / Re: Guideline lxi
« Last post by Hamish Young on November 19, 2017, 17:04:46 PM »
Look forward to the review when it comes out.
If as good as the double handers... Iíll have to start saving!  :z4
I anticipate that I'll be playing trying out playing with the first production rods... imminently  :z16
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Tackle Talk / Re: Guideline lxi
« Last post by Ian Bell on November 19, 2017, 17:00:58 PM »
I'm waiting for something else to come to market  :wink
Look forward to the review when it comes out.
If as good as the double handers... Iíll have to start saving!  :z4
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