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by troutfisher
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

Diameter is very important to me as the finer the leader the more natural the drift in micro-currents. Using a leader that is larger in diameter (stiffer) than necessary defeats the purpose. This reminds me of the Drennen brand of leader material that steelheaders were raving about in years past; it...
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

That Cortland copolymer leader material has my interest. Usually, when leader material is listed with much higher breaking strengths than other brands its diameter is a bit oversize. 6-X is rated at 4.2 lbs; 5-X is 6 lbs; 4-X is 8.4 lbs! Does anyone know if this stuff is a TRUE 4-X, 5-X or 6-X?
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

Looked into Frosty Fish Fiber. Nothing to indicate the white is fluorescent.
by troutfisher
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Hi-Viz winging material availability?

Thanks for the suggestion but I find Antron isn't stiff enough to make good spinner wings plus it holds water matting the fibers together making it difficult to keep flies afloat. A coarser, translucent bunch of fibers is needed. Incidentally, the late Dennis skarka once told me he likewise stopped ...
by troutfisher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Hi-Viz winging material availability?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Hi-Viz winging material availability?

I'm running out of fluorescent white Hi-Viz winging material and from what I can surmise, its no longer made. Nobody, including Joe Fox has it on their web sites and a search of stores came up with a blank. I found some white Hi-Viz on Ebay but there's no indication it is fluorescent. My package is ...
by troutfisher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

It is a Hardy Featherweight.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Possible to restore reel finish??
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Possible to restore reel finish??

I carry two reels astream and stored my Hardy Featherweight in the back pouch of my fishing vest encased in its protective sheepskin pouch. I always leave the pouch zipper unzipped an inch or two to allow air circulation inside. However, in spite of this, moisture has literally destroyed the finish ...
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Fly shows
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: Fly shows

It depends on the health situation at the time the show appears next January and if they even have one. I'd probably go for one day.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Re: Leader breakage next to knot??

Thanks guys; I appreciate the input and ideas. I'm still looking for the possible answer and welcome anyone else who has some thoughts or knowledge on the subject. Maybe i should contact the leader manufacturer for their thoughts? Incidentally, I forgot to mention I'm using 5X and 6X tippet material.
by troutfisher
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Leader breakage next to knot??
Replies: 14
Views: 1357

Leader breakage next to knot??

I don't usually break-off fish so when I break-off four big ones--two exceptional browns last year and two huge rainbows this year--I'm a bit concerned. After all, I don't hook that many big ones and every one counts. The curious thing is that all four times the leader broke right next to the knot (...