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I preface it by saying that my experience and views are limited to trout fishing - presentation distances from the rod tip to maybe 50-60 feet or a little more.  I’m also taking rod lengths of 6 to 7 1/2 feet, and line weights of say #3 to #5, maybe…

Black fly – the challenge by Ed Herbst.

Friday, 03 October 2014 07:57
“The black fly, or simuliid, is the least known and understood major trout food in North America. With a staggering wealth of scientific observation plainly accessible to angling researchers, how could the simuliids have been overlooked by experts and recreational anglers for so long?”  Jeff Morgan, “Productive Trout Flies for…
    Two of my friends, both rod builders, Koos Eckard and Stephen Boschoff in Cape Town, have raised and answered an obvious question: Can tenkara rod be used to catch yellowfish? See  http://roddesigns.blogspot.com/ http://www.flytalk.co.za/forum/showthread.php?12375-Would-Tenkara-work-on-the-Vaal The perception is that a tenkara rod is too delicate to cast the heavy flies…
Carmen and I took a trip up to the Eastern Sierras this weekend and stayed up at 9000 ft at a small cabin. We hiked up to Treasure Lakes at about 11000 ft which holds some breathtaking views and even more breathtaking fishing. From our research, the lake and the…