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Smcdermott
01-22-2005, 11:25 PM
Tie some big flies.

Saw Sedotti tie a monster fly today at Marlboro and thought it would be a good time to whip some up. All my previous big stuff was tied with feathers but alwasy liked the look of the big synthetics or yak etc... After a first attempt I think I like :smile: .

doogue
01-23-2005, 10:36 AM
Hey,

Tie 6 more and join the big fly swap!

Looks great.

Mike

Smcdermott
01-23-2005, 12:48 PM
Doogue,

Good to hear from you. We should actually get out and fish some this year. Put me down as a tentative for the big fly swap. Next few weekends are booked up with vacations and family obligations but I will see what I can do.

Sean

striblue
01-23-2005, 01:50 PM
Sean..what was the show like today? Where there a lot of people?

Smcdermott
01-23-2005, 02:37 PM
John,

"Today" was Saturday. No idea today (Sunday) but I can't imagine many showed up who weren't staying the night in the hotel.

Sean

doogue
01-23-2005, 07:48 PM
Sean,

I agree: we need to hit the water this year. Now that my in-laws have a place on the water in Portsmouth, NH I tend to stay North when fishing. However, I applied to school this year and if I get in then I will ditch work and head back for some learning.

If that happens then I will take a week or two off and do some exotic fishing at the end of August. Maybe I can entice you to join me.

I look forward to it.

Mike

teflon_jones
01-23-2005, 09:34 PM
I went on Saturday and the show was PACKED!!!

MarkDoogue
01-23-2005, 10:05 PM
What type of fishing little bro'? Where?

doogue
01-24-2005, 08:44 PM
Ahh,

The internet brings 2 brothers together.

I would be fishing the south side of the Cape for bonito and albies.

If you have a few extra days off then we should chat.

Bro'

MarkDoogue
01-25-2005, 04:24 PM
That can be arranged I believe.

Due to my absurdly long length of service with my employer I've come in to some extra vacation time this year.

bonefishmon
01-26-2005, 06:26 AM
Sean. Nice work! Shad fly please!!!!!! 15 inches would do it. I'll buy all of them.
We'll be having a Cow Clave as soon as they start to show here in Mystic. You know the place so tie a bunch and come on back!

Phil

Smcdermott
01-26-2005, 08:21 AM
Hi Phil,

Still need to do some experimenting with it. I really like the way it looks in the vice but after a dip test I am not sure if it is too translucent. I am also maxing out at about 13" with the current material I have. I will bring the flies and you supply the parking. I will be on a material search until then to get it right. They are surprisingly easy to tie just time consuming.

Sean

bonefishmon
01-26-2005, 06:36 PM
Parking? No problem Mon! We'll have cocktails at the MIAC after fishing. Everyone goes home with a digital print of their personal best striper. 13" shad flies should be fine. Nice thing about Yak hair is the cast. Dries out on the snap of a good backcast. I've tried a few Alwive patterns but no go. These mothers (and fathers) are keyed in on the naturals. If only we could make a fly jump. That would drive them absolutely crazy. Hummmmmm. Kites with quick release pins?

Phil

Striper
01-30-2005, 10:27 AM
Sean,
Very nice flies. My friend Kevin is working on something new and secret that he has me trying to guess what it is??? He ties some of the nicest huge flies I have ever seen and they catch fish like no tomorrow. I posted a pic of one of his flies last year and they are very large 15"+. He uses alot of kinky fibre and you can get some very long flies using this material. I think hooking one of the really large bass on one of these is going to take a team effort as I agree they are usually keyed on the real thing. I have discussed this with Kevin and he and I are convinced that if we are both together and do a bait and switch on one of these fish after getting them all fired up that it would be very possible to get them to inhale one of our large fly offerings. Going to have to give it a whirl this coming season will report back with results when we have them. Keep up the good work as you are on to something and those flies look very good. By the way Sedotti really took a beating over on the other board didn't he? What was your take on his presentation? I have some inside info on Mark and would be interested to hear your feeling son that whole topic. PM if you do not want to discuss publically. 2 Months to go guy's and I am chomping at the biut to get back out there, I have an interview today (Sunday) go figure but I don't care if I can get a job I will interview on Christmas morning.

Mike M.

juro
01-31-2005, 07:23 AM
I haven't read the thread but Mark Sedotti is as dedicated a student of the art of casting and an over-acheiver in that regard. He has put the time into understanding the design of flies such that the two combined achieve amazing results. After many years of being in a booth I was loose at the show this year and really got to take in his presentation and chat a bit with him. I am very impressed with the guy, it's good to have guys like that to open our eyes and our minds in the local FF scene.

Striper
01-31-2005, 02:42 PM
Juro,
I completely agree with you. I think Mark has alot to offer and he is passionate about what he does. I think the main gripe with him that the guy's seem to not like is his penchant for over self promotion i.e. trying too hard. I have met him and spoke to him on many occassions and I do not have any personal beefs with him. I do think however that he could tone down the promotional stuff a little bit in order to lessen the heat he seems to always get. But he is just utilizing the same public forums we all use and he is well within his rights to do so, if a particular sight thnks he is advertising or spamming I am sure they will deal with it appropriately when the time comes. As far as I can see none of the websites he has posted info on have deleted or removed posts made by him and this would seem to say that what he is posting is not out of line. I think some of it is shack nasties too!

Mike M.

Smcdermott
01-31-2005, 09:45 PM
Striper,

I actually didn't sit through Mark's entire presentation. I caught a few minutes of it and decided I would rather grab a bite to eat and hit the show floor. I find that there are two types of presentations at the shows. Some offer insight and focus on the technical aspects of fishing while others are more story oriented with a host of grip and grins and other "fish porn" shots. I tend to like the first type while I know plenty of people who like the second. I found Mark's presentation to fit more in the second category (again I only gave it a few minutes so take that with a grain of salt) than the first. I think that was part of the reason for the bashing he took from some anglers who were looking for the more technical and got the grip and grins. I like Juro also see some great ingenuity in Mark's casting and fly tying. I don't know if he is the first to use the weight balancing technique but he seems to be one of the few promoting its uses in a public forum. Would I ever use the Singapore Sling in a fishing situation? Probably not. Will I apply those techniques to my casting, yes. Tying a 15" pattern that I can toss across my living room like a dart yet cast like a surf candy is an extremely valuable asset in my opinion as we push the limit of big flys for big fish. Thanks for the kind words and advice on my tie. We'll definitely have to compare notes as we attempt to get a few large to hit the shad flies.

Sean