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09-20-2002 07:09 AM
Adrian Get a copy of Trey Combes Blue Water fly fishing. He says it much better than I can!
09-20-2002 06:53 AM

Leaders are not the real issue with regard to C&R. Get a good solid 9 or 10 wt with a good strong butt section.
09-19-2002 08:36 AM
Roop Terry - Palomar - 100%

Nick, in my very limited albie experience, I would say standard fly backing is more than adequate. After my 2 piece fly rod became a 3 piece I landed my first on a spin rod with 40# fluoro leader and 15# line.

I have a theory that the key to landing these fish, if you're casting to breaking fish, is to use a fly & fly line that keep the fly on top.

09-19-2002 08:32 AM
Nick Just a reminder....make sure your backing is stronger than your tippet! You're gonna be seeing it, and you don't want the breakoff to be post flyline!

09-19-2002 08:27 AM
Lefty So iffin I decide to try this big fat stupid 40# stuff,(and I'm not saying I will ) what the hale kinda knot do you use?


(Hey Ironmike, some people can't tune a guitar. They are the ones who always wanna play "Smoke on the Water" on one string).
09-19-2002 08:22 AM
Originally posted by Striper
I don't pussy foot around with any fish especially the Albies, when I hook them I put the screws to um' immediately and if I break them off Oh! Well
Words of wisdom. This is a C&R fish right?

Why torture 'em? Hook 'em, fight 'em hard, land 'em & release 'em to breed & fight another day!

Slugs & hises ,

09-19-2002 07:49 AM
Striper For those of you wondering about tippet size, listen to Roop and Hawkeye I am in complete agreement with them. I don't pussy foot around with any fish especially the Albies, when I hook them I put the screws to um' immediately and if I break them off Oh! Well!......But I am the boss not them for this reason I will not use anything lighter than 20 lb. Fluoro leader. If Fluoro is as invisible as they claim it to be than you should not even worry about whether they see it or not. Beef Up and put the screws to um' that is my advice, if they don't hit what you have to offer I don't think the leader has anything to do with it........Period! Plus look at all the time wasted re-rigging to lighter tippet when that time would have been better spent casting and searching. Just my .02 cents and please don't take it as ranting, I just think there are too many flyfisherman that make thing's way too complicated, just try and remember when you were a kid and had no money, you went out and found some worms, went over to the local pond, climbed a tree to retrieve somebody's snagged hook and bobber which was rusty, tied it all on put the worm on the hook and caught fish. Very simple and effective, I constantly have to remind myself to stop thinking and get fishing.

Mike M.
09-19-2002 07:48 AM
JimW Greg, it was the end of the incoming beginning of the outgoing.
09-18-2002 10:28 PM
GregD Jim,

I'm curious where in the tide cycle were you when you got into the Albies near shore, incoming close to high? or outgoing low/high?

09-18-2002 07:28 PM
jfbasser 30# flouro in front of 16# flouro worked fine for me last week up to 9.5 lbs.
09-18-2002 06:26 PM

I use 40 lb fluoro as a shock tippet in front of 20 lb fl. until the spanish macs go away. After the third week of October down here they go away then I just use 20 lb. Never had any trouble getting bites. I try to stay below 20 lb class tippet just in case...
09-18-2002 04:49 PM
Hawkeye Yup 40# floro. I've said it before - if floro is invisible in the water what difference does it make if you are using 15 or 40? Other than the knot I don't think there is any difference and the results have been acceptable.
09-18-2002 03:52 PM
BigDave Jim,

16# Floro worked last weekend.

09-18-2002 02:25 PM
Roop You wanna land the fish or slow dance with it?

Get agressive & don't worry about getting bitten off!
09-18-2002 02:09 PM
Lefty Wha? 40#? How about 15?
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