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02-21-2003 06:40 PM
Roop phoul-mouth pheathered non-phlying phouls phlirting with phlounders will be viewed as a phlagarant phlaunting of ant-phishing ethics!
02-21-2003 04:04 PM
I suppose...

Phlirting with a phlounder is outofthequestion!?
02-21-2003 03:37 PM
Nick Coming from you, that's quite an offer!

02-21-2003 08:34 AM
Roop Another good point Adrian!

Non-stainless hooks & maybe 100 - 150# mono bite leader is probably the way to go!

I am offering up a case of Red Bull to the first person to kiss a mako on my boat!!
02-20-2003 10:45 PM
Adrian Shark fest sounds like a lot of fun! Art is absolutley right - like most things that swim in the Ocean, they are pretty spooky and generally beat a hasty retreat following a poor presentation. Large fish never cease to amaze me. They can rise to a surface bait with all the grace and elegance of a trout head-and-tailing on an emerging mayfly - kind of takes your breath away when its something weighing in at over 100lbs!

Watching the blue water guys doing their tournament thing, they had some kind of blade on a long pole which they used to cut the leader real close to get a good release without getting physically close to the fish.

Maybe something like that could be adapted for a long/safe release?

We should avoid using stainless hooks or wire. Many of these big toothy critters are close to the endangered list and catch and release rules apply. Lets make sure we both live to enjoy another day
02-20-2003 08:36 AM
Roop Appreciate the advice Art. Forgot about the black powder...

At this point in time, my plan if I were to ever hook a mako would be to keep the boat in gear and let the class leader break.
02-20-2003 05:38 AM
artb Roop, At times a shotgun is the way to go, especially if you get into a mako. That is a fish that you don't want to mess with in close quarters, they are dangerous and unpredictable.:eyecrazy: They have been known to jump into the boat. If I went out often, which I don't, I would get myself a stainless steel black powder revolver. At least here in RI one doesn't need a permit.
02-20-2003 05:18 AM
Roop Thanks for the info Art, much appreciated. It's nice to hear what a real person is using vs. the multiple and different pieces of information in second articles that I've read.

Not interested in IGFA - just want to have fun and a new experience.

Just joking about the scattergun, been using/ owning guns as long as I can remember and I just don't see the rollng deck of a boat as a place one is necessary.

Got the 14 weight, got a reel with plenty of drag and capacity, will build a chum tube, just need to get some bluefish for bait 9 hopefully no proble) will buy a few flats of chum or harvest some macks for chum....

Thanks again.

02-19-2003 08:45 PM

Roop, I will try and address a bit about leaders, and IGFA. First: if your interested in IGFA, No chumming allowed. No help in fighting, or landing a fish. if any part of the rod or line hits the boat you are disqualified, and above all you cannot shoot a fish. If the truth be known almost all of the records would be disqualified.
Second: Some of the following pertains to IGFA leaders. Class tippet must be of nonmetalic material, and be connected directly to the fly or to the shock tippet. The class tippet must be 15" long between knots. A shock tippet must not exceed 12" in length and may be added to the class tippet, and added to the lure, and maybe made of any material with no limit of breaking strength.The shock tippet length is measured from the eye of the hook to the single strand of the class tippet, and include any knots used to connect theshock tippet to the class tippet.

Roop I checked with my son tonight what he uses is a tapered leader the length of the rod with a 20 lb class tippet, and 80 to 100 lb test single strand wire for the shock tippet. Whatever you do keep a weak link before you get to your line, that way you won't lose everything. Most flylines test under 40 lbs. Experience,do not use anything under 12 weight, even that is too light.14, or 15 weight is better. Lets try to keep Bluewater Extreme going. The chum fly works pretty good. Do not retrieve, drift the fly to the fish do not cast near it scares them.
02-19-2003 03:27 PM
Roop This is gonna be great, Bob, John, Adrian, Juro alla re interested, now I have Nick to pull the boat and trailer up the ramp....

Now all I need is some advice on leaders!
02-19-2003 07:10 AM
Nick Roop,
This must be one of the longest winters for you ever...waiting for spring with a new boat under FEET of snow.

At the very least, I know I can tie a chum fly.
That's too funny! :hehe:
02-19-2003 05:40 AM
Roop Thanks Art.

What's he use for a leader set-up?

At the very least, I know I can tie a chum fly.

02-18-2003 08:45 PM
artb Sorry, I really screwed this up. The picture was too big to post. I had to go into another program to make it smaller, here goes again.
02-18-2003 08:22 PM
second picture.

Flyrod battle, too bad picture taken has not been the greatest. Have much better pictures on video, but not on a flyrod.
02-18-2003 08:18 PM
flyrod shark

Roop, It can be done, here is my son battling about an 80 lb shark on a flyrod, also the shark alongside the boat. Clip the wire and see you later, just minus the fly.
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