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Forum: the Rod Rack 12-03-2013, 11:50 PM
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Posted By pteronarcys
Echo 3 report

Just returned from Christmas Island on a trip where several of us targeted Trevally for the week. My primary Trevally rod for this trip was an Echo 3 12 wt., with an Echo 2 12 wt. as back up. Several...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-01-2013, 07:03 PM
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Views: 919
Posted By pteronarcys
Thumbs down What is your favorite hook for Bonefish flies?

I have decided it is time to change hooks for Bonefish patterns (at least my smaller flies). What hooks and model do you use and rely on? I am curious if there is any consensus on the best Bonefish...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,010
Posted By pteronarcys
Best polarized sunglasses and lens tints

I am ready to purchase some new prescription polarized sunglasses, primarily for flats and in-shore fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish, Trevally, and similar species. I plan to purchase one of the "wrap"...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By pteronarcys
Circle hooks on Tarpon Flies

Does anyone have any experience using circle hooks on Tarpon flies? Do they hook up fish any better than the standard tarpon hooks? Any pros or cons for using them? Is there any benefit in using...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 05-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By pteronarcys
The signature block for PTTS says it all -...

The signature block for PTTS says it all - "Silver King Entertainment, LLC". These tournaments encourage all the wrong angling behaviors. The last thing we need is another B.A.S.S.-type outfit to...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By pteronarcys
The earlier comment about non-US air travel is...

The earlier comment about non-US air travel is something to consider. About 3 years ago, one member of our regular fishing group was flying from Honduras to meet up with the rest of us to fish in...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 04-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By pteronarcys
I have spoken several times to TSA inspectors and...

I have spoken several times to TSA inspectors and supervisors in the last two years regarding carry-on flies. At least in Portland, Oregon and Hawaii the TSA folks said as long as the hooks were not...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-28-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By pteronarcys
For what it's worth, I also called Gamakatsu USA...

For what it's worth, I also called Gamakatsu USA up in Washington last Friday to get some information on how they rated hook strengths. They were helpful, but did not have a classification system...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-23-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By pteronarcys
I want to correct a typo in my original post. The...

I want to correct a typo in my original post. The post should read Tiemco 600 SP, not Owner 600 SP.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-21-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By pteronarcys
Hook strengths

I could not determine the relative strengths of the saltwater hooks from the information provided on the Gamakatsu website. There did not appear to be a way to assess which was the stonger hook, the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-18-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By pteronarcys
Best Hooks for Tarpon, Trevally and Other Large Saltwater Species

On a November trip to Christmas Island, two of my fishing partners had good luck using a fly pattern I tied for them to use on GTs. One of these flies landed 5 Trevally between 25 and 60 pounds on...
Forum: the Rod Rack 12-11-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By pteronarcys
I have an Echo 2 10 weight that I used for baby...

I have an Echo 2 10 weight that I used for baby tarpon and snook in Belize. The Echo 2 rod casts well and was comfortable to use while casting repeatedly from dawn to dusk. I did not notice much...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 09-30-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By pteronarcys
"Taming the Wind" Video

Has anyone purchased this casting video by Prescott Smith? Is it worth purchasing or learning the style? Has anyone tried the Smith's techniques?
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 09-30-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By pteronarcys
North Carolina Bogue Banks - Cape Lookout areas

Will be visiting this area in first week of November. Is there any fly fishing available for saltwater species this time of year? What species may be available? Would 8 or 10 weight rods suffice?...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By pteronarcys
good reads

For those who do not mind a book with a scientific/technical bent, but who also enjoy a good read, I would recommend these two books: Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish - A Journey into the 3.5...
Forum: Bluewater Extreme 02-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By pteronarcys
Blue water fly line core strength

I heard some folks use Diawa Saltiga line as backing since it is somewhat more user friendy that some of the gel-spun lines. I think the folk at Hatch fly reels told me they used Saltiga as backing....
Forum: Bluewater Extreme 02-20-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By pteronarcys
Pleskunas VLMD

What is a Pleskunas VLMD?
Forum: Bluewater Extreme 02-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,180
Posted By pteronarcys
Saltwater fly line core breaking strengths

Does anyone know the breaking strengths for Mastery Saltwater 12 weight fly lines or the other 12 Tarpon and offshore lines?

A friend just got back from his Christmas Island trip. He said he sat...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 11-14-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,059
Posted By pteronarcys
Vises

You can't go wrong with Dyna-King, Renzetti or Regal. The Renzetti Traveler or the Presentation 2000 are lifetime vises that will handle almost anything you want to tie. The same goes for the...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 11-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,220
Posted By pteronarcys
UV curing acrylics

Great looking flies! Is the Bug Bond the same product as the other UV cured products like Loon Outdoors "UV Knot Sense" or "UV Wader Repair"? I also have a tube of Redington "Sun Set Super Patch". ...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-11-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By pteronarcys
Christmas Island Trevally flies?

My friends and I will be in Christmas Island for a week in mid-January. What are the best Trevally flies for Christmas Island? I have been told some poppers and 4/0 Deceivers (red/yellow and...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-12-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By pteronarcys
Your what is it photo

There is no doubt your mystery item is a partial stingray "stinger" - the tip section. Your picture showed the tip and part of the shaft - the rest must have broken off. Usually all you see is the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-02-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By pteronarcys
Question need help selecting saltwater fly reels

I have been doing more saltwater fly fishing the past few years and realized on a recent trip to Belize the benefits of having a number of fly rods rigged up in the boat and ready to cast,...
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