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Old 03-20-2007, 11:14 AM
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Starting to tie for summer vacation. All on Mustad c68s ss size 6.

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:59 PM
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:34 PM
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I'm sure you will get back there! This may be our last trip for a few years.

all the Acklins stories and reports have me thinking a purely "fishing" trip next year. Maybe Acklins ... maybe Andros .... with a daughter going to college this fall, it will be DIY and on the cheap!
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:16 PM
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Jim,
nice flies! look good enough to eat :-P
You go to Eleuthera in the Summer?
how is the weather? very hot? rainy?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:38 PM
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Jim, I've had a hard time with the 68CS hooks. Flies seem to flip over a lot more than the 70CS and the old 34007's. Not quite sure why, except maybe there's more mass by the barb/tip, and maybve th shoerter length plays into it.

I think we're used to tying on longer hooks, which have less bend and barb sticking up.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:59 PM
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Last year we went in late June early July. Not much rain, not really that humid. (not like Florida!!!) It was 85-90 most days .... but didn't cool off much at night. Where our house was we always had a nice breeze off the ocean which helped allot! I enjoyed it!

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looking at the hook, it does have a wide gap. I would guess that the problem is lessened with larger dumb bell eyes vs beadchain? I've used this hook for epoxy bait fish and such. Where the hook is in normal attitude. In that pattern the hook works great as a keel. Interesting observation on the inverted tie.... I never thought about that problem. Will have to check it out!
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:15 AM
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black eyes

Hi Jim,
Some really cute ones
I noticed they are all equiped with black eyes, and wonder about the reason for this?
Any particular Eleuthera trick?
Im tying most of my chalies/gotchas/clousers with silver or gold eyes.

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Old 11-05-2007, 02:53 PM
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hi Lars,
I used the black finish for a more stealthy appearance. The black does give a nice contrast w/o the flash.
Never really tried the black vs. the silver eyes on the same day/conditions to see if the stealthy approach worked better.
But these patterns and also crab patterns w/ the black eyes did catch well for me.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:18 PM
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Okey, thanks.
As a service I will create a bunch and perform the test for you
I'll let you know the test result...

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[QUOTE=Jim Miller]Tight-lines
Last year we went in late June early July. Not much rain, not really that humid. (not like Florida!!!) It was 85-90 most days .... but didn't cool off much at night. Where our house was we always had a nice breeze off the ocean which helped allot! I enjoyed it!

Thanks for getting back to me we just started a family and I thought Eleuthera might be a perfect destination for us. I would probably be going around the same time June into July. I assume it's a fish early and late senerio that time of year before the flats heat up. Might I enquire as to were you stayed?
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Hooks - try the TMC 811s. Hard to beat for lightness, strength, sharpness and long life.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:45 PM
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last year we stayed in N. Palmetto Point ocean side. house is called Tropical Impulse. Year before we stayed in Winding Bay. That house is called Point O' Vue.
both areas are very nice w/ some impressive rentals available. We liked last years rental better because it was on the surf beach w/ good snorkling right out front. Google "Eleuthera Rentals" and you'll find lots of great places to choose from.
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hooks

Speaking of hooks...
Anyone tried Partridge Seaprince?
I tie almost every saltwater fly on these, and im very satisfied.
Seems to be the best choice available in my local fly-shop.
No idea how it compares with the TMC you mention juro?

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The Prince hooks I have are very heavy wire, good for some applications e.g. bluewater but on the flats I prefer light wire that is very strong and razor sharp.

Give them a try you won't go back.
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You are right - they are heavy wire.
Have never really considered the appearance of the hooks.
I just thought "the stronger, the better".

I will definately see if I can acquire som TMC's.
I also bought a pack of Owner hooks the other day, which seems nice as well thou also rather heavy.

Below owner versus prince, both size 4.
The Owner are very expensive in Denmark - ~ 7USD for 7 pieces
I get 10 Princes for the same price.




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