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Knot Again! / Two dandy knots: Orvis Knot & Kreh Loop
« on: September 05, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
Let me start off the category with two knots that I feel are the best for their respective uses. 

For small flies to tippet I can't think of a better knot than the Orvis Knot.  It's a figure-of-eight knot with an added final tuck.  Easy to tie, though not quite as easy as the Davy [Wotton] Knot - but somewhat stronger.  Though when the light is failing the Davy Knot is a good choice because it is so simple. 

The other is the [Lefty] Kreh Loop (aka Open Clinch Knot and Anti-Slip Mono Loop).  I use this one for streamers where I want some action.  Also great anyplace you would use a Rapala Knot.  Not quite as strong as the Rapala but easier to tie and the tag-end faces the fly so it is slightly more weedless.

Here is the Orvis Knot tutorial that includes both of the above.
The Frame / Re: inline attachments now activated
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:40:01 AM »
Test, test.

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Say, that is a nice feature.  Thank you.
The Asylum / Re: Introductions?
« on: September 04, 2017, 11:04:13 PM »
Charlie Pearsall here (Stumpkiller) and I have the delight of living not too far from the Catskills and other trout stream regions of New York.  Though I must admit my favorite fly rod fishing is for smallmouth bass.  They never disappoint.

Have done some kayak fly-fishing and that is a great way to go after it.

Just recently I bought an Ito Tenkara rod and have been playing with that.  Makes a perfect car rod for short opportunity fishing.  Earlier today I spent an unplanned hour in the Otselic River and, though I had no strikes, saw trout flashing (usually because I had "lined" them).  Very windy - that's the excuse I am sticking with. 
Vise Vices / Tenkara flies
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:39:55 PM »
Playing around with a Tenkara USA Ito rod and tied up a few flies in the style to puddle around with.

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