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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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yes, the old man has told me they've already had a few removed from back there.

they also bought my children little rods, so they must not be too worried about it, so i'm not worried.

Posted on: 2011/4/26 9:51
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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Gators can be annoying when you're pond fishing. My parents house is right on a golf course and they have a pond behind their house. The pond had a resident gator. Not particularly big, maybe only 5-6ft, I was sure I could take it if it came down to it. Regardless it used to follow my top water lures all the way up to the bank. Used to freak my mom out.

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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tangential question for pete or anyone: err, what hte hell should i take for my footwear?

i'm not buying anything, so my choices are: the usual wading boots, tennis shoes, hiking boots, "watershoes" or aquasocks or whatever they call those neoprene slippers.

assuming i get the ability to knock around somehere back in an estuary/bay/etc, or raid a canal or something, am i going to be able get by with a pair of canvas sneakers I don't mind if I saturate?

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Fresh water ponds -hip boots or irrigating boots-seen to many water moccasins -if you are going to be in tall grass or wading the edges.I may be paranoid there-never heard off anyone being bitten.
Salt water-high top wading shoes as rays and oyster shell are numerous.Shuffle your feet and rays shouldn't be too much of a threat-the oysters can really cut you.I like the quick dry long legged pants as sharks[kidding] are your only worry but many like to wade bare legged-You can get flats boots for forty dollars -they are good.
Be aware of the mud sink holes we warned you about-they are dangerous-easy to avoid -don't walk into mud-lol

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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I leave tomorrow night. There's no shopping to be done.

Sounds like "take the wading boots if there's room, otherwise filth up your sneaks" is the plan.

I would've been 100% shoes except for snake bite fears.


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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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they will work-have fun-good time to be here-fishing just about peak
any local tackle shop should have the boots-they are rubber so you won't ruin leather-rinse your tackle with fresh water and be careful not to let the reel get in the salt water-even wading place to place keep that reel out of the water-ruin them overnight-
Didn't mean to sound preachy about keeping the reel out of the water but when you wade it can happen-strip it and clean if it does[been there,done that].

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Shooting line you need to double haul. I fish hair bugs with a 9wt bass bug taper with the first 3ft cut off on a 8wt rod. You can't carry alot of line in the air because of the short head length. But you can bomb out a cast!! Distance with false casting requires a line with a long head. Like SA Distance, Rio Gold, or most tropical lines.

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Also when distance casting the 10 and 2 o'clock cast doesn't work when double hauling. It's more like 10and 3.

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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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pfft, there was no distance casting on the beach. the damned snook are 2' from the water's edge and i never cast more than 30' with the exception of passing tarpon.

of course, i never caught any so take what i say with a grain of salt.

after getitng into it, though, like trout fishing, people make it needlessly complex. keep it simple, and just practice. with each time i took out there, i got markedly better, ending with fish turning to the fly repeatedly. i think if i had one more chance, i would've had it down.

basically, i started standing 40' feet offshore and just waving a stick to understanding you stalk the last 2' of water's edge from 15' up the shore. that and they seemed to be more prevelant around people, and during the middle of the day rather than morning.

honestly, it took me about 12 hours of fishing time to figure it all out. i regret not going to the beach on day one of the trip.


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Re: Long front taper vs short front taper and bulky flies.

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Quote:

gfen wrote:

after getitng into it, though, like trout fishing, people make it needlessly complex.

honestly, it took me about 12 hours of fishing time to figure it all out.

of course, i never caught any so take what i say with a grain of salt.




FYP.

Sorry dude, sometimes I just can't help myself.

Seriously though it sounds like you had a nice time and are well prepared for the next time.

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