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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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Pete,

What is this, amateur hour? You know darn well that the # rating of line is not there to state the size of a fish you can land with it.

A 1lb fish is perfectly capable of breaking 4lb line, as we all know too well.

Posted on: 2009/6/15 16:01


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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Pete,

Key word was wild trout.

Go fish Big Spring Creek in Newville and hook into a 12" wild rainbow (if you can without spooking him first) and see what this less than 1 lb fish does to you. I'm not talking about stockies I'm talking about wild trout that run downstream with power and as fast as a torpedo when hooked.

handline him, ha,

Posted on: 2009/6/15 16:28


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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I never go lighter than 5x for nymphing and 6x for dries -- for the waters I fish most, I simply dont need to. I usually stay right around 4x for Steelheading - so there are 3 tippet sizes there for 3 distinct types of fishing -- some people over-complicate things


7x tippet, lol

Posted on: 2009/6/15 23:34
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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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A 1lb fish is perfectly capable of breaking 4lb line, as we all know too well."
you guys gotta be kidding

if you can't fish pd to pd you ain't fishermen.
Maybe if you would use 3 foot tippets-
I am serious.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 3:43
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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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Pete,

Get some real experience before you pop off. It's becoming blantantly obviously that you've never hooked into anything other than a lethargic hatchery raised trout that was just stocked 15 minutes ago. You probably could't even get close enough to wild trout to, "handline him!"

I'm serious.

ROFLMAO

Posted on: 2009/6/16 8:12


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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pete41 wrote:
A 1lb fish is perfectly capable of breaking 4lb line, as we all know too well."
you guys gotta be kidding

if you can't fish pd to pd you ain't fishermen.
Maybe if you would use 3 foot tippets-
I am serious.


Pete,

I've caught 60 pound fish on 10 pound line. I've landed 5 pound trout on 6x too.

I am serious.

So what you are saying is that you have NEVER broken a less than 25 inch fish off on 5x? Give me a break.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 10:37


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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I've caught 22" 4+ lb rainbows on 7x. I've also lost 12 inch fish on 5x. Stuff happens. But like others have said... The rating of line is not a a reflection of the the recommended size of the fish you catch.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 11:14


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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Get some real experience before you pop off. It's becoming blantantly obviously that you've never hooked into anything other than a lethargic hatchery raised trout that was just stocked 15 minutes ago. You probably could't even get close enough to wild trout to, "handline hi"
500+ four pounds or bigger trout-everyone wild and green weenie is giving me advice-okay
yeah-I lost a few but the three foot mono tippet will reduce your lost considerably-
I lost a salmon when it took me by surprise-jumped way out of the water.
not many that I can recall but Ibroke in in the time when ultra lite was a fad so I have always tended to fish that way.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 12:57
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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09
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Pete, you are a god. Why are you lowering yourself to argue with us mortals?

Posted on: 2009/6/16 13:18
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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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Does anyone remember the article in Field and Stream a few years ago when a guy went underwater in scuba gear to watch his buddy fish nymphs?

One of his observations was tippet size meant nothing in broken water. Proper drift and depth were key factors to takes. Granted, too large a tippet may affect drift, but, as per the article, there was no significant difference in takes between 3x and 5x when used in broken water.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 13:31


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I also think he concluded that a strike indicator more often then not resulted in a presentation that turned trout off.

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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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I also think he concluded that a strike indicator more often then not resulted in a presentation that turned trout off.


He also concluded that some of us wear chest waders because we like the smell of our own farts. Others just do it because they are functional.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 13:54


Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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I also think he concluded that a strike indicator more often then not resulted in a presentation that turned trout off.


Strike indicator as in the floating variety that “floats” a nymph (aka bobber)… or strike indicator as in a piece of something bright somewhere on the leader that indicates a strike (or both)?

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Strike indicator as in the euphemism for bobber. I don't recall if it was that same article, but do clearly recall the point. If an angler was detecting strikes by means of some item that did not interfere with presentation, I don't think it would fit the point just because they decided to dilute the definition of strike indicator to capture things other than fly fishing bobbers.

PS, Jay, I cinch my wading belt tightly and hold my breath just as tightly when I undo it.

Posted on: 2009/6/16 14:19
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Re: Little Lehigh, Lehigh County 6/10/09

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old fogy Jack-that was over forty year span-thirty of it in blue ribbon country-and I loved fishing for spawners-not that good in that light-very average-lol
I was just stunned by the call for using hawser line for trout fishing tippets-
what ever happened to sportsmanship?
sounds like the New Gen believes in "yank them in" like the old tuna boats
Next thing you know they will be advising 3 rods and 100 pound tippets to bring in them thar bigguns of a pound or more.
disclaimer-TETO

Posted on: 2009/6/16 14:21
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