Do you use a ball bearing swivel on your line for any of the applications mentioned above to prevent line twist? (2 things I never reel when drag is going and always flip my bail over with my hands) just worried about line twist without ball bearing swivels or snaps.-Read More
I fish in the Great Lakes. It is often gin clear. What would you recommend for the length of a fluorocarbon leader, the best mono to fluorocarbon knot, and the length of leader? Thank you. Will I get an answer in my email or this site?Read More
Hey Tom I was gonna post on your blog but just thought I would ask on this. We are having a hell of a time the last four years actually catching tarpon on the fly rods. That what we started going down there for. Both my buddies I go down with we guided in Montana so we know how to fly fish just needed some pointers on getting them to eat a fly. When should I use a natural color fly or when would I use a bright color fly. Or does it matter that much.Read More
The Slim Beauty Knot was created by Simon Becker and myself in a small apartment in Key West in an attempt to eliminate the Bimini Twist from our tarpon leaders and create an easier, faster and more compact tarpon leader. We had returned from dinner at The 5 Star Cafe in Key West. It has since closed, but that night will forever be remembered because our waitress had nicknames for all of us. They all started with Slim. One was Slim Slick, another was Slim Daddy and she called me Slim Beauty. Pretty funny.Read More
To properly cinch down 80 pound mono, you are definitely going to need pliers. I really dont know if I could cinch down an 80 pound 4 turn uni with my bare hands and would probably not get it quite right with gloves on either.Read More
I have been able to create or find workouts that I can do anywhere with little or no equipment. Most of my favorites do not take much time and may even allow me to see a little of the town I am visiting.
Here is one of my favorites:Read More
Can I use quality bass fishing equipment to fish for red fish?
Most bass tackle will work just fine for redfish. Alot of redfish situations are found in brackish water, rather than full salt, however there are certainly many situations where you will be fishing in pure saltwater. I had the opportunity to fish with the guys on Sweetwater TV recently and they had all freshwater tackle. It worked well for us, but there are a few things that you will want to watch out for:Read More