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#11049235 - 08/18/15 01:18 PM Pressure and angle
Zip-ur-Fly Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 227
Loc: Lake Tawakoni
Every time a good size fly rod fish heads for trouble I always ask myself how much pressure can I put on it and do I have the correct angle. Obviously the wrong time not to know. Here is a video and a written description I found of how the great Andy Mill solved this dilemma. Mill is renowned for landing big fish quickly. IMHO his technique should work over all fly rod weight classes. I rigged up the sand bucket as described and for me it was a stunning awakening of just how strong a 10lb test tippet really is. Hope y'all like it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWXskIPu9SE
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2012/06/12/tarpon-on-fly/
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#11050020 - 08/18/15 06:52 PM Re: Pressure and angle [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 365
Loc: Texas, USA
Cool video. For me tenkara fishing has opened a whole new level of feel for fighting fish. I love the straight connection to the fish with tenkara. It's me, the rod/line and fish. I have been amazed at the size fish I can land without a reel. It seems that without a reel and drag the fish feel a stopping point and turn instead of run straight.

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#11050031 - 08/18/15 06:56 PM Re: Pressure and angle [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
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Loc: Texas, USA


A few examples of large fish Ive
caught on tenkara rods.

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#11050114 - 08/18/15 07:42 PM Re: Pressure and angle [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Zip-ur-Fly Offline
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Tenkara.... I know little of it but I understand it has a devoted following.

I have never been able to catch a gar on a fly even though there are a dozen under the lights on my pier. What's the secret?
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#11050193 - 08/18/15 08:30 PM Re: Pressure and angle [Re: Zip-ur-Fly]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 365
Loc: Texas, USA
I find gar frequently attack my bugger/streamer flies. The trick is the hook finding the right spot. I have far more take and spit moments than hook sets with gar. For longnose a rope type fly that catches their teeth is key. Also with a rope type fly let them take it and don't set too soon so they have time to tangle. Great fun on a fly.

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