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TrtklrMarch 7th, 2009, 5:27 pm
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www.moffittangling.com
check that out and tell me what you think
I have seen nothing more beautiful than the sunrise on a cold stream.
TaxonMarch 7th, 2009, 6:41 pm
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Plano, TX

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Scott-

Interesting concept.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
PatcrisciMarch 8th, 2009, 6:49 am
Lagrangeville, NY

Posts: 119
This is a really cool idea. Has anyone tried it?
Pat Crisci
TroutnutMarch 8th, 2009, 9:27 am
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Bellevue, WA

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Looks a lot like how they fish for trout with beads on the Kenai and other coastal Alaskan rivers, only adapted for insect flies.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
WbranchMarch 8th, 2009, 10:51 am
York & Starlight PA

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"Looks a lot like how they fish for trout with beads on the Kenai"

Exactly what I thought of when I saw the video and web site. To hear them tell it they invented the concept. They may have developed the flies and the rubber dohickey but not the hooking outside the mouth. It appears the system will work better with sub surface flies than with dry flies. I'd think the hook would pull a #20 dry under the surface.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
LittleJMarch 8th, 2009, 1:26 pm
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
I'd like to see it in use. To me it seems like you will miss a lot of fish. Most trout just don't hold on that long, but I do agree it's a cool concept. I think more practical for bait fisherman than fly. You could just change how you rig the bait. I'd like to see a sliding rig for fishing the surf.
jeff
Shawnny3March 9th, 2009, 6:17 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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I'd think you'd foul-hook a lot of fish. If the hook is dragging near the rear of the fish as you set it, it would seem highly likely that you'd hook the fish somewhere other than the mouth, particularly in the pectoral fin.

I guess I don't see many advantages to this system, while it has many obvious disadvantages. Most innovations are destined for the trash heap, and I suspect that is where this one should be.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com

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