Thursday, May 24, 2012

Product Review - Scientific Anglers Headstart Fly line

 Here it is. I love this line, really. Honestly this is the most expensive line I've bought to date. But it cast like a dream. 

 I ordered it on Monday night after finding that my old line (which I purchased only 3 months ago) was cracking. I was hoping that it would get here before the Memorial Day weekend, 'cause daddy needs to fish. 

Low and behold after come home from work tonight there it was sitting on the table waiting of me. While dinner was cooking I just had to put it on my reel. Right after dinner I headed on down to the pond to test it out.

I decided to try out some poppers that I bought last year and see if I could get a bite. Well I did, I never knew a bluegill could swallow a popper, but I do now. In the process of removing it, I destroyed it. Turns out the popper was made of wood, all this time I though it was foam.

Back to the line... I can cast this line out almost 60 feet with a decent amount of accuracy. Best of all I can feel it load the rod, now perhaps I can learn to double haul. I really think I have a shot with this line. I'll post a follow up on the line after the holiday because I plan on putting this line to task.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Hammer

This one is called the Hammer and let me tell you the crappie hammered this thing to nothing. My friend (hope he doesn't mind me calling him that) gave me one of these at the same time he gave me the greasy monkey.

The nice thing about this fly is it rides hook point up so you can fish it on the bottom without too many snags.

Not sure what more I can say about this fly, so on to the video.

Greasy Monkey

About three weeks ago I got the chance to fish with a guy from a fishing forum that we belong to. He gave me a few flies that he tied up and one of them he calls the greasy monkey. Now this fly is quite interesting as it is fluorescent yellow. This thing is a 'gill and bass magnet. 

I was catching bass like this on it. This one happened to be 17" long and the biggest I've ever caught in this pond.

and the 'gills were like this one.

Anyway I love this fly and just had to tie some up myself. On mine I used chartreuse hackle but the fish don't seem to mind all that much.

Well here's the video if you want to tie some of your own.