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05-07-2016, 07:51 AM #11
AThe best Michael a 40 awaits you
05-07-2016, 07:53 AM #12
05-07-2016, 02:36 PM #13
If you do choose to use marlin strength leaders on your trip Michael may I suggest you either check the BS of you fly line cores or take plenty of spares!
05-07-2016, 03:44 PM #14
1. Remember, it's Just One Week you've got to fish, so fish hard...
2. Because of 1., if the weather is inclement and the water is high/low, remember they are excellent excuses should a 40-lb pig not be connected with [My first trip to the Skeena area was a wash out due to the same normal excuses employed much closer to home ("should have been here next week"), phew.]
3. If it is a 40, don't eat it all in one sitting
4. Have lots and lots of fun and tell us all about it
Flee in the watter and all that. Good luck!"...hooking mortality is higher than you'd expect: further evidence that as a numbers game, catch-and-release fishing isn't always as straightforward as it seems"
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05-07-2016, 04:13 PM #15
Sounds fantastic sir. really fancy a go at that myself some fine day.
Very much looking forward to the report and analysis.
Game on !
05-07-2016, 04:40 PM #16
Slightly jealous having been to such a wonderful country.
Have a splendid time and blog lots!
05-07-2016, 05:47 PM #17
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
As an illustration, 15lb Seaguar Ace is only .28mm in diameter. As such, a nick that is just .1mm deep will cause a catastrophic reduction in breaking strain - .18mm Seaguar is only 6.6lb test! On the other hand, if you were to use .50mm diameter Maxima, the same sized nick will reduce the diameter to .40mm, but .40mm Maxima is still nearly 20lb test.
Last edited by charlieH; 05-07-2016 at 05:58 PM.
05-07-2016, 06:34 PM #18
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- Feb 2016
- Midtre Gauldal, Norway
I have been fishing Norwegian waters since 1964 and noticed at a very early stage that my leaders were damaged pretty rapidly in a normal fishing session. I was recommended by another fisherman to increase the strength and using at least 0.50mm diameter. I have never regretted it, especially when following a big fish in the rapids, where big blocks can erode the leader pretty fast!
You and I know that it works and our combined experience of Norwegian rivers should be a sufficient guaranty as to the quality of the advice given to Michael and not spoil his trip!
05-07-2016, 07:02 PM #19
The Vosso, at least in the good old days, also had some pretty serious fish as a matter of course! Where I worked we had the very odd 30 and only one 40 when I was there.
The choice of leader has to be made on circumstance and I personally would prefer to travel abroad with a big selection and choose appropriately and that was my advice to Michael. I personally would not use a very heavy leader with small flies in low summer water and bright weather with any confidence. My experience is that ALL fish are leader shy to an extent but that taking unnecessary risks with big fish is plain stupid.
05-07-2016, 07:10 PM #20
I was not trying to say your advice was poor, but that there were often unforeseen consequences.
Nor, in my first post, was I suggesting 15lb line as a standard approach but I would take a spool with me. In dead low water in the Gin clear rivers try tying a size 12 to a 20kg leader and see how that goes. Horses for courses and rigidity in Salmon fishing usually leads to a lower success rate. It is always better to have something you do not need than to not have something you do need.