What's On Your Christmas List

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What's On Your Christmas List

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Christmas is not that far off. What's on your Christmas list for fishing gear? :)

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IV for snook and red fish in FL Christmas time. And hopefully bones sooner than later. https://www.orvis.com/p/hydros-sl-fly-reels/2fbt
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Because I carry too much stuff and hate vests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TusLKWE8kS4

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I have been a minimalist for at least 25 years when it comes to hunting and fishing, why lug around all that extra gear. Another reason i no longer take pictures as well. Its much more enjoyable and comfortable having the ability cover lots of water without dragging unnecessary things around that weight one down. Fishpond make decent gear IMO. I use a smaller pack made by Fishpond

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High Stick wrote:Because I carry too much stuff and hate vests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TusLKWE8kS4
I recently replaced my Waterdance pack with this new Gunnison pack and really like it. Same quality and durability as the Waterdance, but more space and better organization IMO.

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TFO5wt wrote:IV for snook and red fish in FL Christmas time. And hopefully bones sooner than later. https://www.orvis.com/p/hydros-sl-fly-reels/2fbt

TFO: do you regularly chase redfish in Florida over the winter? I will be there in mid January; I am looking for some DIY stuff.

Regarding the Hyrdos - the three guides we hang out with in Louisiana maintain that it's the best big game reel value out there. I have been very close to buying one on a few occasions. I have a Mirage right now. Some time ago I had an online chat with Orvis tech and they outlined the compare/contrast between Hydros and Mirage; I could post it if anyone is interested.

We were most recently on Gulf coast LA in September: http://fishingandthinking.blogspot.com/ ... -post.html

Black drum up to 35 lbs. We spent a lot of time targeting blacks, so we didn't get big redish numbers but plenty anyway. Spent one day targeting sharks - got three right up to the boat following - literally to within inches of the gunwhale - no eats though. Got a 35 lb gar from a rural ditch.

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Wendy Berrell wrote:
TFO5wt wrote:IV for snook and red fish in FL Christmas time. And hopefully bones sooner than later. https://www.orvis.com/p/hydros-sl-fly-reels/2fbt

TFO: do you regularly chase redfish in Florida over the winter? I will be there in mid January; I am looking for some DIY stuff.

Regarding the Hyrdos - the three guides we hang out with in Louisiana maintain that it's the best big game reel value out there. I have been very close to buying one on a few occasions. I have a Mirage right now. Some time ago I had an online chat with Orvis tech and they outlined the compare/contrast between Hydros and Mirage; I could post it if anyone is interested.

We were most recently on Gulf coast LA in September: http://fishingandthinking.blogspot.com/ ... -post.html

Black drum up to 35 lbs. We spent a lot of time targeting blacks, so we didn't get big redish numbers but plenty anyway. Spent one day targeting sharks - got three right up to the boat following - literally to within inches of the gunwhale - no eats though. Got a 35 lb gar from a rural ditch.

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I do not regularly fish in FL. Did the Everglades over Christmas break in '16 and caught snook and attempted to catch a couple tarpon. I read your blog regularly. Looks like a great trip to LA and seems that you get there with some regularity.

The Hydros always gets mentioned as the best deal for a salt reel. That said, I've got a buddy who got a few of them. He dropped one accidentally from truck to concrete. It flattened the spool so bad it's unusable now. Makes me wonder about the durability a bit as I'd also use it for steelheading.

And by the way Um Ya Ya. I saw in your bio on Amazon you're an Ole. I'm class of 99'
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Did not know that TFO - I'm sure we passed each other many times on the sidewalks. I'm class of 1998. Did you fish the Cannon while attending STO? Non-fishing-related note is that I had a super sexy girlfriend from your 1999 group. I won't post any pics here though.

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Wendy Berrell wrote:Did not know that TFO - I'm sure we passed each other many times on the sidewalks. I'm class of 1998. Did you fish the Cannon while attending STO? Non-fishing-related note is that I had a super sexy girlfriend from your 1999 group. I won't post any pics here though.
Might have rubbed shoulders at the Rube or L&M as well. I never fished the Cannon. Socializing took precedent. Fishing was relegated to the cabin in the summer.
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