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  1. Ham

    My First Elk Hunt

    Man, that’s a lot of meat.
  2. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Big brother is in on every digital conversation. You should have no delusions about privacy.
  3. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    I use small diameter tippit for fly fishing and fluro for bass fishing, but not a user of fluro for leader with my nano
  4. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Yeah Pete, I do. I would not consider Lower visibility to be worth the extra BS and expense of a fluro line BUT AGAIN everybody should do what they are happy with
  5. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    I don’t understand why ppl use Fluorcarbon lines for leader material. I’ve never read an explanation or justification for putting up with the difficulty getting good knots from fluro. What upsides offset the potential downsides?
  6. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    I think a leader knot has failed on me ONCE on a fish. If you hang up and try to pull free, it’s 50/50. Ill be glad to demonstrate Alberto to anyone that fishes with me or just tie your leader on
  7. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Nano gets some twist, but it is. Usually confined to the last few feet of the nano. You can get most of it out by pulling it between your fingers, but it doesn’t effect much. Nano does float, but I don’t think it keeps baits from sinking properly and acts as a built in strike detector. I have found nanofil on sale and bought ahead. I fill my spinning reels with mono and then strip off 70 yards off mono and reel on 70 yards of nano. You get at least two reels covered and it lasts a LONG time. Problem : Wind will catch it and kite your bait solution: keep your rod tip low and drop line to surface when you are actively lifting bait. Problem: baits weighing less than 1/16 of an ounce are hard to throw. Solution: throw baits weighing 1/16 oz or more OR throw lighter stuff on 2-4 lb mono.
  8. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Why would you say that Rick?
  9. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Here’s a fish caught on 8 lb nano
  10. Ham

    Question about Nanofil

    Everyone should use what they like. Nanofil is my choice of line on most of my spinning rods. I don’t use nano at all on baitcasting. i use 6,8, and 10 lb white or chartreuse Nanofil. I want to see the line jump when a fish bites. I don’t think nano is picky about knots. Alberto or triple surgeons to join leader to nano. Double unit to connect nano to nano. I never tie it directly to anything with nano, but I would use a double Palomar if I wanted to do so. Nano most definitely out throws braid with 1/16 or 1/8 oz lures. It’s not close. I’ve used braid (Power Pro) and nano in similar diameters on the same rods/reels. I don’t throw 1/32 oz jigs on nano. I’ve gone back to 4lb mono or copoly for that. Nano is amazingly not for everybody I guess, but it’s made me a Happy Camper and better fisherman .
  11. Ham

    Taneyfest Recap

    A Big Thank You to Phil for hosting us at Lilley’s Landing. It’s s First Class Operation. The rooms are nice. The boat dock is awesome. Fly Shop has Everything you could need to fish Taneycomo. Duane is awesome. I can’t Thank him enough, but I’ll try. Right out the gate, I had a spot of motor trouble and he got me squared away. It started without fail after that. Pictures don’t do Duane’s painting skills justice. His Sculpin pattern is awesome. I have a strange fondness for Rainbow Trout color baits. Duane does a Great one. got the hook up. New baits to try. Saturday Morning, Duane was nice enough to take John and I out and give us a jerkbait lesson. I got bites, but no fish on hard baits. I had to throw a jig, but John got his Taney Brown. Never let Duane fool you. He’s very, very Good at a whole bunch of things. I’m Sorry out trip got splintered into two groups. I certainly enjoyed the food and fellowship. I’ll hope to see you guys in February.
  12. Ham

    2019 Taneyfest

    Minimally
  13. Ham

    2019 Taneyfest

    Ole John Brown
  14. Ham

    White River Info

    Everything from 4G to NO SERVICE. It gets better all the time, but still large areas with poor to non existent coverage for ATT. Sometimes Verizon is much better.
  15. Been trying to upload this
  16. Les will have boat and two spots open. He was planning on food, but I need an email to cut and paste those plans.
  17. Friday morning. Boat 2 seats. Will fish Friday and Saturday. Likely going off the reservation Sunday
  18. Ham

    Jigfest 2018!

    Ok, I hate to be that guy, but Im that guy. I called and talked to Miles. He’s a good guy. Very laid back and understanding. I told him we will reschedule for February and I hope you guys will help me out there. We will need to pull dates together and make that happen. Jigfest Taneycomo is being pulled together. I’ll post deets when I get em.
  19. Ham

    Jigfest 2018!

    Ehhhhh Jeff, that’s my number. Try again?
  20. Ham

    Jigfest 2018!

    Erik and Wounded 1 ???
  21. Ham

    Jigfest 2018!

    So, should we 1) Carry on and make it work 2) re-schedule until February 3) Move Jigfest to Taneycomo?
  22. Ham

    Jigfest 2018!

    Ok, this afternoon the water running by the house looked AWFUL. Unfishable BAD. I’ve been keeping an eye on things and this is the first bad water I have seen. I know that Bull Shoals and Norfork are finishing turning over and today for the first time in a long while they ran approx 10,000 CFS for 3 hours. That tends to stir things up also. So this BAD water might may pass prior to Friday. i checked with mojorig about the lakes and he feels like turnover is largely over. With the cold weather I expect more generation which should help flush things out, but I am honestly spooked by the brown water. now combine the poor water quality along with marginal water conditions sand I feel like I need to see if the group wants to reschedule until February or stay on this weekend and relocate to Taneycomo. I’d bet Phil can accommodate us. My understanding is thatalthough Taney has some stain, it is still fishing normally. I spoke with Dave Wotton when I went up to check the water at White Hole this afternoon. The water looked better at White Hole, but worse than it looked last week when I fished there. He said he caught fish today. He felt like conditions were not perfect today, but he did mention a BWO hatch. I saw lots of fish feeding up in the water column the other day and caught some of them too. 😉 It is not my call. I wanted to pass along what I saw. I live locally ; I will still fish if we stay on schedule and fish here this weekend, but I did not want ppl to feel blinded sided by possible tough water conditions. What do y’all think we should do?
  23. Ham

    Jigfest weather

    Sometimes, it’s easier to steer around trouble than use your brakes to prevent a collision. When you are a guest in a boat, you should abide by the Captin’s safety concerns.
  24. Ham

    Jigfest weather

    Only because I thought he might roll the boat and kill us all. Let me get a 60 inch wide boat and ppl can put a chair on the front deck if they want.
  25. Ham

    Jigfest weather

    Ooh-rah Marine. Seems like you’ve fished thru pain a lot. I hope you’re rain as rain this time around
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