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Ard Stetts Streamer Techniques videos

I ran across these today. Great job Ard.
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Thanks for that!

Ard's a pip, isn't he? Good to see him again.

We fished the Rogue together a few years back, and had a great time.

Those braided loops of which he speaks are easy to make, and save a lot of lines. I always carry extras for those rare moments.

I never thought of the chunk of 50# leader to get the Z9 down further and faster, but it makes a lot of sense. I'll give it a go when JD and I head out later.

thanks again.
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Ard's a pip, isn't he? Good to see him again.

We fished the Rogue together a few years back, and had a great time.

Those braided loops of which he speaks are easy to make, and save a lot of lines. I always carry extras for those rare moments.

I never thought of the chunk of 50# leader to get the Z9 down further and faster, but it makes a lot of sense. I'll give it a go when JD and I head out later.

thanks again.
I did watch the video and now need to know how to it and with braided mono is there a certain braided line I should be using? any videos on making these?

I know they are in there...
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I made some of these years ago using an old fly line. I cut a piece about 7-8", overlapped each end toward the middle so there was a 1-2" loop at each end, and tied 3 nail knots to secure. Very slim profile, and slips through guides very nicely.

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I did watch the video and now need to know how to it and with braided mono is there a certain braided line I should be using? any videos on making these?
here is how you make half of one. but it will give you an idea.
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Poppy at the Red Shed has spools of the Cortland braided mono in 30 and 50lb.
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Thank you for sharing this

I'd fish with Ard seven days a week. He doesn't look 6'5!
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Sweet, thanks for the link. Looks better than a whipped loop. Longevity?
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Sweet, thanks for the link. Looks better than a whipped loop. Longevity?
Longevity wise I'd say that after you use one for 2 or 3 seasons changing isn't a bad thing. The only 'Don't do' thing is that I don't recommend ever casting without a leader attached.

I would have posted long ago but have suffered chronic password difficulty but it looks as though it's solved now. A mild march into the winter months here has me still fishing for trout and steelhead so....... until it gets really cold I won't be around to much. Been getting a few

One last note: I posted a thread here years ago; How To Make The Braided Loop Connector For Your Welded Loop Line; SBS

Back in 2004 a mono leader cut my welded loop while I was engaged with a rather nice king salmon. It was then that I started making these for all my lines. The aspect of chopping off the welded loop for which I paid and then going to the old nail knot didn't appeal to me so...... I pretty much have it down to a science now

Gonna go fish for a few days then check in with some flies and stuff from the missing years.

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Longevity wise I'd say that after you use one for 2 or 3 seasons changing isn't a bad thing. The only 'Don't do' thing is that I don't recommend ever casting without a leader attached.

I would have posted long ago but have suffered chronic password difficulty but it looks as though it's solved now. A mild march into the winter months here has me still fishing for trout and steelhead so....... until it gets really cold I won't be around to much. Been getting a few

One last note: I posted a thread here years ago; How To Make The Braided Loop Connector For Your Welded Loop Line; SBS

Back in 2004 a mono leader cut my welded loop while I was engaged with a rather nice king salmon. It was then that I started making these for all my lines. The aspect of chopping off the welded loop for which I paid and then going to the old nail knot didn't appeal to me so...... I pretty much have it down to a science now

Gonna go fish for a few days then check in with some flies and stuff from the missing years.

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I hope your packing your video equipment once and a while, or at least getting some cool still shots!
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Hey, how are ya!

I carry a very Spartan waterproof camera for glory shots but no video. I could wear a Go Pro but would feel like a goober when skunked wearing a camera

If, and that's the key operative word here, if we get a good king return in the spring we're going to shoot a landing big fish video. I've tried to write about it but seeing would be better. Like all things fishing in my own little bubble here I think I've hit on something that helps in all but the extreme crazy fish scenario.

Trying to make a video of me steelhead fishing would be as cool as watching paint dry. I will be using one of my mokai's so maybe I will carry the Sony and shoot some stuff.

Right now I'm tying magic bullets,

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Hey Ard!

I'd love to see a video of you with your magic wand in one hand, a net in Boss's mouth, and a camera ...... what, duct taped to the top of your head? Awesome!

Hey, picked up a few the other day on this nightmare of a fly:



Don't know if insects that look like this abound in your neck o' the woods or not, but who knows? It's funny, isn't it, that the inhabitants of many a good fly wallet resemble absolutely nothing in the wild, and even funnier still that our quarry, either in your waters or mine, prefer one bug over another. Even though it resembles something from outer space, I could pick fish up all day down here, but send it to you, and nothing! Weird!

Well, get back to tying wonderbugs, and keep us posted.

Is Nancy home yet? Hope she had a good trip.

later Amigo!
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Hey Bob!

Yeah, she's been home a couple weeks now and had a fun time by all reports I've heard.

I'll be alone the next few days fishing so will probably rotate through some different patterns and styles. It's been almost 2 weeks ago now that I had a dry spell fishing big black stuff so I changed to a Jock O' Dee tied to a #4 Bartleet and hooked up 2 just like that. Big? Small? I never know which way to go but right now we have some dandy fish in here.

On a Purple shank...........

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Ard: Whatever you can come up with up there in God's country is a treat for me. I encourage you to strap on that Go-Pro as much as possible! You never know when a great opportunity will show itself! (hopefully it wont be a bear attack!) Your last blog post is amazing.

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Outstanding videos. Thank you Ard.
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