Spanish Landing 8-11with the one weight

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  1. captwoody

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    Took out two buddies who have never fly fish the bay today and I took my one weight Aaron got four fish Ryan got four fish plus a needlefish that went airborne I got 15 Bass on a one weight its 0811190847.jpg 0811190921.jpg 0811190855a.jpg a Kik. Last pick is Ryan's very first fly rod bay bass
     
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    It was good to see you out there Creek if I'd have known you were off today invited you I'll talk to you about next week later on
     
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    That must have been a blast on the 1 wt.
     
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    It was awesome with that little one weight even the 10in got on the drag and peeled the reel. Gets scary when you got that little 2 weight reel and there's no backing
     
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    You've convinced me to get a cheap ultralight rod (I wont use my Sage rods for that), a cheap anodized ultralight reel and the thinnest sinking tip line I can find. And you just know I'm gonna tie into a huge Halibut or Ray the first time out and snap the daylights out of it.:emoji_thumbsup:
     
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    Yes but it's so fun going bendo 300 to 340 degrees and hear the Reel scream like a banshee. The closest sink tip I could find for it is a 3 weight jim teeny line that Rick has. That will be the most expensive part the reals like 14 bucks on eBay Rod's like 30
     
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    The line is the Teeny BS-100. Sinks about 4 ips. 20 foot sink tip and 40 foot floating running line. Total 60 ft. Teeny designed it for people new to integrated shooting lines and it retailed for less than $35 originally.

    It is no longer made.

    Came in a 100, 200, and 300 size. There are still a handful of the BS-100 in the shop. No 200 grain left - they were real popular with bay anglers in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. Maybe a couple of 300 gr left.

    The BS-100 only works well on 4wt and lighter rods, which is probably why there are still 3 or 4 left.

    I have used the BS-100 on a 5wt glass rod and caught fish down to about 15 ft with it - but it was a chore to cast. Better suited for a lighter rod. It is so thin it actually stays down quite well on the retrieve. Perfect for tubing.

    Nobody makes a line like it today unfortunately.
     
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    Can you save one with my name on it? I gotta try this ultralight bay thing just to keep up with Woody.. even if the rod just snaps into a gazillion little shards... Could be fun... once.
     
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    If you fight the fish correctly with a light rod it will be fine.

    Main thing is to keep the rod flat so that the bend is mostly in lower portion of the rod. Anglers have landed quite large fish on light rods without working the fish to exhaustion

    Lots of good UL fly wisdom here

    http://www.byrdultrafly.com/

    Most of the equipment stuff is dated but the tactical stuff is still good and translates to our bay well.



    We have a long time customer who regularly fishes a 3wt and has brought some nice halibut, bonito, and other species besides bass to hand. As far as I know he has never broken a rod.
     
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    I love my 3/4 wt Eagleclaw featherlight glass rode. $25 on Amazon. I use it for small creeks, but haven't used it in the Bay yet.
     
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    I love my 3 weight in the bay that's why I went down to a one.thanks for the pointers Craig I guess I am not supposed to be 320 degrees bendo,but I was lucky and it was fun.will work on new technique next time out
     
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