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amailliez last won the day on June 5 2014

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  1. Nice work man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I like the idea of having myself in the picture but am unsure how to snap the photo. On another thread' date=' a J4000 camera is mentioned that runs $85! Do you run the camera in video mode then extract the stills from it? I'm sure I can mount the camera so I can be in the view but not sure how to proceed after that.[/quote']I use the waspcam Gideon. It comes with a watch that is a remote. I leave the camera on but not recording. Whenever I want I can push a button on the watch and start taking photos on a time lapse, still, or start and stop a video. It's great. Don't know about a j4000. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The waspcam I am using is the Gideon. It retails for $320 and comes with the remote/view screen watch. Great deal IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. These were video screen shots. The fish was held in that position for 2/10 of a second. And then held in the water for a long time until it was happy and Heathy. Anyone who knows me know you don't have to preach conservation to me. But thanks for the advice. Here is a more sufficient picture. I will argue any day that my way is better than clamping something on its jaw and dragging it across the side of a yak or boat. IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. amailliez

    Wasp cam

    I use the waspcam. I have the Gideon with the watch. It is awesome. I have done some short underwater snorkel videos with it but mostly have it mounted on the front of my kayak. The underwater videos come out good. They are just heavily impacted by water clarity and lighting. Same as gopro. Photo quality compared to go pro IMO is better. It has higher mp than the gopro black edition and the watch with a view screen makes it win over gopro. Well that and the price. You get more for your money with waspcam. Only down side is battery life. But the gopro has the same problem.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. For a long time I have been using my cell phone to take pics of fish in my yak. The problem is without you holding the fish it just dosent look the same. I upgraded to a waspcam mounted to the front of the yak and couldn't be more happy. Before. AfterSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I have always been a power pro guy. I use 8# or 10# on all my 2500's. But my last trip to Tampa fishing outfitters to buy a new reel. I told them to spool it with 10# power pro. He said I am putting ohero on it. Trust me. If you don't like it I will spool it with power pro next week for free. I said ok lets see what I think. After that next weekend I went in and had all of my reels done in ohero. It is awesome line. It is so soft and silky. Have yet to have a wind knot in 3 months now. (Knock on wood). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think that for the price tfo is hard to beat. I have 2 tfo rods. A 6wt signature series that is a few years old and used a ton and I am sad to admit abused. It has spent its life in a kayak floating down rivers. Getting the tip poked into branches and rocks and it is still rock solid and my favorite rod. I broke a guide one time and they repaired it and got it back to me quickly. I also have a mangrove 8wt. I love the rod. And I also have a Scott 10wt. Scott makes one of the better rods on the market. IMO. I have broken it and they not only fixed it but modified it to better suit me and paid the shipping cost both ways. I will probably be picking up an 8wt in their new tidal series once i put my hands on one. A rod that seems very over looked on here is sage. The approach is a medium fast rod and is about 295. And the response is a fast action rod that is upper 300's. They are far better rods than the price reflects. I would go sage or tfo at that price range. IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Also one of the best things that came out of Icast for us is the fact that companies have noticed who is fly fishing now and most are making some quality options at a cheaper price. That's good news for us. There are also some less known companies making some really quality rods such as echo who's rods start at 89. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I love everything I have from tfo. It has been great stuff for me. IMO line is far more important that the rod and reel. With nice line you can make a pretty cheap setup feel like a $500 rig. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You could also do the lamson Konic for close to that price range. My wife uses that reel and it holds up really well and is also sealed. With lamson all the reels have the same drag system what changes the price is the finish/look and the weight. I think what people were getting at is if there is quality/parts issues with the spinning reels it will probably carry over to the fly reels made by the same company. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I would go with Allen. Like Ron said all they do is fly fishing and they get really good reviews. I have a few sabalos reels and now that they are a year old the fit and finish isn't what it was. The handle is loose on one and the drag is not holding up on another one. I won't buy any more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. These are my two tricky bass go to flies. Top is a cowen anchovy and bottom is a hopper. I have caught tons of bass on hopper flies just casted out and shaking the rod tip to put ripples around it. As for northern and florida bass. Northern bass are much more aggressive and don't get as big because there is more competition for food and a lot more big predators up north. Ie pike, musky, big lake trout. The florida bass are slower and get larger because for the most part. They are the apex predator of freshwater fish here. Which means they are in no hurry to eat. The best are the F1 hybrid that a lot of people stock private ponds with. They are a cross between the two. They get as big as florida bass and stay as mean as northern bass. It's a beautiful combination. Usually called tiger bass. Hope that helps a little. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. http://vimeo.com/m/44595839Link didn't work the first time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Not sure if this one has been posted before but I will post it anyways. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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