I hate every pair of S**** I've owned and I love every pair of Patagonia boots I've owned. The difference is remarkable. In comfort, design, durability and looks.
Tom Morehouse was on Christmas Island with guide Moana (one of the fisheries founders) and quickly noticed something odd about his boots.
-An ancient style of Patagonia Marlwalker still in near perfect condition. Moana wears his boots 12 hours a day and they never get a chance to dry. As a result they started growing Seaweed out of the tongue a few years ago.
An innovative approach to a lightly weighted weedless crab. Originally designed by Jono Makim using a tube. I tied mine on 100lb mono and then tied that on to the bass hook and modified it. A slight bend half way down the shank and a 2.5mm tungsten bead epoxied to the shank.
I've caught most of my trophy fish inside 5 meters -believe it or not. No full length casts at cruising fish. I do best stalking right up to fish and then presenting at the perfect time by judging their body language. Its not a popular method, but it works brilliantly for me. A 9ft rod is just too short for the reach if your going to jig-drop the fly in front of a fish. So i finally tracked down the ultimate 10 footer. A Scott S3s.
Bill and Kate Howe changed offshore fly tying forever. The FlyH20 World Record series has been used by everyone from Fouad Sahaoui to Trey Combes and have caught every Billfish specie.
I just received a whole bunch of EP, Flashes, Coque Tails and Diamond Hard so thought id give the Diamond Hard a go on a true offshore fly. Using the Tube Fly attachment on the J-Vice and an old Bic Pen inner as the tube.
Flashy Profile Fly
EP, Flash, Coque Tails
I do think Epoxy is better suited for this type of fly.