"It's really so refreshing to see a trophy fish mounted in a more "relaxed" state, rather than the old school "action' pose with the mouth wide open and all the fins flared out to their maximum, (and beyond). What a…"
"All Right Tony, this is going to be so much fun , bring your fly vice if you tie , we are all bringing stuff to swap or trade, bring your appetite , ribs Fri night, fish Sat. night , lawn chair in case we set by the fire, plus we will be on Reelfoot…"
"I've also seen guides scuffed and scratched this way, which makes me question whether they will harm the line as it passes through. The aquarium tubing is a good plan.
I would just prefer putting NO stress on the guides.
I've come up with…"
"Cost 7 dollars to build and have been using all season with no problems. The forces holding the rod at the guide is far below the failure rate of any guide. Just don't have any kids swinging from it. Lol"
"That was one thing that did cross my mind was to add aquarium tubing over the hook but I didn't think it was necessary after it was installed . I love it. And of course my one outfit with microguides does not work."
Jim Gronaw must surely be accustomed to wearing many hats.....husband, father, grandfather, talented outdoor writer, angler extraordinaire, and last but certainly not least, one of our very own moderators, right here at…See More