Re: Kids and stripers over the weekend

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Posted by Bob Laskodi on 2010-09-06 23:02:28 in reply to Kids and stripers over the weekend posted by Wayne S. on 2010-09-06 17:44:30

Way to go Wayne!!! Getting started on the next generation of guides I see! Better watch out or the kid will outfish you and put you out of work!!!
Here is a little something I did with Chris when he was young (about the age of your oldest) that really helped him make the transition from throwing floating lines to heavyweight sinking lines and shooting heads. I started him off on an 18' head of LC13 (didn't have the T lines way back then!) on a 6 WT. As he developed proficiency with casting the heavy sinking lines, I jumped up in 2' increments, and upped the weight rating of the rod to match the grain weight of the head, until he could throw a full sinking head a long ways. As you saw on the shad fishout, Chris can throw a shooting head pretty darn far now that he's big!

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