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  • in reply to: Sony A7rII ? #89079
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    DxO gives the A7RII it’s best ever sensor rating. I’m not an experienced photographer but with a dslr isn’t there even more lag with the mirror movement, then the shutter vs no mirror to move before the shutter? I’ve heard pro photographers say that if you see the action then trip the shutter you missed the moment.

    I have an A7II and yes it does go thru batteries but it’s easy to carry a couple extras as well as an extra SD card. I was never interested in carrying a full frame camera until I saw the mirrorless. They are not yet perfect but they sure seem to be here to stay.

    in reply to: Cool Tying Spaces #88675
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    Yes, I like to use the closest to natural daylight temp. It makes better photos too.

    in reply to: Colorado Road Trip #88654
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    Where are you traveling from? National Forest maps are money well spent.

    Do you have access to a small tent? It could give you a lot more fishing time on some of the more remote streams.

    in reply to: Kudos to Simms #88653
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    I had the same experience with one of the first generation boat bags. I had used it for a few years and it got to the point that the zipper just didn’t work. Either jammed or the teeth wouldn’t mesh.

    I sent it in to see what they could do with it…they sent me a new one with an improved zipper.

    Gotta love a company that stands behind their product.

    in reply to: Cool Tying Spaces #88625
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    Wow that’s a tying space!

    If the tying area is going to stay as is, the overhead lighting might work better if it centers directly over the table. Surrounding the table might cause shadows. Track lighting would be more flexible than recessed. A dimmer might be a good idea.

    Using natural daylight bulbs are nice for rendering true color.

    in reply to: Wet Wading Gear #88623
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    I like wet wading with the same boots that I use for my waders. Simms G3 boots with neoprene wading boot socks. Before putting on the neoprene sock I like the Simms wet wading socks. This works great because I usually wet wade in Patagonia or Simms pants made for wet wading.

    The wet wading socks help keep the pants legs tucked in instead of being loose over my boot tops. This also helps avoid snagging on brush when hiking between fishing spots.

    in reply to: Windy Louisiana #88600
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    I have only taken the one trip down there. I don’t think it’s unusual. I took the trip with Tailwaters Fly Fishing Co. out of Dallas. They have had similar results many times. We had good weather but I don’t know how often that happens.

    I fished the Texas gulf coast last year from mid October through early December and got my butt kicked most days.

    in reply to: Windy Louisiana #88579
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    I can say for sure that on the Port Sulfur/Venice side, there were good numbers of big Reds this time of year. We caught numerous fish the largest being 29lb. I think it is a fewer numbers but bigger fish time of year. For what it’s worth have you seen the “Red Like Winter” DVD?

    in reply to: Windy Louisiana #88570
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    Yes I understand. I fished the Port Sulfur side at about this time a few years ago. Even with no wind the visibility was a little tough.

    in reply to: Windy Louisiana #88564
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    Hey Zach, was that a guided trip? I’m trying to get some information for a future self guided trip and I’ve heard the Hopedale side is better for that.

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    http://expeditionamericas.com

    This is one way to do it. I think having someone fluent in Spanish would be a really big plus. Be ready to pay the mordido.

    I would love to do a trip like that in Baja. I did a DIY trip from Cancun to Punta Allen. Got stopped in Tulum for speeding.
    Negotiated a $160 fine down to $20. The cop smiled and shook my hand when we were finished.

    Almost everyone I have talked to about a trip into Mexico recommends filling up your gas tank before you cross the border and cross at night to avoid traffic. Then drive in as far as you can without stopping.

    in reply to: More micros #88348
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    http://www.beavertailskiffs.com/?page_id=1866

    Beavertail is expanding their line of skiffs. Checkout the 13′ micro

    in reply to: Dock Light Stripers #88345
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    Hey Zach, did you draw any stripers to the floating light? If so about how long did it take?

    in reply to: Chattahoochee Striper Stocking and Reproduction #88145
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    Does anyone know how DNR goes about determining the age of stripers? If it could be done fairly easily and accurately it might help answer some of the questions.

    in reply to: Question: NRS inflatable drift boat #88089
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    I don’t have any experience with an Outcast 1300. I do know I would have trouble getting a 13′ NRS or even an Aire in and out of a difficult access spot by myself.

    I am starting to get pretty soft though.

    in reply to: Question: NRS inflatable drift boat #88057
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    A concern I have heard from guides is that the frame is heavy.

    in reply to: Southern Striper Tour #87876
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    Hey Mike, http://www.bearsden.com is a good place to look for striper flies.

    Good on you Travis, great set of values.

    in reply to: Nature at work #87858
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    Same thing happened in my favorite section of a Wyoming river. High water in 2010 stacked gravel in such a way that it stopped flow into a side channel. It held some of the biggest fish and nobody fished it because it was hard to access.

    Now it’s frog water.

    in reply to: Photo Essay: Striper Snakebit #87780
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    I have been trying to learn stripers on what is a new lake for me. Last Tuesday evening I found lots of fish blitzing on a windblown shore.

    Caught a number of dinks, landed a nice one of 8 to 10 lbs. Missed another nice one when it slashed at my popper but didn’t connect.

    in reply to: SUV Recommends #87731
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