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Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By fly505
Re: Not liking Orvis lately

I'm not sure how your fish but when rods break at the butt section...never grab above the grip, shorts the "lever" and applies unwanted pressure and creates a weak spot... Will most always weaken and...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 253
Posted By fly505
Re: Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

Hey Logan,
First off, welcome to the forum :). Lots of great people to learn from here, they all have helped me out at least once or twice. I have a guru 2 on my redington 5wt and I think it...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By fly505
Re: Orvis Fly Rod Sale - What's Up?

According to various sites, I believe Jan :). I too am very curious if anyone has reviewed them yet. Just another rod on my short list ( it's grows weekly :o)
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By fly505
Re: Beginner Rod & Reel Outfit

Welcome to the forum! My first rod/reel combo was a redington package. All out the door for $180 I beleive. Great company, helped a lot of people make the transition into the sport without breaking...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

I would totally agree on too many choices....head is about I explode. I'm gonna see if I can arrange a casting session at a few of the shops with a few of these aforementioned suggestions. Thanks for...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

Very true, I agree that a "real" test is done on a stream or pond to feel the load and delivery of the rod. I don't have anything against rods made overseas, my other two rods that I enjoy ( first...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

Have read nothing but great reviews on the St. Croix's. Cabelas is particular tempting especially having a gift card i need to burn there. The GVX and VXP kept me up all night last night, trying to...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

Great advice everyone, thank you. Never really looked at St. Croix, looks like I need to now. Great...another rod to consider ;). Todd, thanks for the informative reply, Ya know, I have been thinking...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

Thanks for the suggestions! I do like Allen and Jarred and what they do over there, especially now trying to bring some of their stuff back to the US like the Omega reel. My friend has their Kraken...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 926
Posted By fly505
Input needed on new 5wt :)

Hi all! Well I'm the market for a new 5wt to use as my primary rod....question is I can't decide on which rod :/. Really looking for input on one of the two rods I'm eyeballing, the other one isn't...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,698
Posted By fly505
Re: Sage ACCEL

Couldn't agree more with the above statements. I especially enjoyed the Iphone analogy. I'm in the market for an upgrade 5wt and am in that "mid priced" market. I have no allegiance to any particular...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By fly505
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish patterns....help!

Wow......that's all I can say lol. Amazing looking patterns, love the perch colors. I will most defintely use yours as a template. Thanks again for the helpful response :)

Mark
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By fly505
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish patterns....help!

Flygrain, amazing pattern! I'm sure that would kill almost anything that swims. Well I'm gonna start with EP, looks to have the properties I'm trying to achieve, it's just the technique to get them...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By fly505
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish patterns....help!

Thanks for the pics Jim! Ya I think I'll get a few brands and see how they work. I'm liking EP but ya then price seems a little steep, gonna be tying some muskie flies so ALOT of material will be...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By fly505
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish patterns....help!

Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions both of you. I'm gonna have to try the EP fibers, local shop carries them. There's just so many to choose from and seems like they all are good in their own way....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-14-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By fly505
Starting to tie fiber baitfish patterns....help!

Hi all! Need some help in figuring out which fibers to use when tying up some wide profile bait patterns for bass and musky. There are some really cool looking patterns, but all seem to use different...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By fly505
Re: Rio Outbound Short help!

Ok great! Thanks for the help. I'm gonna take all your suggestions and help and put it to practice....gonna need to practice more if I wanna get my musky flies out there. I'm thinkin a water haul...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By fly505
Re: Rio Outbound Short help!

Ya I knew better to practice without a leader, as soon as it came I strung it up and ran to the nearest park all giddy like a child with a new plaything and didn't snap I didn't have a practice fly...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By fly505
Rio Outbound Short help!

Hey all! So I picked up an Outbound Short WF9F/I line for tossing bigger muskie and pike flies across the lake from shore....problem is I'm having a helluva time figuring out how to launch this thing...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fly505
Re: Vapen or Passport....need help!

I do have an Echo Edge Saltwater 9wt that I toss for tiger muskie , really love the rod. Only echo I would consider is the Echo 3 in freshwater 5 wt trim. Really do like my echo...but want to...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fly505
Re: Vapen or Passport....need help!

God I wish I could swing an S4 but alas I won't be able too :/. Trying to stay within the $250-$320ish realm. Been reading some decent stuff on the Winston VSL and Sage Approach...anyone have...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fly505
Re: Vapen or Passport....need help!

Great! Thanks for the suggestion, hadn't thought of the bank robber as an alternative. I'm tossing around the idea of sticking with the 5wt or just suck it up and go for a 6wt and use primarily for...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By fly505
Vapen or Passport....need help!

Hi all! So I have some choices to make and your input is much needed. I currently have a 9' 5wt Redington Pursuit matched with a Guru 2. I have a cabelas gift card and am thinking of picking up an...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-30-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By fly505
Re: Headed to the Gunnison! Need advice...

Awesome! May take you up on that when we head up :). Thanks for all again for all the helpful replies. This forum never disappoints :)
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-30-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By fly505
Re: Headed to the Gunnison! Need advice...

Thanks for the replies! Stenacron , those are some gorgeous fish! Thanks for including the pics...just made me even more antsy to get up there. I'm gonna have to tie up some two bit hookers and give...
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