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Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By kc8qvo
Broken off rod tip - repairing?

I have been trying to figure out what to do with a broken off rod tip here to get the rod back fishing.

My first idea was/is to clean up the break a bit and join the tip back on the rod with a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

That is a thought.

The last one I made (pictures in my last post) I used a lot more deer hair than I did before. The hard part is trying to get it all on the hook.

The marabou is tied in on...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-22-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

Here are the pictures.

I think the flexament on the meat head made the hairs pack together instead of flair out like normal. Oh well. The rest of it I am happy with. I am curious to see if I hit...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-21-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

I tied up another streamer this evening. It is drying on the vice. I coated the deer hair meat head with daves flexament. My hope is it soaked in to the wraps around the shank to secure it all...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: 130 mph Honda Lawn Mower

There is no mention of it having a mower deck or its grass cutting ability. It just looks like a chassis/body in the shape of a lawn tractor. A "lawnmower" better cut grass, otherwise it's a total...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: recommendation for an 8wt rod?

Something you haven't asked about is line. I think this is as important, if not more so, than the rod and reel selection. The reel essentially holds the line, but if you get a big fish on there you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Taking off for a day trip - gear?

Yep, I got the handheld radio in.

Looking at the weather there is a line of storms just to the north of us here (Ohio) - part of a cold front. It is moving mostly east, but as the cold front...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By kc8qvo
Taking off for a day trip - gear?

I am going to make my first trek of the year to a local trout stream tomorrow. I started fishing it last Fall and once the weather got cold last Winter I never made it back.

Looking at the flow...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Small stream/backpacking rod?

Thanks for all the replies. That gives me some material to go off of.

I really like my 4wt Access. Before I got it I used my 6wt TLS for everything - with a WF trout line. When I got the 4wt...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

Thanks for the replies.

I got the new version out this morning with the weight and more feathers. I like it. The fly stays thicker in the water and it does not look like the shape is off much. The...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

I figured I would get a picture real quick this morning. So here ya go.
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Forum: Fly Rods 07-17-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By kc8qvo
Small stream/backpacking rod?

I have been looking around at lighter weight rods for about 2 years now. I added an 8'6" 4wt Orvis Access to my line up last year. The thought process on it was after casting everything down to a 2wt...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

I will try and get some pictures in the next couple days.

I figured I'd go ahead and tie up another and see how it went. This time I used about 6 feathers per hook. This looks like it will bulk...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By kc8qvo
Marabou streamer on 2/0 hooks - how much?

I am tying some streamers on 2/0 B10S hooks after a pattern I started tying on size 2 B10S hooks with Zonker Strips (rabbit fur strips) and a deer hair meat head but subbing Maribou instead of the...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-09-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,458
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Waterworks Lamson reels - experiences?

Everything my 6wt can't handle. Mostly Pike, Muskie. I also want a set up that can run in salt water well. My goal for the weight is to have horsepower for bigger flies, but I don't want a reel that...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,458
Posted By kc8qvo
Waterworks Lamson reels - experiences?

There are 3 Lamson reels I am looking at:
Lightspeed
Speedster
Velocity (in nickel)

Does anyone have experience with them? How does the conical drag seem to work? Any maintenance issues? Items...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-08-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,082
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Battenkill Bar Stock or Access

I know this is an old thread but I just read down through it.

I have a BBS III reel that I bought around 2003, along with a 6wt TLS rod. The reel is made in England. It is a nice reel and has...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,290
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Double Haul.... Won't.....

I read down through this thread and watched the video there. That is the same exact noise I get on my 6wt with Scientific Anglers Mastery Series Titan Taper line. I used to use an older version of...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Tight, strong loops that catch the fly back on the line?

I was casting a couple rods yesterday and the guy I was with was saying I wasn't letting enough time on the back cast and my forward cast was getting "flicked" too much. The hardest part for me is...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Heavy weight rods - big flies

The next questions are how far does the fly fly? and was this in calm conditions or breezy conditions?

I can put a large steel spoon lure on my 4wt rod and cast it to muskies too. That isn't the...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Heavy weight rods - big flies

I have a simulated fly made out of a lot of frayed nylon string (no hooks). I used to use it for casting practice in the front yard. I forgot to bring it to the store with me.

That gives me an...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-06-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,519
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Heavy weight rods - big flies

I cast a 10wt Orvis Access today and compared it with my 6wt Orvis TLS. The 10wt is definitely a stiffer heavier duty rod. I did not have a fly or anything on the leader, just the bare line. In any...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Large arbor for 10wt?

Does anyone have any experience with the Ross CLA? The guys at the local fly shop seem to highly recommend it. Looking at their lineup I like the Vexis best, but they don't have anything heavier than...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By kc8qvo
Re: Large arbor for 10wt?

Large pike, muskie, and bass mostly. By large I mean 30-50" pike/muskie. I could see a salmon trip in the future also. That all having been said, I want a set up that will be pretty versatile in salt...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-27-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By kc8qvo
Large arbor for 10wt?

I am looking around at some reels for a 10wt rod. Everything I have now is Orvis but there are some other interesting options out there.

I want to have a strong set up that will take bigger fish...
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