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Forum: Saltwater Articles 07-27-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By jgentile
Re: turks and caicos

Just off of Provo there is a small cay (key) known as Pine Cay. On it is a privately owned club called the Meridian Club. The rates are reasonable and it is a small (12 cottages) all inclusive very...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 07-22-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By jgentile
Re: Norfork river guide suggestions?

Another is Jeff Trigg. He is with Ozark Sweetwater Fly Fishing – Fly-Fishing Southern Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas ( Great guy, IFF certified, Sage pro rep. Not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By jgentile
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By jgentile
Re: Fiberglass rod as a starter rod?

Go for it, but before you do more information is required.

Where will you be fishing? Salt? Fresh? Small Spring creeks or big open tailwaters? Dense overhead canopy? Tree lined banks? Surf?...
Forum: Flies 07-08-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By jgentile
Re: New poppers for tomorrow's smallmouth trip

Not 'always' true. Lot's of surface SMB strikes occur for me in the very hot months on a dead drift with a hopper pattern. Shake the tip to give it a little wiggle now and

Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,480
Posted By jgentile
Re: A Griz human encounter that went bad....

Ferguson is quite safe. Yes, it got quite hot a couple of years ago. Make a trip here Good eats, good beer.
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-29-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By jgentile
Check out this hatch

Thousands of mayflies swarm central Illinois city, result in four-hour cleanup | Illinois |
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By jgentile
Re: Lots of Fish on Top... Idaho Wilderness

Haz you never caught and handled a carp? My 7/8wt. has some serious stank on it.

Great report, incredible scenery and the fish don't look too bad either.

Is that an old Phillipson master you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-24-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By jgentile
Re: Dai riki hooks?

I tie quite a bit. I use Gamakatsu, Daiichi, Tiemco and Dai-Riki... Never tried Allen. Just my opinion there are more duds per 50 with the Dai-Riki's than any of the other brands. Can honestly say...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-22-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 781
Posted By jgentile
Re: Fishing Reports for FFF Friends Rather Than the Google Hordes.

I am rarely posting reports these days. My once favorite river has been pummeled. Did I contribute to this? Maybe I'm paranoid, who knows? Loose lips sink ships.

As a matter of reflection I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By jgentile
Re: Speaking Of Boats;

As long as you have a can or bottle of beer on the console all is good. Sierra Nevada is indeed available in cans!!! I hope you keep enough coozies on board for your clients Ard.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-09-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By jgentile
Re: Lefty's Deceiver Advice

Your fly will most definitely hook some fishies! I don't want to sound too critical, but the hackles seem at least from the angle of the photograph somewhat mismatched. Not sure if you need the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,316
Posted By jgentile
Re: Boat!

Nice ride Itchy!!! Let's see...not sure how stable she is but will a bow casting platform work? The trolling motor goes without question. Electronics? Lowrance, Hummingbird, etc...? And to finish...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By jgentile
Re: Smallmouth rod -which wt

I live in MO and I prefer a 7/8 that is a little more 8 than 7. It is a 8'3 fiberglass stick and it weighs in under 4 oz. I use it to huck large streamers for trout as well as all my SMB, LMB...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-09-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By jgentile
Re: Leader size for Bass fishing

Bingo! I too agree with what everyone else here is saying. Get as stiff of a butt section that your rod and line can handle. I'd go no longer than 7' including tippet.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-06-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,571
Posted By jgentile
Re: Sunfish- post your pics

piggy green/gill hybrid. Smashed a size 4 Knucklhead. Bent my Steffen 7/8 in half.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-06-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By jgentile
Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

Looks like a Medalist knock off at first glance. Not sure though.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-25-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By jgentile
Re: Start em young!!

Precious, priceless!!! My youngest is 25. Hit up some local water with him today. Even now, fishing with your kids is one of the greatest joys one can experience!
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By jgentile
Re: I love my wife!!!

Keep in mind that when guides auction off trips to events such as TU they often (not always) do so at a lower rate. This auctioned trip is an advertising marketing tool for him/her.

This said, I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By jgentile
Re: The white bass waiting game...

I'm in the same boat figuratively here in MO. Our Missouri River water tribs get flush with White Bass/Striper hybrids. I'm keeping my eye on the weather for a warming trend the it's out the door...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By jgentile
Re: Has anyone hired a guide in St. Croix USVI?

The last time I was in the Virgin Islands (BVI not USVI) in 2007 there was not a lot going on with fly fishing unless you got out to the island of Anegada. Anegada is a coral atoll as opposed to all...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,021
Posted By jgentile
Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

Found this on the internet:

"UPDATE: I spoke with Jim West on Friday, March 20th, 2015 and he told me he can't support the original Orvis Superfine rods any more. His cache of parts and materials...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,021
Posted By jgentile
Re: Orvis Far and Fine 7' 9" 5wt

And don't forget, if you are thinking about a "new" F&F or ANY older Orvis rod you can have a blank custom rolled for you on the exact same mandrels by the Orvis custom shop. They will also build...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-20-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By jgentile
Re: Can you recommend a fly line for 7 foot 3/4wt rod, to be used for small water?

Welcome to the forum you long time lurker you!!!

My first inclination is to say try a true wf4 line. This said, I have no first hand experience or knowledge of that particular rod. I do however...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 02-19-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By jgentile
Re: White River Guide Recommendations

Larry made a good recommendation. You may also want to check out Jeff Trigg. He is the owner operator of Ozark Sweetwater Fly Fishing | Fly-Fishing Southern Missouri and Northwestern Arkansas...
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