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Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Thinking about Rod length

I own so many 4 weights I don't actually have time to list them all......for dry fly fishing which is my only real interest anymore......I have found a 9 foot 4 weight to be my overall favorite stick...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-07-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,733
Posted By Walter1023
Re: L-tech

I have a L-Tech in 4 and 6 weight and I do like them...they are really fast action - powerful and light.

I generally don't buy Cabelas rods anymore because in many cases I see they are only...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Redington Customer Service is Five Stars

I'm a big fan of Redington rods but not so thrilled with customer service based on my last experience a few months ago. My rod tip broke off 3 inches above the ferrulle while fighting a fish ON MY...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 06-25-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Going back in time with wet flies

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/medium/wet_dry_fly.jpg

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/medium/wet_dry_fly_2.jpg


These are an example of a few replacements...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 06-25-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Going back in time with wet flies

[QUOTE=Rip Tide;833338]Sliver oughta chime in on this,
Something that I learned from his buddy Gary Borger years ago was was to tie soft hackles on dry fly hooks and fish them in the film.
I've...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 06-23-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Going back in time with wet flies

My new modus operandi is the soft hackle dead drift dry and wet swing......all in the same cast. I tie many of my dries with hen hackle....and they float great in slower and moderate pools......and...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Broken L-tech 4-PC 4-wt

When did you buy that rod ? I ask because I have the same rod in a 4 and 6 weight....but when i bought them about 4 years ago.....they still came with a replacement warranty (25 years).......my...
Forum: Northeast 05-25-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Farmington River - Conducive Floating Level

Good Luck.....while there are stretches that I have seen guys pontoon....and it may be a good kayaking river....I think there are a lot of stretches you will be going over some rocks. I'm...
Forum: Northeast 05-25-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Walter1023
Re: heading to beaverkill/delware river/s several times over next couple weeks

Sir Dave:
I believe in the end you did the right thing by not confronting them.....2 against one and in the water no less. 4 years ago I was fishing the Farmington and a guy snuck in between me and...
Forum: Northeast 05-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Walter1023
Re: heading to beaverkill/delware river/s several times over next couple weeks

Sounds like a nice couple of days.....with the exception of the two idiots that stole your spot.....I don't even want to think about what I'd like to do to them because it scares me. I love the...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-24-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Airflo ridge supple tactical?

I actually think the "loop" itself could be a problem......I really felt when lawn casting it that the loop was detracting from a better cast. I bought some as high as $35 on Sierra.....then...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-24-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Airflo ridge supple tactical?

Now that I have field tested some of the Airflo Supple Tactical in the field.....in this case the Farmington and Housatonic......I really do like it. I have not found any coiling or flotation...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 05-18-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Walter1023
Re: the nail less nail knot

I hear you on this and uniformity and neatness are key to me......However....while my first few nailless nail knots were on the sloppy side - as I have practiced (with old fly line and monofilmant) ...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Help with Sage VXP decision

I posted on an earlier post about how happy I was with my 5 weight VXP that I bought some months back (also at Cabelas) I commented then that I think there were about 36 separate customer reviews...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Echo Ion XL

Just as an FYI and I know you didn't ask for this.......I've gotten a few Ross Fly Rods from Sierra Trading post that have been absolute steals and cast very impressively.......I just ordered a 6...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By Walter1023
Re: My Fly Fishing Celebrity encounter

100% certain - Actually his voice was the dead giveaway (coupled with a humorous line he threw out) ..plus the NY Post carried a picture of him a few months earlier showing him with his current...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Success With Size 30 Fly?

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING....THAT FLY IS REALLY A SIZE 32 BECAUSE THE TMC 2488.....WHICH AS AN ASIDE IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HOOK.....IS 2X SHORT I think I have stopped at TMC 2488's that were...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,867
Posted By Walter1023
My Fly Fishing Celebrity encounter

YA NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT RUN INTO ON A QUIET TROUT STREAM: So I'm walking upstream on a trout stream today that shall remain nameless with no other anglers in sight .......as as I'm going around a...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Budget Rod Reccommendations

My suggestion is to sign up for Sierra Trading Post's daily email specials and then scour their "Fly Fishing" items. I own quite a few various fly rods purchased from their site that initially...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 05-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Walter1023
Re: the nail less nail knot

thank you silver that was even a better version
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 05-01-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Walter1023
the nail less nail knot

I'm starting to convert my looped fly line to leader connections to nail knots.......as i use leaders that exceed 15 feet landing larger fish came be problematic when the loop connection gets caught...
Forum: Northeast 04-29-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Looking for advice: nyc summer trip and Fly Fishing creeks

The croton watershed has numerous great tail water trout rivers - very modest in size - that often stay very cold and active through the summer as they come from the bottom of the reservoir. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Walter1023
Re: UL rods , fine tippet and fly size

Honestly on the Upper D I rarely ever go below size 18..... however on the Farmington I often fish size 24's etc.......yet my 9 foot 4 weight allows me to land most of my fish. In addition to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By Walter1023
Re: UL rods , fine tippet and fly size

I understand the "premise".....but in practical terms if you look at the fly rod to tippet suggestions its impractical unless i get get all my trout to rise within 20 feet of me, It recommends a 1...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Delaware Purist Don't Watch....Mousing.

That video made me smile as I've fished those spots and plan on fishing them again in a few weeks. I've never moused but a Delaware guide told me some years ago mousing at night was one of the most...
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