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Forum: Fly Lines 03-11-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,522
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Shooting line??

I saw this post and it got me interested, so I came up with a guinea pig project to try. I have a "floating monofilament" centerpin main line called Siglon F, made by Sunline. I had it on a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,638
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: peacock herl

I love using peacock, and I hate it at the same time. Peacock herl is flashy, but not durable. It's a bit hard to tie, but worth it. There's a flashy fly I made at random that I call the exotic...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-25-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,550
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: The End of The Line; Discussions on Furlled & Knotted Leaders.

That twisted leader above will turn over big bass poppers and heavy streamers pretty well. Better yet, it's dirt cheap and easy to make. I make them out of 10# fluorocarbon or 12 to 15#...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Bass Leader

I'm going to say 30 # is a bit much. You can certainly use that for practice, but I think it will be a bit stiff for your purposes. If you need to know how to make a twisted leader, there's a video...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-21-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Bass Leader

I absolutely love my furled leaders, but when I throw large bass flies into heavy cover, I often go cheaper and simpler. I use a 7 foot twisted leader made from 22 feet of 10# fluorocarbon. I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,906
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Using normal Mono Line for leader?

I make most of my own leaders, mostly furled, some twisted, and a few knotted, but different leaders have different uses. I even use just a three foot piece of monofilament, fluorocarbon, or super...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: So, You want to tie your own leaders .. buy line, where?

Sure, kits are expensive, but they're extremely helpful at getting the right diameter material with the right breaking strength, cascading from large to small as you go down the leader.

Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,659
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: ** retired! **


I hope your retirement lasts longer than mine. I retired in November and started another job in January.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,491
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Thin Magnetic fly box?

Several years ago I ripped the ripple foam out of an old box when it got chewed up and replaced it with sticky back magnetic tape. Worked great until it floated down the river with a couple hundred...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-31-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Fly line life expectency.

Dan, you know you can take (or retire) the nuke out of the Navy, but you can't take the Navy out of the nuke. And thanks to Rickover, I'll have one thing stuck in my little brain for the rest of my...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-31-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Fly line life expectency.

Pull out an old (way old) line. Lay it out. Inspect it. Clean it. Inspect it. Dress it. Inspect it. Spool it. Inspect it. Fish it. Inspect it. That's the only way to know for sure. Oh, did...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,464
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Montana looking to Ban Felt Wading boots! What's your take!

I never had a full grasp of invasive species until I went to Australia several years ago. When I came off the ship, there was a customs inspector there who took every single golf club out of my bag...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Delicacy of the 6 wt?

I think you have hit on one big reason so many of us have so many rods. I use a particular rod for a particular species, a particular stream, or even a particular type of fly. Sure, a 6 WT is a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Reel advice?!?

I'm the resident cheapskate, so here' my plug.

I can't believe nobody mentioned the Pflueger Medalist. They're great on a 6 WT. Not expensive by any means, but reliable, versatile, and darn near...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,882
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: To tie or not to tie?; the Single Malt Scotch question

I rather like Dalmore. Unfortunately, I'm relocating to a dry county that seems to be surrounded by like-minded dry counties.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: bass line

Well, if nobody wants to chime in, I'll bite. I mainly target bass, so this is right up my alley. I throw all kinds of poppers, crease flies, terrestrials, and streamers on 6 WT line, using a 7...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,754
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Will I get banned from the forum for this?

I used to have a cat called a Turkish Van. They are unusual in that they swim. Yeah, a swimming cat. Who woulda thunk it? I just had to try that out. Wouldn't dub worth a hoot, but it was great...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-02-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,741
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Turning Over Popper Issues

Rip Tide's 60/20/20 formula is dead on to rights. Works like absolute magic. I throw poppers at pretty good distances on a slow action 6 WT rod all the time. Here's what I do:

For poppers, I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,670
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Gar....

I normally go after alligator gar with a 60# compound bow, but I'm thinking of using a fly rod. I have an 8WT saltwater rod (with freshwater line) that I normally use for stripers. I have steel...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,867
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Fast 6 wt or slower 7 wt?

For me, rod ratings and action are based upon my target species, and thus what flies I will throw the majority of the time. If I were going to spend the majority of my time throwing large streamers...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,181
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Winter bass tips?

I tried an idea I saw in a magazine. This finesse technique was for spinning gear, but I made it work on the fly rod. I used 1/64, 1/80, and 1/100 ounce marabou crappie jigs. I fished them on an...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,189
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: 3wt

Yeah, I get that eye roll and "Oh" expression from people when I use mine. Like a $20 rod won't catch fish. Since two of mine are "vintage" and they look "well used/well loved", I don't get too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,189
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: 3wt

I have three of those Featherlight rods in 7' 5/6WT. Can't beat the rod for the price. Two of mine are older models with metal down locking reel seats. I prefer the slower action on those old ones...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: Problem with putting a loop on m fly line...need advice

I had this happen with a Monic line. Their clear freshwater lines are SUPER soft. I have used several methods, all of which worked well.

I'm a big fan of Cortland leader loops, but if that's not...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,194
Posted By Shane Stroud
Re: fav fishing books

I think this one counts as an oldie.
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