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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Synthetic bucktail?

I have a bunch of buck tails in pretty much every color. I've picked them up over several years when I could grab a deal. I'll probably outlive what I have. However, if I had to pick out a couple...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-25-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Dumb Eye Bugger

A few years ago, I was making a few regular ones in 6 and 8. Grabbed some 4 and 6 salty hooks and made a few like that. Figured if the bugger caught everything else, bones would probably eat it. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-13-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Cost effective 8 at. Rod

Cabela's has a Three Forks 2 piece 8 wt for @ $40 on their website. I have a few of them in 3/4/5/6 wts that I've picked up over the past couple years. For what I do, they're good sticks. Not the...
Forum: Flies 07-08-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By fr8dog
Re: New poppers for tomorrow's smallmouth trip

I'm using this picture a reference only. Maybe make a few with the skinny end forward. A tad bit more subtle action. They just kind of skim the surface without a whole lot of noise. I cut the fat...
Forum: Flies 07-08-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By fr8dog
Re: New poppers for tomorrow's smallmouth trip

No laughing here. I'd have no problem throwing them. Nice job..
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-05-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Hey, Pass me a Beer!

In Oklahoma we pretty much take this one for granted......

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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-05-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Stripping basket WHY?

You don't HAVE to use one. I use it for salty fish because I feel it helps me manage the line better. It goes in the basket, not swirling around my legs. It also helps clear the line through the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-02-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 381,377
Posted By fr8dog
Re: What have you been tying today?

I like those! I hit the bass on one similar to that the other day. Black/yellow/white on a 1/0 hook.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-01-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Am I missing out by not using an indicator?

I could see them coming in handy for crappie around and over brush. Sometimes they like a very slow, almost motionless bait. I've caught lots of them on a spinning rod by setting a slip float at...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By fr8dog
Re: How big a rod for streamers?

I'd run with the 8. For bass, I'm usually not bombing long casts from the boat. Never fished for browns.



I have a 7 wt Echo TR 7130. Pulled the reel and put it on my Ti-Crx 9. 540 grain...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-25-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Suggested patterns for a new tier?

If you're fishing for bass, try the EP fibers. It looks a bit pricey at first, but a little goes a long way. Just a couple colors and you're in business. Youtube has lots of instructions. Easier...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By fr8dog
Re: New to fly fishing

Howdy! I fished for pikes and the smallmouthed bassfish many years ago. Not that far up in the hills, but I lived just outside of Rome and had some decent waters nearby. Seemed to me that for SMB...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Philmont Combo suggestions?

I got to do that trip in a previous life. I would go with a 4. Something not "cheap", but not something he'd have to worry about. A four piece in a case would easily attach to a pack without being...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,314
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Boat!

Is the TM on it's own battery? I've only had bow mounts, but they have always been on their own deep cycle batteries. I run the starter, lights, and sonars from the main battery. Got a charger for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,314
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Boat!

Looks like a pretty nice set-up. I sold my tin when I bought my Champion. Bought it back 2 years later and still use it. '84 grumman/35 hp evinrude.

Tinboats.net is a good site to check out. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By fr8dog
Gar On The Flypole

Anybody done this? I saw some last week that were in the 3-4' range. A couple were easily 6'. Couldn't get a looker. Went out again a couple days later and they vanished.

Probably a good...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Stripping basket WHY?

I learned to use them in the salt. Then I used them in the boat. Trolling motor foot pedal, cleats, etc. Worked pretty well so I used it walking the banks to avoid those pesky little sticks and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Scientific American Article on Fish Intelligence

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Forum: Fly Reels 05-29-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Deciding on a New Reel.

The Allen Trout II or ATS are decent reels. I've been a fan of their stuff for a few years. Good product, excellent service, great price. Not affiliated, just like their stuff. Look at their site...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-27-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By fr8dog
Smoke 'em If You Got 'em.

First off, let's take a moment this weekend and remember those who gave all to make everything we do possible.

Anybody got anything planned? I got a small 9 lb brisket that will meet the egg...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By fr8dog
Re: I have a 8wt, what's next ?

I did a bit of thinking about this. (Beer in hand mind you.) I would go with your original plan. 4-6-8. 8 for bigger stuff, pike,basses near cover, salmon/steelhead. Been a while since I've seen...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,570
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Help us choose a new T-Shirt Design

I'll bite on 3. Not a fan of grey or dark colors. It's going to get toasty soon, so I usually run with light blue or light green.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,393
Posted By fr8dog
Re: What do you feel is YOUR most important "TOOL" when fishing?

I can't pick ONE item. Everything is a piece of the machine. Kind of like an engine. One part may not seem important, but let it fail and your truck is a lawn ornament. Same with fishing. Guide...
Forum: Flies 05-17-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Enrico Puglisi Flies

They're very light for their size, sink slowly, and shed water very well for something that looks bulky. A little material goes a long way. Biggest mistake when using it the first few times is too...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By fr8dog
Re: New 5wt Rod

I've used the TFO Pro in a 6. Good pole. Would have no problem picking one in any weight. I need a new 8, so I might go that way. Never used an Orvis.
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