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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I have a little bit of a different perspective. I appreciate the the crowding of people in the mountains is because we all want to enjoy the spectacular resources. When I fished 11 Mile Canyon a...
Forum: Other Gear 09-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 420
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Need advice on cold weather fly fishing gloves

I've yet to find a glove that I can tie knots with that are not fingerless. The foldover mitts are what I use when it is simply brutal or the wind is driving snow and cold rain - but they are a PITA...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Addiction

Dude. You only have 1 pair? I have 5! LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Who's using the Tapatalk App??

I don't use it. Don't like it.
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-01-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By chi flyfisher
Forum: Fly Lines 08-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I agree with you on the GPX. A beginner line is actually an apt description for me because as I've become a better caster I've come to really dislike it unless I'm throwing junk in close.

My...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I've fished GPX on my Z-Axis rods for years. It is the first line I bought for my Z's when I first bought the rod and I'm now on my second line for my 4 weight. My point is I've been fishing with...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

There is no trout fishing unless you want to drive into Wisconsin or Michigan. Your best best depending on what part of Chicago you're in is to target smallies in a couple different rivers - not my...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

I thought it important to update/correct myself on the above BOLD statement I made. Simply because I fished my Super 4N all weekend and didn't have to fiddle with the drag knob at all while fishing...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Sage Sp ,Xp, or RPL+?

I look at this a bit differently than some others I suppose. To me, the dry fly rod is the SP and the XP is better for nymphing. I own and fish a 589-5 SP and it is not the rod I reach for when I'm...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-22-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: FS - Abel Big Game 0 Reel

I have one of these. Such a sweet little reel. Yours is a. Excellent t specimen and a great saw tooth drag plate and older lettering on the drag knob to boot. Wonderful reel.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Trout Fly Rod Arsenal

4 1/2 ft. 3 and 4 weights would be rods that I would personally add to that quiver.
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-20-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: I'm gonna need a new name

Thanks. My wife flies the Bears flag. I fly the Black & Gold.

Cheers,
Mike.
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 166
Posted By chi flyfisher
I'm gonna need a new name

After almost 13 years living in Chicago, I'm moving to Denver. Chi Flyfisher (Chicago Flyfisherman) is going to have to be retired. My nickname from high school is ConMan, which was a screen name I...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-19-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: 6 weight rod feedback Scott Radian?

I am strongly considering the addition of a Scott Radian to my quiver. I recently wiggled one at a fly shop in Colorado two weekends ago. When I have $800 burning a hole in my pocket I am sure to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,148
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Best fighting fish?!

I recently caught some dandy smallies on the Kankakee River in Illinois with the nicest being about 19 inches. A helluva bend and fight on Sage ONE 6 and 7 weights. That said, while pound for pound...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

Yep - what Jaybo said. I'd go with a II. I think you'll want it for balance and the I is so small that fly line coiling to me becomes a bit of an issue.

Cheers,
Mike.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,558
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Sage ACCEL

Not to completely derail this thread, but that's damn funny. I just bought a new Sage rod, and I just tossed another pair of boxers into the trash threadbare. I had to ask my lovely bride to throw...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Orvis CFO IV

Nice reel.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-04-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By chi flyfisher
Simms StreamTread Sandal

Worn once in a drift boat. I didn't even wear them to/from the stream. They're 11 1/2, which I figured would fit me well without socks, since I wear a size 12. I was wrong. They're just on the...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-02-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

I've professed my love of all things Abel here on more than one occasion. It's the only hobby I have and it's where my disposable income goes. I don't ski, have high performance cycling equipment,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Super 6

If it were me, I'd get a standard arbor spool for your Super 6 and you have a fine bonefish reel there. I'm not confident you'd be ok backing wise using an 8 weight line on the large arbor spool. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: From Salmon River NY to Pere Marquette MI

IMO fishing for Steelhead on the PM is one of the best experiences you can have on the Great Lakes tribs. Sure there are drift boats that can hit or cover the major holes but there is a ton of water...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,137
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

Wow. Can't say I blame you there. I would have a sour taste in my mouth with those guys and, candidly, I'd have canceled it and told them to shove it where the sun don't shine at this point. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,897
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

It takes me 4 1/2 hours to get to my "home" waters. More if I leave on a Friday afternoon after work. It get's tiresome, and I don't make day trips any longer so I usually make it at least an...
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