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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-26-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 828
Posted By mysticm
Re: Two minute ties and Guide Flies

For me, Frenchie nymphs, Klinkhamers & Parachute Dries are ones I can crank out in 2 mins or under once I get started. Its all about the preparing all the materials ahead of time & keeping everything...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-20-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By mysticm
Re: Orvis 8'6" Superfine carbon

Love everything about my Superfine 904-4 except the bling bling reel seat hardware. Would love the same rod with the unlocking seat hardware from the old Superfine Trout Bum series.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By mysticm
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

Silver:
I have a whole spool of the Spindrift Yarn, probably more than I will ever use...I will send some to you if you like. How much do you need? Just saw Larry's post above, but you can never...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 02-19-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By mysticm
Re: Sage ZXL, Loomis GLX StreamDance, Orvis F&F

Updated posting with pictures and lowered asking prices...make me an offer, the worst I can do is say no :)
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 02-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By mysticm
Orvis CFO III & Ross Rhythm 1.5

As others, doing a pre-spring cleanup and realized that I have way too many reels. Here are the first two I wish to offer for sale-

1) Orvis CFO III Click & Pawl Drag- Mechanically perfect,...
Forum: Flies 02-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By mysticm
Re: Emergers foam post vs poly yarn vs calfs hair vs cdc

I have used the PP Parapost yarn, CDC & Zelon but my favorite these days is 'Congo Hair'. The Congo Hair ties very well (post is very small in diameter at hook relative to the wing), so the hair has...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By mysticm
Re: Is it possible to get away from people in Ohio?

Don't come...you will only add to the problem. Trout streams are very few and are chock full of anglers...In all the years I have lived here, I have yet to have a piece of water that did not have...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By mysticm
Re: RIO Trout Lt WF or DT for smaller streams ?

If you can try other lines, I highly recommend the other 'normal' taper design line. The LT lines have a longer taper than normal. For small streams, you probably need a line that will load your rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By mysticm
Re: Fishing My Circa

Look forward to seeing pics of your rig when your batteries are charged. Meanwhile, secret to casting such deep flexing rods is to let the rod do the work....don't force the forward cast. For the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,139
Posted By mysticm
Re: If high-gloss fly rods spook trout then why ...

My opinion is that we anglers spook trout more via poor casting, poor line management and poor positioning in the river relative to the quarry we are targeting than by the color of our fly rod blank....
Forum: Flies 02-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By mysticm
Re: Zebra midge purple and rust

It looks like each year I have make slight variations on the standard patterns to attract & fool the local trout. This year, the purple zebra midge w silver wire and mercury bead has been a...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 02-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By mysticm
Sage ZXL, Loomis GLX StreamDance, Orvis F&F

I know I am going to regret selling these but want to try something else,

1) Sage ZXL 590-4, great shape, blank is spotless, reel seat may have a couple of water spots & small scratches from use....
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 02-02-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By mysticm
Sci Angler, SAGE, Rio, Jim Teeny

A few lines that are not being used. Prefer PP, Asking prices are shipped within the Continental United States. Lines are in good shape, no cracks or blemishes etc. I am selling because they aren't...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-20-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By mysticm
Re: need line for a 10' 3 wt zenith

I have the exact rod & have found either of the following lines to work very well:

SA Mastery Trout Taper WF3F
SA Mastery Trout Taper DT3F
Rio LT DT3F
SAGE Performance Taper DT3F

I use mine...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By mysticm
Re: Review, fish on opinions.

For 'fish on feel', my favorite one is a custom Payne 100 bamboo my wife had made for my B'day a few years ago, second favorite is the Winston BIIT 864-4.........you never said I could not have more...
Forum: Other Gear 01-19-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By mysticm
Re: Best Case for Traveling with Multiple Rods

Hi,
I use the Clear Creek "Rum City Rod Carrier"....dumb name but the bag is a quality piece of kit. Great zippers and fit and finish is top notch. The thing I really like about the bag is that it...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By mysticm
Re: Tying with Klinkenhammer hooks

Lovely patterns...these days most of my parachute emerger patterns are tied on the Daiichi Klinkhammer hooks. Here are a couple that have fooled many a trout during some of my past trips. I prefer...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By mysticm
Re: Merry Christmas Everybody

JP: Wish you and family a merry christmas as well. I was fondly recalling my trip this past summer to Gerlos.
-Shrish
Forum: Southeast U.S. 12-05-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By mysticm
Re: Good Midges for Western NC Fishin

In the times I have fished in WNC waters in Dec-Feb; RS2's, Wd40's, Zebra Midges & plain old Brassies have been my flies of choice. Sizes 18 - 24. I generally modify the standard pattern recipes...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By mysticm
Re: Do it Yourself (DIY) vest bodkin

Excellent idea! I am thinking that the brush on the original device could also be used by fly tiers for selective dubbing 'fluffing'
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By mysticm
Re: Mad River fall report

Too crowded and too few fish...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By mysticm
Re: St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

Have the same rod, great one for steelheading. The previous generation had brown colored blanks the new IPC versions have green for freshwater and blue for salt.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By mysticm
Re: Scott G2 8'4 4 weight / T&T LPS II 8'6 4 weight

Matt-
I have the Scott 844-4 and use it frequently on a wide range of waters. One of the Scott tech guys considers the 844-4 the best taper in the 4 weight G2 line up. It is very capable /...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By mysticm
Re: Redington CT 3wt action compared to Orvis Sft?

I own a SFT 904-4 and the CT 803-6 & cast the SFT 763-4 several times when deciding to buy the SFT 904-4. With the SA Mastery Trout Taper WF lines, I felt that the SFT 763-4 was a tad bit softer than...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By mysticm
Re: Help with reel to balance my orvis sft 3wt 7'6?

Highly second the recommendation for a current Battenkill II, will balance the rod well & look great....use the $100 left over for something else.
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