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Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 995
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: 4 wt. Rods

You've got a lot of good recommendations already, but I thought I'd butt in anyway . . .

While it doesn't sound like you're on a budget, I'll recommend the Winston GVX (re-named the GVX Select now...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Best Rod For Roll Casting

I'm not an expert, but I do a lot of single-hand spey-casting as well as traditional rollcasting, and IMO matching a line to your rod is more important than the rod itself. Just as an example, I use...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Measuring casting distance

Nice. I'm not going to boggle my brain with checking the math right now, so assuming you got it right, that's pretty slick. And I'm pretty sure you understood the point of my post, and you're just...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-18-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,689
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: YNP.....Safe Solo Hiking?

Here's the short answer: if you feel uncomfortable, you probably shouldn't be there. If you find yourself face-to-face with any aggressive big game animal, bear spray will diffuse the situation in...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Measuring casting distance

For practical purposes, I measure from the toes of my boots to the fly.

I haven't competed in an official casting tournament (yet), so I can't tell you how it's done there, and when someone asks...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-16-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Another Fly Rod Advice Thread

St. Croix Imperial, St. Croix Avid, Winston Passport
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-12-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,689
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: YNP.....Safe Solo Hiking?

I'm not a mathematician, but I'm pretty sure the Law of Averages would would land squarely on the side of more people=less risk.

At the very least another angler means another set of eyes and...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 08-12-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: WTB cheap 5wt rod

Cabela's has a couple rod/reel combos under or right at $100 (they come with rod/reel/line/backing). One of my very first combos was the Cabela's Three Forks 9 ft. 5 wt. and Prestige Plus reel (med....
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Figuring things out

I'm no expert at indicator fishing, but I have learned a few things about the technique in the last two or three years, so maybe some of this will help.

Thingamabobbers need to be placed well...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: New Winston - Boron III Plus

I want to say something here that I wanted to say a week ago but didn't get around to it.

For those that aren't familiar with my fishing background, I own both a Winston Biiix and a GVX, and...
Forum: The Cost of Traveling To.......... 08-08-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What is a great fishing trip?????

This is one of those threads that I'm pretty sure in which I don't want to participate, but here goes anyway.

My average drive time to go trout fishing is about 3.5 hours, with about an hr and a...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 08-04-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Setting the Hook

Already a lot of good advice here, so I'll limit myself to one thing. You say in your OP that the fly ends up flying back at you. Besides being a little dangerous, this may indicate that your...
Forum: Western U.S. 08-03-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Kingman AZ

Lee's Ferry should be just inside your time limit, and probably is the most spectacular place in the area to fish. Sedona can be good, though right now the water's probably low, the casting is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Vacation Time! How Do You Select Flies?

I use a very scientific method that involves muttering "eeny, meeny, miney, moe . . ."
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: And the Beatles say:

[QUOTE=jpgodf;775491]Diction? that's a moot thought when you are are a guy in the Alaska bush who lives on 20 to 30 thousand dollars a year from commercial fishing or trapping. The rest is...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-03-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,789
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

The going rate for a trophy elk hunt varies widely. In the White Mts of AZ (Apache Reservation) it can cost upwards of $20,000. But if you can afford it, you have a great chance at a truly giant...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: And the Beatles say:

Lions are NOT endangered, but rather, 'threatened.' If you're going to wax self-righteously, you can at least show a little respect for the base intelligence your audience by using the proper...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,407
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

It's important to make note of a couple things when reading articles like this one. First, he repeatedly says things like 'we suggest,' or 'such as,' when recommending a rod/reel/etc. In other...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-31-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,789
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

@tcorfey;

First, I agree with your response to my post. However, I'm pretty sure I never defended the man's actions or said that his ignorance, if any, was a suitable defense of his actions. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,789
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

Yep, that's me, one big, bunny-eating, deer-hunting hippie . . . ;) Which reminds me, it's almost time to go prairie dog hunting again . . .:D
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,789
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

Okay, so after doing a quick bit of research, it seems I had outdated information, and so I would like to make a correction:

African lions are, as of last fall, now listed as 'threatened,' which...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 139
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: News for Fans of the BBC Show "Top Gear"

Pretty sure a birdie told me that the U.S. version has been cancelled. I like both versions, with a slight nod to the Brit version just because it's interesting to see how they view American muscle...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,789
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

I'm always perplexed and sometimes even amused by my fellow fishermen who sling mud at those of us who also hunt, as both activities are, in the end, a method of harvesting animals from the wild. ...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: SA Sharkskin Trout Taper

The SS line I had only lasted three years, then essentially just fell apart. Hopefully yours lasts a bit longer.

I did love how it cast/mended/lack of memory though.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Okama SLV Reels

I've got three of them, with the oldest being nearly nine years old. I have never done any maintenance to them other than taking them apart once a year and spraying them down with WD 40 to get all...
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