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Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 03-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,971
Posted By chuck s
Re: March Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

It's called a Stripping Bucket and yes those are Strike Indicators not bobbers!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By chuck s
Smile Re: Spotting bones over grass

[QUOTE=oregonism;631354]I went out on one of the local flats for the first time this morning, but saw very little. I was out right at sunrise, and the low light made it really tough to see anything."...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,459
Posted By chuck s
Re: Non-rope Gar Flies?

I suppose that Gar are different depending on species and location but for Florida were I targeted them extensively and caught some I found: the only hook that gave me consistent hook ups :) is the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 02-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,697
Posted By chuck s
Re: February Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

So peaceful out here you can hear your cars rust!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By chuck s
Re: Backing Strength?

Each brand of 20 lb Dacron backing will have a different and usually higher break strength. Same as Monofilament. To prevent losing a fly line use a light leader if you use 20 lb test on a salt...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By chuck s
Re: Chasing Reds

Cold slows their metabolism, slows down the appearance and movement of prey items, and can vary a lot between an inshore marsh and water of the same depth a bit further out. In short Reds still eat,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,815
Posted By chuck s
Re: Tieing fly line loop to new leader

I use the Perfection Loop as the tag end exits at right angles to the mainline. The Doubled Surgeons exits in the wrong direction and can snag your rod tip in the end fight. The Lefties Loop exits...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,706
Posted By chuck s
Re: Saltwater reel

They are top notch and service from the company is great also. They are light without being flimsy and havea a substantial and smooth drag.
:cool:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,695
Posted By chuck s
Re: Carp flies and tactics

"Here's a bit from an earlier article I wrote on sight fishing several years ago but still very much applies. (Excuse my Physics/optics background) "Here are a few tips on sunglasses for fishing....
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By chuck s
Re: Leader Straightener

Another trick is to string your rod up a bit before use. Tighten the reel a bit and let it sit--that gives you a straight nine ft leader and nine feet of fly line tip at any rate. I used to carry a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,188
Posted By chuck s
Re: Favorite food on the water

I like a snack such as a dried smoked sausage with some hard cheese as both handle a bit of heat well. Add to that a Fruit Crisp Bar or two and a cup of Tea or coffee earlier in the day and I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By chuck s
Re: Leader Straightener

Grasp it between your hands and stretch it. I routinely do mine prior to hitting the water. Same for the line. Pull it and you'll feel the stretch, doing the butt and mid section first and then...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,638
Posted By chuck s
Re: April caption competition sponsored by Allen FlyFishing

"Here, hold my beer and watch this," he said!
"This will be fun he said!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,695
Posted By chuck s
Re: Carp flies and tactics

Rod weight :cool: my Carp efforts usually involve my 7 weight but at times I move to an eight weight or drop down to my five. It all depends on the wind and the reels I have attached. Fly size...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By chuck s
Re: One piece. Fly rod

Agreed plus one other small thing. The less pieces, the less weight but that is slight indeed. Folks often say yes but we are talking fractions of an ounce and to that I say hold a 3 oz paintbrush...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-06-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By chuck s
Re: Sinking Redfish pattern suggestions.......

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/saltwater-fly-fishing/155645-fly-line-leader-tippet-inshore.html
Check out my suggestions with pics about half way down the page for flies. The Mangrove...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By chuck s
Re: Some Fish & Scenery

Thnks for the report and pics! Was a bit early in the hill country this year but the river does look great. Now headed back to Wyoming in a day or two after spending some time down in Port O'Connor...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By chuck s
Re: Introductions/streamers

When fishing streamers, match the hatch. Find out what critters inhabit the water you are fishing and match it. If you can't do that, go with something lively such as a bead head wooly bugger. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,993
Posted By chuck s
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

I've worked in a number of fly shops and sporting goods stores that sold both. Both are high quality and both have been in the business a long while. Both make glass lens, or have them made for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By chuck s
Re: The mulberry "hatch"--CARP

Great ideas guys! Inserting that tube through them cures a lot of their flimsiness I'll bet.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-03-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By chuck s
Re: The mulberry "hatch"--CARP

Back before many of you were around I discovered the Mulberry connection and imitating them even though I didn't have a fly rod around that day. Some bit of cotton from a torn shirt, wrapped and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By chuck s
Re: 10 and 12 wt

Ten to twelve weight rods are different beasts and some are superb at casting while many are ugly to cast and wear you down quickly. What I've found is first of all get a rod with a relatively soft...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-03-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By chuck s
Re: fly lines

I've personally used SA's Mastery lines, Rio's and Cortland's premium lines and all work well with perhaps a slight edge to the Rios. The biggest thing would be to find a line that behaves well in...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By chuck s
Re: DIY Salt Noob strikes again; Everglades Backcountry

Great trip report and this needs to be pinned for your initial and opening statements!! Way to go and your experience mirrors mine almost to a T.:)[COLOR="Silver"]
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By chuck s
Re: Moving from Chicago to Houston, Help!!!!

I agree and have the map. Just no fish in close here and my kayak is in Wyoming.:o

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I agree and have the...
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