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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-28-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

Good points, like I said "it occurred to me" not that I have done it. It wouldn't be the first idea that I thought was brilliant at the time and didn't turn out that way:)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-27-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug and Chadwick-477

I also tied some with the spindrift oyster yarn. The most interesting part for me was tying a fly without thread. It occurred to me that wire might be a good way to teach a beginner how to hand...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Convertible waders worth it?

I guess point counter point. I have the same waders and have never worn them as chest highs:)

The top on the convertibles is pretty thin so if you want/need true chest waders most often I would...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-18-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By fishiowa
Re: What do you guys use to transport fly tying materials?

I do the same thing, a good way to kill time in a hotel room and much easier, just take the supplies you need for a pattern or three and catch up on them.

I used to try to take a kit along on...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By fishiowa
Re: St Croix Legend Ultra is back

The Imperial is still made in USA. There was talk a couple years ago about moving assembly to Mexico but there never did it.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Sage One 490-4 performance

Sounds like Plecain and Scoutm should talk about a sale:)

I too have the 486, fish it with a Rio Gold and love it. Takes a little more effort/concentration for really close work but you don't...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-31-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Line for my Circa/Abel Creek?

I use an AirFlo Super dri elite on that rod. I've used the Rio Gold and it worked fine but I like it better with a true to weight line.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By fishiowa
Re: So, tell me about the pitfalls and stumbling blocks of flyfishing

Floating vegetation mats that appear to be the bottom. Thought I was stepping from the bank down into 6" of fast water, turned out to be 2-3'. Lost my favorite sunglasses and got a big gash on my...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-29-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,647
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

What he said. At least for the last several years of the Winston Forum the term was applied to the BiiT 8'6" 4weight.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-26-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,647
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

I hesitated to post this since I have not experience with either rod in 8'6" length so take this for what it's worth.

I own both rods in 8' 4 weight. I think the GVX has a bit more backbone and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Sage One: very fussy going back in the tube

Both ONE and Circa have the smaller diameter tubes, at least in the lower weights. I don't think it was an oversight or a cost cutting measure. If I remember correctly it was a marketing thing when...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Reel Suggestions for Circa 479?

It is an English made CFO III, BFR not Hardy.
Forum: Fly Reels 01-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Reel Suggestions for Circa 479?

I'm currently using this one on the 479 Circa:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/January_17_2015_006.JPG

I've also used the TR1 and the American made CFO.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 733
Posted By fishiowa
Re: What if?

#14 hare's ear soft hackle. Grease it and fish in the film, natural and fish it a little deeper or add some weight and get it to the bottom.
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Just good to get out

Nevermind, post deleted, I've had my coffee now.

---------- Post added at 06:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:30 AM ----------



Not a dumb question and I don't know the answer. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Just good to get out

Thanks, I do like that rod/reel setup on these small creeks.

Those particular fish are right back where they were yesterday after about 30 seconds out of the water for quick pic and I'm sure they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By fishiowa
Just good to get out

Got out for my first fishing of 2015. I knew it wasn't going to be great but based on the 10 day forecast I also knew it was probably going to be the best chance for the month. Yesterday and today...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 693
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Sage Circa for rod #2?

I have the 486 One and 479 Circa and think they compliment each other well. Since you have the 590 I would guess if you dropped to a 3wt you might want something in the middle:) BTW I recently...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-13-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 506
Posted By fishiowa
Are you a binge tyer or slow and steady?

Just wondering how you all approach your tying. An occasional marathon session or a few every day or for you real hardcore types a few dozen every day.

I can't remember the last time I tied...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Dyna King Trekker. Hook slipping.

I wouldn't call those small hooks so I'm out of ideas as to what the problem could be.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-11-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Dyna King Trekker. Hook slipping.

How thin of hooks are slipping? I don't tie on a Dyna King but iirc the grooves are for large and medium hooks, smaller hooks go ahead of the grooves??? could be way off, maybe someone that ties on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Leader Question

Yes, they are reusable. They are made of the same or similar stuff as old fashion mono fishing line on a spinning reel. The design is different though. For example a 9' 5X leader will be somewhere...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,436
Posted By fishiowa
Re: A question for the fun of it ?

Since you were generous enough to make it one trout rod and not one rod for everything it would be doable. Sage One 486 for me.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-02-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Let's see your travel tying kit..

I have a minimalist travel kit. I mostly use the travel tying kit for killing time in hotel rooms when on non-fishing trips. It is always packed so I can just grab it on the way out the door.

I...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 12-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Anyone tried the Regal imitation?

Absolutely go with the real deal since that is specifically what he asked for.

One option, if money is tight, is to buy the head and stem for $145 and use his existing clamp or pedestal base. ...
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