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Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By alexs
Re: Good 9' 5-6 weight rod for tight line nymphing

There is no rod that can do relatively well both. You'll just get frustrated.
Decide what you want to do and get the appropriate tackle. You could get a good used tight line rod (2-4 wt, depending...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-06-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By alexs
Re: 3wt floating line?

You might be able to find a SA GPX DT3 on clearance. I bought another one when it got discounted and I am keeping it for when the one on my reel dies. Highly recommend it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By alexs
Re: Vise hook keeper trick

I have been using the magnets that come with the TMC hooks for years.... a drop of adhesive is all you need.
I the hooks are of larger size, I just hang them on my bobbin holder's horizontal arm.
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 05-22-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By alexs
Re: tying questions about weighting flies

1. Wind the lead wire on the hook shank, pull the lead to the bend of the hook, brush a bit of head cement or superglue on the hook shank, than push the lead against the bead. Start your thread...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,797
Posted By alexs
Re: Age of folks on the forum

Barely 53, but my spirit is closer to 35. My bones feel the age, my spirit is ready to take up on a challenge...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By alexs
Re: Italian Fly Casting Technique

Here 's some more info:

Italian Style of Casting | Eat, Sleep, Fish (
The Basics and Angular Cast | Eat, Sleep, Fish...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-18-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By alexs
Re: Sage ESN 11' 3wt reel choices?

It takes about 6.5 oz of reel, backing, and line. You can use any reel as long as you add some lead-core (I use 14lb Cabela's) under the backing.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-16-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By alexs
Re: fly hook brands

Try Castor hooks...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-12-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By alexs
Re: Remove butt cap for adding weight.

This is exactly what I do to balance my outfits. I use 14 lb Cabela's lead core; it almost matches the diameter of my backing.
I was contemplating the "weight in the but" while having a custom rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-06-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,441
Posted By alexs
Re: Wetfly rods???

George Daniels did a presentation at Bob Marriott's. here is a link:

There are 5 episodes. Hope it helps...

Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-12-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By alexs
Re: Tungsten Thread

It is actually the other way around: tungsten is about 1 1/2 times heavier than lead. I used up one spool on smaller sized nymphs as weight, but i don't use it for tying. It is good but expensive (at...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 09-09-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By alexs
Re: Am I doing this right?

If you go for the fancy guides, handle, reel seat,etc. it might cost you more than a Sage built rod. I will have similar quality components as Sage uses, except I picked them to my liking. And I do...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-02-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By alexs
Re: Gold/GPX Any Difference ?

Try a GPX in DT version...;)
I don't like Rio Gold. You have to have a rod that can handle it (most of the times under rated and extra fast)
On the other hand, I rarely fish further that 40ft. I...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-02-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,489
Posted By alexs
Re: Deckers 08/25/2015

Hey Kyle,
It was great fishing with you.
You forgot to mention my "swimming practice"....very refreshing..:D
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-27-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By alexs
Re: Who wants to build a rod for me?

I'll try the local shops, see if they know somebody.

Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-25-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By alexs
Re: Who wants to build a rod for me?

Kevin has some health issues and he has to build a couple rods before mine; the soonest I could have it is in 3 months.
I really wanna fish this rod this season...:( :rolleyes:
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By alexs
Re: Zenith 8'6'' #4

You just made me buy a new rod...:wiggle::D:D:D
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-25-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By alexs
Who wants to build a rod for me?

I posted in the "Wanted" section with no success, so I am trying again here. If inappropriate, moderators please remove.
I am trying to find a builder preferably between Denver and Fort Collins, CO....
Forum: Fly Lines 07-19-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By alexs
Re: Euro nymphing/tight line nymphing line???

Why do you need a fly line?

When I use a setup with fly line (very rarely), I use Rio's nymphing line. Most of the times I don't have a fly line on the reel. I just tie about 100 yards of .35 soft...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-19-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By alexs
Re: Laid Off

Sorry to hear that you were laid off. I was in your shoes for a while. Just started with another company 3 weeks ago.
Have faith! Things will work out.
I got my job through LinkedIn. Post your...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 07-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By alexs
Re: Looking for a fly rod builder located between Denver and Fort Collins (CO)

Thanks for the input. I'll contact Kevin if I can't find somebody on my daily route.

Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 07-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By alexs
Looking for a fly rod builder located between Denver and Fort Collins (CO)

I am looking for somebody to build a rod for me. I have the blank and components. I want the cork to be reshaped.
It will be a simple build (no fancy wraps ), but I want it exactly by my...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 07-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By alexs
Re: What to use to clean cork?

In my opinion, Mr Clean's Magic Eraser is the best; just wet it and scrub gently. In 15 seconds you are done!

Tight lines
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By alexs
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 06-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By alexs
Re: Sage ESN 11ft 3wt

SOLD, thanks for looking
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