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Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By fishiowa
Forum: Fly Rods 04-27-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,675
Posted By fishiowa
Re: "Classic" models better than "New" models?

I too enjoy fishing different rods from nice old classics to latest and greatest depending on my mood, variety is the spice of life and all that. But if I have a big trip coming up I will fish the...
Forum: Driftless Region 04-25-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rod for NE Iowa

Welcome. That is a pretty soft 4 weight you have there. I have a couple of Orvis 5wts(far & fine, Henry's fork) and a 6wt(trout) from the early 80s as I assume your brook trout rod is. They are...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 04-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By fishiowa
Legend Elite and CFO

Legend Elite 8'6" 4wt. Latest model only fished a couple times. Excellent $300.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/St_Croix_Legend_Elite_864_4_002.JPG...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fly Vise Help

+1 The long tube is my favorite. Glenn, I can't tell from the picture but does the one with the thread on it have "FM" stamped on the brass?
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Prepping for a trip with flies:(

There is an old saying that says roughly: when packing for vacation talk half the clothing you think you need and twice as much money. .............. Following that logic you could just take your...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-15-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 661
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Not fly fishing:tile help

Might be worth it to check around the edges or around the toilet opening to see if there is a very thin (1/8") layer on top of the 3/4" subfloor. If so, often that is stapled down and you can remove...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Upgrading gear for fishing the Wind Rivers

The downtown Orvis store has a really nice alley behind the store for test casting:) Seriously, if you knew which current model Orvis rod you like that would help with suggestions for similar rods...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Upgrading gear for fishing the Wind Rivers

Contact the instructor, find out what rod he loaned you and go to the big auction site in the sky.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-11-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Thoughts on the Radian #5

Every rod I own will do 70' ........................ but not necessarily with me at the helm:)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-28-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,595
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 02-26-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,595
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 787
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,902
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, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
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, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
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, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
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, 05:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,904
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,904
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, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Just good to get out

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

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Not a dumb question and I don't know the answer. I...
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