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Forum: Fly Lines Today, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By rockthief
Re: I just want a red or orange fly line! Where to find?

they work fine

I have a red and a purple and a couple others. The colors are not bright.
Forum: News & articles for discussion Today, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By rockthief
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

We might be at the point where our efforts to amend what we have harmed only make the situation worse. That is one sad state of affairs.
Forum: Fly Rods Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 82
Posted By rockthief
What further advances in rod design are possible?

I have many fly rods, bamboo, graphite, and fiberglass. My oldest rod is a Heddon bamboo from the 1940s and my newest is on a Great Bay fiberglass blank I had custom made a few years ago. Don't...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-29-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By rockthief
Re: Anyone have any info?

You don't have to fish a seven witgh that reel. Fish it on whatever rod it balances with.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 09-09-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By rockthief
Re: I'm coming home!

1. Welcome home :)

2. All that white stuff - whoa!

3. Welcome home :)
Forum: Fly Reels 08-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By rockthief
Re: Ideas on a new setup

Welcome, and jaybo is right on. Can't lose with those fine Hardy reels.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By rockthief
Re: Old reels needed for Boy Scouts

PM me your mailing address and I will send you several reels with lines

Forum: Fly Lines 07-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By rockthief
Forum: Fly Reels 07-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By rockthief
Re: G Loomis Venture 5 reels

I believe that reel is/was made by Shimano. Perhaps they can help.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By rockthief
Re: Not enough backing?

itchmesir has it right

you've spent a lot of $ on gel spun you don't need
Forum: Fly Reels 06-08-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By rockthief
Re: Old reel hard to seat on new Hardy rod

It is really frustrating to find a nice visual match only to find that the reel will not fit the seat. The Hardy ribbed reel feet are a bugger to fit several of my rods. Before you fire up you...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By rockthief
Re: Reel maintenance.

Grease on the gears. I also put a tiny bit under the pawls.

Oil on spindle, spool latch if there is one, a bit at the drag mechanism (in the reel), drag adjustment screw shaft if there is one. A...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rockthief
Re: Help identifying fly reel spools

I agree. OVer time I have seen thousands of reels and so my memory is quite full. So you have two votes for the Trion
Forum: Fly Reels 05-09-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By rockthief
Re: What reel?

Looks like a reel made by BFR after they were bought and moved to China. A guess.
Forum: Fly Swap 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,004
Posted By rockthief
Re: Foam Fly Swap for 2014

I am going to skate a few of these in shallow river water,maybe thru a riffle, and see what happens. Glad I joined. THanks to all of you.
Forum: Fly Reels 05-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By rockthief
Re: My reel dilemma

find another 370 on ebay or buy an Okuma SLV
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By rockthief
Re: 100 dollar rod

Excellent! What blank is it built on?
Forum: Fly Reels 04-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By rockthief
Re: Shimano Freestone

Shimano makes the Loomis Venture (Adventure) reels. Are they the same?
Forum: Fly Reels 04-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By rockthief
Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

That Bean Pocket water s a nice reel for 99$. I have never liked the appearance of the Orvis Battenkill but for some people appearance does not matter. Okuma SLV is great for the price. Like the...
Forum: Fly fishing FAQs 04-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By rockthief
Re: beginner confusion on how to properly use leader and tippet

hey Drummer, welcome to the forum. Buy yourself a copy of The Curtis Creek Manifesto. It is the best book for new fly fishers. I read my twice a year. You will be glad you bought it. Cheers!
Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By rockthief
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

no rod is a best rod and that is the answer

for what you posted I would go with a 8-9 rod like the FlyLogic

there are scores of rods that would work

will you have the chance to cast various...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By rockthief
Re: Suisitna Dam Project.

I want to vomit on his shoes
Forum: Fly Swap 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,004
Posted By rockthief
Re: Foam Fly Swap for 2014

Easy Migraine Hopper

Sadly these are named for a good reason. I tied a very simple fly because it's all I could do since the migraine has been so bad. It will catch fish for sure.

Forum: Fly Reels 04-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By rockthief
Re: Taylor Fly Fishing

Before they build rods I hope they get their reel inventory in place. It's been months they've been out of some colors. I gave up. Hope they fix the situation and enjoy success because the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 668
Posted By rockthief
Re: Am I over thinking this?

If it pleases you then fish with it. That is all that matters. I sometimes fish with a Kineya reel on a Berkley fiberglass rod. Have fun!
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