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Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Guy
Re: Rod matches Reel vs line Wt?

Many of todays rods on the market are stiffer fast action rods that often perform better uplined as the heavier line loads the rod better at the shorter, more typical casting / fishing distances. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-23-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Guy
Re: Flyrod as a gift for beginner

I would go for the 9 wt Pro for what you are describing rather than the 8 wt. Bunny flies are like tossing wet socks and the extra oomph of the 9 wt with the forgiving nature of the Pro series rods...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,749
Posted By Guy
Re: When did you start?

Well you gotta back to the '60's about the time the Beatles came out with Sargeant Pepper when I took my hard earned allowance and bought a cheap bamboo rod from the local hardware store. That same...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By Guy
Re: Who would you fish with for one day?

A day in the Keys with Lefty Kreh along with Flip Pallot manning the push pole would my dream fishing trip!
Forum: Forum Polls 01-01-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 24,244
Posted By Guy
Re: How Many Fly Rods Do You Own

At 20 fly rods, I ran out of fingers and toes so I quit counting!
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Guy
Re: tapered leader became a knotted leader...

Those are called "wind knots" usually caused by poor timing. A common beginner fault is not stopping or pausing long enough to let the line completely straighten out between the back cast and forward...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2008, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By Guy
Re: New Angling system....

There was a recent discussion on this on the Dan Blanton Board. The general concensus was the moffit system equals snagging and may not be legal in many jurisdictions and certainly not "flyfishing...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-15-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,119
Posted By Guy
Re: Arbor Size Poll

All my 8 wt and larger rods are paired with a large arbor of some sort. My 6 and 7 wt rods are a mix of mid and standard arbor. My trout stuff (2- 5 wt) are all standard arbor as it just doesn't seem...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-13-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By Guy
Re: To get a tarpon to take a fly

When you are say tarpon and mangroves in the same breath, I presume you mean lagoon fishing for baby tarpon. I find baby tarpon (all tarpon really) to be hit and miss eaters, but when they are on,...
Forum: Flies 12-12-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By Guy
Re: Gummy minnow

Whether I make the gummie or a chinese lady does makes no difference,,,, Commercially tied doesn't necessarily mean better or consistent quality.
Forum: Flies 12-12-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By Guy
Re: Gummy minnow

Gummies indeed are a great baitfish imitation if made right to swim properly and that is the key to get bit in the first place. The problem is gummies are not that easy to make.
Forum: Forum Polls 12-12-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,586
Posted By Guy
Re: How far can you cast?

Most guys overestimate their cast by 10 feet just like trout are always 2 inchers longer when we tell of them. To be honest I would be very surprised if more than 10% of fly anglers can reach out at...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Guy
Winston Boron IIX and Orvis T3 opinions

I am seriously considering a lifetime membership in TUC (Trout Unlimited Canada). To sweeten the pot, TUC is including a 4 piece 9 foot Winston Boron IIX or a 4 piece 9 foot Orvis T3 in your choice...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-08-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By Guy
Thumbs up Re: So do you fish alone or with a group?

Great post Jeff, Thanks for the good read!

I feel exactly the same way about being in the zone when fishing alone. The intensity of "becoming one with the stream (or lake or flat)" is what...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-07-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Guy
Re: bead color

The best bead colour is the one you have the most confidence in. I have always been partial to gold for nearly all my bead and cone heads, though I do use other colours. I started using beadheads 15...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-07-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Guy
Re: Hackle feathers for small flies

For feathers that small you pretty much have to go with the top grade hackle and just becuz a cape grades #1 doesn't mean it will have a lot of #22 feathers (#18 yes,,,,,#22 well you take your...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-07-2008, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Guy
Re: Hooks

Learn to tie with Mustads. They are quite a bit cheaper than the Tiemcos and other Japanese hooks. More fish have been caught on mustads than all the other hooks combined.

For most dries from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,105
Posted By Guy
Re: Right or left

I do both, all my trout reels are set up left hand basically to wind in excess slack line as I adjust casting / fishing distance when I am wadefishing. And all my salt reels are right hand when I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Guy
Re: Quick question?

Well, the short answer is "Yes, it does improve distance." But it's a short lived improvement. Seems that the "slickness" doesn't last long and you end up with a slightly gummy line that gets dirty...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Guy
Re: Which lines?

Ken,

I presume that the custom tip series is the same as the wet tip express series, but I am not 100% sure...... Anyways I have the SA 275 grain saltwater wet tip express. I do a lot of pike and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Guy
Re: Which lines?

Ken,

Shooting heads are best suited for distance casting. Short casts can be awkward due to the "hinging" effect were head attaches to the running line (usually it's a loop to loop connection).
...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-27-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,424
Posted By Guy
Re: TFO's Axiom rods

I think you can change the word "cheap" to "expensive" and you might describe Sage instead!!:icon_twis

TFO has really caught on with the saltwater / big fly / big fish fraternity more so than the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By Guy
Re: Which lines?

The floater as you say is a must have. With the other two lines, you have a fair bit of choice. Intermediate lines have some advantages over floating lines when casting in windy conditions and to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Guy
Re: Flycasting Spawnbags?

I think Halford just turned over in his grave!:eek:

I ain't a steelheader but I'm sure what you describe could be done,,,,, afterall when I was learning to flyfish, one thing I found out that was...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-26-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,424
Posted By Guy
Re: TFO's Axiom rods

TFO makes great fly rods. I have a dozen TFO rods altogether encompassing the Signature, Pro, TiCR, TiCr-X, Bluewater and the Axiom series. I haven't found a dog in that line up yet. (I wish I could...
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