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Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

You mean the adipose fin? You've revealed that you're referring to some kind of trout species right? Sure, that works fine. For large carp, using their eye sockets provides a good bit of handling...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 594
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Bingo -- and good article BTW. I fully expected to read another article of nonsense where someone rants about how everyone is "doing something wrong" simply because they caught a better fish than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Likable

If you're near any bluegill whatsoever, head over there with a few soft hackles, nymphs, or whatever and you'll be in business :).
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 350
Posted By turbineblade
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

What do you do with flies you don't lose? :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Explain this. I own one really fast action rod, a lot of mediums, a TFO finesse I love, and now a couple of old fenwick glass rods. It seems to me that sure, you can get a delicate presentation...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By turbineblade
Another myth busted? I don't think so

Bendy vs Stiffy – a study of fly rod action and casting mechanics « the limp cobra (http://thelimpcobra.com/2012/11/20/bendy-vs-stiffy-a-study-of-fly-rod-action-and-casting-mechanics/)

I don't buy...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Interesting read on myths

I'm glad someone jumped on the "light fly lines are better in wind" nonsense. Without any background in physics whatsoever, this one is easy for anyone to disprove simply by fishing in the wind with...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By turbineblade
Re: $200 or less 8wt ?

Another for the TFO Pro II. My wife and I use ours for redfish, other light SW use, bass, and occasionally I've put mine into service for trout believe it or not.

It's a fairly "moderate"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,383
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Trying to understand the UL craze.

Oh lord, not this again.

I'll just come out and say it: I fish for ME first and foremost, not for some mistaken belief that I'm "helping the stream" or saving anything, and though I wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

I think this is a fair view. Note that some nymphers use long, thin level leaders for the purpose of "sinking" whereas some people refuse to do that, insisting upon tapered leaders for nymphing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

From what I understand, they've been around longer than mono leaders -- so it would be just as accurate to say that silk lines are a gimmick :).

It's like religion - it's not for everyone. ...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By turbineblade
Getting the most out of CDC (stretching?)

Hi -- when tying CDC wings on something like a comparadun, fratnik's f-fly, etc. do you guys only use the upper tip of the CDC feather, and then....well, will you then reuse the "scrap" piece to do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Silver -- I feel like I should send you a beer or something ;). Do you drink Guinness?

I'm not saying I subscribe to Harvey's leaders.....though they're kind of a midpoint between a packaged,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Sure -- with the strong emphasis on "you". Though I can't argue with this, keep in mind that people like George Harvey purposely create dry fly leaders differently than anything you'll purchase at a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Keep in mind that some people are more sensitive to leader butt dia, length, etc. than others. Much of a leader's construction can be overcome simply by casting a bit harder, etc. is what I mean. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

I don't think there's any argument that furled leaders don't turn over better than others - the question is: does it matter?

I have several VERY high quality furled leaders from Joni that are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Chasing trout with my son....

I not only know that stream, but also that specific stretch of water :). I'm in your region -- you just need to keep checking the Virginia stocking schedule for *that stream and the other urban...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 616
Posted By turbineblade
Re: New (to me) dropper attachment method

I use that same knot, but I use it to tie on all of my flies that are "trout sized".

It's the second knot this guy ties in the video ("fish killer knot")
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Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

Lol -- see?

In truth, I own a 9' 5-weight and it certainly gets used. You can't go wrong with that set-up and it'll put you on a lot of fish for sure.

Some perspective here: About 20...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

Appreciated ^^. :)

IF we are going there, I'll throw in that you need a few Luna Bars. It's nutrition for women.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

Given that fly fishing is very, very much a "skill trumps equipment" style of fishing, an 8' 4-weight would probably put you on a lot of fish and may be an ideal set up for you. You could try...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

the "90% of the trout feed subsurface" is kind of misleading, because at certain times ALL of the fish will feed at or on the surface (including the big ones) and many times you can "convince" trout...
Forum: Flies 10-06-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Good Midge patterns?

On the Elk River in WV, a lot of folks go there specifically to midge. In addtion to the nymphs above, I'd carry some pupae like the "mole fly" tied in black, cream and olive in a 20-24. Mole Fly...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Casting style as it relates to geographic region

My mistake -- I should have spelled it out because it is confusing. :o
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Casting style as it relates to geographic region

I think I agree with the vast majority of what you've stated here (and on other threads). I'm fortunate enough to fish in a region which also has good trout fishing, and thus want to add the...
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