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Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 500
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

How would you start out in the sport if you had it to do over again?

Funny. I've had this conversation with myself a few times over the years . . .
"If I'd only done this instead of that, I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By rangerrich99
Hey. I started a Blog. Now what?

Yeah, so I started a blog for no apparent reason, other than I just felt like writing something and it didn't feel like a regular thread topic. Right now there's just a rather wordy intro and a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-21-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: NHL Playoffs 2015

Sorry, nope, can't let the 'yotes move to Quebec or anywhere else. Not that I'm a Phoenix fan at all, but without them I'd never get to see my Blues at all. So they have to stay.

As for having...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 123
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: NHL Playoffs 2015


Though after the sloppy passing and confused defensive play I saw last night, I'm not holding out much hope unless they get their act together.

The Ducks/Jets game was a...
Forum: Other Gear 04-21-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,315
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: LL Bean Kennebec Waders

I'll agree with everyone on Simms. They are the best, but I'm with you on not spending $500 for G3s.

If you decide to go Simms, this is my advice. Get these instead:Simms Headwaters Gore-Tex...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,161
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: You just paid $50 for nippers. What's Next?

God, I love Monty Python, and that bit is about the funniest thing ever.

As for what's next, has anyone mentioned the data-sensing waders? I mean if you're going to go full boat on the tech...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Three Wt. Rods - A rookies perspective

Everyone's already given you several good choices as to the brand of rod, so I'll just comment on the length. If you're mostly fishing ponds with it, I'd suggest going with a longer rod, so maybe 8+...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 245
Posted By rangerrich99
How Many Different Ways Can You Sling a Fly?

So, I'm sitting here on another lazy Sunday afternoon instead of fishing. But I've been thinking about fishing almost all day, and that's when this occurred to me. How many different casts can you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Small lunge pool hydraulics

That is a really cool video; I've watched it ten times now.

I've dipped my fly in hundreds of plunge pools like that one and never thought that's how the hydraulics worked, or that's where the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-19-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: 100 ft casts, real or fiction?

About 5 or 6 years ago, when I had finally figured out the double haul, I started challenging myself to see how far I could cast. You know, just for fun. It actually helped me learn a lot about my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Temp sensing (and data collecting) waders.....

Hmm. Electrically powered pants? Interesting concept. However, I have some tender bits I keep in my pants that are particularly allergic to electrical current, so I think I'd have to pass.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 788
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Get the guys in the flyshop at Cabela's to put the line and backing on your reel. You can treat it as a learning experience and watch them do it, ask questions, etc. Or you can just let the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Backing Question

How many times have you ever had a fish run 100 yds of backing off any one reel?

That said, I splice backing sometimes, and apply a thin coat of UV wader repair to it and let it cure for a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 788
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Moucheur makes an excellent point about the feet on Okumas. I have two Okuma SLVs and like them very much (the cork drag is as good as any disc drags on my much more expensive reels), but I had to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Floating Line for New 5wt Legend Elite?

Never heard of Barrio, so can't help you there. What I will say is that you should try to get a line that is a half-weight heavy. My LE just casts better with a 1.5X weight line. I use both Rio...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 529
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: JUST started fly fishing. Is this setup ok or is it wrong?

Welcome to the addiction.

I'd never heard of either rod or reel, but did a quick search. From reviews I'd say you have a decent starter outfit. The reel especially should be a decent unit for...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-14-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,393
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Your Fly rod brand of choice

If one were to take a look at my quiver, he or she would be well assured that I was a die-hard St. Croix guy. Which isn't far from the truth, but I'm not a fan-boy for St. Croix, or for Winston...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Ridgeway State Park-Stock fish release method?

You should see how they stock the lakes on Boulder Mountain . . . dropped from a plane going a hundred mph from about 200 ft. off the water.

As for the video, it looked to me that all those fish...
Forum: Other Gear 04-08-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What is in you vest/pack?

In the front vest/outer pockets of sling pack:

3 zingers
2 leaders
3 spools tippet
1 box dry flies
1 box wet flies
1 tin split shot
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-02-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 792
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: So, there's this big beaver in my driveway....

Thanks. I just spit my gatorade all over the floor.

And it's the tail, duh!
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 700
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Casting...What does it take...?

Everyone's pretty much covered it already, so I'll just say a couple quick things.

One, practice is necessary, but make sure you're practicing the right proper technique. "Perfect practice makes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What essentials do I have to have to get started?

You are correct. You can just fish from the banks, or even wet wade if the water isn't too cold. My first year fly fishing I did it entirely without waders. And even today there are several...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What do you use for an indicator?

After having tried several different styles of indicators, with most of them negatively affecting my cast, I've found that the New Zealand indicator style the easiest to cast. In fact, with small...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What essentials do I have to have to get started?

Everyone's pretty much covered it already; read one of those books (I started with CCM myself), look into a combo, get some lessons.

My two cents would be get a lesson first. The reason being,...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: World "Super Highway".....

They're gonna have to use a lot of floatant . . . better stock up now, people . . .
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