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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-16-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,824
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Bass fly line

+1 on the Headstart fly lines if you can still pick some up. I bought a couple of extras when I heard they were being discontinued because I like them so much. They have a short, fairly thick front...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Starter SMB fly box

I could literally get by with:

various colors and sizes of poppers
various colors, sizes and weights of clouser minnows
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By turbineblade
Re: carp leader recipe.

Basically just "Ballpark" what you were doing with the rio leader. I use a 30-20-15-12 or 10 pound leader that is about 8-10' long, and with more butt than tippet.

You can go heavier in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By turbineblade
Re: where did the thread go?

Oh it's easy -- I already need the XL waders due to my large foot size, so they easily accommodate the stick. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By turbineblade
Re: where did the thread go?

Me too -- there's nothing more enjoyable than making fun of tenkara.

It's totally rad, brah.

Kidding aside, I have a serious question: when tenkara fishing, how do you guys deal with that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By turbineblade
Re: easiet flies to tie for a newbie

+1. My first fly was a woolly bugger, but it requires palmering hackle, properly securing and using a ribbing wire, etc. I think the Charlie Craven book is about perfect honestly.

I'd start...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 599
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Looking for suggestions, if there are any…..

swing a soft hackle through there?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 558
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 5wt To Handle Carp

You can fish tippet as heavy as you want on a lighter fly line -- there's no real penalty for it. You don't need a heavier fly line to unroll a heavier leader and tippet. I frequently use a 9'...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 514
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Anyone fish a short rod on a kayak?

Sure, I have that rod. It is listed as a 3-4 weight, but I like it with a 4-5 weight line. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that rod, and you can put a lot of fish on it. I've mostly used mine...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 558
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 5wt To Handle Carp

Are you coming into carp and warm water having started as a trout fisherman?

What do your typical carp waters look like? I'm in the DC area and when I fish for carp I use a 7-8 weight with a 30...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-31-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Help with Kayak Fly Rod for Bluegills

On the treeless, huge sections of the Potomac river I fish a lot if the wind is at 20 mph or above, I'd just about rather go do something else regardless of rod action. :) That's 8-weight...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,242
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Snakes!

Nah, not getting fired up on this one. I used up all my energy on the last snake thread :).

Regardless -- they're going to be there whether you like it or not, and if you have some...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-23-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By turbineblade
Re: I suck!

There's actually nothing wrong with breaking your wrist if your loops look tight and you can use it effectively. Gary Borger even mentions it -- for a good example of a "wristy" caster check out Ian...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By turbineblade
TFO rod actions means....??

Hi -- I own several TFO rods and like them, but unlike some of the other companies (e.g. Ross) I cannot make sense of the expected rod actions based upon their "presentation" and "lifting power"...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,915
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

I'm married to a woman who is attractive, and who also bow hunts, fly fishes, and was willing to clean a snakehead in our bathtub when we still lived in an apartment. I'm quite happy living my own...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-18-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why does a good double haul tighten the casting loop?

Okay, gotcha. 80' is a long cast - so you're really just talking about minor tweaks to prevent the occasional tailing loop.

Disregard -- I get the same thing on occasion on longer casts at that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,915
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

You know, nothing anyone says before the word "but" really counts.

Carry on with the overtly sexual comments. :rolleyes: That'll get more women interested in attending club castings and fly...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why does a good double haul tighten the casting loop?

My opinion from a lot of personal experience is that if you're not quite getting the timing of the double haul, you probably should forget about it for now and really focus on your basic cast until...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,915
Posted By turbineblade
Re: April Vokey

Kuddos to all who posted comments related only to her abilities as a fly angler and teacher. I don't know her, but I'm sure that's how she would prefer to be recognized. :)
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

That's fine -- and it's definitely fun to play around with and think about. I just think that we absolutely do adjust our stroke slightly to compensate for how a rod loads and unloads if we care...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Okay, so said slightly differently, everyone uses the same stroke and therefore throws a larger loop every time with a slower rod and a narrower loop with a faster rod? Casters don't make...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 8 weight for pike...what line?

One with the front taper cut off and thrown in the trash.
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-02-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

I cast very much like Cap. Chris Myers and am a fan of his videos. If you find that you prefer the side-elbow style, he has some really great information for you.

Since the OP is still fairly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,171
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders: Are they right for me?

1. No, they suck.

2. Yes, they transmit energy better and last longer.

Pick one and defend it until you're blue in the face. :)
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-02-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Increased acceleration during cast

I don't know - he's probably coined a lot of things, many of them totally wrong (like his suggesting that tailing loops are caused by raising and lowering the elbow during the cast). That one is so...
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