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Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By SkipS
Re: Old Orvis "Seven-Eleven" 4wt Full Flex: What have I got?

You picked up a nice rod there.I still have my 7-11 that I bought in the early 80's but it hasn't been fished in a number of years.It used to see lots of action back in MD for trout.Probably as close...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By SkipS
Re: Scott Heliply 8'8 8wt

This is easily my favorite rod.Got mine 10 years ago for about the same price.I liked so much I added a 6wt and a 9wt to my arsenal. Mine gets fished on an almost daily basis.Scott will repair any...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By SkipS
Re: Newbie needs help with first set up

Ive been at this game a long time and I also agree on a 6wt outfit.A 6wt will do most all freshwater and some light saltwater fishing.I probably fish a 6wt more than any other weight rod.It makes a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By SkipS
Re: Small River Streamer rod

Another way to go would be a vintage glass rod,say a 7.5' or 8' Fenwick.These can be had for $100 or less and perform very well in tight areas.Glass tends to load with less line out and I feel they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By SkipS
Re: hooks for largemouth

I use a variety of hooks,mostly saltwater because I use the same flies for both FW and SW.The Mustad 34007/3407 are good as is the Eagle Claw 413 jig hook.Mustad 3306 is a good inexpensive hook and I...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt Streamer Rod?

Im with bmbailes on this one.The Redington Predator is an excellent rod for throwing streamers and larger flies.I fish the 7'10" 6wt and its just a fun rod to fish,especially with a 7wt line.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By SkipS
Re: Proper Inshore Line?

I fish an intermediate most of the time but a sink tip or full sinking line is also good to have.I fish a floater the least but I do use it now and then.You are probably going to end up owning...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-28-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By SkipS
Re: Anybody using a 6 or even 5 wt in the salt?

I use a 6wt almost daily in the salt here,uplined with 7wt lines.Never had any issues being undergunned.Just keep your tippet at #15 or better.Ive landed some nice fish like stripers to #10 and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-27-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt for kayak fishing

FWIW,I use a 6wt quite a bit here in DE for trout,flounder,stripers and blues in the salt.Lots of fun and perfectly adequate as long as you know its limits.If you keep your tippet around #15 a 6wt...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

Go to thenewflyfisher.com and look in the destinations section.Plenty of past shows to look at.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-10-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By SkipS
Re: Scott, in general.....

I have 4 Scott rods,a 10wt STS and 3 Heli-ply's,6,8,and9wt.The 6wt or the 8wt get more fish time than any other rods I own.I broke the tip on the 8wt and sent it back to Scott for a new tip.When I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-16-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By SkipS
Re: Cold weather warm water fishing

I hit a couple of ponds here all winter.As long as the air temps stay around 40 the pickerel and crappie are willing biters with an occasional bass and even a carp or 2.I prefer to fish crystal...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By SkipS
Re: new to the salt

I would also recommend an 8wt for your needs.An 8wt covers more bases in FW and SW better than any other rod weight.It will handle anything your likely to catch in the surf and it makes a great bass...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-04-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By SkipS
Re: Saltwater fly line for 6wt surf fishing

Check ebay for 200 grain lines.SA has a streamer express tip for $40shipped.Its not a bad line,just lost mine yesterday at the jetty.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-17-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth gear?

I have used a 6wt more than any other weight but if you already have a 5wt,thats a good rod to use.A lot of people prefer that weight and you can always upline it with a 6 wt line if neeed.Your 8wt...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-13-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By SkipS
Re: Redington advice....

You shouldn't have any trouble with a sink tip on that rod.I use an intermediate line on mine when wading the saltwater flats here and it works fine.Most of the time its a floater but you can use...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,531
Posted By SkipS
Re: Scott Rods Reviews?

I have 4 Scott rods,a 10wt STS and 3 Heliply rods in 6,8,and 9wt.The 6wt and 8wt Heliply rods see the most use.The 8wt is my go to saltwater stick for beach and jetty work and the 6wt sees a lot of...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By SkipS
Re: Looking for a 6 wt

I probably own more 6wt rods than any others in both glass & graphite.One is the Redington Predator mentioned and its a fun short rod for sure.Mine sees duty in saltwater & fresh.If you are looking...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-23-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By SkipS
Re: Redington Predator 6wt 7'10"

The 2 floating lines I use are a Wulff SWF saltwater line and a Wulff bass taper,both in 7wt.The rod will cast a 6wt SA GPX but not very good.I cant speak for any of the lines you mentioned but I...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-18-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By SkipS
Re: Redington predator for smallies and st criox high stick drifter

I cant help you with the SC but I do have a Predator,which is 7'10",not 7'.Its a pretty specialized rod but works very well for what its designed for.A sz 2 streamer would be no problem for that...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By SkipS
Re: Custom Sage Eddie Bauer Limited Edition LL 590-3

Here is my experience with Sage's warrenty.Three years ago I broke the tip section of my 890-4 RPL,a rod I had built 20+ years before.I sent it back to Sage and they matched it up with a new blank...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-07-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By SkipS
Re: Custom Sage Eddie Bauer Limited Edition LL 590-3

About 15 years ago the Eddie Bauer store where I lived got rid of all their rods and some other gear.They had 2 Sage RPL rods left,both marked "custom made for Eddie Bauer by Sage"and both rods,a 4wt...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-13-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By SkipS
Re: 9' 8-weight versus 11' 8-weight (switch)?

If this rod is going to be used for bonefish,redfish or any other situation where sight fishing is the norm,then you dont want a long switch rod.They are not used for accurate pin point casting.You...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By SkipS
Re: Glass rods ?

I own a handful of glass rods and enjoy them.They take me back to my roots as a kid.Much more forgiving than my graphite rods,although I love them too.For short line fishing,glass is superior to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-01-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fly fishing near around Rehoboth Beach, DE?

I wade the flats around the pier often and it can be good at times.Clousers and decievers will pick up trout,flounder,stripers,and blues.Later on the croakers show up but most are on the small side.I...
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