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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-16-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By joshw
Re: First attempt for carp this year.

Looks to be a silver carp.
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 04-12-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By joshw
Re: Wtb fish cat or fat cat

You want a Fish Cat 4 Deluxe, Super Fat Cat or Prowler. Thes have inflatable seats and are much nicer to fish out of for long periods of time. I'll have to look in my garage, as I may have an extra...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By joshw
Re: Stillwatershop

Same here, I ordered an item from them and received a call two days later informing me that the "instock item" was not available anymore. I try and get all my items from my local flyshops even if...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By joshw

****Rod is sold****
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By joshw
Re: What is the best bug spray/repellant?

Thermacells work good as stated as long as winds are down. I also treat clothing with sawyers permethrin and carry sawyers jungle juice for when all else fails. The exception to these rules is...
Forum: Other Gear 03-28-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By joshw
Re: Korkers Redside boots

I have a pair and they have not proved to be very durable. I have had issues with the laces breaking, material lace eyelets ripping, and boot material itself tearing. The soles and interchangable...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,285
Posted By joshw
Re: Loomis.....losing fans and market share?

Simply put, Loomis lost a lot of customers when they started changing warranty on products the sell and have been sold in the past under the Loomis name. They changed all the lines of rods and now...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By joshw
Re: buying a 6 wt

Most 6 wt. rods with a fighting butt come with a full wells grip. It depends if you favor the full wells or a western style grip that often comes on rods without the fighting butt.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By joshw
please delete

Please delete.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By joshw
Re: Your wallets are going to hate me

Thanks! I ordered a pair of silver mirror Costas. I have had the copper in the past and they were nice for all around trout fishing but have wanted to try the silver mirror ones.
Forum: Fly Reels 03-18-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By joshw
Re: Need your opinion...

It is a very nice quality reel. The drag should be fine. I would suggest you call Tibor directly and ask what they recommend for the drag.
Forum: Fly Reels 03-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By joshw
Re: Ross FlyStart #3 (5-7wt) and BVK?

I fish on the fox and kankakee quite often. A seven weight is a good all around rod for those rivers. For an inexpensive reel I recommend a ross flyrise 3. It is a nice reel for the money with an...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 03-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By joshw

For sale a TFO BVK 9' 4pc. 7wt. in very good conditon. The rod comes with the bag from TFO and a blank warranty card. **Sold to Bloomagoo** to a US address. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By joshw
Re: Thought Rods

7.5' 3wt Diamondglass as well as the 8' 4wt Diamondglass from Diamondback (the black blank original models) just about cast themselves for me.
Forum: Other Gear 03-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By joshw
Re: Sunglasses

Costas have proven to be the most durable for me with excellent lense clarity (on 580 glass models). I like Costas green mirror/amber lense. This year I plan on trying a pair of Smith's with...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By joshw
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

Partial mirror carp are what is pictured in this thread with the few big scales. Smooth carp with out the few "Mirror" sclaes would be full leather carp. A true full mirror would be entirely or...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By joshw
Re: First carp of 2014 for me

Are partial mirror carp common on your system? It seems like most mirror's partial mirror carp don't get as large as full scale common carp.
Forum: Flies 03-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By joshw
Re: McMurderer?

I fished a lot of canadian pike on fly in lakes in Sask. and Manitoba. Early (june) fish were all over black leech patterns and bright pink leech patterns. Other colors had there days but if you are...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By joshw
Re: 4wt line choices

I have become a fan of rio lines. I used to use all S.A. lines and my favorites were mastery XPS for the 4wt size. I had something happen where I destroyed the coating on a section of line and in a...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By joshw
Re: Fly Reel under $100

I believe it is a sealed drag on the flyrise like most of Ross's other reel. I know it is listed a maintenance free drag and is rated for use in fresh/saltwater.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By joshw
Re: Rotary Vice Functionality

I tie mostly streamers and use the rotary function on most flies now. It took me a couple of months of having myself use the rotary feature when I first got a rotary vise. Now I find myself reaching...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By joshw
Re: What are your top 5 bass patterns?

1. Tequeely 2. Circus peanut 3.Shannon's streamer 4.Gartside gurgler 5.Home invader. These were my best smallmouth bass patterns last year.
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,516
Posted By joshw
Re: Fish beautiful locations

Northern Wisconsin Superior shoreline river.
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,500
Posted By joshw
Re: Your Most Beautiful Fish?
Forum: Other Gear 03-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,455
Posted By joshw
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

I finally got to take a look at the Simms Vapor boot at a shop yesterday. This will be the boot I purchase this year. It feels light and looks very well constructed. I think this will be a winner for...
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