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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Newbie With lots fo questions

I would definitely keep the rod and use it for now and upgrade when you can if you feel you need it. Unless you only like to catch monster trophy bass, the smaller ones will fight just as hard on...
Forum: Other Gear 09-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,795
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: durability felt vs rubber?

I'm also looking to get a new pair of boots after the felt soles on my cheap basspro boots came off completely. I'm sure it's just the quality of the boot, but it's making me not want to go with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Oh great, here comes a new addiction.

Yeah thanks, found that site a few days ago and it helped get me started. It's amazing how many different techniques there are.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By SCflyguy
Oh great, here comes a new addiction.

I've just entered the dark side and started furling my own leaders. I guess tying flies and actually fishing wasn't taking up enough of my time. But man, that is a cool concept. The possibilities...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-12-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Help with rod ID

Thanks mosca, I'll test it out and check. I'm pretty sure it's full flex as I can definitely feel it bend through the handle on a full cast.

Rip Tide, I'm sure your right now I remember it being...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-12-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By SCflyguy
Help with rod ID

I have an old Orvis rod that I inherited from my grandfather and I can't figure out much about it as far as the series or action. The only marking on the blank other than weight and length is the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-10-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,161
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Greatest Bream Fly

I've been hitting the bream pretty hard all summer and using them to test out new patterns that I'm working on for my less frequent trout trips. Overall, I've had the best results with standard soft...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: 5wt reel

I guess I must use protection cuz my wife still hasn't caught the bug despite all my efforts.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-09-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,386
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Hooks

If I were buying hooks for the first time, starting from scratch, I would probably go for some #14 dry fly hooks, 2x strong nymph/wet hooks sz. 12-14, and some long shank 4x long streamer/long nymph...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-09-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,369
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: East Fork Chattooga Fishing

Actually the East fork feeds into the Chattooga a little north of Burrells Ford. You can get to it from Burrells Ford by taking Burrells Ford Rd. into SC toward 107 and turn left at the main road. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,369
Posted By SCflyguy
East Fork Chattooga Fishing

Just got back from a weekend in the mountains and some great trout fishing. I look forward to these trips like you wouldn't believe 'cause I'm addicted to trout, but only get up to fish them about 4...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Your Fly Fishing Adventure Story

I remember this one trip I was fishing a nice little stream in a gorge and had to do quite a bit of rock hopping to get anywhere. Wading boots aren't exactly the best for getting traction on steep...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-02-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,542
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: What do you tie for?

Not being anywhere near a flyshop to buy suitable materials, I have become adept at being creative with fly patterns using found and unconventional materials. I tie most based on patterns but never...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Can a fly be too good?

Thanks for the tips. I did switch from a 14 to an 8, caught the bigger fish, still swallowed them but it was easier to remove because of a longer shank. I've started tying my SH's on longer hooks. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By SCflyguy
Can a fly be too good?

I was testing out some soft hackles that I had just tied up in the local bream hole and realized that it was a dynamite pattern. The problem was that 90% of the fish completely swallowed the fly. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,416
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: End Antism now! or Junk patterns?

Ants rule!!! I don't care what people think of a particular fly. They can throw what they want, and I'll throw what I know will catch fish. I probably have 4 or 5 different patterns of ant in my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Lubing a reel

I would avoid WD-40 on any of the reel's inner workings. It has a tendency to de-grease parts that already have enough lube. I would recommend a thick marine type grease for gears/spool shaft area,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-02-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By SCflyguy
The thing I would worry about is sanitation. ...

The thing I would worry about is sanitation. Bird feathers are probably going to have mites and other parasites on them so you need to come up with a way to disinfect it. A good spray of lysol may...
Forum: Forum Polls 08-01-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,958
Posted By SCflyguy
Do you buy or tie?

Of the flies that you fish with, what percentage do you tie yourself? Seems like fly fishing and fly tying go hand in hand.

I've been tying for about 10 yrs and haven't bought a fly since. Just...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-31-2009, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By SCflyguy

There's nothing like a stimulator to draw a strike when there is no apparent hatch, but in the fast running streams where I fish, all the gink in the world couldn't keep my flies from going under. ...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-31-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By SCflyguy
Here's one I tied a while back. ...

Here's one I tied a while back.

Hook: long shank streamer hook sz.1-2/0
Thread: White
Eyes: Lead dumbbell
Fins: White Marabou...
Forum: Forum Polls 07-29-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,326
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: What knot do you tie your fly on with?

anyone else use a turle knot? I haven't had any problems with it, but after reading this I'll probably switch to the Davy.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-28-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By SCflyguy
Re: Realistic flies that crawl and fly away

Those are amazing.

Here's another cool site with some great tutorials.

Realistic Flies - Fly Tying and Dressing Dragonfly Stonefly Mayfly...
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