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Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By mbchilton
Re: who sells most rods and reels?

I can't find the source now (I believe it was an AFFTA commissioned report from Southwick), but I remember reading that Ross owned 37% of the reel market in dollars. No one else was close. This was...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Ross CLA discontinued????

I believe they are just updating the model, not discontinuing it altogether.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Small Fly Fishing Companies

??? Not following.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Small Fly Fishing Companies

I wasn't a big fan at first either, but now I'm thinking about picking up a few pieces. Smithfly does actually make rod and reels...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By mbchilton
Small Fly Fishing Companies

Who are the small fly fishing companies not many people have heard of yet? Not that I don't like Simms, Sage, Orvis, Ross, etc, but I'm curious what else there is. Are there more brands like...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-15-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Iowa fly fishing spots

There are opportunities to fish rivers and streams in central Iowa, but you have to get creative. Most of the small creeks in Des Moines and the suburbs hold chubs, bluegill, carp, catfish, and other...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 03-09-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By mbchilton
Re: TU North Bear Event

Art from:
Bad Axe Design (https://jonathan-marquardt.squarespace.com/)
Tightlines Studio (http://tightlinestudio.com/)
SW Huffman...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 03-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By mbchilton
TU North Bear Event

If you're in Iowa, check out the art exhibit fundraiser at Jasper Winery on March 14. From the Facebook Event Page:

Come support Iowa trout streams, and have a good time. We'll have 25-30 pieces...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,482
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

Saw this the other day on their website and had the same thought. A $1000 rod is not in the cards presently, but it's attainable.


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Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,572
Posted By mbchilton
Re: What companys are fully made in america?

Almost all, or maybe all, rod companies use some foreign components. Is there an American supplier/manufacturer of guides?
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Im a beginner to Steelhead nymphing. Need some advice

Topic reminds me of this video. Some bad language at the end, but I thought it was hilarious and I don't even fish for steelhead.
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Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Importance of snow out west?

Iowa is tiled farmland. Snow melt is quickly drained by tile lines from the land and finds its way to either the Missouri or Mississippi. The only thing a heavy snow pack means in Iowa is more...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Eagle claw featherlight fly rods

Random question, but does anyone know if this rod was ever made domestically?


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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-26-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,316
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Your Most Beautiful Fish?

Terrible picture, but you get the idea.

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Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 01-26-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Euro nymphing rod

Echo has a reasonably priced euro nymph rod. I own the 10' #3, but haven't used it enough to give a recommendation yet.


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Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,195
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

I haven't cast a lot of rods, but an 8' #4 Winston b2x is my go to. I wouldn't change one thing about it.


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Forum: Great Lakes Region 01-23-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Wisconsin Opener 2015 Planning

Panther Martins.

Those are some pretty harsh accusations itch.

By the way, DTA isn't Len's forum.


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Forum: Warmwater Articles 01-23-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,424
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

A 4 weight rod will be more than enough for bluegill. No reason for you to get a 6 weight. Plenty of reel options in that range to meet your needs. The Lamson Konic is a popular choice. I'd consider...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

The 14 mile canyon section they float is class II and class III rapids. It is a wilderness area, but my 65 year old friend didn't have any trouble floating last July. He thought it was pretty...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-18-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

Check out Black Canyon Anglers. They float the black canyon of the Gunnison. A friend of mine floated it last year and had a blast. Another friend used to manage the place. My TU chapter is going...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,669
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

@Rip

Sorry you feel that way. I don't mean to stir the pot, but I respectfully disagree.

You don't think the story is a little fishy? Maybe he is telling the truth. If he is, that's a really...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,669
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

How did you know what those rods were if you don't fish? Sorry for the lack of trust, but I'm skeptical of this story.


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Forum: Fly Rods 01-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,006
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

TCO fly shop has a good looking rod rental program. Never used it, but I've been tempted. Cam at Fiberglass Manifesto has an incredible rod trial program for fiberglass rods. Just pay $15 shipping....
Forum: Fly Rods 01-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,006
Posted By mbchilton
Re: 2015 Yellowstone Angler 5-Weight Shoot-Out

The 5 weight shootout is to determine the best all around rod. They're looking for the rod that performs the best in several different areas. For myself, and many other anglers, I don't care to have...
Forum: Driftless Region 01-04-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By mbchilton
Re: Driftless area guide recommendations.

You're about an hour south of The Driftless Angler in Viroqua. Stop by or call for a report. You're also very close to Iowa. Here's a guide I wrote for trout fishing in Iowa....
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