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Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By Jackster
Re: Missleading Fly Line Names - Ignor Them

The Rio Competition Gold has a profile much closer to the SA Expert Distance than the standard Rio Gold.
I've gone through a few XD lines in teaching. The Optic Orange ED is about as visible a line...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Jackster
Re: Question about maxima leader material

Unless Maxima has seen the light, this could be because Maxima measures out larger than its stated diameter. It seems to me any leader material would be stronger if allowed to be .001-2" oversized.
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-11-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Jackster
Re: casting noise

brook rookie, use sound to improve your cast. Keep things quiet until the last part of the stroke then try to whip it to get that sound. That's the 'speed up and stop' you may have or will hear of...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By Jackster
Re: Looking for help selecting a 6 or 7wt for the C.I. Exam

When you decide on a rod (I tested with an old Scott S3 7 weight) make sure it works well for you in both short and long casts. Thank goodness your testing now when most manufacturers have caught on...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 02-01-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,358
Posted By Jackster
Re: it fly fishing?

I think this entire Tenkara deal is mainly a case of masterful marketing. If it's fly fishing because you use a fly, there no reason it can't be called fly fishing using any kind of rod as long as a...
Forum: Other Gear 02-01-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Jackster
Thumbs up Re: Net bags?

I'm sold. It's off with the old mesh bag and on with the new. Thanks all.

Ard, it was just a non-fishy year for me and since I wasn't fishing a whole lot the enthusiasm was washed out too. This...
Forum: Gear Reviews 01-31-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jackster
Re: Somerset Fly Fishing Show 2015 Tackle Observations

Great read S&S.
Did your Fishpond vest/pack come with a fly patch of any sort?
I recently got a Fishpond vest and was a little disappointed that it had no fly patch. I guess I'm just used to...
Forum: Other Gear 01-31-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Jackster
Re: Flycraft ? Anyone see this ?

Has anyone else noticed that the leaning bar is sort of downplayed? I'm not sure I can find a picture of it on the site. Not being graceful, without good leaning support I'll have to fish from shore.
Forum: Other Gear 01-31-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Jackster
Net bags?

Now that they've been out a while, what's the consensus of the ghost bags, gimmick or really a better product?
I'm not too concerned about spooking the fish with my old-school mesh bag but it is...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-31-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By Jackster
Re: Smallmouth on popper.

Floating for them in late summer when the trout are in stress from the heat and cold water is my favorite time to fish. The big ones will sip a popper like a trout and I get the biggest by floating...
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jackster
Re: The basics of a double haul

Silver, in the Prescott video, do you know who the 'he' is that Prescott continually mentions?
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Jackster
Re: WNC Fly Fishing Expo

If you bought a snack or drink one of our club members served you.
If you stopped at the FFF booth we may have met.
If you watched any of the casting demo's put on by the southeast council of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-03-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By Jackster
Re: G Loomis NRX - Which one?

Ouch! All this talk about the NRX and not a one anywhere near my area to test cast. When Steve was at an iFFF council festival earlier this year I could have driven darn near any of the NRX's. When I...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 11-27-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Jackster
Hardy Zenith swap?

I have a new 9', 6 weight, four piece Hardy Zenith Sintrix I would like to swap for an similar 5 or 8 weight rod.
This rod is virtually new except it was lawn cast a time or two. The Plastic is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 254,635
Posted By Jackster
Re: What have you been tying today?

Twisting up some smallie getters, came up with the Hegramax the other night. Tied some crayfish too to get the smallie boxes reloaded.
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 08-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Jackster
Re: Wanted: Norvise system

I went to a local kitchen remodeling store and asked if I could dumpster dive for some of the sink cutouts from countertops they install. These are usually just tossed out but can be repurposed as...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jackster
Re: Line recommendation

If only I could get my mitts on an NRX to sample before I drop the sizeable coin they're asking for them. There's not a dealer to be found even remotely near me and when I emailed G Loomis the...
Forum: Other Gear 07-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,741
Posted By Jackster
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

I went through a few float tubes then a canoe but once I tried a pontoon I never looked back and have no regrets.
With a kayak or canoe, aside from the ever-present knowledge that they can easily...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,106
Posted By Jackster
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

I have single foot guides on a number of rods. When I first started using them I did get some sort of harmonic from the guides then I figured out my line was too clean... squeaky clean you might say....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,106
Posted By Jackster
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

You did a whole lot right with this test. It was genius letting a group with a range of casting abilities do the tests. I sure would have liked to be a fly on the wall during that testing.
I get...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,758
Posted By Jackster
Re: 9', #5 Rods - master of nothing....

I must be doing it all wrong. If I'm off to a place I've not been and don't really know what sort of conditions to expect the 9', 5 wt. comes with me.
I really think it's the tool and the craftsman...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Jackster
Re: Finding a wader leak

That only makes sense. I've heard of people filling the whole wader with water. That is one heck of a load that waders just aren't designed for.
The alcohol method has always worked for me.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-04-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,349
Posted By Jackster
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"Yeah, as a matter of fact it is a brand new boat, can any of you guys tell when the tide comes up out here in Montana?"
Forum: Fly Rods 05-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By Jackster
Re: G.Loomis - A New Industry Standard?

No way would I count G Loomis out. bet G Loomis sells more conventional rods than all of the companies mentioned in this thread combined.
After being with Steve Rajeff at our iFFF fly fishing...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jackster
Re: The basics of a double haul

You're really hindering yourself if the line is dirty or sticky. Having the mass of a lot of line out and good momentum from a good and proper acceleration and stop will go a long way toward easing...
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