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Forum: Fly Rods 09-07-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,506
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Fly rod line rating, power, and action - an explanation.

F.E. Thomas was among the greatest designers/makers of cane rods. He made styles for every type of fishing and (almost) every pocketbook. His rods are still undervalued, IMO.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-07-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,506
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Fly rod line rating, power, and action - an explanation.

Jim,

I think that we place too much emphasis on casting "power" without tying it to practical applications. For example, if you have a very stiff progressive taper rod and wish to fish streamers,...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-06-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By overmywaders
Re: New gear vs old

It is also true that many of the cane fly rods being made today in the US are as good or better than any of the best of the rods made during the "Golden Age" of cane. The majority of the cane...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-31-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By overmywaders
Re: New gear vs old

Buying used fly rods requires a pretty steep learning curve. You need to know about the history of the rod fads before buying, IMO. For example, there was a trend in the mid-to-late 1960's to create...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-30-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,244
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Rod weights and Common Cents

In terms of a rod's action, the cane rod community has an advantage - the rod taper and stress curves. Looking at the rod's taper taken at 5" intervals you can determine stress curves and once you...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-30-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Loose bamboo tip

You can still buy Bohning Ferr-L-Tite which is a natural resin-based cement. It is sold among the fletchers' supplies now. See Bohning Ferr-L-Tite...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-30-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,244
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Rod weights and Common Cents

And brick-and-mortar fly shops are not as common as they once were.

However, there are several other factors that testing like Common Cents can't address - line diameter, suppleness, lubricants,...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-29-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,244
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Rod weights and Common Cents

It seems a little late to concern ourselves with the "line weight" of a rod, since apparently the line makers no longer conform to the AFTMA line weight standards anymore. :mad:

Also, we had...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-29-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Recommended Fly Line for a Slow/Moderate Slow Rod

I have found that each rod has a line that suits it according to the way you like to cast. So, you may try a Rio WF4 and exclaim with joy over the ease of casting; yet when your friend tries the same...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-27-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Maintaining a Silk Fly Line/ Bamboo wont seat

Regarding the silk line, first determine that it is silk, lots of oiled Nylon lines were sold. Hold a burning match to the end, if it is silk, there will only be ash, if it is Nylon, it will form a...
Forum: Flies 01-27-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By overmywaders
Re: 'Ol McGinty

I took my first fly-caught trout on a McGinty, dry. I was twelve and so excited that to bring the fish to hand I simply walked backwards in the cow pasture, ignoring the steps into fresh cow patties...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,467
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Tippet knots

The ligature knot looks interesting, but way more knot than I want on a trout leader. I can't remember the last time I lost a fish due to breakage at the knot. I have had tippets break after the fish...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,140
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Coyote fur.

Any cat loose in the wild is, IMO, feral. It may curl up in your lap at night, but when outdoors, it is killing songbirds with dispatch.

Regarding coyotes: as they migrated from west to east they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,467
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Tippet knots

I use a surgeon's knot for the whole leader. So far, no problems.
A surgeon's knot has two turns and a double-surgeon's has four, I can't imagine a triple surgeon's knot, that would be six turns in...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-15-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,601
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Camo fly line?

I wish I could still get the SA Aircel Supreme in Ivory. Those lines were thinner than the modern lines, cast beautifully, and were easy to follow.

I photographed ten floating flylines in...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-06-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Rod Action and Sensitivity on Small Rivers

I would want a 9' - 9.5' medium action cane rod. F.E. Thomas made some that I like, as did Leonard. Thomas would provide the same model in six different "speeds", my favorite for the stated streams...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,610
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Practicing Proper Catch and Release

Excellent presentation.
I would like to add a few words. Just because an angler releases his fish doesn't mean that hooking injuries causing infection won't kill that trout forty-eight hours later....
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Collecting as a result of fly fishing?

I have a severe case of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) which manifests itself in books on fly fishing, old fly reels - from the skeleton "60 yd" reels, through the Johnson Magnetics, old silk lines...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Fly tying question.....

No matter what pattern you start with, you will probably use more materials than necessary. For example, a hair wing on a bucktail - cut the amount of hair you think you need... then use only half of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,296
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Ethics question

I don't understand the issue. You didn't say it was catch and release only, so why not try for the biggest brute you can find and play him until you can get him in the net - or on shore. Kill the...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-20-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By overmywaders
Re: 9'6" rod too long?

It really depends on where you are fishing. For our open small rivers, I prefer a 9' to 10' rod. If I was struggling through brush between small pools on a tiny mountain stream, I might use just the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By overmywaders
Re: How to revitalize quills?

With glycerine add it to water. "A little dab will do ya"
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By overmywaders
Re: How to revitalize quills?

You might also add some glycerine (glycerol) to the water. The glycerine is hydrophilic - it takes up water - making the quills pliant for much longer, even after the quills "dry".
Forum: Fly Lines 12-17-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Fly to leader

If you whip a loop on the fly line, be sure to bring the thread at least 3/8" onto the single line - I would go 3/4". That decreases the hinging.

Or you can be lazy like me and just do a Jam knot...
Forum: Atlantic 12-09-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By overmywaders
Re: Frustration And Saddened Shame: A Historical Look At PEI's Fish Kills

You can blame the farmers and the government. The farmers are too lazy to do any contour plowing and the government has told them for years that all they need is to add more nutrients (read:...
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