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Forum: Fly Reels 10-03-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 146
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Okuma SLV 7/8 vs 8/9.

I dont think there will be a noticeable difference in the weight, I'd go with the larger size reel for the extra room
Forum: Fly Lines 09-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 770
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Hand-tied tapered leaders

try using the surgeons knot instead of the blood knot, it uses less line to tye the knot
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By zug buggin
Re: World Fly Fishing Tournament

I fish to get away from all the things that a competition brings to the river
Forum: Saltwater Articles 08-23-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By zug buggin
Ft Lauderdale help

My job is sending me to work in Ft Lauderdale for 3 weeks. I know freshwater bass fishing but want to get into salt/brackish water. I've got a TFO TiCr 8wt but dont have access to a boat so it'll be...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-23-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,176
Posted By zug buggin
Re: What is Scientific Anglers doing with their fly lines?

The older Orvis Gen 3 line now the Orvis Hydros lines are all I use for floating WF trout lines for me it kicks RIO golds butt
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 785
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Required to fence or post private property?

It doesn't matter here in Georgia, private property is private property. It doesn't matter if posted & fenced or not it's trespassing, in fact you must have written permission from the owner
Forum: Member Introductions 08-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By zug buggin
Re: New guy from Atlanta

Welcome Griffen
West of Atlanta here, you chasing bass or trout? Give me a PM if you have any questions
Forum: Southeast U.S. 08-08-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Fathers day fly fishing trip advice for Georgia

Other than the pellet fed pigs in the private pay spots the best river to get a guide on is the Toccoa outside of Elijay. Southeastern Anglers is the one to book a trip thru, 1- 866-558-7688. I've...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By zug buggin
Re: 9 foot vs 8 1/2 foot 5 weight?

9' ros will make it easier to control line on the water, mending, highsticking ect
Forum: Forum Polls 08-04-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Sage Approach or Sage Response

The rods are different actions, the Approach is a medium fast the Response is a fast action. The feel of these rods will be very different, this can get very involved as to which action is preferred...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-31-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Orvis Superfine Carbon 7'4wt have a question

The Superfine Carbon is a medium action rod by design, underlining it would create a medium fast to fast action rod. I think you would lose what that rod was designed for which is soft presentations...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By zug buggin
Re: How to get past fingerling trout

WOW Thats one aggressive little fish
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By zug buggin
Re: How to get past fingerling trout

big fish many times prefer big flies, did you try something different? Large stonefly type nymph ie: something a little bigger than what theses guys are going after or a larger streamer. Seems to me...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-28-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Entry level reels?

Okuma reels are head and shoulders the best reel for a low price and are very functional for small and medium fish, they just don't carry much weight when fishermen start brand name dropping about...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-21-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Crayfish patterns for trout?

look in the corner of his mouth (
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By zug buggin
Re: How many rods do you have?

I've got more than I can use but I'm always keeping an eye out for a good deal

Winston Ibis 9' 4wt
TFO Finesse 7'9"4wt
St CROIX Avid 9' 5WT
TFO Finesse 8'9"'5wt
SAGE SP 6wt my favorite
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Most likely a dumb question...

This is bad advice, you never know when a big boy is going to strike, it doesnt take but a second or two to get the line on the reel so when the big boy is on it will be natural and without thought....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-09-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Orvis Superfine Carbon

I have been saving for Superfine Carbon for a while now
here is the spec sheet from Orvis if it helps
Forum: Fly fishing FAQs 07-07-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,055
Posted By zug buggin
Re: How do you fish a wolly booger?

It cant be fished wrong, i've caught trout fishung it under a large indicator in very fast water, hanging just above the water while the rod was sitting in a parked drift boat unmaned, while tangled...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-29-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By zug buggin
Re: New rod under $200

I would think the St Croix Imperial would be too fast action since he specified a medium fast action, my St Croix suggestion would be the AVID. St Croix lists it a medium fast action but I think its...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,416
Posted By zug buggin
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,099
Posted By zug buggin
What was your first fly rod? and why fly fishing?

My first fly rod was a Cortland GF 1000 8' 5wt I bought in 1985,
it was a serviceable rod with a adequate reel loaded with Cortland 333 line A buddy and I had gotten so cocky with a spinning rod...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Setup for nymphing

I have several small stream rods but here lately I've been going against the grain of conventional thinking. I have stopped taking my 7' rod in favor of my 9' 4wt. The streams I fish are too brushy...
Forum: Fly Patterns 06-22-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By zug buggin
Re: Minny Skinny Stonefly

When I first glanced at the pic I dismissed it as one of the plastic pre made stoneflys, I'm glad I looked again great job with those legs
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By zug buggin
Re: How do you choose?

as a beginner you've got a long way to go to develop your style of casting. My advice is to go with medium/medium fast actions, they are way more forgiving to a novice learning to cast, this will...
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