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Forum: Fly Reels 07-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By rapman
Re: Okama SLV Reels

And it's still going strong! Landed many 30+" cats, carp and pike with it and no issues. Great value imo.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By rapman
Re: Kudos to Ross Worldwide

I'm more inclined to call these warranties 'insurance policies' since you typically have to pay a 'deductible' when you send a rod in for repairs. I recently had to replace a section of a Sage rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-23-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By rapman
Re: Orvis Recon line suggestions

thanks, guys. I'm kind of partial to Rio lines. I think I may start out with a Gold in 3 wt as an all-around line.

Everything I've read about these rods suggest they load up very well with very...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By rapman
Orvis Recon line suggestions

I'm soon to take possession of a 3 wt. Recon and am looking for input on line recommendations. The rod will be used for a variety of situations, from dry fly streams to Stillwater nymph and streamer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rapman
Re: Giving credit where due - Simms

Regular first class would likely be about $20 and take anywhere from 7-14 days. The added cost was shipping priority which took only 4 days, including a day the package was held up clearing Customs....
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rapman
Giving credit where due - Simms

I sent my G3 guide pants in to Simms 3 weeks ago for some alteration work. This was not a warranty issue, but simply having larger neoprene feet put on. The quoted cost for this service was $65. More...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 484
Posted By rapman
Re: Helping a spin casters go legit on C&R waters

That depends on how the regs are written. I've fished in multiple jurisdictions where it only matters what's tied on your line, not what's in your possession.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,172
Posted By rapman
Re: What Price... Honor?

He sounds like the kind of guy who would hit & run somebody with his drift boat.

Congrats on standing up to the bullying tactics.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By rapman
Re: Waders springing a slow leak already?

Does the alcohol trick works on all breatheables or only on goretex-lined waders?
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
Posted By rapman
Re: Fly Fishing Distractions....

A couple years ago, these two decided they wanted the piece of stream I was fishing. That was kinda distracting...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By rapman
Re: Epoxy/nail polish scent

If it were true trout are put off taking a fly because of the dot of cement or epoxy on it, hardware fishermen would never catch one.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By rapman
Re: TFO BVK 6wt fly line suggestions

If you can still find an SA Headstart, snap it up. It's half-weight heavy and has a short front taper, almost identical to SA's Bass taper. The BVK should work well with that.
Forum: Flies 04-28-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By rapman
Re: Synthetic Materials VS Buck Tail for Clousers

It's not a synthetic, but I sometimes tie my Clousers with Polar Bear fur instead of bucktail. Adds a nice shimmer to the fly, although I have no proof it outfishes the bucktail version.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By rapman
Re: TFO BVK 6wt fly line suggestions

I've got BVKs in 7 and 8 wt and use RIO Outbound on both. That combo works well for me for throwing the heavy stuff or punching into a wind.
Forum: Fly Lines 04-18-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By rapman
Re: Pike and Muskie line questions

I live over the border from Minnesota and have done some pike fishing. I'm a big fan of the Outbound Short lines. It's a great line for throwing the big flies and punching into the wind. One false...
Forum: Other Gear 04-05-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,717
Posted By rapman
Re: Sling Pack Recommendations

I don't understand why the majority of slings are designed to go over the right shoulder. As a right-handed caster - as most fly anglers are - I really don't want the added weight or bulk to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By rapman
Re: How to Fish with Hi-Vis Nymph Leader

Thanks for the info. Any recommendations on what kind or brand of paste floatant works best for these set-ups?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,057
Posted By rapman
Re: Orvis Customer Service

Can't ask for better than that!
Forum: Other Gear 03-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,204
Posted By rapman
Re: The Fly Fishing Lanyard - Pros/Cons

I'm a big fan of lanyards as well. I strolled the aisles of the local craft store and bought wood beads and a length of leather 'rope' (approx shoelace width), added some snap swivels and had a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,986
Posted By rapman
Smartphone apps

Curious what fly fishing apps folks have on their phones. I've got tapatalk for the forum and a couple knot apps, but that's about it. Anybody have any recommendations?
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By rapman
Re: Fenwick Aetos - has anyone seen it yet?

A quick look at Sage's dealer network shows they have, by very rough count, about 1,000 dealers worldwide. I think the notion of a few craftspeople lovingly spinning enough Ones or Circas (along with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,006
Posted By rapman
Re: Popular flies you don't like?

I always have a few in the box, occasionally tie it on, but the Royal Coachman just doesn't do it for me.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 03-02-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,369
Posted By rapman
Re: March 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Jim misunderstood when invited to fish the Rusty spinner hatch.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By rapman
Re: Fishing report???

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not a fan of internet hotspotting.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,227
Posted By rapman
Re: Tips for giudes... Please read

I assume some guides are independent contractors who get booked through a shop. I'm curious what the shop's cut is for these arrangements.
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