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Forum: Fly Rods 08-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By SkipS
Re: Bonefish rod.

I don't fish for bonefish but I do fish the salt almost daily so take this for what its worth.I have a Sage RPL that has seen many years of SW fishing and it was a very popular rod in its day and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By SkipS
Re: Most likely a dumb question...

I never ever try to put a fish on the reel.If the fish is strong enough,he will put himself on the reel.This goes for SW fish as well as FW fish.I cant tell you how many fish I have lost over the...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 06-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By SkipS
Scott/Orvis

1 Scott STS 10wt 3pc rod ex/cond...$225.00
2 Orvis SSS reel 9/10 A/R LHW only with x/spool some rash on 1 spool otherwise ex/cond...$225.00
$400.00 for both includes shipping in conus check or mo...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By SkipS
Re: New to Bass Fishing

I bass fish from a canoe often and I use 6wt rods uplined with a 7wt line.My leader preference is a straight piece of 15# mono 6' long.This turns poppers over easy and its tough enough to horse fish...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Rod

I spent years wading the Potomac River for SMB and my go to rod was a Sage 690-4 RPL.That rod has caught everything in fresh and salt.I now prefer a SW 6wt for LMB and light SW fishing.Uplined with a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth rod Help.

The line you pick is more important than the rod.I used to fish the Potomac with a 6wt and never had any problems.If you need to,its easy to upline a 6wt rod with a 7wt line.I do it all the time for...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

Just make sure to wipe the back of the plate and the reel frame with a dry rag or tissue.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

I don't own the Teton reels but I do have the sister reel,the J Ryall.Never had any issues with mine in the cold.Make sure there is no moisture behind the clicker plate or the spool will bind up.The...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fly Rod Length: does it matter?

I fish both SW and FW and I much prefer a shorter rod for both.I have a couple of 8'8" rods that are great casters and I lose nothing not having a 9' rod.Even the short sub 8' bass rods can cast as...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod help

If you already have an 8wt I would also opt for a 6wt.I cant speak for the rods mentioned but I have a Sage 690 RPL that has caught everything in both fresh and saltwater.A used RPL is in your budget...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,839
Posted By SkipS
Re: Sage RPL fly rod

I have 2 RPL's,a 6wt and an 8wt and that rod is perfect for your needs.I fish my 6wt in both fresh and saltwater and it handles fairly large flies and is easily uplined to a 7wt.My 6wt has probably...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By SkipS
Re: Shortening a Fly Line

Just cut your line to 90' and keep all your backing.This is a common practice and ive done it many times.Just make sure you cut it off running line and not off the front taper.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod weight question

I cant speak for NC & TN trout but your 6wt would be ideal for river SM & LM.I fish a 6wt in FW and SW daily,its my favorite weight rod.Its also a favorite weight for large,trophy trout.It will...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By SkipS
Re: Using heavier line question

I fish the Fenwick 806 and it does well with either a 6wt or 7wt line.Fished it last night with a 6wt SA GPX line but I prefer a 6wt Clouser line.For bigger flies I will use a 7 with no...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fresh and saltwater rod?

If your only going to get 1 rod then definitely go with an 8wt.Yeah,an 8 is overkill for most LMB but it allows you to throw most any bass fly you want.It will handle just about all FW fish and about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By SkipS
Re: New fly rod.

You might want to consider one of the short bass rods from Redington or Ross.I have a 6wt Redington Predator and its really a 7wt but casts nicely.Just a fun rod to fish poppers with.I have heard...
Forum: Other Gear 07-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,297
Posted By SkipS
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

It all depends on which craft you enjoy using.Im a canoe guy and have an Oldtown Pack solo canoe.Its 12ft and 33lbs and easy to throw in my pu truck.Its nothing to launch in any pond or lake and...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By SkipS
Re: Airflo 6wt flyline

Line sold,thanks Zeus87.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By SkipS
Airflo 6wt flyline

Airflo bass/musky wf6f line.fished 1 time $35 shipped.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,339
Posted By SkipS
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I can also recommend an Orvis 7'11" 4wt rod.I still have mine that I bought back in 1982 and its just a sweet rod to fish.It should do everything you want for a 4wt.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

Runningfish,I don't own the Shorestalker.I just threw that out as an option as a shorter rod.The Predator works very well but I keep going back to my 8'8 6wt" Scott Heliply.Its a much nicer rod to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

G Loomis Shorestalker is 8'6" and is around $350.I also have the Redington Predator but I get tired of fishing it.I tried the TFO mini-mag but the 6-8 rod needed at least an 8wt line to make it work...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Bass Fly Line

Another vote for the SA GPX.Just a great all purpose wf line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By SkipS
Re: What length bass leader

I just go with a 6ft piece of #15 mono.My bass fishing usually involves stumps and lily pads so if I hang up a popper in that stuff,I like to get it back.Besides,bass are not leader shy so theres no...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt freshwater to a saltwater setup???

I fish a 6wt almost daily in both FW and SW.For the salt I prefer to throw a 7wt intermediate line but also use a floater as well as sinking and sink tip lines.My leader for the floater is usually...
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