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Forum: Fly Reels 08-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By rockthief
Re: Ideas on a new setup

Welcome, and jaybo is right on. Can't lose with those fine Hardy reels.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By rockthief
Re: Old reels needed for Boy Scouts

PM me your mailing address and I will send you several reels with lines

Paul
Forum: Fly Lines 07-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By rockthief
Forum: Fly Reels 07-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By rockthief
Re: G Loomis Venture 5 reels

I believe that reel is/was made by Shimano. Perhaps they can help.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By rockthief
Re: Not enough backing?

itchmesir has it right

you've spent a lot of $ on gel spun you don't need
Forum: Fly Reels 06-08-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By rockthief
Re: Old reel hard to seat on new Hardy rod

It is really frustrating to find a nice visual match only to find that the reel will not fit the seat. The Hardy ribbed reel feet are a bugger to fit several of my rods. Before you fire up you...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By rockthief
Re: Reel maintenance.

Grease on the gears. I also put a tiny bit under the pawls.

Oil on spindle, spool latch if there is one, a bit at the drag mechanism (in the reel), drag adjustment screw shaft if there is one. A...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By rockthief
Re: Help identifying fly reel spools

I agree. OVer time I have seen thousands of reels and so my memory is quite full. So you have two votes for the Trion
Forum: Fly Reels 05-09-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By rockthief
Re: What reel?

Looks like a reel made by BFR after they were bought and moved to China. A guess.
Forum: Fly Swap 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,854
Posted By rockthief
Re: Foam Fly Swap for 2014

I am going to skate a few of these in shallow river water,maybe thru a riffle, and see what happens. Glad I joined. THanks to all of you.
Forum: Fly Reels 05-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By rockthief
Re: My reel dilemma

find another 370 on ebay or buy an Okuma SLV
Forum: Fly Rods 04-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By rockthief
Re: 100 dollar rod

Excellent! What blank is it built on?
Forum: Fly Reels 04-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By rockthief
Re: Shimano Freestone

Shimano makes the Loomis Venture (Adventure) reels. Are they the same?
Forum: Fly Reels 04-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By rockthief
Re: Question: suggestions for affordable fly reels

That Bean Pocket water s a nice reel for 99$. I have never liked the appearance of the Orvis Battenkill but for some people appearance does not matter. Okuma SLV is great for the price. Like the...
Forum: Fly fishing FAQs 04-23-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By rockthief
Re: beginner confusion on how to properly use leader and tippet

hey Drummer, welcome to the forum. Buy yourself a copy of The Curtis Creek Manifesto. It is the best book for new fly fishers. I read my twice a year. You will be glad you bought it. Cheers!
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Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,047
Posted By rockthief
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

no rod is a best rod and that is the answer

for what you posted I would go with a 8-9 rod like the FlyLogic

there are scores of rods that would work

will you have the chance to cast various...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-16-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By rockthief
Re: Suisitna Dam Project.

I want to vomit on his shoes
Forum: Fly Swap 04-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,854
Posted By rockthief
Re: Foam Fly Swap for 2014

Easy Migraine Hopper

Sadly these are named for a good reason. I tied a very simple fly because it's all I could do since the migraine has been so bad. It will catch fish for sure.

-...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By rockthief
Re: Taylor Fly Fishing

Before they build rods I hope they get their reel inventory in place. It's been months they've been out of some colors. I gave up. Hope they fix the situation and enjoy success because the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By rockthief
Re: Am I over thinking this?

If it pleases you then fish with it. That is all that matters. I sometimes fish with a Kineya reel on a Berkley fiberglass rod. Have fun!
Forum: Fly Swap 04-03-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,854
Posted By rockthief
Re: Foam Fly Swap for 2014

got my prototypes tied so just need to decide which one to go with.

Now do I want pink, black, yellow grasshoppers? :D
Forum: Fly Reels 03-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By rockthief
Re: Fly reel

pawls are triangular shapes (usually metal) that bear against the toothed gear on the spool

discs are just that, a circular disc against which pressure is made for drag - you can find many...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By rockthief
Re: Vintage Reel for a vintage rod...

for a Medalist, yes the 1495

For a Condex I think 3 1/2" or a Pridex as well

I'm thinking...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Business Classifieds 03-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 74,865
Posted By rockthief
Re: Allen Fly Fishing - Product Discounts

You are surely not dumb. The email thing does not mention a newsletter but it seemed it was the only possibility. Cheers!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By rockthief
Re: Fly tying bobbins.

I am fond of the S&M Bobbin. If I was to give away all of my other ones I would replace them with the S&M. It is so easy to adjust thread pressure and the grip in hand is just right.

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