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Forum: Northeast 08-20-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Freshwater setup

If you are interested in a medium action 4-piece rod with a lifetime warranty, Allen Fly Fishing has their 6wt Compass rod and ATS real as a "Deal of the Week" for only $160.
Compass Rod Series...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 08-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,624
Posted By dakotakid
Re: August Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Fly fishing with overzealous entomologists.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 577
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Beginner Rod & Reel Outfit

If you are new to the sport and not sure what you like (rod action - fast, medium, slow, etc), the best thing you can do is either try someone else's gear, or go to a fly shop and cast several rods,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Need an 8wt rod that won't break the bank

If you really want to save, try the Brookside fly rod for only $100.
Brookside Fly Rod 9' 8 WT 4piece New | eBay...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Testing Kayaks for Flyakking

Good point on the lack of scupper holes on the Native Ultimate. A better option in their product line may be the Native Slayer, which does have them.

Kayaks...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 585
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Testing Kayaks for Flyakking

Also check out the Native Ultimate Angler (Kayaks (http://www.nativewatercraft.com/m.boat.cfm?id=9)). Rented one while on vacation in Islamorada, FL and liked it a lot. Had no problem standing to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 660
Posted By dakotakid
Re: A beginner with a question?

FYI

Tuesday Tip: How to Use a Tippet Ring (and, Perhaps, Join the Dark Side) | Orvis News...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 660
Posted By dakotakid
Re: A beginner with a question?

I almost exclusively use furled leaders. Joni and other sources supply them with a tippet ring, which you tie your tippet material to. You can also use tippet rings with conventional tapered...
Forum: Other Gear 07-16-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,271
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

Joni,

I'm on the fence regarding the Fuzion and would like to hear more about your experiences with it. I was previously set on buying a kayak, but the low weight of the NFO pontoons is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-16-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Online tying matrials

Hooks and beads from Allen Fly Fishing (good prices and free shipping).
Other fly tying materials usually from Casters online fly shop because their prices are reasonable and also provide free...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-07-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Casting distance, expectations

+1 regarding ejsell's comments.

I do a lot of LMB fishing both with fly and with spinning gear. In either case, we catch most of our bass right tight up to shore or next to weed lines. That's...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,115
Posted By dakotakid
Re: How to evaluate the risk of Smaller-sized Companies?

As long as a vendor allows me to return a product if it doesn't meet my needs, that's good enough for me to give them serious consideration. After I've gotten plenty of use from a product,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 410
Posted By dakotakid
Re: I love this forum, and I need your help

I'd help you, but so far I've managed to survive without Facebook. Good luck!
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By dakotakid
Re: NFO Drifter

Looks like a fun option. Is it as stable to stand in as it looks?

Possible down-side is that it might be hard to control in wind because it rides so high in the water. But then if it's real...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By dakotakid
Re: 7wt line on a 6 wt reel

At those line weights, the reel's main function is to hold line. Only downside that I'm aware of is that you won't be able to fit as much backing on the reel with the heavier weight line, which...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Rod Warranty

It should be noted that the $30 charge includes shipping. I broke a tip and instead of sending back the entire rod, I ordered a new tip. To my surprise, the replacement tip section arrived two days...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Recent trip to the boundary waters northern Minnesota

Great photos! Looks like you had great weather.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,269
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Best nippers?

I've used nail clippers and cheaper nippers, but was finally satisfied with the William Joseph nippers. They are excellent quality, easy to hold (even with wet, cold hands) and available for a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-04-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By dakotakid
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,815
Posted By dakotakid
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Persistence: Take a sick day and see the boss on the water, but still press on.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-01-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,815
Posted By dakotakid
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Keeping a low profile while sneaking up on the big ones.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Long time Fisherman...New to the Fly

It would be easier to answer if we new how much you are willing to spend and if you've had enough of a chance to try casting a fly line to determine what rod action (fast, med-fast, etc.) you prefer....
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Is it just me?...

It's slow for me also, but not consistently. For example, two days ago it was so so I wasn't willing to wait and did other things. It was much better yesterday and even better yet today. I almost...
Forum: Flies 04-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Please help!!!! Emergency!!!!!

Assuming you still have the list he put together, if you share that, they should be able to match up names with the remaining flies.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-19-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,184
Posted By dakotakid
Re: April Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Wha da ya mean you mean I talk too much!
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