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Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly fishing without a hook

I imagine all of them :thumbsup:

Partridge used to sell a hook that they called "TAG" . An acronym for "touch and go"
Not only did it have an eye at the front of the shank as usual, but there was...
Forum: Flies Today, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Comparadun vs Parachute

A Haystack and Usual fan myself ;)


Q.. "hey what's that fly you're using ?"
A... "the Usual"
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly Rods and Power Lines

The fish in the first picture was caught just as the storm was rolling in :D

Hundreds if not thousands of 30" fish blitzing immature sea herring right up against the beach
You could reach down...
Forum: The Lodge Den Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Bag it or box it.

I've had a Sear's X-Cargo for years. They still make em, but there's plenty of used ones around.
It's surprising how much stuff fits in there.
... really handy for transporting a couple of wet...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion Yesterday, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Rip Tide
re: Stripping basket for kayak fishing

Okay, I'll go again as well

You can see my stripping basket in the picture below. But I never use it in my kayak.
When sitting, it would only be in the way. In fact when using the kayak as...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion 07-22-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Rip Tide
re: Stripping basket for kayak fishing

Good question
I posted twice in this thread and that wasn't my edit.
Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

We get a lot of beginners here, so I like to make it known that you don't need to be a pompous arse to fly fish
Consider it my mission.

If we meet on the water and I flash you a big smile, don't...
Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

This is directed at me so I'll respond

I've fly fished all my life so I know perfectly well that there's absolutely no need for gadgets such as fancy nippers
Back when I was young and foolish I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-20-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Rip Tide
Talking Like shooting fish in a barrel !

Anglers at Hampshire's River Avon complain of TOO MANY fish after 60,000 trout escape | Daily Mail Online...
Forum: Other Gear 07-19-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

It's not that involved
I have a conical sharpening stone that not even as fancy as the one pictured.

You close the blades of your nail clippers together and stoke them just as you might hone your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: A little reel help please... No pun intended!

That reel, like many others, is a Hardy clone.
Hopefully like this one

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n227/flyster101/102_1357.jpg
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-19-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Targeted Ads

For some reason, when the subject of "wipers", the white bass /striped bass hybred, is mentioned here, I get ads for Charmin toilet tissue :rolleyes:
In Spanish :eek:
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,070
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Pricing of Premium Rods and Equipment - Yikes!!

Fishing 4 or 5 days a week (in season) for 15 + straight years helped me to be a better fisherman.
It had absolutely nothing to do with the rods that I used

just sayin'
Forum: Other Gear 07-19-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

Yeah eventually, especially if you use them in saltwater
Your point ?
Forum: Other Gear 07-19-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

You know what I do when my 39cent nailclippers get dull ??


I sharpen them !!


(yes you can do that)


... and some of you that don't know me thought I was going to say "buy new ones"...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 694
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

Herter's catalogue 1977

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t598/PDNott/herters1_zpseksia3ct.jpg

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t598/PDNott/herters2_zpsbpembb7y.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 694
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

Glass rod specs. 1980

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t598/PDNott/glass80_zpsjdjuuige.jpg\

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/t598/PDNott/glass80-2_zpsgaizge2d.jpg
...
Forum: Other Gear 07-19-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 980
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

KoolAid comes in many flavors
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 694
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

My first fly rod was a POS 9' Japanese bamboo from a department store.
All of $3 back in 1964 :D
But I also own a South Bend #25. 7'6", 2/2 "Double Built" that went for $22 in 1939
That was a...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

The rod that use more than any other is a 8' Fenwick FF79.
An 8ft 6wt... it's all of 3 1/2 ounces
The other day I I was fishing a Fenwick FF80 which is a 8' 7/8wt.
Again not at all "too heavy"...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Popper Bodies VS Hook Size..Opinions.?

I make all my own popper heads, but there's one thing that I do that might be of interest to you.
Instead of tying the tail material to the hook shank, I glue it into a hole melted into the body.
I...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-18-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

There's a few retailers too
Rick's Rods (http://www.ricksrods.com/index.asp) is overpriced IMHO but he's the owner of the Phillipson brand
The Classic Fly Fisherman...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-18-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

Vintage

Phillipson (Orvis, LLBean, Abercrombie & Fitch)
Fenwick
JK Fisher (Scientific Anglers)
Lamiglas
StCroix (Cortland)
Berkley
Shakespeare (Wonderod)
Winston, Hardy, Scott, Leonard...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-18-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 608
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

So... it occurred to me that this might be a good time to weigh a couple of my glass rods which for some reason some people think are too heavy to use.

My 1967 W&M 6'6" Feather Light was 3 1/4...
Forum: Northeast 07-18-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: DIY Striper Fishing Late June.

The "super secret" location in the pictures ?
Will do !
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