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Forum: Fly Rods 12-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By fr8dog
Re: A couple rods popular for sale

With all due respect, are these folks legit? I've not seen this site before and there's a couple things I'm looking at. I'm pretty sure if you guys post it up, it's OK. Just ease my mind.
Forum: Pacific Southwest 11-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By fr8dog
Re: SoCal Surf @ El Segundo

Thanks for the info. Did a bunch of reading and think I've got a plan. However, as with any plan, reality and schedulers have a way of screwing it up. The powers that run my life have now decided...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Two Free Kindle Books for Today

Thanks for putting these up! I just got done reading the one by John Dyer about South Africa. Good Lord, I laughed so much at his stories I think the guy sitting next to me on the airplane must...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Question: dry flies, wet flies, nymphs or streamers

While I'm not able to answer your question, I have to commend you for taking time to teach her. Hopefully she'll catch on enough to enjoy this sport. What a self confidence booster that would be. ...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 11-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By fr8dog
SoCal Surf @ El Segundo

I may have a couple weekends free next month to play on the sand. Was down there this past Sat and walked from the hotel. I go straight down Grand. Looked pretty nice and was ticked that I didn't...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Saltwater Fly Rod

I have a TFO ticrx in a 9. Good stick for @ $250. It's a bit on the heavy side, but darn near indestructible. I like it.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By fr8dog
Re: How many 8 weights are enough?

My 8wt sw rod that I am comfortable with is a TFO TICRX 8. I like it. I travel a lot. My back up is......TFO TICRX 8. I don't want a change up if something happens while I'm on the road.
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-29-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By fr8dog
Re: tippet knots

The wonderful "wind knot" is a problem for everyone. As you get more experience you'll have fewer, but chit happens,

Don't ever try to fish with one. Change out the tippet. If it hasn't...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Colorado Walleye questions

OK. I live in Oklahoma, not exactly the walleye destination one would think of, but we have lakes that have some good populations of the tasty critters. I go early, before sunrise, or late in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,186
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Airlines and fly rods

I have a zillion miles on Delta, so I usually get a big seat up front. Good Lord, that makes life SO much better.

If they offer early boarding for a few bucks more, do it. You'll have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,186
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Airlines and fly rods

Round trip is usually best for pricing.

Try and get the first available flight of the day. They usually are on time and you'll have back-ups available if something goes wrong.

Get to the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

A good bluegill rod (and a good anything stick) for a decent price is a Cabela's Three Forks. I got a 3 and liked it enough to pick up a 5. Nice rods and easy on the wallet.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Flats flies assistance please

I use buck tails for CC's and have done well with bones. I also tie shrimpy looking patterns with craft fur and they work also. Just keep them in proportion to the hook size you're using and you'll...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Pfleuger Medalist Sticky

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this, but I just picked up 2 1492's. New in the box, haven't even lined them up yet. Are they any good? They're the foreign made ones. $10 a piece and I couldn't pass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Embracing The Future

I think by far the best thing for fishing has been the interwebs. I knew NOTHING about bonefish when I found out I would be going to work in an area that had them. I did my homework and at least...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Orvis Stripping Finger Guards

I just cut the fingers off an old pair of gloves. Works well as long as you're not wearing them at the time.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish!

I'll jump in on the EP fiber. Good stuff and makes excellent baitfish patterns. Yeah, it may be a little pricey, but a little goes a long way. Typical mistake is to use too much. (I had that...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 801
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Got my first vise in the mail today

That's a very nice vise. (Oooh, I'm a poet) You're going to be glad you went with the rotary deal to start. They're extremely versatile and make tying much easier. It's better to have it and not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By fr8dog
Re: anyone suggest a good book for saltwater flies

Essential Saltwater Flies by Ed Jaworowski is a good one with SBS.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Tanago

I was an expert at that. The difference is, I could catch those size bass on 5/0 jigs. It's why I quit fishing bass tournys.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,338
Posted By fr8dog
Re: The Simple Things...

That middle picture is beautiful!! It's one to enlarge and frame. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Other Gear 05-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By fr8dog
Re: William Joseph Stripping Basket Modifcation

Thanks for the tip! I have one of those that's been hanging in the garage for a couple years. Going to give it a try.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Help with carry on rod tubes

I carry 2 tubes strapped together with velcro. United and American count it as one carry-on. Delta and SWA didn't.

I have a way to attach them to my regular roll-aboard so it looks like one, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,977
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Furled leader -- bad attitude about them

Would a furled leader be acceptable for bones? Say an 8' with a 5' tippet?
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By fr8dog
Re: ? on a bass rig...

I think you'll be happy with an Allen. I have several and am a very satisfied customer.
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