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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-06-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Bluegill fishing rigs

My apoligy, mine's an 8'9" 4wt, not the 7'9". I don't know what I was smoking the other night. The 8'9" is plenty long and I have no difficulty casting it at all. I've tried a TFO 3wt 6ft...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By Matttrick
Re: tapered leader became a knotted leader...

Yes,yes... my experience has been that if you don't let that loop unroll all the way, you end up casting forward and back a little to quickly. Take your time, and definately cast up a little on the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-30-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,226
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Bluegill fishing rigs

I actually have the Finesse 4wt 7'9" and I love it, fwiw. It's a smooth rod that can do the whole delicate presentation thing with easy. I really enjoy casting it. I use my 4wt for just about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Give me ideas for my vacation

Thank you Frank. I'm definately going to look into this!
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Give me ideas for my vacation

Thank you Frank & packfancjh,

That's kind of what I was thinking. The Redwoods are definately on the list. I was also thinking about hiring a guide for a day in Oregon to maybe do some steelie...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Matttrick
Give me ideas for my vacation

OK, so here's the scoop.

My wife and I are headed to the west coast in 6 days, for a week and a half. Fly to San Fransisco, spend 2 days, then road trip it to Portand for a couple of days, then...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,243
Posted By Matttrick
Re: White Bass

Ya, the Brazos is great for Sandies if you hit it at the right time. I've fished it above lake Grandbury. It's shallow, but if you check every hole you come too you can pick up a lot of action with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Line Recommendation

I actually just bought some Cortland 444 peach DT-4-F for my 4wt and I can't wait to try it out. I don't exactly need to cast a mile with the 4wt so if I like the new line as much as I think I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Help me choose a Sinking line for my 4wt

How much does sink rate matter? Like 3 ips compared with 6 or 7 ips. I assume it's just an issue of how fast you want to get the fly to the bottom if your'e trying to fish the bottom rather than...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Matttrick
Help me choose a Sinking line for my 4wt

Mods, please move the thread if needed. I didn't see a specific forum or discussion on different lines.

I'm also looking for a either a sink tip line or a full sinking line. Since I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By Matttrick
Re: What's your "bread and butter" species?

1.) Largemouth Bass
2.) Sand Bass (white bass)
3.) Bluegill
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-25-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,650
Posted By Matttrick
Re: How to roll cast farther???

Not to get off topic, but I was also planning on loading up the TiCrX with some different line.

I'm actively considering the SA GPX line. But I was glancing at some cortland line as well and now...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-24-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,650
Posted By Matttrick
Re: How to roll cast farther???

Ahhh, well I haven't yet gotten a chance to re-practice my roll cast, or any cast for that matter. Due to circumstances, I was fishing out of a covered boat house all summer w/ a spinning rod. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2007, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Matttrick
Re: NAFFF Top 10 Christmas Gifts for 2007

I just purchased item #9 along with a Renzetti Traveler vise....

An early x-mas gift. Let the tying begin!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-10-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Best fly rod for Bass?

Might I also suggest the Temple Fork Outfitters TiCrX in a 7 or 8wt. I bought the 8wt for use on the TX coast, but I can't wait for the Bass spawn next spring. The 8wt is canon and is very fast. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Which knot should I use?

Frank, thanks. The tag end is right about 90 degrees. I thought it looked a little weird, but I'm glad to know it's right.


bonefish, you sound like me with your red wine and single malt, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Which knot should I use?

Yes, I was thinking a perfection loop. That little demo did it for me, thanks!

Do I need to dab a little drop of super glue on the knot or will it hold ok as is?
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Matttrick
Which knot should I use?

Hi guys,

I have some new 8wt line with a loop connection on the end of it. My leader is a 9ft leader without a loop connection on it. What knot would you use to connect the two?

This morning...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-15-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,629
Posted By Matttrick
Orvis Mach IV

I ended up picking up an Orvis Mach IV reel a couple of days ago for $155 USD. Orvis was having a sale and I couldn't resist. I like it so far. I'm going to pair it with my new TFO TiCrX 8wt and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,220
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Cabela Rods

Basic Macro economic policy would say that a “quality” rod produced overseas in China gives Chinese workers and companies a competitive advantage in terms of cost and efficiency. By the same...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 847
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Rod Building

As a "young member" I actually am planning on building rods. In fact, the last rod I plan to buy is my new tfo 8wt that I'm about to pick up. Next, I plan on building a moderate action 5 wt for all...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Matttrick
Re: Larger fish equipment question-Salmon -steelhead

This is slightly off-topic, but I'm about to pick up a rod/reel combo from Cabelas. It's going to be a TFO 8wt TiCrX combo with a Cabelas SR large Arbor reel. My plan is to use it down on the Texas...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Matttrick
Re: When you "Hit the river" ??

Ahhh yes, I'm going to buy a little starter tying kit from Cabelas sometime soon just to get myself started on tying. I think my wife would actually enjoy that, but we'll see... As for the fishing,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Matttrick
Well, I get a new rod!

Yes, I was asking about rods a little while back. I went with TFO since they're the hometown crew. I bought the 8'9" Finesse 4wt and WOW, what a rod! It is soooo smooth and I can actually cast...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Matttrick
Fly size vs. Rod wt.

Being a newbie to fly fishing I ask this question. I've learned that too large a fly and too light a rod means you cant turn it over and cast it very well. That being said, can you every have too...
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