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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By dakotakid
Re: I finally did it!

Congratulations! I did it couple of years ago and wish I could have done it sooner. Probably the biggest benefit is that now you can fish anytime during the week instead of on crowded weekends. ...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 90,649
Posted By dakotakid
Re: warmwater pics (

It's taken a long time, but I...
Forum: Other Gear 06-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Fishing Kayak thoughts?

After lots of research, I chose a Native Slayer kayak and highly recommend you check it out.
Application (

Lot's of choices out there. Have fun...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Finally some Montana carp

Nice job!

Pound for pound a carp puts up a bigger fight than most freshwater fish I've caught. I'm still struggling to catch a carp this year. Not sure why, but anything I've tried in the past...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Line snaps?

It's my perception that knots tied with only one pass of line through the eye of the hook are far more susceptible to breakage than a double pass. That's why I use the Trilene knot whenever I can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By dakotakid
Re: a few new carvings

Truly impressive carvings. Also enjoyed the pictures on your website.

Just curious, how many hours do you think you have invested in the brown trout? Seems like it would take a lot of time.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Fly tying material bag

I feel your pain in that I too would love to have a Fishpond Tomahawk for my travel fly tying gear. But I'd rather put that $179 toward rods, reels, tying material, etc. My solution is to use an...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Line snaps?

I strip set by pulling on the line as well as raising the rod or moving it to the side. Need more information, like where it usually breaks, to be of help. If your knot is breaking, then it's might...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By dakotakid
Re: New rod to buy

Welcome Vector.

There are members with far more experience than I, but I'll throw out a couple of suggestions anyway. If you strictly want to stay below $200, then two options are:
1) Redington...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 402
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Head cement options?

What do you use to thin it, lacquer thinner or something else?

Forum: Other Gear 05-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By dakotakid
Re: sunglasses


Just curious, do you remember if you and the guide had the same color lenses? I recently bought a pair of Cocoons (fit-over) sunglasses with amber lenses. As mentioned by Scotty, I...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Crappie and sunfish(and dogfish)

If the crappie and panfish are near the bottom, I have real good luck with the John Montana hybrid carp fly ( The weight gets it...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Rising Lippa4life

I also have the Fish Grip and highly recommend it. Haven't had it as long as Rip Tide, but it's a winner (inexpensive, durable, locking grip, easy to release the grip, light weight and doesn't harm...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

One of the best lines I've read on this forum. I think (and laugh) about it often.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Fly Vise Help

The vice shoot-out by Fly Fish Ohio might be of interest to you, especially since they group the options into price ranges.

Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish Ohio!...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By dakotakid
Re: My $50 redington 4 wt outfit

Though I don't need another 4 wt fly combo, I certainly wouldn't have been able to walk away from that deal. Good job!
Forum: Other Gear 04-17-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Waders for a beginner. Thinking Redington Crosswater. Any thoughts?

I'd spend thirty dollars more and get the White River Fly Shop Osprey stocking foot breathable waders from Bass Pro.

White River Fly Shop Osprey Chest-High Stocking-Foot Breathable Waders for Men...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,146
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Considering the reel is mainly a line holder for lower weight fly line setups, the Cabela's Prestige Premier fly reel would also be an option. It's slightly heavier than the Redington Drift reel...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Source you use for tying?

As previous members already mentioned, there are many good on-line shops for fly tying materials.

Some that I've used more frequently than others:

Bob Marriotts
Casters Fly Shop
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Practice casting on the snow. Is it a bad thing?

Practicing with a cold water line on snow shouldn't cause any problems. However, if you are practicing for a trip to the Caribbean or other warm destination, don't practice with a tropics grade line...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Entry level vise and tools

If at all possible, try a vise before buying it. There a lot of options and what works for someone else may not be the best fit for you.

I took a free fly tying class at Cabelas and therefore had...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 915
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Boats and other things that float

Though motorized boats are great, I love kayaks and canoes. My new ride is a Native Slayer kayak, which is great for fly fishing. I'm enjoying it immensely....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-02-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Stupid saltwater hook size question

You aren't losing your mind. There is very little consistency and uniformity with regards to fly hook size numbering. To confirm this, download the Gamakatsu product catalog from their website...
Forum: Forum Polls 03-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By dakotakid
Re: New to Fly Fishing, Limited Sale, Which rod would you choose?

Don't know anything about those rods, but can tell you it's much easier to travel with a four piece rod.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Snow Practice

Definitely use a coldwater line to practice. A buddy of mine practiced with his tropical line in Illinois in the Winter prior to a trip to the Keys. Ended up cracking his line in multiple places.
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