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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By MAD777
Re: Backpacking tents?

For backpacking tents, your two best sources are Six Moons Designs (mentioned above) and Henry Shire's Tarptents. Almost anything else is a car camping tent. This coming from an ultra light...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,466
Posted By MAD777
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

How about Okuma SLV reels. At $50 or so, they spin just fine, the drag is smooth and engages gradually. As long as we're not talking saltwater species or Loch Ness monsters, I can't see them not...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By MAD777
Re: Light weight floattube for backpacking

There are Pack Rafts out there in the 5+ pound range. A completely enclosed single person raft made for ultralight backpackers.
http://www.alpackaraft.com

Mike
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By MAD777
Re: The cast...specifically the last 2 seconds!

I was just thinking the same thing!

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,466
Posted By MAD777
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

I can tell that this is going to be a great thread! Thank you for starting it, saflyfish. After we're done here, we can start a thread on what should be HALF the price it is, lol 😨

Mike
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-18-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By MAD777
Re: U S S Constitution.

Been there also. I love history. Thanks to the people that had the foresight to preserve some of it, down through the ages.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,236
Posted By MAD777
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Great thread folks! I've gleaned a lot from it.

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 10-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By MAD777
Re: winston passport or Greys streamflex gs2

I have both in 9', 5 wt and prefer the XF2. They are very similar rods. Both are medium to medium fast and bend well down into the rod. There are two differences that cause me to prefer the XF2.
...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By MAD777
Re: InTouch Rio Gold?

How can they let this happen? They know that fly-fishers are an anal bunch! LOL


Mike
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,236
Posted By MAD777
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

I'm glad all this is being discussed because I have the same questions.

As to the tippet rings, I've been tying a perfection loop in the end of my leader and the tippet, then connect them with a...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 10-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By MAD777
Re: 9' 5wt for a friend

Beautiful work!

Mike
Forum: Fly Reels 10-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 718
Posted By MAD777
I have Hardy DD 6000, DD 7000, and 3000CC reels...

I have Hardy DD 6000, DD 7000, and 3000CC reels and would buy nothing but these series for trout, publish, bass, etc. based on my wonderful experience with these.

They all operate smooth as silk,...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By MAD777
Re: American Made

Here's another link for your research. Trident's 2014 5-weight Shootout. This was judged by a committee spaning a range of casting abilities.
...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-01-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By MAD777
Re: Remote/hard to get to fishing

I actually came to fly fishing to expand on my love of backpacking. So for me, the hike in is as enjoyable as the fishing. Truth be told, I'm a much better hiker than I am a fisherman.

Mike
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By MAD777
Re: Organizing materials

What? Your supposed to ORGANIZE this stuff? I thought just piling it up in the middle of the table was good enough. Whatever falls to the floor, goes into the next fly!
I need organizational...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 989
Posted By MAD777
Re: Notice on our Friend Jerry aka Hairwing

Prayers sent for a fast & complete recovery!

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 09-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 478
Posted By MAD777
I have a 5wt TiCr X and it's pretty much a fairly...

I have a 5wt TiCr X and it's pretty much a fairly heavy broomstick. With that being said, I've read forum posts where folks said they liked it. Go figure.

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 09-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,635
Posted By MAD777
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Wow! I actually cut & pasted this post of testing advice it my permanent notebook of fly fishing notes! What a big help this is to me!

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By MAD777
Re: Leader tying question?

Silver, I don't post often (since I don't have vast knowledge to contribute) , but I study all your posts closely. Your posts give me an understanding of what I should look for in my gear and in my...
Forum: Flies 09-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By MAD777
Re: For Hackle Nerds

That one's bookmarked! Thanks Silver.

Mike
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 09-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By MAD777
I'm a huge fan of David McPhail on you-tube. His...

I'm a huge fan of David McPhail on you-tube. His voice and manner is so soothing, that I watch his videos when I come home from work all stressed out. I not even watching to learn the fly, he just...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By MAD777
I have two Hardy DD reels (6000 & 7000) and they...

I have two Hardy DD reels (6000 & 7000) and they are by far my favorite freshwater reels. I don't see how you could want more reel. While there are a handful of equally nice reels out there, most...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By MAD777
Re: Greys XF2 Streamflex 7'-6", 4wt - Opinions?

This could be a case of glass half empty or half full. There could be some deep discounts on nice gear coming soon!

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By MAD777
Re: Greys XF2 Streamflex 7'-6", 4wt - Opinions?

It would be good to have the company around to back up its warranty, point taken. However, that article linked is from 2012 and from my unscientific observation, the sales of Hardy/Greys products are...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By MAD777
Re: Nice Echo rod or Orvis Clearwater combo?

I have the Echo Carbon 2wt in the 7'-3" length and love that little thing. It will plant a fly softly on the water, but has a surprising amount of power for just a 2 wt.

Mike
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