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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By wabi
Re: Help with Kayak Fly Rod for Bluegills

I can attest the Eagle Claw will also survive an unscheduled roll-over in shallow water, too. :o
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By wabi
Re: catfish on the fly-advice

No experience on creeks or rivers, but have caught a few in lakes & ponds.
Love the fight they put up! No flashy jumps, but they can pull like a bulldozer and never give up! :D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By wabi
Re: This day will be hard to top

Congratulations!!!!!!!
A day to remember, for sure! :thmbup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,013
Posted By wabi
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I use a 2wt or 3wt.
Got a 6' 3wt bamboo rod last spring and it's been fun so far.
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,852
Posted By wabi
Re: Blood Knot

Dennison blood knot tool!
I bought one, used it once, then bought a second so I'd always have a spare!

How to tie a blood knot using a blood knot tool. - YouTube

Dennison Blood Knot Tyer/Vise...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By wabi
Re: Take care with Fishwest !!

I also had a problem with FishWest this past week.
Ordered a reel through eBay and they notified me at closing time on Friday that the reel was on backorder, and when (and if) they did get the reel...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By wabi
Re: 1st Gill of the season

Good looking 'gill!

It can take a lot of effort to catch them this time of year, but it sure beats setting at home!

The PT nymph is often a good choice when they're deep and moving slow.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By wabi
Re: Fly fishing for TigerFish

Noticed they didn't kiss them (like some do with bass) either. :yikes:
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,569
Posted By wabi
Re: TFO Lefty Kreh Professional or Redington Classic Trout?

The CT is a much slower action.
I found it to be more like glass or cane in flex/action when I tried it.

I use a TFO Pro and like it much better.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By wabi
Re: 2wt line on a 3wt rod?

As said depending on your casting stroke and the rod action it is possible.
I have a 3wt glass rod (Lamiglas blank) that does best with a dt2f and I can also cast a wf3f or a wf1f on that rod.
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By wabi
Re: Help me pick a new short rod

Greys GRXi+ 6'6" 5wt
Greys Fly - Products - Flyfishing Rods - Single Handed - GRXi + (http://fly.greysfishing.com/en-us/products/flyfishing-rods/single-handed/grxi-plus/)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By wabi
Re: My luck is still rolling:)

That is a very nice bass!
Since the owner wanted it removed you did the right thing.
I used to fish a private pond where the owner had a strict C&R policy. He tried to kill off vegetation one...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-30-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By wabi
Re: What a start to the 2013 season!!!!

That's a great way to start the year - congratulations on a very nice bass!
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,589
Posted By wabi
Re: Please Vote: Moldy Chum's Slab of the Year

All the fish pictured look like winners to me. :sorry:
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 872
Posted By wabi
Re: Honest Opinions Requested...

Good enough to make me wish I could head south and give it a try! :D
Forum: Flies 01-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By wabi
Re: 'Ol McGinty

I'd love to see a step-by-step tutorial for tying that fly as it's shown there!
Looks a bit better than my chenille McGinty.

BTW- I ALWAYS keep a few McGinty flies in my 'gill assortment. I've...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 01-23-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By wabi
Re: 1st fish on new rod

Nice fish!
Good way to break in the new rod. :D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-22-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By wabi
Re: Recently Tied!

I like the idea of two thread colors on the Clousers.
That little bit of red really stands out!
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By wabi
Re: New with warranty card?

Only time I ever needed a warranty was on a new rod purchased on an auction site. The seller was an authorized dealer and the rod in fact shipped from the company's (Greys) US distribution center....
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By wabi
Re: George Harvey knot

Looks like a good knot, but I'll probably just stick with the Davy knot.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-17-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,018
Posted By wabi
Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?

I usually limit the 6wt to size 8 or smaller, especially with a heavily weighted fly like a Clouser. If I'm going to use size 4 or larger Clousers (I seldom tie a size 6 so I skipped from 8 to 4)...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-17-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By wabi
Re: reel sizing for us warmwater guys:)

I've found reel capacity can vary greatly from one manufacturer to the next, and even quite a bit between reel models. One rated 3/4 may hold plenty of line & backing for a 4wt and another...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-16-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,018
Posted By wabi
Re: Is an 8 wt too much rod for smallmouth?

An 8wt would be a good starting point. I find my 6wt is limited in the size flies it will cast - especially if there's any wind to deal with. I'd say get the 8wt first and plan on adding a 6wt later....
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 01-16-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By wabi
Re: fs 7 wt tfo and allen alpha II size 4

Would you sell the rod only?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By wabi
Re: Thought is was a Gill, until she realized she was hooked.

None around my area, not sure how far I'd have to travel to find them.
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