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Forum: Fly Lines 06-03-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By halo7b
Re: Line for #6 Ross Flystik.

"Alex, I have a 6wt Flystik and found that a 6wt Rio Outbound Short was perfect for my style of fishing."

I happen to own all three weights of Flystiks and several of the Redington versions as...
Forum: Forum Polls 05-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,166
Posted By halo7b
Re: What do you consider a "caught" fish?

Used to use the saying if you can touch the leader you caught the fish- and this goes back years ago from a salt water fishing show where they never put the fish in the boat. However my wife of all...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-10-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By halo7b
Re: Midwest fly fishing expo

Good, glad to see there will be some folks at the show, I'm likely to be there both days, not sure if I'm working or shopping though.
maybe we should meet up around lunch time at the hotdog stand to...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-04-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By halo7b
Midwest fly fishing expo

Next weekend, is the expo in Macomb, just wondering who is planning on going?

2010 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo - Presented by the Michigan Fly Fishing Club (
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By halo7b
Re: Thinking about slimming down . . .

"what's the least number of flies you have or would take fishing"
Well I have taken ZERO flies on at least two outings, of course there was much cussing and such all the way back to the house after...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-29-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,621
Posted By halo7b
Re: Rod & Reel Sale

Did receive my reel today though it was delivered some time ago, I gave Trapper my folk address for some reason, and just now catching up with them sense they needed a grand-kids fix, reel is as...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-03-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,621
Posted By halo7b
Re: Rod & Reel Sale

Trapper, PM has been sent to you
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 06-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By halo7b
Re: How to understand Spey Lines? Help!

Fly Lines, Fly Leaders, and Fly Fishing Accessories - Rio Mainstream® Spey (

Rio Mainstream line is a great starter line, comes with 3 tips,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,876
Posted By halo7b
Re: Line for Ross Flystik

I'm using Rio Outbound Short on mine and it is just shy of a cannon with deer hairs and big nasty streamers, don't bother over lining as Outbound is already well over 8wt and the short head is a fast...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By halo7b
Re: One of the most difficult streams to fish in the world.

hell, if it was easy everyone would do it.
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By halo7b
Re: Certified Instructor

Where abouts in SE-MI are you looking??? might be able to recommend folks depending on location.
Forum: Fly Reels 04-01-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,582
Posted By halo7b
Re: Ultra light 2/3 wt reel

Orvis Battenkill Bar Stock Reel, weight is just over 3oz for the size I, for the II is 3.5oz. I have a few on my light weights and work just fine.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By halo7b
Re: Boys Scouts and Fly Fishing

Over the past couple of years, I have given casting lessons to 3 different troops a few times a year, all boy scout troops and many of the dads are in to the sport. what is fun to watch is when the...
Forum: Fly Fishing Events, Fly Tying & Club Events 03-08-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By halo7b
Midwest fly show in Michigan
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-04-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By halo7b
Re: Going For Steel Friday...

good luck with the doctors, rough way to start the season. the Vermilion was having good runs of steel, though the Huron was a tad over booked as the walleyes have started moving (as of last weekend)
Forum: Gear Reviews 02-19-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,194
Posted By halo7b
Allen XL 7/8wt reel/ WF8wt line

Box came in last weekend and inside were the new XL reel and some line from Allen & Co, listed are some pics and a how to switch from right to lest hand reel use.
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 02-11-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By halo7b
Re: Another Spey Question...

"I took it to the river, and in less than 20 minutes, cast the end three sections out into the river" yep have done that one myself, the couple bucks for tape and wax is worth it to me.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,208
Posted By halo7b
Re: Ross Flystik, 8 vs. 10-weight?

I have the 8wt version of this rod and will say if lined right you will have no trouble throwing big deer-hairs, poppers, or jumbo streamers. I had to jump around to find the right line that fits my...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Business Classifieds 01-28-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 90,676
Posted By halo7b
re: Allen Fly Fishing - Product Discounts

PM sent,
I'll give one a try and give a real world report, ordered some line also we'll see how it shoots
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,198
Posted By halo7b
Re: Cabela's Traditional ll Spey

I bought one of these in a 9wt last summer and it is a fast action stick, tried it with Orvis spey line and felt under gunned, went with Rio 600gr Skeg and it shoots pretty darn good for it's price...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 12-09-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By halo7b
Re: Starter Areas In Michigan

Second the smallies idea, lots of still water where your at with good big mouth bass as well, if trout are a must look toward Wixom for stocker fest in the spring, also look for trout in Spring Mill...
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-10-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By halo7b
Happy Birthday Marines

Happy Birthday to my fellow Marines
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-09-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By halo7b
Re: Night fishing: Advise?

glasses, glasses, glasses.
number one must have for trowing line in the dark...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,634
Posted By halo7b
Re: Question on putting a loop onto a fly line

I also use amnesia, in various weights depending on the weight of the fly line, it is easy to see (even for us young guys) and have found it works as a bit of a shock tip depending on the length you...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-05-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By halo7b
New Orvis stick the Hydros

have not had hands on one yet, but I know their coming
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