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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-05-2015, 08:07 PM
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Views: 474
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: ;Shark Week tying question

Sharks generally have poor eyesight, so a bright color in clear water is usually the best bet. They can also apparently see colors well. When I tied flies commercially, I tied shark flies for a...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 07-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 182
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tying Tip- Keeping Scissors Sharp.

I believe in using the correct tool for the job. Cheap scissors will cut soft wire, like lead, but since they're not made for cutting wire, will wear the blades out quicker, particularly stainless,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Which combo has best components? Allen Prelude/ATS,Crosswater,Encounter, or RLS+

I can't speak of any other than the Crosswater. I've got two 9 wts, purchased for my son's to use & as back-ups rods. Great outfits for the price. I prefer my TFO as far as casting, but the Redington...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: slow down & enjoy

Wabi, superb post & advice! :clap:

"Slow down & enjoy!" I'm adopting that same philosophy for the rest of my life, no matter what I'm doing! :D

Thanks for posting the pics! Made my day!...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Neurotic Dog and fireworks.

Funny this is posted now! My dog just came into the room & laid down beside me. Then, I heard some loud booms off in the distance as I started to read this thread. Of course, I'm sure she heard it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Small stream trout

I love fishing small streams, but they can be very challenging! IMO, it's likely more about your approach than your fishing. Since these fish survive in rather close quarters, they're going to be...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Saltwater fly/tackle boxes

I have several different Plano & Flambeau boxes I use. Both are good quality.
Most I use for storage rather than carrying, but I do like the sealed boxes. Only down side is to be sure you're not...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 659
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Any Newly Retired, or Semi-Retired, Fly Fishermen Out There?

Right now, I'm working on pre-retirement. I'm still 2 years away from actual retirement. I gave my notice at my job and in about 2 weeks will be ending my tenure there.

We just bought a house and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: "Practice fly" ?

As said, no you don't. It's probable that if it was the very first casting lessons, then having a fly tied on is not as important as learning the basic casting strokes & how it affects the fly line....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Weed guards

There are a couple of weed guards that will work, but none are perfect.

To add to the great info that Silver Creek posted, you can find soft plastic toys in crafts, hobby or toy shops that have...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-29-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: want to start flyfishing

I've caught plenty of both carp & bass on a 6 wt, but for someone just starting & targeting them, an 8 wt would probably be a better choice. However, an 8 will be a lot more rod than you'll need for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Snakes.

Fred, I've seen snakes around my yard frequently over the years. Saw a small Black Snake a couple of weeks ago while I was mowing. A bird was chasing it along, as I believe it had crawled out of one...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-29-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tying flies not intended for use

I, like many others here have been tying a long time. Even tied commercially for many years & had been asked to tie patterns I didn't usually tie for myself.

When I first started tying, I tried...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How did you get interested in Tying?

I was 11 years old when I first attempted to tie a fly. I used bait holder hooks from my dad's tackle box, thread from my mothers sewing kit, and feathers I had collected from various sources. I...
Forum: Flies 06-27-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: There has to be a purpose

It's highly likely that at some point in hook history, there was a reason that each eye type was produced. At one time, hooks were produced without such formed eyes, so eyes were made by lashing "cat...
Forum: Flies 06-27-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: There has to be a purpose

This question comes up from time to time & I agree with PT that Silver Creek's input is worth reading! As far as tying, no the eye position makes no difference. We all have preferences however as to...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-24-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Cortland 333?

I agree with what's already been said. If you read the thread about first fly rods, I started with a Cortland 333 outfit that came with a level line. The first replacement line I had was a 333 WF. I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 881
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What was your first fly rod? and why fly fishing?

My first was a Cortland 333 8 wt fiberglass outfit purchased for me by my father when I was 12, which would have been 1967. That outfit came with a level line.

I actually had gotten interested in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Fly sized for blue gill

Ray, thanks for the kind words, but I keep posting the same pics over & over to make you think I'm good! :lol2:

You & many others post some darn good pics of flies too, so don't cut yourself...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-21-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: It's your day.

I'm sure many of us older guys may be missing our fathers today. :(

Be thankful for any time you can enjoy with your dad! :)

My daughter called & left me a nice message early this morning, I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: First flyrod bass

Sounds like a good start! :thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 592
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Fly sized for blue gill

I use size 4 or 6 quite a bit. When I'm targeting panfish, including Bluegills, I may hook up with a variety of different fish, including bass so the #4 is a good compromise. The smallest fish often...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: best setup for casting larger streamers (#6)

Here's your answer! Excellent advice! However, with a floating line it may take some experimenting & refinement to find exactly what length will work best for you, based on the actual flies used,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Zonker length

I've tied various rabbit strip flies up to about 10" long, and they can be very productive for bass & other predatory species. Although I agree with ia trouter, the action is not like a wacky worm....
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-17-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 258
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Life Changes!

Thanks all!

Scott, no thanks! I want nothing to do with politics! My current job is aggravating enough & takes too much of my fishing time now! :rolleyes:
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