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Forum: Warmwater Articles 08-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Setting the Hook

What Big Jim said! I learned this method when I got into salt water fly fishing (where it is a MUST!) . I will add is that your rod needs to be pointed right down the line at the fish with a minimum...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Online Fly Shop Free Line?

I'd pick one that takes returns in case your conclusions were off.
Additionally, I'd look at the cost of the entire set-up vs focus on a free line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Moving to Warm Water Country - Couple Questions

See if you can google up the closest fly fishing club around your new home. You be amazed how common they are once you start digging. Even if they meet an hour away, it will be worth your time. With...
Forum: Forum Polls 07-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,954
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What release tool do you use?

I've used hemostats in one form or another for 20 or so years. The only time I've found I needed more leverage was when fishing BIG tackle for BIG fish in the salt. That said, in recent years I've...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 07-10-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

The Sage RPL 7' 9" 2 wt is perfect in this regard. I wrapped one for myself some years back and it has become my "go to" panfish rod. Light and alive like a good 2 wt should be but throws foam...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What to use to clean cork?

I've had good luck with Soft Scrub ( a marketed to clean bathroom tiles).
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Caught my first bass on the fly today...

Wow, over 1000 posts here and this is your first Bass?

Well welcome to the dark side. Strap yourself in, this is going to take you places you never dreamed of ;)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Tippet or Bulk Tippet choices.

Ditto: FWIW I find Berkley Big Game to be have about the right ration of stiffness to diameter for turning over bigger/weighted flies. Tough stuff too. I pretty much use it for all my Warm and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-10-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Advise needed newby smallmouth outfit

Sounds like your casting fine with the (nice) set-up you already own. It also sounds like it is a very versatile set-up capable of throwing poppers and bigger streamers once you find those bigger...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Leaving the 2 vs 4 stroke argument aside for another time.....:wink: I'd vote to look for a used motor that LOOKS near new. While not a failsafe indicator, a clean looking small outboard is usually a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

HOORAH! Newer is not always better (and rarely in outboards)!

BTW: Take good care of that little merc. Best 28# of aluminum a man could own!

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Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Small Outboard?

Exactly! To that point, Tohatsu made all the 2.3-5 hp two stroke outboards for Mercury, Nissan, Mariner Tohatsu (and a few for OMC) during the 90's and into the 4 stroke era. ( I believe they even...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fixing a broken rod - any tips or advice?

Good news is that it's a clean break. Bad news is that there may not be enough room inside the section to insert anything and not have it interfere with the ferule fit. You've got the right idea...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Float Tube recommendations?

There are lots of great U or V tubes out there for cheap $ these days. It would be hard to go too wrong with many of them as a starter boat ( as long as your not pushing 300# ). That said, I went...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,304
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Who makes best chest waders?

I've owned Cabelas, Hodgedon, Orivs, Bean, Red Head, Chota and a few other brands in one quality line or another. Hands down, the best overall wader experience I've had was with Orvis. Yes they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Weedy Pond on Sunny Hot Day HELP

So lots of good discussion here but the one thing I don't see covered is depth. Under the described conditions, the fish would be seeking cover in the weeds IF it has the optimal water temps for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,966
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Why buy high end?

Sounds like your thoughts on guitars mirror mine on Fly gear to a T. That said, there will always be those who think by buying spending more, they instantly become Jimmy Hendrix . IMHO, most folks...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,102
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

I have several versions (and brands) of these inflatable vests. Even one that has the bladder built into a fly vest. All are so comfortable I wear them pretty much everywhere I fish these days. From...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By wee hooker
Re: any recommendations for instructor in MA or RI?

Bears den in Taunton MA can likely hook you up with an excellent instructor. It's also worth the drive just to visit this (extremely) well stocked shop. Beyond that, Most Bass Pro, Cabelas and Orvis...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-29-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Skunked:(

That's why the call it "fishing" and not "catching". :D
Glad it worked out for you in the end.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By wee hooker
Re: New to Bass Fishing

I didn't see you mention the weight of your fly rod so I'll offer that lighter rods will maximize the fight but heavier rods will maximize your control on the fish. If targeting big fish in heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Waders springing a slow leak already?

You can try calling them or the vendor you purchased them from. In the past, I've had both Orvis and Candelas cover their own brand waders after warranty.

That said, while I love their rods, ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Ocean City md 306 free spinning?

Check with Buckos Parts and Service in Fall River MA. They do reel repairs on and stock parts for some pretty old and obscure reels.

No affiliation yada-yada.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By wee hooker
Re: The ONE day you forget to check

I'd agree with RipTide here. I'm betting there are still more than a few fish to be had in your stocked waters. That said, for me, fishing for stocked trout is only a distraction until warm and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By wee hooker
Re: So You Want to be a Fishing Guide

Anytime you do anything you love for money, that thing is endangered to become nothing more than a job . I would never guide . Fishing means too much to me to risk it.

P.s I no longer build rods...
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