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Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By boomslang
Re: First fish

congratulations! it is a great feeling. enjoy this beautiful and spiritual obsession/passion/ritual we call fly fishing.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 05-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

up to it goes.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 05-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

bump to the top
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 05-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By boomslang
Re: DH Travel rod?

check on spey clave for a Vision 5 DH travel rod. Lot of good and relatively cheap stuff are on sale there.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 05-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

Hardy Demon 8' 4wt sold.
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By boomslang
Re: Nymphing

George Daniel's book is a great resource. Keep it simple and try one thing at a time. Start with a basic tight line nymphing and indicator nymphing. then move on to more complex areas.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 05-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

Hardy Demon 8' 4wt sale pending
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-07-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By boomslang
Re: Recommend Spey DVDs and books

I would highly encourage you to start with a 13' rod. Help from an instructor could go a long way too.

sorry to be blunt...but, you can not figure out if you like driving by starting with a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By boomslang
Re: How to fly fish fast rapids on a stream

dump the indicator. use tight line nymphing, high sticking, or euro nymphing methods in this type of water. Czec style flies or flies with a lot of weight, light tippet and almost no fly line on the...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By boomslang
Re: Recommend Spey DVDs and books

Anything from Dec Hogan and John Hazel is great. if you are going with skagit casting, there is not much to it. learn some basic casts. From both side of the river and both wind direction (upstream...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 05-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

items are updated. I have pictures of all the items. They are available upon request. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By boomslang
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

well - H2s are softer and a touch slower. Also, they beefed it up to reduce the breakage issues (warranty cost).

now, orvis built a wickedly fast, stiff, and fragile rod in H1s in the first...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By boomslang
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

Wait for a couple of years the H3 is going to be even better. Rod manufacturers make it sound like you can buy your way into being a better fly fisherman. It's mostly bs. If you are looking for a...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By boomslang
Re: Orvis Helios vs Helios 2

Same stuff different year. Most of it is placebo effect and marketing mumbo jumbo. If you want to spend more money just to "feel" a slight difference, go for it. It's your money.

If orvis's claim...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 05-01-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By boomslang
Re: Taping my joints

Hockey tapes are great but I would caution you against using them on spey rods. They may leave a lot of sticky residue on the rod joints. And these sticky residue catches a lot of dirt over time....
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 05-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By boomslang
Re: Taping my joints

I tape my spey rod joints. most of my spey casts are touch and go casts. this generates a lot of torque and any weak connection can either come loose or get damaged if not tightly connected. Even...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By boomslang
Re: Switch rod cast for indicator fishing ?

toss out all the spey casts, at least the set up part. let the water load your rod and either toss your presentation upstream or do a open loop roll cast.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By boomslang
Re: 7wt. 9' or 10'?......

streamer fishing - go with a 9' rod. Nymphing or swinging flies, go with a 10' rod.

---------- Post added at 10:06 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:25 AM ----------

outside of swinging...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By boomslang
Re: Steelhead Kicked My Butt

6 lb or 8lb test fluorocarbon tippets are plenty for great lakes steelhead, especially when you are nymphing. You would be surprised how much pressure you can put on a fish with that type of pound...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By boomslang
Re: Steelhead Kicked My Butt

steelhead and atlantic salmon are enigmatic species. it is almost impossible to figure out what makes them tick. Someday, they will grab anything you throw at them, other days you can throw your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By boomslang
Re: Fly fishing magazines, your favorite?

in the order of preference

1. American Angler (minus Aaron Jasper)
2. Trout and Salmon
3. Hatch Magazine
4. Swing the Fly
5. The Drake
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-28-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

price dropped. lots of interest and I send pics to all who requested.

Thanks.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

Also a superb bonefish and big steelhead rod.

FYI - replied to all the pm and emails.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-25-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rods for Sale

PM sent. Thanks.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,572
Posted By boomslang
Re: Salmon river , New York

may be we should fish together after all. We can learn from each other. when kings/salmon pair up and actively maintain a redd/nest they usually aggressively defend it. they try to keep out any...
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