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Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-19-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Just bought my first Blank

Hey Dave, sorry the link didn't work. Try this one.

Birch Bark knife fly rod handle | eBay...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-07-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Headed to Estes Park

That's good to know. Any recommendations on how to fish just before or after rain? Or is it even worth it?
The house we are staying at is on the river so we'll have easy access, so I might just...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-06-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Headed to Estes Park

Well shoot, thats not exactaly what I wanted to hear. I hope we will get SOME dry days at least. Later in the week looks like it might be ok.

Guess I should have some pink San Juans and Y2K's...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By mtbrider405
Thumbs up Headed to Estes Park

Well this is it! I'm leaving for Estes Park Saturday morning. Took off work tomorrow to have to time to gather gear that is in no way organized. (I know, such a procrastinator!)

We are staying 7...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-22-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,685
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Fishing RMNP - Trail Conditions

Whoa countr! Thanks for all the great info. Most of that stuff I was thinking about but it's good to be reassured.

Can you provide any early July tips for fishing Fall River? Flies, setup, ect?...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-22-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,685
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Fishing RMNP - Trail Conditions

Hey Guys, I have a couple questions about fishing RMNP and I was hoping I could ask them here.

We are going to be there for 8 days starting July 7th so about 2 weeks away. We are staying on Fall...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-10-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Latest Rod Build for Friend - 7'9" 3wt RX7 w/ Birch Bark Grip

Thanks guys!

Ard, you crack me up. The thought never crossed my mind to do the seat out of BB. Of course now that's all I can think about ;)

Jason
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By mtbrider405
Latest Rod Build for Friend - 7'9" 3wt RX7 w/ Birch Bark Grip

Well here she is! My latest build for a friend of mine in CO.

He wanted something for small stream and creek fishing so I went with this beautiful green 7'9" 3wt RX7 blank from Batson. Of...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: First time builder looking for guidance

Another vote for Tiger Eye! I have built 3, one of which is that 7'6" 3/4 and I LOVE that rod! And, I have 2 more TE blanks waiting to be built including another 7'6" 3/4.

Simply put, they are...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 02-18-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Second Birch Bark Grip Done. Two More on the Way!!

Thanks for all the comments guys! I have loved fishing my 2wt and my dad and father in law have loved there rods as well.

I like the 3/4wt I built for my dad so much, I just placed all the orders...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-18-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Going to Miami. Need Help Finding a Quick Spot

Thanks a lot theboz! I will check out all those spots. Any recs on what flies I should bring?

Thanks!
Jason

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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-18-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Going to Miami. Need Help Finding a Quick Spot

That's what I have been doing. There are some with parks right on the water. Might be easy access. How far inland will those fish move? Some of these look nice Im just afraid I'd be casting into...
Forum: Other Gear 01-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,834
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Just an update. The shop I bought the Redsides at for 30% off now has dropped it to 50% off!! Gonna have to try to get a price adjustment. Korkers Redside for $50? Thats a deal if I ever seen one!...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-17-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By mtbrider405
Going to Miami. Need Help Finding a Quick Spot

Well I just found out I might be going to miami in 2 weeks for work AND I might have some time late in the day to fish. The main problem is I won't have THAT much time so I need suggestions on...
Forum: Other Gear 01-10-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,834
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

My local shop just put there Korkers Redside boots on sale. I got them for $69 including the extra felt soles.

I thought it was a great deal. What do you all think?

-Jason
Forum: Other Gear 01-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: I trust you all with this

For what it's worth for anyone else looking or wondering about packs, I have the Patagonia Stealth Hip Pack and LOVE it! Plenty of storage and VERY well made. My buddy also has the Stealth Chest...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-04-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By mtbrider405
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-04-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By mtbrider405
Second Birch Bark Grip Done. Two More on the Way!!

Well, here is my second grip. I LOVE how this one turned out. The rod is for my father in law. It is a 9ft 5wt 4pc blank by roger off ebay. I built up the whole rod besides the grip and did all...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,356
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Tiger eye rod blanks?

The grip in Baitwaister's first pic has a birch bark center section (like the grip in my picture) and some type of wood capping each end.

His finish is different than mine (tru-oil). It looks to...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-29-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,356
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Tiger eye rod blanks?

Ya, these things in the sun will make you grin ear to ear!

I have a few pics, but not of the blank specifically. They were intended to show my first wrapping job. You can kind of see the blank...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-28-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,356
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Tiger eye rod blanks?

I have built a 6'6" 2wt and a 7'6" 3/4wt. In my opinion, you CAN'T beat the blank quality for the price. Plus they just cast really well.

I bought a blank from Roger off ebay and expected...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-28-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Just Finished First Birch Bark Grip

Thanks Pcono!

The blank is a Tiger Eye (Sevier Manufacturing) 6'6" 2wt. I am very excited to throw some line with it!

Should be wrapping guides this week!

-Jason
Forum: Fly Lines 11-28-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Allen Fly Line

For fast action short rods, I like WF line.

As far as Allen line goes, I love it as well. I have 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9wt. Geez I have a problem. :shocking:

I just spoke with Justin about his...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Just Finished First Birch Bark Grip

Here it is on the blank. I epoxied it up this afternoon. I have to say, I love it!

Rod is a 6'6" 2wt. I can't wait to throw some line with it! I have an Orivs Battenkill Bar Stock I on the way...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-23-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,037
Posted By mtbrider405
Re: Just Finished First Birch Bark Grip

You guys are outta control.... And it's awesome! Haha

I deffinetly will post final pics! Thanks for all the great comments! Glad you like it!

I'd be happy to answer any questions if you have...
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