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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly line..

I think it was the late '70s - '80s when it used to be one of the best fly line made along with the Cortland 333. It is a good starter line. Should last 2/3 years with care. 4 years woud be great. It...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By silver creek
Re: Lead instead of bead?

Thread "ramps" smooth the transition from hook shank to the lead edge.

Instead, I pinch the end of lead wire with a hemostat before wrapping. When you start winding with a flattened lead rather...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 314
Posted By silver creek
Re: Cant find rod?

The extra 6 inches could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on where you are going to fish.

Presuming both rods are identical except for length:

The advantages of the shorter rod are - ...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By silver creek
Re: Heading to YNP this week!

You should PM the writer of this report:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/rocky-mountain-range/365115-yellowstone-experience-crowds-anomaly-2015-a.html
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By silver creek
Re: Trip Report to YNP and Madison River

I don't have any information but I am looking forward to another great trip report. Hope you have even a better time this year.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By silver creek
Re: Lead instead of bead?

I generally don't weight nymphs because I think unweighted nymphs on droppers drift more naturally. I use split shot to get the nymphs down.

There is another issue with using just the bead or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 226
Posted By silver creek
Re: Lead instead of bead?

That is the theory behind Czech nymphs. Slim profile lead weighted nymphs on long thin tippets to cut through the water.

http://theonefly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Czech-Collage-Large4.jpg
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Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-26-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By silver creek
Re: Zebra Mussels.... BAD NEWS!

Your information is out of date.

Dydimo blooms are not caused by anglers spreading dydimo but by a change in water chemistry in the river/stream, specifically low concentrations of phosphorus....
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By silver creek
Re: Ever just loose your cool?

No country likes it when another country gets involved with their politics. If the USA was Madagascar, no one would care about our politics. The USA is the only remaining super power with the ability...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By silver creek
Re: Questions on UV lights and UV epoxy.

Just for clarification.

The UV cured resins used for fly tying are acrylics and NOT epoxies. The reason for this clarification is that there are UV polyester epoxies. The difference is the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By silver creek
Must Listen Podcast

Listen to this podcast.

There are daily questions about fly fishing equipment that are answered on this podcast. For example: bamboo vs fiberglass vs graphite, over lining rods, fly lines taper,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-25-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By silver creek
Re: Questions on UV lights and UV epoxy.

Tuffle eye uses a blue light. It won't work on UV resins and UV lights won't work on the Tuffly eye light cured resin.
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By silver creek
Re: Braided mono replacement

The 30 lb braided loops are used for 2-7 wt lines and the 50 lb braided loops for 8-15 wt lines. But I think you would have a hard time getting the tip of a floating 7 wt line into the end of 30 lb...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By silver creek
Re: Braided mono replacement

Better buy it now. It won't be around long.

Cortland Braided Mono Running Line (http://www.johnnyspond.com/cortland-braided-mono-running-line.html)
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By silver creek
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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By silver creek
Re: Glue for wading shoe soles

Another vote for Barge Cement. It is what Weinbrenner Boot Company used to manufacture the Borger Wading Boot.

BargeŽ Glue Cement (DA081) - Household Glues/Cements - Ace Hardware...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-24-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By silver creek
Re: Copper John?

Save the $$ and use partridge for the legs. A package of partridge feathers will be much cheaper than a hen neck.

I use UV resin rather than epoxy for the thorax coating.

Step 23/24 in the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

I think if it were only swing weight, there is a point of diminishing returns. But swing weight is a RESULT of a decision to use a specific material and that decision is not based on swing weight...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Yes, there is a point of dimishing returns. Reducing weight is expensive and I'm sure that rod manufacturers factor the cost of reducing weight into deciding what materiasl to use.

The question...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Since you quoted me, I assume you must be responding to the points I was making. You are not.

You've raised a number of issues but they are red herrings and straw men in respect to what I was...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

The major reason that fly rod companies try to make rods lighter is to reduce swing weight. It all is based on the physics of a fly cast. If that were not so, there would be NO reason for higher...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

You are quoting Rob Allen and I disagree with his thesis about swing weight.

Swing Weight is the Moment of Inertia of a fly rod.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_of_inertia

"We use the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

It would be wonderful if we could see the total sales volume numbers from Sage, GLoomis, Hardy, Orvis, Winston, Scott, etc for their top line rods. I think there would be increasing sales of top line...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-22-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By silver creek
Re: where can I buy "darth baitor" worm patterns?

My Webroot Secureanywhere software also gave me a warning so I did not click through to the site.

I have that issue of Flytyer. The fly is a lot of work.
...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,393
Posted By silver creek
Re: The bottom line pretty much ?

Hi Zach,

It is great to hear from you and I really am a fan.

Let me to make it clear that as the author, you may write what you want.

It is just my opinion and with all due respect to you,...
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