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Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Your suggestions on a 7'-6" or so 4wt Rod in the < 150.00 range

The TFO Finesse rods are a great value & a really nice rod, IMO. I have a 4 wt & 2 wt Finesse & like both very well.
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: My new Sage ZXL 9' #5 weight

I have an 8' 4 wt ZXL & love it. Great small stream, brookie rod.
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: does my lenghth really matter?

I bought a 6' 2 wt rod for small creeks & brookies. I ended up using my 8' 4 wt more. A lot of the fishing where I was involved dabbling more than casting and the 8' rod worked better. I think a 7 to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Pulling the trigger on boots (help)

I have, I think, the Riversheds. The $140. pair. They ARE a good bit lighter. I'm perfectly happy with mine & see no reason to spend the extra.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Battenkill Trout: Two. Son & I: Zero.

When you go to the Adirondacks, find some brookie streams. Those are the prettiest trout, IMO. And they're generally pretty easy to catch as they find it hard to pass up a potential meal. My son...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Campsite Question

I'd expect you could get a tent site. Most campgrounds have parking spaces right at the sites so your truck would be parked right at the site. If you want electric & water at your site, you'd have to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,460
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: What are some good fly fishing books/novels?

I also like John Gierach's books. Trout Bum is my favorite.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-17-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,354
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Only one fly and one rod

My 8ft 4wt ZXL with a #14 hares ear.
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Simms Streamtread Soles

I'd say the screws probably were #6 or 8. They had a 1/4" head. They were nothing more than unhardened self-drillers.

Someone asked about the weight of the Simms boots. I'm not sure the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Simms Streamtread Soles

I have some Korkers I put sheet metal screws in. They didn't stay in the soles very well and the heads wore quickly. I got a pair of the Simms boots & Simms studs. They have a different thread that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-12-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,524
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Two Days of Brookie Fishing the Mountians of NC, Pic Heavy

If I was only allowed to fish for one kind, it'd be brookies. They're so eager & aggressive. Watching them dart out of cover to attack a fly then dart back in if they miss is great. Those are some...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Playing Fish on the Reel with Light Tippet

I've been lucky enough to catch a few fish I feel would have been lost without a good drag. A good reel with a smooth, consistent drag is a huge help handling larger fish that make fast, long runs.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,646
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Hardy Classic LRH Lightweight Fly Rod - the review!

I have the 6' 2 wt rod. I like it pretty well but am finding a 7' rod is more what i need for the purpose I bought this rod for. Not the rod's fault. It does cast pretty well for a short 2 wt. Where...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Orvis Battenkill or Lamson Guru?

IMO the Lamson's sealed drag would be better in cold temps when freezing might be an issue. I have 3 Lamson reels and have had zero problems in cold weather. Two of them are on steelhead setups &...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-21-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Outing

colotrout, nice pics. Which A3 rod is that. I have a 6 wt & my son uses an 8 wt for steelhead. We love these rods.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-20-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,792
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: 1wt rod, am I crazy?

I got a couple 2 wt rods to use on small creeks for brookies. I've also used them for some bigger trout and the bluegills in my pond. I've used a 4 wt for the same things as well. I didn't feel the 2...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,519
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Preferred Length for Nymphing Rods

For nymphing the trout streams in Pa I use a 9' 6 wt rod. It works much better as I can control line easier and put out less line than with my shorter rods. I have a 10' 7 wt for steelhead. I've...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhh too many choices

I had a 7 wt Flight and took it back for a Z Axis. I have two Scott A3s and love them both. A 9' 6 wt and a 10' 8 wt I got for my son's steelhead rod. The A3s are slower than the Flight. My 6 wt...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Is it my imagination...

It figures. I get laid off.............and within a week the rivers freeze over. And I don't see them being fishable for a while. So I bought a vise and stuff to tie with.
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Sage Z-axis 7110 v 8110 reel choice

Sorry I didn't see your question. The 09 Velocitys are a bit lighter and machined a bit differently. I don't think the drag is any different. The warranty is lifetime on both yr reels. IMO, the extra...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Sticky rubber soles

Thanks for the replies. By the sound of it, wear should be a non-issue for me.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Sage Z-axis 7110 v 8110 reel choice

I have a Velocity 3 and a Litespeed 3.5 on my steelhead rods. The drag adjustment on the Velocity is much touchier than the Litespeed. By that I mean more care must be taken when adjusting with a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: A Passion for Steelhead

Steelhead fishing is certainly a gas. Around here they say the tug is the drug. Hanging on while a fish runs you into the backing, then jumps is unbelievable. I'm so fortunate to have so many good...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By pdq 5oh
Re: Sticky rubber soles

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately there likely isn't much feedback re: life of the soles. As much as we fish I suspect I can live with it, though. I feel the advantages are such that it's well...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By pdq 5oh
Sticky rubber soles

I got a pair of the Klingon soles for my Korkers. They worked very well the other day on the first outing. A local shop has a sale on Simms boots and waders. I'm considering a pair of boots with the...
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