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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-26-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By ditz
Re: Scott Tidal vs Sage Motive Salt

The reel is probably more important than the rod so that is where I would put my money if money is of issue

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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By ditz
Re: Smallmouth rod Help.

there is not a lot of difference between a 6 and 7. If you can throw it with a 7 you will probably be able to throw it with a 6 so name your poison. The rod is mostly determined by the flies and your...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 700
Posted By ditz
Re: Car keys ...... God I hate when I do this ...

For the last 47 years roughly I have kept a spare car key in my wallet. I have never done such a dumb thing as lock my keys in the car:D:D:D but one never knows. I have heard that it usually happens...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 496
Posted By ditz
Re: 3wt short stick

I have 3 short rods that I fish over 90% of my time on sweet water. A 6' 2wt and 5wt graphite and a 6 1/2' 3wt glass rod. I personally find the short rods much easier and much less tiring to fish. I...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By ditz
Re: going back to Islamorada

Silly boy needs to get his priorities in proper order. Honeymoon or Tarpon.......Tarpon would have to win out every time. Must be young and dumb. :D
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By ditz
Re: New to fly fishing for larger species-equipment help

A 7 or 8wt should work fine for smb and river pike. You don't need an expensive reel with a fine drag. Most cheaper reels today have sufficient drag for your targets..

For sunfish and crappy I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 442
Posted By ditz
Re: Problem w/Forum & Internet Explorer?

Yes, I have been having some problems for some time. This forum is by far the slowest forum that I frequent.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,807
Posted By ditz
Re: Have any good poaching bust stories to share? sad and a great illustration of the fact that government is no longer for the people and by the people. IMO the biggest fraud Florida has pulled was to put a man in the presidency by...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By ditz
Re: I may have too many 5 wts.

absolutely you have too many.......I am in need of a 8' 5wt 4 piece. Just ship it to me and I will send you the shipping.:clap:
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By ditz
Re: Your earliest memory of fly fishing?

Some great stories here.....I was raised in east central Indiana which is not exactly a fly fishing mecca in the 50's.....Started fishing very young with worms and the old almost non-functioning bait...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-16-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,196
Posted By ditz
Re: Disadvantage of side arm casting?

I tend to cast toward a 3/4 most of the time but If I want to be accurate I go to a straight overhead. I sometimes will use a side arm as I feel it is needed so I actually use all 3......At about 12...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-15-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By ditz
Re: A journey through time

get some flats wading booties......Never used them or had a need for them yet but I would sure get the ones with the hard soles to better protect the feet. Wading a flat all day with a sore foot...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-14-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By ditz
Re: The basics of a double haul

The 'down' half of the haul should be done when the rod/line is at full load. If it is done and anything less than full load then a portion of the energy generated by the 'down' will be to again load...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By ditz
Re: A journey through time

Man I wished I could help but alas I have never had the opportunity to get to the Bahamas. I bid you a great trip and I hope for a detailed report. I might make solo trip there depending on your...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By ditz
Re: Kids - how and when to start??

The little fella is watching you fly cast not spin fish. Even a young fella sure can see the difference. IMO ....I would follow Cochise's advise and buy him one of the 6 1/2' eagle claw glass rods, a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,478
Posted By ditz
Re: Snakes on my Brain

A buddy of mine was snake collector of sorts in east central Indiana where there are not a lot of poisonous snakes. As a young man he reached into a garter snakes nest to add her to his collection...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,839
Posted By ditz
Re: When Did The Rules Change, and Why Am I The Last To Know?

Most, if not all states have a formal insurance complaint method and they do follow up on these complaints. The insurance companies do not like complaints filed against them for several reasons. File...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,497
Posted By ditz
Re: 2wt. and Below is Looking Mighty Attractive...

I fish a 2wt 6' TFO about 90% of my time on my local creeks. I do sometimes dig out my light short glass some. I catch smb and sunfish mostly and I have on rare occasions caught up to 3# smallies...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By ditz
Re: When to teach my son

I like being on the stream and I started at about 3 or 4 I suppose. Crappy bait casting reel, steel rod, 30# test black Dacron and a size1/0 hook and a can of night crawlers.......Hell I still can't...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-27-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,328
Posted By ditz
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Welcome to the club Turbineblade......I love my short rods. I have 3 short glass and 2 short graphites. I use them all. The only time I pull out my 9' rods is when I hit the salt and on rare...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-27-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By ditz
Re: Lunchtime biking/fishing...

I ride one of my bikes to a little bridge a couple of miles from the house. No place to park the truck and I just throw the bike over the guard rail and wade wet in the summer.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By ditz
Re: Bass on a 5wt

Yep, a 5wt will handle it but don't expect to pull a 5#er out of the pads every time and don't high stick them either.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By ditz
Re: Rods Breaking?

The only graphite rod I have broken was a cheap Cabelas rod and it broke the day it arrived after a half dozen casts in the back yard. The rod was replaced and the replacement has made at least...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By ditz
Re: New guy hello & questions

Go to the SA and Rio and Wulff web sites to compare head lengths and taper lengths. Some of the bonefish lines actually have fairly long heads and tapers. Many salt water tapers do also. Most of the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-23-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By ditz
Re: New guy hello & questions

You are basicly a rank beginner. It will not do you a lot of good comparing rods until you get some real time on the water IMO. For fresh water I would not worry about a reel with drag unless you are...
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