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Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,528
Posted By horsehead
is Simms insane?

I got a gore-tex jacket from Cabela's for $150. That's not what's driving up the cost. You're paying for the brand, more or less.

It used to be North Face was the expensive trendy outer shell...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,528
Posted By horsehead
Re: is Simms insane?

That's so 2014. Simms is smart. Their $4500 rain suit comes with a special zinger for your 2015 HATCH nippers. ;-)
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-27-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By horsehead
Re: Browning Silaflex Model 122910 Line 6

That is super cool. If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend checking out the Fiberglass Flyrodder's Forum. These guys never got out of the glass game and have more knowledge about these rods...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,011
Posted By horsehead
Re: When Your Best Is Deemed "Not Good Enough..."

I say you tell us who the jackass is who criticized you and the next time he tries to sell something on the classifieds the we ignore it and the next time he posts a trip report well make damn sure...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-18-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By horsehead
Re: My new fiberglass rod from Woronoco

Thanks for sharing Glen. Sounds like a great value.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-15-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 164
Posted By horsehead
Re: New guy from North Dakota

Welcome Bob. If that's the 7' featherlight, you picked a gem of a Rod for $25 or so. If it's the 8' you may want to consider over lining it, as many have observed it's more of a 7wt than what is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By horsehead
Re: Redington Crosswater

It's almost always better to buy used than to buy an intro level rod. The classifieds on here and on several other forums are a fantastic way to do this. You just have to be patient.
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By horsehead
Re: Is Hardy Sintrix really a superior materal?

Check out Swift fly fishings Epic line of rods. They're made of unidirectional fiberglass and some of the bigger ones are absolute beasts.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fishing with a fiberglass rod?

I only have one graphite Rod left in my quiver. They've all been replaced by glass. Do they always do the job "better" than graphite? I don't know. But they always make it more "fun". And that's...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 07-08-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By horsehead
TFO Mangrove 9' 6wt

Rod is sold
Forum: Other Fishing Equipment/Clothing/Books/DVD's etc. 07-08-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By horsehead
Simms Rock Creek Boot Felt Sole

I bought these boots in a pinch on a fishing trip 2 years ago. At the time I didn't have a proper pair of boots and I slipped and fell twice in one day. Enough was enough, so I drove to the nearest...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-08-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By horsehead
Re: Deciding on a new fly line

Check out Airflo's offerings. I just got a Super Dri Elite DT4F and it's one of the finest lines I've ever owned.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 07-06-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By horsehead
Closet Cleaning: 5 rods for sale

All rods are either sold, or no longer for sale.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By horsehead
Re: Pre-4th Blue Lining

That is an incredible fish plecain!!


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By horsehead
Pre-4th Blue Lining

Fourth of July weekend is a time for families to celebrate independence. Usually this involves a grill, some meat, and beverages of choice. Locations vary, but for a lot of folks, this is the one...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-30-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By horsehead
want to start flyfishing

I don't think anyone would argue that panfish aren't more fun on a light Rod. I just don't think he'll be happy for long with a 5wt trying to catch bass and carp. In that case, whoever it was who...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By horsehead
Re: North Carolina fishing on 7/2

I would suggest more elevation for colder water. There are a ton of blue lines off the parkway that offer just that. While I haven't fished it much, the S. Toe river in Burnsville runs right off the...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-30-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 435
Posted By horsehead
Re: want to start flyfishing

I think 5wt is going to leave you frustrated if you're trying to cast flies if any size to bass or weighted flies to carp. Believe it or not, a fiberglass 7 wt will still bend quite nice with a pan...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-28-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rod blank issue?

I've only read about it, never done it myself. But from what I've read, Spar Varnish is what you're looking for and its best to use one that is Exterior or Marine Rated, like Helmsmen, Man O War,...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rod blank issue?

You can dip it varnish and let it dry. Do it a couple times until the desired thickness is achieved. If you make it too thick you can always sand it back down a little.


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Forum: Fly Rods 06-28-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,784
Posted By horsehead
Re: Scott Radian versus Sage ONE...

I agree, the 8'6" 5wt recon is a great feeling rod


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Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 822
Posted By horsehead
Re: Ideas on wet-wading shoes?

Check out Astral Buoyancy. The are mostly known for their whitewater PFDs, but they also make a line of footwear specifically designed for river use. I have a pair and they are fantastic.


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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-27-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By horsehead
Re: I finally did it!

Congratulations!!


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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fly rods in hot vehicle

I've also heard Rosenbauer talk about it on the podcast and I've kept rods in my trucks tool box and in the back of my hatchback. I have never noticed any ill effect to the Rod or the line. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,784
Posted By horsehead
Re: Scott Radian versus Sage ONE...

I wonder if anyone has compared the Radian to Orvis' new Recon. There are rumors that the recon is simply the old Helios painted a different color... I don't know, as I never cast the old Helios, but...
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