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Forum: Fly Rods 07-31-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By lake flyer
Re: 3wt 9ft rod options for Nymphing

What would make one 9' rod better for nymphing than another of the same length? Is it the feel, the flex, etc?
Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-31-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Save for day break to 10 AM no one's going to fishing the Rouge River.

Fred, Have you gotten any relief at all this season, like a cool down or rain?
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,531
Posted By lake flyer
Re: is Simms insane?

If you have one of their $800 G4 Waders and a $180 Guide Boots, then buy a $40 frogg toggs, looks like you spent a $1K on a rainsuit.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Au Sable/ Holy Waters

Jslo
You absolutely can wet wade the AuSable and the water is clear. Mostly gravel and sand bottom with some round rock sections and pretty clear for easy wadiing through the Holy Waters. It is...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,181
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Winston IM6 vs WT, which one to keep?

if it were me I would keep both rods and get rid of something else.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 988
Posted By lake flyer
Re: What was your first fly rod? and why fly fishing?

Late 60's my dad bought two Cortland outfits (one for him and me), 8 ft fiberglass rods that came with a click drag reel and an 8 wt level line with a little tin of the Cortland 333 line dressing...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Traverse City MI

Wow, I didn't know it was actually named Kids Creek, I thought that was just what the locals called it. Glad you found it and good luck!
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-19-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Traverse City MI

I believe that in TC there is a stocked creek that is for kids only. I don't remember the name of it though.
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By lake flyer
Re: If you had to cast blindfolded...

I have night fished for stripers in NJ and the hex hatch in MI. You do develop the feel for casting and getting your timing down however as far as a specific target distance, I would say not very...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Hard lesson learned

Pearl, I am also a big fan of these packets as well as the larger body warmer packets. They are always in our vest or pack. They can really keep your core warm with nearly instant heat. Of course...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-28-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By lake flyer
Re: How to treat fresh skins??

I have taken whole squirrel tails covered them with borax in between newspaper and let them sit in the garage until dried out. I used to use kosher salt but found the borax dries them out a little...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,041
Posted By lake flyer
Re: What Price... Honor?

Jerry, he sounds like a corporate bully that believes that you HAVE to tie flies to make a living, so he has you over a barrel. I don't think you would be comfortable knowing that flies you tied were...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,513
Posted By lake flyer
Re: The Phantom Punch and An Early TKO...

Hope you have a speedy recovery, Jerry. It is bad enough on the main stream to dodge kayaks and canoes, you just wouldn't expect to get it from other anglers. Those full size drift boats are becoming...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Grab The Hat and Pass The 'Screen...

I use the Banana Boat sport sunblock to start the day and also carry a neat stick type that comes in a little applicator that I take on the stream to reapply without getting it on my hands and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By lake flyer
Re: So You Want to be a Fishing Guide

My opinion is the really good guides are good at reading people or understanding exactly why that particular client hired a guide in the first place, and then tailor the experience to their actual...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 04-20-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By lake flyer
Re: 6 wt. for lake erie steelhead

It should be just fine for the Ohio steelhead. Within reason, say a 6 to 8 weight rod, how you fight them is more important than what you fight them with. Try not to get caught up in the 4X and 5X...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-06-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Ohio

welcome and if you are looking for a flyfishing club look into the Western Reserve Flyfishers they meet south side of Akron probably fifteen minutes from you.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 04-04-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Thoughts on possible trip to Detroit

An hour south of Detroit is the Maumee River in Toledo OH, you might get the tail end of the walleye run and the beginning of the white bass run. It is a big river but wadeable. I also think the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Predicting time of a hatch

If you figure it out could you please let all the rest of us in on the secret?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-21-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Can a permanent marker serve as a sub for dyeing hackle? (Maybe a dumb question,

I use the sharpie markers all the time for dyeing grizzly feathers for steelhead flies. After it dries I swish it around in vinegar solution to hopefully set the color. Don't know if it really works...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-21-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By lake flyer
Re: You do not pick the fly rod, the fly rod picks you!

So true, that what appeals to one person does not to another. What makes it even tougher is when trying different lines and how much difference that can also make in liking a particular rod. I would...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 03-21-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Switch on the cheap

Dwizum, you are in big trouble now. I, too, got a great deal on my first two hander, saved so much money, now here I am, four rods later, I realize that first rod cost me a lot more than I bargained...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 994
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Waiting a life time for a rod of a life time.

Not many fly fishermen can say they have a rod built especially for them. Picking out your taper, reel seat, guides, silk colors, etc., makes that rod nearly one of a kind and with bamboo, because of...
Forum: Fly Swap 03-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,413
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Steelhead Fly Swap 2015

I received my flies today! Will be fishing them next week! If i have success I will post pics! Nice ties everyone!
Thanks for hosting Larry!
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 03-18-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 850
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Switch on the cheap

It's not too heavy if you like the way it casts.
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