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Forum: Fly Rods Today, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By plecain
Re: What further advances in rod design are possible?

Letting my imagination run a little wild:

Just about every toy or game or greeting card you buy today has some sort of electronic element in it. I could see some kind of sensors in a rod that...
Forum: Fly Rods Today, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 78
Posted By plecain
Re: 10' rod advice

I vote for the lightest one you think will work.

I've caught 20+" 3-4 lb. trout with a 10' 3 wt. The rod was completely adequate for that. It weighs 3.3 oz.

Nymphing with an outstretched...
Forum: Fly Rod Building Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By plecain
Re: Orvis Rod Blanks?

If you already have a 5 wt, then a 4 wt won't feel much different unless it has a very different action.

Maybe you could borrow a 3 wt or even a 2 wt from someone to see if you like light rods.
Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 554
Posted By plecain
Re: Are expensive sunglasses worth the cost?

mrfs=Madison River Fly Shop (the real name is Madison River Fishing Company

Their clearances are usually very good. I bought two Sage rods from them on clearance.
Forum: The Lodge Den Yesterday, 05:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 451
Posted By plecain
Re: Is there such a thing as a 'good' cup of Instant Coffee?

Luwak coffee is made from beans than have been eaten and then defecated by a civet. Then the beans are gathered and processed.

I'd say someone is having a little fun with you.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 540
Posted By plecain
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 451
Posted By plecain
Re: Is there such a thing as a 'good' cup of Instant Coffee?

I do. Sprinkled on vanilla ice cream. Very good.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 887
Posted By plecain
Re: Notice on our Friend Jerry aka Hairwing

We'll keep him in our prayers.
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-28-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 451
Posted By plecain
Re: Is there such a thing as a 'good' cup of Instant Coffee?

Try Nescafe Taster's Choice Dark Roast mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with Nescafe Clasico.

Speaking of coffee and waking up - what time do you get up, anyway? I see you on here at 3-4 AM EDT. That's 12 M to...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By plecain
Re: Anyone have any info?

I see what you mean. This is a Bronson Royalist 370:
Forum: Fly Reels 09-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By plecain
Re: Anyone have any info?

Thanks for that info.

It's a new reel. It came with a 7 wt line on it. I was looking to get any info before I used it. I don't fish 7 wt rods very often.
Forum: Fly Reels 09-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By plecain
Anyone have any info?

I bought this as NOS about a year ago. It was only $19, so I figured I was pretty safe.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By plecain
Re: How long does it take a trout to start feeding again after feeling the hook?

I've had it happen, but not often.

The last time was early in the year when I hooked a 15" rainbow on a midge nymph. It broke off after a few seconds right at the fly.

I tied on a woolly...
Forum: Northeast 09-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By plecain
Re: Southern Maine?

Your first problem is that most streams in Maine close to fishing on October 1.

Most lakes and ponds, and some streams will remain open.

You can look here...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 859
Posted By plecain
Re: Best Low Cost Reel Options???

For the answers to make any sense, you need to tell everyone what kind of fishing you'll be doing.

What fish? What rod weights? Need a drag? Or not? Line capacity?

You get the idea. Any...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By plecain
Re: Integrity?

At best, this seems inconsiderate.

Most of us on this forum are not in the guiding business. Even so, I've seen (and made) posts where someone is looking for information on a specific date and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By plecain
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

Another good reel. I put them on rods I built for my grandchildren.
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 922
Posted By plecain
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

Cabela's Prestige Plus is a good reel.
The only criticism I have is that the finish chips very easily.
If that doesn't bother you, go for it.
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 616
Posted By plecain
Re: My faithful friend has now Passed. To Sandy, with love.

Sorry to hear it, Fred.

I'm happy you can say "A good run with a very close/trusted friend."

Take care.
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By plecain
Re: Chameleon, Ultragreen or Clear - Which one to use?

Chameleon almost all the time.

It does have a very hard surface. The hard surface means that loops in knots won't bite into each other as much as with softer material.

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Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 09-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By plecain
Re: Wanted: DSLR camera

I'd give this a look:

Used Nikon D40 Digital Slr Body ( $159

Then, you could pick up a Nikon 18-55 lens:

Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,375
Posted By plecain
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Rather than trying to find the perfect 'do-it-all' rod, I'd look at getting a couple (or more) rods that each does something really well.

You need not spend any more money, if that's a...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-16-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By plecain
Re: Classic Trout Half Off

Also, if you want a 5 wt 8'6" Tempt (same as CT), Sierra Trading Post has them for $109.95, but there's a 35% discount available which makes it $71.47.
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 09-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By plecain
Re: Help on buying a youth rig

I'd stay away from the heavy rods, too.

How big are these bass? I've caught 3-4# trout and 2-3# bass with a 2 wt. with no problems. Just use heavier tippet.

Just yesterday I used a 00wt. rod...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,022
Posted By plecain
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

This is a little inside baseball here.

I got on well with Diver Dan.

As to fly shops- I've been in one in my entire life. Even if I don't buy anything they're always friendly and willing to...
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