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Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By bmbailes
Re: TFO Esox rod

great to hear! i think i'll be grabbing one soon:) i have a 6wt Mangrove and love the action...i have heard the esox is based off the Mangrove blank.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By bmbailes
TFO Esox rod

thinking about adding the 10wt version to my arsenal. does anyone here use one or have had a chance to cast one? i'm also curious about the cork/ rubber mix grip.

any info is helpful:)
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Opinions on 3wt rods

love the tfo finesse series...glass-like action! i have used the 5' half wt...nice lil smokies rod!
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Thin body trout reel?

Definitely the Battenkill! I own a couple of them. They are the perfect minimalist reel...and very well machined.
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 08-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By bmbailes
FS...a steal!!!..Allen Alpha III reel, spare, with line

i have WAAAYY too many Alpha III's in black. this one has been sitting unused on my shelf! i believe this is number 7:) anyways, new Alpha III size 3 in black, spare spool is black, and both will...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 08-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By bmbailes
Re: FS new Trout reel and line!

sure mtaag! thatll be fine.
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 08-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By bmbailes
Re: FS new Trout reel and line!

Yes its the newest version...clicks both ways. I'm in North Alabama
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 08-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By bmbailes
FS new Trout reel and line!

i have a spare unused, brand new Allen Trout II size 1 reel in gunmetal anodize.....SOLD...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Guide recommendations for AL /FL Gulf Coast

also Yano Serra of Speck Tackle Lure Outfitters. been out with him and he knows those redfish!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 87
Posted By bmbailes
beach fishing in the gulf

head to our annual gulf trip in 2 weeks. i usually hit the inshore bayous for reds and specks but this yr i'm gonna save the cash and fish around the condo. we stay right next to peridido pass...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By bmbailes
Re: what stage are you in??

i think thats what i like...small streams are more intimate. i have to drive an hour for trout in small water but this is whats behind my house in the stream:)
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Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By bmbailes
what stage are you in??

i've been thinking about my flyfishing and how it has changed over the yrs....i started out as a kid wading the creeks throwing flies to panfish but hoping for the elusive bass to take a bite. then i...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

i use a variety of 4wt glass rods! the 4wt can throw hopper/droppers but being fiberglass, bends into the handle with fiesty panfish:) lots of fun and what i end up fishing for to relax and have non...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-31-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By bmbailes
Re: New #8 bass/pike line

the 40+ is designed to launch line out further. i would go with the bass/musky line, especially for close in work....or like you mentioned, the outbound short( my favorite).
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-31-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Favorite 8 weight bass flies

topwater.....charteuse Blockhead popper, tied with some rabbit zonkers and lots of rubber legs!

subsurface....Galloups Bottoms up in either tan or white.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,749
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Orvis Fly Rod Sale - What's Up?

The Access is being replace by the Recon. Including a 7'11" Bass stick in the lineup! The Super fine is gonna be the Super fine Carbon and have hardware like the Super fine Glass.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Best reel for a classic trout Rod?

I'll have to go with the Orvis Battenkill also! they are awesome lil reels....guess thats why i own a few:) very simple design, well machined, and come from a good company!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 954
Views: 69,122
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

I use a topwater bug and a subsurface bug, of some type.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 69,122
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

Yes sir i do:)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 69,122
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

nothing beats the intimate feel of small stream fishing! coupled with a glass rod....this is a slice of heaven:) the past 2 evening i have been a bachelor( wife and kids are at the beach with...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 07-15-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By bmbailes
FS...Complete setup!! TFO, ALLEN, RIO

I have a need for more glass rods:) so up for sale is a new 8wt TFO Clouser rod, Brand new Allen Alpha III ( black), and a New RIO Outbound Short Intermediate tip line. I can honestly say this whole...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Allen Trout ll gunmetal question

i own several Allens! and really like the Trout II in gunmetal( i have 3). I also have an ATS reel and it is basically in black only and a smaller reel. ideal for brookie streams and shorter 2-3wt...
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 07-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By bmbailes
Re: FS Allen Icon 6WT WF Line

got it! sent my info back.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Custom Echo!

I have quite a collection of glass 4wts and this is my favorite by far! Next in line would be my 7' Kettle Creek blank but its fast glass. The Echo is nice and smooth...very similiar to the old...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Custom Echo!

$130... but well worth it!
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