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Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By gfirob
Re: Airlines and fly rods

I must say as somebody who travels as lot for work, bringing expensive stuff with me, we hand carry everything we can. I could not list the number of times bags have been lost, or equipment damaged....
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By gfirob
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

I was fishing a small Maryland river when the Angel of Death approached me from upstream.

“It’s time, Rob…” he said and I saw that he was using a well-worn Folstaf wading staff to move through the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By gfirob
Re: 1972 pflueger medalist 1495 rod recs

I use one of these with about 10 pounds of lead-core to balance an 8 /12' Phillipson Pacemaker bamboo rod. But it's a great reel.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By gfirob
Re: Streamside disposal of mono/floro?

When I trim leader or tippet, my Able nippers instantly transmogrify them into gold filaments and I pass them back to my man servant, Eduardo, who keeps them in an armored case. He also carries the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By gfirob
Re: Waders for kids?

Great suggestions. Thanks
Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 175
Posted By gfirob
Waders for kids?

I’d like some advice about waders for kids. I took my 10-year-old grandson out to the river today, just to walk along it and talk about fishing a little. He waded in his sneakers a little and said...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able Nipper update

Having used it now on the river some more, I still think they are nice but a little over-engineered. Kind of like renting a backhoe to bury your cat.

But once you take out a mortgage to buy one,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able Nipper update

Well, I may have leaks in my Redington waders, and moths in my feathers, but I will now bow before no man when it comes to my nippers...

Here is where we separate the sheep from the goats, the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By gfirob
Able Nipper update

OK, so I got my Able nippers and here is the review:

Fit and finish: Really nice.

Functionality: Cuts tippets really well.

Value for the price: Really not worth it, but it allows me to say...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,042
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

I have a gear keeper for my camera. I might repurpose that, but I kind of like the do-it-yourself option.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,042
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

Well, I like that Kryptonite chain lock, but I'm thinking it might catch on the fly line, and also it would drown you if you fell in.

But I'm liking Jaybo's FishUSA swivel's and rings. Not only...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,042
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

What about the Gear Keeper Zingers for cameras with the threaded pin? Those are heavy duty, but they cost $25 too,

100' of Paracord only costs $5.00, but where are you going to get the stainless...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,042
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

Hmmm. An Able nipper lanyard ("machined aluminum parts, and Sampo™ patented stainless steel, ball bearing swivel") costs $25. I think I'll go back to my fingernail clippers... It was a nice dream...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,042
Posted By gfirob
Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

So, if you were going to go ahead and pop for one of these $50 nippers (I know there was a long thread on this) what kind of zinger would you put it on? I mean, who has not had one of the pins fail...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 813
Posted By gfirob
Re: Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

Well, I was on the Gunpowder one time and I saw a kayak coming down river towards me and I could feel my blood pressure rise more and more the closer he got. “Come on, knuckle head” I thought “ruin...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 813
Posted By gfirob
Re: Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

These are all great replies, but I think I like Spring Creek’s philosophical thoughts the best. To be entirely honest, I usually do enjoy fly fishing even when I don’t catch anything because the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 813
Posted By gfirob
Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

No.

At least under these conditions:

Yesterday I went out in the afternoon, hoping to catch some evening activity. Two other fishermen and the fly shop told me that nothing was happening on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By gfirob
Re: This picture just speaks to me

Isn't that kind of an optimistic net for a creek that size?
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By gfirob
Re: looking for casting advice

Silver Creek's advice is very good, but I would encourage you to find an accomplished caster who will watch you cast and work you through the physical process. There is just nothing like a human...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By gfirob
Re: This picture just speaks to me

Not with my old knees, I'm afraid...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By gfirob
Re: Pfleuger Medalist Sticky

Can't you reverse the wind on a Medalist by turning the click-wheel over inside? One side has more ramped indentations than the other, if I remember correctly. Also, these are fairly heavy reels...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By gfirob
Re: Lanyards

I had slimmed down to a belt pack and a lanyard, but the belt pack kept dipping in the water and the lanyard is a lot of stuff jingling around your neck. I use the Vedavoo sling pack, which is small...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By gfirob
Re: Video of the Colorado Division of Wildlife air dropping Cutthroats

Wow, talk about catch and release...

I wonder what the survival rate is. It is true that fish have to survive pretty violent water action when rivers flood or dams have a release.

There was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Fishing Filmmaking

Well, actually I do make television documentaries for a living, but not about fishing (I’m sad to say).

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but here is some advice:

1. Don’t shoot anywhere that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best hip, waist, or sling pack for under $60?

A little above your budget, but this thing is the bomb. Watch the video:

Tightlines Sling Pack | VEDAVOO (http://vedavoo.com/shopping/tightlines-sling-pack/)
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