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Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,099
Posted By horsehead
Re: The Phantom Punch and An Early TKO...

So sorry to hear about this. I wouldn't hesitate to let the local shop know (if there is one). Someone knows something... Those guys need their rods snapped in half and then used to give them a good...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By horsehead
TFO Pro II vs TFO Mangrove 7wt

I did the same side by side test with the bvk and the mangrove. I went with the mangrove. Not that it's better in every way, but it certainly suits me better.


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Forum: Fly Reels 04-30-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By horsehead
Re: Allen ATS #3 Reel Question

I noticed that as well and was wondering the same thing... I have the ATS 1 on a 3wt and it is a fantastic reel. I also have a Trout II and an Alpha III. I would be happy with any of Allen's...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 04-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fiberglass Fiasco

Rip, I have an FF80. Wondering if that's one you like with a lighter line?


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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-25-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 750
Posted By horsehead
Re: What's special about razor scissors?

The difference is they are WICKED sharp. It's hard to describe until you use them. They cut through material with such ease that sometimes it feels like there isn't anything even between the blades...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By horsehead
Re: TFO Pro II vs TFO Mangrove 7wt

TiCrX is gonna be waaay stiffer than the mangrove. The point of the mangrove is to make realistic fishing casts at real world distances for real world casters. It is definitely softer, but that...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By horsehead
Re: TFO Pro II vs TFO Mangrove 7wt

Sorry, but it's such a joke that a shop won't get a Rod in for you to try without signing your name in blood that you'll purchase it. The point of doing business with brick and mortar is to handle...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By horsehead
Fly Vise Help

For a quality bobbin, look no further than the Rite Bobbin. Sure there are more expensive ones. Some even have auto retrieve function. But for a balance of fantastic operation and quality at an...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 570
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fly Vise Help

Ard is exactly right. There's no need to drop $100-$150 on your first vise. A standard fixed head vise is more capable than you are at this point. Plus, you can use the money you save on materials...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,041
Posted By horsehead
Re: Three Wt. Rods - A rookies perspective

Cabela's also has their two glass rods on sale right now (CGR and PRIME) with free shipping. If I had a pond behind my house, I'd be looking real hard at the PRIME one piece glass (heck, I don't have...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
what rod weight

I'd say search YouTube. There are a few videos on it. Basically though, you put one end of the blank on the table and the other you cradle in your palm. You then slowly turn the blank while putting...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
Re: what rod weight

Guides on a fly rod go on the belly, just like a spin rod. Finding the spine is pretty easy. There are lots of companies making affordable blanks out there. Just do a quick google search of the Rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
what rod weight

Riptide, I certainly agree you can get better components and build it yourself. I've built three rods now an have done just that, all on a homemade jig like you show.

My only point with the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,238
Posted By horsehead
Re: Your Fly rod brand of choice

I've always been a fan of TFO rods. Mainly because I'm a father of 4 and my budget is small. The quality to cost ratio for their offerings is very high. And I know if I break it, I can get it...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By horsehead
Re: Top Water Bassing

Very nice! What kind of bass are these? I've not seen anything like them. Where are you located?


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Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
Re: what rod weight

Have you ever built a Rod before flyin fool? I was just considering building a mangrove, but part of what I love about the one I have is the grip and hardware. If I do get another, it'll be a factory...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
Re: what rod weight

I love the Mangrove. I personally think it's a best of both worlds, do it all rod.


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Forum: Fly Rods 04-16-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
Re: what rod weight

The pro II is gonna be way softer than the TiCrX. The TiCrX is pretty stiff. But, if you're slinging big stuff and need distance, stiff isn't necessarily a bad thing.


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Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-16-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,244
Posted By horsehead
Re: The Cost of Trout Fishing

I'm not debating the merits of catch and release vs catch and keep for any individuals preferences, but I think that whatever we do, we need to realize that fishing is blood sport. If you're not ok...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By horsehead
Re: what rod weight

If it were me, I'd go with a 9. If you're into a striper, an 8 could really be undergunned. A 10 would probably be better. I've been told by some really knowledgable folks that a 9 is a much more...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-11-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By horsehead
Re: 5wt shootout defl chart: where is the One?

Ha! Scoutm, that was funny!


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Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,641
Posted By horsehead
Re: 3wt short stick

Wow, that thing is gorgeous! Enjoy!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 978
Posted By horsehead
Re: Do you know your state fish?

North Carolina: red drum!
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,641
Posted By horsehead
Re: 3wt short stick

I've been debating building a SFRC 2wt. I've read that the Classic series are as soft/slow as it gets. I think it'd be a blast as a small stream brookie rod, or to abuse some bluegill on.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,641
Posted By horsehead
Re: 3wt short stick

VERY cool. I've not seen his work in person, but have seen a lot of pictures. Looks like he really knows his stuff. I'm sure you'll be extremely happy.
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