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Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By coug
Re: Who still uses a vest?

I sure love my guide vest, and the foul weather vest has crossed my mind spring creeks where I only use one box.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 87
Posted By coug
Re: Where do buy your materials.

Some good advice on the common sources. They can have great deals on things like trout hooks by the 100. I try to get my stuff local. The Red Shed is my local shop and has great materials for...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 08-31-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By coug
Re: A terrible practice day

I am just starting my fourth year with two-handed rods. I learned with Scandi heads but switched to 55' heads last year for my 7 and 8wts. What a difference! Just relaxing with much less...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By coug
Re: Who's using the Tapatalk App??

use it all of the time for this and other forums.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-29-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By coug
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I built up a 590 a couple of years ago. I have four or five lines laying around and the gold was by far the best for me and my style.
Forum: Coldwater Articles 08-29-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,206
Posted By coug
Re: Becoming Member of 20-20 Club Can Be Challenge

Nice advice in the OP. We have a spring creek here we fish in winter where it is not uncommon to get the 20 -20. One thing I will add based on my experience is that a really good drag has helped...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By coug
Re: Spey Fly Line Head Lengths Defined

I have also seen this: http://www.affta.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/spey_line_weights.pdf

The affta stated
Shooting heads <50'
Short belly 50-60'
Medium belly 60-70'
Long belly >70'
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-12-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,030
Posted By coug
Re: How do you bring home the bacon?

Faculty member at university. Did a lot of field work around the west which was great fun.
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By coug
Re: Excellent Customer service from Monic Fly Line

I bought a couple of their running lines last year for a couple of my reels for two-handers. I like to weld my own loops so called about the shrink they use and they just sent me some. No cost to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By coug
Re: The computer in front of you.

Oh geez, that brings back nightmares from my grad school days.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,262
Posted By coug
Forum: Other Gear 07-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By coug
Re: Who still uses a vest?

Now I need to change my response. Vest for trout. Steelhead is just the pockets in my waders or my raincoat. Box of flies, extra leader, spool of tippet, and some pliers. I have my nippers around...
Forum: Other Gear 07-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,538
Posted By coug
Re: Who still uses a vest?

I have been given a few chest packs as gifts, but always come back to a vest. I will use one of the chest packs if I need to hike in somewhere because it has a small backpack.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By coug
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

I think Joe Saracione helped with the sealed drag model. It will be something if they are as nice as the Saraciones!

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By coug
Re: Scott vs. Winston

Poppy, the owner of my home fly shop (The Red Shed) has a signature that I agree with. "How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By coug
Re: Sage Rod Chart Begs the debate - which is best?

Like others I have owned many of them, and eventually sold most including a 690 XP and 590 ZXL last year. But I enjoy building up rods and I keep looking for z-axis blanks as it is hard to get...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By coug
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

Kind of a strong statement to make, isn't it? I don't think Abel designed the super 4 (which I have two) for tuna. I have two super 4's that are my favorite trout reels for my 4 and 5 wts. They...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,319
Posted By coug
Re: Scott vs. Winston

Bottom line with fishing rods is that you need to go and try them out. I think any statements on equipment in fly fishing should begin with "it is my opinion." I have an older 8'6" 2p Winston WT...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,855
Posted By coug
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

30 minutes to the Clearwater and Snake for steelhead. A bit longer for trout.

Vehicle: I make two or three one-week trips in late-June early July to my favorite cutthroat water about 4h away. ...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By coug
Re: Abel vs. Hatch Debate

I have 6 Abels and avoid the cosmetic finishes because of the extra cost. They just work in all conditions. As RFB said they are bomb proof.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By coug
Re: Maybe i spent too much on my 5wt?

I am with Fred, it is a matter of personal taste. I do not accumulate dozens of rods because I get rid of the ones that I do not enjoy, and that has included all kinds of prices from low to very...
Forum: Other Gear 07-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By coug
Re: Wading boots ?

Yup, mine are four years old with the rubber soles and the sole is shot, but I am ordering exactly the same thing except in felt. Great boots. Comfortable, rugged, and lots of support in rivers...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-08-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By coug
Re: what scissors do you like?

I use the Dr. Slick tungsten in an arrow pattern for most tying, but also love the razors for really fine work.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-25-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By coug
Re: Blank on the way - component recommendtions

I bought all of my components for my last build from Mike at Snake Brand. Very nice components and Mike is great to deal with. That is where I will go again for my next build.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 724
Posted By coug
Re: Wading boots! Help.

My home waters are in WA, ID, MT and OR. Most of the waters are high gradient Rocky Mountain rivers with large rocks and boulders. I bought the G3 guides for trout and steelhead when Simms no...
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