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Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod weight question

I cant speak for NC & TN trout but your 6wt would be ideal for river SM & LM.I fish a 6wt in FW and SW daily,its my favorite weight rod.Its also a favorite weight for large,trophy trout.It will...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By SkipS
Re: Using heavier line question

I fish the Fenwick 806 and it does well with either a 6wt or 7wt line.Fished it last night with a 6wt SA GPX line but I prefer a 6wt Clouser line.For bigger flies I will use a 7 with no...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fresh and saltwater rod?

If your only going to get 1 rod then definitely go with an 8wt.Yeah,an 8 is overkill for most LMB but it allows you to throw most any bass fly you want.It will handle just about all FW fish and about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By SkipS
Re: New fly rod.

You might want to consider one of the short bass rods from Redington or Ross.I have a 6wt Redington Predator and its really a 7wt but casts nicely.Just a fun rod to fish poppers with.I have heard...
Forum: Other Gear 07-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By SkipS
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

It all depends on which craft you enjoy using.Im a canoe guy and have an Oldtown Pack solo canoe.Its 12ft and 33lbs and easy to throw in my pu truck.Its nothing to launch in any pond or lake and...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By SkipS
Re: Airflo 6wt flyline

Line sold,thanks Zeus87.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By SkipS
Airflo 6wt flyline

Airflo bass/musky wf6f line.fished 1 time $35 shipped.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By SkipS
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I can also recommend an Orvis 7'11" 4wt rod.I still have mine that I bought back in 1982 and its just a sweet rod to fish.It should do everything you want for a 4wt.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

Runningfish,I don't own the Shorestalker.I just threw that out as an option as a shorter rod.The Predator works very well but I keep going back to my 8'8 6wt" Scott Heliply.Its a much nicer rod to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

G Loomis Shorestalker is 8'6" and is around $350.I also have the Redington Predator but I get tired of fishing it.I tried the TFO mini-mag but the 6-8 rod needed at least an 8wt line to make it work...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Bass Fly Line

Another vote for the SA GPX.Just a great all purpose wf line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By SkipS
Re: What length bass leader

I just go with a 6ft piece of #15 mono.My bass fishing usually involves stumps and lily pads so if I hang up a popper in that stuff,I like to get it back.Besides,bass are not leader shy so theres no...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt freshwater to a saltwater setup???

I fish a 6wt almost daily in both FW and SW.For the salt I prefer to throw a 7wt intermediate line but also use a floater as well as sinking and sink tip lines.My leader for the floater is usually...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By SkipS
Re: Experienced Advice Sought for a 7wt. Reel...

Although I don't own any of the specific reels you listed,I do fish J Ryall reels in FW and SW.This reel is pretty much exactly like the Teton you listed.I believe the makers of both reels are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By SkipS
Re: Your go to streamer rod

Although I don't fish for trout anymore my Sage 690 RPL throws streamers and poppers very nicely.Works well in the salt too.Probably caught more different species on this rod as any other rod I own.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By SkipS
Re: ? on a bass rig...

I agree with a 9' 6wt rod.I fish 6wt's almost daily for bass and light saltwater.Most will handle flies to sz.2 with no problems and you can always upline with a 7wt line for bigger flies.You will be...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-26-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By SkipS
Re: Reel for a saltwater 6 wt

I fish a couple of different reels on my SW 6wt rods.A Ross Canyon 3 is my favorite but I also use a J Ryall #6.I would pick up a Ross Gunnison or Cimarron.Either reel would work fine.A Teton or...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By SkipS
Re: Short 6 wt

Another vote for the short Redington Predator.I also upline mine with a 7wt bass taper and it throws a variety of bugs very nicely.Makes a great canoe rod.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By SkipS
Re: Old Orvis "Seven-Eleven" 4wt Full Flex: What have I got?

You picked up a nice rod there.I still have my 7-11 that I bought in the early 80's but it hasn't been fished in a number of years.It used to see lots of action back in MD for trout.Probably as close...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By SkipS
Re: Scott Heliply 8'8 8wt

This is easily my favorite rod.Got mine 10 years ago for about the same price.I liked so much I added a 6wt and a 9wt to my arsenal. Mine gets fished on an almost daily basis.Scott will repair any...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By SkipS
Re: Newbie needs help with first set up

Ive been at this game a long time and I also agree on a 6wt outfit.A 6wt will do most all freshwater and some light saltwater fishing.I probably fish a 6wt more than any other weight rod.It makes a...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-06-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By SkipS
Re: Small River Streamer rod

Another way to go would be a vintage glass rod,say a 7.5' or 8' Fenwick.These can be had for $100 or less and perform very well in tight areas.Glass tends to load with less line out and I feel they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-02-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By SkipS
Re: hooks for largemouth

I use a variety of hooks,mostly saltwater because I use the same flies for both FW and SW.The Mustad 34007/3407 are good as is the Eagle Claw 413 jig hook.Mustad 3306 is a good inexpensive hook and I...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt Streamer Rod?

Im with bmbailes on this one.The Redington Predator is an excellent rod for throwing streamers and larger flies.I fish the 7'10" 6wt and its just a fun rod to fish,especially with a 7wt line.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By SkipS
Re: Proper Inshore Line?

I fish an intermediate most of the time but a sink tip or full sinking line is also good to have.I fish a floater the least but I do use it now and then.You are probably going to end up owning...
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