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Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By klunker
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

As a guide what is your discount from Sage?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By klunker
Re: Guided trips and fishing spots

I don't think when you hire a guide your paying for "his honey holes". Your paying for his time (he is trying to make a living), the cost of his equipment (boat, gas, lunch, truck to haul boat,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By klunker
Guided trips and fishing spots

A question for the guides here. And please let me know if your a guide or not.
When your guiding a client to "your" fishing spots do you expect the client to end up fishing these spots on his own or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 539
Posted By klunker
Re: Laces vs BOA

I've got a set of Simms Rivertek with the boa laces.
This is my take on them

1) they are easier than laces to get on and tighten up, ready to go.
2) I have never had one fail in the field BUT...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By klunker
Re: Why do some not catch fish?

When someone wades down the middle of the river the local gear fishermen call them "bears". As they look like bears walking around in the river looking for fish. I have been guilty of this myself. It...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By klunker
Re: King of the River

I noticed the casting too. Instead of something like 10-2 hes doing 9-3.
Seems like his stroke is too long and he has no pause or dwell on the back cast to allow the line to straighten behind him....
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,135
Posted By klunker
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

I surprised at all the people that still wear watches.
I have never owned one or found the need for one.
If I don't need/use one why have one?
As someone else mention there are clocks on nearly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Kicked My Butt

I've been at it for a while and its not easy.
I would caution you on heavy tippets and "putting the wood to them". if your using nymphs, I assume most of them are smallish on small hooks, if you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By klunker
Re: First time failure

I started fly fishing the same as you, chasing steelhead. had lots of help from others.
I'm just up the coast from you so I suspect most of this will apply to you.

1) flies to use. eggs, globugs,...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 981
Posted By klunker
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

I do the same type of thing. Lake Run Browns, over 30", over 20lbs. 7-8" streamers. Swinging or in most cases stripping the fly back in.

I use a 7 wt switch or a 9ft 8wt. either one is a min. as...
Forum: Other Gear 02-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By klunker
Re: Your thoughts on this canoe?

i have a 10ft v hull row boat i use on larger rivers. I have a small 6hp outboard. A trolling motor is only like 1/4-1/2hp for comparison. if you have any distance to go i'd go small outboard. its a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By klunker
Re: Took a Change and Grabbed a Sage 99 5wt

have a 8wt 99, like it alot for nymping. like the extra length.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,751
Posted By klunker
Re: Great Lakes Steelhead

wow, i'm surprised its ice is breaking up already.
had a get together with a bunch of the locals that fish steelhead up here (wi) and everybody is worried that ice won't be gone for at least 6...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Rod Weight Question

Fred, thanks for the explanation.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Rod Weight Question

I fish the great lakes for steelhead primarily. have used a 8wt single hander and a 7 wt switch. my take is a 8wt either single hander or double is the way to go. here is why. we have lots of snags...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By klunker
Re: Is a 6 wt switch rod equivalent to an 8 wt?

I do pretty much the same as you, steelhead and smallies on a 8wt. I got a 7wt. switch rod this spring. After battling some steelhead this fall its my experience that the 7wt doesn't have the back...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 12-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By klunker
Re: MOW tips for switch chucker line ?

I use a 7wt Sage one Switch rod with the switch chucker line.
I use 10ft floating thru type 3 and 6 up to a t-14 tips. I haven't use MOW tips at this point. I don't have issues tossing small...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,132
Posted By klunker
Re: Rio Switch Chucker Impressions

have the same exact set-up as the original poster. only thing I have had issues with is tossing a large (6-7") articulated streamer. maybe exceeding capabilities of the line/rod, definitely exceeding...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 57,456
Posted By klunker
Re: Brown Trout Pics

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/members/klunker-albums-brown.html

Brown caught on my switch rod, for ref the length of the cork is about 19" the 2 grey windings on the rod above the...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 11-30-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By klunker
Re: Got my first swicth rod...

Got my first switch rod this spring. What made it "click" for me was not "slow down" it was "smooth". I would make the movements slow enough but I didn't tie them together in a smooth movement. I...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-30-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By klunker
Re: Salmon Fly Tie along

I was a yes until I started looking into the materials.
I don't have alot of the more unique stuff, Golden Pheasant Top, Tippet or Tail, the Goose Shoulder, Peacock Wing and the Jungle Cock.

Most...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-19-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,359
Posted By klunker
Re: Lamson Litespeed 2??

I think you've got it backwards. If your messing with the line winding with your fingers your looking for issues. As I mentioned before I fish for "larger" trout/salmon. I don't use my fingers when...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-22-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By klunker
Re: Small flies on an 8wt

I think your going to be fine with just an 8 wt. Take it from a guy who fishes in Wisconsin over 100 days a year.
If I had to use only rod it'd be a 8 wt. Especially for the stuff a guy fishes or...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-31-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By klunker
Re: Looking for a 6 wt

I have a 6wt thats for sale. 2 piece with case, this is in excellent condition. 2 days use only.
...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By klunker
Eastern CottonTails becoming extinct?

Conservationists seek to save 'Peter Cottontail' from extinction | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/30/conservationists-seek-to-save-peter-cottontail-from-extinction/?test=latestnews)
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