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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Today, 07:56 PM
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Re: Synthetic bucktail?

Lots of tyers use craft fur
Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:52 AM
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Views: 3,752
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Albright is going out of business

Their website still says "warranties will be honored" and says to call 800-781-7703 or email . Worth a try, although I tried to contact them with a question about...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds Yesterday, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Wanted: Orvis Green CFO III, I think

The green ones were the CFO III D disc drag models introduced in the early 1990's.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-19-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Orvis warranty

I had that problem a few years ago. Brought it into the Orvis Boston store (before they closed that location) and they swapped the tip right away with another rod of the same model that they had in...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-17-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: New Orvis......

If it is built on the same rod blanks as the H2 but with a stealthier finish, that's okay with me. Stealth is good. So are the H2 blanks.* Together they would be even better.

*Although they do...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Good 9' 5-6 weight rod for tight line nymphing

Orvis Clearwater, Redington CT, Redington Crosswater
Forum: Member Introductions 07-14-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Old fly fisher; new to the forum

Welcome Rod! I have to say I'm jealous. My own college-age kids were enthusiastic fly tyers and (spin) fishers when they were very young, but then one of them gill-hooked a bluegill and it bled out...
Forum: The Cost of Traveling To.......... 07-13-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,864
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gates Au Sable Lodge, Grayling, Michigan...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: First Carribean trip (Belize): gearing up questions

If you booked through a fishing travel specialist they can probably give you the best-informed answers to all your questions. You could also call the lodge directly (they have an 800 number) to ask....
Forum: Fly Rods 07-13-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: G. Loomis Unveils Asquith Fly Rods with Shimano Technology

I had a chance to chat with Bill Alley, the originator of that design, back when he owned and ran Diamondback. He told me the Diamondback woven scrim was an adaptation of the mesh technology used in...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Line Cleaning and Straighteing

Rio posted some very good YouTube videos on how to do it.

Step 1 (wash the line with a cloth, mild detergent and water):

Steps 2 (use a specially...
Forum: Other Gear 07-08-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Folding wading staff?

Had a Folstaff and liked it well enough, replaced it with the Orvis ripcord which I like much better. The stiff lock-in-place ripcord provides for a much tighter, sturdier connection between the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-07-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,886
Views: 381,077
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: What have you been tying today?

Pompier Muddlers, size 6
Forum: Share Patterns 07-04-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gatcha! Bonefish Fly - Most popular fly for bonefish?

The "Gotcha" pattern was originally developed by Jim McVay as a variant of the Crazy Charlie. McVay called it the "Gotcha" because that's what his Andros guide would say every time he hooked a fish....
Forum: Fly Reels 07-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: best reel for a Scott Meridian 7 weight 9' 0"

I usually fish 8 or 9 weights for salmon. But if I were looking for a 7 wt for salmon, I would get an Orvis Access Mid Arbor IV and put as close to 200 yards of 30# dacron as will fit on it. Salmon...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-30-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Best available resource for pattern recipes?

There is no one best source, but ya gotta start somewhere. Here are a few of my favorites:
Forum: Western U.S. 06-25-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Park City, Utah

My roommate from grad school now lives in Park City. His favorite fly shop is Jan's. They were very helpful when I stopped in there last fall (but I was looking for fishing advice, not tying...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-24-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Let's talk LL Bean reels.

I think the only clicker Bean makes right now is the Pocket Water for 3-4 weight lines. 5 might be a little tight.
Forum: Share Patterns 06-17-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Simple Black Ant - Its terrestrial season!

Ray Bergman made his ant bodies out of black tying thread, adding multiple coats of head cement as he was building up the humps. They sink well, and make a great drowned imitation if dead drifted...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,114
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Small Stream Dry Fly Rod

Orvis used to make a 7' 5 weight graphite model called the Small Stream Special. They are hard to find these days, but if you ever see one, grab it. It was designed to be especially good at...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-08-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: RIP Bailey ( dog )

So sorry. Most of us have been through this and it is never easy. We become so attached to them and they are with us for such a short time.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-07-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,169
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Thoughts on Orvis......

And Diamondback manufactured their mid-price rods too, back when Diamondback was still independent and making rods in Vermont.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-07-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,169
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Thoughts on Orvis......

I've never understood the contempt for Orvis. I've always at least respected them, even during the wilderness years when their tapers fell behind the competition and they tried to compete by adding...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-06-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fighting Butt or Not on 9' 6wt?

I have an 8 weight with a removable fighting butt that I rarely bother to put on, not even for salmon or bonefish. I don't know why they put them on 6 weights at all.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-05-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Most "non-typical" thing done with an 8 wt?

People fish for big trout all the time with 5 or 6 wt rods. If you think about it, there's no difference in the rod needed to play a 3 lb trout versus a 3 lb bass. What makes an 8 good for bass...
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