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Forum: Fly Lines 02-03-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Magoo79
Re: Sinking line

I've tried the william joseph basket belt for when i am fishing from shore. Normally I lay it on the boat floor, and I try to layer it. If I'm using divers or a fast fly that needs to be stripped...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-03-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Magoo79
Re: Sinking line

I would like to do outbound line because I seem to get the rod to load pretty good, however I just can't seem to keep the running line from turning into a giant birds nest when I try to shoot it....
Forum: Fly Lines 02-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Magoo79
Sinking line

I am using a Sage 10wt TCR rod, I am currently using Rio Outbound short head intermediate sinking line. I need something that can sink faster and get deeper for a pike/musky trip coming up. I was...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-01-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,496
Posted By Magoo79
Re: Helios, TCX or BIIx?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I just found out there is a flyshop about 40min from my house. I'm going to head over there to try casting some of the rods. I'm definitely going to be looking at...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,496
Posted By Magoo79
Helios, TCX or BIIx?

I'm looking at treating myself to a post christmas gift this year. I have been using a Sage 10wt tcr rod for pike/muskie to throw larger flies and poppers. I'm looking at getting another 10wt that is...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-18-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Magoo79
Re: recommended line weight.

thanks for the tip guys. I'm going to be trying some of those ideas. I still have some time to practice before the area gets hard water. for probably the last 5 years i have mostly been fishing a...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Magoo79
Re: recommended line weight.

Thanks for the tips. I'll try them out. Hopefully I will have some time to take a a casting lesson or 2 before winter to improve my technique and work out some of my bad habits.
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-17-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Magoo79
Re: recommended line weight.

I can get the rod to load, and I put a pretty good bend in the rod on my forward and backward cast. the problem I have is on the cast I will get the line out but the big hairy flies just seem to...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-16-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Magoo79
recommended line weight.

Hello everyone, On my trip this year on Eagle Lake ontario I saw a legal musky that did a few follows then the whole rest of the week was high winds, and lightning and thunderstorms. I was unable to...
Forum: Flies 04-09-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Magoo79
Re: bead sizes

do those slide on, or would I have to tie it on? Thanks for the info

Mike.
Forum: Flies 04-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Magoo79
bead sizes

Hello, I'm looking to tie some big pistol petes for musky and pike fishing. My question is, does anyone know what size bead would slide on a size 1/0 or 2/0 hook? They would be saltwater size flies....
Forum: Fly Rods 03-17-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Magoo79
Re: Florocarbon ? Why or what is it

There is a simple way to help fix the floro wanting to peel off a spinning reel. Because of the high memory, when spooling your reel with floro you have to make sure the reel is spinning in the same...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Magoo79
Re: casting with outbound

OK, I've been doing more practice. I've been letting out line on my back cast to help load the rod, I find I have to let out nearly 20 or more feet in order to get the line to pull out of the rod on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Magoo79
Re: casting with outbound

Thanks Guys, I have been practicing casting that way when i got home from work. I do find however that when I'm casting, although I'm getting power I'm getting a wicked tailing loop. The tip of the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-12-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By Magoo79
casting with outbound

Hello, I picked up some rio outbound short head line. I went out the other day casting for pike. My setup is a Sage TCR 10wt and Rio coldwater outbound short head. I normally don't have any issues...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-04-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,015
Posted By Magoo79
Re: Bluegill on a Fly Rod ??

up here in illinois bluegills hit anything where I go, I've spit in the water and they come up and start trying to find the food. I normally just use small mosquito flies on my 00wt and some of the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-02-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Magoo79
Re: Winter Steelhead

I would try some pistol petes. Some may consider it cheating, but they seem to work pretty good in Illinois.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-23-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Magoo79
Flyrod as a gift for beginner

Hello, I'm looking at buying my dad a flyrod as a gift. he used to play around with some flyrods but never really learned how to use it and I think he gave up. We are going up to canada this year and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Magoo79
Re: 10wt line recommendations

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. All I have in my area is basspro and cabelas, and they don't have any demo reels with line to try out.

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By Magoo79
10wt line recommendations

Hello, I just purchased a 10wt Sage TCR rod. I will be using it for mostly Pike and Musky throwing tarpon, barracuda flies, and big topwater poppers and divers. I'm looking at getting a floating line...
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