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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Lost fly rod

Sorry about your loss.... hope it works out for you..... I've lost lots of little things on the river -- more sunglasses than you can count, a fly box, nippers, forceps, flotant-- you name it-- but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Remember your first time casting?

A while back I posed a bio.. it contained this section about learning to Fly Fish in my teens, circa 1968.

I don’t think I saw more than two fly fisherman on the river during those days but...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By dhaynes
TFO Mangrove Evaluations

Was at a "Rep Day" sponsored by a local fly shop. Had the opportunity to cast a 7wt. TFO Mangrove. I really liked the way it cast and it felt lighter in the hand than its actual weight suggests. I've...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Woolie Buggers and Slower Rods

Try this link... McCauley Lord gives a pretty good description of the cast... better than I can in a short space..

The Belgian Cast | MidCurrent (
Forum: Other Gear 04-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Chest, Waist, or Hip Waders?......

I normally wear Silver Sonic convertibles most of the year but last summer my wife picked up a pair of Chota "Wading Socks"-- very light weight hippers you can position just below the knee, just...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Woolie Buggers and Slower Rods

You don't say what weight rod you're using so all advice will be a guess. But with a slow rod you might experiment with altering the way you cast. Try using a continuous motion cast -- sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Practice question

A lot of sound advice...... If you want to find an FFF certified instructor, check out this link.

Casting Instructors (
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 03-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By dhaynes
Re: WOOO...Tax time...considering new spey rod

Envious that you can consider a new rod with your tax repayment... I'll be thinking about which ones to sell to fund my tax bill!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,505
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Your State Fly Pattern

While I certainly respect BigJim's choice, The Deceiver might be more at home in D.C. For Maryland something more "white-bread" -- Sulphur Dun or Blue Wing Olive...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Stream dynamics and geomorphology

Would help to know the "why" of this question.

If you want to understand stream dynamics to better locate fish, then the Borger, Rosenbauer, or Hughes books might be sufficient.

But, if you...
Forum: Ladies Fly Fishing Forum 03-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By dhaynes
Re: I need the girl advise

A little food for thought..... Unless your wife has expressed a real desire to have a pink rod, you might stop a minute and think about this. I know a lot women anglers and none of them have pink...
Forum: General Discussion 03-16-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,475
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Fishing chicks?

My wife and I always fish together.... She really likes the together/alone thing. We drive to the river together, have breakfast on way together (or lunch on the way back), rig up, etc together but...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 680
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Two Reasons Not To Wade The Potomac

This thread is great fun, but....

The area where the sharks were caught, near Pt. Lookout, is at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay near near to where the deeper...
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 03-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Fly fishing for school credit?

Check this out.... It was written by Stan Ulanski, professor at UVA, to support a general education class. The course covers physics, entomology, geology, lymnology, history, philosophy into an...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Winston Ascent: an odd request

The rod is not under warranty... The last time I sent a non-warranty rod to winston I had to take out a 2nd mortgage on the house (maybe a little exaggeration, but not much). I would like to fix it...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Winston Ascent: an odd request

Reel seat.... but I'm not sure what "stenting"is...

---------- Post added at 08:42 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:41 PM ----------

Let's just say it is a mix of inattention and trunk...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-06-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By dhaynes
Winston Ascent: an odd request

I managed to mangle the butt end of my wife's Winston Ascent, 9 ft, 4 wt. rod. She loves that rod! So help me out of the doghouse!!!

I'm wondering someone on the forum has a broken Ascent, 9 ft, 4...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-20-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By dhaynes
Smile Re: Bamboo Fly rod question

Can't speak to the fragility issue; just don't know. But the shorter length of contemporary fly rods is related to the preference for lighter and faster casting rods. Long rods can be heavy and very...
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Resume for a Fly Shop questions??

While knowledge of gear, flies, etc are important, convincing the owner that you're the most 'kick-ass' retail salesperson he's ever seen would go a long way.....
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 528
Posted By dhaynes
Re: How 'nasty' is today's weather going to be?

Woke up to 15" in my back yard..... You 'overcome the adversity' kind of guys can have it....Me! I'm going back to bed!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 504
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Left Kreh

Interesting question... I did a quick, but cursory, Google search and didn't turn up photos taken by Lefty though you can find a ton taken of Lefty. Given the number of times he's cited as...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By dhaynes
Re: About to buy first rod/reel... LLbean and St Croix Rio Santo

I fished a St. Croix Rio Santo 8'6", 5wt for a couple of years only retiring it when I got a Winston. It was, imho, a very fine little rod. Its casts well; even had an FFF MCI comment on how well it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Lanyards

Attaching to wader straps is a good idea.. I have a home-made lanyard I think I will modify to attach this way... great idea...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Somerset Show 2014

I was at Somerset on Saturday and probably bumped into, ran into, stepped on the foot of, or jostled many members of the forum without knowing it.... How about a nice little pin, about the size of a...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 01-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,439
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Gunpowder junkies..... (Fishing Report)

Gunpowder is a nice stream and you can do a 2wt just fine but I suspect you will think about a 4wt before too long.... From Westminster, however, try Morgan's Run not too far from you, Beaver Creek...
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