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Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Casting long leaders -- tips

I tied the Borger version of the Harvey leader a few years ago, when Jason was using four sections. They did what was advertised, and I only used them on a few ocassions. I agree with you completely...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,068
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Casting long leaders -- tips

If you want to save time, google up Gary Borger Harvey Style leaders. Borger ties them with just THREE sections. I've used them, and they work well.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Orvis' new Superfine Glass rod - video

Good to be here. :)

I saw the rod being loaded into what appeared to be a long PVC tube, and wondered if they decided to go one piece. 4-PC rods just work better for me, especially since my car...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-02-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Orvis' new Superfine Glass rod - video

Hi Larry! :)
Fishing was slow this year*, so I didn't have much to say. Even catching little the little ones was tough, so this rod might be nice if next year is the same as this one.

* The...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-02-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Orvis' new Superfine Glass rod - video

Are these one piece rods? Good to see them made in the USA!
Forum: Fly Rods 10-15-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Sage Z-Axis question

SA was very good about two lines I had problems with, but they were much less than a year old.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By FrankB2
Re: I'm warming up to my Z-Axis...

A salesman at Cabelas strongly recommended the 905 Z-Axis when they first came out, and I bought one. It was true love at first, but then I became frustrated with casts beyond 40 feet. I realized...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-27-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,496
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Sage Z-Axis question

It's been my experience with a 9' 5wt Z-Axis that the rod does not like to be pushed or rushed. My casting stroke is very compact with the Z-Axis, something I developed after finding the rod very...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Joan Wulff's DVD?

I had it, and sold it here. Joan is an overhead caster, and I cast sidearm unless an overhead is the only thing that will work. There's not a lot on the DVD that you can't find on YouTube from Lefty...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-05-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By FrankB2
Re: My first Abel question

I had a couple of Abel TR reels, and they were definitely more loud when on the rod. The rod is a hollow carbon cylinder, and I suppose that amplifies the sound of the reel. Drove me crazy sometimes,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,791
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Polorized glasses.Yes or NO?

They won't help you see better in murky water, so don't expect that. ;) They can't hurt, and after wearing cheapo clip-ons for years, I finally plunked down $450 for prescription polarized...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,238
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 5-Weight Shootout

I looked at the shoot-out, and think George is all over the place with his opinions. The Circa is too soft, but scored higher than the ONE which he also said was too soft...???? The praise he heaped...
Forum: Fly Swap 04-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

Hi Boz,
Well.... If you only caught 4 Peacock Bass, then my head would explode. :D I hope you caught fifty. ;)
Forum: Fly Swap 04-10-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

I have a modesty award already, and have only myself to thank....LOL! Seriously, Swirlchaser's report deserves an award. That's great stuff.
Forum: Fly Swap 04-10-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

NICE! I was going to do a test exactly like this, and will. ;) My fly catching the big one isn't surprising. There are some people I'd like to thank before accepting the award..... :D
Forum: Fly Swap 04-09-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

Speaking of temperature, it's in the upper 70's here!

I forgot to thank John for putting this all together. You're one of the good ones. ;)
Forum: Fly Swap 04-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

I like to use smaller flies, so this worked out great for me. I was afraid of getting a dozen 8 inch Clousers. :D
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By FrankB2
Re: What are you cleaning, polishing, 'greasing' your line with?

Yvonne and I are on vacation this week, and stopped at the local lake. It's been pretty gross for the past two years (like standing in a toilet!!!), so I'll be cleaning everything tonight. It's hard...
Forum: Fly Swap 04-08-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,666
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 2013 Swap #3 : Clouser Style Flys

My package of flies came in today's mail. They're all nice, and some are REALLY nice. I thought I was tying small Clousers, but mine might be among the largest. :D
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By FrankB2
Re: What are you cleaning, polishing, 'greasing' your line with?

Fly line manufacturers like Scientific Anglers, Rio, and maybe Cortland claim to use high-tech coatings on their modern lines, and I never noticed any sinking tips on the newer products, with or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By FrankB2
Re: What are you cleaning, polishing, 'greasing' your line with?

Wow! I just realized that I went from religiously cleaning and dressing my lines (3M dressing), to not cleaning them at all. :eek::D The stream I fished last year is pretty clean, and I just stopped...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Introductions/streamers

Wooly Buggers are my main fly. I tie my own flies, and sometimes they float to high even with weight added. Marabou will sink eventually, but saliva gets them down more quickly. I add weight to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Custon Sage Light Line Eddie Bauer Limited Edition?

Give Sage a call. Sometimes a rep for one company was a rep for a different company last week. ;) I bet if Sage had anything to do with it, they'll get back to you with a solid answer.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,309
Posted By FrankB2
Re: Is it really worth it ?

I worked in retail, and was co-owner of a bicycle shop. I can't do apples to apples when talking about bikes shops and fly shops, however. We were able to keystone items like locks, pumps, racks,...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,412
Posted By FrankB2
Re: 4 wt reel

Depends.... I fish a 4wt most of the year, and catch quite a few decent stream smallmouth with it. This time of the year, the bruisers are pretty hungry, so I've been using my 5wt Z-Axis (plenty of...
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