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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 179
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Need your thoughts: giving a demo to cub scouts

For Cub Scouts, I would briefly compare fly casting to spin casting, demonstrate a simple pick-up, lay-down cast and then get them casting. 30 minutes isn't long.
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-22-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Durable Practice Fly?

I use a bare leader
Forum: Other Gear 05-20-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 658
Posted By rusty 54
Re: To stud or not to stud

My studs are just steel sheet metal screws, but I have waded with and without and feel more secure with.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Orvis courses

Where are you located? Michigan T.U. puts on a great school in early June. I would imagine other chapters or states do too.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 974
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Masked fishermen

I even wear one running the snow blower. Keeps those icy crystals off my face.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-12-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Good place to fish in Northern Michigan

Go to www.michigan.org/dnr
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-10-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Good place to fish in Northern Michigan

I sound like a shill for the TU guidebooks, but they are available for the Ausable, Manistee and Boardman, too.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Good place to fish in Northern Michigan

I would start with the Pigeon River area. This is just south of there, east of I-75. You have the Sturgeon, Pigeon and Black rivers, close enough to fish all 3 in a day, but enough water to keep you...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Good place to fish in Northern Michigan

Where will you be in northern Michigan? Lots of water to choose from. If you can narrow it down a bit. We are blessed with much public access.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By rusty 54
Re: NRS inflatable drift boat ? Freestone/Clearwater drifter

Google Dry Fly float boats. I have the 3 person that we use on Michigan rivers. I like it.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By rusty 54
Re: 7X Tippet

What's an Orvis pose?
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,465
Posted By rusty 54
Re: How Are You Combating Cabin Fever??

Went to the fly fishing show in Cincinati, yesterday. Had a good time. When we left the show, it was 57 degrees and sunny! Drove back up to the snow today.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By rusty 54
Re: What am I missing?

If you're having fun and catching fish, you are missing nothing.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 847
Posted By rusty 54
Re: What if?

The Adams and the Elk wing caddis are good arguments, but my choice would be partridge and red soft hackle. size 14.
Forum: Fly Reels 01-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By rusty 54
Re: looking for a good 4wt reel for around 120

If you can find a Battenkill Bar Stock, I like mine on my 4wt.
Forum: Fly Lines 01-18-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By rusty 54
Re: DT or WF for my 2wt

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If someone has a 2 wt WFF fly line, please compare the diameter of the running line to the forward portion of the line and let us know how much of a drop off in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By rusty 54
Re: 2wt Reel Advice

It is not on your list, but I have the same rod and put a Redington Drift 2/3 on it. I like it. About $100.00.
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,575
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

I can think of at least 6 shops here in Michigan where I have dealt with the owners. Never a problem.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

Heck yeah! I've had many days like that. In a couple of weeks, I'll be fishing the Ausable below Mio. What a show that is! After the tubers are done, the fishing usually gets good, so we pick up...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-06-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By rusty 54
Forum: Other Gear 07-25-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,643
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Who still uses a vest?

I have vests and sling bags. Prefer the vest
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,305
Posted By rusty 54
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

1 hour to a good smallmouth river. 3 1/2 to 4 hours to my prefered trout water. Try to get up there once a month. Mileage does matter. Time off matters more. My 15 year old mini van makes it not...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Ludington

I have only fished the Baldwin area a few times, but your vibram soles should be fine. Thats all I use in Michigan any more. The P.M. is a federally designated stream. There are times of the year...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 04-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Trout opener is tomorrow....

I'm staying south this year and casting to smallies on the Huron. Hope to go north in a couple of weeks
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-18-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Teaching my FUTURE father in-law tomorrow...

I dabbled in fly fishing before my daughter brought some guy home with her and decided to marry him. He really got me into fly fishing. He was self taught and showed me the basics. We both...
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