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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Synthetic bucktail?

I have all sorts of hair, Craft Fur - Angora Goat - Fish Hair - Polar Bear - the list is extensive. Rip Tide called it; when the fly needs Buck Tail then buck tail it is. I don't dye my own they are...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Awesome Wyoming TR....

It's a long way off Rich but I don't plan on booking fishing trips next year so I will be free to travel. The only thing I need to consider is Boss, he will be 12 next summer and I can't leave him...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: New to Fly Fishing

I agree with Fred,

Although there may be Orvis employee's who are not really experienced with gear and tactics I would be more comfortable sending a new guy to Orvis than either of the other 2...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-27-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Awesome Wyoming TR....

Absolutely wonderful, splendid, and............ I could exhaust my vocabulary trying to let you guys know how much I wish I could join in on a trip like that! Maybe next year, I could do it but would...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 07-27-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: 7WT Switch

Hi Steve,

I've had the opportunity to fish with the Beulah Platinum 11' 8 weight and it was great. Also got to use the short Sage )ne in a seven, ditto's on that one. I have 3 Hardy Swift 11'6"...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-27-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: I prefer 2pc rods....... Am I a dinosaur?

Thanks buddy,

Based on my experiences with fly rods I'd have to say that I have had some and still do have 2 piece rods whos performance I am in awe of. The most notable of those rods is a 1979...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 07-26-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Wanted: Orvis Green CFO III, I think

True that there were Spruce Green CFO reels which were meant to be salt water disc reels but............. reels were produced by BFR for Orvis as CFO which were olive green with brass latch cover and...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-26-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,345
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: I prefer 2pc rods....... Am I a dinosaur?

Hi Rod,

I've been following the thread a little but haven't posted any preference because I don't really have one.

On the blog article, better to copy and paste the article here because we do...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-26-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Hiking and Avoiding Snakes

The best advice I can offer does little good for a person headed out tomorrow however can serve you well in the long run. I lived in GA for a couple years and know that in some areas the Copperheads...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-23-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Tying Shank Flies;

If you can find a deal on hooks like I mentioned they offer a really economical way to make flies. Of course you have to provide the stinger hooks and they add to to overall cost per fly...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-23-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By Hardyreels
Tying Shank Flies;

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg406/Hardyreels/Materials%20Image%20Files/Magnet0882_zpswptvfk59.jpg...
Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,158
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

Nothing beats a nipper thread! Period, they are by far the closest we get to ragged here :)

I won't be getting the new Orvis cutters although I was perfectly happy with my 99 cent clippers I used...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Looking for a new fishing ride. Anyone tried this one?

Looks kinda like our Subaru Forester but the Forester just has a big dog bed in the back :)
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 07-20-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Hardyreels
South Central Alaska Sweltering in Heat!

If I were 30 years old again and wanted to work on my tan these past few years would have been perfect. The problem is that I am not and I run a one man guide & outfitter service in the greater Mat...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-20-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 15,274
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: a foody thread?

It's nice to see Casey's thread brought back to the board, thanks guys :)

Eric, those look wonderful!
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 720
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

Hi Dewayne,

My first good rod was a Fenwick 8' six weight. It was one of the brown fiber glass rods and they were 65 dollars when I got it. I believe I was earning close to 4 dollars an hour at...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,115
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Pricing of Premium Rods and Equipment - Yikes!!

I'm pretty sure we have members here who have been in this game longer than I have, I'll only turn 62 this November.............. Something I've avoided in all these thousands of posts is trying to...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-17-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 673
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

Hi,

I have rods of many vintages made from Bamboo - Fiberglass and Graphite. I don't know that there is an advantage to either material, moreover it is a preference for the various actions they...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 07-17-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,577
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: I am on the verge of quitting

Very good point you make here! Spey casts are essentially giant roll casts made with a long rod, specialized line and a sequence of moves governed by timing. In short a roll cast.
Forum: Flies for Alaska 07-17-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Dollie Flys for Quartz Creek?

You don't need the fancy ostrich butt or rib, and they of course will work fine without the jungle cock eyes. I do however recommend the wings be set proper so that fly will undulate and swim like a...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 07-17-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Grayling flies?

I believe that Frank,

I would have no qualms with tying that on anywhere for the Sailfish. Of course because I have a thing for fancy stuff I use a Jock O' Dee tied on a Bartleet number 4-6 or 8....
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Man Rig by Bentley

With legalization here in Alaska I suspect they will need to develop a model with a hydroponic grow compartment in the rear to appeal to the more well to do heads.

Somehow I am still eking out my...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 07-17-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Dollie Flys for Quartz Creek?

Hi,

I'm home today myself for a couple more hours. Because I don't use beads and bobbers on fly rods I have always fished that creek using a Nine Three. I will post a picture and advise just...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-17-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Fly Fishing with Forum Members in Wyoming

You didn't waste any time since we talked Larry, good for you!

I may have said something to you already but it's tough sledding for trout here right now. Not much in the way of precipitation and...
Forum: Other Gear 07-17-2016, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Good PFD recomendation ...

Hi Paul,

I have some of the suspender type branded Onyx. They are an auto inflating type with a manual pull cord also. I'm happy with them and they work fine. They are sold here and many places by...
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