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Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By BigNick
Re: new to fly fishing sorta of

Hello Tom and welcome to the forum. I see you are semi-retired so that means you are only semi-broke. Myself I'm in the full SS crowd so time is alot more available than money but fly fishing is a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-15-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,262
Posted By BigNick
Why down turn hook eye???

As a new fly tyer I'd like someone to tell me what the down turn eye on the dry fly hooks is for? Why not a straight eye? I'm sure there is a reason and yet none of my books makes this clear. Also...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-13-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By BigNick
Re: Rounding Out the Rod Collection

Go with an 8 wt in a salt water rod. Stainless hardware and minium maintance. Get a really good salt water reel (may cost more than the rod) and you can target the big bass and also the Red fish on...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By BigNick
Re: Best Inexpensive (<$150)Rod? Link request

<<I can't agree that they're quite as great as this poster describes, but they're easily the best rods out there under $50, and cast better than some $150 rods too. I figure SA is using them as a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By BigNick
Re: Best Inexpensive (<$150)Rod? Link request

I don't know about the combo but I do know that the SA rods(I think they have been discontinued so getting hard to find) are the BEST cheap rods I have ever seen. I have several of the 9' and the 8'...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,079
Posted By BigNick
Re: Best Inexpensive (<$150)Rod? Link request

I don't know about the combo but I do know that the SA rods(I think they have been discontinued so getting hard to find) are the BEST cheap rods I have ever seen. I have several of the 9' and the 8'...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-11-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigNick
Re: Accuracy casting

<<and 3" of tippet>>

You've got to be kidding here. You mean to tell me you tie on 3inches of tippet? Man, you must love to tie knots. I'm trying to get away from tying so many knots. I'd rather...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By BigNick
Re: odd question

MTCW,
There are a whole lot more people fishing now days than back in my younger days. There is so much more pressure on lakes and rivers now. I live on a 200 acre lake and you wouldn't believe how...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By BigNick
Re: tying your leader

<<When tying leaders, I used blood knots at each junction until I learned how to tie two uni-knots back to back. It was so much easier after that, and I didn't need a knot tool to do it. In the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-27-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By BigNick
Re: Bluegill/Panfish Book?

Thanks for the help Flyrodder. I am going to try it again. I just put the book down and I'm also having trouble with his directions on the lead wrap. Is he using a single piece of lead thread or is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,584
Posted By BigNick
Re: Rod Socks

I picked up a real soft sock at Bass Pro. It's their brand, White river I think. cost less than $5 bucks. I bought two canvas ones off ebay but they are too stiff. I like the real soft ones that...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,921
Posted By BigNick
Re: Best way to kill a fish?

Hey Frank, no I'm talking about wade fishing. I use my live well when I'm in my boat and if I don't catch enough to cook I just release them at the end of the day.
I guess since we are talking...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,921
Posted By BigNick
Re: Best way to kill a fish?

Ok, so what happens when you only catch one fish? Not enough to eat but you've already knocked this suckers brains out. I know you trout boys do things differently than we do down here in the deep...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By BigNick
Re: Fly Line?

Ok, lets see if I've got this right. I can pay $100 bucks for a fly line plus now I have to buy a glove or at best wrap a piece of tape around my fingers before I go fishing just so I can make a 10...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By BigNick
Re: Ever seen or used..

Now hold on fellows. These things do have their place. I started using them years ago on my crappie jigs (back in my jig pole days) and recently started using them on my fly rod.

I tie a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By BigNick
Re: Fly Line?

I purchased a Wulff triangle taper in a 5wt a few weeks back and I just really like it. It feels so smooth. I liked it so much I just ordered another one in 4wt this morning. It cast great both long...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 02-18-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By BigNick
Re: Another White River question: Boats

I fished the White back in the summer. The water was high and I hired a fly fishing guide. There were boats for rent along the river and some people fished around the boat ramps from shore. I saw...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-18-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,669
Posted By BigNick
Re: Does Scientific Anglers' Sharkskin Line Cause Excessive Guide Wear?

<<As for guide wear, most quality rods have guides that are very resistant to wear but I have seen the epoxy around the guides worn from Sharkskin. This was at a three day show using a new rod and...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By BigNick
Re: Scott G

I just bought a Scott G, 8ft 4wt off of ebay and received it in the mail today. It's a beautiful rod, used very little but, now get this, the top tip section, that is the rod between the tip guide...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By BigNick
Re: Repairing a Cut in a Fly Line

[Heat the line so that it melts inside the shrink tube. Leave a section of the tube un shrunk like this.

You lost me here. How do you heat the line inside the heat shrink? Looks like the heat...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By BigNick
Re: Bluegill/Panfish Book?

I hope you have better luck with it than I did. As a novice fly tyer I tried to follow Wilson's instructions to the letter. He lost me in two places. I have yet to figure out how to tie the rubber...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigNick
Re: Accuracy casting

Well, I'm bream fishing using subsurface buggers. My leader is just a piece of mono, 6lb, about 5ft long. Yes, I know this is not kosher but hey it's just bream. (am I being too lazy here?) But I do...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-13-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigNick
Accuracy casting

I was reading the thread below "distance with a 5wt" and thought I'd ask this question in a new thread. I'm casting about 40ft(setting in my lawn chair) with my 5wt Sage SP using Wulf TT (which cast...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,082
Posted By BigNick
Re: Bluegill on a Fly Rod ??

Hey Alligator, what kind of fly do you use on those Crappie? Got any pictures?
Thanks,
BigNick
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,937
Posted By BigNick
Re: Catfish BIG TIME!!

Hey FlyBoy and Dave and anybody else out there catching catfish, how about some clues or pictures on the type of flies or bait you are using? FlyBoy, what did you catch yours on?
Hey, I live in...
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