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Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
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Scott Radian

I've been reading great things about the Scott Radian. Any of you folks tried it in about a 590-4? How does it compare to the Sage Z-axis?
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By alligator
Re: 10' 4wt recomendations

I love my 4 wt. 10' 4 piece Sage Z axis. Great for nymphing: casts great,covers a lot of water and will drop a fly into a prime holding spot 15' away. Will also cast dries on bigger waters.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By alligator
Re: Christmas Combo

I'd like a 4 wt.6 to 7 foot bamboo rod in the $4,000 range.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,440
Posted By alligator
Re: The Scott A4 Thread

I own and love my Sage Z axis 10 4. You can do so many things with it from nymphing to dry flies on a larger river.
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,859
Posted By alligator
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

My glasses are prescription. How does that affect the discussion?
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By alligator
Re: reel for 8wt.

Galvin torque
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

Dabluz, Which do you prefer: putting the live fish in the creel & cleaning back near camp or cleaning the fish (trout, in my case) before putting it in the creel? If it's a tie, I'd rather keep...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

LL Bean has one for $59. Looks like a good one.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By alligator
Re: Italian Fly Casting Technique

OK, the DVD is "The Italian Style of Casting" by Massimo Magliocco. You cast in 2-deminsional plane, no pauses, always keeping contact with the line. Usually you cast at a 45 degree angle...or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By alligator
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

There are streams that benefit from taking a few trout. In the Driftless area of the upper Midwest, some streams heave too many smaller trout. Some western streams have populations too large for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By alligator
Italian Fly Casting Technique

I've just been watching a DVD on the "Italian Fly Casting Technique." Looks like it has some good ideas, and it certainly produces some beautiful casts. Any opinions or insights?
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,645
Posted By alligator
Re: Best Fly Fishing Vehicles

If I was rich...or at least richer...I'd get a "Class B" RV, used with low mileage. They have a couch/bed(s), small kitchen, toilet/shower, two captains chairs, and often an entertainment center. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 893
Posted By alligator
Re: Fish alone or with friends?

I mostly fish alone, but love to fish with my wife. Also, I've met so many interesting people on the streams here in Minnesota...artists, journalists, competitive bikers etc.
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By alligator
Greased leader

I have never "greased" a leader, but I've seen it recommended more often. Essentially, you put floatant paste on the leader to within a few inches of the fly to make sure the leader floats and does...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By alligator
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By alligator
Re: Looking for a good place to fish in Minnesota may 17-19

Spring was cancelled this year in MN. The entire state is under a mental health alert. But if it ever warms up, those trout will sure be hungry.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By alligator
SA to be sold; Ross sold again

3M of MN is selling Scientific Anglers, best known for its lines, and Ross, the reel manufacturer that it had just bought, to Orvis.

I'm not enthusiastic about this sale because I liked having a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By alligator
Re: Tippet material longevity?

The Bill Battles article was really interesting. Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By alligator
Tippet material longevity?

A fly-fishing author, and shop owner, wrote that he replaces his tippet material every year because he doesn't want to lose a good fish due to tippet failure. I've gone to fluorocarbon, so this...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By alligator
Oak Creek AZ trout?

So I'm out here in Sedona, AZ. It's beautiful...and warmer than my native MN. A stream from Flagstaff runs through this area. The trout are stocked because the water gets too hot in the summer for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,467
Posted By alligator
Re: Tippet knots

woops...I meant I couldn't tie a blood knot on the stream. The surgeons knot I can tie.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,467
Posted By alligator
Re: Tippet knots

One factor, for many of us, is that a surgeons knot is a lot easier to tie. I'll tie a blood knot at home, in a motel room and maybe in camp. But on a stream, with a 10 mph wind, bright sun and a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By alligator
Catskill dry fly

I read about "Catskill" dry flies. What are they? What makes them "Catskill?" What is their advantage and are there specific ways to fish them?
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By alligator
Re: Weights?

Whatever individual fishermen decide, I hope few of us think the health of streams and wild life isn't important. But like any thread, those who aren't interested don't have to follow it.
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By alligator
Weights?

A friend of mine, who teaches and guides, has convinced me that I must stop using lead weights for obvious environmental reasons.

But I still want to get my flies down, I still want a material...
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