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Forum: Other Gear 12-10-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By pszy22
Re: Getting a fillet knife

If you have a number of knifes you need to keep sharp, you may want to take a look at one of these, they work great -

http://www.spyderco.com/pix/products/med/204_M.jpg

One thing to remember...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-07-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By pszy22
Re: Make your own furled leaders

There are a variety of methods and philosophies when it comes to twisting (furling) leaders. Most of them rely on the use of some sort of jig or fixture. Some of them are done entirely using only...
Forum: Other Gear 12-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By pszy22
Re: Getting a fillet knife

I think it's good to have a range of options when it comes time to make a purchase. We all have our own personal value system. Sometimes we buy what we need, sometimes it's nice to buy what we want.
Forum: Other Gear 12-06-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 475
Posted By pszy22
Re: Getting a fillet knife

I haven't kept a single fish for the last 20 years or so, but before then, I'm sure I probably fileted close to 10,000 fish. These were for the most part pan fish and smaller trout.

I used the...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By pszy22
Re: ideas for the best compact rod

You might want to look into a tenkara rod, they are very popular with back packers. They are great for small trout. Although I will say, I don't think they will handle a 4 lb trout very well.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 12-02-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By pszy22
Re: Michigan Musky

Back in the 70's my good friend was the naturalist for the park that contained the small lake where the DNR kept their musky brood stock. You never would have guess by looking at it.
Forum: Share Patterns 12-02-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By pszy22
Re: Show me your poppers!

Larry,

Head to a dollar store, they just about always have them. You can usually get them for $1 a pair.

have fun,
Forum: Share Patterns 12-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By pszy22
Re: Show me your poppers!

Larry,

These are a snap to do. Skewer a chunk of foam onto a toothpick

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e14/pszy22/popper4.jpg

Stick the end of the toothpick into a drill or dremel. Use...
Forum: Share Patterns 12-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 667
Posted By pszy22
Re: Show me your poppers!

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/65/15/1b/65151b1fd02d52310cb00aef81e92032.jpg

When the mood strikes, I crank out a couple of dozen of these using foam from a flip flop, on a toothpick,...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By pszy22
Re: Is tenkara replacing your western style fly fishing?

Fishing a fixed length line system isn't necessarily everyone's preferred cup of tea. But then again, neither is fishing with a reeled fly rod. The opinion of the vast majority of folks who fish is...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By pszy22
Re: First day out with new rod

That's a good point. Folks seem to quickly develop a preference when it comes down to choosing between using a tapered furled vs. a single strand line. Each has it's advantages and disadvantages. ...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-16-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara or western flies?

What I appreciate most about using a fixed length line system is the ability to both deliver and present my fly delicately and accurately.

You'll notice alot of the "tenkara" flies are very...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 11-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By pszy22
Re: First day out with new rod

To be honest, most folks I talk talk are pleasantly surprised when giving tenkara a try, don't lower your expectations just yet.

Regarding casing problem. It could be due to your technique. At...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-29-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,838
Posted By pszy22
Re: Best Low Cost Reel Options???

I wouldn't hesitate for a minute to buy a used medalist. Unless someone took a ball peen hammer to one, the more they are used, the better they work. I've always marveled at the medalist, there...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By pszy22
Re: Warm water fishing in winter

I realize this borders on sacrilege, but I'd encourage you to give ice fishing a try if you get the opportunity. Using a small fly reel, 1/2 lb test line and flies, it requires as much finesse as...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-16-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By pszy22
Re: Doing a term paper on fly rods and the natural resources used in them

This should get you started -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osz4DpVjomA#t=100
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By pszy22
Re: can"t wait for this to start (no treble hooks)

There was a time when this was a very popular "lure" during salmon season -

http://www.fishsalmonriver.com/images/FSR-StaticPages/RiverFishing-hook.jpg

Unfortunately, old habits are hard for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By pszy22
Re: Fly floatant Substitutes

I'm a self professed dry fly bigot, that's how I like to fish. I do apply a floatant to my fly at the beginning of the day. Sooner or later, the fly get a bit soggy. Being naturally lazy, I avoid...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By pszy22
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

Quite honestly, you won't have trouble finding where the fish are. Just drive around on any weekend and look for the swarming masses of fisher (and some not so fisher) people.

Best advice I can...
Forum: Other Gear 09-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By pszy22
Re: Let's talk about nets.

Maybe a dumb question to ask, do you really need a net? Certainly there are situations where a net is a good idea. Personally, I spend all my time fishing while wading in the water, I've been...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By pszy22
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

I agree with BEF, I think you may be jumping the gun a bit for salmon even more so for steelhead. Trout on the other hand could be rewarding. Of course you could do some scouting for future trips...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By pszy22
Re: You Can't Catch Them All.

A key tenet of fishing - You always remember the one that got away!
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By pszy22
Re: $500 Rod Option?

Just a thought, if you don't have an immediate need, maybe pick up a higher level reel or two. Consider it a fly fishing investment. Most of my top end reels are worth more now than when I bought...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By pszy22
Re: 1wt for general purpose

I've been trout fishing a 1 wt pretty much exclusively for the past 17 years. I am a self professed dry fly bigot, that's how I like to fish, so my rod is more than capable of delivering and fishing...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,183
Posted By pszy22
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

I've been fishing a British made CFO 1 on my Orvis 1 wt for the past 17 years and have nothing but good things to say about it. Of course, I'm not sure what changes may have been made by Orvis to...
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