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Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,488
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Bamboo Rods! Are they worth it?

My take on them is if you have a rod that is deemed a good rod made by some one who made good rods its worth money. You can have a good rod made well my some one who isn't recognized and its not...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Fly Fishing Survey - How are we using technology?

I use every bit of info that can be had in any manor so the trip will be a well planned one instead of the alternative. I have a map app on my phone and use it to find spots on a unfamiliar body of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,935
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Knowing what you know now......

1. Orvis TLS 9ft 4 piece 4 wt -Trout rod
2. St.Croix Avid 9ft 8wt 4 piece Bass,Pike,Muskie,Carp rod
3. Buleha Platinum 15ft 8/9 wt 3 piece Steelhead,Salmon and anything else rod
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Carp vs Saltwater Flats

I have been chasing Carp for a number of years and I think they are the hardest fish to get on a fly that I have fished for. They are frustrating but rewarding if you do hook up .
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-11-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,602
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Cheap Mice

I've seen em fished on the Clarion river for big browns at night. Fish mice along the edges at dusk and hold on the large mouths love em.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Fly for Talapia

To get back to the question , the answer is anything that catches small Bass,and Sunfish. Next step,fire up the grill,gut,de-scale and de-head,lay fish in aluminium foil, add onions,sweet peppers,red...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,058
Posted By bugslinger
Re: The never ending vest hunt question !

I have been where you are and have decided to go with an Orvis sling pack. It's not perfect,nothing is, but it comes realy close.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-16-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Incredulous

Great story, we usually do not wade in the winter,we fish small wildtrout streams, dressed for the cold in the Pa. Mtns.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Length rod

nick k , we must agree to disagree, I too am an Engineer, but thats not the point. There were people who said the sound barrier cant be broken ,the speed of light cant be surpassed,man came from...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Length rod

I gave you a like becuase I think you were sincere, midguided but none the less sincere. On a two handed rod a.k.a. the Spey the fulcrum is the distance between top and bottom hand usualy an inch or...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-21-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Length rod

Welcome to the forum, Dan and I agree many times on many things, just not on this one. Here's my two cents; The longer the rod ,the more leverage you have to cast,fight fish and roll cast back to the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Winter Smallmouth

It depends where you live, what,s the lattitude. Up here the bite usualy doesnt start untill late April and early May if we have a cold April. Then in May they pair up and your fishing orver...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-21-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Winter Smallmouth


Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,311
Posted By bugslinger
Re: want opinions on fly fishing vests....

[QUOTE=powderfinger;538443]going to purchase a vest. which one do u like ? does anyone have the fishpond flint hills and,if so, do u like it? pros and cons.....thanks![/QUOTe

My advice is to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Another *Very* Short Survey

I don't know about driftless, if it were a new boat anchor or navagation device it would make sense. Steadfast,faithfull,rod anchor, something that makes you plop your hard earned money down to keep...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By bugslinger
Re: TU Members

I'm a lifetime member of TU, and SOS ,the two go hand in hand. I truly believe these orgs. have had the most impact on the future of fly fishing and fishing in general. If your a salty man then the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Geofish: Mexico

I bought their videos when they were AEG. It helped me get through knee surgery and Ice over. If GEO Fishing is half as good as the first couple then buy it, it will be money well spent. These four...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Gotta love my 82 year old father!

Take him as often as he wants to go, call in sick,cancell what ever. The regrets will be less and the memorys will help you cope.

Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By bugslinger
Re: How would you get your Mangrove Muddler deeper?

If the advice the boz gave you doesn't work try some sheet tungsten under the gold body wrap, the sink rate with a saltwater hook should be fast enough to get to the Reds .
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,955
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Searching for a stolen Winston IM6 9' 6wt

kyle, ditto on all the other posts ,good luck and welcome to the forum.

Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-13-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,698
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Landing Carp

I have never caught Carp as large as John does but , I'm keeping hope alive. I use a long baboo laminated handle with a rubber bag style webing made by Fishnak. I picked it up in BC a few years ago...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,274
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Switch rod for bass fishing?

A spey rod lets you do things you cant do with a switch or single hand rod. It will let with you fish with you back tight to cover and thrown the entire line plus backing. I never saw a niche for the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Take care with Fishwest !!

Over the years and countles orders I also have had my share of poor and poorer customer service with many internet/mail order mfgs. I have been going to my local shop for years now. I take a picture...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By bugslinger
Re: Insomniac fun with spun antelope hair

Great looking flys, I use Antelope hair for mice patterns,they seem to float higher than Deer hair does.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By bugslinger
Re: My mind is so confused!!!

I think I've seen it all now. When they have lock jaw I'll tie some hackle on my car keys and throw in a hook for good measure and clean the creek out.;)
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