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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By chuck s
Re: Musky on a Fly

:confused: " My budget will greatly limit my choices but it seems most say a 9ft 10 wt is preferred. What are your opinions on a 10 ft 8 or 9 wt keeping in mind I got a bum shoulder and need to be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By chuck s
Re: Carp in Low-Vis Water?

use an all black wooley worm, with a chartruese tag. You can see it for a few inches usually. If not that try a yellow glo egg. To aid in strike detection use a strike indicator about 6 inches...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By chuck s
Re: Help with Kayak Fly Rod for Bluegills

You can cast most any fly with a three weight but it's not just about casting them but casting them nicely. Go smaller than a three and even a more bushy bluegill fly will not cast well and even a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By chuck s
Re: 5wt To Handle Carp

BGFTRST: Fly-Rod Buyer's Guide : Cabela's (http://www.cabelas.com/product/Fly-Rod-Buyers-Guide/531762.uts) this chart shows that were you shopping, you'd opt for a rod in the Carp category. Carp...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,816
Posted By chuck s
Re: Muskellenge, Northern Pike or Tiger Musky?

Didgeridoo, "Definitely you want to plan your trip within the first couple of weeks of the lodge opening. This is typically the best time and is right after spawning. The absolute best time is before...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 03-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,156
Posted By chuck s
Re: March Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

It's called a Stripping Bucket and yes those are Strike Indicators not bobbers!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By chuck s
Smile Re: Spotting bones over grass

[QUOTE=oregonism;631354]I went out on one of the local flats for the first time this morning, but saw very little. I was out right at sunrise, and the low light made it really tough to see anything."...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By chuck s
Re: Non-rope Gar Flies?

I suppose that Gar are different depending on species and location but for Florida were I targeted them extensively and caught some I found: the only hook that gave me consistent hook ups :) is the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 02-22-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,838
Posted By chuck s
Re: February Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

So peaceful out here you can hear your cars rust!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By chuck s
Re: Backing Strength?

Each brand of 20 lb Dacron backing will have a different and usually higher break strength. Same as Monofilament. To prevent losing a fly line use a light leader if you use 20 lb test on a salt...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-10-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By chuck s
Re: Chasing Reds

Cold slows their metabolism, slows down the appearance and movement of prey items, and can vary a lot between an inshore marsh and water of the same depth a bit further out. In short Reds still eat,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,193
Posted By chuck s
Re: Tieing fly line loop to new leader

I use the Perfection Loop as the tag end exits at right angles to the mainline. The Doubled Surgeons exits in the wrong direction and can snag your rod tip in the end fight. The Lefties Loop exits...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,482
Posted By chuck s
Re: Saltwater reel

They are top notch and service from the company is great also. They are light without being flimsy and havea a substantial and smooth drag.
:cool:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,918
Posted By chuck s
Re: Carp flies and tactics

"Here's a bit from an earlier article I wrote on sight fishing several years ago but still very much applies. (Excuse my Physics/optics background) "Here are a few tips on sunglasses for fishing....
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By chuck s
Re: Leader Straightener

Another trick is to string your rod up a bit before use. Tighten the reel a bit and let it sit--that gives you a straight nine ft leader and nine feet of fly line tip at any rate. I used to carry a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By chuck s
Re: Favorite food on the water

I like a snack such as a dried smoked sausage with some hard cheese as both handle a bit of heat well. Add to that a Fruit Crisp Bar or two and a cup of Tea or coffee earlier in the day and I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By chuck s
Re: Leader Straightener

Grasp it between your hands and stretch it. I routinely do mine prior to hitting the water. Same for the line. Pull it and you'll feel the stretch, doing the butt and mid section first and then...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,886
Posted By chuck s
Re: April caption competition sponsored by Allen FlyFishing

"Here, hold my beer and watch this," he said!
"This will be fun he said!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,918
Posted By chuck s
Re: Carp flies and tactics

Rod weight :cool: my Carp efforts usually involve my 7 weight but at times I move to an eight weight or drop down to my five. It all depends on the wind and the reels I have attached. Fly size...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By chuck s
Re: One piece. Fly rod

Agreed plus one other small thing. The less pieces, the less weight but that is slight indeed. Folks often say yes but we are talking fractions of an ounce and to that I say hold a 3 oz paintbrush...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-06-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By chuck s
Re: Sinking Redfish pattern suggestions.......

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/saltwater-fly-fishing/155645-fly-line-leader-tippet-inshore.html
Check out my suggestions with pics about half way down the page for flies. The Mangrove...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By chuck s
Re: Some Fish & Scenery

Thnks for the report and pics! Was a bit early in the hill country this year but the river does look great. Now headed back to Wyoming in a day or two after spending some time down in Port O'Connor...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By chuck s
Re: Introductions/streamers

When fishing streamers, match the hatch. Find out what critters inhabit the water you are fishing and match it. If you can't do that, go with something lively such as a bead head wooly bugger. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 22,985
Posted By chuck s
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

I've worked in a number of fly shops and sporting goods stores that sold both. Both are high quality and both have been in the business a long while. Both make glass lens, or have them made for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By chuck s
Re: The mulberry "hatch"--CARP

Great ideas guys! Inserting that tube through them cures a lot of their flimsiness I'll bet.
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