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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By rapman
Re: Should I say something?

I'd Email info or provide a link to info regarding the gentle release of fish and how it improves their chances of survival. But I would couch it in terms suggesting it's info for both of you, not...
Forum: Gear Reviews 11-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By rapman
Patagonia Ultralight Wading Boots

For some time now I've been a more-than-willing passenger on the minimalist, lightweight bus that has driven through the fly fishing world in recent years.

Be it rods, reels, waders, packs, nets...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 460
Posted By rapman
Re: More on UV vision and fly tying materials in trout.

My question then is, does the Adams in the example mirror the uvr of the mayfly it is representing, or is it simply an attractor?
Forum: Other Gear 10-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By rapman
Re: Need water proof camera help ?

Thanks, Ard.

To be honest, other than for macro work, the camera almost never gets out of program mode and it seems to handle most situations quite well.

As you can see, the optics are...
Forum: Other Gear 10-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By rapman
Re: Need water proof camera help ?

I like the Olympus Tough as well. Sharp optics and has an LCD screen that flips 180 degrees. You can flip the screen up, put the camera underwater and still see what's going on through the lens....
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,911
Posted By rapman
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

I'm in the Sonic Pro wader camp as well. Third season, going strong.

Scientific Anglers Headstart line is a great deal too. Same coating, core etc as the other Mastery series lines but at about...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 10-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By rapman
Re: October Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Sorry, I didn't realize this was a catch-and-release area.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By rapman
Re: Colorado Walleye questions

Baitfish imitations are good - clousers, muddlers etc. Leeches are very effective too.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 23,149
Posted By rapman
Re: Cut Throat Trout Pics

A couple snaps from a recent trip to the BC Rockies
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By rapman
fighting butt

Looking for opinions/recommendations on whether or not to put a fighting butt on a 9ft 6wt 4pce Sage VXP blank I'm planning on building.

Will be used primarily for warmwater species, including...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By rapman
Re: Time for new boot ?

Shouldn't be an issue with winter conditions. The Boa system has been used on various snowboard and ski boots for a number of years.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By rapman
Re: Time for new boot ?

I had korkers. The boa system was ok, although I prefer to leave the foot lacing looser and tighter around the ankle - something you can't do with the boa. It tightens equally throughout. They're a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By rapman
Re: Redington Sonicdry Waders, Your Opinion?

I'm starting my second season in my Sonic Pro's. No leaks, comfortable, no complaints. Great value for the price imo. My previous waders (also Redington, but not Sonics) leaked in the first year and...
Forum: Other Gear 04-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By rapman
Re: Boot for wet wading?

I wear my regular wading boots (Patagonia Ultralights) with a 3 mm neoprene sock, which is the same as my waders. Fits well and still offers all the traction, protection and support.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By rapman
Re: 8wt BVK line weight

I agree with your overlined, short head suggestion. I've got my 8wt BVK lined with 8 wt. Rio Outbound Short. Seems a good match - at least for my casting style and ability.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By rapman
Re: A Work of Art

I'd love to see you work your artistry on a hair-stacker.
Forum: Other Gear 03-12-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 22,897
Posted By rapman
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Just finished my first trip with my Patagonia ultralights (felt). Four days of hiking and wading. Found them to be very comfortable and supportive. Plenty of traction in the water and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By rapman
Re: Beginner Waders

Redington offers a pretty good bang for the buck and they have excellent customer service to back them up.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,363
Posted By rapman
Re: Furled leaders - pros & cons. any1 use them?

I appreciate the technical information s&s provides too, but I must confess I find his writing style a mite pretentious and, as he admitted, verbose.

"...this provides the tools to enable a reach...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-24-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By rapman
Re: How to attach a 8wt fly line to the backing?

I've not heard of this before either, but now it seems so obvious. Thanks!
Forum: Fly Lines 02-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,200
Posted By rapman
Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

I had a Airflo Ridge line a few years back. it was the worst line I've ever owned for memory - it stayed coiled like a spring, particularly in the cold.

Curious if anyone else has found this too,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By rapman
Re: All geared up, I think.

don't forget your camera
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By rapman
Re: Parachute vs Traditional

I think the parachutes are more versatile as they can also resemble emergers, spinners and cripples too.

Not sure the trout agree, but that's my story...

I agree about the visibility advantage...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By rapman
Re: Hook threaders?

I really like this magnetic threader. Inexpensive and it actually works as advertised! I've used it to tie on 20's, but I'm sure it would work with even smaller stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By rapman
Re: Split rings.

I've made many purchases (including tippet rings) from hardydeluxe. He's a great guy! Inexpensive, quick shipping, quality products and if he says he's got stock - he does. His ebay store is skagit...
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