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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 12:13 PM
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Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Hey, you Winston folks..... Tell me about the GVX rods

Just bought one on closeout myself, an 8 1/2' 4 wt. Seems very nice based on a little practice casting, but I haven't had the chance to fish it yet. I was asking the same kind of questions a couple...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 08:47 AM
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Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Super glue.

Yes, it's very good for that. I also use it for dumbbell eyes on Clousers and to fix wire underbodies in place so they don't shift around.

Dick Talleur also taught me how to make eyes for...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-24-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Orvis Rocky Mountain Reels

There may have been more than one Rocky Mountain series. Is yours this one?

Save 75% on Orvis Rocky Mountain Turbine Large Arbor Spare Spools - Fly Reels...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-24-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Airflo Fly Line

Can't go wrong with that one.
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Black bear fur?

The guard hair makes good wings for salmon flies and streamers. If you get a piece with a lot of underfur, the underfur also makes good dark dubbing.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

Indeed, there are those who would say the entire Winston IM6/WT series is the epitome of the classic graphite rod. Just take your pick for the conditions you're fishing.

The 8' 6" 5 weight is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Nymphing and weights

http://i.imgur.com/17ZXDr6.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

You ninny, that's what basements are for.

---------- Post added at 07:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:13 PM ----------



It's not really a problem until you find yourself thinking...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 739
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

Resistance is futile. You just have to learn to accept your fate and enjoy it for its own sake.

If that sounds like bad news, you don't understand what I'm telling you.
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: What maintenance should I give my dad's Ocean City md 306?

The first thing is to clean any gunk out. If soapy water works, great. When I need something stronger I use Boeshield -- it dissolves the crud, and when you wipe it out, it leaves a waxy lubed...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

Then you owe it to yourself to try one of those Targus Gary Borger Light Touch 865s for $129 that I linked above. Silver Creek said Borger considered it the best 5 weight he had ever cast. I like...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

Haven't cast the new Superfines, but from what I have read and heard they are slower than ZXL and LL, more comparable to the Sage Circa. I have ZXLs in 9' 5 and 6 weights, as well as an old Orvis...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

More about "classic" fly rods:

The Dozen Best Fly Rods of All Time (http://troutunderground.com/2009/02/the-underground-picks-the-dozen-best-fly-rods-of-all-time-period/)
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

It depends on where you are fishing. If you are fishing a small brushy mountain stream you probably want 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 feet, to avoid hanging up in the bushes. If you are fishing more open...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Classic dry fly rods

Winston IM6 or WT Tom Morgan Favorite.

Orvis Flea, in either bamboo or graphite.

Orvis Small Stream Special, ditto.

Most of the ones (like these) that would be considered "classic" are 4 or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Nymphing and weights

Tie your tippet to the end of your leader with a blood knot or triple surgeon's knot, but leave one of the tag ends long (like a dropper) and put as much split shot on that as you need. It leaves...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Hungarian partridge skins ?

Feathers with longer fibers still are excellent for nymph tails and legs. For nymph legs, clip out the fragile tip of the feather at the stem without cutting the remaining fibers, wrap a turn or two...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Snook from the beach

I think that must have been it.

I found this article from 2014 saying that the population has largely recovered: Decimated Florida Snook Population Rebounds -Reel-Time.com...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-19-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Crappie line leader and fly advice for still water

In my local pond they like size 10 panfish poppers and foam spiders.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Snook from the beach

I found this article on sight fishing the surf for snook by Norm Zeigler. I understand he's one of the grey eminences of saltwater flyrodding in Florida.

Surf Snook of Sanibel Island...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 224
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Snook from the beach

Jack, I assume the same advice applies in the Bonita Springs/Naples area? That's where my inlaws live. I've been catching largemouths and gar in the golf course ponds when I visit, but I'd enjoy...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-19-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: 100 ft casts, real or fiction?

I've never done it but I have come close. I caught one of the biggest Atlantic salmon of my life (39 1/2 inches) on the longest cast of my life, when I threw a whole 90-foot fly line a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Backing Question

Or a bimini to bimini. Or just a blood knot.

The late lamented Hunter's Angling Supplies routinely used to spool up salmon and saltwater reels with the last 20-30 yards of backing closest to the...
Forum: Entomology 04-18-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Any idea what this is?

Oh, that's an easy one. It's a Pale Cream Dun. ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 806
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Okumas are good reels and a great value, but if you're considering one, just make sure that it fits on your rod before you buy it. The Okuma foot is a little thicker than average, and doesn't quite...
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