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Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By txshane
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

Just wait til you start tying flies and building rods. :D
Forum: Fly Reels 04-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By txshane
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

Probably some truth to that. It's human nature.

One thing to note about the scorecard is that the reel at the bottom of the list scored 105, and it's a really nice reel - Abel. 105 is a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By txshane
Re: Float tube--convince me.

It's windy in Kansas, like West Texas, right? That's the biggest downside to a float tube....fighting the wind. I prefer the ride of a kick boat to a float tube, but wind is a big factor there as...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By txshane
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

I've always preferred a 2wt to a 4 or 5wt for trout, even though most will recommend the 4 or 5wt. Most of the time, when trout fishing, I will be using a 5X or 6X tippet. A heavier rod makes it a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,655
Views: 64,002
Posted By txshane
Re: Show us Your Photography

With lots going on, we didn't have time for a whole weekend of cruising the Texas Hill Country for wildflower pics this year. So we took a monster road trip yesterday. Left home at 7am and drove...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By txshane
Re: Fly casting question.

Yep. Exactly. The skill to cast the whole line comes in handy sometimes, even when you don't need to cast the whole line. When it's windy, you need as much line speed and good line control as you...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 382
Posted By txshane
Re: Which bass fly line to choose?

All the different freshwater/saltwater/fish species labeling is more marketing than anything else. The main differences between various lines is the taper. Lines marketed for bass, redfish, musky,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 382
Posted By txshane
Re: Which bass fly line to choose?

I've been a fan of AirFlo lines for 20 years. They last longer than other lines (before they start cracking and splitting). Great lines. Their Polyleaders are nice too and come in various sink...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod sections not staying together/aligned

:D Wow. I guess that's one way to do it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 369
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod sections not staying together/aligned

You could put a thin coat of superglue on the male end of the connection. Let it dry completely BEFORE you put the rod back together. Do not put the rod together until the glue is for sure, without...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By txshane
Re: No Load + False Cast = Hanging Loop?

What wolfglen said on the roll pickup and shoot. Also, you can shoot line in a back cast as well as the forward cast to gain length faster.

Casting is like tying flies. There are tried and true...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By txshane
Re: Quick Question on budget reel/rod, which reel would best suit?

The 5/6. The 3/4 would be a little small for a 5wt.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By txshane
Re: Looking for suggestions, if there are any…..

The only drawback with furled leaders is most apparent in calmer, slower waters.... Those leaders hold water, and during your false cast it will spray the surface of the water you're about to cast...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By txshane
Re: one rod two species.

I'd go with an 8wt, but 9wt would work too. 8wt is overkill for most largemouth, but it's nice to have when you're fishing heavy cover and/or casting big hairy bugs.

How big are the muskies...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-09-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By txshane
Re: Pecos National Historical Park - Santa Fe

Hopefully the grass will green up soon after the burn, before all the ash washes into the river. It would stink to kill a bunch of fish. The burn will be great for the grass - and elk, for sure.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 618
Posted By txshane
Re: Looking for suggestions, if there are any…..

I just posted on another thread where I mentioned fishing at what is now the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico. I was there 20 years ago with my dad and my brother-in-law. We fished...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By txshane
Re: Pecos National Historical Park - Santa Fe

Another great place to fish in that area is the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Valles Caldera National Preserve (http://www.vallescaldera.gov/comevisit/fish/index.aspx)

I don't know if it will...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By txshane
Re: speed vs power

:thumbsupu

Bingo.

I had the misfortune of having to learn how to cast on my own. My dad got me started with the old 10-2 suggestion on fiberglass rods, but I didn't really commit to...
Forum: The Juke Box 04-04-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By txshane
Re: Classic Rock... Almost Perfect

Yessir, it was a school event. We were supposed to keep volume from being overly loud, so the fake drums were more easily tamed. Zach can sing, but he won't. His buddy that plays bass won't...
Forum: The Juke Box 04-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By txshane
Re: Classic Rock... Almost Perfect

Good stuff! Best music ever. I managed to pass on a love for good classic rock guitar music to my son. But he is already a MUCH better guitar player than I will ever be. We've both been playing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 702
Posted By txshane
Re: Casting...What does it take...?

Yep. Feel is the key, and that only comes with lots of casting. Once you get past thinking and analyzing all your arm positions and movements, you start to focus on the feel of moving the line. ...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,140
Posted By txshane
Re: April 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

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English subtitle translation: UUURRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By txshane
Re: How fast can you close your front door?=Skunk sitting on my front path.

:D That'll definitely get you awake and moving! We had a similar experience a few years ago on a fishing trip. We were at the Devil's River doing a 10-mile kayak/flyfishing trip, staying at the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-31-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By txshane
Re: Help with Kayak Fly Rod for Bluegills

Sure, as long as they're small ones. The fast rod will throw them better than the slow rod, of course. I like woolly buggers too - the bead head or cone head variety. I broke my Sage 2wt casting...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-30-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By txshane
Re: Technique for dense foliage

:D Probably so. He sure made Field & Stream a great magazine back then.
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