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Forum: Other Gear 07-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Wading boots ?

I've used the discontinued leather Simms Guide boots (two pair in fifteen years) for years. I fish and walk quite a lot and had no complaints. Even had the the toe cap replaced after five years at a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By lake flyer
Re: How to evaluate the risk of Smaller-sized Companies?

I would not let a lack of an unconditional warranty keep me from owning and fishing a rod that I like. I have broken a rod before and paid for the repair. I liked the rod and it was less than the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Found another rod I didn't even knew I had.

Fred, maybe this needs a lower grip installed for the trout spey you were looking for.
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 06-20-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Spey line............HUH?????

NM, while I do fish a two hander here in Ohio there are many here more qualified to answer or give advice. I do however feel qualified to recommend you also bring your Winston BIIx five weight. You...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-31-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 319
Posted By lake flyer
Forum: Fly Lines 05-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Rio Outbound Short help!

If you are casting BIG flies then also use a BIG piece of yarn and get it good and soaked to practice with. It will more closely match what you are trying to do or practice cast on the water (...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By lake flyer
Re: upper Manistee

Stop at Gates Lodge Fly shop and pickup the Challenge Chapter guides to the Manistee and the Ausable Holy waters. It will list all the access points you are looking for. They are well worth the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 857
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Casting fatigue question

If you are doing a lot of false casting to work the line back out every cast then you might want to consider one of the ultra short shooting heads (e.g. Wulff Ambush heads or full line) with a...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 05-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Scott and Winston

Iggyfly, welcome to the forum. You will find me with a two hander on the Ohio streams too.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By lake flyer
Re: numbers?????

As much as I like to think that it isn't about the catching, whenever I find myself hiking along a river or lake, I sure wish I had brought a rod. So being in nature sure is great, it is just a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Are specialized fly lines overkill?

I don't think that you need all the different lines that are out there. But there are some radically different specialty lines for specific situations that could help. I use the Wulff Ambush lines...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Best place to buy flies online?

Yep, I agree that with Jerry you get excellent flies and a nice box too.
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 04-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 659
Posted By lake flyer
Re: I'm a two hander now.

baseman, take them up on their offer of casting lessons!! I found it really awkward feeling the first time I tried and having an experienced caster giving pointers really sped up the learning...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Orvis Battenkill 5/6 disc reel - maker?

They are good reels for the money and I have owned a couple of them for over twenty years. Just do the rudimentary maintenance, wash after using in the salt, back off the drag when storing, and oil...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By lake flyer
Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

I have fished that rod for number of years now and it works fine with a 3 or 4 wt line. My rod is a three piece dark blue color and I don't know the configuration of the newer Avids. Montana and...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 04-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,743
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Bigger & Better... "The Fly Box 90!"

I have to say that these flies are a super deal and very, very well tied!!! I just received a box of these flies from Jerry, compliments of mridenour, troutn, and their friend Steve as a thanks for...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Pflueger medalist

yes, you should use it. They are very good reels and have a good track record. Obviously they are not made to the tight tolerances of newer reels but they can take a lot of abuse and keep on working.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 656
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Steelhead Alley

Good report Mike! It was my pleasure to meet up with the three of you!

To all who are reading this thread, it isn't all that easy to do as well as these guys, they can fish!!

The water...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Magic river ?

the area code on the street sign near the beginning showed what looked like 406 the Montana area code.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,807
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Loomis.....losing fans and market share?

I own only one Loomis, a GL3, which I thought was a great value when they were on closeout. I've always considered the rest of the Loomis rods as high priced and fast action rods. I am sure I am...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By lake flyer
Re: double haul question

You might be speeding up your casting motion too much, instead of applying power from the haul. Try casting at a comfortable distance (35-40 ft?) without hauling and then without changing tempo start...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,334
Posted By lake flyer
Re: “grinning-guy-holding-the-big-fish" photos

I like the grip and grin shots. It looks like the angler is enjoying himself and wants a photo memory of it. I see nothing wrong with it and it can be done with minimal harm to the fish. If someone...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,306
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Which Winston?

The Winston WT 8'6" 4 wt is a smooth rod that for me feels like I am just pointing my finger and the fly goes there. I have never used it for streamer fishing so I can't say how an Ambush line would...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By lake flyer
Re: TU?

I am a life member and have been for quite a while. I feel it was money well spent and I do also donate.
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Best way to straighten mono running line?

I use 40# Berkeley Big Game (I like the bright green color) and stretch it through a piece of rubber that was originally for helping remove tight caps on jars. Been using it for years even on the...
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