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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: How did you get interested in Tying?

Started tying about 6 years ago, about a year after I learned to fly fish. The more I started reading about entomology, the more fascinated I became with the different flies that were used to match...
Forum: Southern U.S. 07-07-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By notenuftoys
Headed to Cosby/Gatlinburg

Next Friday (July 17th) we pack up and head out for eastern Tennessee. I've fished the Watauga before and had a wonderful time catching rainbows on sulfur dries, but not sure about the Cosby area.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: For Those Who Need Fishing Pliers;

I'm sympathetic of the small fly shops, but retail is a tough business no matter what your selling. I don't bother with the only fly shop in my area because they cater to the guys flying to Bahamas...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-31-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Somerset Show 2014: Reels

S&S, thanks for the in-depth write-up. It's interesting to me how many new reel companies seem to have cropped up over the past, say, 4 years. Is there room in the market for them all? How many...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 855
Posted By notenuftoys
Mastery Textured vs. Airflo Ridge Nymph line size

I'm using Mastery Textured Trout on my Redington CT 4wt, and that rod just loves that line. It really casts beautifully.

I just picked up a CT 5wt, and while I'd like to get the Textured Trout...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-19-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Stopped by the Allen booth in Marlboro

They're based not far from me, and I keep thinking I should go visit and support a local company. But I hate to without having a little spending money, and my banker, she's keeping the money in the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Fishing High Mountain Lakes

I've only had the privilege of fishing a mountain lake twice, and one of those times (Potato Lake north of Durango CO) parachute Adams was the ticket. Unfortunately, there was very little room to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,926
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Vise decision

I started with a Griffin Mongoose as my first vice, then tied on my buddy's Renzetti Traveler for about 3 years. This Christmas I looked hard at Dyna-King and the more expensive Renzetti, but after...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Startup Idea, Need help!

Much good advice has been offered, but I just want to reiterate this: flies are a low margin business.

Go read the story of Idylwilde - fly manufacturing can be a cutthroat business.

Forum: Other Gear 01-16-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,070
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Sling Packs-like the idea but.....

Mrs. Santa gave me a Patagonia sling pack for Christmas, and I used it for the first time yesterday.

Bottom line: I love it!

I love having everything behind me, and I never noticed it during...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: any of you all use ECHO rods

I can't speak for the Echo trout rods, the lighter weight, but I have a 7wt ION that I love. It has the backbone to throw decent size bass streamers.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,283
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Yellowstone Angler - 2014 8 Weight Shootout

Several thoughts:

1. I agree with some comments about rods inexplicably moving up or down the ranking when they didn't change at all. This seems a little odd to me too. I'd like to see these...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By notenuftoys
Sage 2200 reviews?

I need a replacement reel for my 5wt, and I was looking for more information online about the new Sage 2200. There's not many reviews.

Anyone here use one? Thoughts? Likes and dislikes?
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,200
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Boys Santa was good!!!!

Patagonia sling pack, a new Renzetti Traveler 2200 vice (my friend can get his back now), gift certificate to J. Stockard, and a Howler Bros. hat.

Prime rib, risotto and roasted broccoli, and some...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Please help - talked my self OUT of a rod

I believe this is the result of too many hobbies. I don't really need a new rod, and I would like a new stabilizer for my Hoyt, a new shotgun (Beretta), an upgraded scope for my Savage, and.......
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By notenuftoys
Please help - talked my self OUT of a rod

My man card or fly fishing card may be in jeopardy. I went to Cabela's yesterday with birthday cash in hand to possibly buy a new 6wt LSi rod that's on sale. It's really a nice rod, well finished,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 380,792
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: What have you been tying today?

Some size 20 and 22 miracle nymphs.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,513
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Vest, chest pack, side bag...

I've been using a Fishpond chest pack, the one that comes with a backpack. When I'm on an all day hike-and-fish trip, this works great. I can carry my lunch, a hydration pack, an extra rod, rain...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-12-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,725
Posted By notenuftoys
Click reel - Battenkill or Drift?

So I have a "need" for a classic click reel for my Redington CT 9' 4wt. The cupboard is a little bare right now (more so than usual), so I'm trying to decide between the Orvis Battenkill or the...
Forum: Gear Reviews 07-11-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,956
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: Orvis Battenkill II Click and Pawl Reel Review

Perfect timing on the review. Thank you.

I'm looking for a new reel for my Redington CT 4wt, and the price and Orvis reputation have made this very attractive. I think I'll place an order for one...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-09-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 380,792
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: What have you been tying today?

It's summer time, so I've had terrestrials on my mind. Been tying for almost 5 years and never tried a meaty hopper pattern. Finally took the plunge, got some foam from J Stockard today, and this was...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,224
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: looking to buy a used 4wt

The Redington CT was my first thought as well. I picked one up on closeout at Cabela's, and have only cast it in the back yard. It has a nice feel, and I can't wait until August when I can cast...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-04-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: New Fly Reel Company

Really nice looking reels! Good job! I've bookmarked your site for future consideration.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-03-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5,882
Views: 380,792
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: What have you been tying today?

Got the bass fishing itch, so I've been tying up a few Bouface in black and purple.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By notenuftoys
Re: 8-Weight Fly Reel Challenge

Buy the Hydros. That's what I use on my 7wt and 8wt, and it has just about the stopping power of the Mirage. For the price, I believe it's the best reel on the market.
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