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Forum: Alaska General Discussion 07-24-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By racine
Question Re: South Central Alaska Sweltering in Heat!

"..SO if you are headed this way my advice is to pack for both tropical and cool northern weather conditions. Tie your flies smaller than you normally would because the flows are low and be prepared...
Forum: Equipment for Alaska 07-24-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By racine
Question SE/ Yakitat/Situk River

So i'm headed out there in late August/Early September for Silvers. I wondered if anyone can comment on the type of polarized color sunglasses needed for this time of year? Is it necessary? Is the...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-10-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,028
Posted By racine
Re: Quiet reels

I agree with the original poster. I love the quiet of my Bauer Mackenzie SLs. I have 2 and love the design and the unique pentastar drag One of my first reels was the Ross Cimarron. That reel...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-10-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: Charlton

Very entertaining read on such a beautiful reel (Signature). They looked stout the first time I handled one at Anglers All in Denver in the early '90s. I agree with all that's been said about them...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,702
Posted By racine
Question Re: Rods you regret buying...

Hey Dave,
Why did you love/hate about the SC Legend Elite??
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 07-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By racine
Question Re: St Croix Legend Elite Saltwater 8 wt for sale

I'm curious about this Legend Elite. When did you purchase it and can you send me some pics. I'm in the market for another 8 wt and are looking at 3 different brands, this being one. Do you still...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,520
Posted By racine
Re: Do you take any special precautions when fishing during hunting season?

It's probably a good idea. We lost a local teenager who was bowhunting with his father to an out of state muzzleloader just a few weeks ago. That hunter just had to enter a plea in local court...
Forum: Other Gear 10-26-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,179
Posted By racine
Re: What is in you vest/pack?

It's amazing how much one accumulates in each pocket. I've tried to simplify and I just can be as much of a minimalist as I'd like. I'll keep 3 fly boxes, a spool keeper, weights, strike...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 20,275
Posted By racine
Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

I was hiking along a river and slid down a slippery slope and my rod hit the ground hard. I scratched my reel which irritated me but it was when I prepared to cast that I noted the top 3" sliding...
Forum: Other Gear 07-08-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,179
Posted By racine
Re: What is in you vest/pack? Too much darn stuff!!!

Brodin Gallatin Net
Tippet Spool
Dry Fly, Nymph, Streamer boxes
Loon Floatant
Strike indicators
TIn weights, Nippers, TP, $10 bill, fishing lic.
Power bars, Bourbon flask, chapstick
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By racine
Re: First trout on a fly...

Congratulations! Now next is the first one that takes you into your backing or the first one you stalked, targeted and caught! Good Luck!!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,841
Posted By racine
Re: how often do you keep your catch?

I've gone from 60% of the time to about 2% of the time in the case of trout. The last time I harvested my limit was for some diehard trout fans I liked. The last time I tasted native wild trout was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By racine
Re: Week vacation with NO FISHING…..

I think that many things have changed in the last 40 years. We VR, MRSA and many, MANY more new superbugs. With many hospitals paranoid about infections, it's no wonder hospital staff are paranoid...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,686
Posted By racine
Re: What did you catch this weekend?

Being seriously deprived from a solid 18 months of busy work I hit the Eagle River for 3.5 days in the pre-runoff and lightning plagued Memorial Day weekend. Fishing was sparse but I managed to C&R...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-24-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By racine
Red face Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

I stand corrected! I returned a graphite rod to Winston 6 years ago with a cracked female ferrule. The rep advised me NOT to use wax at that time and recommended this liquid formulation. His...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-24-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,910
Posted By racine
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

Sage and St. Croix recommend wax but Winston does not and even hinted they may not honor the warranty if you develop a break at the ferrule and they find wax. There is a bottled liquid compound that...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,569
Posted By racine
Re: Anyone try the new Air Lock strike indicators?

Latex balloons are very biodegradable and thus pose no long term effect on the environment. Eventually sunlight degrades them much like latex gloves and they disintegrate quickly to dust. This is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By racine
Re: Winston or Orvis?

I wouldn't say junk, merely fishing preference. I bought an 8wt BIIX for my personal health reasons. It's served me well for redfish but though it's light, it is handicaped by the wind > 15 knots. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,724
Posted By racine
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Really, I should be so lucky...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-18-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,724
Posted By racine
Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

Are you judging these rods by today's standards? The way I see it, I'd be fishing a setup from my fathers era and have no expectations except that I'd be giving the fish the fairest...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-16-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: Fly Fishing Show

WOW! I've never seen so many professional tyers in my life. I watched Mr. Puglisi tie a couple of patterns and that was amazing. I watched the Norvise guru spin wild flies with such aplomb as to...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,724
Posted By racine
Question Re: Vintage Glass Fly Rod

I was given a Garcia Conolon 2541 8ft 4 pc by my Father in law. He included some vintage dark green flyline he bought in 1970. I had to find and buy a Pflueger 1776 click/pawl reel which I'll need...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By racine
Re: Off Topic - So you like to Mountain Bike?

No Fear! Unlike my early riding he is the F35 to my Kitty Hawk. Looking over Bridal Veils Falls on Mt. Sneffels in Telluride made my palms sweat. I may consider using my bike to get me down to the...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-16-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By racine
Re: Preferred Tippet Holder

I made my own out of nylon line with a large knot on one end and a loop on the other with a spring loaded plastic stop. I carry one of each fluoro & reg. tippet from 7-4 and enough of 8/10/12 lb...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 09-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: October Redfishing guide for Charleston, SC

Thanks for the referral. Do you have any experience with this company?
I appreciate your help.
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