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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 282
Posted By ditz
Re: First Bonefish Trip Fly Rod and Reel Suggestions

Milamark......hooking yourself should not be a problem if you hold the fly properly. If the fly has a long tail you can actually hold it by the tail but close to the hook so the fly is stable. If the...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,081
Posted By ditz
Re: speed vs power

Yes Wolfglen, line speed is the requirement of casting distance. My question is does it not require additional power to get more speed assuming one is using the same equipment?

Some rods can...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By ditz
Re: flats shoes, which do u like??

living in TN I have little need for them so I am not sure where you can get them today. They are hard chin guards that go around the lower leg so a ray can not put his barbed tail into your leg...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 297
Posted By ditz
Re: Kayak Fishing Question

A buddy and I used to both stand up in a Gruman 18' canoe and fly fish. I was a little younger then though.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By ditz
Re: flats shoes, which do u like??

Unless this is a one time need I would sure pick up a pair that have the hard, thick soles. There is some hard, sharp stuff out there that could make an outing very uncomfortable if not worse.....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 282
Posted By ditz
Re: First Bonefish Trip Fly Rod and Reel Suggestions

Hardyreels suggestion is a good one......If that is not an option I think a 7wt is a good size but if wind is a major concern a 9wt might be the best choice. A good salt rod is a rod with lots of...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By ditz
Re: Newbie Red Fish Question

I'd say it will work fine. An 8" bass is easy to jerk out of the water on the hook-set.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By ditz
Re: Newbie Red Fish Question

Wolfglen has hit it on the nose once again.....My 7wt has the backbone of many 9wts. I am guessing that your 7wt must have some backbone or it would not throw your larger bass bugs very well.
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 344
Posted By ditz
Re: Tips for Tarpon in florida/keys/everglades

You old timers crack me up.....I was still in elementary school when Sputnik was launched. ( barely ):D
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By ditz
Re: New rods better than old rods???

the new ones are much better than the old ones......Now be sure to make room for the new by selling the old very cheaply so I can buy the ones I want. Be sure to let me know when you decide to sell...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By ditz
Re: Newbie Red Fish Question

Yepper, your 7wt will be great. BigJim's comment is right on about rinsing after each trip but I would add "immediately" after. You may find that the wind may give you some casting grief. If you find...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 864
Posted By ditz
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

I remember when I first started and the books and articles recommended that one try a heavier or lighter line or to take the 7' rod instead of the 8' rod or the 9' rod was the ideal bass rod and on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By ditz
Re: What maintenance should I give my dad's Ocean City md 306?

Depends on what I find when I open it up. If the insides are dirty and the grease is hard I use either WD-40 or even 3 in 1 oil as a cleaner and a couple small rags. I then normally use a 'light'...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By ditz
Re: Fly Vise Help

The first thing I would like to say is that I think that no matter what you decide to buy I believe it will serve you very well. I started with a Herter's cheap copy of the Thompson A and it was junk...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By ditz
Re: Which bass fly line to choose?

With a 8wt wf line one should be able to cast a streamer much larger than a #2 assuming you are using a graphite rod. As mentioned above one can always remove some the front taper of a standard WF...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By ditz
Re: Fly casting question.

Wolfglen.....I sure can't help you with the server issue since I am computer ignorant. I received you 5 day plan a couple of days ago. Had plans Saturday and it is raining today so I have yet to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,985
Posted By ditz
Re: Bass fly line

This winter I bought a SA line that has a long rear taper, a short head, and a short front taper. Havent' had the chance yet to fish it but it casts great in the back yard. Sorry I can't remember the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By ditz
Re: Help with Kayak Fly Rod for Bluegills

I think you will like the EC just fine. Glass doesn't handle quite as large a range of fly size and weight as graphite for me but it will work and glass will take a lot more abuse while being thrown...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By ditz
Re: Starter SMB fly box

I like poppers for SMB. Hard body and hair buts. Especially early morning and late evening but sometimes even in the middle of the day. Don't for get to use a plop plop plop retrieve. SMB more than...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By ditz
Re: 7'6" 3wt and 8'6" 3wt CT's

I would tell you that the 7'6" is great and for get the long rod....But I am frugal. ....Now if you was asking about a 6' 3wt I would be all over it and encourage you to do it. :D
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By ditz
Re: Anyone fish a short rod on a kayak?

I am not a fan of WalMart either. I only go there when I can't find my need some place else locally. Living in a smaller community does not give us a lot of options.
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By ditz
Re: where did the thread go?

The trees are probably worth way more than can be handled in small claims court. Depending on what the tree surgeon considers the trees to be worth, I would sure press charges and then maybe a civil...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By ditz
Re: Anyone fish a short rod on a kayak?

I had to order the 7' 5/6 version on the WalMart web site. The 6 1/2' 3/4 model I ordered off of Amazon. It was the only place I found it. I had trouble finding the 3/4 version so I sent an email...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 564
Posted By ditz
Re: Anyone fish a short rod on a kayak?

I believe the rubber plug on the male ferrule is meant to stay on the rod to help keep the two halve mated during use. These are not high quality rods but they are quite serviceable. I don't find...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By ditz
Re: Boat Help

Amen to that Fred. I have been in two incidents with boats on fairly large bodies of water and I was lucky both times. I don't get in my yak without a PFD. I have spent many hours in canoes on big...
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