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Forum: The Lodge Den 01-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 834
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: You like it hot?

check out "You Can't Handle This Hot Sauce". i enjoy spicy food, and this sauce has goof flavor and plenty of heat. two years later, i'm still working on the same 5oz bottle; a couple of drops goes...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: more online purchasing woes

thanks guys. i'm sure everything will work out in the end.
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-07-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By hollyw00d
more online purchasing woes

i will attempt to keep retailer names out of this one. ;)

Incident 1:
i recently purchased a rod and a rod tube from Company A via their online store. the transaction was smooth, so i decided to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-04-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By hollyw00d
re: Buyer Beware

meh, it ain't worth it. got my refund and i'm goin fishin. :fishing:
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-03-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By hollyw00d
re: Buyer Beware

sounds good. :thumbsup:
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By hollyw00d
re: Buyer Beware

reason for return: did not like the lack of communication when inquiring about order status, so i sourced rod locally between when i placed the order and when it arrived.

return shipping policy: ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By hollyw00d
re: Buyer Beware

as it turns out, i just received my refund. unfortunately, i was not compensated for shipping the rod back to them, as promised, and was accused for being the cause of not receiving my refund by...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-01-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: What does this mean?

howdy,

70 yds./20lb./WF4 means:

the reel will hold 70 yards of 20 pound test backing when used with a wf4 fly line.

if you want to use wf6 fly line on that reel, for example, you would...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-01-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By hollyw00d
Buyer Beware

I had purchased a rod from California Fly Shop on November 9th which I had to send back for a refund. The rod was back in their possession on the 16th. Since then, I've been getting the runaround...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Awesome reel deal

love the reels even though i haven't had the opportunity to use either yet. i wish i would have done started from a heavy wt setup and worked my way down. as it turns out, the Litespeed 3.5x...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-30-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By hollyw00d
specified rod weight vs. actual weight

is it typical that manufacturer specified rod weights (i.e. how heavy the rod is on a scale) are a little optimistic? perhaps it's an average of multiple rods?
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-29-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16,596
Views: 234,409
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: new one word

café >>> au lait
Forum: Fly Lines 11-27-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: anyone ever try this dacron for backing?

after some digging, it looks like this stuff is pretty thick:
20# - 0.019"
30# - 0.028"

Cabela's Prestige backing:
20# - 0.012"
30# - 0.016"
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-27-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By hollyw00d
Forum: Other Gear 11-27-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Simms Freestone boots

thanks all. i'll go with a size up to start and see how it goes.
Forum: Fly Lines 11-27-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By hollyw00d
anyone ever try this dacron for backing?

i figure dacron is dacron, but dacron marketed for flyfishing seems to carry a higher price tag. anyone ever try this stuff for backing: Western Filament Dacron Fishing Line, IGFA Dacron Fishing...
Forum: Other Gear 11-27-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Simms Freestone boots

out of curiosity, do you wear any type of socks in your stockingfoot waders to facilitate the fit of your Simms boots?
Forum: Other Gear 11-27-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Simms Freestone boots

thanks, jaybo41. according to most of Cabela's and BPS reviews for that boot, i should order a size bigger. i'm a little apprehensive yet since one of the reviews stated that over-sizing is not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-27-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 355
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Vice Selection for Beginner?

as a beginner, i'm very satisfied with the Wapsi Deluxe Starter Kit. here's a link to the kit: Wapsi Deluxe Fly Tying Starter Kit at FishUSA.com - America's Tackle Shop!...
Forum: Other Gear 11-27-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By hollyw00d
Simms Freestone boots

i was curious if anyone is familiar with Simms' boot sizing. i'm looking to get a pair of the Freestone boots, but do not have the luxury of trying them on first, so my purchase will be online. i...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,618
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: Reel for TFO BVK 8 wt

i have a Lamson Litespeed 3.5x (2012 model) in the mail for the 8wt BVK. i love everything about the latest Litespeed reels. i have a pretty good idea where the balance point will be with the 3.5x....
Forum: Fly Lines 11-21-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: backing care/maintenance

thanks Rip Tide. that's good info.
Forum: Fly Reels 11-20-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: spare spool vs. whole new reel

looks like we may have two candidates for the "mystery poster" spot. i reckon a good ol' fashioned fish-off could settle this. :fishing:
Forum: Fly Reels 11-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: spare spool vs. whole new reel

after some more thinking, i think i was just over-thinking things. :icon_redf

there's no tactical advantage in purchasing a new reel as opposed to a spool, or vice versa. it all boils down to...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-20-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,440
Posted By hollyw00d
Re: spare spool vs. whole new reel

great point on price, and duly noted. also, great looking reel! :fishing:

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