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Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By bocamike
Re: How to determine size of snake guides.Sage XP 890-4

Nice find Dean. That is precisely the data I was looking for. And you are correct that there are only 2 sizes on the tip section (3-1's and 2-2's). Now I know exactly what I need to order. Thanks...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By bocamike
Re: How to determine size of snake guides.Sage XP 890-4

Thanks William. I did exactly as you suggest, but have had no reply yet. Frankly, since this is a kit-built rod, I cannot be sure that it uses SAGE factory supplied snake guides. As I compare...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By bocamike
How to determine size of snake guides.Sage XP 890-4

My Kit-built Sage 890-4 XP graphite rod had a broken tip. Sage provided a new blank and left it up to me to strip the old snake guides and mount them on this new blank. I'm thinking ahead to when...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,998
Posted By bocamike
Re: sage vantage vs. sage Flight vs TFO BVK

I own two Sage Vantage 9' rods (4wt and 6wt), and have no other item to compare with. I'm relatively new to fly fishing, or should I say I've been at it for a few years but not with much actual...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-02-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By bocamike
Landing heavy catch on light rod???

Well, I learned a very expensive lesson in my backyard canal this week...with my beloved 6wt I snagged a 20+pound snapping turtle, and during the struggle to get him close enough to salvage my...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By bocamike
Re: Fly casting from my new kayak

I too had the urge to meld a 'yak with my fly fishing action, but after what seemed as close calls with gators (I'm in south Florida), I quickly listed and sold the boat on Craigs list and succumbed...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By bocamike
Re: Lessons learned: Do not practice casting in the backyard

Dave, just curious where you are. That picture reminds me of scenes in the Florida Keys.........or in the Bahamas. Is either of those a close guess?
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By bocamike
Re: Lessons learned: Do not practice casting in the backyard

It's not clear to me why you say you ruined another fly line. If the damage is just at the end, cut off the frayed end, terminate the fly line in a loop, attach a leader, and go back to your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,566
Posted By bocamike
Re: Lessons learned: Do not practice casting in the backyard

I thought I had a pretty good grasp on this subject, but I don't know what amnesia is (I thought it has something to do with one's memory, or lack thereof). I can say however, that I've done...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By bocamike
Re: I know I need a guide licensee but what else

I think it prudent for you to research requirements in your state as regards the USCG license. Here in Florida for example, any boat operator in freshwater who has paying customers (for fishing in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-05-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By bocamike
Re: I was catching smallies... so I thought?

Take a look at the :New to Bass on fly" thread shown two items abover your entry. That guy has posted a good picture of a large mouth bass for you to compare your catch with.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By bocamike
Re: I was catching smallies... so I thought?

I just did a GOOGLE search: "large mouth bass" and found excellent pictures and written discriptions of that fish. See if you recognize your catch in that Google exercise.
Forum: Other Gear 06-30-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By bocamike
Re: Trout fishing net kit

Hey Rip, thanks for the information. Sounds like the Fish Grip would be a reasonable approach for my surf catch..... after letting the surf help bring the fish to me. Also, the boat net could be my...
Forum: Other Gear 06-30-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,949
Posted By bocamike
Re: Trout fishing net kit

I know the topic here is about Trout nets; my question is a little off topic in that I am relatively new to fly fishing, and my primary catch is largemouth bass here in south Florida. I have...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By bocamike
Re: New to Bass on the Fly

I like a crayfish imitation called Bassmaster which is known not only for its freshwater but saltwater prowess as well. See my latest post in the "Tackle Talk/Flies" thread in which I try to offer a...
Forum: Flies 06-29-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By bocamike
Re: Help me identify this fly pattern, please

Wow, response to my plea for identification of this fly (see picture earlier in this thread) was full of great suggestions and really caused me to think back to where I might have gotten it. As luck...
Forum: Flies 06-28-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By bocamike
Help me identify this fly pattern, please

If I have succeeded (finally) in learning how to insert a picture, I truly would appreciate your review and comment if you happen to know what this fly is. I don't recall where I bought it nor do I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By bocamike
Re: Still struggling..... how to add photo to post

Thanks to those who have already responded to my photo upload dilemma. As regards the attached picture, I was amazed when last August my wife and I chose Gatlinburg, Tn as a vacation destination,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By bocamike
Still struggling..... how to add photo to post

As i struggle to add photos to my posts, I learn that Photobucket is one method, and then I hear and saw that pics can be uploaded to a created album here in the member section of this forum. I see...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bocamike
Re: In need of a picture

Corbin, I may have a photo to contribute for your considerations. However, I seem to suffer a major brain fart as I try to figure out how to attach or imbed a .jpg in my post. Can you provide a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-25-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,092
Posted By bocamike
Re: New to Bass on the Fly

I agree with all suggested flies mentioned, and I appreciate hearing of a couple I've not tried. I've got a supply of wolly buggers but apparently I don't know how to present them. Also, I have a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-25-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By bocamike
Re: Grass Carp

I just recently became interested in Grass Carp also, purchased a dozen flies from Chris at MissouriFlies, but haven't had a decent weather day to give it a try. I have a 75 acre lake at the end of...
Forum: Forum Polls 06-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,534
Posted By bocamike
Wink Re: Best starter rod outfit

I went a different way (than "pre-packaged outfits"). Personally, I like building my own stuff, including fly rods. On the web I have procured "rod kits" in a price range from $50 to $250 (the most...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,199
Posted By bocamike
Re: bass rod

Again, many thanks. Now that I have that "short rod" desire out of my system, I may seek a budget priced 9' 4wt fast action rod kit, spool some 4 wt line on a spare Sage 1201 reel, and see if I can...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,199
Posted By bocamike
Re: bass rod

Thanks Dennis. I think I see that my personal preference likely is a faster action rod than that cheap, whippy kit rod.

Next question: I see shorter rods (6'6", 7', etc.) available in the...
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