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Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By turbineblade
Re: What is a good beginner fly tying kit?

+1 on the Charlie Craven book -- that is one of the better books I've seen for teaching beginners and techniques that other people struggle to explain to people in person. I've attended many, many...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Best advice from fly forum members

Gosh, only 2-3'. And I would start at 3' if that tells you much. :eek:

Live and learn -- of course, I started with mostly warm water species on level leaders.

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Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By turbineblade
Best advice from fly forum members

I thought this might be a good, positive way to provide forum feedback to other members in terms of advice offered, and how it has affected your fishing experience. I apologize if this has been done...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Never leave fish to find fish

"never leave fish to find fish" - I agree 100%, though I might refine it to read "if the fish are really biting, don't go home" ;). I bought a headlamp for that reason.

I really, really wish I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By turbineblade
Re: New to me: Catch and Release info

I don't know what "The Drake" is.

My main objection to the other thread is the posting of "rules" for others to follow which may not be supported by science and which may seem rude (however...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By turbineblade
Re: New to me: Catch and Release info

+1 mridenour.

Just keep in mind that this is the internet and most people on here would probably get along fine and wouldn't know the difference in real-life.

The only real point is that you...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By turbineblade
Re: New to me: Catch and Release info

deleted -- too sarcastic
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-29-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Adams, PARACHUTE Adams and PARACHUTE BWO

I live parachutes and comparas because I can see them so much better. I can't see the catskill ones nearly as well....other than the wulffs and stuff.

The visibility is more important to me I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By turbineblade
Re: New to me: Catch and Release info

This is already being more or less discussed at length in another thread as we speak --

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I like this "my net is too rough" thing. We should discuss it at length in a totally new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fast Action rods

Just keep at it -- it sounds like you are genuinely interesting is getting better, and so was I if you read my posts from about 1-2 years ago ;).

I consider myself to be a decent caster/fisher...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

Do you want to pay to fund such a study? :) I don't, because I don't give a rat's ass about someone's "feelings" and opinions about a fish.

I spend enough on the myriad of licenses and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fast Action rods

Bingo -- I agree 100%.

The "oh I just have a faster natural stroke" to me just means you need to practice and work more with slower rods.

Adjusting to "impatient" (faster) is easier for most...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fast Action rods

Given that, 75+ foot casts are not the objective for most fishermen, and are certainly not typical of the casts for which slower rods are best suited. I just meant from a "skill" perspective. :)
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Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fast Action rods

I'll actually go out on a limb and say:

You show me a person capable of casting a Sage Circa, or TFO finesse, or traditional bamboo or glass out to 75+ feet and I'll show you a person who can pick...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fast Action rods

Fast action rods are harder to learn for beginners? Who made this up?

In my opinion, slower rods are harder for *most people to cast because they are the most susceptible to tailing loops from...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-26-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 1wt for general purpose

I use a TFO finesse 389 (3-weight, 8'9") with a 2 DT line and also a cabelas 7'6" 3-weight outfit and throw beadchain streamers up to #8 and #10-12 poppers without much difficulty. Obviously, the...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-26-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 1wt for general purpose

Sure -- there are a lot of people who fish UL for most of their fishing and like it. It's just a preference thing more than anything, though I appreciate fly line mass for certain places around...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Casting Practice

Meh? You mean trout casts?

The SW/bonefish guys might argue with this otherwise.
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Just bought a 1 wt!

TFO finesse is a great series of rods for the price IMO. I have the 8'9" 3-weight and love it.

Careful on the overweight women comment -- you have clearly demonstrated that you are not a...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner Rod & Reel Outfit

I'd say that this is a good general guide, with the caveat that rod length and weight somewhat varies with personal preference. I might fish a 7'6" 3-weight on a large river just for kicks, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

Yeah, that's totally obnoxious and unnecessary. :eek:

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You should fish some of the urban streams that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

My better judgement is telling me to just let this go, and I'm sure you're a very nice guy in person -- I simply don't agree with this idea, nor the suggestion that handling a fish without wet hands...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

Oh, in this region the reports I've read suggest very little harvest of brook trout and very stable populations. So -- do I keep any when the regs allow? No, but that's mostly because I don't feel...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

Bingo -- jeez, I thought I was okay simply by having a valid fishing license, picking up all of my own litter, and following all of the regulations....but in the fly fishing world I guess not.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Catch and Release...

Sure -- and then everyone the kid sees who lands a fish with "dry" hands is a "jerk" or a "lesser" fisherman no? Any peer-reviewed literature about handling trout with hands of different moisture...
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