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Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By xnykid
Re: Got some new used glass today!

Slower and broader casting strokes start slow and accelerate to the stop and wait.
Forum: Fly Lines 10-27-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly Line Problem

wow, you guys clean your line?!? :] SA AirCell - replace yearly


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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By xnykid
Re: Narrowed to three rods, does it matter?

you know, since you like the TFO out of the three you probably like mid-fast flex type feel so I say go with it. it is a much better rod than the ones i started with. I do want to add this note, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By xnykid
Re: Narrowed to three rods, does it matter?

I have owned all those rods and they are all fine for fishing. they all have a good warranty and stand behind them. i did sell off all my echos and TFO's , sold the Reddington 5-9' and 5-8.5' kept...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 10-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By xnykid
SOLD Orvis Superfind Glass 3wt like new $280

this is a sweet 7' 3 wt 3pc fiberglass rod from Orvis. I have used it part of a season so the cork has just a bit of color to it but really it looks like a store demo. This is a fantastic small...
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By xnykid
Re: Vedavoo Sling Pack Review

before I purchased my orvis safe passage sling I called them and asked if the sling was made to go over the left shoulder due to the photos they use of a guy in waders with the sling over his left...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By xnykid
Re: Best Insect Repellent?

when i was a teen I took summer jobs clearing brush in the berkshires for a camp expansion. small lakes and marshes, I had a mesh jacket that I kept in a plastic bag that I would put a few drops of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,922
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

oh, i don't know, if you don't go into the fly shop who is going to tell you how nice you look in your new waders


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Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,922
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

ditz, valid point. i wonder if perhaps the shop owners who were bing refered to by the OP are tired of all the Sage carrying weekend warrior type that walk into their shops late friday afternoon and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By xnykid
Re: Best Insect Repellent?

deep woods sportsmen off is 92.25% DEET it is oily and you use just a little on your exposed skin. I don't put it on my waiders or fishing line, few drops in the palm of your hand and rub it on. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By xnykid
Re: Confession...

they do get in the way from time to time and I suppose the stripper can be used for fly keeper so I would vote to leave it off


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Forum: Fly Rods 09-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By xnykid
Re: Nice Echo rod or Orvis Clearwater combo?

I like Orvis and Echo. I have an Echo 4 wt 8' carbon and it is a Great rod to fish. very smooth acton and not tooo fast. it is also one of the lightest fly rods i have handled, very nice, I believe...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By xnykid
Re: How do you change the wind direction of a reel?

im going to need visual aids for this conversation


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Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly rod length help

since you are drawn to the CT action, more moderate and deeper than fast tip rods, you really should consider an Echo Glass 3 wt for your short rod. it is a very sexy casting fly rod and a natural...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly rod length help

im a little late to the party but I also have an 8-6 CT and it is a damn fine rod, i also had a 9' and the 8.5" 5 wts also nice but the 3 wt is just a gem.


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Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By xnykid
Re: Fly floatant Substitutes

Wow! Albolene! It's perfect! I just got a life time supply of quality floatant for $15. Its a screaming deal
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By xnykid
Fly floatant Substitutes

today I was messing around with substitutes to my payette paste, I like payette but $5 for a small container..... first I used Howard Feed-N-Wax wood polish $10. it is made from beeswax, carnauba wax...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By xnykid
Re: Redington CT: An Absolute Treat

+1 Cortland 444 Peach DT. H&H has very good lines for the $ too but I have been very happy with scientific Anglers Aircell DT line on my slower rods.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By xnykid
Re: Pflueger Purist Fly Reel

OK, that works. thank you
Forum: Fly Reels 07-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By xnykid
Re: Pflueger Purist Fly Reel

this is a 1495 1/2 the ratchet is plastic (black, non metallic) with 4 ramps showing.
so just two screws and flip that ratchet and then move the line guard.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-16-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By xnykid
Re: Pflueger Purist Fly Reel

now that i am looking into the medalist a little more I am seeing that some don't have the left hand retrieve. Can they be modified with a new disk and re arrange the line guides or is that just not...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-14-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By xnykid
Re: Pflueger Purist Fly Reel

Woooooh dude, that is a rather strong endorsement. thank you,
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By xnykid
Pflueger Purist Fly Reel

I know the Medalist is generally well received as a work horse, wondering how you all feel about the Purist. It sells for about the same.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By xnykid
Re: Pflueger Medalist BROKE

broke my pflug Med... love it.

this is the only reel in my possession that has enough weight to balance my 5wt glass rod and I rather like it more than my newer drag reels so I am going for all of...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By xnykid
Pflueger Medalist BROKE

I was pulling off some line rather rapidly and the clicking stopped and the line was flying in all directions. Removed the spool to see that the metal triangle clicker was pushed to the side and...
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