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Forum: Other Gear Today, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Float tubes

Float tubes vs. caones in as much of a nutshell as I can:

Float tube pros: more transportable, easier to hike around with, and you can get around on the water without ever having to stop fishing,...
Forum: The Lodge Den Today, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Just pulled back 50 years?

What carrier? And if you can remember, which battleship? Mighty Mo? Stood on the deck of that thing once when I was about 12 years old. Awe-insopiring doesn't cover it.
Forum: The Lodge Den Today, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Is there a University foot ball team NOT in some 'bowl game?'

My info may be out of date slightly (stopped watching college ball seriously several years ago) but there's about 340 D-1 schools, with 78 teams represented in this year's bowl season, that leaves...
Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Float tubes

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Someone asked about...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,138
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

My favorite rod (in my quiver) is without a doubt my Winston BIIIX 8ft. 6 inch 4 weight. Butter smooth on short casts, but with hidden speed available for launching my stim 70 ft. on my favorite...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Tippet rings?

Digging around for some large snap swivels tonight, thanks for the idea.

We should do the yard sale, before my bass gear pushes my truck out of the garage.
Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Float tubes

I've seen more ways to rig a tube to carry your extra rods than I can remember. Before I try to remember any, I'm pretty sure Outcast sells a rod holder.

My buddy bought a rod holder (I think...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Glacier National Park

Been there a couple times in early June. COLD. COLD. Did I mention COLD? ICE. ICE.

Baby . . .

Sorry, I'm delirious, that had to happen.
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 12-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,152
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Seaguar 'fluorocarbon' tippet material 25yd spool selection

Originally Posted by geordie41 View Post
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I'm having trouble translating this. Anyone?



That's what that says in Australian? And here I thought they spoke some...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,094
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: float tube fins?

They are pricey. The question is, do you have a need for all that performance? I tube in canyon lakes, or mountain lakes, where wind is consistently 20 mph or higher. The fins that come with the...
Forum: Other Gear 12-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Wading Boots

Here's what I know about wading boots: there are two things to consider before anything else on whatever list you're using to make your decision.

One, tread. whatever else about the boot, if you...
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-18-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: The basics of a double haul

Silver Creek always says this stuff the way I'd have said it if I knew what I was talking about . . .
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 379
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Troubleshooting the cast...

Bearing in mind I'm not an instructor or a casting expert:

I'm asked to watch a lot of my buddies cast when we go fishing, as I can usually take a look and at least spot the more obvious problems,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-18-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Tippet rings?

As a former bass fisherman (still have a dozen or so baitcasting reels, rods, and thousands of lures collecting dust), I have raided a tackle box or two for my panfish swivels. I've been using the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,094
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: float tube fins?

Short answer: yes. They come with these inserts that reduce the total volume of the foot bed, allowing you to use the fins with just your stockingfoot waders. Another option is to get a pair of...
Forum: Other Gear 12-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 517
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Float tubes

Get the one with the inflatable seats; the foam ones don't keep your tender bits out of the water as well.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 47,355
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Little tricks to share

Here's one I discovered early this year. Every once in a while I'd set the hook and suddenly I'd have a lot of line, flies, and sometimes a good chunk of lead flying right at my face. I used to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By rangerrich99
I NEVER do this, but this time I had to

This is off topic, and I never do this sort of thing, but I just had to do my part to help this innocent dog from being put down by bureaucrats.

"Beau is a 2 and 1/2 year old Golden...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-17-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Looking for some opinions on a rod

Winston GVX. Wonderful casting rhythm in either 4 or 5 wts. Especially for dries. Think you can find them for around $350-400 on Ebay. Brand new around $550.

Okay, what I should've said, was...
Forum: Western U.S. 11-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Flyfishng around Flagstaff

There are many small lakes stocked with 'bows, browns, and pike within 10 mins to an hr of Flagstaff. Most of these are easy access (4x4 not required). There are also several small creeks that are...
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Ahhh yes, the ol' Salmon Cannon!

Hilarious. Almost spit my lunch all over the screen.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 47,355
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Little tricks to share

Here's one I figured out this year, though I'm sure someone else has already thought of this:

When shooting line, especially on the double haul, the line sometimes has a tendency to wrap itself...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,838
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Best Low Cost Reel Options???

Orvis Battenkill
Okuma SLV
Redington Drift
Echo Ion
Redington Rise
Okuma Helios

There are probably dozens more, but I'm familiar with these. They are all good quality reels, each with their...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: What lines do you favor?

In general:

From early spring to early summer: Rio 25 ft. 250 grain sink tip. Almost exclusively stripping streamers during this period.

Early summer to late fall, depending on fly rod wt: Rio...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-19-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: $200 or less 8wt ?

Great rod, great price. I was going to pick this up, but I couldn't get the okay to pull the trigger.
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