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Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 08-27-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By keiths
Re: Help on buying a youth rig

7'6" 3 wt Three Forks @ Cabela's and an Okuma reel.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By keiths
Re: Line Weight vs Rod Weight

It's become like a speed limit - just a suggestion.
You need to cast a rod before you buy, trying lines above and below the listed weight, to find out if the rod feels right TO YOU.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By keiths
Forum: Fly Rods 08-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By keiths
Re: Up lining or Down lining a fly rod

Wouldn't the taper be within the first 30 feet? Doesn't the taper just change the distribution of the weight within the first 30 feet?
Forum: Other Gear 08-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By keiths
Re: Favorite line clippers?

William Joseph makes a nice pair. i don't know how much they cost, mine came on a used Confluence chest pack. They work really well, though.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 513
Posted By keiths
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By keiths
Re: Perfect rod

Use the above tape suggestion, changing it until you've found the shape that feels best to you. Take the rod to a rod builder and ask him to replace the grip with one of the exact same shape and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By keiths
Re: Weight questions

You can overline or underline any rod for the immediate situation. The question is: should you need to?
What rod is it and what are the fishing conditions: species, setting, wind, distance needed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By keiths
Re: 7'6" vs 8'6"

Take both. The 8'6" will be better for holding line off the water for better drifts.
If the currents aren't too bad and you can wade closer, use the 7'6.
Either is a good back up to the other in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By keiths
Re: Shark Week!!!!!!-

Just watch the news from South Carolina, North Carolina and on up the east coast. West Coast, too. Lots of real life attacks occurring.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-30-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,881
Posted By keiths
Re: Orvis Recon or TFO BVK

Get the Recon.
I got the 904-4 and it's shown me that I'm more accurate than I thought.
This rod is good at 10 feet, 20 feet and 30 feet. And it'll shoot loooong if you do your part.
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,034
Posted By keiths
Re: What was your first fly rod? and why fly fishing?

Started fishing as a 23 year-old. Shortly after got a job in a fishing shop. One night I noticed a couple of guys with really long rods and asked what kind they were. One of the guys who came in the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-12-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By keiths
Re: A Newbie's First Fly Fishing Attempt

On a lighter note, you're either a fantastic in-law, or they're trying to give you a reason to go fishing instead of being around your wife.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By keiths
Re: Is this a good kit for a newbie ?

Go to a fly shop, explain that you're a beginner and ask for help.
They'll suggest a serviceable combination of rod, reel, line and backing in your price range. You can also get some casting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By keiths
Re: Stinky Waders

Every trip??
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By keiths
Re: Reel seat repair

Orvis just replaced my 1 1/2 year old Clearwater due to the seat separating from the blank. Again, cardboard on the whole exposed section of butt below the grip.
Now, I've only built a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By keiths
Re: Where to buy ripple and slit foam?

Colt 45 in the brown bag, please.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 910
Posted By keiths
Re: Convertible waders worth it?

Any chest wader with a waist belt is convertible. just take the suspenders off your shoulders and roll down the top.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By keiths
Re: I'm gettin nervous!

Nervous about what?
If you're nervous about not catching anything, don't be.
You'll be outside, fishing. Catching is a bonus.
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
Posted By keiths
Re: Offseason boat deals

Sounds like a long weekend road trip.
Forum: Other Gear 02-06-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By keiths
Re: Good Load Bearing Vest?

I experienced the same back issues as the day wore on.
My solution was a WJ Confluence.
The shoulder straps are foam so they don't just hang off of my shoulders. the front and rear connect...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-06-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,347
Posted By keiths
Re: Rituals....

Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
Cody: When my old waders finally gave up the ghost this past summer I bought a pair of Orvis zip front waders they had on sale. For us old farts that like to...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By keiths
Re: Eagle claw featherlight fly rods

Everyone should own one along with a super cheap reel. Mine is 30 years old and works just fine.
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,444
Posted By keiths
Forum: Warmwater Articles 01-29-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By keiths
Re: Fishing on the Sidewalk

It is fishing, just not like we do here. Some places people are VERY poor and hungry.
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