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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By fr8dog
Re: anyone suggest a good book for saltwater flies

Essential Saltwater Flies by Ed Jaworowski is a good one with SBS.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Tanago

I was an expert at that. The difference is, I could catch those size bass on 5/0 jigs. It's why I quit fishing bass tournys.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By fr8dog
Re: The Simple Things...

That middle picture is beautiful!! It's one to enlarge and frame. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Other Gear 05-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By fr8dog
Re: William Joseph Stripping Basket Modifcation

Thanks for the tip! I have one of those that's been hanging in the garage for a couple years. Going to give it a try.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Help with carry on rod tubes

I carry 2 tubes strapped together with velcro. United and American count it as one carry-on. Delta and SWA didn't.

I have a way to attach them to my regular roll-aboard so it looks like one, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,677
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Furled leader -- bad attitude about them

Would a furled leader be acceptable for bones? Say an 8' with a 5' tippet?
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By fr8dog
Re: ? on a bass rig...

I think you'll be happy with an Allen. I have several and am a very satisfied customer.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,859
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Fishing chicks?

In 1983 I was talking to a gal at a party. She said she was going fishing the next day and asked if I wanted to go with her. 31 years later we still fish together. A little differently for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By fr8dog
Re: fish finder on a float tube ?

I had to think about this, but Mojo made a great point. A depthfinder like that will allow you to see the bottom contours and structure/cover that you'd normally have no clue about by just looking...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By fr8dog
Re: need advice on bass tornament

MM81 gave some important tips. I tie in a weedguard with 10-12# mono. I also like to tie them to ride hook up. Easier to drag them thru the sticks and over the goo with less fouling. The "strike"...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-01-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By fr8dog
Re: need advice on bass tornament

One of the better hard baits for cold water is a suspending rogue jerkbait. If perch are present, firetiger is a good pick. Twitch-twitch-pause. (10-20 seconds, repeat) Slow is the key.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,691
Views: 167,262
Posted By fr8dog
Re: What have you been tying today?

Nice color!! Those would slay the walleye/saugeye here.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Rotary Vice Functionality

Is it necessary? No, not really.

Is it convenient? Yes.

My old Thompson A is a good vise. I can tie everything I need on it. I haven't used it since I got my Griffin rotary, though. I do a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Great online videos

The "coldwater forum" has 48 minutes of wonderful. Where The Big Fish Rises.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Questions From a Beginner

Going from bait casters to fly rods is not the same as switching from spinning rods to casting reels. It would be a REAL GOOD idea to get some instruction. Someone to show you the basics before you...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-18-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Bonefishing setup

I kind of typed fast on my reply. I was happy with the SA line. It DID work well. Not picking on it. Whatever line you decide on, spool up and practice with it. Normally you have a bunch piled...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-16-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Bonefishing setup

I was using the SA Mastery Bonefish line until it got torn up on some coral. Worked well in hot weather, but I thought it was a bit stiff. I fish in Hawaii and it really never gets too hot there. ...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Spotting bones over grass

In my experience, bones seem to spend their time searching for food rather than waiting for it to drift by. Generally though, they feed nose into the current. Where they go when they're off the...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Spotting bones over grass

A lot of good info here. I'll toss in my own ideas. I have only fished for them in HI, but the bottom you fish sounds similar. The wind blows constantly there, so trying to sight fish can turn...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Fly Fishing Apparel Questions

For boots, I've been wearing these for a couple years. Light, comfortable, and inexpensive. They've seen many miles on the hard flats of HI, as well as our OK mud ponds. They last.

Academy -...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By fr8dog
Re: so i hit the lake yesterday and immediately had a problem

I use that TFO for bass and bones. At first, I struggled with it. Then I played around with different lines. Finally pulled the reel off my 9 that had a Rio Bonefish taper 9 and it works like a...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-12-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Hey Guys

Welcome aboard. You've got good equipment. I use the A3 for bones. I got 3 yesterday in HI. 5,6, and an 8. Smooth drag, instant start-up. You're going to like it.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-05-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Oio, Self Portrait

Nice!! Tuesday can't come fast enough. Got all my stuff packed and ready to roll. Leave a few for me.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-13-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 727
Posted By fr8dog
Re: A Vise for Christmas

I have a Griffin. I tie from 8's to 2/0 stuff. My son does the trout thing and uses it for flies down into the 20's. Good vise.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-03-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Need quality fly tying equipment

My suggestion is to just start out with a rotary vise. My first thought after getting mine was "Why didn't I get this stupid thing a long time ago?" And bobbins. I have lots of bobbins. I'm lazy....
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