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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Leader Question

Yes, they are reusable. They are made of the same or similar stuff as old fashion mono fishing line on a spinning reel. The design is different though. For example a 9' 5X leader will be somewhere...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-13-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,244
Posted By fishiowa
Re: A question for the fun of it ?

Since you were generous enough to make it one trout rod and not one rod for everything it would be doable. Sage One 486 for me.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-02-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Let's see your travel tying kit..

I have a minimalist travel kit. I mostly use the travel tying kit for killing time in hotel rooms when on non-fishing trips. It is always packed so I can just grab it on the way out the door.

Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 12-02-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Anyone tried the Regal imitation?

Absolutely go with the real deal since that is specifically what he asked for.

One option, if money is tight, is to buy the head and stem for $145 and use his existing clamp or pedestal base. ...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 11-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Move MN to Great Lakes forum?

Sounds like a good idea. I'd be in.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,015
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Flies for Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery (2015)

I'm in!

Thanks for all your efforts in organizing this Larry.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Storing tippet

When I'm switching back and forth a lot I just hang the dry with tippet still attached on a drying patch. For example, if I'm fishing dries on 5x and a nymph on 4x I make the cut at the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By fishiowa
How long does it take a trout to start feeding again after feeling the hook?

Well, not as long as I thought.

Friday night I hit a local stream after work. I hooked a nice fish for this stream and broke him off after a couple seconds. Reeled in and found the tell tale...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Retrieve on Abel Creek

Actually the easiest switch ever, it is just a matter of which way you put the line/backing on. You can then adjust the incoming and outgoing click pressure by turning the cams above the spring in...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,174
Posted By fishiowa
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Another thing to keep in mind when test casting rods is what line you are using. For example, if the shop has one 5 wt demo reel with a GPX on it any you try 3 or 4 5wt rods the softer ones aren't...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-10-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Trout streams near quad cities

The closest would be a couple streams in Jackson county, about one hour but I wouldn't recommend them. Next would be Dubuque county; about an hour and a half drive, with a couple decent streams but...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-03-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By fishiowa
Re: $500 Rod Option?

You could go with the Winston Nexus and then give us all a thorough review:)
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Hardy ultralite DD....line....GVX

I use a Rio Gold on my 480 GVX. It seems to like it.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fly Rod to Match

I have never cast the Redington Classic Trout so take this for what it is worth. My understanding of the rod's characteristics and other rods it has been compared to that I have cast there is no...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tying with the Divine Proportion in Mind

Interesting post and idea but it made my head hurt:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,034
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Able Nipper update

Well of course! How are you going to get any better at this without the proper gear.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rods you regret buying...

I am truly regretting buying my Sage ONE 486. I am so impressed with that rod I now want a 690 and 890:)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Absorbine Jr. On fly line?

Absorbine Jr. does seem to work on the gnats but I think you need to reapply every 20 minutes or so if they are really bad. Bug Soother is another product that seems to work well for the gnats.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Inexpensive mag glasses

You had me until inexpensive. Orvis makes 4x and 5x but they are $70 iirc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tactics for the dog days of summer?

Fish early morning; coolest time of the day. Also, look for broken water which will have more oxygen. Long shaded stretches of the stream won't warm as fast. Where springs come in can be cooler...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,049
Posted By fishiowa
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

15 minutes to the closest trout water. 1-2 hours to my favorites.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By fishiowa
Re: The Driftless gang has been pretty quiet, anybody having any success?

The Iowa and Wisconsin streams have been fishing really well this year. With all the rain there have been days where the water is chocolate milk but the spring creeks generally become fishable in a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,824
Posted By fishiowa
Re: New Winston.....

Interested to see how this falls in the lineup and if it has any effect on GVX. Similar price point, all graphite, all around rod? But then again, it isn't green and I don't know where it will be...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Winston GVX, Scoot, G. Loomis, St. Croix 4wt

The choice between the Imperial and GVX is a tough call that only you can make. I have an Imperial 7'6" 4 wt 2pc and a GVX 8' 4wt 4pc. Both nice rods in my opinion. For the subjective, I agree...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

You should see plenty of corn fields through Iowa and Nebraska although the land along I-80 is going commercial in many areas. Take a side trip on some of the county roads and you will see nothing...
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