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Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,819
Posted By tie one on
Question landing Net for my Drift Boat

Good Day,

I have a Hyde drift boat which I use to travel many of the rivers here in SW Michigan. I fish for everything from Bluegill, to Steelhead, to Salmon & everything in-between. I am looking...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-11-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,783
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Re: Best Online Place for Tying Materials?

If you are looking for strickly tying materials like dubbing, flash, etc. try looking at www.flytyersdungeon.com (http://www.flytyersdungeon.com)

I picked up one of his Christmas boxes for $25 &...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,904
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Re: 7'6" 3wt or 8' 4wt for panfish?

I too love Panfish on a fly rod. I had bought one of Cabelas 8'-6" 3wt Travel rod specifically for that purpose, but have only been able to use it once & am looking to sell the whole outfit. The rod...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-20-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
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Question Different FlyTying material question???

I recently came across a gentleman from the East coast that had some interesting fly tying videos on his website.

Several of his patterns used "Bird Fur". It looked like an awesome material to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-19-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,498
Posted By tie one on
Re: Opinions on a Vise

This is not the first thread posted about this subject. It might be a worthwhile bit of time to look back thru the archives & review these other discussions. There are as many different vises it...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By tie one on
Re: smallmouth reels

It's always fun trying to pick fly fishing equipment & you have received some great advice, so here is another suggestion.

If you can find one I'd suggest a Tioga Teton that would fit your fly...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-15-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By tie one on
Re: Dubbing Problems

Great responses, but I agree with Frank's suggestion.

Try a dubbing loop. It not only makes it easier to dub, but from my experience it produces a tougher fly. (i.e. the dubbing is locked in with...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-17-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
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Re: a mouse for bass

Great looking fly !!!

Does it float well ? I tried tying up a mouse pattern & unfortunately it did not sit upright in the water as a real mouse would.

Is the top made from closed cell foam ?...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
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Re: Comments please on this rod brand

OK Frank my curiousity is way up now.

I really have absolutely no experience with spey rods, but was considering venturing into that area. Where I live in MI there are several big rivers were a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By tie one on
Question Comments please on this rod brand

Friends,

I have been doing some research on spey rods recently. I am planning on selling my 9' 9wt Scott rod & reel combo to a friend & purchasing the spey rod I feel is best for me & the fish I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,175
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Re: Drift Boat Anchoring (using a pulley to help)

Thanks to all who responded. If it twists with the Hyde system, then I do not believe I engineered my wrong.

Frank- I do have a braided anchor rope. The one that came with the boat was too short...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,175
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Question Drift Boat Anchoring (using a pulley to help)

Drift Boat Owners,

I had put a thread up for discussion sometime back regarding drift boat anchoring. I own a Hyde LH Signature Aluminum. I did some research for adding a "easy-pulley system" on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,885
Posted By tie one on
Re: Looking for a fly reel

Since the fish you will be targeting with that rod are definitely on the smaller end of the spectrum why spend a bunch of money on a reel when you will probably never fight the fish from the reel.
...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By tie one on
Re: Smallie 5wt line recommendations

I too live in MI, but I'm in the Grand Rapids area. I originally used my 9' 5wt Scott for Smallies & it's OK for the smaller sized fish. If you happen to hook into a really good sized one it maybe...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By tie one on
Question New vs Old type of Nets ?

I am seriously considering replacing my old rope landing Net that I've used in my Hyde for years with a new Rubber type Net. I've never used one of the new Rubber nets & just wondered if I could get...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By tie one on
Re: What size Wooly Bugger

I too would tend to agree with the size 6 hook for a Smallie Wooly Bugger.

I use a 10' 7wt rod for steelies in MI. That way I can throw bigger flies & target bigger Smallies.

Tie One...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,290
Posted By tie one on
Re: Stonefly patterns?

I bet I've tied 10+ different styles of tying a Stonefly. I recently saw a video of one that I'll most likely be tying soon.

Try looking at www.flyfisherman.com (http://www.flyfisherman.com) &...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-31-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,300
Posted By tie one on
Re: teton tioga reels

I have a Tioga Teton on my 10' 7wt Thomas/Thomas Steelhead rod & I've never had a problem. It's always worked very well.

Try looking at the Fly Depot website. They still show having some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By tie one on
Re: Steelhead hooking ??

Thanks for your thoughts guys.

Some of what you've shared was new to me even though I've been doing this type of fishing for years.

I'll definitely do some checking into your advice & try it...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
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Re: Fly tie mistakes

Many of us who have tied for years will make this same thing happen at our vises. I'll give you the same advice I received from one of the best tyers in my area : Fish it ! Many times a butt ugly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By tie one on
Question Steelhead hooking ??

I went out Thursday morning to a favorite spot to try & tempt our Michigan Steelhead into taking one of my new streamers. I was overwhelmed to see that there were 15 guys fishing downstream of me...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,868
Posted By tie one on
Re: Wading Staff

I remember posting a similar forum question sometime back on this same subject & I for one am glad to see so many others using a Wading Staff.

I have a William Josephs staff that works great for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,330
Posted By tie one on
Re: Drift Boat Forums

Frank knows :-)

Yes, Frank knows I have a LHA Signature Hyde drift boat. I do take mine out a majority of the time by myself & I am 6'2" & weigh just shy of 230. I've never had a problem with...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,654
Posted By tie one on
Question Drift Boat Question (Anchor)

I'm not trying to exclude anyone on this Forum, but this question is primarily directed to those with a drift boat, or something similiar.
This is an anchoring question with four parts :

1. Do...
Forum: Other Gear 03-04-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By tie one on
Re: Good hydration chest pack?

The one I have been contemplating is the one in LL Bean. I currently have the typical vest, but it is getting a little old. Zipper broken, etc.

I've never worn that type of vest/pack, but they...
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