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Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Issue with larger flys

Based on all of the great information here I'm considering getting another Greys combo, a 9', 8w to go with my current 9', 5w. I would prefer not to have to continually replace my leader each time I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Issue with larger flys

Thanks for the informative responses. It looks like a heavier fly rod is in my near future. The wife will be so pleased... :)

I'm guessing that an 8# would be the best weight. Not sure about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By spinsheet
Issue with larger flys

I have a 9' 5# rod with a 9.5 foot leader and 5# tippet. I have little issue casting smaller trout flies like an adams, whooly bugger, etc. I tied a spun deer hair Dalburg Diver on a size 6 hook and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By spinsheet
The Gunpowder River in Maryland

I decided to put my (lack of) fly fishing skills to the test and headed up to the Gunpowder last Saturday (April 26). I got in on Upper Glencoe Road and proceeded to immediately not catch fish. I was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I do stand corrected, my reel is a 5000D, not a 5000C. It is basically a direct drive reel, in order to let the fish take line you must allow the handle to turn backwards. It will not pay out line...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I can assure you that my 5000C has no drag. It's basically a free spinning reel, you can spin it forward or backward and that's the only way to allow line off the reel, with the exception of actually...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

I guess I'm confused again :(

You say to get the fish on the reel because the reel's drag is better than I am. But I can't see how my drag will come into play unless I actually let go of the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

Right now I'm going to hit some farm ponds. Bluegill, a Largemouth Bass if I'm lucky (2 - 3# max I would guess). Going to MI to trout fish in the Manistee in June, no ideal what to expect there.
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Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

That was another question that I had! When do you reel in a fish and when do you just pull in the stripped line? I guess it's all a matter of the size of the fish and personal preference?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-25-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Brand new from Annapolis Maryland

OK, got my rod. I went to Great Feathers (north of Baltimore) and bought a Grey rod and reel. It's a 9' 5wt, seems really nice, a lot nicer than the Bass Pro brand I think (and a bit pricier).

I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

This actually clears it up perfectly for me. I really need to get out there and fly fish with someone that knows what they're doing. I think that would save me the effort of about 1000 posts :)
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Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Drag on a fly reel

My reel is a Grey G2, not sure what style drag that has. From what I hear then the drag only comes into play when I actually release the handle on the reel. If I want to add to the drag I can palm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,034
Posted By spinsheet
Drag on a fly reel

OK, I am totally new to fly fishing so please forgive this question. I'm a bit confused about how drag works on a fly reel. I know from my spinning reels and baitcasters how it works as the reel will...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Switching reel to left handed

Got it done. I took a 2' length of 2" PVC and slid it over a broom handle then placed each end of the broom on each of two chairs. I then propped up the rod and reel (only one section of rod) and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By spinsheet
Switching reel to left handed

I just bought my first fly rod and as I am completely new to this I have a question. I'm left handed and as such I cast with my left hand. I imagine that I need to switch the reel to left handed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By spinsheet
Fishing on the Manistee River in MI

I am going to the Manistee River in MI sometime in June or July of this year. We go to the same vacation house every year and it sit right on the Manistee River in Fife Lake, MI...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Brand new from Annapolis Maryland

I'll have to dig around in my basement for my old 1970s era Hula Popper...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By spinsheet
Re: Brand new from Annapolis Maryland

Big Jim,

Thanks for all of the information! I just joined the CCA and I most certainly will be at Tiefest. I went there about five years ago and had a great time. Not sure why I didn't follow up...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-22-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By spinsheet
Brand new from Annapolis Maryland

Hello all, I'm a brand new fly fisherman from Annapolis Maryland. I used a borrowed fly rod about 30 years ago for about a year and haven't touched one since. I have no idea if I was even using the...
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