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Forum: General Discussion Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Gear Review
Ardís Signature Baseboard Trim Trout Rod (8í)

Very easy to find (I got mine at Home Depot) these rods are #1 in value for the price. Fit and finish are a little rough (I got a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Well, my next fly fishing purchase is going to be one of Ard Stetts' Signature base board trim rods. If its good enough for him, its good enough for me...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By gfirob
Re: Light weight floattube for backpacking

Wow, that looks great. Kind of pricy, but amazingly small and light. I wonder what it's life span would be. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

I think a related question is, does the cost of the item actually provide an improvement that you can appreciate? That is, can you actually tell the difference?

I would think of myself as an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By gfirob
Re: Nymphing for big trout?

The only sure-fire way I know to catch big trout with nymph is to tie the nymph on a stick of dynamite and throw it in a hole you know has a big trout in it.

I think I would go with a bead head...
Forum: Other Gear 10-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By gfirob
Re: Finn utility

No experience with with the Essex bag, but it does look like a bag with a strap (although a really nice one). The Vedavoo sling pack is really unique in a lot of ways, (I reviewed in on here) and I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By gfirob
Re: Presenting a Dry Fly to Rising Trout

Wow, pretty instructive.

I particularly liked the term "current defeating motions". I find in my case that the current usually wins...

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By gfirob
Re: Decisions Decisions...

Sleep late or read the paper, that's my dilemma...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Fishing as a medical treatment?

I'm cutting work tomorrow to go fishing because I have a terminal condition called life. None of us is getting out of here alive and if we don't enjoy every day we can, savor those people and places...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By gfirob
Re: Lake cottage find. Dickerson bamboo, old Medalist and flies.

This was a great find, both the reel and the rod. The reel will clean up and work fine, I'll bet you a buck, and it's a classic. The fact that it is beat on the outside only makes it look more...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By gfirob
Re: This just in from Hollywood...

The film cost $5,500,000 and only made $350,000. So you can see why the producers were annoyed.

According to the court ruling, the producers set up an editing room for Keaton in Santa Monica, but...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By gfirob
This just in from Hollywood...

In the Hollywood Reporter this morning, I read this headline:

"Keaton Fighting Lawsuit Claiming He Ruined Movie"

Evidently, his producers are suing Michael Keaton for directing a crappy movie. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By gfirob
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

I have a C&F Design pocket sized box that weighs .9 oz and is made of foam with a hard plastic sides. As a comparison, the Cliff Day's Worth pocket sized box is 2.3 oz and is made of hard plastic. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By gfirob
Re: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

I took that test and Iím not sure what it told me. Seems like Iím both.

I like to buy good stuff used, or the high end of the low end (Reddington). I like to do a lot of homework and then find a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By gfirob
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

One of the most important purchases you will need to make is adequate nippers. Many would suggest something reasonable in cost and effective in cutting tippets. Dr. Slick, say or any of the many...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishing Spot Locater

I know it. Its www.ruinfishing.com. Check it out.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By gfirob
Re: My philosophical $0.02

The city of Baltimore has been “stockpiling” water in the reservoir that feeds the Gunpowder river and makes the tailwater trout friendly. So the level is extremely low. It is running about 40 cfs,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By gfirob
Re: Practice--it just may work!

The problem I have with lawn casting is that there is no current. Or water. And hardly any fish. Best place to practice is on the river between all the times you catch fish.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly fishing in New Zealand

I haven't fished there, but I have been there. Here are my notes:

1) They speak very good English
2) The people are extremely nice there, like they are in England, but without the class issue....
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By gfirob
Re: Flyboxes

+1 also on those thin boxes with the magnetic bottoms. I have four.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 777
Posted By gfirob
Re: Integrity?

The one time I have used a guide (a gift from my wife) he suggested a delay until the river was higher and later in the year to cut down on the pressure from other river users of all kinds. So I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,158
Posted By gfirob
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

The best reason to spend a ridiculous amount of money for a reel for this rod is so that it won't look silly next to your Abel nippers. You want to seek a kind of balance in these things. It's more...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By gfirob
Re: Books/Good reads about reading the water

+1 for Dave Hughes "Reading Trout Water".
+ 1 for fredaevans suggestion of walking the river when its really low (you will discover holes you never knew existed). This is where you can really learn...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By gfirob
Re: This Forum We Call "Home..."

I don't know where, other than this forum, I could share ideas and feelings about fly fishing, struggles and disappointments, a love of nature and the unalloyed joy of clipping 7X tippet with Able...
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