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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:16 AM
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Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Don't worry about that. The British CFO IIIs are classic on any 5 weight. I've got one with a #5 line on it myself. (Although they are perfect on a 4. They don't hold as much backing with a 5 wt...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
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Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

That's a fair point. However, the overall size of the market for fly tackle is simply so much smaller than for spinning or baitcasting tackle that the cost of new product development has to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gel or powder type floatants

If you and I ever met on the river and took off our vests to rest and chat, we might not know whose was whose when we picked them up again.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Quick question about what fly to tie first...

A grey hackle yellow in several sizes (10-18) will imitate most of the light-colored mayflies and caddis pupae you're likely to see, as well as golden stones and yellow sallies.

A grey hackle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

So did I, but I got them for half price. Not sure I would happily pay 4x what I did (full price x 2).

If Gink and similar floatants cost 3 or 4 x what they do, we'd all still be buying them. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Only because they also make pliers.

I also think the Orvis personalized leather fly swatter is seriously underpriced.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

I like compartment boxes for dry flies to avoid crushing the hackle. I use the Okuma aluminum boxes that resemble the Wheatley boxes (but at a fraction of the cost). They make a tiny pocket-sized...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Where's Tom Chandler?

Good question. His other blog, about writing, has been quiet too.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Favorite Writers Of All Things Outdoors?

Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Aldo Leopold, Ivan Doig, Ray Bergman, Nelson Bryant.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Help!!! Facing a Crisis Alone!!!

Since "NEED" was capitalized, I interpreted it to mean "get by with at a bare minimum" and voted for only one each. But the correct answer was not an available choice: one more than however many...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,295
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Best Low Cost Reel Options???

Okumas are a good value but they have a thick reel foot. Some rods have smaller reel seats without enough of a gap to accommodate them. Before buying an Okuma make sure your rod can hold it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 761
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: The Catch & Release Report on Hairwing530...

Great news, Jerry! Welcome back. Onward and upward!
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 988
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Reel Weight for 7ft Split Cane

Here's another possibility: The Red Truck Diesel reel borrows classic design elements from the Hardy Lightweight and Marquis series, but it's a little heavier and ruggeder and less expensive than a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Reel Weight for 7ft Split Cane

I have an Orvis Battenkill 7' bamboo 4 weight built in 1961 that was my father's. It has always been paired with a Hardy Featherweight.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Want a new 4wt - hung up on length

If you really like it, yes. 3" is negligible.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 949
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: a frenchi seeking for advices to fish colorado

It would be an unusual tactic, but I would guess they might work if attractor streamers are working.



According to Orvis, there are three Orvis-owned stores and two independent shops that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,158
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

No reason to get an expensive reel. By the same token, there's also no reason to get a large arbor. You'll probably never even need to retrieve the whole fly line, much less lots of backing. I'd...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Kamchatka rods

If you want to add a 7 weight to your collection but you're not looking to shell out big money, I've got a private-label 9' 7 weight rod from The Fly Shop in Redding, Calif., that I can...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-23-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Looking for a 6 wt mid range

Check out the Greys XF2.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-23-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,618
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

I recently got an 8' 10' 5 weight Zenith one-piece on closeout for more than 50% off that casts like a dream. Its one drawback is that you need a car that can hold something 9' long in order to get...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 658
Posted By moucheur2003
Forum: Fly Reels 09-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: 3 ways 4wt reel battle

I agree. From a purely visual aesthetic point of view, then, the choice should be the Ultralite, no contest. It was designed to complement the Zenith's weird skeleton reel seat, on which nothing...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: 3 ways 4wt reel battle

I too would choose the Ultralite. It was designed to match the Zenith.

But let me introduce another issue: Why are you looking at such fancy drags? Trout fishing with a 4 wt is a game of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By moucheur2003
Wink Re: For the Man Who Already Has Abel Nippers

Are you kidding me? It's a screaming bargain -- more than a 20% discount from list! You'll never find that kind of deal on a pair of Abel nippers. ;)
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