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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
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: 94
Views: 1,551
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: 406
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: 22
Views: 1,334
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: 19
Views: 664
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: 426
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...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 4 piece rod case

There is one in the classifieds
Forum: Other Gear 05-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Vest/pack with rod tube holders

I'm not sure if you want a way to carry a second rod for frequent switching between nymphs and dries or if you just want a new pack. If the former, then I would say much more of a pita to switch...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Let's see your wallet

HaHa, I use the exact same one and thought I was being original. I got tired of money clips breaking after a couple years from being bent too many times to accommodate varying amounts of cash.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,065
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 6wt Recommendation

If you don't mind used a Sage RPL would fit the bill. Very solid rod in the medium/fast range. They can be had in excellent condition within your budget.

Edit: Make sure it is the original RPL...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 805
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Looking to add another rod...

Exactly what I was thinking when I read the original post. For example, I have a 486 ONE and a 479 Circa and they are totally different rods for different circumstances. I do not view them as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Hat in my hand asking for help

I have that jacket and am happy with it. The cuffs are 10X better than my Cloudveil. One thing to keep in mind, it is just a shell so size accordingly allowing room to layer under it in cooler...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 360
Posted By fishiowa
Re: I just can't see it !

What power readers do you use? I use 1.5X cheaters for everyday use and 3.0X for tying which works well. The 4" focal length is closer than you would actually be to a fly. If you try the cheap...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By fishiowa
Re: C-Clamp or Pedestal

If you are not sure which one you prefer tying on I would go with the pedestal. My reasoning is the new vise costs the same with either option but you can add an after market C-clamp cheaper than a...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 04-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By fishiowa
Re: TT's Spring Cleaning

My guess is a pedestal base.
Forum: Fly Fishing Humor 03-27-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Caption this...

Food chain
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Re-purposed ski pole for a wading staff

A couple of winters ago I was bored and decided to see if I could build one of the collapsible ones just for kicks. I used a couple of old golf club shafts (need more than one so the sections can...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By fishiowa
Re: It's a good thing im not married!!!!

Yea, but just to clarify, the $1,200 price tag is for graphite, the cane is 4K
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,928
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fishing chicks?

aha, I knew women couldn't resist a fly fisherman:)

Sorry, I couldn't help myself
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 03-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By fishiowa
Re: St. Croix Legend Ultra 7'6" 2 wt.

Brookfieldangler pm sent with paypal info.

Thanks to all others for the kind comments.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 03-15-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By fishiowa
St. Croix Legend Ultra 7'6" 2 wt.

Legend Ultra 7'6" 2 wt. with SA XPS line included. Rod and line only used 4 or 5 times. $175 shipped to Continental US.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rod Combo?

Okay, here is the first option that popped into my head. St. Croix Imperial, Orvis Battenkill, Rio Gold line. $15 over your budget. There are tons of options.
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 38,433
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Little tricks to share

If you use a profile plate try using a cheap 8x10 picture frame instead of something that clamps on the vise stem. You can move it wherever you want, change color with just a piece of paper and it...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 999
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Sage One finally came, and...

Here you go, nice looking setup
Forum: Other Gear 03-03-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Bug Luggage Warranty?

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