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Forum: The Fly Cast 05-16-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Rob11
Re: no back cast

Randy - the only reason I mentioned Spey is that many of the Spey techniques that enable you to deal with limited casting space can be applied to a single-handed fly rod. They are very effective and...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-16-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Rob11
Re: no back cast

Sorry, it's the Federation of Fly Fishers. Among the many things the group does, it certifies fly casting instructors. It's an excellent program that doesn't limit people to any one casting style or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By Rob11
Re: Just bought Korkers, need help.

I think you're right regarding width, as my feet are a bit wider than normal. As you say, it's probably best to try on these boots if you can.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-16-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Rob11
Re: I'm going to need a bigger rod.......

Not sure about a flathead breaking the surface, but it's obvious that you're seeing fish like carp and others that will at least put you firmly in 6 or 7 weight territory. Should you hook one of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By Rob11
Re: Just bought Korkers, need help.

Just a quick point regarding the previous version of Korkers compared to the new version with OmniTrax 3.0 soles regarding size, as the sizing is different. One of the points Korkers makes with their...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Rob11
Re: Spools of thread

Agree with ant. I have a lot of thread, but you can get a lot of mileage out of the following colors:
- White
- Black
- Olive
- Red (I use a couple different shades from crimson to orange)
- Tan...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-15-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,010
Posted By Rob11
Re: no back cast

Start searching on Google:

1) Roll Cast
2) Snap-T Cast
3) In general: Single Handed Fly Rod Casting using Spey Techniques

There are many videos available online. Then, practice. Befriend...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By Rob11
Re: I Want to See Someone Catch One of These On a Fly Rod

As soon as the rod blank hit the gunwale, that's all she wrote. Not sure how satisfying that is when you end up an inch shorter in height and a candidate for the boys choir after that experience . . .
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Rob11
Re: A funny thing happened....

Common mistake that will be made over again by many others. Glad you discovered it. Welcome!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By Rob11
Re: Started Tying My First Copper Johns But...

I wouldn't hesitate substituting a 5263 for a 5262. Yes, it's longer, but if you hold them together to compare, it's not significant. I prefer to tie woolly buggers on the 5263, but have substituted...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Rob11
Re: Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio

When I click on the stand alone, it opens another tab or window on my browser (Firefox 4.x), and it enables me to start the program in that tab. Once I do that, I can put my cursor over the recorder...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Rob11
Re: Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio

hbs - I just tested the Dorsey link for Fly Fishing Tailwaters, and I selected the link for "Stand-Alone Player." Once it opened, I started the show, placed my cursor over the recorder controls,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Rob11
Re: Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio

hbs - just listened to some podcasts last night while tying some flies, and was having the same problem with the downloads. Today I went to the archived shows and did the following:

1) Chose the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By Rob11
Re: Wading boots?

Klunk, that's what I thought before I got my hands on a pair. You might want to try on a pair of Korkers, as the Chromes I'm wearing are very light. They're built with a reinforced (welded) toe, and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Rob11
Re: korkers chrome. small problem

driftaway - there is a known issue with some Korker Chromes manufactured early this year where they neglected to do a lacing inspection at the factory. Some boots manufactured at that time have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rob11
Re: My new Sage ZXL 9' #5 weight

I've had the same rod for about a year, the ZXL 9' 5 weight, and it's my favorite rod. It enables you to slow down your casting stroke, but when you apply power for distance, it responds very well. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-04-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Rob11
Re: best 5wt for 290?

I agree regarding the St. Croix Legend Ellite as long as it's a 2011 model. The changes made to this rod for 2011 make it one of the best if you like a light fast action that functions well in all...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,786
Posted By Rob11
Re: Review of the Hardy zenith 6wt.

Agree with your assessment of the Hardy Zenith 6 wt. I just received a 9'0" 6 wt. last month, and it is an extremely capable rod at short and long distances. This rod loads beautifully. I first tried...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,410
Posted By Rob11
Re: What a Sick Sick World...

Or lice, it's time to start the rumors, I'm just sayin'
Forum: Gear Reviews 05-02-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 32,571
Posted By Rob11
Re: Redington CT (Classic Trout)

Just received my Redington CT 8'6" 4wt. over the weekend, and all I can say is wow! This rod is beautifully finished with nice cork and is light as a feather. It balances perfectly with my Ross...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,128
Posted By Rob11
Re: What are your TOP 3 Flyshops - Top down order

1. The Evening Sun Fly Shop - Pepperell, MA - Charlie has a great selection of tying materials, he's very knowledgeable, a great guy, and his postage/ shipping charges are very low.

2. Murray's...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By Rob11
Re: Wading boots?

Agree with the Korkers recommendation. I bought a pair of Chromes and they are light and easy for wading and hiking. The main highlight is the ability to change sole type very quickly. The variety of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,570
Posted By Rob11
Re: Carrying the Net

I'm in the same boat so to speak. Never carried a net when wading, and when I read the posts above, I realized that I just didn't want to haul more stuff streamside. There have been times when I'd...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Rob11
Re: What is this?

If you told me you caught it anywhere near the east coast, I'd tell you it was a hickory shad. Since it looks like you're in the Chicago area, I'll tell you I have no clue, but it looks like a shad...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,494
Posted By Rob11
Re: Professional Cork Replacement - How Much?

That looks like a used rod or demo rod in my opinion. The soiled and damaged cork appears that way from use. Nevertheless, as others have recommended, I'd attempt to work out a solution with Orvis,...
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