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Forum: Coldwater Articles 04-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: First fish of the year

I saw a few good prices on the Echo rods, lifetime warranty sure doesn't hurt!

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Those Echo rods were @...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 04-11-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: First fish of the year

It really is, I can't wait to get back out there again this weekend. And hopefully the boss will quit calling meetings earlier than we are usually supposed to be to work so I can get out in the...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 04-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
First fish of the year

A buddy and I went to fish the Gallatin river last Sunday.

I found out that my 8'6" Cabela's Fish Eagle II 5 wt is much too flexible, made mending pretty tough.

I was able to catch my first...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Tying class!

First week was a lot of fun! Tyed a wooly hugger and San Juan worm, with enough materials to practice at home!

Wife did really well, I need to get some instruction for tying on the feather for the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Tying class!

My wife and I signed up for a 5 week fly tying class at Montana Troutfitters here in Bozeman!

I have tied a few flies before, but am excited to get some professional advice and teaching. My wife...
Forum: Flies 03-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
What's your favorite?

I am just wondering what your favorite early spring streamer is for bigger rivers....

The catch is that you can only use a med/fast action 5 wt...
Forum: Flies 03-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,772
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Members Fly Boxes

All of these are quite impressive. I have a nymph box and a small dry fly box haha. I need to get a vise!!
Forum: Flies 03-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: A few final ties and then I'll stop

Looks good! I am busy saving up for fly tying materials and a Renzetti Traveller so I can keep myself busy as well
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: 5wt for streamers?

Thanks for the heads up! Seemed to me like most of the guys in the fly shops were using 7wt rods and throwing big articulated streamers.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
5wt for streamers?

Streamer season is upon us here in Bozeman! I have a Cables Fish Eagle II 8'6" 5wt, would that work for streamers? I know thats not an ideal weight, trying to convince my wife how important it is to...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,594
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Best value 4wt

I saw that a few websites sell the Orvis Superfine 3wt blank for under $150, think that's the route I'm going to go if all turns out well.

That way I can get a few nice rods to fill out the...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-09-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,594
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Best value 4wt

Been a while since ive posted, mainly been lurking.

I'm wondering what your choice rod would be for fishing dries, that is under the $450 range? I live in Bozeman Montana and am also looking at a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
We made it!

Pulled into Bozeman around 4pm yesterday afternoon, getting all our stuff put away/checking out the area today! Gorgeous views, now the next week or so I'm going to get my fishing license and try to...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-28-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Looks like Bozeman!

Haha I definitely will! My dad and his friend already have a week long trip planned for next summer!!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Looks like Bozeman!

I got the job and a pretty good raise to boot!!! I start on the 15th of July, anybody have a good resource for renting out in or near Bozeman by chance?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-22-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Looks like Bozeman!

I think my interview went really well, I wilWill know by July 2nd if my wife and I are moving to Bozeman! Can't wait to get out there n start throwin some flies @ big trout!!!!!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Highest value #4

Good morning, hunting season is over :mad: cept for coyotes:thmbup: so it is back to oogling the fly fishing forum for me haha. My wife and I have cemented our decision for our late July move to...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-28-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

Thanks for all the advice gents. Montana State's primary camous is in Bozeman....but they do offer their nursing program in Missoula at the Montana University campus according to the MSU website-not...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-26-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

My mistake, its an 8'6" 5#
Forum: Fly Reels 11-26-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

Haha thanks guys. We chose Missoula because Montana State offers a nursing program in Missoula and I will be a Griz after she graduates. I live just outside of Des Moines Iowa so the "big" city of...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

I already have a 5 weight that I fish really well, so most likely will go with that Ross package. ...seems like a good deal1
Forum: Fly Reels 11-23-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

Thanks for the advice guys, I saw that Ross has an outfit called the Essence Elit I believe, an 8'6" 3weight might be just the ticket. My Fish Eagle 2 is over 9' I believe and I have gitten pretty...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-23-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Your opinion?

I have heard that shorter rods are harder to cast, and would make sense to me that they are harder to mend? Is this true or heresay?
Forum: Fly Reels 11-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Your opinion?

My wife and I are moving to Missoula MT next August. I have a Cabelas Fish Eagle 2 5 weight and am not sure which reel I have on it. My dad gave me this setup for fishing small streams in NE Iowa. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-08-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By hawkeyeflyfisher
Re: Pulled the trigger on Allen's Myth 'Deal of the Week'

haha I would love to, except we share the same checking account, and I'm not sure a charge from Allenfishingcompany.com would slip past her unseen!
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