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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By brianrap
Re: Big Rattle Snake on a 6wt Fly Rod, look at the bend…

Don't you think that others could say virtually the same thing about us? Why would someone take the time to tie fur and feathers onto pointed pieces of metal to hook and drag fish in for "no good...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By brianrap
Re: Ideas on wet-wading shoes?

I am with nevadastig on this. The boots give good traction and support. Only thing I would add is to make sure the neoprene socks have gaitors (or have separate gaitors). I had a pair of neoprene...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 592
Posted By brianrap
Re: Any Newly Retired, or Semi-Retired, Fly Fishermen Out There?

Was able to retire about a year ago, primarily on a company pension. Have savings too but so far haven't had to touch them.
While I say I'm retired, it is more like semi-retired. Do some casual...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By brianrap
Re: American Journey

As a Canadian that has had an opportunity to visit and explore a great deal of the USA, I would strongly recommend you visit the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park. They aren't that far apart...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By brianrap
Re: Kudos to Ross Worldwide

I had a similar result dealing with Ross on an Essence FW rod I purchased. Great customer service. Should also mention that rod performed really well for me and for the price, was a great bargain.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By brianrap
Re: Flyshopcloseouts anybody buy from?

Yup, bought a Hardy Zenith from them for a very good price. They are legit.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By brianrap
Re: Follow the rules, I got my first ticket. :(

Well then get the law changed to something more acceptable through the political process. Until then, it is still the law. I'm sure there are many that would like not to have laws that limits fish...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By brianrap
Re: Follow the rules, I got my first ticket. :(

BTW, way to "man up" and take personal responsibility regarding the ticket. It is sad that it is refreshing to actually hear someone these days say "I screwed up and take full responsibility for my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By brianrap
Re: Follow the rules, I got my first ticket. :(

Good post! I suspect some of those same people that have an issue with speed limits, BAC limits etc. would be raging if people chose to ignore fly fish only laws, barbless laws, c&r laws, exceeded...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,096
Posted By brianrap
Re: Follow the rules, I got my first ticket. :(

Sorry to threadjack but you are giving incorrect and dangerous information about impairment. There are literally dozens, if not hundreds, of studies showing that impairment begins to occur at levels...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By brianrap
Re: Straightening Used Fly Line?

Not sure if the make of line was mentioned and I just missed it, but depending on the make of line, you might continue to have issues with memory/coils. I once had an Airflo line that I couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,464
Posted By brianrap
Re: Fly tying saves money?

Investment in tools and vice can be amortized over thousands of flies in a lifetime. Same goes for material. Buy a quality cape and you can get years worth of flies of varying sizes and patterns....
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By brianrap
Re: What essentials do I have to have to get started?

After getting back into fly fishing a few years ago after a long absence, I cheaped out on rods, reels and lines. As I started spending more and more time fishing, I quickly realized my frugality...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By brianrap
Re: Decisions, decisions....I need your help!

I think you should invest it in some nice yielding stock and when it reaches $13, cash in and really go nuts with your shopping.
Forum: Flies 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By brianrap
Re: Favorite nymphs

I have had great success with the pink squirrel nymph. I don't use chenille for the hot spot but rather use hot pink dubbing. I vary the body color but my best success has been with an olive...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By brianrap
Re: Thoughts on Dries

I actually prefer parachutes because they are easier for me to see but I will use whatever style works. Last year I was on the water during an amazing green drake hatch. Tied on a parachute style...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,588
Posted By brianrap
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By brianrap
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,228
Posted By brianrap
Re: Your Worst Fall

Hmmm. Interesting new style of retrieve to hook that salmon. Not sure it is really going to catch on though. :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By brianrap
Re: Complicating my C&R

Good looking dog. Does she have some blue heeler in her?
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,026
Posted By brianrap
Re: tying on tippet rings

Great idea!!! My wife is always ordering stuff from Fusion so I will have her get some next time she orders. What size would you recommend? Generally, I will be using these for dry flies ranging...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By brianrap
Re: Do it right now.

Golfers have done this sort of thing with their clubs for years. The labels can be purchased quite inexpensively and could be applied to all sorts of FF gear: boxes, rods, rod cases etc. They...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By brianrap
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

Great advice. Find something that balances with the rod based on your feel and casting stroke.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By brianrap
Re: Why No Fly Fishing Shows??

Sport Fishing on the Fly is a Canadian production shown on WFN and episodes are also available on their website: Sport Fishing on the Fly (http://www.sfotf.ca/)
The host ties a fly on every episode,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By brianrap
Re: Can you identify these??

Top one looks like it might be some model of Modarcom reel. Scroll through these images and there are some that look very similar....
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