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Forum: Fly Rods 02-20-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By horsehead
Re: Need advice on a new rod

I have the 9' 4wt CT. It can be a little tip heavy with too light a reel, but it's a very good all around trout rod.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 02-20-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By horsehead
Re: ISO Size 13 Wading Boots

I have a pair of simms felt bottom in 13 that are too big for me. May work out for you.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-19-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By horsehead
Re: Orvis Helios 2 VS Recon

I agree with the previous posters who suggest going to try them both out and see which one you prefer. That's what I did. Almost as soon as the Recon was in stock, I went to my local Orvis to do a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By horsehead
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

I agree with dpreller on 2 points: don't mod your rig until you've fished out of it a few times and be careful about anchoring in current.

I personally fish from a Native Ultimate 14.5. I have...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By horsehead
Re: TFO LK Professional II Series

My first truly quality rod was a TFO Pro II. They're great rods for a great price. I'd call them just a fuzz on the fast side of medium fast. Very forgiving, but also enough umph to do a lot of...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By horsehead
Re: which TFO 6wt?

BVK will definitely be faster than the mangrove. They are thin walled, but just be careful and you should be alright. As you know, TFO has a killer warranty if something does happen.
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By horsehead
Re: Reddington butter stix vs echo glass

I know this has nothing to do with the Butterstick or the ECHO, but Cabela's has their CGR and PRIME 1 piece glass rods on sale right now for $80 and $99, respectively. I have a friend who absolutely...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-15-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By horsehead
Re: Glass Fly Rod

I too have caught the Fiberglass bug. It started with a modern Featherlight 7' 5/6. Even though that rod is a bit of a dog as far as rods go, for $21 it's still an incredible rod for the money.

Forum: Warmwater Articles 02-03-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By horsehead
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

Here's exactly what I would get if I were in your shoes,

Rod: Klassic Glass Fiberglass 7 ft, 3 pc, 3/4 wt Rod | The Angler's Roost...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,874
Posted By horsehead
Re: Orvis Recon

I admit, I didn't sit here and read all 9 pages, so this may have already been covered. But, I thought I'd throw in my experience for whatever it's worth.

I went to my local Orvis last Friday...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-15-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By horsehead
Re: Where are all the new builds?

I've been waiting on my blank from Steffen since September. I hope it will be here by the end of the month.

In the meantime I built a practice rod on a no name glass 7' 3wt.
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By horsehead
Re: Resolutions. Stupid things I am going to quit doing this year...

I made a resolution to myself to be content with the gear I have. I have only been back into fly fishing for 3 years or so after about 10 years away. I already have a two 3wts, two 4s, two 6s, and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By horsehead
Re: Tying vises

I also tie on a Peak. But, that said, if I was only going to be doing big stuff, I might go for a Regal...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 239,161
Posted By horsehead
Re: What have you been tying today?

Felt like tying something big. No name, just what came to me as I sat down to the vise.
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,772
Posted By horsehead
Forum: Fly Lines 12-25-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By horsehead
Re: Line for Redington CT 7'6" 3wt

I was really impressed with the Cabelas Prestige Plus WFF line I put on mine. Great value, especially at half off!
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,299
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fishing With Forum Members

And Jack was a terrific guide. Pennsylvania now holds a very special place in my mind!
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,485
Posted By horsehead
Re: Oh boy Abel

I wonder if Abel had meetings before pricing their little tools in order to confer how badly they could possibly hose the fly angling populace before people would catch on. I guess $50 is what they...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By horsehead
Re: Green Doctor

As always, incredible.
Forum: Fly Reels 12-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By horsehead
Re: Reel for a 10 wt under 150

Allen's Alpha III is right in that price range and is bullet proof. Plus you get truly world-class customer service should you ever need it. I'm pretty sure when cranked down, the drag could either...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,205
Posted By horsehead
Re: Bargain Hunters!

STP is an unreal site. The deals they make available are enough to entice even the most frugal person into spending too much.

Another place to find some great deals is in the classifieds of this...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rod help

This may sound crazy, but you can get an Eagle Claw Featherlight 7' 5/6 from Walmart for about $21. It's a great river bass rod (exactly what I use it for) and will throw anything from a 4wt to an...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By horsehead
Re: TFO BVK 8 wt for dry fly fishing

I have a feeling no 8wt is going to be very good at protecting 6-7X tippet. Definitely not the right tool for the job. Kind of like using a sledge hammer to tap in finish nails.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 69,682
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

I actually bought the blank from another member of FFR. He just said he got it from a friend who somehow gets them direct from China. I didn't really care too much about where it was from. My sole...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By horsehead
Re: Blue Halo and Epic

Blue Halo and Epic are opposite ends of the spectrum. Runningfish hit the nail on the head with the softness/slowness of the Blue Halo. I was considering building one and talked to a lot of folks,...
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