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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: SoCal is hot hot hot.

Bear goes for a dip in California swimming pool | Mail Online (

Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Just window shopping ?

Hi, my name is BigJim and I am a forum member from a google search too.

Forum: Fly Reels 09-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Abel Creek Discontinued?

That's a bummer. I have a couple of creeks and a tr, decided I like the creeks better.

I ordered a rod this summer that won't be ready until next spring and I planned on putting a creek on it -...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-06-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: How is the weight determined

Check here, but no consensus:

Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: A Con Game...Beware

Sad to see that damage Dave. Hope you heal up soon, lose the pain and continue the forgiveness.

Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 460
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: It's Larry's birthday !!!!

Have a wonderful day. Go fish.

Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Best advice from fly forum members

+2 on what spm said.

Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Uplocking or downlocking ?

I like uplocking seats on my carbon fiber and down locking on my fiberglass - they just seem to balance better that way for me.

Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Trip planning

Welcome home anyway!

A lifetime ago I lived in Ironwood, didn't do any fishing then. I go to the Porquise now and then. How's the fishing around there?

Glad you didn't lose anything along...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: SteelHead or Rainbow?

As has been stated before, Steelhead and Rainbows are the same critter. My understanding is that it is the depth of the water that they take on the chrome color. The water can be salt or sweet (as...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 487
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: skunked real bad need help

I'm not one to give advice - I usually am skunked myself. Some one will chime in with assistance soon but in the interim I just wanted to say be patient and welcome.

Forum: The Lodge Den 08-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,423
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Favorite Movie

John Goodman as Dan Teague - "my name is Dan Teague or as my friends call me Big Dan 2 course"

Big Jim 2x
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,423
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Favorite Movie

Oh Brother Where Art Thou - on so many levels my current favorite.

One needs to see Libeled Lady and Quiet Man for the fly fishing scenes and references.

Westerns and Samurai flicks are great...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Lost Gear, Niles, Michigan

Bummer, I hope things turn out right for you.

Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Rods you now regret selling...

I've never sold a rod - and I don't regret it.

Forum: Other Gear 07-25-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,161
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Who still uses a vest?

I have a couple of vests, no slings or fishing packs but generally just use my shirt pockets.

I wear a shirt I picked up at Cabelas that has an inner pocket to each chest pocket and carry a fly...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-21-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: New fly fisherman and member saying hi!

Welcome. I hope you have a great deal of disposable income.

Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

I have an 8 1/2' Imperial 5/6 weight that does well with a 5 weight line and an 8' Avid 3 weight. I fish both of them more than other rods, but that is in transition right now. I do really like...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Threading the hook: Top or Bottom?

I have never read where an author makes the slightest mention of a particular orientation to thread the hook eye - if there is a difference than it is an undiscovered mystery.

Congruous with...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 890
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: What happened over the 4th of July weekend

Looks real nasty. Hope you heal quickly and get back to the things you enjoy - just don't push it.

All the best.

Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 129
Posted By BigJim2x

I live in MN but never heard of this; time to share:

Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

If you take I-90 through SD don't forget to stop at the Corn Palace in Mitchel SD.

Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,198
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Solo canoe Fly fishing?

On flatwater when there is no wind you can stand and cast but as mentioned previously you need to be aware of yourself when setting the hook. You should not stand in moving water but casting from a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,352
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: How realistic is a career as a fly fishing guide?

Two that come to mind; Ernest Schwiebert was an Architect with a Phd and Gary Borger is a Biology Professor with UW Wausa - there are many noted ff that have degrees in Environmental and natural...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: St. Croix Imperial vs. Avid

I have an 8' 3 wt Avid that is 10 yrs old and a 8.5' 5/6 wt Imperial that is 20 yrs old. I use the Avid for dries or light nymphs and the 5/6 Imperial for everything else. The Imperial works great...
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