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Forum: The Lodge Den 06-08-2013, 03:11 PM
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Re: new one word

tables...chairs
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-08-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By rchouser12
Re: beginner vise

I started with the more basic of the two Cabela's vise and tool kits. Its a good start. I would recomend the one for $10 more that includes a hair stacker and some other useful things.

If you...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Should I buy a bamboo rod for $350???

@hardyreels I did say no extra tips LOL. ({[Bottom line of my first paragraph of the first post.]}) I cannot remember the name of the rod. I know it has a label. The guides are affixed with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Should I buy a bamboo rod for $350???

I know the owner of the shop and a relative works there. The story checks out. The owner is selling it barely used and as a means of covering a personal loan. I was wondering are there cheaper...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-25-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Does Joe Messenger Jr have a handle/call sign on this site?

Ok... I admit I came off snarky. It was supposed to be a pop a top fly swap... I wasn't trying to be mean I was just trying to explain why Joe and I hit it off. I was really interested in his...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,837
Posted By rchouser12
Re: GoPro or Point & Shoot

GoPro!!! I have one and use it all the time. More than I expected! Granted I also snowboard and mountain bike. I have been toying with the idea of putting ot on a rod. Casting would look cool but, if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By rchouser12
Should I buy a bamboo rod for $350???

There is a bamboo rod at a local shop. I'm not sure what the make is but, its a new rod. Not antique. It's 7 feet long and pretty light for a 4 wt. I was thinking about getting a "traditional rod" to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Does Joe Messenger Jr have a handle/call sign on this site?

He taught at a local fly tying round table thing. It was supposed to be like a gathering of guys to knock a couple back and swap flies at a local archery/fly shop. It turned out that nobody was any...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-23-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By rchouser12
Does Joe Messenger Jr have a handle/call sign on this site?

Joe we met at The Sportsman's Emporium on Greenbag Rd. I wanted to see if you were on here. My name is Ryan Houser. I was the guy that showed up to the last two classes you did there (and actually...
Forum: Fly Patterns 05-18-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Not sure what this is called

looks like an Adams
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-18-2013, 01:15 PM
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Posted By rchouser12
Re: Fishing Terminology

Hahaha to all of the bass guys (my co-angler) using carrot stix they're carrots LOL:D
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,865
Posted By rchouser12
Re: New to fly fishing and in need of help

Others have said that beginner stuff is better than in the past. When I was 9 years old I saved up forever and bought my first $20 fiberglass rod. Do not buy fiberglass! Get a graphite rod with some...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-17-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Will I kill 'em?

West Virginia has no trout season. If you can get a line in the water, go for it! I experienced some hardcore guide icing this year! That was new. My line froze and you could hold it out straight!...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Will I kill 'em?

Thanks everyone. I was hoping that a stream that would hold native brook trout would remain fairly consistant temperature wise through summer for there to be native fish in it! So, I guess the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By rchouser12
Will I kill 'em?

I live in West Virginia. I am off for summer vacation. I want to hunt down some native brookies. My friend (The) Joe Messenger Jr. said that during the warmer months that catching and releasing...
Forum: Other Gear 05-14-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,302
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

My Korkers are sweet. With interchangable soles you can hike in to your spot with rubber lugs and then swap them out for some studded felt for those slippery rocks! I got the MudDuckers (I think)...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By rchouser12
Winter brookies?

I live in West Virginia. A friend of mine highlighted a few streams on a map for me that have brook trout. Winter is pretty much here but I'm itching to go out and find these streams. What patterns...
Forum: Share Patterns 09-28-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By rchouser12
Re: Lead eye trick for crawfish

I think the flatter eyes impart more of a gliding action to the fly. It may or may not actually be effective. At the very least I think it is a nice finish for a craw pattern. I believe fishing in...
Forum: Share Patterns 09-26-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By rchouser12
Lead eye trick for crawfish

Have you ever used those special flat lead weights for tying crawfish patterns? I have have found a great alternative it is a quick and easy solution if your local fly shop doesn't carry them. **Plus...
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