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Forum: General Discussion Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Walter1023
Re: Who makes best chest waders?

This year I completely changed my wader buying strategy to where can I get the best wader cheap. I've owned simms, redington and cabelas in the past and all were fine costing between $150 and $275...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 302
Posted By Walter1023
Re: I finally did it!

CONGRATS.....its all I think about lately. I am not wishing my life away - I'm wishing my "corporate" life away and shooting for 55 ( 4 1/2 years). I've always said I could care less if I'm 80 and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-26-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Walter1023
Opinions on SLF Prism dubbing

any opinions on this? I use dubbing SPARINGLY....only for thorax's and only on dries or soft hackles I plan on fishing dry...or "damp" in the surface film. Looks very interesting.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By Walter1023
Re: area with the "best" fly fishing

You may as well ask "who has the best wife ?" "What company makes the best rod ?" It's all opinion as to how you define best and what you are looking for. I've only fished the Northeast ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Flyshopcloseouts anybody buy from?

yes.....I've purchased from them and they are legitimate. They have been around a while.
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,181
Posted By Walter1023
Sage and rio to sell direct

https://www.anglingtrade.com/2015/06/16/sage-and-rio-to-sell-direct/

I'm not sure if this is old news or not....I just saw this today. I was never a true fly shop consumer anyway as I always buy...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 695
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Who makes bamboo rods at a good price

I always see Schlitzke Bamboo Fly Rods on Sierra Trading Post ie" retail around $1800 and after they get done with their discounts its around $650 ? However - while I am intrigued by the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Catching numbers of fish

Generally speaking I can't lie.....the more "productive" my day of fishing the more satisfied I feel my dry fly addiction gets fed...and I never seem to get enough. After work yesterday I fished a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,258
Posted By Walter1023
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

I think I am becoming Sierra trading Posts best client..........
1 week ago (2) SA VPT Floating Fly line 6 weight $22 each (retail around $75 each)

1 week ago - 1 pair Aquaz 5 wadertek...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Flies not floating

I can assure you of one thing....the tiny tippet ring is NOT the reason the fly is sinking. They are practically weightless and I have them on all my leaders (albeit they are 7 to 9 feet away from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Addiction

Mikel.....it really can be a problem sometimes....like this coming Monday for instance: I want to get a good night's sleep Sunday night because I want to be in my car by 5am Monday morning....drive...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Addiction

Welcome to the greatest addiction in the world.

It's so bad for me......I actually have the deepest sympathy in my heart for 99.99 % of the people I come across because I know they don't fly fish...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Couples that fish together

Just got married 5/16/15.....and I tell my now wife nothing would make me happier than if she became addicted to fly fishing to the point that every weekend she would bug me about what river I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

The Davy Knot is all I use now (also known as figure eight knot). I literally can tie on a new fly in less than 10 seconds...and while you'll hear studies referenced about the "knot strength...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Walter1023
SA VPT Fly Line

I picked up two of this lines in a 6 weight off a sierra trading post close out for $22 each - I figured I probably couldn't go wrong with an SA line and this seems to be a "true" weight...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Fly Lines for Long Leaders

I just wonder how many fly guys actually make practice casting and integral part of their regimen. I frankly would be stunned if any angler told me he only casts his rod when he is on the water. I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-16-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,410
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Cost of Trout Fishing

Originally posted by left field:

"I'm not there yet, but I'm getting close to moving from C&R to legal C&K. The idea of harassing a fish - potentially to the point of mortality - just so I can...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

It is an interesting discussion......I've heard of guys that carry nothing but an "adams" in sz 10 through 20....or just beetles - or only ants etc and feel their success ratio is just as good. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 545
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Back from the hospital

I love how your biggest concern was not being able to use all your great FF tackle etc etc.
I heard someone say calling Fly fishing a "hobby" or a "sport" is really inaccurate - its a way of life....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

Nice Boxes as an FYI I still have 4 fly boxes with me in my vest I just want them to be less cramped and yes - IT IS A DISEASE !!!!!!!!!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-05-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

I hear you Bruce. Every year ...maybe even every trip for that matter - I try to clean up my fly boxes. I'm just going to try to stay on the wagon longer this year and try to be a minimalist ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Walter1023
Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

This winter I've been tying like a fiend as the cold kept me indoors.....I bought 3 large plastic compartment boxes from Walmart 1 to include nothing but various styles of soft hackle flies I...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 03-31-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,204
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Upper Delaware River System

I've fished all 3...(the neversink gorge only once though).......and your description is right on. To me personally its the pinnacle for dry fly fishing.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Walter1023
Re: any tips on fishing slow pools?

Jim.....I should have clarified - in my own situation I'm primarily fishing dries or emergers on or in the surface film - with NO WEIGHT or sighters being applicable. I do some nymphing on rare...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Walter1023
Re: any tips on fishing slow pools?

Hi Jim:
When I fish really tough slow pools (ie: Upper WB Delaware) my leader is usually 16 to 18 feet long.....tapered down to 6x fluoro (the rest is Mono) I also sometimes degrease my tippet...
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