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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By wabi
Re: First flyrod bass

Just take care of the knee while in the water. But if it gets painful, catching fish IS a good pain reliever! :eek:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By wabi
Re: Fly sized for blue gill

I usually fish a 2wt rod for 'gills and stick with size 10 & 12 flies. A size 8 (or larger) can get a little difficult to cast on the 2wt, so I use the smaller sizes.
A good set of forceps and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By wabi
Re: New rod

I have a TFO Pro 8'0" 2wt and fish it more than any other rod I own. Can't comment on other weights in that model, but the 2wt casts best for me with a line that is a weight heavy. Had a S/A line...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By wabi
Re: News you don't want.

Sorry to hear the news. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By wabi
Re: Biggest Fly Bass Tonight

Nice one! :thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By wabi
2wt & poppers

Found some old #10 poppers someone gave me a few years ago and decided to see what the bluegills at the local lake thought of them.

Tied one on and a bluegill smashed it as soon as it touched the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 671
Posted By wabi
Re: Loop to Loop connection Leader or nail knot

I much prefer a fly line with a welded loop at the end, and a loop to loop connection for the leader. It doesn't hang up in the guides nearly as bad as a nail knot.
I use the perfection loop and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-06-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By wabi
some 2wt fun

Decided to try the 2wt at the local lake this evening. Tied on a #12 elk hair caddis and the bluegills seemed to think it looked edible. :D

Caught several nice ones (for that lake 8" is huge) and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,700
Posted By wabi
Re: If you could only pick one...

My go-to rod is my TFO Pro 8'0" 2wt. I have 3,4,5,6, & 8wt rods (plus an 8wt switch = 11wt), but the 2wt is the rod I fish with most.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By wabi
Re: New personal best...only a bluegill but...

I'd guess that one put a bend in even a 5wt rod! :thmbup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-30-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By wabi
Re: A Fun (and Harrowing) Day On The Water

At least it was a day to remember! :eek:

Like that rod holder, someone was smart when they re-purposed that tool!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By wabi
Re: The Brookie of the Bass family

Looks like fun!
Those look like they might be close to the smallmouth bass in lineage.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 936
Posted By wabi
Re: First bluegills on a flyrod

Welcome to the addiction! :thumbsupu
Bluegills are my favorite target. I like a 2 or 3wt rod and some of them will have you wondering if the cork is about to explode.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By wabi
Re: New to Bass Fishing

One of the bass tournament rods might work well. They were designed for the rod length limitations of tournament fishing (my Ross FlyStik rod is 7'11") and has good lifting power to get fish out of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By wabi
Re: PB LMB on Fly

Nice one!
Congratulations! :thmbup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-24-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 609
Posted By wabi
Re: New PB by a lot

That's a nice one for sure! :thmbup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By wabi
Re: Gills and bass.... Agood evening

Gills & bass are always fun to go after with a fly. Looks like you got some nice ones!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By wabi
took an old rod out today

Looking through my rods I seldom fish yesterday and decided to give a Ross 3wt outfit (Ross Essence FS 8'6" 3wt rod and Ross FS 1 reel) a try on some bluegill. Made a new furled leader today (9' w/5X...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-20-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By wabi
Re: White Bass on the fly

That sounds like real fun!

Been years since I've targeted white bass, but I've caught a few when fishing the Ohio river at a warm water discharge in the winter. In my experience they seem to like...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By wabi
Re: Little Heron Fly Rods

I picked one up from eBay last week (9'-0" 5wt). Not a bad rod, but I have a concern the guides may be slightly undersized. I noticed it is a bit difficult to get line to feed out when roll casting,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-12-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By wabi
Re: Shirley's first cat's on a fly rod

Congratulations to her!

Nothing like the fight of a catfish. Like trying to pull a bulldozer in.

I've caught a wide variety of fish on the "briminator" fly pattern. Good fly to have in the box.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By wabi
plenty of bluegills

Went to the local lake yesterday evening to give my new rod a bit more testing. One of the more interesting places to cast from is the face of the (earthen) dam which rises steeply (8-10' high) and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By wabi
Re: 3 wt Joystick

Bluegill like that make it hard to focus on bass. :eek:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By wabi
Re: new fly rod

Thanks for all the congratulations!

That little pond is tough to fish with a fly rod (trees on 3 sides), but has some of the heaviest bluegills I have found locally. A lot of the bass were killed...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-06-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By wabi
new fly rod

Decided to try a new rod this summer. I've been using a 2wt for a couple years now, but wanted something I could throw larger flies with. Found a 5wt (Little Heron 9'-0" 5wt) for a decent price, so I...
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