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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tackle or Gear?

My wife calls it my "junk"! She doesn't fish so what does she know! :rolleyes:

To me, "tackle" is what I fish with, the rod, reel, line & everything that goes with rigging them. That would include...
Forum: Southern U.S. 12-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best all around bass rod for rivers?

Welcome to the site, the sport & to bass fishing with a fly! This is one of those questions that is difficult to answer no matter where you are or how you intend to fish. We all like to do different...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,824
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tippet rings or perfection loop?

Todd, I've yet to try the tippet rings so I'll only make some general comments based on my experiences. IMO, no one leader type will fit all fishing situations. That's one of the advantages of tying...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Cheap Fly line for a 5wt

Justin, Kudo's to you! First Class! That's how you invest in this sport! :worthy:

Carp & Bass, you won't find a better offer than that! As you progress into this sport, spend your money wisely!...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How and when did this happen?

Although I enjoy fishing a fly rod the most, I have not given up on using other tackle. There are times & places where each shines and no matter which method I choose on a given day, still enjoy...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Some 8wt insight if you please...

Leod721, sweetandsalt has posted about the leaders he uses. You should read it! It's an excellent read, and although not exactly what you may want to use, his reasons for tying the leaders as he does...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-14-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

This is why those of us with extensive tying experience & years of collecting materials have 25 lbs of marabou in a hundred different colors in our tying stash! :D

Remember the Boy Scout moto: Be...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Some 8wt insight if you please...

I use an 8 wt quite a bit, but don't consider size 6 or 8 flies to be large. Most I use are 1/0 to 3/0 size & may be up to 10" in length. Although the majority are 5" to 6" long. I also use some very...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Schlappen vs Saddle Hackle

Jaybo covered the topic quite well! They are both a similar type of feather. Saddles are from the back side of a bird, (the saddle area) and they grow right down towards the tail area. Schlappen are...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-12-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

I like those type materials as well. By whatever name they may be sold, Hackle Flash, Palmer Chenille, etc. IMO they're simply another alternative. However, I like buggers with hackle too, sometimes...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Albright is going out of business

I bought a couple of their GP reels awhile back. I've used them in SC at the coast & for bass fishing. Not bad reels for what they are & the price I paid.

I would have bought the GPX too if they...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-12-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Parson's #1

Lee, it looks darn fine to me! Can't give any critique as full dress is not my forte! I certainly like the look of it & it appears you're off to a great start! :worthy:
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Learning about old obstacles

JP, there are obstacles in everything we do in our lives, no matter where we are. Hope you enjoy your time in those mountains & on those creeks!

Good post & certainly food for thought,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Fishing satchel cheap

Real men don't worry about diaper bags being manly! ;)

If you're putting in the time & helping out with taking care of the kids, that's what real men do! :thumbsup:

Boy, I don't miss those...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Fishing satchel cheap

Man, you guys must be a bunch of rednecks! [poke]

None of those have the Orvis, Simms or Patagonia label on them!:eek:




Here's my shoulder bag! :rolleyes:...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Muskie fly source

Bobby, I'll send you the contact info for a young fellow I know who ties some wonderful Striper & Muskie flies! :D
Forum: Flies 12-10-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Changes in Mustad 9671??

Audax, if you go the the Ebay store of hardydeluxe & search his site, there are listings for the model 5262/9671 2xl hooks in 50 counts in some sizes. There are also listings for 25 counts. However,...
Forum: Flies 12-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Changes in Mustad 9671??

Ted, go to Ebay & look up the seller hardydeluxe. (Search for Maruto in the fishing category.) He has Maruto 5262 hooks which are as close as you'll find to the 9671 and the prices are very...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-10-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Up eye, down eye, straight eye... Does it really matter?

Todd, only my opinion, but I agree with Gary that it generally doesn't make much difference as far as hooking the fish. I also prefer straight eye hooks for a lot of flies, as I use a loop much of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Improvising materials

In the past, I've used Christmas tree tinsel in streamer flies I've tied for Striped Bass & Bluefish, and as Rip has said for wrapped bodies. Some is more flimsy than Flashabou, so won't last as...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 259
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Animals for material.

I did a lot of hunting & trapping too at one time. Most any of the "furbearer" or small game animals have fur that's suitable for tying. Then bigger game, such as deer, elk, bear or antelope also all...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

Hey wolfglen, Todd lives in the suburbs of DC! How many farms do you think are around his area? :lol2:

There are still a few places around where folks might have free roaming chickens, but chances...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,069
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Looking back.... How green were you?

All the more reason for tying your own! Then, they all can be the odd ball, and you know where they came from! Of course, if you only tie one, that's your own fault! ;)

I can't remember a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,069
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Looking back.... How green were you?

Oh, that kind of green! :doh:

:sorry:, I thought you meant like when I went out & drank way too much beer & whiskey in one night! :stretcher

I was that kind of green a time or two, especially...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 937
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Your fishing preference

I'm with the majority here as I also prefer the out of the way places away from the crowds. I fish alone most of the time & have most of my life.
I've fished in places that should anyone have seen...
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