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Forum: Fly Reels 11-09-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By MAD777
Re: Redington Zero

I'm considering this too. I have more lightweight rods than lightweight reels. However, manufacturers printed specs are notoriously inaccurate. So, I'm holding off until I see someone weigh there's. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,338
Posted By MAD777
Re: First and last taste of new Greys management

That's a shame to hear. I fish with only budget rods and Greys Streamflex XF2 are the best rods in the budget category for me.

Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-28-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By MAD777
Re: My First Time

Plecain, it's good to hear you are back on the water and back in health. St. Pete is a long way from those beautiful White Mountain streams we usually see you fishing in.

Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-04-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By MAD777
Re: First attempt at deer hair

That's the best tool I have found for trimming deer hair.

Forum: Fly Reels 02-04-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,229
Posted By MAD777
Re: 2015 5-weight Reel Shootout

From reading the background story provided by Trident, the selection was limited to what the manufacturers voluntarily sent them for the purpose of this shootout. Of course that doesn't stop me from...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-03-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,525
Posted By MAD777
Re: Ross Animas

Trident thought pretty highly of it.

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Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,724
Posted By MAD777
Re: 2wt. and Below is Looking Mighty Attractive...

I love to use my Echo Carbon 7'-3" 2wt (except in the wind). I also use a Greys xf2 Streamflex 6'-6" 3wt lined with 2wt line in overgrown mountain streams where it's the only thing that will fit. But...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-31-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By MAD777
Re: Even with tying do you still buy?

I tie most of my flies, but whenever I'm traveling and stop in at a fly shop, I buy some flies to pay respect to the shop, get flies that are recommended locally, and use as a benchmark to assess my...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By MAD777
Re: Line for 7-8wt Streamer rod?

AvidMax is a favorite vendor I repeatedly go to. It always seems the order is in my mailbox the next day.

Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,058
Posted By MAD777
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

I think I just learned something important!

Forum: Fly Reels 11-25-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By MAD777
Re: Connecting The Backing To Your Reel Spool;

Looks easier than the Arbor Knot I've always used.

Forum: Fly Reels 11-22-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By MAD777
Re: SAGE 1800 at Cabelas

I have an 1880 for my 8wt surf rod and I agree that it has more drag per dollar than any other reel. It also runs smooth. I will try not to drop it though, but at that price you could buy two and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By MAD777
Re: Some general St Croix rod info

Am I reading correctly that the Avid is softer than the Redington CT? And I consider the CT to be a noodle!

I have two St. Croix Legend Elite. One is an 8'-6" 4wt that I use for bluegill, etc. It...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-19-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By MAD777
Re: LA reels under 4.5 Oz?

My choice would be a Hardy Ultralite 4000cc if you don't mind a clicker. The small drag from the clicker is adjustable using the drag nob. It weighs hurt a bit over 4 ounces and has a diameter of...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By MAD777
Re: Looking for some opinions on a rod

I have a St. Croix Imperial 4wt in the 8'-6" length and it is my go to 4wt out of 3 other 4wts. (in a similar price range) that I've passed along to my sons.

Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By MAD777
Re: Best Online Instruction Videos?

Wow Silver Creek, you've outdone even yourself! ;)

Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By MAD777
Re: 5wt Reel Choices

Hardy Ultralite! I own 3 and love them. Smooth, lightweight, precision performance and they look good!

Forum: Fly Reels 11-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By MAD777
Re: Lamson Liquid vs Echo Ion

Haven't touched either one, but the Ion series gets poor reviews at Cabelas.

Forum: Fly Rods 11-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By MAD777
Re: Hardy Warranty Registration

I tried to get in both Hardy and on Greys websites today and nothing is coming up.

Forum: Fly Rods 11-08-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,686
Posted By MAD777
Re: Question about rod and reel cases

I have both types and prefer the separate sock to the partitioned tube. I think the socks protect better & I have trouble fishing the pieces out of the partitions.

Forum: The Lodge Den 10-25-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By MAD777
Re: Wind Chimes

This is one of the beautiful things I have ever read!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By MAD777
Re: Backpacking tents?

For backpacking tents, your two best sources are Six Moons Designs (mentioned above) and Henry Shire's Tarptents. Almost anything else is a car camping tent. This coming from an ultra light...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,848
Posted By MAD777
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

How about Okuma SLV reels. At $50 or so, they spin just fine, the drag is smooth and engages gradually. As long as we're not talking saltwater species or Loch Ness monsters, I can't see them not...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By MAD777
Re: Light weight floattube for backpacking

There are Pack Rafts out there in the 5+ pound range. A completely enclosed single person raft made for ultralight backpackers.

Forum: The Fly Cast 10-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,229
Posted By MAD777
Re: The cast...specifically the last 2 seconds!

I was just thinking the same thing!

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