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Forum: Fly Lines 01-15-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By SkipS
Re: 7wt line for carp fishing

I agree with mikew1959,the line doesn't matter.I have caught carp on a few different lines so as long as you like the way it casts the flies you are using,it will do just fine.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 01-14-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By SkipS
Re: Mosquito lagoon on a 6wt rod.

I used to fish the lagoon and Indian River in the Merritt Island area years ago with some success.A 6-8wt rod will handle most any fish there.I liked the 6wt best.The water there is pretty shallow so...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,920
Posted By SkipS
Re: Scott Radian 6wt - Fighting butt or no?

My preference would be for a FB but if you decide to go without one,you can always slip a rubber butt cap over the end of the rod for one.I did that for years on a Fuji reel seat.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By SkipS
Re: Shopping for a bass bugging rod in a 7wt..?

Not a blank but a Fenwick ff807 would fit the bill nicely.You could always strip it and build it any way you like.I have one and it casts very nice at those ranges and longer.Good strong rod.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-28-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By SkipS
Re: Redington Predator Fly rod?

I have one for about 5 years now.Its marked a 6wt but its a 7wt all day long.The rod really shines for throwing bass flies that 20-50 ft.Its very light in hand and I like it best with a Hardy...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 12-08-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fenwick ff806, ff856?

Sounds like you might like the ff806.I have one and its a pleasure to fish with either a 6 or a 7 line.Small fish feel great and it has the backbone to whip larger fish.I have caught LMB to 6lbs with...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-16-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By SkipS
Re: Echo Edge 84 rod

Rod is sold,thanks.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-15-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By SkipS
Re: Echo Edge 84 rod

I can do $85 for the rod.PM me your info,check,mo or paypal.Thanks.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-12-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By SkipS
Re: Public Access fishing near Bethesda, MD?

You can always hit the C&O Canal for bass,carp,and panfish or the Potomac River.Plenty of easy access.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 10-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By SkipS
Echo Edge 84 rod

Echo Edge 84 8'4" 7wt 4pc rod ex cond $95 shipped in conus
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By SkipS
Re: In Luv With a Redneck Woman, Predator Review.

The 6wt predator is a nice bass rod but it likes a 7wt line better than a 6wt.Its really nice to fish from a canoe and handles 2/0 poppers just fine.Even smaller fish feel nice on that rod.
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By SkipS
Re: In Luv With a Redneck Woman, Predator Review.

The predator has a hook keeper built into the front reel seat hood on both sides.Just slip the hook point in and its covered up for protection.I own a 6wt and an 8wt predator,both 7'10" and they are...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-16-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,040
Posted By SkipS
Re: Versatile setup?

IMHO,the most versatile for WW would be an 8wt.This will cover all but the big flies for musky and some pike flies.It would definitely be overkill for most smaller bass but can be an asset with large...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By SkipS
Re: Bonefish rod.

I don't fish for bonefish but I do fish the salt almost daily so take this for what its worth.I have a Sage RPL that has seen many years of SW fishing and it was a very popular rod in its day and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By SkipS
Re: Most likely a dumb question...

I never ever try to put a fish on the reel.If the fish is strong enough,he will put himself on the reel.This goes for SW fish as well as FW fish.I cant tell you how many fish I have lost over the...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 06-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 465
Posted By SkipS
Scott/Orvis

1 Scott STS 10wt 3pc rod ex/cond...$225.00
2 Orvis SSS reel 9/10 A/R LHW only with x/spool some rash on 1 spool otherwise ex/cond...$225.00
$400.00 for both includes shipping in conus check or mo...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By SkipS
Re: New to Bass Fishing

I bass fish from a canoe often and I use 6wt rods uplined with a 7wt line.My leader preference is a straight piece of 15# mono 6' long.This turns poppers over easy and its tough enough to horse fish...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Rod

I spent years wading the Potomac River for SMB and my go to rod was a Sage 690-4 RPL.That rod has caught everything in fresh and salt.I now prefer a SW 6wt for LMB and light SW fishing.Uplined with a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth rod Help.

The line you pick is more important than the rod.I used to fish the Potomac with a 6wt and never had any problems.If you need to,its easy to upline a 6wt rod with a 7wt line.I do it all the time for...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

Just make sure to wipe the back of the plate and the reel frame with a dry rag or tissue.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

I don't own the Teton reels but I do have the sister reel,the J Ryall.Never had any issues with mine in the cold.Make sure there is no moisture behind the clicker plate or the spool will bind up.The...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fly Rod Length: does it matter?

I fish both SW and FW and I much prefer a shorter rod for both.I have a couple of 8'8" rods that are great casters and I lose nothing not having a 9' rod.Even the short sub 8' bass rods can cast as...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod help

If you already have an 8wt I would also opt for a 6wt.I cant speak for the rods mentioned but I have a Sage 690 RPL that has caught everything in both fresh and saltwater.A used RPL is in your budget...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,907
Posted By SkipS
Re: Sage RPL fly rod

I have 2 RPL's,a 6wt and an 8wt and that rod is perfect for your needs.I fish my 6wt in both fresh and saltwater and it handles fairly large flies and is easily uplined to a 7wt.My 6wt has probably...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By SkipS
Re: Shortening a Fly Line

Just cut your line to 90' and keep all your backing.This is a common practice and ive done it many times.Just make sure you cut it off running line and not off the front taper.
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