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Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By brianrap
Re: Straightening Used Fly Line?

Not sure if the make of line was mentioned and I just missed it, but depending on the make of line, you might continue to have issues with memory/coils. I once had an Airflo line that I couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By brianrap
Re: Fly tying saves money?

Investment in tools and vice can be amortized over thousands of flies in a lifetime. Same goes for material. Buy a quality cape and you can get years worth of flies of varying sizes and patterns....
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By brianrap
Re: What essentials do I have to have to get started?

After getting back into fly fishing a few years ago after a long absence, I cheaped out on rods, reels and lines. As I started spending more and more time fishing, I quickly realized my frugality...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By brianrap
Re: Decisions, decisions....I need your help!

I think you should invest it in some nice yielding stock and when it reaches $13, cash in and really go nuts with your shopping.
Forum: Flies 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,346
Posted By brianrap
Re: Favorite nymphs

I have had great success with the pink squirrel nymph. I don't use chenille for the hot spot but rather use hot pink dubbing. I vary the body color but my best success has been with an olive...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By brianrap
Re: Thoughts on Dries

I actually prefer parachutes because they are easier for me to see but I will use whatever style works. Last year I was on the water during an amazing green drake hatch. Tied on a parachute style...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,450
Posted By brianrap
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By brianrap
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,159
Posted By brianrap
Re: Your Worst Fall

Hmmm. Interesting new style of retrieve to hook that salmon. Not sure it is really going to catch on though. :)
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By brianrap
Re: Complicating my C&R

Good looking dog. Does she have some blue heeler in her?
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 881
Posted By brianrap
Re: tying on tippet rings

Great idea!!! My wife is always ordering stuff from Fusion so I will have her get some next time she orders. What size would you recommend? Generally, I will be using these for dry flies ranging...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By brianrap
Re: Do it right now.

Golfers have done this sort of thing with their clubs for years. The labels can be purchased quite inexpensively and could be applied to all sorts of FF gear: boxes, rods, rod cases etc. They...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,479
Posted By brianrap
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

Great advice. Find something that balances with the rod based on your feel and casting stroke.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,156
Posted By brianrap
Re: Why No Fly Fishing Shows??

Sport Fishing on the Fly is a Canadian production shown on WFN and episodes are also available on their website: Sport Fishing on the Fly (
The host ties a fly on every episode,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By brianrap
Re: Can you identify these??

Top one looks like it might be some model of Modarcom reel. Scroll through these images and there are some that look very similar....
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,772
Posted By brianrap
Re: Lanyards

I made my own foam tubing. Picked up a pack of craft foam sheets at Walmart. Rolled a sheet around a piece of thin dowel and then glued it. Put a full rolled sheet at the back so the lanyard sits...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,225
Posted By brianrap
Re: A couple pros agree

Last spring I happened to be pulling up to a group of trout ponds just as the stocking truck was leaving. Wasn't sure what to expect as I had never encountered that situation before. Got rigged up...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By brianrap
Re: Heading to Seattle/Vancouver, any tips?

If you are hitting Vancouver Island, check out Robinsons in Victoria. Amazing selection of tying material and very helpful staff. There is also quite an active forum devoted to fly fishing in BC...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By brianrap
Re: Fly fishing magazines, your favorite?

Fly Tyer magazine usually has some interesting content.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By brianrap
Re: Smelly Hare

I also bought a hares mask a while back that was a bit smelly. It wasn't bad enough that I had to treat it but when I pulled it out of the bag you could definitley notice a bit of smell. My dog...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By brianrap
Re: Good day toys and gear

Geez, I thought I had it bad...:) Thanks, but definitely looking for a sling pack.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By brianrap
Re: Good day toys and gear

I would really like to get a good sling pack but the problem is I just can't bring myself to not haul all sorts of flyboxes (5 or 6) and other assorted junk with me. I haven't quite reached the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By brianrap
Thumbs up Re: A Tip for those who want natural Grizzly Capes;

Thanks very much for the heads up. Just bought one. Should be able to get $10 worth of decent feathers off that.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By brianrap
Re: Suggestions for waders while using knee brace

I was thinking the same thing about the neoprene brace, over the articulated if necessary. Walmart actually has a neoprene brace that has straps with velcro so it doesn't even need to be slid...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By brianrap
Re: Does anyone know?

I'm sorry my good man, but one cannot enter into a reasoned discussion of writing instruments without acknowledging the incontrovertible merits of hand milked ink of the juvenile Caribbean Reef...
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