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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By wee hooker
Re: New to Bass Fishing

I didn't see you mention the weight of your fly rod so I'll offer that lighter rods will maximize the fight but heavier rods will maximize your control on the fish. If targeting big fish in heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Waders springing a slow leak already?

You can try calling them or the vendor you purchased them from. In the past, I've had both Orvis and Candelas cover their own brand waders after warranty.

That said, while I love their rods, ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Ocean City md 306 free spinning?

Check with Buckos Parts and Service in Fall River MA. They do reel repairs on and stock parts for some pretty old and obscure reels.

No affiliation yada-yada.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By wee hooker
Re: The ONE day you forget to check

I'd agree with RipTide here. I'm betting there are still more than a few fish to be had in your stocked waters. That said, for me, fishing for stocked trout is only a distraction until warm and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 746
Posted By wee hooker
Re: So You Want to be a Fishing Guide

Anytime you do anything you love for money, that thing is endangered to become nothing more than a job . I would never guide . Fishing means too much to me to risk it.

P.s I no longer build rods...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3 wt Joystick

.. and from a tube too. Very Nice! So who hooked who??;)

btw: Like you I tend to fish big flies for largemouth. However, when the bite is slow, I've sometimes had decent on small flies. In fact,...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 05-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

This thread would get more attention in the Warmwater discussion ( vs, articles) section.

That said, there is no wrong answer. Either weight rod will suit you well. Bluegills are unpretentious...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-07-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,165
Posted By wee hooker
Re: High-End Rod Appeal

As with any hobby, sport or even necessity, there are a good majority of folks who will buy high end/high priced equipment just be cause it is just that. It's all about bragging rights and perceived...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By wee hooker
Re: new fly rod

Oh Man! Just the thought of a 60# catfish on a 5 wt is going to keep me up tonight :D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By wee hooker
Re: new fly rod

Nice! Nothing like breaking in a new toy on some hefty bluegills. Bet that rod opens up some opportunities for throwing some bigger bass bugs too.
Enjoy it!
Forum: Fly Rods 05-06-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 3wt Rod Options

You don't mention whether you've actually cast these rods or not. If not, I'd argue you are artificially narrowing the field based on perception of a brand name.

Beyond that, if price and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-05-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Lean green eating machine.

Great topic that brings back a memory.
I can remember a particular trip fishing for smallies in ME a few summers back. This one pocket in the river got slow, weedy and way to fishy to pass up...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By wee hooker
Re: catfish on the fly-advice

I've only bait fished for cats so ..... Maybe tie a pattern that looks like a ball of nightcrawlers and soak in in chicken blood fermented under a blue moon? :D
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By wee hooker
Re: easier than the tradition Blood Knot

Actually, I find them to be slightly slimmer and smoother. The tag ends of the uni knots are parallel (vs perpendicular) to the line. I find it helps in not fouling with weeds when trimmed closely. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,452
Posted By wee hooker
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

I wouldn't change a whole lot really. I bought modest equipment and learned how to use it to it's full potential. It wasn't until I developed a casting "style" that I upgraded to where I saw some...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Tying a bass leader

You might try back to back Uni Knots. Much easier to tie than blood knots and they seem to end up a tad slimmer.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-01-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Thoughts on leader

Been There Done that> One of the problems I found in my early years experimenting with those barbed eyelets was that my leader to eyelet knot would hinge on the eye during the cast. This can cause...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By wee hooker
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,207
Posted By wee hooker
Re: easier than the tradition Blood Knot

To each their own I guess. When joining two pieces of mono /braid, I opt for a uni to uni know as it's much easier to tie and therefore less likely to fail do to a improperly tie (even without my...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Kayak Fishing Question

...a smaller dog or a bigger boat?:D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-27-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Tying a bass leader

I'm also of the "keep it simple" school and am not too far off what you suggest.
FWIW, I use this same basic formula and material for both bass bugs and inshore salt water with equal success. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,420
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly tying saves money?

Tying flies to save money is the excuse we all use to get started. Then somewhere along the line you look around at the 15 or so cubic yards of feathers, fur and synthetics you've accumulated and...
Forum: Forum Polls 04-22-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,344
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Eat that fish, or release it?

Interesting topic!
First, it should be noted that fishing, any fishing is a blood sport. It's origins come from people fishing to eat. Catch and release as a relatively new concept in the timeline...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Float tube--convince me.

I like fishing from a float tube. Something about being down at water level in the fish's environment makes for a rewarding and unique experience. That said, I've learned that for all water craft,...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-21-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 100 ft casts, real or fiction?

Possible : Yes. Common : No. Needed : Rarely.
That said, since I got heavily into fly fishing in the 90's, each year or so, top name rod companies proclaimed their new line of rods would...
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