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Forum: The Fly Cast 04-16-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,599
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Any casting differences between WF and DT lines?

I like Cortland Flylines; but I prefer the cheaper lines.
To me there is not that much of a difference than the top end ones.

I love windy demo days - when you learn that a 9wt Rio "WindCutter"...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-15-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By EastTexas
Dream Cast to Realization

I finally got to cast a dream today...

I got to test a Sage 7' 11" 330gr Bass outfit - it casted great; but my wrist ached.

A dream faded away into the distance w/ the realization that my 5wt &...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-15-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,599
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Any casting differences between WF and DT lines?

Sometimes you don't choose the flyline it chooses you!

I tested identical 4 WT outfits at Orvis Day - one w/ DT the other WF; to my surprise I casted better & further w/ DT even on a windy day!!! ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Jose wejebe dead

I just found out today when I started watching his show!

There are so many bad people that should have died in his place.

I learned a lot from him over the years and loved the tackle tips!
...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-02-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Building Furled Leaders Without Jigs or Tools

There is at least one or more places where the twists have come undone.

If you like jalapeno's try ornamental peppers!
Forum: Fly Lines 04-02-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Building Furled Leaders Without Jigs or Tools

Why buy when you can make 'em cheaper :rolleyes:

I just need to work the bugs out of my process.

---------- Post added at 06:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:53 PM ----------

Did I...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-02-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By EastTexas
Building Furled Leaders Without Jigs or Tools

Building Furled Leaders Without Jigs or Tools (YouTube)

When I try this or using a drill the 10# big game or other line comes unwound in places.


I have even tired the Furled Leaders made with...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,929
Posted By EastTexas
Re: which 6 wt for bass

I have two fly rods St. Croix Avid 9' 5WT & 8' 6WT Berkley Phazer

The Phazer is no longer made and it is my go to rod. Casters in two fly fishing clubs agrees too.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,498
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Crappie / Speckled Perch fly recommendations

The two flies that worked for me last week was green metal flake hot-glue body and white hackle fly and a ugly brown/purple body tan back and orange tail fly and bead chain eyes.

The ugly fly...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Feet in the water, moss, trotlines, gators and one too many monster movies...
What could go wrong?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Good idea!

I was thinking of some old tennis rackets and cutting the handles off???

---------- Post added at 11:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:32 PM ----------

These ideas could...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Wading a soft bottom lake?

Thanks for the tips.
I fish from a kayak a lot; looking at doing something different?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By EastTexas
Wading a soft bottom lake?

How would I go about wading a soft bottom lake?

In East Texas it's rivers or lakes not very many streams around here and no trout either...
Forum: Fly Lines 11-10-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Posted By EastTexas
Re: DT fly line.

The odd thing is I tested DT & WF Lines at Orvis Day & I can cast a lot better with the DT.

Why I can is just bugging me to no end.

Where can I find a good deal on cheap DT's???

I have...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-06-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Use Center Pin Reel or Alvey Reel as a Fly Reel

Thanks for all the Reel Info 8)

How does the Cortland Mono compare with Berkley Trilene Big Game?
More stuff we just don't have in East Texas 8(

I have some Cortland Concept Flylines in WF/F...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-31-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Use Center Pin Reel or Alvey Reel as a Fly Reel

Thanks for the info on Center Pin & Alvey Reels!

To me it seems that Alvey Reels are better for use with live bait than artificial lures?

I also need to mooch some more reel info ;)

It seems...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-30-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Use Center Pin Reel or Alvey Reel as a Fly Reel

I have always like the idea of a Alvey Reel, but I don't think they would be too good for Freshwater Bass Fishing with artificial lures on a small lake?
Forum: Fly Reels 10-28-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By EastTexas
Use Center Pin Reel or Alvey Reel as a Fly Reel

Can I use a YouTube - Centerpin Casting for Beginners from flyandfloatfishing.com as a Fly Reel?
I just found out about these reels last night.

Another reel I'm thinking about is an YouTube -...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-21-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Cabelas TQR 5wt 7'6"

I kayak flyfish lakes ;)

I have a 8' 6wt. & 9' 5wt. I like the 6 a little better.

I got cast a 6' or 6.5' flyrod in Tyler, Tx. at a meeting - FUN! It was built on a spinning rod blank.
...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-23-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Just a Couple of Flies

What did you use for the Lip on The Minnow Plug/Fly?

How do you get it to run right?
When I tie a plug fly they turn into spinners... :rolleyes:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,156
Posted By EastTexas
Re: 7 foot vs 10 foot bass fly rods

I have an 2-piece 8' 6wt that I like a lot better than my 4-piece 9' 5wt.
I kayakfish for bass & panfish. The 5wt stays home 95% of the time.

There is just something about the cheaper 6wt that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By EastTexas
Drop Shoting Flys

I use the Drop Shot Rig a lot these days; why? Because it works!

I took that same concept and applied it to a fly rig... It works; just down size everything and use a fly instead of a worm. For...
Forum: Other Gear 03-14-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,340
Posted By EastTexas
Re: whose got kayaks?

I have the PP100 (The Pelican Pursuit 100 Kayak) works great & cheap!

The PP100 will save your back - it's only 41 lbs.
It will also save your arms too with good glide & speed for a 10 footer....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By EastTexas
Re: 6-7 or 7-8 Weight Rod...

I use a 9' 5wt or 8' 6wt and have no problem with the weeds.
With wind, the 6wt is better.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By EastTexas
Re: Kayak for fishing

UPDATE: Last month I bought a PP100 (The Pelican Pursuit 100 Kayak) on sale for $199 at Academy other wise $229.

Also went with a 96" SeaSense Kayak Paddle only $25.00 and it keeps me dry for the...
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