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Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By dayhut
Re: The Misery in Winter.

Pretty nice.
Definitely different than the bluegill I fish for.


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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,850
Posted By dayhut
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Agreed!
In its place, it is fun.
At other times, I wanna reach out and touch the fish from a distance.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,850
Posted By dayhut
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Sums up my feelings on fly rods.
I use a 4# tippet of mono or fluoro, depending on whether I'm fishing a surface ( mono floats) or subsurface fly (fluoro sinks). Ive tried lighter lines, down to 1#....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,850
Posted By dayhut
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

The first fly rod I ever used was a Wright-McGill ;)Eagle Claw, 2 PC., 7' Spin-Fly.
It has now become my bluegill spinning rod of choice.

Great minds think alike.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By dayhut
Re: New to Fly rod actions and confused

You like it. it works and you're prepared to baby a bamboo rod.
To hell with the biases of the Orvis guy, who is more hubris than helpful.
Do what YOU feel good about. At 67, I'da thunk you'd...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,850
Posted By dayhut
Set-Up For Bluegills

I use a Crystal River 5/6 wt., a top pick under 50$.
I like it because its fast profile suits my style.
I pair it with a 6WF-F line and stepped leaders which I tie myself. The final link is a 4#...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By dayhut
Re: Will a Lamson Guru 2 balance a 5wt Scott A4?

Call the shop owner and ask what the reel was.


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Forum: Forum Polls 07-09-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,803
Posted By dayhut
Re: How do you straighten leaders and tippets?

Rubber patch here.

All that jazz about burning the leader? I get it, but the bit of heat created in the process is what helps straighten the leader. It is important - basically, you are...
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