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Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By burns
Re: Sticky rubber vs. felt and studded felt

I ordered the Simms felt w/ studs. They look sturdy, and I want durability. Plus, I'm hoping the studs will keep me from another fall. I'll buy a pair of the rubber ones with the new soles in two...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By burns
Re: Sticky rubber vs. felt and studded felt

I COULD just add screw-in studs to the Patagonias.
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By burns
Re: Sticky rubber vs. felt and studded felt

PM sent. If anyone else wants to know where to get them just let me know. I'm not sure which way to go here. I'm thinking maybe the Simms would be more durable with the felt/studs and firm uppers,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By burns
Sticky rubber vs. felt and studded felt

I'm thinking of getting some Patagonia Riverwalkers on sale for $60. They are the variety with the rubber soles. The other boot I've considered is the Simms Freestone w/ studded felt on sale (last...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-28-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,204
Posted By burns
Re: Best trout rod under $150

Let me add to the list:

You MIGHT be able to get a Sage RPL off of Ebay for $150. That would be tough to beat, except the non-existent warranty.

Another good buy can be old various Orvis...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-27-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,204
Posted By burns
Re: Best trout rod under $150

Echo Classic.

Albright GP

The yellow Eagle Claw fiberglass rod from Wal-Mart for $18.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By burns
Re: Orvis TLS Power Matrix

I had a TLS PM 4-weight, around 8'6" I think, and with a flex around 7. I hated it. It was my least favorite rod I ever owned. I tried several different weights and types of lines, and just...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,157
Posted By burns
Re: light weight fly rods

What are you going to use the rod for? I use my two-weight primarily for small streams (REALLY small streams), with smaller flies. There is something about small streams that is so relaxing and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,157
Posted By burns
Re: light weight fly rods

I voted for the TFO Finesse because I have the 8'9" 4-weight and it is fantastic, but I haven't tried it in a 2 or 3 weight. I have a Cabelas 2-weight which is GREAT. It's the old "Traditional"...
Forum: Flies 09-26-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,899
Posted By burns
Re: Crayfish pattern...

Thanks for the responses guys. Frank, that first Whitlock pattern looks like a good resemblance of the crayfish in Patuxent - I'll look into that one.
Forum: Forum Polls 09-26-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,252
Posted By burns
Re: Eat that fish, or release it?

I release 99.99% of the fish I catch. Last year I kept a total of 3-4 trout out of hundreds, and they were newly stocked put-and take state rainbows. I think taking wild trout is almost always...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2008, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By burns
Re: Southern Calif. Golf Course Fish

I don't know much about Southern Cal, but in general golf course ponds/lakes can be great because they usually don't get much pressure. I used to work at a course that had great ponds and tons of...
Forum: Flies 09-26-2008, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,899
Posted By burns
Crayfish pattern...

I just started fishing a stream called the Patuxent in Maryland. There are LOADS of crayfish in there, big ones, and it is where the Patuxent Special was invented. Does anyone know of any other...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,916
Posted By burns
Re: It's hot! What to wear under waders?

I have Simms L2's, which breath nicely. I find shorts underneath a bit uncomfortable. I don't mind wet-wading but this particular stream (the Gunpowder in Maryland) can be very, very cold even when...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,916
Posted By burns
It's hot! What to wear under waders?

Lucky me, the other day I had the chance to fish one of the only year-round trout streams in Maryland! The water was cold, the air was warm. What do you folks wear under your waders in warmer...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 08-26-2008, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,348
Posted By burns
Re: Fly fishing spots near Washington, DC

The Gunpowder river offers year-round WILD brown trout fishing about 1.5 hours from DC. I went yesterday and caught 6 or 7 browns in about 3 hours. They are mostly 6-10 inches but there are plenty...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-26-2008, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By burns
Re: Fly fishing the Potomac! (??)

I'm in Maryland, 25 min from DC. I took a trip out to the Gunpowder yesterday, which was great. It looks and feels like a western stream and has native brown trout. I caught 6 or 7 in about 3...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By burns
Re: What's the raison d'etre for 1,2,3,4,5 wts.?

Joni,

Are the diamondglass rods a good place to start? Nevermind...too pricy. How do they cast? Anything like Superfines? What would you compare them to?

I've seen the term "parabolic" in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By burns
Re: What's the raison d'etre for 1,2,3,4,5 wts.?

Around Thanksgiving I landed an 18", fat bow on a mid-flex 4-weight in about 30 seconds. He swam away with plenty of energy. It gets more difficult with a 7x tippet for sure, but I usually don't go...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-23-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By burns
Re: New reel choices....help me decide!

How do you like the Albright? I was thinking of buying one, but ended up with an Echo 2 on Ebay @ a great price. I still may get an A-5 one day.

What about the Lamson Konic? My wife just got...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-15-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,499
Posted By burns
Re: Lamson Konic

I heard about those from a guy at a local shop, but the price is up there.

The wife got the Konic 2 days ago. It seems great to me but she hasn't taken it out yet.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2007, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By burns
Re: Advice on a good 6 Wt. fly rod

Take a look at the Echo2, 6 weight - I've heard good things. Plus, you get 2 tips that provide two different actions. There is a "distance" tip and an "accuracy" tip.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-02-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,388
Posted By burns
Re: Albright A-5 and my continuing search for leading "budget rod"

Well, I'm still looking. I had a chance to cast the Cortland Brook, and it was very nice. It's a great looking rod for the money too.

I'll probably end up doing a custom rod or getting a...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-27-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By burns
In the market...Battenkill Large Arbor?

I'm in the market for a reel for my 4-weight DT line / rod. I have large hands, and larger arbors make it easier for me to retrieve. I had looked at the Battenkill Large Arbor and I saw both...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-27-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By burns
Re: Parachute Adams help

I landed 6 trout (all around a foot long) in just over an hour the day before Thanksgiving, all on a parachute adams. 4 rainbows and two browns. It was my best fishing hour ever. I was also using...
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