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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By ditz
Re: Eagle Claw Featherlite...Overlining?

I have no answer on the 8' rod of issue. I have the 3/4 6 1/2' and I much prefer a 3wt on it. I also have the 7' 5/6wt and I like a 6wt on it. To each his own.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,112
Posted By ditz
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

I hope you don't believe everything you read.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-22-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By ditz
Re: Catfish on a 2wt

I have had good success with a fly called a blind squirrel and I believe that some fish take it as a craw. Some as some kind of bug or nymph and yes sunfish love it as do many other species.
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 07-15-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,165
Posted By ditz
Re: Fishing with a fiberglass rod?

Most of my glass is vintage and none are over 8'. I do like to use glass in my yak because it is much more durable and will take the beating. I like both glass and graphite. When I head for the big...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By ditz
Re: Fly Reel Help

They are way too heavy for me. I doubt that you will be happy with an automatic.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By ditz
Re: Help With Picking A Bass Rod

The first thing you need to key in on is the size of flies that you intend to throw. Big bushy and/or heavy flies require a heavy line. Once fly size is decided then you will need to decide the line...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,147
Posted By ditz
Re: PSA: Yellowstone Park is not a petting zoo!!!

And we are surprised at the amount of stupidity all around us??......People are stupid. Just go out and sit on your front porch and watch all the stupid people texting while driving.....and they are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,089
Posted By ditz
Re: ? The weirdest...

One early morning while on the ML a gull swooped down and took my shrimp fly and flew off. He finally dropped it and I thought I was home free. On the next cast that same gull caught that fly in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By ditz
Re: Snakes.

SC does have gators! We have all those snakes here in middle TN but I seldom have run into any of them thank goodness. I have been told that it is illegal to kill rattlers or copperheads here but...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 06-29-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By ditz
Re: Ideas on wet-wading shoes?

I used low cut athletic shoes with carpet glued to the sole for years. As stated above small gravel and large sand get in and it becomes quite painful. I went to standard wader boots and I also...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,655
Posted By ditz
Re: What was your first fly rod? and why fly fishing?

I became a fly fisher years before I knew there was such a thing. As a little shaver I would be soaking worms from the bank of medium sized warm water streams and as the sun dropped I could see the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-22-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By ditz
Re: Fly sized for blue gill

I'll add my $.02 here also. I am going to talk sunfish which includes several species. I so agree with all of the above but some of it depends on the water you are fishing. I fish a 6' 2wt most of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By ditz
Re: Catching numbers of fish

Yes and no......Sometime you can't keep the fish off a fly. Sometimes you can't get them to take a fly. I find the later to be rare but it is usually somewhere in between. Fly fishing is not the best...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-15-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By ditz
Re: #7 line on #8 rod

Wolf is right on......I will add that if you are talking about a vintage glass rod the 7wt line might be just the ticket but on a modern graphite I doubt that you would be happy with the casting...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-15-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,353
Posted By ditz
Re: First bluegills on a flyrod

Eagle Claw sells a 6 1/2' 3/4 wt rod and a 7' 5/6 wt rod and both are a cheap way to get into a light gill rod. I have fished both are a lot of fun on sunfish. 7' is a little more versatile IMO. Both...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By ditz
Re: looking too possibly try saltwater fly fishing.

I would recommend you not do the salt water thing. You might start throwing rocks at your sweet water fishing and move to the coast. :D:D:thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-08-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By ditz
Re: some 2wt fun

Yepper....nice gill. Don't be afraid to tie on some little bigger flies, streamers, and bugs. You might be surprised about how big you can cast.
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 06-07-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By ditz
Re: LM Bass rig

Since you have a 6 I would recommend skipping the 7 and go with the 8. Depending on the size of the bugs you are wanting to cast even a 9wt might be the ticket. It all depends. I would always skip a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By ditz
Re: Fishing weedless

It is possible to add a wire weed guard to a larger fly if it does not have one. It would be easier if you had a vise of some sort and a tying bobbin with some fairly light thread. The finished...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 06-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By ditz
Re: Help choose fly gear

I have not read all of your responses. I would also recommend an Eagle Claw but I would tell you get the glass 7' 5/6wt for around $20 and a $20 SA 6wt wf floating line both from WalMart. There is a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By ditz
Re: Florida to Wichita!

I would suggest you stop at Reelfoot lake. Rent a boat and fling a fly. It is like no place I have ever fished before. It is possible that there are places like it in FL but I have not seen them. It...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By ditz
Re: 4 or 5 wt?

I would never buy a rod only one wt heavier or lighter than the one I have assuming I like my current rod. Always skip a weight. After you buy the 4wt you can then go looking for a 2wt for those...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By ditz
Re: #1 on the want list

I am interested in seeing the solution to this mystery
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By ditz
Re: 4 and 6 weight, or just a 5?

Your fishing conditions are far more important than what fish you are targeting IMO and you did not give enough details. I have always stuck with odd wt rods and try not to buy the evens. There is...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-02-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ditz
Re: beginner needs help

Being an old dog I am quite opinionated. I like moderate action rods and even slow ones but for the salt I want a fast rod to push the wind. If you are a big strong fella I would recommend the 10wt...
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