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Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,073
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Who makes best chest waders?

I've owned Cabelas, Hodgedon, Orivs, Bean, Red Head, Chota and a few other brands in one quality line or another. Hands down, the best overall wader experience I've had was with Orvis. Yes they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Weedy Pond on Sunny Hot Day HELP

So lots of good discussion here but the one thing I don't see covered is depth. Under the described conditions, the fish would be seeking cover in the weeds IF it has the optimal water temps for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,702
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Why buy high end?

Sounds like your thoughts on guitars mirror mine on Fly gear to a T. That said, there will always be those who think by buying spending more, they instantly become Jimmy Hendrix . IMHO, most folks...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,669
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

I have several versions (and brands) of these inflatable vests. Even one that has the bladder built into a fly vest. All are so comfortable I wear them pretty much everywhere I fish these days. From...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By wee hooker
Re: any recommendations for instructor in MA or RI?

Bears den in Taunton MA can likely hook you up with an excellent instructor. It's also worth the drive just to visit this (extremely) well stocked shop. Beyond that, Most Bass Pro, Cabelas and Orvis...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-29-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Skunked:(

That's why the call it "fishing" and not "catching". :D
Glad it worked out for you in the end.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
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: 388
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: 193
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: 510
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: 40
Views: 1,467
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: 503
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: 18
Views: 1,564
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: 103
Views: 5,105
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: 506
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: 506
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: 733
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: 276
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: 20
Views: 802
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: 1,306
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: 1,582
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: 1,117
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: 626
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: 528
Posted By wee hooker
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,306
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...
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