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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By wabi
Re: In Town Jordan River, UT

Quite a variety on the fly - Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

I've never caught a turtle on a fly (yet), but I've had them bite a chunk out of a foam strike indicator. What fly would you recommend for...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By wabi
hot afternoon at the lake

And I'm saying hot as in temperature, not the bite. :rolleyes:

Decided to try the new Redington CT 9'0" 5wt again, so I headed to the local lake this afternoon.

Strung the rod and tied on a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By wabi
Re: Anybody furl their own leaders?

Not a true "furled" leader, but I make my own from mono fishing line using a method I found on YouTube.

Only thing I do differently is to tie a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By wabi
you should have seen the one that got away

As usual my fishing report is about the one that got away. :rolleyes:

Yesterday evening it was threatening more rain, the creeks are pretty well all close to flood stage, and even the local lake...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-20-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By wabi
Re: Catfish on a 2wt

Catfish are fun to catch and it sounds like you had a nice one on! :worthy:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By wabi
Re: Bronzeback At Sundown

Both of them look like they are nice ones.
Way to go!!!:thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By wabi
Re: Caught my first bass on the fly today...

Exactly the reason I picked up a new 5wt. I like the 2 & 3wt rods for bluegill fishing, but even a light wind can make a cast go places I never dreamed a fly could go. :eek:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By wabi
Re: Bass of a lifetime

Very nice Bass!
Even here in Southern Ohio that would be one to remember!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 426
Posted By wabi
Re: Caught my first bass on the fly today...

Hey, a bass is a bass, it just hasn't reached maximum size yet! :rolleyes:

Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-06-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By wabi
mailman left another long box today

I've been wanting a decent quality 5wt rod for some time now. Not wanting to invest too much money (I plan to keep it in my truck), but something from a known company with a good warranty. Found a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By wabi
Re: 4th of July Fly Roddin' for Carp

Looks like some pretty good fish you landed! :thmbup:
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By wabi
Re: First time on the water today!

Davy Knot | How to tie a Davy Knot | Fishing Knots (

Edited to add:
I like it because it's easy to tie and I usually have to cut off less than 1" of tag end...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By wabi
Re: Snakes on a Plane

Copperheads are the only poisonous ones we have where I live, but if I travel 15 miles east there are a few rattlesnakes. Both are rare, though.
The snake I usually encounter when fishing is the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By wabi
Re: First time on the water today!

I use a double surgeon knot for the tippet and a Davey knot for the fly. Quick & easy for aging eyes, and if something has to break it's usually just a fly lost.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By wabi
Re: Neurotic Dog and fireworks.

Our dog ignores the fireworks, but our 20+ lb cat goes into hiding at the first boom. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By wabi
Re: Fiberglass or bamboo fly rod?

I have a couple bamboo rods for when I want to slow things down and enjoy a break from the fast action modern rods. I've had fiberglass (built on a 3wt lamiglass blank), but just like the split cane...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By wabi
Re: Any Newly Retired, or Semi-Retired, Fly Fishermen Out There?

I decided to draw Social Security at age 62 (I'll be 65 in November) because I had a son (age 12 at that time) who is also eligible for a benefit until he turns 18. His benefit is large enough to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By wabi
slow down & enjoy

Decided it would be a good day to slow down and enjoy a bit of fishing, so I got the 3wt bamboo rod out and headed for the local lake. We've been having plenty of rain, but the runoff from the lake...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By wabi
Re: First flyrod bass

Just take care of the knee while in the water. But if it gets painful, catching fish IS a good pain reliever! :eek:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By wabi
Re: Fly sized for blue gill

I usually fish a 2wt rod for 'gills and stick with size 10 & 12 flies. A size 8 (or larger) can get a little difficult to cast on the 2wt, so I use the smaller sizes.
A good set of forceps and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By wabi
Re: New rod

I have a TFO Pro 8'0" 2wt and fish it more than any other rod I own. Can't comment on other weights in that model, but the 2wt casts best for me with a line that is a weight heavy. Had a S/A line...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By wabi
Re: News you don't want.

Sorry to hear the news. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By wabi
Re: Biggest Fly Bass Tonight

Nice one! :thumbsup:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By wabi
2wt & poppers

Found some old #10 poppers someone gave me a few years ago and decided to see what the bluegills at the local lake thought of them.

Tied one on and a bluegill smashed it as soon as it touched the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By wabi
Re: Loop to Loop connection Leader or nail knot

I much prefer a fly line with a welded loop at the end, and a loop to loop connection for the leader. It doesn't hang up in the guides nearly as bad as a nail knot.
I use the perfection loop and...
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