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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-29-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By MikeG
Re: Swinging for steelies

It worked.


http://fishing-headquarters.com/gallery/albums/userpics/nov114.jpg

Caught it within 35 mins at arriving at the creek we fished first. Was a bad creek to swing flies on was 7...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By MikeG
Re: Swinging for steelies

Thanks for the tips much helpful. I already got a rod or two or three. Will not be using my spey rod or switch rod though. Most likely will stick with my 9wt. Ironically I been steelhead fishing...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-25-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By MikeG
Swinging for steelies

Could someone please explain to me what type of a setup (i.e. rigging) I need for swinging for steelies. I got my fly but am I am suppose to weight the fly or use slip shots to weight the leader. ...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-19-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By MikeG
Re: Opinions on a Vise

Got any links to the videos.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-11-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By MikeG
Re: Opinions on a Vise

4/0 actually and I was able to fit in a 5/0 and 6/0 comfortably in the jaws.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-11-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By MikeG
Re: Old fly tying kit

He was 12 sometime in the 50s, he does not own the shop anymore and is retired. He co owned the shop for 10 years after retiring from being a hedge fund manager. He collects stuff like this, he has...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By MikeG
Re: Opinions on a Vise

I ended up purchasing a Renzetti Traveler for $90, cannot beat that price.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By MikeG
Re: Old fly tying kit

Amazingly I have seen one of those before at a garage sale here a couple years ago. Bought it for $5 because it had a vise thought it would be my cheap entry into fly tying. Brought it my local...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-06-2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By MikeG
Opinions on a Vise

Never tied in my life, looking to get into it since it is basically the next step of fly fishing. I looked at Dyna Kings and Renzettis, they look very good but my pocket book does not cover that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,240
Posted By MikeG
Re: Orvis blows.

I was actually kicked out of the Orvis store in Chicago. I went in there looking for a rod. Spent an hour standing around being ignored, every time I asked a staff member for help they told me they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-04-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By MikeG
Re: smallmouth reels

Only time I had to use a reel on a smb was one on Lake Michigan that weighed like 5lbs. Besides that stripping should work fine.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By MikeG
Re: northwoods fishing..again!

In six days we fished the following.

Squirrel Lake
Wisconsin River
Little Spider Lake
Deep Lake


We caught all our muskies wading on the Wisconsin River. Fly casting!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-02-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By MikeG
Re: northwoods fishing..again!

My friend owns a cabin on a lake in vilas county, wisconsin. We go up there multiple times of the year. What lakes were you fishing? Good looking fish. I was up there two weeks ago muskie fly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By MikeG
Re: Fly Box Photos

I replaced all my fly boxes with CF boxes. Found a guy on ebay selling 10 CF boxes for $60, I bought them right up. They are truly my favorite.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,438
Posted By MikeG
Re: a mouse for bass

That should work well. I use mouse patterns in weed mess and lily pads pop it along the top and some large LM bass should pop up for it.
Forum: Forum Polls 06-12-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,135
Posted By MikeG
Re: How Many Fly Boxes Do You Carry In Your Vest/Pack?

It depends on what type of fishing I am doing. If I am trout fishing 1-2 box filled with 250 flies same with steelhead and salmon. If I am muskie/pike fishing I have 4-5 boxes. If I am bass...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By MikeG
Re: C & F Design Flyboxes

SA distributes C&F products but they are currently in the process of getting rid of the distribution, I believe another company is taking it over.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By MikeG
Re: Google Earth

I use Google earth to explore new waters but Microsoft version of Google earth is a lot better.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By MikeG
Forum: Fly Reels 06-09-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By MikeG
Re: Loop Reels

Thanks cliff, Drake is a good place to find good info.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-09-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By MikeG
Loop Reels

Good, bad, worth it?

They seem to be popular on the other side of the pond. Was thinking of getting one? I really like how they are designed.

Anyone ever used one before? Good or bad?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,518
Posted By MikeG
Re: Pike and Muskie Rods/flies

I work at a Big Box store, in our aquarium there was a 35" muskie. It has been in there since the store opened little over a 1.5 years ago. Over the weekend they found it dead in the tank with a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-04-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By MikeG
Re: rock bass?

The lake house my friend has up in WI, their property extends to seperate lakes, one private. The private one is filled with rock bass. You can throw a wooly bugger out there and catch one on each...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-04-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,518
Posted By MikeG
Re: Pike and Muskie Rods/flies

I am going from fishing 1-3 treble hooks on a conventional muskie lure to a single hook on a fly. A hook set on a fly rod is a bit different from a hook set on a conventional rod, in my opinion.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By MikeG
Re: warmwater species advice

For future reference smallmouth generally tend to live in coldwaters not warm waters.

A small mouth will take almost anything in my opinion, recently I caught a smallmouth in Northern Wisconsin...
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