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Forum: The Fly Cast Yesterday, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: The basics of a double haul

If I understand your problem, you might be ending your downward haul too late - after you stop the fly rod. Because your line hand is too far down, you can't possibly give back line unless you do it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Leader Question

I hope this doesn't hijack the thread. An angler told me he doesn't use furled leaders because when they are lifted off the water they create a lot of water spray.

Is this true?

Randy
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Question on tying flies.

Forgot to mention: I found this book helpful - though somewhat dated in terms of synthetics - and you can pick up a used copy dirt cheap:

Fly-Tying Materials: Their Procurement, Use, and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Question on tying flies.

Great question. I don't have enough knowledge to put forth a good answer.

I found this podcast about designing flies very helpful:

Designing Trout Flies | Gary Borger | Fly Fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Selectivity - why and how do trout become selective feeders

Silver,

Thanks again for your wonderful post. I learned so much. I read Gary's book, and it is wonderful. (In fact, I'm one of the Amazon reviewers.)

Today, I actually stumbled upon this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,937
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Selectivity - why and how do trout become selective feeders

Great post. Thanks so much, Silver Creek.

Here's something that I'm curious about: When it comes to emergers do trout also feed selectively?

One of the reasons I ask this is because there is an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: My Book Of Life

Thanks so much for your wonderful post,

Randy
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 10-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,630
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Two Hander or not......

There is certainly a big learning curve, especially in choosing a rod and line. The different kind of spey lines have really different applications. (It's also essential that the line and spey rod...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

lightline,

Great idea about drilling holes in the Orvis box. The reason I like small fly boxes is because if I lose one I won't loss that many flies.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

After losing a box of about forty flies, I like fly boxes I can attach to a retractor. The Orvis fly boxes don't have a place I can drill a small hole, I think. I can, however, put dry flies in them...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,850
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Beginner trying to cast larger flies.

You can always buy a used fly rod. Also, take a look at Cabela's and TFO rods. I'd probably get a medium-fast-action rod.

I have every weight rod from 3 to 9. There's no way I can cast big bass...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,850
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Beginner trying to cast larger flies.

A 5-weight rod is not going to cut it when casting most bass flies. The first advise I will give you, therefore, is to get a 7- or 8- weight rod. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,208
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot

I've been using the Davy Knot and 5x tippet for some time now. The knot hasn't broken off once, even though it's supposedly not as strong as the improved clinch knot.

Randy
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-28-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Adams, PARACHUTE Adams and PARACHUTE BWO

Dean,
Great post.
Thanks so much,
Randy
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Adams, PARACHUTE Adams and PARACHUTE BWO

I read that parachute flies are more effective on slower water while catskill-style flies are more effective on faster water.

Any thoughts?

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Tippet Ring Knot

I want my ring know to be stronger than my fly knot, so here's what I just started doing. I pass the tippet through the ring, then back again, and then I tie a triple surgeon's knot. This not, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Redington CT: An Absolute Treat

Today most fly lines are a little heavier than their ratings. This is because most modern fly rods are faster today than older generation fly rods, and fly line companies felt most anglers wanted...
Forum: Entomology 08-17-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: fishing emergers/cheesecloth seine

Leonard M. Wright Jr. wrote that he used cheesecloth as a seine/net. He simply rolled it up and put it in his pocket when he wasn't using it.

Has anyone tried using cheesecloth? It's certainly...
Forum: Entomology 08-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: fishing emergers

Great post. How do you feel about using an indicator when fishing an emerger?

The biggest problem I have when fishing emergers is that I can't see them.

Randy
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Problem fishing a dropper

Good advice above.

I also use a set up that Charlie Meek describes in his book.

I tie on a short piece of tippet - six inches or so - through the eye of my dropper fly, then put a small loop on...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-07-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Hungarian partridge skins ?

I would buy one with the head. That way you'll get a lot more small feathers.

Randy
Forum: Entomology 07-31-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Great book to learn some aquatic insects info!

This book is really good:

Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera: Malcolm Knopp, Robert Cormier: 9781585747368: Amazon.com:...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,420
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Rods you regret buying...

All my top-of-the-line rods. IMHO, they're not worth the money and, with all the new models that have come out, my fly rods are worth very little now.

I should have bought mid-priced rods instead....
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,810
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Tippet rings or perfection loop?

I find that when I use loop-to-loop connections on tippets the loops lock.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Orvis Stripping Finger Guards

I use them all the time. They don't last long, but they keep away those nasty cuts. I'll try the stripee, though.

Randy
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