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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Colorado Walleye questions

OK. I live in Oklahoma, not exactly the walleye destination one would think of, but we have lakes that have some good populations of the tasty critters. I go early, before sunrise, or late in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Airlines and fly rods

I have a zillion miles on Delta, so I usually get a big seat up front. Good Lord, that makes life SO much better.

If they offer early boarding for a few bucks more, do it. You'll have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 905
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Airlines and fly rods

Round trip is usually best for pricing.

Try and get the first available flight of the day. They usually are on time and you'll have back-ups available if something goes wrong.

Get to the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

A good bluegill rod (and a good anything stick) for a decent price is a Cabela's Three Forks. I got a 3 and liked it enough to pick up a 5. Nice rods and easy on the wallet.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Flats flies assistance please

I use buck tails for CC's and have done well with bones. I also tie shrimpy looking patterns with craft fur and they work also. Just keep them in proportion to the hook size you're using and you'll...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Pfleuger Medalist Sticky

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this, but I just picked up 2 1492's. New in the box, haven't even lined them up yet. Are they any good? They're the foreign made ones. $10 a piece and I couldn't pass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Embracing The Future

I think by far the best thing for fishing has been the interwebs. I knew NOTHING about bonefish when I found out I would be going to work in an area that had them. I did my homework and at least...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Orvis Stripping Finger Guards

I just cut the fingers off an old pair of gloves. Works well as long as you're not wearing them at the time.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Starting to tie fiber baitfish!

I'll jump in on the EP fiber. Good stuff and makes excellent baitfish patterns. Yeah, it may be a little pricey, but a little goes a long way. Typical mistake is to use too much. (I had that...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Got my first vise in the mail today

That's a very nice vise. (Oooh, I'm a poet) You're going to be glad you went with the rotary deal to start. They're extremely versatile and make tying much easier. It's better to have it and not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By fr8dog
Re: anyone suggest a good book for saltwater flies

Essential Saltwater Flies by Ed Jaworowski is a good one with SBS.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Tanago

I was an expert at that. The difference is, I could catch those size bass on 5/0 jigs. It's why I quit fishing bass tournys.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By fr8dog
Re: The Simple Things...

That middle picture is beautiful!! It's one to enlarge and frame. Nicely done and thanks for sharing.
Forum: Other Gear 05-10-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By fr8dog
Re: William Joseph Stripping Basket Modifcation

Thanks for the tip! I have one of those that's been hanging in the garage for a couple years. Going to give it a try.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Help with carry on rod tubes

I carry 2 tubes strapped together with velcro. United and American count it as one carry-on. Delta and SWA didn't.

I have a way to attach them to my regular roll-aboard so it looks like one, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,898
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Furled leader -- bad attitude about them

Would a furled leader be acceptable for bones? Say an 8' with a 5' tippet?
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By fr8dog
Re: ? on a bass rig...

I think you'll be happy with an Allen. I have several and am a very satisfied customer.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,246
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Fishing chicks?

In 1983 I was talking to a gal at a party. She said she was going fishing the next day and asked if I wanted to go with her. 31 years later we still fish together. A little differently for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By fr8dog
Re: fish finder on a float tube ?

I had to think about this, but Mojo made a great point. A depthfinder like that will allow you to see the bottom contours and structure/cover that you'd normally have no clue about by just looking...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By fr8dog
Re: need advice on bass tornament

MM81 gave some important tips. I tie in a weedguard with 10-12# mono. I also like to tie them to ride hook up. Easier to drag them thru the sticks and over the goo with less fouling. The "strike"...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-01-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By fr8dog
Re: need advice on bass tornament

One of the better hard baits for cold water is a suspending rogue jerkbait. If perch are present, firetiger is a good pick. Twitch-twitch-pause. (10-20 seconds, repeat) Slow is the key.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-07-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,048
Views: 199,700
Posted By fr8dog
Re: What have you been tying today?

Nice color!! Those would slay the walleye/saugeye here.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Rotary Vice Functionality

Is it necessary? No, not really.

Is it convenient? Yes.

My old Thompson A is a good vise. I can tie everything I need on it. I haven't used it since I got my Griffin rotary, though. I do a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Great online videos

The "coldwater forum" has 48 minutes of wonderful. Where The Big Fish Rises.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 742
Posted By fr8dog
Re: Questions From a Beginner

Going from bait casters to fly rods is not the same as switching from spinning rods to casting reels. It would be a REAL GOOD idea to get some instruction. Someone to show you the basics before you...
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