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Forum: Fly Rods 05-20-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By txshane
Re: 2 wt rod for small streams

I fish a lot in northern NM. For streams like the Cimmaron, Costilla, Rio Hondo, Jemez/San Antonio, etc. my favorite rod is a 6'6" 2wt that I built. It's a soft action (full flex) little rod. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-11-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 364
Posted By txshane
Re: Gas prices almost back to before.

Still $2.25-2.40 here, but that's up from the $1.95 or so we had for a while.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod selection for fishing Colorado

12X? Wow. Can you see it without a microscope?
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod selection for fishing Colorado

I've never caught an 18# trout. If I had 5X tippet on the end of my line, it would snap before the rod anyway, and I'd still lose the fish. :D

That definitely sounds like heavier tippet and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod selection for fishing Colorado

I agree that a soft tip 5wt would help. I prefer fast rods though, so that's part of the reason I don't like bigger rods for tiny tippets. The other part, I'm sure, has to do with the fact that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod selection for fishing Colorado

Think about the tippet you are going to have tied on. If you're going to be using 5X mostly (which is likely), then a 5wt is too heavy (in my opinion). It's really easy to break 5X tippet with a...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 05-02-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,848
Posted By txshane
Re: May 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Dude, it's catch and release, not kiss and release. It's catch....CATCH.
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By txshane
Re: My Patagonia Experience

My friend, Mark Cowan, from Taos, New Mexico guides for dorado in Argentina.

Argentina - Fly Fishing for Dorado - Remote Fly Fishing Experts: Pescador Solitario...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,583
Posted By txshane
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

I wish I had left my spinning rods at home when I was new to flyfishing. Back then, I'd take both rods. I'd try to cast a fly for a while until I'd get frustrated. Then I'd put the fly rod up and...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-02-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By txshane
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-02-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By txshane
Re: deer hunters--need gear advice

You just have to shoot longer distances in practice a little. It's really not much more difficult than a 100 yard shot, as long as you know how much your bullet drops at various distances. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-01-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By txshane
Re: deer hunters--need gear advice

I was fortunate to take this buck last fall along the Canadian River, in the Texas Panhandle. It's not too terribly far from Kansas. Definitely not heavily wooded with small openings here and there...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By txshane
Re: deer hunters--need gear advice

I agree with grifmxc. A better quality scope would be first priority. The most productive times of the day are at dawn and dusk. The difference between cheap optics and quality optics is magnified...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By txshane
Re: New Bill Proclaims Striped Bass Our National Fish

I'd vote for bluegill. More people catch a bluegill for their first fish than any other species, I'd imagine. They're found in almost every state (if not every state). They're pretty little fish,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,037
Posted By txshane
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

Just wait til you start tying flies and building rods. :D
Forum: Fly Reels 04-21-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By txshane
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

Probably some truth to that. It's human nature.

One thing to note about the scorecard is that the reel at the bottom of the list scored 105, and it's a really nice reel - Abel. 105 is a lot...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By txshane
Re: Float tube--convince me.

It's windy in Kansas, like West Texas, right? That's the biggest downside to a float tube....fighting the wind. I prefer the ride of a kick boat to a float tube, but wind is a big factor there as...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By txshane
Re: 2015 5-weight Fly Reel Shootout & Review

I've always preferred a 2wt to a 4 or 5wt for trout, even though most will recommend the 4 or 5wt. Most of the time, when trout fishing, I will be using a 5X or 6X tippet. A heavier rod makes it a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 66,151
Posted By txshane
Re: Show us Your Photography

With lots going on, we didn't have time for a whole weekend of cruising the Texas Hill Country for wildflower pics this year. So we took a monster road trip yesterday. Left home at 7am and drove...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 501
Posted By txshane
Re: Fly casting question.

Yep. Exactly. The skill to cast the whole line comes in handy sometimes, even when you don't need to cast the whole line. When it's windy, you need as much line speed and good line control as you...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By txshane
Re: Which bass fly line to choose?

All the different freshwater/saltwater/fish species labeling is more marketing than anything else. The main differences between various lines is the taper. Lines marketed for bass, redfish, musky,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By txshane
Re: Which bass fly line to choose?

I've been a fan of AirFlo lines for 20 years. They last longer than other lines (before they start cracking and splitting). Great lines. Their Polyleaders are nice too and come in various sink...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod sections not staying together/aligned

:D Wow. I guess that's one way to do it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod sections not staying together/aligned

You could put a thin coat of superglue on the male end of the connection. Let it dry completely BEFORE you put the rod back together. Do not put the rod together until the glue is for sure, without...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-13-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By txshane
Re: No Load + False Cast = Hanging Loop?

What wolfglen said on the roll pickup and shoot. Also, you can shoot line in a back cast as well as the forward cast to gain length faster.

Casting is like tying flies. There are tried and true...
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