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Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Storing tippet

When I'm switching back and forth a lot I just hang the dry with tippet still attached on a drying patch. For example, if I'm fishing dries on 5x and a nymph on 4x I make the cut at the end of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By fishiowa
How long does it take a trout to start feeding again after feeling the hook?

Well, not as long as I thought.

Friday night I hit a local stream after work. I hooked a nice fish for this stream and broke him off after a couple seconds. Reeled in and found the tell tale...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Retrieve on Abel Creek

Actually the easiest switch ever, it is just a matter of which way you put the line/backing on. You can then adjust the incoming and outgoing click pressure by turning the cams above the spring in...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,651
Posted By fishiowa
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Another thing to keep in mind when test casting rods is what line you are using. For example, if the shop has one 5 wt demo reel with a GPX on it any you try 3 or 4 5wt rods the softer ones aren't...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 09-10-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Trout streams near quad cities

The closest would be a couple streams in Jackson county, about one hour but I wouldn't recommend them. Next would be Dubuque county; about an hour and a half drive, with a couple decent streams but...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-03-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By fishiowa
Re: $500 Rod Option?

You could go with the Winston Nexus and then give us all a thorough review:)
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Hardy ultralite DD....line....GVX

I use a Rio Gold on my 480 GVX. It seems to like it.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fly Rod to Match

I have never cast the Redington Classic Trout so take this for what it is worth. My understanding of the rod's characteristics and other rods it has been compared to that I have cast there is no...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tying with the Divine Proportion in Mind

Interesting post and idea but it made my head hurt:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Able Nipper update

Well of course! How are you going to get any better at this without the proper gear.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,258
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rods you regret buying...

I am truly regretting buying my Sage ONE 486. I am so impressed with that rod I now want a 690 and 890:)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Absorbine Jr. On fly line?

Absorbine Jr. does seem to work on the gnats but I think you need to reapply every 20 minutes or so if they are really bad. Bug Soother is another product that seems to work well for the gnats.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Inexpensive mag glasses

You had me until inexpensive. Orvis makes 4x and 5x but they are $70 iirc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tactics for the dog days of summer?

Fish early morning; coolest time of the day. Also, look for broken water which will have more oxygen. Long shaded stretches of the stream won't warm as fast. Where springs come in can be cooler...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,939
Posted By fishiowa
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

15 minutes to the closest trout water. 1-2 hours to my favorites.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By fishiowa
Re: The Driftless gang has been pretty quiet, anybody having any success?

The Iowa and Wisconsin streams have been fishing really well this year. With all the rain there have been days where the water is chocolate milk but the spring creeks generally become fishable in a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,022
Posted By fishiowa
Re: New Winston.....

Interested to see how this falls in the lineup and if it has any effect on GVX. Similar price point, all graphite, all around rod? But then again, it isn't green and I don't know where it will be...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Winston GVX, Scoot, G. Loomis, St. Croix 4wt

The choice between the Imperial and GVX is a tough call that only you can make. I have an Imperial 7'6" 4 wt 2pc and a GVX 8' 4wt 4pc. Both nice rods in my opinion. For the subjective, I agree...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

You should see plenty of corn fields through Iowa and Nebraska although the land along I-80 is going commercial in many areas. Take a side trip on some of the county roads and you will see nothing...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 4 piece rod case

There is one in the classifieds
Forum: Other Gear 05-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Vest/pack with rod tube holders

I'm not sure if you want a way to carry a second rod for frequent switching between nymphs and dries or if you just want a new pack. If the former, then I would say much more of a pita to switch...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Let's see your wallet

HaHa, I use the exact same one and thought I was being original. I got tired of money clips breaking after a couple years from being bent too many times to accommodate varying amounts of cash.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 6wt Recommendation

If you don't mind used a Sage RPL would fit the bill. Very solid rod in the medium/fast range. They can be had in excellent condition within your budget.

Edit: Make sure it is the original RPL...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Looking to add another rod...

Exactly what I was thinking when I read the original post. For example, I have a 486 ONE and a 479 Circa and they are totally different rods for different circumstances. I do not view them as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Hat in my hand asking for help

I have that jacket and am happy with it. The cuffs are 10X better than my Cloudveil. One thing to keep in mind, it is just a shell so size accordingly allowing room to layer under it in cooler...
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