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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By akruss
Re: 12 Weight Fly Rod Questons

I just spoke with my guide on the phone. He told me not to bother bringing my 10 weight as we wouldn't be throwing to anything under a hundred pounds. It sounds like 12 and 14 weights will be the...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By akruss
Re: 12 Weight Fly Rod Questons

Thanks for all the comments. I broke my guide's 12 weight (can't remember what brand) on my first tarpon. It broke just above the reel seat. I handed the reel to the guide and kept the rod for...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By akruss
12 Weight Fly Rod Questons

I have 7, 8 and 10 weight Sage RPL fly rods that I like but am considering getting a 12 weight rod exclusively for tarpon. What are the differences between the Sage One and Xi3 rods? Since they're...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By akruss
Re: Dumb question about sink tip lines

It's easier to purchase whatever sink tip lines you would like to fish and put them on separate spools. I generally wind up with a floating line and medium and fast sink tips mounted on one reel with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,147
Posted By akruss
Re: For Those Who Need Fishing Pliers;

I like the pliers. Are the snips tough enough to go cut through a hook in an emergency?
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By akruss
Re: Split rings.

What pound test are rings? I have some from JS but have never tried them. I can see where they would have some good applications, such as a substitution for Albright knots.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By akruss
Re: Vise decision

I'm hardly an expert but a "true rotary" vise is one that positions the hook so that when you rotate the arm, the hook shaft is the center of rotation. This allows easy wrapping of body or hackle...
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By akruss
Re: Vise decision

We are so fortunate to have so many excellent vises at our disposal. You really can't go wrong with any of them. I like my rotary Renzetti Presentation 4000 for nearly all my tying. I use a standard...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,259
Posted By akruss
Re: Vise decision

I've never tried the Peak vise and am sure it's a good vise. I really like the Renzetti vises. They are compact and well made. I believe Cabelas has the Master Renzetti on sale for about 5 bills. It...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By akruss
Re: New line doesn't fit reel... how would you proceed?

I use to fish small streams and creeks with a 6 1/2' Orvis Superfine bamboo rod with a Hardy Flyweight reel. I always cut the double taper line in half and saved one side so when the half I was using...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By akruss
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

Very nice ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,336
Posted By akruss
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

The only show I really enjoyed was Flip Pallot's Walker's Cay Chronicles. I enjoyed hearing his observations and what else he had to say. I guess it was his gift of gab or whatever. The show was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By akruss
Re: Carp vs Saltwater Flats

I haven't fished for carp in a number of years but there similarities to fishing salt water flats. Keep in mind that there are more fish to be had on the flats than Redfish and bones. The last time I...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By akruss
Re: Fly fishing saltwater magazine

I agree. It was a great magazine and I'm sorry to see it go.
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By akruss
Mayfly Group

I see that my favorite reel company, Ross, has been sold again to the Mayfly Group. Does anybody know anything about this new owner? Ross always had a great product and superior customer service....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-27-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By akruss
Re: Bite Wire

fq13, I tried the forceps technique and it does make things easier. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-24-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By akruss
Re: Bite Wire

I've tied an Albright Special in practice several times with Bite Wire and fluorocarbon tippet. It works well when the knot is perfect but I sure wouldn't want to do it when the feeding frenzy is in...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-21-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By akruss
Re: Shrimp Patterns

Not to sound like an aging luddite but YouTube maybe the best thing that happened to fly tying in long time.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By akruss
Re: Shrimp Patterns

I looked up the Ultra Shrimp on "You Tube" and it looks pretty good. There are some other patterns on You Tube that I may try too. Thanks for the tip.

fq13, I'll try your tie too.

I have...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-19-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By akruss
Shrimp Patterns

I'm going to tie up some shrimp patterns for inshore fishing near Crystal River, Florida. Anyone have a favorite pattern or two or know where to look to find some?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-19-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By akruss
Re: Bite Wire

Thanks for the suggestions. I contacted my guide and he suggested a 25# mono/flouro bite tippet, as fq13 stated, instead of wire depending on what fish are around, so I'll start there. I will try an...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By akruss
Bite Wire

I just purchased some 20# Rio Bite Wire. I've been successful attaching it to a fly with both an improved clinch with 3 wraps and a loop knot with three wraps. However, I'm having a difficult time...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 12-13-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By akruss
Re: Bead Fishing in Fly Fishing Only Water

The fly reminds me of one of Mike Hirschberger's (sp?) he called Fred the Red or some such thing. It worked well on reds, as the name implies. Mike had the Orvis shop in Anchorage years ago and was a...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 12-09-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By akruss
Re: Bead Fishing in Fly Fishing Only Water

That looks like it would be a super sockeye fly. It also looks like a lot of time prepping and tying. You must live in an area with long winters, LOL.
Forum: Flies for Alaska 12-06-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By akruss
Re: Bead Fishing in Fly Fishing Only Water

I have never been convinced that a bead mounted on the hook will out fish a well tied glo-bug. I've listened to guides on the upper Kenai that swear the trout will no longer hit a glo-bug and then...
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