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Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By flycaster1977
Reel and line recommendation for 5/6 Beulah Switch

Trout,

You should be ok with the 370, but i wouldnt go more than that. I also have an 8/9 classic that i have a 530 switch chucker on. The line is a good line for alot of things, but not great at...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 453
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Looking for Fly Tying Vise

I have a regal and i love it. Its not a true rotary but i can rotate it to see both sides of the fly. I like that i can pretty much throw any hook in it without adjusting or changing heads.


Ben
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-16-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Bunny Fur and Sculpins

Ard. I tie a sculpin very similar to yours. I used a stiff saddle hackle tied as a mid collar to prop up the "fins" on the sides.

As for other uses of bunny, i tie the double bunny alot, then add...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-15-2015, 09:45 PM
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Views: 88
Posted By flycaster1977
Todays "spey" flies

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/f81003b74a8e7896c87194040c6f96f0.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/15/7f8387e15b2ad28c64ed220034dd0079.jpg
I need some more practice with the...
Forum: Fly Patterns 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
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Views: 44
Posted By flycaster1977
D's Delight

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/14/fbcdcc39b7297a4e7dbbb9214351cced.jpg

Another one im messing with.


Ben
Forum: Fly Patterns 01-14-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By flycaster1977
Ards Answer

Long before he moved to alaska, ard invented this fly to fish central pa. What do you think of my version?http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/14/2da98ee26e852af32f92421f42ccc592.jpg

Against a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 227,794
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/12/323ca3eecaa0fbe8668a0a56a9e52a91.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/12/76c6efd64f69008918079c45d17c25a5.jpg
Messing with some spey-ish flies.

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Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-12-2015, 06:18 PM
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Views: 45
Posted By flycaster1977
Couple from today

Just messing around a little on the vise....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-11-2015, 03:11 PM
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Views: 227,794
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: What have you been tying today?

Rhttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/11/acfca4063046d42284302198b80b0488.jpg


Ben
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-11-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By flycaster1977
Not quite the Answer

After chatting with Ard and finding out he designed and fished his pattern in pa, i decided to give it a try. Mines not quite the same, but what do you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-11-2015, 10:39 AM
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Views: 227,794
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: What have you been tying today?

Seth
I like it. I tie a stonefly just like that except i use black wire and and usually no bead. I have no doubt yours will catch fish, in fact im gonna tie a few up.


Ben
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 01-09-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By flycaster1977
5 or 6 weight. switch rod or not?

I fish the yough fairly often and its part of the reason i bought a switch rod. Its main problem is that wading is very difficult in most places and it has alot of thick trees on the banks, this...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 01-09-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By flycaster1977
Reel and line recommendation for 5/6 Beulah Switch

I have the 5/6 switch. I have it set up with a 350 skagit head for fishing sink tips on med to larger rivers. I also have a 300 elixer head, but i havnt had a chance to try it out.
The reel i use...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 01-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Drifting, Mending, Swinging And Hooking fish

Just my thoughts. If u want to fish streamers and get to the bottom of the water column, a skagit line may be your ticket. Combined with fast sinking (mow) tips. Scandi line isn't well suited to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,490
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Steelhead Pics

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/14/64532b5adecded31dc19f2bf176e5933.jpg


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Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Tube Flies;

I havnt made the move to actual tubes yet, but i really like the patterns. I cut the point off a mustad 3366 then add a short length of braid or backing for a stinger hook. I know its alot more work...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-02-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Tube Flies;

Do i see a copper miner variant in that first group? Thats one of my favorite patterns. Theyre all great looking flies. Thanks for sharing.


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Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 12-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: skiget line vs switch line?

Look on rios website. They have some good info for understanding spey lines.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 25,490
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Steelhead Pics

Very nice joe. Im headed to the salmon in a few weeks. Cant wait


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Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: I was someone else yesterday...

Lurk. Thank you. Ive thought along the same lines many times. It makes me realize how much i miss my own grandpa. But it also makes me hope that my "hands" will find their way to my own grand kids...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Which Steelhead Flies to Buy?

Salmon river flea


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Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Steelhead fishing in Washington State.

Id feel the same way. Im from the east and my only opportunity are hatchery fish from the great lakes. That being said, i let 99.9 percent go. I keep one here and there because my kids like to eat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 15,629
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

5 total. 1 4wt, 2 5 wt, 1 6 wt, and one 8.


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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-27-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Great Lakes Salmon and Steelhead

Fluoro is great, but only as strong as your knot. Theres a u tube video, something like best fluorocarbon knot ever. I switched after some break offs using an imp clinch knot.


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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By flycaster1977
Re: Narrowed to three rods, does it matter?

I have an okuma, i picked it up because of its drag. In simple terms, i dont like it at all. The line capacity is crappy and when i strip line off the reel, i get overrun that leads to a snarled...
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