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Forum: The Lodge Den 04-10-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,681
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Missing members?

I'm alive and well y'all, thanks for thinking of me!

I started a new job about 6mo ago that leaves much less free time.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-30-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By BigCliff
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Looking for a truck rod

It is indeed the Green Mountain series though its old enough to have a downlocking reel seat. Its a 4pc and the tube is D- shaped ribbed green plastic.

After taking another look at it and given...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,877
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Dean MT.

Thanks!

Please know that I wasn't trying to make you look bad. I just feel the need to chime in and get the whole story out there.

You actually helped do exactly that. :thumbsupu
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,877
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Sage Circa?

Picking a rod based on what graphite is used for it is like deciding your favorite bread based on what flour they used.

There's a whole lot more to it than that.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Looking for a truck rod

I've got an older Orvis 8'6" 6wt that might fit the bill. PRetty sure its the Green Mountain series.

$50 puts it on your doorstep.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Speaking of carp

Dang, that is indeed a hog.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-22-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,877
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Sage Circa?

I'm excited to cast one, but doubt I'll own one until I can get some kind of deal on it.

The 379 sounds lovely for small streams.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,956
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Anyone cast Scott S4, Winston Boron IIIX, Sage One

The One is remarkably easy to cast, while still having lots of zip.

Another that fits that description is the recently discontinued Scott X2s. That's the easiest casting "saltwater rod" I know of,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,587
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Best bang for the buck.

A combo consisting of a TFO BVK rod, a Lamson Konic reel, and SA's Mastery Textured Magnum line would be a great combo. Going with a 9wt instead of an 8 would handle larger fish better, but will be a...
Forum: Other Gear 08-13-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Saltwater Boat question

You do not want a Hell's Bay type boat up there in 3-4' swells. A panga would be better because of the deep V on the bow, but they're still designed for calmer water.

If you're regularly going to...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Well I was able to cast the Circa last week.

Agreed. The LT's cast well, but I'd put their action as slightly slower than a G2. The WT's are soft and mushy IMO.

I thought the LTX was fairly slow as well, compared to the Sage XP and RPLXi it...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Which Boat

That's the first I've seen of that one, and it looks even more appealing than the first one. Their original boats have a more v-shaped bottom that increases their draft and makes them tippy when...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,753
Posted By BigCliff
Re: New Sage Line Up for 2013

Whoa, that's crazy light. I'm even more curious to see those now.

The Response series also sounds interesting, I liked the Flight quite well.

I finally cast a One for the first time Sat, and I...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-05-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By BigCliff
Re: What Saltwater fly hooks.

Agreed. I tie 90% of my salt stuff on 34007's and sharpen them right after I tie them on.

That said, if targeting fish over 20lbs, I'd go with something stouter, like a Gama SC-15. That's a...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-03-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By BigCliff
Re: SA Mastery Textured Series Magnum WF6F

I'll wait 'til 8/20 when its $20 :D
Forum: News & articles for discussion 08-01-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Don't swim with the seals

And sharks like seals so much, they'll even go nuts over a dragged decoy-

Slow Motion Shark Attack High Definition - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uRChY7uzvSg)
Forum: Share Patterns 07-30-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Diving Caddis...

Yeah, its nice when doing something "barely wrong" is exactly right.
Forum: Flies 07-30-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By BigCliff
Re: How do you hackle your buggers?

IMO, you're actually looking at it backwards. Copper wire is actually much tougher than a hackle stem, so as long as the wire's wrapped snugly and well secured at the front, buggers built that way...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By BigCliff
Re: catch of a lifetime

Glad she's alright.

One more reminder why eye protection should ALWAYS be worn around anyone fly casting.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 07-30-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By BigCliff
Re: SC panfish {help}

Small foam hoppers are a winner as well.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Movie firsts

I saw it via redbox over the wknd. I'd call it not bad and I chuckled a few times at the biologist's smartarserry. But yes, the casting attempts were rather painful, not to mention that the cool...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-28-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Looking to upgrade from a Dogwood Canyon 8'6'' #5 need advice

I've not cast either, but Sage is really good at making their beginner rods easy to cast, and the Passport rods are quite highly reviewed. I'm 90% sure that Sage is USA made and that Winston isn't,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-27-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By BigCliff
Re: Looking to upgrade from a Dogwood Canyon 8'6'' #5 need advice

I bet you would. I used to work at BPS and would try to steer folks away from those because they were so heavy and floppy. Hopefully yours is better than the dogs I occasionally sold.

Some options...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-26-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By BigCliff
Re: double hauling on a stream/river

The harm isn't in double hauling itself, but rather fishing from the wrong spot and having more issues with getting a good drift because of it. Generally speaking, I try to position myself downstream...
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