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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 237
Posted By MAD777
Since you're from New England, Thomas Ames Jr. ...

Since you're from New England, Thomas Ames Jr. "Hatch Guide for New England Streams"

When I first got I to fly fishing and didn't have a clue, Dave Hughes "Handbook of Hatches" was a wonderful...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By MAD777
Re: Fast Action rods

Good question! As I am fairly new to fly fishing, I've come to realize that the rod number & length doesn't tell the whole story of a rod. I have a few rods, mostly advertised as moderately fast. All...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By MAD777
Re: Ultralite fly setup

I have an Echo Carbon 2wt (7'-3") with Rio Trout Lt 2 wt line. Paired it with a Chinese knock-off of a Sage reel called Max Catch 2/3 (check the auction site). I absolutely love it. It will do...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By MAD777
Re: 1wt distance

The closest rod I have is a Echo Carbon 2wt at 7'-3" and I can put 40' of fly line out past the rod tip, only if there is absolutely no wind. But that's a 2wt, not a 1wt. As plecain said, that's not...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 692
Posted By MAD777
Re: The Slow Demise of "Honor..."

I agree wholeheartedly, stanbiker.
I'm sorry to hear you got left holding the flies. That's a sad testament to the conditions we live in today.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By MAD777
You have a great reel there. The question is,...

You have a great reel there. The question is, does the weight of it balance with your rod the way you want it to. I like my balance point 1-1/2" to 2" into the cork. Those Hardy dd reels are so...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By MAD777
Silver Creek, when are you going to write a book...

Silver Creek, when are you going to write a book on fly fishing? I'm ready to buy it!
Forum: Other Gear 08-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,185
Posted By MAD777
Re: felt sole controversy

The other advantage to this is you would have the river to yourself! Lol
Forum: Fly Reels 08-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,168
Views: 164,455
Posted By MAD777
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

If I had to pick one reel as the best looking, which would be difficult, this would be it. And I just missed owning one off the big auction site last week; I dozed off at the wrong time. Which...
Forum: Other Gear 08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,185
Posted By MAD777
Re: felt sole controversy

Wow! Just, wow!
How can we get every legislature to read this!
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By MAD777
Re: Sierra Trading Post

Ouch! So how many sections do you have now? :(
Forum: Fly Reels 08-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By MAD777
Re: Reel for 5wt Winston

I have two Hardy reels in the dd series and one in the cc series. If I knew how good they were when I got into fly fishing, I would have nothing but those reels. I don't think there is a better...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By MAD777
I have a 3 wt version of the CT, also 8'-6". I...

I have a 3 wt version of the CT, also 8'-6". I haven't been impressed with that rod and just yesterday, I replaced the 3 wt line on it with a 4 wt and now I love the rod. The 4 wt is SA Mastery...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By MAD777
Re: Likes and dislikes

I agree 100%. Well said!
Forum: Fly Rods 08-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By MAD777
Re: Common Cents System not making sense to me

As a follow - up, I have a Redington CT 8'-6", 3 wt that I have never been impressed with, despite the obvious popularity of that rod.

My measured ERN was 3.0 and I had it rigged with Rio...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 923
Posted By MAD777
Here is a link to Trident's recent 5 wt shootout....

Here is a link to Trident's recent 5 wt shootout. Tithing I liked about it is that it WA judge by a panel of 17 casters off varying ability, none of whom work for the shop. And they masked the label...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By MAD777
Re: Common Cents System not making sense to me

I need to accept the fact that CCS is not the "be all, end all" of rod measurements and take it as just another data point.

Well, this has opened my eyes somewhat, such that I'll try a wider...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-11-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By MAD777
Re: Common Cents System not making sense to me

Interesting idea. I will make that measurement and report result.

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OK, working backward from loading the...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By MAD777
Common Cents System not making sense to me

Although I took up fly fishing about 3 years ago in preparation for retirement, that phase of life has proven elusive to me and therefore, my progression in the realm of fishing has been equally...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 810
Posted By MAD777
Like many here have eloquently stated, I am a...

Like many here have eloquently stated, I am a nature lover first. Always have been and now I'm near retirement. I discovered fly fishing relatively late in life and view it as yet another way to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By MAD777
Re: need some rod and reel opinions fellas

I have the Echo Carbon 2wt in the 7'-3" length and it is the most fun you can imagine. The reel for that rod is a Chinese knock-off of a Sage clicker called Max Catch 2/3 from the big auction.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By MAD777
Re: Public Service Announcement

Great advice! I'm fastidious about this because I don't want to be buying a 100' of string for nearly $100 very often! :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By MAD777
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By MAD777
Re: $2.00 Seine Net

"Handbook of Hatches" was the first fly fishing book that I read. I felt that it gave me a clear understanding of what I was getting into. I couldn't recommend it more highly!
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By MAD777
Re: Beautiful Maine

Wow mootsfly, life can't get any better than beautiful family, beautiful fish, and beautiful nature! And, you did an outstanding job of capturing it all on camera.
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