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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,127
Views: 207,203
Posted By Jackster
Re: What have you been tying today?

Twisting up some smallie getters, came up with the Hegramax the other night. Tied some crayfish too to get the smallie boxes reloaded.
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 08-27-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Jackster
Re: Wanted: Norvise system

I went to a local kitchen remodeling store and asked if I could dumpster dive for some of the sink cutouts from countertops they install. These are usually just tossed out but can be repurposed as...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Jackster
Re: Line recommendation

If only I could get my mitts on an NRX to sample before I drop the sizeable coin they're asking for them. There's not a dealer to be found even remotely near me and when I emailed G Loomis the...
Forum: Other Gear 07-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By Jackster
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

I went through a few float tubes then a canoe but once I tried a pontoon I never looked back and have no regrets.
With a kayak or canoe, aside from the ever-present knowledge that they can easily...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jackster
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

I have single foot guides on a number of rods. When I first started using them I did get some sort of harmonic from the guides then I figured out my line was too clean... squeaky clean you might say....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jackster
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

You did a whole lot right with this test. It was genius letting a group with a range of casting abilities do the tests. I sure would have liked to be a fly on the wall during that testing.
I get...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,513
Posted By Jackster
Re: 9', #5 Rods - master of nothing....

I must be doing it all wrong. If I'm off to a place I've not been and don't really know what sort of conditions to expect the 9', 5 wt. comes with me.
I really think it's the tool and the craftsman...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Jackster
Re: Finding a wader leak

That only makes sense. I've heard of people filling the whole wader with water. That is one heck of a load that waders just aren't designed for.
The alcohol method has always worked for me.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-04-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,047
Posted By Jackster
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"Yeah, as a matter of fact it is a brand new boat, can any of you guys tell when the tide comes up out here in Montana?"
Forum: Fly Rods 05-22-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jackster
Re: G.Loomis - A New Industry Standard?

No way would I count G Loomis out. bet G Loomis sells more conventional rods than all of the companies mentioned in this thread combined.
After being with Steve Rajeff at our iFFF fly fishing...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-14-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By Jackster
Re: The basics of a double haul

You're really hindering yourself if the line is dirty or sticky. Having the mass of a lot of line out and good momentum from a good and proper acceleration and stop will go a long way toward easing...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By Jackster
Re: Common Cents Rod Rating Method...interesting results

Instead of relying on a scale system I find that casting rods with the line I want to use is pretty much fool-proof way of picking a new rod.
The best way to do that is at a fly fishing show if one...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By Jackster
Re: Curve to the right

You can learn to cast left handed and then use the traditional techniques already mentioned to curve right if typically right-handed. The musculature and bone configuration issues silver creek...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Jackster
Re: Hunter Banks

I wouldn't worry about them. As bloomagoo said, they are the real deal.
They'll be at the iFFF Fly Fishing Festival at WCU on May 16-17.
Southeastern Council of the FFF (
Forum: Fly Rods 04-22-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jackster
Re: Who designed the Winston WT and LT?

I wish I knew what I'm doing wrong. I have a few BIIx's in different line weights and they just plain work for me.
Maybe I should ruin the action of them by using a crutch line that is overweight...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By Jackster
Re: Sling shot techniques?

If you ever saw Joe Humphrey toss a bow and arrow cast 60-70' with a light weight rod you'll know long B&A casts can be made. Like Joe though, be prepared to sell your soul to the devil to get it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Jackster
Re: renagade seat problem

I have a Renegade 'toon also but it's the old JW Outfitters model. I was about to say your padded seat cushion simply let air out when you sat on it then I looked at your avatar. It looks to be a...
Forum: Webcams of Fisheries 04-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By Jackster
Re: Shad CAM

I'll play, though I think they named the cam wrong! :eek:
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,295
Posted By Jackster
Re: Do Fake Winstons Exist?

If the rod was purchased under the guide program the purchasers name will be painted on the rod. This helps prevent unscrupulous guides from turning them over for a gain. This is a condition the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Jackster
Re: Mercury

If these issues are from fish in waters we assume are pristine, it really makes me wonder about fish imported from countries with little to no health, safety and environmental concerns.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 45,565
Posted By Jackster
Re: Little tricks to share

On short leaders I use the hook keeper. On leaders long enough that the nail knot would have to pass through the guides I use the reel foot technique.
Nautilus offers a cool hook keeper. I just...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Jackster
Re: I'm getting a Shirley Temple curl

I end up keeping whatever band comes on the spool but keep the tippet end off to the side and not in the grommet. It is a pain finding the tag end sometimes but life is full of compromises.
If you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Jackster
Re: Free Kindle book, "Fly Fishing in Wonderland"

Ain't this site grand?
Thanks to Silver and Seige I downloaded the Kindle app on my iPad and the above book soon after. :thumbsupu
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-03-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,465
Posted By Jackster
Re: April Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"All we need is one more of those puppies about this big and we'll have our limit"
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Jackster
Re: Practice question

The suggestion to get a good instructor is spot on. It will shorten the learning curve and give you something books, video's and practicing alone cannot give you... instant feedback.
An iFFF...
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