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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Today, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: The Gerbubble Bug

Todd, thanks for the heads up! I believe I have it fixed now. Darn IPad. :sorry:
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: The Gerbubble Bug

Nice looking bugs! I had to search a bit, but in the following thread is a Gerbubble Bug I had made many years ago. Like the original it's on a 2/0 size hook. I had learned about it from a magazine...
Forum: Flies Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Pike flies

Great looking group of flies! That "hi tie" style is an old one. I tied some bucktail flies in that style back in the early 70's to target LM Bass, Striped Bass & Pickerel. Not exactly sure when I...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Advice on a new bass outfit.

Steve, these folks have given you some excellent advice. For what you intend, put me in the 8 wt column too. As has already been said, it's a good general purpose weight for bass.

I'll also cast...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 08-16-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Gear Help

Doug, welcome! I have to agree with Steve, age of a fly outfit really has little to do with it being suitable for any use. My oldest rod that I use regularly is 26 years old and I have a few...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: #10 Sculpzilla?

That fly uses the cross eye type cones which has a recess in each side for 3D eyes. One reason you may not find it smaller than the size 8 is those cones are not made to fit a hook size that small....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: first time bass fishing...so fun

mirabelasunshine, that has to be one of the ugliest flies I've ever seen! :eek: [poke]
I like it but who cars what I think! :D

The way it's chewed up apparently the bass & pickerel are loving it!...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 08-11-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Maxine McCormick, age 11

Amazing story! Brought a big grin to my face, as I remember working with my own daughter fly casting. :D

What's really the awesome part is this young lady's control. This story is not simply about...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How important is the "right" hook and thread

Awesome info posted here. Only thing I'll add is about hooks. Much of this is personal preference for what thread or hooks we choose, so when you see a pattern recipe posted, what's specified is...
Forum: Other Gear 08-06-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 928
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Favorite line clippers?

I've got several. Most simply say "China" on them. :rolleyes:

One does say Revlon on it however. ;)

:popcorn:
Forum: Member Introductions 08-05-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Florida fly fisherman new to the forum.

Welcome to the forums! :clap:

Are you the same captken who frequents the SOL site?
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How many of us are limited to one good rod?

Rip, great post! IMO, a "good" rod only has to be good for the person who fishes it! :thumbsup:
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How many of us are limited to one good rod?

John, yes sounds like you have things covered quite well. I now have several rods, from 3 wt to 10 wt and just as you have, added as I could afford.

However, for many years I only had one rod,...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 08-04-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Setting the Hook

Learn to use the strip strike method for setting the hook instead of lifting the rod. I've been doing this for a long time now & it's improved my hook ups. But, with floating flies it's generally...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Streamers and Leaders questions.

schrederman, if you understand the basic concept of a Carolina rig, then you understand the idea of sinking fly lines & unweighted flies. There's various ways as has been indicated in this thread to...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-04-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Bass Fly Line Help

Jim, thanks for the idea. I have used sinking lines & that 6 wt sink tip I have in the past with floating flies. The full sink tends to pull them under slowly, a bit different than you're describing...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 08-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: The Legend of Lefty

Rip, thanks for posting that. I've had the pleasure of meeting Lefty & chatting with him several times over the years. I was a member of the now gone MD Fly Angler's club for awhile & several of the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Vacation Time! How Do You Select Flies?

I've never taken a vacation where I was seeking to fish for trout, so never had to make such a decision. I have done it with bass in mind, and with salt species that are not available locally, or at...
Forum: Other Gear 08-02-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Adjustable fly boxes

Plano & Flambeau both make boxes similar to those that Larry has found, and in various sizes. I have some from both brands & they're great for the bass & saltwater flies I place in them.

Check...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,408
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

Or will buy the cheapest flies they can find, regardless of the quality. :rolleyes:

Much of this IMO, is about obtaining the correct information & knowledge to decipher & separate the marketing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,408
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

Ia trouter, that's certainly subjective. What I feel is essential may not be how you interpret it. The article is discussing gear, and the necessary components that are needed. Rod, reel, line,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,408
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

Tom Rosenbauer is an experienced & knowledgeable fly fisher and respected in the industry. However, he also works for Orvis, so perhaps much of his recommendations are biased. If input for this...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-01-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Entry level reels?

Great advice has already been given. Like Todd (ts47) said it's a choice we all have to make. Okuma Sierra or Cortland Rimfly are the reels I have on my 3 & 4 wts, but I have several of them up to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Nail polish poppers?

Some of the hard foam bodies are dissolved by solvents, but not the soft foams. That makes a difference. Nail polish is not a good adhesive for attaching bodies IMO. It's a coating, and fine for that...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-31-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,790
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Pond Scum

I hunted & trapped for a lot of years. Only gave it up due to a lack of time to pursue it. I don't understand the need some have for "trophy's" but if legal I really can't take issue with it. No...
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