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Forum: The Lodge Den 07-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By shotgunfly

Kinda random but I think pertinent to those who like to have a cold drink in the outdoors.

So besides YETI, what are some other brands of coolers one might consider?

I know of a few and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By shotgunfly
Need a quality UV lite

Been thinking of getting some UV clear head cement products, I know there's loon and clear cure goo. What I've been told is that you can get a decent/better UV lite on ebay.

Anyone got any good...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: How to evaluate the risk of Smaller-sized Companies?

I have a CF Burkheimer rod. That's made in the USA (Washington). I'd never heard of them until I saw them on the site. That was proof enough for me to buy from them. Small company (what...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-30-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 898
Views: 63,850
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: warmwater pics

Mostly a cold water guy but getting into warm water more. Here's a recent doah large mouth that hit a pink and chart clouser. Hopefully will be adding some smallies soon…maybe a musky too. A guy can...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 612
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Newbie outfit question

If you can only get one rod go with a 9' 5 or 9' 4 wt. With the former you'd be "ok" with smallies, although it a 6-8wt is recommended around here to throw bigger flies. The former will at least make...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,412
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: High end reels.

There really isn't much I can add to what's already been said, but...

One thing I appreciate with my Saracione, Hatches and (hopefully soon to arrive custom Abel) is the top notch attention and...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-06-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,684
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Hatch Love.....

Just and update on the Hatch 4+…that 'broke'. I got it back in about 2 weeks and fixed…no charge. Shop sent it out, got it back like new.

I expected no less from a company like that. Good folks....
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Walkie Talkies

If you got the cash, I have a pair of Garmin Rino 530HX in 2008 for a trip to Kauai with my wife when we planned on hiking. They're water proof and have GPS and as long as you can get them on the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 544
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Looking for some opinions.

Well, what did YOU eat for breakfast?

Just kidding. I find time and time again when fishing with someone who is hitting the same holes, with the same flies (even sometimes right before me) and not...
Forum: Flies 05-18-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Sculpin patterns?

Check out this company and their products as well as instructions.

FS Skulpin Bunny :: (
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Anyone use different size rods for stream conditions?

Multiple rods? Absolutely.
I take it you've never heard the analogy made between GOLF and FLY RODS?

It's true. You can tee off with a #5 fairway but you'd be better off with a #1 driver. And you...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 05-16-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By shotgunfly
Currituck Sound and NC Coast - beginner

Okay heading to NC and spending a few days near Corolla which gives me quick access to Currituck Sound and the coast.

I have a Buelah Bluewater 8/9 wt with a Cheeky MOJO 7/8/9 reel. Am...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 55,657
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Brown Trout Pics

This brown was a long time coming. Three years of hoping and about 30 attempts later I finally landed a good size brown on this famed technical spring creek.

I did my homework, taking note of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Weight of a fly rod

I have a ZG HELIOS 7wt w/big game fighting butt. I used to think that was a beast. It's a tip flex, stiff and when I got it, one of if not THE lightest 7wt around.

I also have a buelah 8/9wt...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Prescription sun glasses. Help!

I think my oakley polarized, and color for streams and prescription were $400?
Totally worth it.

Getting a pair of COSTA rx glasses next. Prescription has changed a little, but not so much that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Starting Out/Beginning Musky

Thanks everyone. Should be geared up by the end of this week and hitting the river next week. We're getting 2-3 inches of rain this week and hopefully things will clear up soon.

Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Starting Out/Beginning Musky

Thanks. Also talking to a bud that says a 10/11 wt might be a better rod to have the power to throw bigger flies, since sometimes they key in on big flies and will ignore smaller stuff (9wt). I get...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 149
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Happy birthday jp

Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-28-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Will using a cone too large for the hook rotate the fly?

Hmm. How well balanced is the material at the head of the fly (just behind the cone)? Is there too much material on one side that might be turning it?

I suspected that was happening on flies that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By shotgunfly
Starting Out/Beginning Musky

Hi, forgive my ignorance. I'm getting into some musky fly fishing and am hoping I can get some input. I've started more seriously going after smallmouth and I'm aware that musky run in these same...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,547
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Fish Mortality Rate with 1 & 2 Wt Rods

So you do practice C&R, why? Seems to me that'd be more like being 20min out of a cave, not 10 min out of the cave.
Forum: Other Gear 04-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,510
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Those clip-on magnifier things...

I have several flip focals in 2.5x and 3.5x power. I leave 1 in the glove box, 2 at the tying bench, one on my hat and keep another in my fly sling bag (along with spare nippers and hemostats).

Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: nomad nets

I have two. One pre Fishpond USA buyout and a shorter one with the newer fishpond graphics. No difference in build, they are both strong and light.
The brodin has been relegated to tenkara use.
Forum: Gear Reviews 04-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,745
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Orvis Battenkill II Click and Pawl Reel Review

I bought this as a cheap throw on for a st croix imperial (made in USA) 4wt. For $98 you can't beat it. It's right there along side the Redington drift, but the Battenkill is slightly lighter which...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 46,571
Posted By shotgunfly
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

Go out for my bday. Landed some good sizers. Lost a beauty trying to perfect the selfie the hog slipped out of the net— touché!
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