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Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By dakotakid
Re: New rod to buy

Welcome Vector.

There are members with far more experience than I, but I'll throw out a couple of suggestions anyway. If you strictly want to stay below $200, then two options are:
1) Redington...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-19-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 310
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Head cement options?

What do you use to thin it, lacquer thinner or something else?

Forum: Other Gear 05-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By dakotakid
Re: sunglasses


Just curious, do you remember if you and the guide had the same color lenses? I recently bought a pair of Cocoons (fit-over) sunglasses with amber lenses. As mentioned by Scotty, I...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-12-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Crappie and sunfish(and dogfish)

If the crappie and panfish are near the bottom, I have real good luck with the John Montana hybrid carp fly ( The weight gets it...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Rising Lippa4life

I also have the Fish Grip and highly recommend it. Haven't had it as long as Rip Tide, but it's a winner (inexpensive, durable, locking grip, easy to release the grip, light weight and doesn't harm...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

One of the best lines I've read on this forum. I think (and laugh) about it often.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 572
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Fly Vise Help

The vice shoot-out by Fly Fish Ohio might be of interest to you, especially since they group the options into price ranges.

Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish Ohio!...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By dakotakid
Re: My $50 redington 4 wt outfit

Though I don't need another 4 wt fly combo, I certainly wouldn't have been able to walk away from that deal. Good job!
Forum: Other Gear 04-17-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Waders for a beginner. Thinking Redington Crosswater. Any thoughts?

I'd spend thirty dollars more and get the White River Fly Shop Osprey stocking foot breathable waders from Bass Pro.

White River Fly Shop Osprey Chest-High Stocking-Foot Breathable Waders for Men...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,090
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Considering the reel is mainly a line holder for lower weight fly line setups, the Cabela's Prestige Premier fly reel would also be an option. It's slightly heavier than the Redington Drift reel...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 675
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Source you use for tying?

As previous members already mentioned, there are many good on-line shops for fly tying materials.

Some that I've used more frequently than others:

Bob Marriotts
Casters Fly Shop
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Practice casting on the snow. Is it a bad thing?

Practicing with a cold water line on snow shouldn't cause any problems. However, if you are practicing for a trip to the Caribbean or other warm destination, don't practice with a tropics grade line...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Entry level vise and tools

If at all possible, try a vise before buying it. There a lot of options and what works for someone else may not be the best fit for you.

I took a free fly tying class at Cabelas and therefore had...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Boats and other things that float

Though motorized boats are great, I love kayaks and canoes. My new ride is a Native Slayer kayak, which is great for fly fishing. I'm enjoying it immensely....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-02-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Stupid saltwater hook size question

You aren't losing your mind. There is very little consistency and uniformity with regards to fly hook size numbering. To confirm this, download the Gamakatsu product catalog from their website...
Forum: Forum Polls 03-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By dakotakid
Re: New to Fly Fishing, Limited Sale, Which rod would you choose?

Don't know anything about those rods, but can tell you it's much easier to travel with a four piece rod.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Snow Practice

Definitely use a coldwater line to practice. A buddy of mine practiced with his tropical line in Illinois in the Winter prior to a trip to the Keys. Ended up cracking his line in multiple places.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

I have a Native Slayer kayak and my most useful accessories are:

1) Rod holder that can be utilized for both fly and spinning gear
Forum: Fly Lines 02-08-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Got myself confused

In case you decide on Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Saltwater or RIO Tarpon fly lines, they are on sale at for $54.95.

Product List - Fly Lines , Spey, Dressings & Backing - Close...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By dakotakid
Re: 3D printed reels

I'm very familiar with 3D Printing, having sold these types of specialty resins for many years. 3D Printing is excellent technology for generation of models, prototypes, investment casting patterns,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,302
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

If trying to reduce costs and you are close to a Cabelas, try Mustad or Eagle Claw hooks. With Mustad, you typically get 50 hooks for same prices as Tiemco sells 25 hooks. With Eagle Claw you get...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Looking for Fly Tying Vise

I have the Danvise and am very happy with it.

In case you haven't already seen the fly tying vise shootout by Fly Fish Ohio, check out the following.
Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,922
Views: 265,480
Posted By dakotakid
Re: What have you been tying today?

Question for tbblom:
Like the shrimp pattern. Please clarify what materials were used. I'm not clear on what you did for the body. Is there a clear coating on it or did you tie a film over it?
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Moving North

It's a big change, but sounds like fun. I retired early a couple years ago and have to admit that, at the time, I was a bit unsure of how easily I'd keep myself occupied. We sold our house and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel and Rod Combo Advice

Forgot to mention, if you go to Cabelas they might try to convince you to buy the Prestige Collection Fly outfit because it fits your budget and includes all kinds of accessories. Avoid this because...
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