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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-23-2013, 02:28 PM
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Posted By boltface
Re: A Vise for Christmas - Revised

An update this this thread.

Grandson after much Googling and You Tube watching decided on the Dyna-King Trekker. I found a 10% off coupon so that made it slightly easier to swallow for his...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By boltface
Re: A Vise for Christmas - Revised

I found a discussion of Trekker vs Traveler on anther board that he is looking at now.

My concern at the beginning of this fly fishing journey was that he would get bored in a couple of months...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By boltface
Re: A Vise for Christmas - Revised

Thanks for the ideas. He started this back in March on his birthday. I bought an estate sale on ebay with vise and lots of tying material and built him a work station. Also Orvis has a buy $50 and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-18-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By boltface
A Vise for Christmas - Revised

It's me again. Grandson after much you tube watching and talking with his friends has added another vise to the mix. I think he is unknowingly following in my foot steps of working your way up in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-13-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By boltface
Re: A Vise for Christmas

Thank you very much for the replies!

By the way I didn't pick out the two vises I mentioned, grandson did. So obviously this is not going to be a surprise. All the stuff back at his birthday in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-13-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 821
Posted By boltface
A Vise for Christmas

My grandson started fly fishing this past Spring and has been using an inexpensive vise I got on ebay. He's used a rotary vise one of his friends has and really liked it plus his current vise has...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-29-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By boltface
Re: Bamboo Fly Rod - 7'6" 3 piece (with extra tip) 4 wt

Thanks for the input folks. I passed.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-29-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By boltface
Re: Bamboo Fly Rod - 7'6" 3 piece (with extra tip) 4 wt

This was posted on a local Craig's List.

It turns out the maker is Weis and after a night of thought he decided he wants "at least a couple of hundred".
Forum: Fly Rods 03-28-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By boltface
Bamboo Fly Rod - 7'6" 3 piece (with extra tip) 4 wt

Lightly used, great condition. Excellent casting and a presentation. Interchangeable tips provide slightly different actions. Custom built.
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Forum: Fly Rods 02-25-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By boltface
Re: Rods breaking on first use

Having nothing to do with fly rods but back in my working days there were expected to be 'early life failures' sometimes called infant mortality. These were manufacturing defects which could not be...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-17-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

Guess I was an hour late on that one. Ordering the Scientific today.

Thanks to all that have chimed in on my exploratory entry into fly fishing. I appreciate your input.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

Uh Oh.
Craigs List just had a New still in the box TFO NXT 4 piece, 9', 5/6 combo posted for $85.

Any quick thoughts?
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

Thanks very much for the input. One of the concerns about the EC Combo is that I could never find any user comments. I've read some of the comments on the Scientific Trout and the problems...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

First thanks for the comments and advice.

My usual route in doing something like this is to start out with a low price and work my way up. After reading a lot I've decided to try my best to not...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

Thanks Joni I'll look for those.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

Rip Tide

Actually my concern is well stated in your tag line :)

"The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it...."

I just substituted cheaper for simpler.

Rip Tide &...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-15-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,722
Posted By boltface
Re: Best/Cheap rod you have

As a total newbie I have a very basic question?

When you talk about the Cabela's Cahill combo and the Eagle Claw rod are you able to make these very low end rod/reels sing because of your skill ?...
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