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Forum: Other Gear Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By factor
Re: LL Bean canvas/leather 3 tube rod bag.

That is a beautiful tube case- no doubt about it. For some reason, many folks like to trash talk LL Bean on different forums (not necessarily this one, but others I've frequented in the past). They...
Forum: Other Gear Today, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By factor
Re: Filson Vests

I enjoy my Filson Foul Weather Vest and have found myself grabbing it often for quick evening jaunts to the river this year. Like all Filson products, it has a very "old school, tough-as-nails" feel...
Forum: Forum Polls Today, 03:33 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,990
Posted By factor
Re: How Many Fly Rods Do You Own

Too many! I need to thin the herd...:)
Forum: Forum Polls Today, 03:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,000
Posted By factor
Re: Eat that fish, or release it?

While I probably release around 95% of the trout and salmon I catch each year, I have no problem keeping these fish to eat on occasion. Unfortunately, many fly fisherman have bought into the idea...
Forum: Forum Polls Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,763
Posted By factor
Re: Favorite number of rod pieces?

This is a great poll...its interesting to see where people's preferences lie on this. I rarely fly much anymore (would probably have voted 4 piece if that was the case). With that said, I'm really...
Forum: Forum Polls Today, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,377
Posted By factor
Re: Best starter rod outfit

I would absolutely recommend purchasing something from LL Bean when you're looking at lower priced starter outfits. If, for whatever reason, it doesn't last as it should-or you aren't happy with...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By factor
Re: Fooled a "Homeguard" Bonefish today...

Beautiful fish and a beautiful shot!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By factor
Re: Bad day to be a Bull Redfish

Little tricky to replicate a 3' Red with a fly huh? [poke] Good stuff...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By factor
Re: Gotta Love Bluefish

Yes they are! We see Blues up here from time to time- no doubt...big difference though from where you're located year in and year out.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By factor
Re: Need Advice: Reel for 9 wt

I'd recommend a used Hatch Finatic at that price point- call the factory if you are concerned about the warranty- I have a feeling they would help you out (if you ever needed it) even if you are the...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By factor
Re: Took a few Photos today

Love those! Thanks for sharing.

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Those Cliff boxes are great...I enjoy them as well.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By factor
Re: Gotta Love Bluefish

Very nice Rip Tide! Blues get a bad rap sometimes, but I really miss the days when they were thick here in Maine...the early 90's were a lot of fun up here with them!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By factor
Re: Reel Advice - 10wt BVK

I know many folks out there love their Nautilus, but I moved away from them a few years back. I had one and had a number of issues with it...ended up going back to Florida around three times and I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By factor
Re: Streamers and Leaders questions.

I do a lot of streamer fishing up here in Maine for Landlocked Salmon- as well as Brook Trout. My main streamer rig for the river (which sees a pile of salmon each year) is pretty simple. For...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By factor
Re: Fly line..

That's great- I love that ad!!! I'm a pretty big fan of Airflo lines nowadays...seem to last and perform best in my opinion. NONE of them are cheap however!
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,405
Posted By factor
Re: is Simms insane?

Keep in mind that while many products that Simms sells under their brand name are, in fact, made in the USA...many are not. This is a lot to get into, but I can tell you that I switched to Patagonia...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,014
Posted By factor
Re: Best fly reel $100-200

In that price range I'd also be looking hard at either a Lamson or a Ross that's on sale...check out Sierra Trading Post online...with online coupons for that store, I bet you'd get a great reel with...
Forum: Northeast Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By factor
Re: Acadia National Park and Mount Deseart Island Help

How did you make out on your trip here? Just a quick word on Big Eddy- if you ever come up this way again, don't think twice about spending a week or a few days there! I know the guy who runs this...
Forum: Northeast 07-29-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By factor
Re: Northern Maine Trip

Just about all of these spots mentioned are in my "back yard"- all around 3 hours away from the house here. :) Feel free to PM me when your time frame gets closer and I can try to point you in the...
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