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Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 42
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Posted By Walter1023
Re: Furled leaders: Are they right for me?

Considering the high costs of most fly fishing accessories......spending $4.95 for a quality tapered leader....which is your terminal tackle (ie: MOST IMPORTANT TACKLE).....is a bargain. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 808
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Furled leaders: Are they right for me?

I've tried furled leaders years ago (not Cutthroat brand) but I still prefer my mono Tapered leaders. One standard 9 foot mono leader tapered to 3x lasts me indefinitely because I add a tippet ring...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Can't afford a Sage . . recommendations?

I got my two high end rods by waiting for them to go on clearance at 40% or more off.....which they almost always inevitably do....and they became Mid priced rods. My Sage XP and Hardy Zenith are...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Fishing in the UK vs. USA

I wouldn't trade our system for anywhere else in the world and I'm generally against the idea of "privatized" rivers/waterways. I would endorse the idea of a revolution against any group of people...
Forum: Other 01-26-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Trout Fishing In Germany 2005 "Long Story"

Hey Fred.....I hear you. Its apparently not as perfect as I'd like in all places. I can say specifically about Ct. (I'm a NY resident) that access on their biggest rivers - The Housatonic and The...
Forum: Other 01-26-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,397
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Trout Fishing In Germany 2005 "Long Story"

My family is of German origin and although born in the USA it was my first language as a small child - now of course while I can get by in a conversation a lot of my fluency has been compromised. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Cortland Brook Series 7 ft 3 weight

Thanks for the info....I actually was hoping it was a faster 3 weight so that part at least makes me happy. The couple of streams I had in mind when buying this rod are on the smaller side and...
Forum: Northeast 01-24-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Fishing holiday from the UK

Darans.....I missed this post...I second exactly what loop said. Roscoe is called Trout Town USA.....and while there are no guarantees about freestone water levels of the Beaverkill and...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Walter1023
Cortland Brook Series 7 ft 3 weight

I made a serious vow to myself never to buy any more flyrods....as I can not justify any rational basis for having anymore - so why did I buy this rod when I already own Three 3 weights (6 1/2 ft...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,001
Posted By Walter1023
Smile Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

:)

My poor attempt at dry humor when I cant wet a flyline. The fact is those percentages are subject to change.
Forum: Flies 01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,001
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

I hope you realize that all the answers received thus far are mere "OPINION"...none are actually fact....which really bothers me as many here hold themselves out to be experts.

I believe the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Awesome Documentary

This is the closest I can get to watching it in the Northeast this teaser.....having said that - it looks like an amazing piece Still can't picture Heaven exceeding what already exists.....
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Forum: Fly Rods 01-16-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Hardy Zenith, I have to ask...

I also got a zenith last year during the closeout the rod has been used ALOT and nothing like you experienced happened that being said...THEY SHOULD JUST SEND YOU A NEW ONE.....end of story ...
Forum: Northeast 01-16-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Islamberg in Upper Delaware town of Hancock, NY

Maybe they should start. If they are anything like me.....it would dominate their life, thoughts and focus so much and they'd become so obsessed that worrying about infidels would be the last thing...
Forum: Northeast 01-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Walter1023
Islamberg in Upper Delaware town of Hancock, NY

I was thrown off when I was watching the news a few days ago and the guest was talking about the top "5" suspected domestic islamic training centers on the authorities "watchlist". Number one was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,255
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Opinion on chinese or korean built rods?

As others have said I would never assume a Korean or Chinese made rod is inherently "less quality" simply based on location. Samsung is a south Korean company.....yet in my humble opinion their...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-09-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,457
Posted By Walter1023
Re: A good 4wt 9ft?

This is my favorite length and weight for most of my dry fly needs......
My #1 is what you said you already have...Hardy Zenith

however - a very close 2nd and price wise my favorite steal is...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-07-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Tying with Klinkenhammer hooks

That's a great price. If anyone is interested in buying them in "25 packs" J. Stockard is having their January hook sale at 15% off.....$4.28 per 25
I just ordered some....they have them in sizes...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Winter Midges

Very Nice flies Flytire.....I see you are from Ct....do you use them much on the Farmington one of my favorite rivers. I imagine they work just fine on any river

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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Tying with Klinkenhammer hooks

Hey guys.......thanks for the comments. My own technique on emergers with "tails" is I simply "wet" them myself before I even cast the dry fly. I find it easily breaks the surface as it should...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Tying with Klinkenhammer hooks

Sorry Jaybo......I initially missed you question on body materials.....
The abdomen is simply Clark and Coats Polyester Thread that I buy from Walmart (available in most craft or sewing stores) in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-04-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 377
Posted By Walter1023
Tying with Klinkenhammer hooks

Just got 2 packages of these daiichi klinkenhammer hooks.....I really like them (on the vice anyway - I'll have to wait a few months to field test them). With apologies to Hans van Klinken I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Tippet rings?

I swear by tippet rings and I fish primarily dry. I start with a standard tapered 9 foot leader tapered to 3x.....I then add tippet ring and start adding 4x 5x 6x etc. for whatever my fly and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,423
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Your name?

You finally solved it for me.....I thought he looked familiar but I never made it to Alaska nor recalled meeting him - but its all the movies i saw him in.

By the way.....my name is Walter ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Walter1023
Re: A Great Time to be a New Fly Fisher !

Forget about equipment.....what about the learning curve ?? technology (ie: the internet...this forum....you tube) gives you the answer to any related question or technique in a nano second ...
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