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Forum: Fly Reels 07-11-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By bmbailes
Re: Allen Trout ll gunmetal question

i own several Allens! and really like the Trout II in gunmetal( i have 3). I also have an ATS reel and it is basically in black only and a smaller reel. ideal for brookie streams and shorter 2-3wt...
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 07-09-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By bmbailes
Re: FS Allen Icon 6WT WF Line

got it! sent my info back.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Custom Echo!

I have quite a collection of glass 4wts and this is my favorite by far! Next in line would be my 7' Kettle Creek blank but its fast glass. The Echo is nice and smooth...very similiar to the old...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Custom Echo!

$130... but well worth it!
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 07-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By bmbailes
FS Allen Icon 6WT WF Line

i have used this line twice and doesnt suite my casting style. great line but i tend to use heavy bass tapers. will sell for sold
Forum: Fly Rods 07-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By bmbailes
Custom Echo!

i just got my Echo Glass 4wt back for Woronoco Flyrods! this rod has been my favorite for awhile but i hated the grip, as it was covered in tons of filler that fell out. Echo was very willing to make...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 63,597
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

some bass on glass from the weekend:)

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/bailebr3/bassglass_zps68acd45c.png (http://s250.photobucket.com/user/bailebr3/media/bassglass_zps68acd45c.png.html)
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Streamer junkies!

Ard, i just looked thru your streamer thread an dit has me itching to try some traditional winged streamers:) i think i'll tie some and take them to some skinny tailwater and use my fast 4wt:)...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Streamer junkies!

Its a great feeling!! I'm a big fan of kelly galloup and follow his method of tying unweighted articulated streamers. Even in small creeks I use them with an intermediate tip line. 3asy to cast and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Streamer junkies!

Seems like everyone so far likes a 6wt. I believe its ideal for most of my fishing too. The 8wt is best for big water and heavy flows.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Streamer junkies!

Nice! I think we need to make this a "trout caught with big streamer" thread:)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By bmbailes
Streamer junkies!

I wanted to throw this topic out there...how many of yall are addicted to tossing sink lines and meaty streamers to trout? I can't get enough of it!! I love watching the streamers move in the water,...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,824
Posted By bmbailes
Re: 2014 5-weight Shootout: Fly Rod Review and Test

i'm glad to see the Mystic Reaper in Silver! i have a 4wt and love it for my general purpose trout rod!
Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Cabelas CGr rods coming back ?

yep and at $130, they are gonna be a steal! i'll be grabbing a 7/8wt
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-23-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 63,597
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

Hit the creek by the house yesterday...lately i've been carrying just assorted bottoms up streamers and boogle bugs:) the blue has really been producing! love this TFO Mangrove too!
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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Trips for casting heavy streamers

ok, i think i would tie up a different leader. i use 4' of 30lb and 2' of 15lb, thats it. and that is for slow flows...under 200cfs. anything with alot of current i use 2' of 35lb and 1' of 15lb. you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Trips for casting heavy streamers

yeah an 8wt should cast them very easily! something else is going on.....what leader are you using? length and strength? with a strong leader you should be able to turn over medium pike flies.

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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Trips for casting heavy streamers

definitely use the belgian cast and heavier rod. i was wondering....what weight were you throwing the circus peanut with? i use a 6wt for lots of kelly galloups flies. his tend to have little or no...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Building Streamer Leaders

i guess i shouldve added....what type of water are you fishing these leaders?

since that can widely vary! some guys have to fish full sinking and super short and others like me fish small to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By bmbailes
Building Streamer Leaders

so i'm getting ready to restock my flouro and was curious to what everyone does....i fish in mostly warmwater creeks and rivers( 50-150cfs) so my setup is either a 6wt or 8wt with intermediate tip...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 63,597
Posted By bmbailes
Re: warmwater pics

with all the rain we have had lately, i hit some tiny spring creeks by the farm and found some lil jewels on the glass rod
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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By bmbailes
Re: Sunfish with a UL fly rod!

my humble advice...get a 3 or 4wt glass rod! it will bend just like a 1wt with a panfish on. i had a few ultralight setups but i sold all of them after getting my first 4wt glass:) now i have a...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bmbailes
Re: TFO Mangrove help

thanks! i settled on a heavy front tapered 6wt intermediate tip line. fishing alot of shallow runs the int. will keep me from snagging but still get the streamer under the surface. its a sweet rod...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By bmbailes
TFO Mangrove help

so i have a 6wt Mangrove being delivered today! i cast a few of them and decided on a 6wt to fill a niche in my setups. i needed a rod dedicated to throwing small to medium streamers ( zonkers to sex...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-29-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By bmbailes
TFO Axiom lightweight?

does anyone own an Axiom in the 4 or 5wt configuration? i'm curious as to how you have it setup. a local shop has a 4wt on sale and i was thinking of adding it to my 4wt rack as a small water...
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