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Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,252
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Fly Fishing Boats?

Check out the Riverhawk B52 Duck Boat...it's like the Gheenoe only it is COMPLETELY open inside...with flat floor for walking fore and aft. It comes with removeable pedestal seats that swivel so you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2009, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,373
Posted By ducktrooper
Sage Launch vs. Orvis Clearwater II?

I've been wanting to get a 4 wt. rod for some time now for nymphing mostly and use on low water and smaller rivers. Pretty much narrowed my research down the the Launch and Clearwater II based on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,252
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Fly Fishing Boats?

take a look at Riverhawk Boats...index.html (http://www.riverhawkboats.com). I bought the b52 Duck Boat for FF and duckhunting. It's roomy, very stable, and runs like a charm with a 10 or 15 HP or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By ducktrooper
sink rate type choice?

I'm thinking of getting Type 6 sink tip fly line with 15' sink tip. With the rate at 5-6" per second, would there ever be situations where this rate is too fast? Most of time I'd be using in knee to...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: flyshopcloseouts and its quality?

I had a great buying experience as I bought my first outfit, a 9' 5wt. TFO Pro rod with Orvis Mid Arbor Battenkill. There prices are excellent on what they offer.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,046
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Suggestions on quality sink tip fly line?

Thank you Frank and Pescador.....what are advantages of 10' tip vs 15'? I'm pretty sold on the RIO DC sink tip line.....type 4 seems to be nice compromise as well as it still would allow for a little...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,046
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Suggestions on quality sink tip fly line?

thanks for the feedback. A few more questions if I may.....

is a DC or Density Compensating sink tip better than and standard sink tip fly line for stripping streamers?

What sink rate is best...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,046
Posted By ducktrooper
Suggestions on quality sink tip fly line?

I need suggestions on which type sinking line or sink tip line with work best with my Redington CD reel(5/6) and RS3 rod, 9' 6wt. I fish mostly AR tailwaters and Spring River and plan to put this...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 10-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Fly fishing spots in Napa/Sonoma area?

Thanks for the tips..MBWCC....can you suggest a good fly shop nearby that I could pick up flies from and that would have an idea of what they're hitting on? I assume with low water it would be...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 10-06-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By ducktrooper
Fly fishing spots in Napa/Sonoma area?

Hello...my wife and I will be in Calistoga CA in early Nov. and I'd like to fly fish for trout/steelhead. Are there any rivers worth trying within an hour? Also, any suggestions on guides? THanks..
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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Redington package deal

Hey Thrashwater.....I purchased the same combo last week at Bass Pro in Memphis, only I paid $229. I've researched thoroughly and only read really good things about the rod and reel. Many think the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Konic vs Okuma SLV

Thanks....I couldn't find the barstock thread. The TICA looks like a great reel for the money.....why aren't more people using them? I did some searches and couldn't find any reviews. Are they an...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By ducktrooper
Konic vs Okuma SLV

Is there a significant performance difference between these two larger arbor reels? Konic is $120 and Okuma is $60. I've read good threads on both so I'm wondering why pay more.

This will be for...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-14-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By ducktrooper
Need NC area fishing advice

I'm planning on visiting my brother in Charlotte for a couple days and would like to take him fly fishing somewhere within 2 hours if possible. Any suggestions for good areas to wade and guide...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By ducktrooper
Suggestions for streamer rod?

I fish a lot of tailwaters in AR and it's mostly either streamer fishing or nymphing. I like my TFO Pro 5wt for all around but it doesn't handle the heavier bugs and lines very well. Sometimes I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,265
Posted By ducktrooper
Wader back support belts?

I'll probably be getting one of these belts but can't decide which one. The Simms and Cabelas models appear to be wider than the Fishpond but don't have the D loops. Comfort and support are most...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,822
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Bargain Waders

I borrowed some Dan Bailey's barebones recently and loved them. Great fit and quality for the $$. Also, I bought Columbia Steelheads on clearance with Cabelas for $99 and they've been fantastic....
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,211
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: best wading shoes....not boots?

Has anyone tried the Merrell WaterPro Utra or Maipo? Both look like great shoes.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,211
Posted By ducktrooper
best wading shoes....not boots?

I'm interested in what others have found to be comfortable and slip resistant shoes for wading without waders? I have Chota boots and love them but with summer here..I will start wading in shorts on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-22-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Need different rod for streamers?

Thanks Frank...those options really help and make sense as they allow me to avoid having to buy another rod and yet still get the fly to sink quickly. They also should help with making the cast a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-22-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Need different rod for streamers?

Thanks. A few follow ups. If I'm standing in 3'-4' of water to cast across stream to the deeper channel, how can I possibly roll cast? Once I have all that floating line at my waist from stripping,...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-21-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: Need different rod for streamers?

That's correct. I had about 5' of 5x tippet attached to the sinking line. My regular line is Rio Grand 5WF.
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-21-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
Posted By ducktrooper
Need different rod for streamers?

I'm a newbie so please go easy...have FF about 5 times now, mostly nymphing and wet flies. I'd like to know if I should get another rod and keep it rigged for streamer fishing? I had a heck of a time...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-16-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By ducktrooper
bright colored fishing kayaks...spooky?

I'm seriously considering getting an Ocean Malibu Tandem Kayak for flyfishing mostly tailwaters in Arkansas. My concern is they only come in orange or yellow....will that spook trout in shallow water...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,484
Posted By ducktrooper
Re: WF vs. double taper?

OK, I've narrowed my choices to Rio Grand 5WF or Gold 5WF. Seems like the Grand will load better and the Gold will mend better. What other considerations if most fishing is being done on small...
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