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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Cheap Travel

Jim:

Having just taken up the fly, IMHO don't leave your state for five years. You have at least 10 world class streams for wild trout. Just because the ole boys say it's nite time and a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Graphite rod + lightning = !!!

Once upon a time about 10 years ago...he was 57 then...waiting for a school of bonefish on the white sand flat south on Big Wood Key Andros...sage graphite in hand...on the west side afternoon summer...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-07-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Light Saltwater setup

Axel:

Assuming wind on the water fish won't recognize a 7,8,9,10 plop on the water. A 10 will cast small but a 7 won't cast large. Just vary the break tippet. Look for good used or demos to save...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,200
Posted By bonefish41
Re: opinions on Sage Xi2 & winston boron llx

Sorry guys about bold bad keyboarding thought it was italics
Forum: Fly Rods 07-06-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,200
Posted By bonefish41
Re: opinions on Sage Xi2 & winston boron llx

8 and 10 and 12; then as your addiction really takes hold fill in with 7 and 9 and 11but 11's are like a 16 gauge. With a spool diameter of 3.9" for the super 8 and 3.750 for the super 7 with spectra...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-05-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,200
Posted By bonefish41
Re: opinions on Sage Xi2 & winston boron llx

I also have shoulder issues and my stroke is shorter than most flats folks but I do aggressively haul when I need 60-70 feet of line and lots of thumb, if I remember to do so, at the end of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-29-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By bonefish41
Re: buying used rods

My POV salt flats and I don't fish offshore flyrods ...last time trouting last May the PM with my Wes Jordan 8' 7 wt two piece there was not enough time in the day to wait for it to cycle three...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By bonefish41
Re: First rod + reel advise?

Your in Boca...first drive south to Dania then Islamorada check out the sales and inventory of Worldwide Sportsman stores(BassProSalt)...you might find some demos or sales specific to those stores...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By bonefish41
Re: First rod + reel advise?

JA:

The saltwater Trio...8,10,12...start with 8 or 10 wt look used Sage Xi2, Loomis CC GLX...my best bargain pick would be a 2 piece Sage RPLX factory rod in 8 or 10 because it's two piece it will...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-19-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By bonefish41
Orvis Vortex (First Series)

Where all the first series direct drive USA or were some off-shore...I have a gold 5/6 with Made in USA on foot...if not then when and how to identify?
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,337
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Made in China?

It's just a choice we who fly fish must make. I chose not to purchase. However, if I was interested in and could afford real carved solid jade or an authentic Ming that would be another matter.
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Forum: Fly Reels 03-04-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,270
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Wild Paint Job

Frankie:

Us old men must have our toys
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,245
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Self guided wade fishing Florida Keys...HELP!

Anne's Beach incoming low tide and be patient for at least three hours...get away from the crowd if any and move in as it rises...close to deeper water...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Saltwater Newbie needs advice

Forgot to add:
In those rough and tumble places, I would try and find a good to excellent used old model fiberglass scrim models from Sage or Loomis or Winston...my preference would be Sage RPLX in...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-24-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Saltwater Newbie needs advice

JA:

The fish won't know whether you are throwing 8,9, or 10 on a typical day mostly 10 kts plus of wind...therefore if you want to be a sporting gentleman you can leader your 10 wt with 5 kg...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By bonefish41
Re: New Addition to my arsenal

TB:
It's tilapia on the golf course ponds...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Who would you fish with for one day?

Without being maudlin but so...it would be my father...were it not for him..I might be riding around in a golf cart...for Salt...Charlie Smith at 40 and Stu Apte at 40
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Quality products......

My RPLX 11 wt...Able 4N solid spool/back first model in camo...and a "relief pitcher" or back up reel a Teton Large Arbor 12...whilst its not the go to...it caught my largest fly rod Tarpon a while...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Guides....

All mine are salt...9wt tcr 16 and 20 strippers(SS framed gold cermat double foot) 6#6 recoil snakes and 2 #5; 10 wt tcr same; 10wt tcx 25, 20, 16( SS framed 25 double foot gold cermet, 20 and 16...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,337
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Made in China?

As long as I have a choice which in my lifetime I will either new or used..my fly rods and reels will be made usa. My abels are original steve abel and 100% usa and my rods are sage usa blanks,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By bonefish41
Re: To get a tarpon to take a fly

I'd try 2/0 'bout 3" color tan mainly hint yellow...tan hint chartruse...key IMHO is working slow to medium with a breaking wrist short strip...stop and drift...let the marabou work...loop knot...let...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 09-27-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By bonefish41
Re: To get a tarpon to take a fly

Try a gurgler type with some of the flotation cut away so that it suspends about 3-4 in. below surface...rabbit and maribou...work it slow...and let the tide/current work the marabou
Forum: Fly Reels 08-25-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By bonefish41
Re: $120, US-Made Fly Reel Smack-Down

What about Teton for the flaccid trouty...it's fully machined block Al... USA in CA
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Hypothetical Fly Fishing: Last Weapon of Choice

1/ sage rplx 10 wt
2/ abel 4N solid back and spool
3/ cortland 444 tropic plus 10 wt
4/ RIO butt tippet SeaG Fluro
5/ clouser, clouser clouser
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-21-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,596
Posted By bonefish41
Re: Best 8wt Saltwater Line?

I use 65 lb power pro on my 3N with 9 wt RIO Tropical clouser on a home built TCR blank...put more and thinner backing so that you will have the effect of a larger spool diameter when the line is out...
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