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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: whiting hackle prices

I just purchased some Whiting Pro Grade dun saddles @ about $30 each. That was expensive compared to the $15 Hareline saddles I used to get before the hair craze. I don't tie dry flies so am not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 107
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: whiting hackle prices

Yes, but still depends on exactly what you need & how much you're willing to spend. Some things the prices on are much higher now than they were before that hair craze started. :(
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 179
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

Works fine for jigs, but we are talking about flies, right?:rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 157
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Shoulder issues!

Sorry to hear it Irons! I deal with pain all the time. I was in a truck accident years ago & left with some nerve damage issues in the back of my left shoulder. Plus, as I've gotten older, arthritis...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 179
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

Chott2, your question is really too broad & general to give an accurate answer. Plus, we all favor different brands & specifications for our rods. If you give some additional information, as...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Saltwater Flies - Need advice

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful trip! :worthy:

You should contact your guide & get advice on flies, that would be your best bet. Generally, Bonefish flies are light colors for light bottoms...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Redfish on the fly (Charleston, SC)

Awesome! :worthy:

Were you sight fishing to these fish or blind casting?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Hook & Hackle Signature SS tool kit

I can agree with Rip! Hook & Hackle has been around a long time, so they're a well established & reputable business. I've bought from them in the past, but cannot comment on that kit as I've never...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How to learn to use a soft rod?

Ray, one suggestion about setting the hook. It's too easy to simply raise the rod, but a strip set works far better & doesn't rely on the rods flex. I've got into the habit of using the strip strike...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-13-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How to learn to use a soft rod?

Wow, Ray, real nice of you to look after your buddy like that! :shades: :rolleyes:

Not sure what to advise about the casting situation. I started with fiberglass rods, and still have a couple. It...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Bluegills on the fly (Tulsa, OK)

Good advise already given. Can't help with OK, but since you like dry flies you might consider small deer hair or foam flies. I like the foam back Humpies sometimes.

The DH flies in the pic below...
Forum: Share Patterns 04-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Halfbacks

I really like the looks of those! Awesome tying! :worthy:
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: is this true??

Atlantic Wolffish live in tropical waters & have big teeth. Doesn't look like a Wolf Fish, looks similar to the Largemouth Bass, but not sure that's the case.

Davidos11, it would help in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-13-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Bluegills on a Fly Rod

Not always the best, but I can agree with the most fun when using fly rods for them. I like using ultra light spinning tackle too sometimes.

They call them "pan" fish for a reason! Certainly one...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Indicator Fly Heresy!

There is tradition & there is stubbornness, and all too often they become the same. However, it still goes back to doing what you like & learning from the experience. If anyone chooses to stick with...
Forum: Other Gear 04-12-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Split shot or wrap around?

Red Owl, I once read an article by Doug Swisher (I think, but could have been Carl Richards) where they said they used copper/brass ferrules of different sizes as weight added to the leader. This...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Indicator Fly Heresy!

Very well said! IMO, that's really the point anyway as long as we stay within the laws & regulations, which is a whole different discussion!

However, there's nothing wrong with thinking about...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Indicator Fly Heresy!

Michael, IMO any of these details are what we each have to work out for ourselves & to suit ourselves. I stopped using purple Barneys because the occasional errant hook kept deflating them! [poke]
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 576
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Indicator Fly Heresy!

I prefer to use duck decoys, that way no one can accuse me of using a "bobber"! :rolleyes:

Seriously, some fly fishers spend too much time worrying about what others think of them or the methods...
Forum: Other Gear 04-11-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Split shot or wrap around?

I tried the Twist-ons many years ago when they were first introduced. They worked, but I really didn't like to use them. I don't care for split shot either, as calftail indicated, they can mash &...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Nymphing question, indicator no indicator and depth control.

I've never been a big fan of indicators, but do fish with floats on other tackle. The explanation that John gave sums up how I fish nymphs most of the time. I'm also not a big fan of split shot, so I...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: It has arrived!

Very Nice! :worthy:
Forum: Forum Polls 04-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,493
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What do you consider a "caught" fish?

Pretty much my sentiment. Has to only apply to C&R, as you have to get a fish in hand if you intend to keep it. I release most fish, but some species, particularly panfishes will keep to eat. If I'm...
Forum: Share Patterns 04-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Czech style nymph

Good stuff! Thanks for the post! :thumbsup:

I don't mind the beads or adding lead, but I do hate split shot.

I saw the thread in the J Stockard catalog, but had no idea about what I would use...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Just fishing

Lkyboots, many years ago a fly shop owner told me I had no business with a fly rod if I didn't fish for trout. That shops been long gone now. However, I learned that day about attitudes when it...
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