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Forum: Fly Reels 06-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By risenfly
Re: What do YOU look for in a reel?

Thanks for the info guys!

I've owned foreign and us reels. plastic, cast, and cnc. I haven't been disappointed in hardly any of them (don't EVER buy a reel on ebay for .01 and expect it to work...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By risenfly
Re: got my First rob set up

Now you only need 30 more rods and reels, 5,000 more flies, 6 more packs, more tippet, cutters, indicators, hats, fancy shirts, and... and... and...

Enjoy the addiction we all call fly fishing and...
Forum: Other Gear 06-23-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By risenfly
Re: Rod transportation

I just can't come to understand people putting their rods on the outside of their car exposed to the elements. You spend $300 on a reel and $500 on a rod and drive down the road with it attached to...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-23-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By risenfly
Re: What do YOU look for in a reel?

Awesome Vid Mosca! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Flies 06-22-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By risenfly
Re: Tapering bodies ??'s

Get some lead tape. Find it online or even in the golf section of your local sporting goods store. It's easier to taper your flies and a bit easier to work with too. Cut it to fit your needs.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By risenfly
What do YOU look for in a reel?

These days reels are all across the board. Cheap plastics all the way to anodized CNC with crazy designs, waterproof complex drag systems, and off the wall color schemes. So what aspects of a reel...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,975
Posted By risenfly
Re: Your biggest fish on a fly?

Didgeridoo, that pike has interesting marks because it's a musky! Awesome fish with great predatory insinct.

Also, I think your channel cat is actually a blue cat. They can get massive.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,069
Posted By risenfly
Re: How did you get "hooked" on flyfishing?

I can honestly say I have no clue how I started fly fishing. I fished here and there with a spinning outfit for bass, bluegill and tossed some rooster tails and powerbait for trout as a teenager. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,975
Posted By risenfly
Re: Your biggest fish on a fly?

My biggest fish is a salmon, but my favorite large fish is this smallie from my home waters in PA. 19 3/4 in and just massive. I couldn't even come close to wrapping my thumb and middle finger...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By risenfly
Re: few pictures from this evening!

Brookie is darker body with lighter spots
Brown is lighter body with darker spots.


to get more specific brookies are known for the "vermiculations" on its back. (worm like pattern) and also the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,186
Posted By risenfly
Re: If fly-fishing was the sole factor in determining where to live . . .

Kamchatka.... ohh you said US.

I haven't done as much travelling as I'd like, but that will be coming up soon. Montana and Alaska should be done in the next 3 years. 2 kids under 2 has hindered...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 59,061
Posted By risenfly
Re: Putting a face to the name

I'm fairly new to this board and you guys all seem great. Pretty involved in a board for my home state and meet a lot of guys on stream who know me from there.


I hail from the great state of PA...
Forum: Flies 06-19-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By risenfly
Re: Cheap Flies???

I can't remember the last fly I purchased, but I've heard NOTHING but good reviews from my friends who have purchased from here.

Fly Fishing Flies, The Fly Stop, Discount Fly Fishing, Trout &...
Forum: Flies 06-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,381
Posted By risenfly
Re: Do we really need so many?

Let me preface this in saying I probably have over 1000 flies in my boxes.

I think you fish the patterns you have confidence in better and probably tend to catch more fish due to that. (or it's...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-16-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By risenfly
Re: Backing to fly line question?

First order of business is tying a good knot. No amount of glue or adhesive will fix a bad knot.


Learned that on my first king salmon last fall.....
Forum: Fly Lines 06-16-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By risenfly
Re: Hand-woven tapered leaders

Check out Cutthroats leaders (ad on top of page)

They were nice enough to donate some of their products to one of my events I attended a few weeks back. Got a chance to look at them and they are...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By risenfly
Re: Replacing the welded loop

I'm in the "nail knot a section of mono" boat.


One piece of advise I can give you is once you cut the welded loop off the end of your line, make sure you seal the tip. Water can get into the...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-16-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By risenfly
Re: Organizing Leaders!?

Use bread bag ties (twistie ties) to keep your leaders looped up and free of tangles.

I carry a few leaders on me, but they're specific for situations. (nymphing, dries, streamers, etc) I use loop...
Forum: Flies 06-16-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By risenfly
Re: Poppers ?

Been tying up some poppers in the last few days using ear plugs. Whole one for bass, cut in half for bluegill. very cheap and we'll see how they fish. I expect it to work quite well, but not be as...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-16-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,402
Posted By risenfly
Re: WF or DT for 3wt.

The DT and WF lines are EXACTLY the same for the first 40 or so feet of the line. (in the same model and manufacturer). The difference is a WF line has running line to the end, and the DT is...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-16-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,021
Posted By risenfly
Re: 3 Rod Challenge

For the type of fishing I enjoy it's fairly easy.

7' 6" 3wt. I love little mountain streams and fish them often. Perfect for this, or even the bluegill pond.


9'5wt. All around, but not...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By risenfly
Re: New guy to the Sport... Help

I've caught bass with a 5wt, but it's not always ideal. Anything from a 6-8wt will work just fine. A 6 will also be a nice streamer outfit for trout, but as said before an 8 will be serviceable to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 18,532
Posted By risenfly
Re: Steelhead Pics

Gotta love the pink worm. Erie tribs in PA.


http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/ryguyfi/DSCF1925.jpg
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,181
Posted By risenfly
Re: Brook Trout Pictures

One of my most recent favorites. Almost a pink rather than red belly. Also give you guys a look at an Eastern Brookie.

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy161/ryguyfi/2011%20Fishing/DSCF1693.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,819
Posted By risenfly
Re: Little tricks to share

When snagged on the bottom, throw a MASSAVE roll cast to get the line to the other side of the snag. Then try to flip your fly out from the snag. This will get the line to have slack against the...
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