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Forum: Southeast U.S. 09-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: October Redfishing guide for Charleston, SC

Thanks for the referral. Do you have any experience with this company?
I appreciate your help.
Racine
Forum: Fly Rods 09-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By racine
Re: Albright...

...or that the ferrule worked itself loose from casting and you hooked a nice fish and played him with the loose ferrule. That can crack your rod. It did so to an older Winston of mine. It's hard...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 09-18-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By racine
Question October Redfishing guide for Charleston, SC

I did a brief search here and couldn't find any suggestions for local Redfishing in October near the Charleston, SC area. I'll be there from the 14th-18th for a conference and wanted to get out for...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-18-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By racine
Re: Albright...

Yes, I think you're overreacting. I had to replace a section after a canoe accident and that wasn't too bad. BTW, I paid around $120 ea. for 2 A5s and have enjoyed both rods immensely before and...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By racine
Re: question on a rod weight fellas

I've caught 18" feisty rainbows with my Sage 3 wt. It's a ton of fun but I damn near killed that last trout bringing him to net. I had to revive him for a good 5" and he was still stunned as I sat...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-26-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,732
Posted By racine
Re: Does made in USA matter?

As a young professional starting a family and buying my first house, I bought what I could afford. That was a Cortland rod and Ross reel. Work and family became my priority and fishing took a back...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: William Joseph Stripping Basket Modifcation

That's a great idea. I for one love having my "Liam Jose" wading basket and it is so versatile as a basket, a wading belt, and has loops to attach my wading staff and my net leashs to. A few years...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,664
Posted By racine
Re: Best 5wt for $150?

"The Best" would be very subjective to many folks. My subjective suggestion would be the Albright A5NS at $150 that's actually made in Korea. I'm on a quest to find the best 5wt for myself as well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,648
Posted By racine
Re: Abel Hemostats

I hope that after you clip or pin those zingers, you clamp those pricey pliers tips to your vest for extra security. This way those unobtanium clamps are secured two ways. We got too many gadgets but...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By racine
Re: Drying Boots ?

I got the PEETs as a present and I use them for all my shoes and boots-ski, wading, hunting, and even hiking boots that are wet. The boots are dry by morning.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By racine
Re: Lamson Velocity Reels

I have 2 for 3-4 wt and 5-6wt. They are excellent reels but mine were pre-alox. They have some marks but fish very well and handled some screaming trout runs into my backing several times on bigger...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By racine
Cool Re: I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

It's a state of mind for me working and living in SW Mississippi, on the blues trail for this high country drifter. I believe there was an older ski resort in Colorado named Purgatory. In the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By racine
Re: Oh Man the high country is Gorgeous!

It's seven steps to heaven for me... and a whole world away from everything else.
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,621
Posted By racine
Re: Favorite Fly Shop

Anglers All in Littleton, CO
Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, MT
Uptown Angler in New Orleans, LA

before they closed;
The Morning Hatch in Tacoma, Wa
Blue Ribbon Flyshop in Mountain...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By racine
Smile I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

I can see all obstacles in my way...
Gents, after nearly 10 years in Purgatory, I've finally been offered a position in Grand Junction, CO. I'm ready to leave the south, it's heat, it's muddy water...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-20-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Yikes, that looks pretty much what the other routes looked like. I saved some money skipping my annual stress test for this. Unfortunately my hiking boots both blew out their soles, I had to hike...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,203
Posted By racine
Re: How do you carry.......?

Only in those states with big omnivorous animals! Yellowstone for example. My first visit to fish greeted me with 3 Grizz in one day! Granted they were 50-100 yards away but how was:icon_sad: I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 965
Posted By racine
Re: 3 wt advice

I have an older Sage SLT 3wt/ 7.5' for those streams yet it's capable of casting to 50 feet. Frankly I've been mulling adding a Winston BIIIX, ZXL in a 4 or 5wt but for the money, I've really...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,648
Posted By racine
Re: Abel Hemostats

If they're well made you'll never have to replace them. We use those gold, carbide tipped needle drivers day in and out for years until we've worn out the carbide from thousands of needles or...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-29-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By racine
Re: RMNP fishing

I just love this park and though it's got big fish it humbles one quite often. I got some nice browns on the Big Thompson and I would have wandered further in for some of those greenback cutts but...
Forum: Other Gear 07-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,330
Posted By racine
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

I should chime in about my second pair of LL Beans Aquastealth Grey Ghosts. I guess what I like is the versatility of hiking into a canyon with them dry, wading then putting a gortex or similar...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By racine
Re: Stripping Basket Idea;

I've a dedicated one for the salt where it's needed-BVKs I think. For smaller rivers the William Joseph does a competent job for casts under 70 ft and doubles as a belt that also tethers my net,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,648
Posted By racine
Re: Abel Hemostats

Well actually yes, but then that's why they sell upwards of $300. I see Abel's products intended for those interested in quality for a lifetime of use.
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By racine
Thumbs up Re: 27.5" bow on 7x on a zebra midge

Excellent work taking that fish! You make the MFF club look proud. I hope you can make a presentation at the next meeting and share your experience. Hope you can make the October trip as well. ...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-23-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By racine
Re: RMNP fishing

I think I'll join you on the river. I'm visiting from out of town and my usual accommodations are full up on the Eagle River. Deckers would be almost as close but it may be a tad too warm this time...
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