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Forum: Southeast U.S. 12-13-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: Looking for trout in Georgia

Man oh man you've opened a can of worms now. Some sources indicate there are over 4,000 miles of trout streams in Ga. Mostly from Atlanta northward. Some of the best streams are in the mountains....
Forum: Gear Reviews 12-13-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,760
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: Sharkskin

re. sharkskin line:
havn't tried it, but there are other lines out there that sing through the guides even an old manufacturer Fenwick has a fly line out in optic green 7 wt.it has spirals going...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: Teaching others ???

This machine is not leaving me any room to type anything, forgive me if I mess things up as I am new to all of this and havn't spent as much time as I would like to on the computer...
As far as...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: chatbox.......

Feller's I've got one for you now...Since I love to cast distance where can I find a 6 wt. floating fly-line with a heavy belly, thats 150 ft. long and some good green color(not optic green, more of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-04-2007, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: Lookin' for Georgia Info

Hello Jim: What part of Georgia do you live in or wish to travel to?

I myself live in North Ga, in the mountain areas, there are a few lakes and ponds that have a few bream, and some lakes have...
Forum: Forum Polls 09-26-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,995
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: What Color Fly Rod Do You Like the Best?

Not only do I like green or olive, but I think the guides should be dark and not shiny chrome, the more the rod looks like a stick the better...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-18-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

Just join the two together with a needle-knot end to end with the thickest portion of the leader being the end result ruing into the end of each leader about 5/8 ths. of an inch the end sticks out...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-18-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

I am not familiar with the nomenclature of the SHIMAZAKI kit you are talking about, you have to insert the smaller end of the tapered leader in first and pull it all the way through to with-in a...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-18-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

Are you using just straight monofilament line for a leader?
If you are "bad girl"...
You need the taper in a tapered leader for proper turn-over, but I've done the same thing myself, some of the...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-18-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

Both fly lines are level at the point where you needle-knot them.
I use a tapered leader to do my dirty work, inserting the needle through the edge and out the end. You are actually using the...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-16-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

Practice...practice...practice...the 5.5 ft. rod was kind of a specialty rod, I have two of these rods, one a 3-4 wt. and the other a 4-5 wt. and I use one reel... with 4 wt. line on it...it seems I...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-16-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

Why do they call Lefty, Lefty?
Maybe because he's left-handed...some of his casting discs don't indicate that...I viewed one and he indicated you will cast this way or that way but you can only do...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-16-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

No actually I didn't throw it down to the backing because I needle-knotted an extra 45 feet of level fly-line to the level portion of the origal line
What it amounts to is I have a 127 foot fly line...
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-16-2007, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,703
Posted By steve l. johnson
Re: Casting Practice.

I have been casting rather intensively for the past two years, some of my sessions run several hours, several times a day, I work my schedule around my casting.
Some of my most intensive casting is...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-14-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By steve l. johnson
casting 4wt. 5.5 ft. rod

After reading one of the articles on casting light lines(3wt.) and the 7.5 ft. rod and the extraordinary distances obtained, or said to be able to obtain(15-25 feet) I was rather shocked, if I had a...
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