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Forum: Fly Rod Building 06-18-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By ckalanik
guide repair

if a guide is broken or loose on a fly rod, how do you remove the epoxy and wraps in order to repair it?
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-25-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Sage Z Axis 6wt. project

i just started a sage z axis 690 as well. Like you I am using REC guides. I also got rec nikel reel seat with a koa spacer.
i am wrapping mine with crannberry red with silver linning. im hoping...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-31-2008, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By ckalanik
finding spine of butt

how do you find the spine of the smaller sections of a 4 piece rod?

also, my blank already has line up dots but when i tested the second lightest section and the mark was off of the spine...?
Forum: Other Gear 09-24-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,981
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Vest or Chest.....

has anyone considered a chestpack that works with a backpack? it seems to me like you could take a lot of stuff. i have been looking that the simms system because it's waterproof
Forum: Other Gear 09-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By ckalanik
What is a shooting head?

what is a shooting head, and what is it for?

do people make them or buy them?
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-13-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By ckalanik
fly rod signature

Ive finally wrapped and finnished my first rod and now I want to add some writing above the grip but everything i try seams to smear when i go to add finish. how do u guys do it? thanx!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-01-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By ckalanik
Re: reel seat

thanx ike!
ill be sure to check out those elastic bands before i start wrapping. my only question is, by putting the reel seat on last, you cant get that tappered affect on the inside like with the...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-30-2008, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By ckalanik
reel seat

ive been reading a lot about rod building and im about to start my first rod. ive seen directions saying to put the reel seat on at the beginning, and directions saying wait till the end. which way...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-07-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By ckalanik
thread size

i notice that the threads for rod wrapping come in different sizes. how do you know what size thread to use for which rod? im looking to build a six weight 9' sage z-axis eventually after i get a...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By ckalanik

ive been doing a lot of research about fly rod building because im looking into building some rods. one thing thats still unclear is the different epoxys used. from the videos and articles ive read...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-20-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Wyoming Fishing in high flows

thanks a lot everyone! also, is there anywhere one can aqcuire a fishing liscense inside yellowstone park?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-20-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By ckalanik
Wyoming Fishing in high flows

Got into Jackson Hole a couple days ago. We were planning on doing a lot of fishing but all the water levels are way to high for fishing. Anyone know of any good places in the area to try?
Forum: Fly Reels 01-13-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,057
Posted By ckalanik
Abel Reels

I dont understand. Why are abel reels so much more expensive? Can the drag system really make that much of a difference?
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By ckalanik
Book Exchange

So I'm obsessed with fly fishing and I've been reading all everything I can about it. I was thinking that it would be rediculously expensive for me to keep buying books all the time so I was...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Trout Bum Diaries

check out the fishing with ra movies. i find them to be more entertaining than 2 straight hours of fish porn like to trout bum movies(which are still awsome). you can look at trailers and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Waders

Felt v. Rubber sole. If you care about the future of the steams you fish it would be best to use rubber soled boots because felt soles can easily transport organisms from one stream to another which...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-30-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Browns wonts bite

Ive had a similar problem on my home stream in maryland. Try and attractor pattern. My favorite is the Zonker, white would probably be best for your particular situation if its deeper water. Just...
Forum: Gear Reviews 12-29-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,370
Posted By ckalanik
Re: SAGE Lauch

I have a 6 wt. Launch and I love it! I just got in to the sport 7 or 8 months ago but its pretty much taken over my life and fly fishing/tying is just about all I do. It casts well and its durable....
Forum: Gear Reviews 12-29-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,767
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Sharkskin

So i just got the Shark skin and spent the day out on the river with it. It did cast well but not incredibly better than other fly lines Ive used. I didnt have any problems with my stripping hand...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-28-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By ckalanik
Re: Stripped Bass Flies

Yeah i think im gonna go with the clouser patterns. Thanx guys
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-26-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By ckalanik
Stripped Bass Flies

Hey guys(and girls),
I got a striper outfit for x-mass so I want to learn how to tie some good flies for it. The most common fly around here(maryland) is the Jiggy Head. I tried to tie one but it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,838
Posted By ckalanik
Re: what fly gear did ya get for x-mas!

Sweet! Well i too had a great christmas. I got a 9 weight 10' tfo rod with the orvis mach 6(they sent us the wrong one apparently) and backing and striper tapered line to go on it. also got a new...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By ckalanik

Anyone know of any websites with good fly fishing videos?

Ive been searching but mostly I find places trying to sell their DVD's

Sorry if this has been posted before
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-16-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By ckalanik
Question Caribean Saltwater fishing question

I noticed in several magazines, articles, and websites about caribean fishing that the anglers in the pictures usually have bandanas covering their mouths and noses. Is there a reason for this?
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