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Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By mysticm
Re: Do it Yourself (DIY) vest bodkin

Excellent idea! I am thinking that the brush on the original device could also be used by fly tiers for selective dubbing 'fluffing'
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By mysticm
Re: Mad River fall report

Too crowded and too few fish...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By mysticm
Re: St Croix Legend Elite 968-4

Have the same rod, great one for steelheading. The previous generation had brown colored blanks the new IPC versions have green for freshwater and blue for salt.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By mysticm
Re: Scott G2 8'4 4 weight / T&T LPS II 8'6 4 weight

Matt-
I have the Scott 844-4 and use it frequently on a wide range of waters. One of the Scott tech guys considers the 844-4 the best taper in the 4 weight G2 line up. It is very capable /...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mysticm
Re: Redington CT 3wt action compared to Orvis Sft?

I own a SFT 904-4 and the CT 803-6 & cast the SFT 763-4 several times when deciding to buy the SFT 904-4. With the SA Mastery Trout Taper WF lines, I felt that the SFT 763-4 was a tad bit softer than...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By mysticm
Re: Help with reel to balance my orvis sft 3wt 7'6?

Highly second the recommendation for a current Battenkill II, will balance the rod well & look great....use the $100 left over for something else.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-08-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By mysticm
Re: Orvis Sft or Sage Txl-f?

Echo what has been said about the Sft....one cast & you will be hooked. I love my 904-4 Sft. Another rod worth adding to your list is the winston BIIT...these were discontinued so can be found either...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,052
Posted By mysticm
Re: Just finished 2week FlyFish road trip. CO-WY-MT-ID-WY-CO

Awesome report, love the pictures and the recounting of the experience. Thanks for sharing with us.
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 04-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By mysticm
Re: 4/21/14 Report

Love the pictures. I miss my 490-4 Z axis....I wish I hadn't sold it last year :(
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By mysticm
Re: Wool indicator or yarn indicator

Lanolin is the key! regular (e.g. ones sold at the hobby stores) wool is generally treated, this removes the Lanolin so it does not float as well as the wool that you get in the NZ Strike Indicator...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By mysticm
Re: Please take a moment and watch this.

John: Ditto to what Larry said. Easy to get carried away with job, career, needs / wants & forget about keeping empathy for fellow human beings, our highest priority.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By mysticm
Re: What to wear under Simms wader in summer?

Wear a light layer, a pair of light synthetic pants (e.g. Simms Flyte or any one of the options from other companies, Columbia, REI etc..)

Just one thing to always remember - Anything but Cotton :)
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By mysticm
Re: NRX 8'8" 3wt. LP ?

The gold should be fine as well.....I just preferred the SA Mastery Trout over the gold on the NRX LP for my casting style. I have found that the SA line taper works for the type / distance I...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By mysticm
Re: NRX 8'8" 3wt. LP ?

I played with the NRX LP 8'8" 3wt for a week-end last Fall. I compared it head to head with the Hardy Zenith 9' 3wt, so my comments are relative:
Fly Line: The NRX LP loved the Mastery Trout WF3F,...
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 04-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By mysticm
Re: A bunch of Fly Lines (Wulff, SA, Rio & SAGE)

Thanks, you should buy some :)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By mysticm
Re: Monster on my 2wt

Its probably the lack of exercise, high sugar diet, easy access to cheap un-healthy fast food and irresponsible parents ;)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By mysticm
Re: Dry Fly Fix - A pictorial

Thanks everyone, I can't wait to get back there in the fall.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By mysticm
Dry Fly Fix - A pictorial

Finally got the chance to shake off the winter blues last week-end. Took the family camping and only fished dries to some willing natives. In series - the campsite, the flies I tied and used & some...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,849
Posted By mysticm
Re: Galvan Rush Light, Nautilus FWX, Hardy UltraliteDD

I have the Ross Evo LTs, Galvan Torque and also the Nautilus FWX reels on my other rods, but for my Zenith the older Orvis Battenkill II in the gold finish suits my eye fine. The balance on the 10'...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 04-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By mysticm
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 04-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By mysticm
A bunch of Fly Lines (Wulff, SA, Rio & SAGE)

I went through a stage of buying a variety of lines to match them against specific fly rods. I finally completed that process, so the extras are being sold as follows. Most all the lines are...
Forum: Southern U.S. 03-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By mysticm
Re: Heading to Smokies - Places to fish with kids

If you are based in Sevierville, I second the suggestion to fish the delayed harvest waters between Pigeon forge and Gatlinburg. Your kids will have a great time. If you tie flies, plan on using some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By mysticm
Re: North Carolina last minute

Justin-
I can offer some input since I fish there at least 3 or 4 times a year.
Option 1:
You can stay at Bryson City or Sylva, NC. Both cities have many motels and hotels in a wide range of...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By mysticm
Re: Orvis Superfine Touch and Hardy Zenith

Most of my rods fall in the moderate action genre, since I find that action to suit my casting style well. Specific to your question, I have the current Superfine Touch 490-4, an older Far & Fine...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By mysticm
Re: Colorado Guide Reco..

Thanks everyone...great recommendations! I will share with my Buddy and he can decide what he wants to pursue.
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