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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,435
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

It's always interesting to read the different opinions expressed here. IMHO, "worth" in an individual's mind is solely based on his or her own priorities in life. When you are obsessed with any...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Trying to understand the UL craze.

I have been told that when fish are in schools....they often take "debate" !

Sorry, just couldn't resist.
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Trouten is over here

It is a sad day but allows a fellow to focus on all of the other things that have been neglected while focused on fishing. There are so many other hobbies to occupy yourself with until next season....
Forum: Fly Rods 10-14-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Vintage Fenwick HMG Graphite

I had the same rod and in mint condition when I decided to give it to a fishing buddy in bad need of a rod. He loves the rod and has no intention of giving it back at any point. Kills me when I see...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Now this is Odd... a fishing board 'telling me' what I can/can't have installed .

I have to agree with Fred. I hate to see my screen full of ads and useless "pop ups" and so I installed a free software... "AD BLOCKER PLUS". Works great. There is a ton of sites to view if you are...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Barrios fly lines ?

I have both a dry and a wet line from Barrios and love them. Both are 4 weight lines and were recommended to me by George at Tightloop, based in Romania and the builder of my Steffen and Kabuto rods....
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 721
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Tippet Ring Knot

I agree. For the size of trout I chase, a simple Davy knot on both ends of the tippet works for me. :punk:
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 816
Posted By troutnut4
Re: The Slow Demise of "Honor..."

Jerry, what comes to mind is a saying that goes like this: "No ticky - No laundry".
It's sad that we have to practice this motto but the only way to safeguard ourselves these days. I always practice...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 08-18-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Wanted: Norvise system

Bought one a few months ago. I have not tied flies prior to that so not used to any other vise. Also purchased several additional bobbins and just picked up the fine point jaws. Makes tying size 18...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By troutnut4
Re: New Dead Abel

IMHO they will offer further releases to encourage sales similar to that of collector plates, as a collector you can't just stop at one. You have to continue buying in order to complete the set....
Forum: News & articles for discussion 08-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Abel Dancing Bears Grateful Dead Series Reels

Not sure what this well known manufacturer is trying to do with their image. :confused: This looks like something that you would hang over your grandson's crib for a mobile. Are they trying to appeal...
Forum: Share Patterns 08-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By troutnut4
Re: CDC Black Flying ant

Walter, I have been fly tying only a couple of months now and I keep coming back to this thread. Your pictures of ants have got me tying ants as well as spiders. There are times when these might be...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By troutnut4
Re: skunked real bad need help

Good one guy! I have been skunked on a number of occasions but never regretted it so long as I was able to get out and enjoy nature. On the other hand, I have been "skunked" by the real thing and...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,118
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Input needed on new 5wt :)

I have always been a" dyed in the wool " Sage fan (older models) and so have never looked sideways at Winston. So no comment on that particular rod. You say that the Nexus isn't out yet so I not sure...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 61,643
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Thanks Ard, this is a rod that will take some practice getting used to. Heavy in comparison to my 4 weight glass rods so I can't use any of my Lightweight series reels. The builder suggested a DT4F...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-06-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 61,643
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

I am working on my photographic level but for now here is my intro to Boo. Definitely not glass or graphite! A Garrison 204E, 7'-3', 4 weight for small stream trout fishing. I fish it with a Hardy...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-06-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,173
Views: 172,356
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread (
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By troutnut4
Re: You favorite wet fly ?

Sorry, no pics at the moment but I have to say, my most successful wet/nymph pattern is the "black magic nymph" tied as a dropper off an "elk hair caddis dry.
#16 black barbless jig hook, 2mm black...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-30-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By troutnut4
Sage 389-3

WTB Sage 389-3 fly rod. Offer would depend on condition.

Sorry for the typo, the request is for a 389-3 LL (light line). The LL was not mentioned in the original post.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,420
Posted By troutnut4
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

The question of the OP was why ST. Croix isn't considered in the "top tier rods".
I have never owned, nor fished a St. Croix. My loyalty has always been to Sage and Hardy. IMHO, St. Croix is not...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,056
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Any Sage Light Line fans?

Hey catskilljohn,
I don't think that I am related in any way but you can reach out to me as well if you find an extra 389-3 LL. Mum would love you for it but I just can't pay $600.00 for it! :D
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Wader fitment

Well someone has finally mentioned SIMMS. I purchased a pair of SIMMS new G3 waders this season and am completely happy with the purchase. Quality, fit are exceptional. I called SIMMS customer...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,817
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Cracking the whip

I can't understand individuals (newbies) that have access to the internet, not using it to learn the proper technique when learning to cast a fly line. There are many videos on YouTube that explain...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,503
Posted By troutnut4
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

IMHO it is obvious that manufacturers are reducing warranties due to the high cost of repairs. There has always been individuals who for no other reason use or maybe a better term, abuse their gear...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-11-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 633
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Floating Leadres and Tippet

Check out the Cutthroat Leader website. They have an excellent flottant for their furled leaders and if you are fishing a boo, don't use a silicone based product. Good thing is Mike also carries an...
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