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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-13-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By rapman
Re: Colorado Walleye questions

Baitfish imitations are good - clousers, muddlers etc. Leeches are very effective too.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 22,151
Posted By rapman
Re: Cut Throat Trout Pics

A couple snaps from a recent trip to the BC Rockies
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By rapman
fighting butt

Looking for opinions/recommendations on whether or not to put a fighting butt on a 9ft 6wt 4pce Sage VXP blank I'm planning on building.

Will be used primarily for warmwater species, including...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By rapman
Re: Time for new boot ?

Shouldn't be an issue with winter conditions. The Boa system has been used on various snowboard and ski boots for a number of years.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 845
Posted By rapman
Re: Time for new boot ?

I had korkers. The boa system was ok, although I prefer to leave the foot lacing looser and tighter around the ankle - something you can't do with the boa. It tightens equally throughout. They're a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By rapman
Re: Redington Sonicdry Waders, Your Opinion?

I'm starting my second season in my Sonic Pro's. No leaks, comfortable, no complaints. Great value for the price imo. My previous waders (also Redington, but not Sonics) leaked in the first year and...
Forum: Other Gear 04-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By rapman
Re: Boot for wet wading?

I wear my regular wading boots (Patagonia Ultralights) with a 3 mm neoprene sock, which is the same as my waders. Fits well and still offers all the traction, protection and support.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By rapman
Re: 8wt BVK line weight

I agree with your overlined, short head suggestion. I've got my 8wt BVK lined with 8 wt. Rio Outbound Short. Seems a good match - at least for my casting style and ability.
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By rapman
Re: A Work of Art

I'd love to see you work your artistry on a hair-stacker.
Forum: Other Gear 03-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,694
Posted By rapman
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Just finished my first trip with my Patagonia ultralights (felt). Four days of hiking and wading. Found them to be very comfortable and supportive. Plenty of traction in the water and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 945
Posted By rapman
Re: Beginner Waders

Redington offers a pretty good bang for the buck and they have excellent customer service to back them up.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,002
Posted By rapman
Re: Furled leaders - pros & cons. any1 use them?

I appreciate the technical information s&s provides too, but I must confess I find his writing style a mite pretentious and, as he admitted, verbose.

"...this provides the tools to enable a reach...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By rapman
Re: How to attach a 8wt fly line to the backing?

I've not heard of this before either, but now it seems so obvious. Thanks!
Forum: Fly Lines 02-23-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,803
Posted By rapman
Re: AirFlo Super-Dri Elite

I had a Airflo Ridge line a few years back. it was the worst line I've ever owned for memory - it stayed coiled like a spring, particularly in the cold.

Curious if anyone else has found this too,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By rapman
Re: All geared up, I think.

don't forget your camera
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By rapman
Re: Parachute vs Traditional

I think the parachutes are more versatile as they can also resemble emergers, spinners and cripples too.

Not sure the trout agree, but that's my story...

I agree about the visibility advantage...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By rapman
Re: Hook threaders?

I really like this magnetic threader. Inexpensive and it actually works as advertised! I've used it to tie on 20's, but I'm sure it would work with even smaller stuff.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By rapman
Re: Split rings.

I've made many purchases (including tippet rings) from hardydeluxe. He's a great guy! Inexpensive, quick shipping, quality products and if he says he's got stock - he does. His ebay store is skagit...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,288
Posted By rapman
Re: Why skimp on alignment markers?

I like the convenience of the alignment dots - so much so that I've added them to rods that don't come marked by the manufacturer.

I have another reason for using them on my rods other than...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,752
Posted By rapman
Re: Tools of the Trade

20/20 Magnetic tippet threader. Love it! Works great for tying on those 18's in fading light. One of my most useful purchases this year....
Forum: Fly Rods 12-28-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,181
Posted By rapman
Re: Line Suggestion TFO BVK 8wt

I've got an 8wt (330 gr.) Rio Outbound on my 9ft 8wt BVK. I throw a lot of weighted and/or bulky streamers with it - often into wind. Works very well for my casting style.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By rapman
Re: Some bling for my build

I'm not really concerned about a few scuffs and scrapes. It'll just add some more character to the distressed look. And if it it gets too bad, I'm sure I can convince her to create a new medallion. ...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By rapman
Re: High Build vs Lite Build

I've used high build on the 4 rods I've built. It's easy to use - just take your time and don't apply too heavily. My personal theory is the fewer steps I have to do, the fewer chances I have of...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 12-01-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By rapman
Re: Some bling for my build

Thanks, folks.

She's on a distressed-copper kick with her jewellery-making these days, so I thought I'd take advantage. Should look real nice when it ages and tarnishes.

I'll pass along the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 887
Posted By rapman
Re: Life Time Warranties a Bad Thing?

I think they know we're always ready to buy another rod, be it a new-and-improved model or simply a different weight. And if we've had a good warranty experience with them, we'll be inclined to buy...
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