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Forum: Fly Lines 11-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Giving up on mono tippet?

This is slightly off-topic: Silver Creek - how do you apply mud to your leader/tippet? Do you simply take a tiny amount and run the line betwen thumb and index finger, possibly rolling your fingers...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 876
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

I was wondering where you went -- welcome back :). I'm guilty of doing some of the same things you claim you do. I think Ard said something about just avoiding anything that borders on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 11-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,569
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner trying to cast larger flies.

I'll go a step further:

For all the good advice offered, there is literally NOTHING you need to know about casting big flies that cannot be learned by practicing what SilverCreek has provided in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 954
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why Women Make Better Anglers

I think suspect Silver Creek is spot-on in his assessment.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,085
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 5wt??

I love these kind of threads....still, even after who knows how many ;).

.....what about the fast action, 4.5 weight??? You guys are remiss!!
Forum: Fly Lines 11-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Giving up on mono tippet?

Hey, whatever works for you.

The stuff about how long fluoro lasts in the environment would no effect on my desire to use it.

I use mono because it works for me and I don't have a reason to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-30-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,898
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I have the TFO finesse in the 389 configuration and it is a wonderful rod. I mostly use mine for trout, and also for some of the small streams with bluegill and other warmwater species. It is a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,898
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I fish for sunfish often (only second to brook trout) and have caught them on virtually every combination of rod length and line.

If I put aside my "ideas" about what the ideal rod is for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 670
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Is it worth the upgrade?

Agreed -- and to further simplify:

Work on ONLY your loops. Nothing else. make them look tight going back and forth. Let your line drop to the ground/water at first before trying to keep it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

You mean the adipose fin? You've revealed that you're referring to some kind of trout species right? Sure, that works fine. For large carp, using their eye sockets provides a good bit of handling...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Bingo -- and good article BTW. I fully expected to read another article of nonsense where someone rants about how everyone is "doing something wrong" simply because they caught a better fish than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Likable

If you're near any bluegill whatsoever, head over there with a few soft hackles, nymphs, or whatever and you'll be in business :).
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By turbineblade
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

What do you do with flies you don't lose? :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Explain this. I own one really fast action rod, a lot of mediums, a TFO finesse I love, and now a couple of old fenwick glass rods. It seems to me that sure, you can get a delicate presentation...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By turbineblade
Another myth busted? I don't think so

Bendy vs Stiffy – a study of fly rod action and casting mechanics « the limp cobra (http://thelimpcobra.com/2012/11/20/bendy-vs-stiffy-a-study-of-fly-rod-action-and-casting-mechanics/)

I don't buy...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Interesting read on myths

I'm glad someone jumped on the "light fly lines are better in wind" nonsense. Without any background in physics whatsoever, this one is easy for anyone to disprove simply by fishing in the wind with...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By turbineblade
Re: $200 or less 8wt ?

Another for the TFO Pro II. My wife and I use ours for redfish, other light SW use, bass, and occasionally I've put mine into service for trout believe it or not.

It's a fairly "moderate"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,456
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Trying to understand the UL craze.

Oh lord, not this again.

I'll just come out and say it: I fish for ME first and foremost, not for some mistaken belief that I'm "helping the stream" or saving anything, and though I wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

I think this is a fair view. Note that some nymphers use long, thin level leaders for the purpose of "sinking" whereas some people refuse to do that, insisting upon tapered leaders for nymphing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

From what I understand, they've been around longer than mono leaders -- so it would be just as accurate to say that silk lines are a gimmick :).

It's like religion - it's not for everyone. ...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By turbineblade
Getting the most out of CDC (stretching?)

Hi -- when tying CDC wings on something like a comparadun, fratnik's f-fly, etc. do you guys only use the upper tip of the CDC feather, and then....well, will you then reuse the "scrap" piece to do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Silver -- I feel like I should send you a beer or something ;). Do you drink Guinness?

I'm not saying I subscribe to Harvey's leaders.....though they're kind of a midpoint between a packaged,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Sure -- with the strong emphasis on "you". Though I can't argue with this, keep in mind that people like George Harvey purposely create dry fly leaders differently than anything you'll purchase at a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

Keep in mind that some people are more sensitive to leader butt dia, length, etc. than others. Much of a leader's construction can be overcome simply by casting a bit harder, etc. is what I mean. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,536
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Furled leaders and tippet rings... What am I missing here?

I don't think there's any argument that furled leaders don't turn over better than others - the question is: does it matter?

I have several VERY high quality furled leaders from Joni that are...
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