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Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,275
Posted By bucktail
Re: If high-gloss fly rods spook trout then why ...

I feel like even though tested it doesn't account for the loads of factors involved. Pressure, location, species, depth, clarity, season, hatch.... There are so many variables just to how you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By bucktail
Re: Help me spend recklessly!!

UPDATE: I went outside my budget and original choice of rod weight..... I thank you all for your input I spent a lot of time researching and went with a sage
TXL-F 4 weight 7'10" can't wait to have...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By bucktail
Re: Need help on a rod!!

Thanks for all your help! I've got the classic trout and it feel awesome I can't wait to cast it in the spring. I know what I said before, but the second rod I ended up ordering was a four weight....
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By bucktail
Re: Help me spend recklessly!!

Even though the Accel and Recon both are labeled medium-fast action, the Accel felt more medium. The others (except the A4) were far too stiff for my liking. The recon was very smooth. You could...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,224
Posted By bucktail
Re: Who are you ?

21 year old firefighter full time college student at university of Wisconsin stevens point (studying environmental law enforcement). Member of the fly fishing club and a new member of the izaak...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By bucktail
Re: Help me spend recklessly!!

Sorry, yes I'm looking for a second 9 foot 5 weight! Really?? What about the recon made it superior? I'm curious because that's my favorite right now based on what I've read.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By bucktail
Help me spend recklessly!!

I know I've been bothering everybody as I try to narrow down my winter fly rod purchases. I just received my redington Classic trout 9 foot 5 weight in the mail. I have room for one more before I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By bucktail
Re: Need help on a rod!!

Thanks,

Anyone know about the ll bean pocket water rods????
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-29-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By bucktail
Need help on a rod!!

I'm going to make this short and sweet. I plan on doing more cold water fishing this season and my main arsenal is made up with 8 weights and above. I just ordered a 9 foot 5 weight redington Classic...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By bucktail
Re: Only been in Chicago once in the winter.

Heck yes a fellow pointer!! What did you major??
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 340
Posted By bucktail
Re: Only been in Chicago once in the winter.

I moved to central Wisconsin from Chicago and I think it's wayyyy colder here. Chicago is key west if you ask me!! Last semester when all the other UW campuses shut down Stevens Point sent out an...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By bucktail
Re: I am converted!

Thank you all for the responses its been good to be back and going through threads posted in my absence. As several of you have alluded the rod balancing trick is a skill I am still trying to...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By bucktail
I am converted!

Hello my bug slinging compadres, I have been away from the forum for a while so I thought I would see it fit to make an update (because I'm just so important). As I work on end up here at the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,793
Posted By bucktail
Re: Fishing Vehicle for under 10k?

Rav4! Love love love mine.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By bucktail
Re: We All Have Something to Learn

Thank you for telling that awesome story. I love to hear things like that, there is so much wisdom and knowledge in older folks!

Bucktail
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,777
Posted By bucktail
Re: 2014 Fish Goals

Well my first wish is to get out more than I did in 2013....

But my fish list goes like this..

Pike: over 32 inches
Grass carp: over 30 pounds
Musky: First one
Gar: first one
Some kind of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-13-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By bucktail
Re: Finally a Grass Carp

Congratulations! I managed to catch my first golden submarine a summer or two ago myself, not an easy task my freind!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-10-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By bucktail
Re: Bass PRO HEAT Rods

I had a ten weight heat for a while I traded it to a buddy but I wish I had kept it. That was a fun rod and casting was a breeze at 7'10"
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By bucktail
Finally back on here

I havent been on the forum in so long but I am finally going to get back into some posting. A quick update I transfered to University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and am attending the college of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By bucktail
Gills, Bass, and a bonus carp!

Went out today and got a few really nice gills on topwater as well as some small bass and also got a few on my own creation!
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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By bucktail
Re: Great carp outing! (Got my first mirror)

Your very right, its my little five weight! Ive used it soley for carp this year leaving the 8 weight at home unless I am chasing grassys or pike!

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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By bucktail
Great Carp Outing 6/3/2013

Good day today, love it when they eat my own ties!:D



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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By bucktail
Re: My first catfish and carp

Thats awesome, Ive been trying to catch a cat on the fly for ages! congratulations!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By bucktail
Great carp outing! (Got my first mirror)

Today was a pretty overcast day here in Illinois so I thought I might try to hit the local carp spot. It seemed like all the big boys were out today and willing to bite too! I caught all of these...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-29-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1,039
Views: 85,069
Posted By bucktail
Re: warmwater pics

Thats awesome! All three are on my hit list, keep em coming!
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