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Forum: The Lodge Den 05-08-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,037
Posted By estrother
Re: Do You Have The Time or How Bout Your Watch.......

I wear my Breitling Steel Fish everyday for nearly everything (I do not wear it while cycling). It is tough with a subdued beauty, and its stainless steal case is virtually scratch proof. My...
Forum: Other Gear 03-21-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By estrother
Re: Hobie Proangler

The ProAngler is more of a boat than a kayak. A friend of mine has one, and he likes it. However, it is heavy and a little slow. I would not want to take one anywhere but still waters (lakes,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By estrother
Re: Jack Dennis Fly Tying DVD Collection

Years ago, I purchased two of his instructional videos (Fly Tying Basics and Tying Western Trout Flies); they are both VHS - I said years ago. They are good, but I do not have any other videos to...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-15-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,411
Posted By estrother
How far are you roll casting?

I have the same rod, and I have WF line on it. If your roll cast range is less than 25-30 ft, the profile of WF and DT should be the same. Of course the DT has 2 usable ends, but modern fly lines...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 01-11-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By estrother
Re: Harrisonburg, VA?

Years ago (1995), I fished the private/guide area of the Mossy Creek. It is a public spring creek that is stocked by the State of Virgina with mostly fingerlings; they move up into the private...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,936
Posted By estrother
Watermaster

To further muddle the choices, what about the Watermaster?

I have been considering one from time to time; their video on the website is very impressive - at least to me. The stability, open...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-31-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,447
Posted By estrother
I would expect that there are analog sewing thread.

I would expect that there are analog sewing threads, but you would have to determine (or get some one else to) what the cross match is for a particular thread. Most common sewing thread is cotton,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,813
Posted By estrother
Made in South Korea - I think.

Last time I saw or read anything about the current reels, it said that they are made in South Korea - in case you care.

FWIW, I have several for 5wt and 9wt, and they have performed very well. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,427
Posted By estrother
Re: Mid Flex vs Tip Flex ???

All of the prior comments are certainly good advice/correct, but I would add that in general most people find it easier to cast close and far with a mid-flex. Since you are asking the question, I...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-03-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,986
Posted By estrother
Hydros $495 w/ free reel is less than $400 for the rod.

Orvis has the free reel special going now. If you need a reel for this or any other rod, it could be a good deal. You can choose any of the included reel types in any weight; it does not have to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,557
Posted By estrother
Copper Wire Head Pheasant Tail #12

The Pheasant Tail (Copper Wire Head as depicted in Kaufmann's book) for sub-surface blue gill fishing. Simply cast and strip back slowly. For surface fishing, anything that looks buggy.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-22-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By estrother
I like it in a different way.

I guess I've not really tied the complex CDC patterns, but for me CDC makes many small flies simple and quick. Using the psuedo-CDC tufts to tie small BWOs is fast and easy, and the fish certainly...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By estrother
The 3wt would be a great fit.

I have had the following rods for years (different models, but the same parameters): 5wt 9', 9wt 9' and a 3wt 7.5'. The 3wt is a nice step away from a 5wt. It is lighter tackle, but it still can...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-09-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,197
Posted By estrother
Orvis Superfines are on sale for $475.

Since you said others, you might want to look at the Orvis Superfine rods. They are on sale; a new Superfine series is coming in the spring of 2011. According to Orvis the new series will not have...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,971
Posted By estrother
I have the new series Orvis Superfine Trout Bum 763-4 - opinion

For me, it is a great rod. I have caught pan fish, smaller (~2 lb) large mouth bass and small to medium trout with it. I also have the older series, which is slower and has less back bone. I...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-24-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By estrother
I was there last week

I was there last week, and the rivers looked good. I saw a number of fly fishermen wading the rivers, but they were not crowded.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to fish any of them on the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By estrother
It is not a sales pitch.

Although there are less expensive alternatives, the Orvis schools can be a good option. I took one (Evergreen, CO at the Blue Quill Angler in 1998) with my wife; it was for her. I could fly fish,...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By estrother
It is Rio with an Orvis coating

Rio makes most if not all Orvis lines (so said my Orvis store manager), and it seems to be supported by the similarity of their various products.

Orvis does apply a "special coating" on top of the...
Forum: Other Gear 05-05-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By estrother
I was given one several years ago.

I used it (Wulff) to help teach my son and wife. It seems to let beginners understand the casting process more quickly.

I also used it last month to teach middle school students (10 of them) some...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,585
Posted By estrother
Re: Difference between Fish Cat 4 standard and deluxe float tubes?

I purchased the standard. I am 5'10" at 180 lbs, and my seat was high and dry. I will only use the float tube a few times a year, and the extra money for the inflatable seat did not seem worth it. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 04-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By estrother
Your problem might be more serious than you think.

Squirrels, as you have found, will damage your house, and they are rodents. All rodents chew to wear down their constantly growing teeth. Squirrels are a prime source of home fires; they chew the...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-28-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By estrother
Re: How do the Battenkill VI and Orvis Frequent Flyer hold up?

I recently purchased the LA Big Game, and it is a brute. I have it spooled with 9wt and lots of backing. It makes for smooth drag and quick pick up. I have not used against fish yet, but I hope to...
Forum: Share Patterns 02-21-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By estrother
A good start, but the fly has some issues.

Your hackle seems to be too large/long; it should be between 1 and 1.5 (most dry flies) the hook gap/gape (distance between the point and the shaft of the hook). You can measure your hackle with an...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,102
Posted By estrother
Re: Best 3 Weight Reel...for the price

There is an English Orvis Battenkill 3/4 disc drag posted on the classifieds for $75. It is purported to be be in like new condition. Buy it, and you will have a reel for life - or you could always...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,328
Posted By estrother
Re: Reviews for the Mel Krieger Casting videos?

I like the Krieger videos (Essence and Advanced Essence), and I would recommend them. However if you are an intermediate caster, an hour with an instructor will be of greater value, and the videos...
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