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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Redington Rod opinion

With any rod company they have different models that offer different characteristics and feel. Some will usually be fuller flexing (slow) moderated flex (med fast) or fast (tip flexing.) So yes when...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 424
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: "I Give Up...(almost)" Update

Chad, you will come to enjoy casting so don't give up. I enjoy fooling with a fly rod so much, that if I'm a little stressed I'll go in the back yard and cast just because it relaxes me. Big...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Scott vs. Winston

It really comes down to me, personally, which rod the trout feels better on.
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

I'd sell every rod, every reel, waders and boots,,everything,,,before I'd sell my Abel nippers. I could be reduced to sitting on the creek bank cutting little snippets of mono into tiny little pieces...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Scott vs. Winston

I was not beating one brand of rod down below another,,just for the record. But I think some dis Winston for being a slower, more relaxed , trout rod focused rod company.

And the dude in the video...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Orvis Fly Rod Sale - What's Up?

Orvis has done this before with the Superfine,,,that's when I napped one of mine. But I do hear there is some cosmetic changed coming to the Superfine Touch...nothing drastic however.

This would...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Scott vs. Winston

That is not dry fly trout fishing and there'in lies the debate. I personally believe that fly rod technology has taken note of bass 'muscle rods',,and the cross-over of bass fishermen,,, into fly...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

How many knots could a nipper nip if he only nipped knots with Abel knot nippers.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By fly_guy12955
We've all played this out time and again

A situation like this is were a dry fly rod excels big time !
Dry Fly Fishing - Up Stream Presentations - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: If you weren't jealous of me before...

Father, you should be careful...........unless you have someone to give YOU the Last Rites,,,,,,dem bigfeets are bad news up there ! :icon_eek:
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,605
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Scott vs. Winston

It's not what someone else chooses to fish with that offends anyone, it's when they shovel horse poop on what YOU chose to fish with that upsets a person.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 795
Posted By fly_guy12955
St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

Everyone that uses them loves them it seems. They are beautiful blanks,,,look as good as most rods out there with the exception of a few. St Croix offers a good selection of actions and flexes to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,110
Posted By fly_guy12955
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 172,004
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: What have you been tying today?

Argail, I used a Daiichi 1160, size 14.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

I enjoy quality gear. I'm not out to impress anyone,,,and I have paid my dues. I don't have to HAVE it, but i sure as heck enjoy it. What mr 'orvis hater' and self proclaimed experts think of me...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-19-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3,735
Views: 172,004
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: What have you been tying today?

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Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: GVX on sale $399.00

I'd love to pull the trigger on the 9ft, 4wt,,but alas, I put a top shelf rods worth of money into tires this week. Oh well...maybe another time.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

The fisherman is a fisherman inside of himself. His gear, cheap or expensive does not make him a fisherman. I've caught lowly bluegills with everything from willow limbs for a rod up to an 800 dollar...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

Since I got my Abel nippers, fish fear me beyond all men and all fishermen view me as the newest Ernest Hemingway. Here is a little line I jotted down for my new book about a fisherman............"He...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Before I waste time and material,,a question gang

Oh I know Ard,,you got me using quills by suggesting them some time back. I can taper quill bodies pretty good,,,I just made the comment about 'thread' tapering if one could use a 'biot' body ? It's...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By fly_guy12955
Before I waste time and material,,a question gang

I like using quills for dry fly bodies,,just looks so,,,segmented and 'buggy' to me...hopefully to the fish too as they seem to like them just fine. Now, my question is,,,could one taper the body...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

Yep, time to keep a look out for Gold and Grand. I like those lines,,even though I did wait for deep discounts at Cabelas to get them..at 35 a line this past Christmas season,,,I 'believe' ,,if...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

EXACTLY !

It might be a great line and I wont say never,,,in case sometime it's on a deep discount..but that's the case it'll have to be,,,just like my Abel nippers were LOL
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,208
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

Not me. There is a limit to how stupid I can be. I bet a lot of the 'follow the latest fad' fishermen will just HAVE to have it though.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By fly_guy12955
Re: Redington Customer Service

Thats good to hear about Redington. I like their rods. Do you like the grip on the Vapen ? Looks better in your pics than in advertisments.
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