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Forum: Share Patterns Yesterday, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Hen Hackle Sulphur I like to fish dry

Great pattern. Thanks so much,
Randy
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-15-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Newbie fly caster using bass bugs

Certainly shorten your leader, but I suspect you probably need an 8-weight rod and line.

Randy
Forum: Fly Lines 07-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Wulff Triangle Tapers...

How well do TT fly lines mend?

Randy
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-22-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: How do you identify the bugs ?

This is an excellent book and won't break your bank:
Mayflies: An Angler's Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera: Malcolm Knopp, Robert Cormier: 9780962666384: Amazon.com:...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 06-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: New to spey casting...advice on Sage TCX--7126-4

With your spey rod and Scandi line I would definitely use a 10' floating polyleader. Attached to the polyleader I'd add anywhere from 6' of mono - for bigger flies, up to size 6 - to 12' of mono for...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-09-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,266
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: On the idea that using UL fly rods demonstrates "expertise"

I will not use ultra light rods. Landing a fish with these rods will result in a much longer fight - which is what some anglers want - but also increased mortality rates. I want any fish I catch to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-06-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: High end rods

High-end rods certainly look better, and to me that's important. We spend so much time with our fly rods it's great to have something that looks really, really good.

When it comes to fishing and...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-05-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: High end rods

I wouldn't again buy a high-end rod. (I have about 5 of them.) I just don't think they're worth the money, and that I'm better off buying two mid-priced rods rather than one high-end one.

Last...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Casting fatigue question

Before I go fishing I do two simple, basic loosening up exercises for my shoulders, elbows and wrists.

First for my shoulders: I hold my arms straight out and move them in circular directions,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Casting fatigue question

Casting an 8-weight rod for 6 hours will make anyone tired and vulnerable to an injury.

A simple - but not - easy solution is to cast both right- and left-handed.

I'm a righty. When I wash...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Why aren't more trout anglers using double taper lines?

Folks,

Thanks for all your input and for making this a great thread.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By randyflycaster
Why aren't more trout anglers using double taper lines?

After many years of struggling with mending, I finally decided to try a double tapered line. What a difference. My mending improved dramatically. Now, I don't see how I'll ever go back to a WF line...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: "Must Have" books?

Some wonderful recommendations.

I'd also like to add Dynamic Nymphing, by George Daniel.

As for entomology, I just bought a very good book: Mayflies by Malcolm Knopp and Roger Cornier.

Randy
Forum: Fly Rods 05-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Redington CT 3wt action compared to Orvis Sft?

Do you mean the Superfine Orvis? If so, I'd go with the CT and save your money. I have both rods and don't see/feel much of a difference.

Randy
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-07-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Recommend Spey DVDs and books

I guess the problem I had was that I read so many articles, watched so many videos, and still I struggled, as so many casting faults and problems just weren't covered in the articles and videos.
...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 05-06-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Recommend Spey DVDs and books

I would go with Simon's book. As for DVDs, I bit the bullet and bought Rio's Modern Spey Casting.

It's worth the money.

Randy
Forum: Northeast 05-03-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Central Park on the Fly

Prospect Park in Bklyn has some good bass fishing.

Randy
Forum: Other Gear 05-02-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Those clip-on magnifier things...

The Flex-Spec and clip-on magnifiers work great on baseball caps, but not on a fly-fishing-type hat (brim goes all the way around).

That's why I ordered the bifocals.

I have the 20/20 threader....
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Copper John/Zug Bug: What do they imitate, Crawlers, Clingers ....?

So can we use the same attractors for clingers, crawlers and swimmers?

Are any artificials used mostly for one of the groups?

Thanks,

Randy
Forum: Northeast 05-01-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Central Park on the Fly

I do use a spey rod.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By randyflycaster
Copper John/Zug Bug: What do they imitate, Crawlers, Clingers ....?

I know both are great searching nymph patterns, but are they more suitable for fishing swimmers, or crawlers or clingers, or all three?

Thanks,

Randy
Forum: Northeast 04-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Central Park on the Fly

The Harlem Meer is the site of some of the first, if not the first, fly casting tournaments in America.

Unfortunately, poachers have taken a lot of the big bass.

Just bring you fishing license...
Forum: Other Gear 04-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,604
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Those clip-on magnifier things...

I never thought of trying bi-focal sunglasses. I just ordered these. They weren't expensive:

Amazon.com: Ono's Sun-Mag+ Polarized Bi-Focal Sunglasses Readers:...
Forum: Western U.S. 04-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 901
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Nymphing fast water?

Yes, get George Daniel's book. It's going to be a classic.
Personally, I don't like nymphing in fast water unless the water is relatively shallow. Wading in fast water can be a challenge.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Fly Casting Techniques Vid

This is single hand spey casting, starting with the Perry Poke.

Randy
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