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Forum: Fly Rods Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
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Re: Hardy zenith one piece rod

I picked up the 5 on closeout and it is a fantastic rod too.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Douglas Outdoors - New Fly Fishing Company

I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with his new venture. I really liked Albright when he was leading it.
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Ebola in Northern Maine?

I have no doubt that as soon as she showed a fever she would be whisked away to Eastern Maine Medical or even one of the big research hospitals in Boston.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Narrowed to three rods, does it matter?

Go with the one that feels best. You're buying it to enjoy yourself, not to win anybody else's approval.

FWIW, I find TFO Pros inconsistent from one size to the next. Some models are terrific...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-26-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 532
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Winston wt trout or scott G2 witch is better?

To my eye, the Winston aesthetics are more elegant. But they are both excellent fishing tools. The better one for you is going to be the one that feels better in your own hand. We can offer our own...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Orvis bought BFR in the early '90's, but after about 10 years shut them down and either gave or sold the BFR production equipment to a contract manufacturer in China (which Orvis doesn't own). BFR no...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Don't worry about that. The British CFO IIIs are classic on any 5 weight. I've got one with a #5 line on it myself. (Although they are perfect on a 4. They don't hold as much backing with a 5 wt...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

That's a fair point. However, the overall size of the market for fly tackle is simply so much smaller than for spinning or baitcasting tackle that the cost of new product development has to be...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Gel or powder type floatants

If you and I ever met on the river and took off our vests to rest and chat, we might not know whose was whose when we picked them up again.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Quick question about what fly to tie first...

A grey hackle yellow in several sizes (10-18) will imitate most of the light-colored mayflies and caddis pupae you're likely to see, as well as golden stones and yellow sallies.

A grey hackle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

So did I, but I got them for half price. Not sure I would happily pay 4x what I did (full price x 2).

If Gink and similar floatants cost 3 or 4 x what they do, we'd all still be buying them. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Only because they also make pliers.

I also think the Orvis personalized leather fly swatter is seriously underpriced.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

I like compartment boxes for dry flies to avoid crushing the hackle. I use the Okuma aluminum boxes that resemble the Wheatley boxes (but at a fraction of the cost). They make a tiny pocket-sized...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Where's Tom Chandler?

Good question. His other blog, about writing, has been quiet too.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Favorite Writers Of All Things Outdoors?

Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Aldo Leopold, Ivan Doig, Ray Bergman, Nelson Bryant.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 563
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Help!!! Facing a Crisis Alone!!!

Since "NEED" was capitalized, I interpreted it to mean "get by with at a bare minimum" and voted for only one each. But the correct answer was not an available choice: one more than however many...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,520
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Best Low Cost Reel Options???

Okumas are a good value but they have a thick reel foot. Some rods have smaller reel seats without enough of a gap to accommodate them. Before buying an Okuma make sure your rod can hold it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: The Catch & Release Report on Hairwing530...

Great news, Jerry! Welcome back. Onward and upward!
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 995
Posted By moucheur2003
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Reel Weight for 7ft Split Cane

Here's another possibility: The Red Truck Diesel reel borrows classic design elements from the Hardy Lightweight and Marquis series, but it's a little heavier and ruggeder and less expensive than a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Reel Weight for 7ft Split Cane

I have an Orvis Battenkill 7' bamboo 4 weight built in 1961 that was my father's. It has always been paired with a Hardy Featherweight.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Want a new 4wt - hung up on length

If you really like it, yes. 3" is negligible.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: a frenchi seeking for advices to fish colorado

It would be an unusual tactic, but I would guess they might work if attractor streamers are working.



According to Orvis, there are three Orvis-owned stores and two independent shops that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,181
Posted By moucheur2003
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

No reason to get an expensive reel. By the same token, there's also no reason to get a large arbor. You'll probably never even need to retrieve the whole fly line, much less lots of backing. I'd...
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