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Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,895
Posted By jackd001
Fishing small creeks

I'm thinking of buying a TFO finesse 3 weight and don't know which size would be better to buy. A 8'9'' or a 7'9''? The 8'9'' just seems a little long but a 7'9'' might sacrifice range. What do you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By jackd001
Brule River

Hello,

I live about an hour north of the Brule River. I have only heard awesome things about it and I really want to go fish it. I don't want to hire a guide even though it would help me if I did....
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,199
Posted By jackd001
Re: Vest or Pack

You can't ever go wrong with a Filson vest and here are 3 reasons.

They have that classic look that I think newer vests just can't achieve.

The older they get the better they start to look, and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,201
Posted By jackd001
Re: What are some good fly fishing books/novels?

One Mans River by O. Warren Smith!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By jackd001
Reel Backing

Hello,

I'm fishing for trout in northern Wisconsin. I'm buying a new reel and rarely ever have any fish run off all my line and go into my backing. Have you guys ever skipped out on say 20 yards...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By jackd001
Flies to use right off the bat

When you guys pull up to a stream or river for trout what fly or flies do you like to tie on first before you really have a great idea of what exact insect and stage the fish are biting on?

If...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-25-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By jackd001
Re: Please Help

So is the sharkskin coating really worth the extra 30 dollars?
Forum: Fly Lines 06-25-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By jackd001
Re: Please Help

Hey Frank,

The GPX line comes in the sharkskin series and the mastery series. There is a pretty big price difference between the two. I am willing to spend the money to buy a nice line. Is there a...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-24-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By jackd001
Re: Please Help

Frank,

I was reading on another thread that you thought the GPX was really good? What makes it so nice?
Forum: Fly Lines 06-24-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By jackd001
Please Help

Okay so just right off the bat I am new to fly fishing and haven't casted enough lines to now a good brand. I know I want WF5F line. I'm buying a new outfit which is why I'm asking. The fly rod is a...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-24-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By jackd001
Northern Northern Wisconsin

Any chance there is anyone that fishes or fished the South Shore of Wisconsin? I'm talking about like Bayfield down to Ashland. If you did what and where did you fish? I'm not asking for your secret...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By jackd001
Re: Fly Fishing Movies

That was indeed an epic battle! What kind of fly do you think he was tying in the beginning?
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-23-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By jackd001
Re: Solo Fished For the FIrst Time Today

I can't believe I didn't include the title of that book. Its [U]One Man's River[U] by O. Warren Smith
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,079
Posted By jackd001
Fly Fishing Movies

Who here has seen the movie A River Runs Through It? Besides that movie being a quality piece it is also such a cool movie because of all the fly fishing in it. What other movies do you guys like...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By jackd001
Re: A newbies dumb question

Thanks you guys for helping me out. Its nice to have a forum as good as this to be able to go to for answers or just whenever I'm bored. :D
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,257
Posted By jackd001
Re: Solo Fished For the FIrst Time Today

As everyone else said there is much more to fishing than catching fish. O. Warren Smith was an amazing angler who fished northern Wisconsin or that's where his stream was. He wrote a couple of Fly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By jackd001
A newbies dumb question

Okay this question is no doubt going to make me sound like an absolute beginner but I am so bare with me. I am looking at buying a new fly reel and it asks me right or left hand retrieve. I hold my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By jackd001
Re: Winston rods

So besides the rod being made in Asia is it still a quality rod or did it all go down the drain when it started being made in Asia. I'm hearing 2 sides to that. I also heard some comments about the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By jackd001
Winston rods

Hey all,

I was wondering what you guys thought of the winston vapor? It's made in China but I have read some good reviews. I know it's not going to be anything like something off the performance...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By jackd001
Re: Newbie with a question

Thank you guys for all this great information!
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By jackd001
Re: Newbie with a question

So would a large arbor reel make more sense? I live in Bayfield, WI and some of the rivers up here do get kind of tight which is why I was thinking about going 8'6'' for my rod size but is that 4...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By jackd001
Newbie with a question

Okay so I'm new to fly fishing and want to know your opinions on this rod and reel. I'm thinking of buying an Islander IR3 (Islander Reels: Products...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-01-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By jackd001
What are your guys thoughts on this rod?

Hello all,

I'm fairly new to fly fishing and I'm looking for a new rod. I want something with pretty fast action and this sage flight rod line weight 5 and a 2 piece. What are your opinions on...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-16-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By jackd001
Recomendations

Hey all,

Does anyone know of any good streams or rivers for trout in Northern Wisconsin? I'm located in Washburn, WI.
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