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Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 08-01-2011, 07:25 AM
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Views: 872
Posted By ab4usa
Re: PA Limestone Creeks

Post the questions on PA Fly Fishing
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 07-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By ab4usa
Re: frederick county MD this past weekend

I didn't know MD had any spring creeks other that Beaver Creek.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-25-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Fly shop poll

Well I usually stop in to see Theroux because I like him and what he is doing for the Gunpowder. I usually mail order my typing stuff from Hook and Hackle anyway. BTW last I was there he was busy...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By ab4usa
Re: best 5wt for 290?

I have a 2011 St Croix Elite5 wt and I love it. I have cast #8 streamers and #20 dry flies and it handles them both extremely well. My go to rod used to be a St. Croix Ultra 4 wt and it is now...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Visiting from WA

I would post that question on I think you would get lots of responses.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,797
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Fly Fishing Maryland

The heavy flows have subsided the rock snot a bit and it may be nymphable. Streamers or wets would be your best bet until the sulphers hatch. That's probably the first 'hatch".
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-22-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,544
Posted By ab4usa
Re: patuxent river state park

I float stocked the Patuxent below brighton dam and above the bridge at Haveland Mill Road. The bows had already bee stocked and we put in 1200 Browns. The largest of which was about 20". It is...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-15-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,152
Posted By ab4usa
Re: First rods for trout, steelhead and bass, striper and maybe muskie and pickerel t

For a little more money (yes it's always just a little more) you might consider the Cabelas combo with the Winston Passports. Their 5 weight got rave reviews recently when compared to rods costing...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,125
Posted By ab4usa
Re: inexpensive 9' 4pc 6wt suggestions

Rio Santos is made in Mexico, has a 5 year warranty and is described as Moderately Fast, retail $120. The Imperial is a lifetime warranty and is described as fast, retail $200. I had an Avid that...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,187
Posted By ab4usa
Re: TFO BVK versus Compeititon for Salt Water / Freshwater?

I've casted both in a 9 foot 5 weight and hands dow it was the Elite for me but YMMV.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-08-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By ab4usa
Re: What 3 or 4 weight?

I have an Imperial 7' 3wt and I really love it. I had an Avid 5 wt and just set it back to St. Croix to upgrade to an Elite. It was significently slower than the Imperial or my Ultra. Not better...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Which one of these three would you pick?

I have an inperial 7' 3wt and I love it. I just dont think you can beat this rod for the price.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-02-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,400
Posted By ab4usa
Re: First Fly Rod

I second the St. Croix Imperial suggestion. You could go with a 8 - 9 foot 5 weight with reel and decent line for well under $400.00 and you could use it for both trout or smallies. While I would...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,987
Posted By ab4usa
Re: St. Croix Legend Ultra ---

I have one in a 4 weight. 2002 if I recall correctly. I bought it used for less than $200.00. You can date the rod by the serial number. St Croix started doing this in 2001 so if the serial...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By ab4usa
Re: help picking a rod

The standard seems to be a 9' 5 weight rod. That said, there is nothing wrong with a 4 weight for your target species. Good inexpensive fly rods are going to be in the $175 to $200 range new, less...
Forum: Other Gear 03-01-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,975
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Wading Jacket Question

I just purchased a Solitude Altima here for under $100.00, (retail $199).
Online Fly Shop - Hyde Drift Boats ( Its great and...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-16-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,963
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Looking for a 3wt, any advice?

Here is a very non-partizon review of 2 weights that you might find interesting. As a result of this review I bought a 7' 3wt st croix imperial for those size 24 or so tricos and BWO on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,604
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Vapor or Passport?

I have a St Croix Avid and it's too slow for me. Based on the shootout i'm thinking about the Passport as well. I would really like to hear more impressions from those who have had a chance to cast...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-04-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Trico Spinners

Check out the pattern at the site below. It really worked for me last season.

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Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-03-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By ab4usa
Re: First Time Trip to Shenandoah

I have a St Croix Imperial that I really like and it's under $200.00.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-05-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By ab4usa
Re: question for the Peak Vise owners

The shaft on mine fits a standard hackle gauge so I am guessing it is.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,583
Posted By ab4usa
Re: 3wt Rod Dillema

When facing the same question I bought a St. Croix Imperial and have been ver pleased.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Finally got the 3wt out on the water

I have a 7" 3wt that I got last year for small (24 and 26) trico dries. It's a great rod for that application
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Looking for a Vise

I just strated a fly tying class so I am no expert, but I bought a Peak Vise after lots of research and am very happy with it. Under $150.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-19-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By ab4usa
Re: Gunpowder river area MD pics from 1/15

NIce pix and a great day. Tried a couple of hours at the lower Falls Road bridge and just get one small one.
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