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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 06:51 PM
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: I prefer 2pc rods....... Am I a dinosaur?

I haven't read through this entire thread, but here's my thoughts on 2 piece rods. Most of the rods I now own are 2 piece, and I have no issue with that. I also own a couple that are more than 2...
Forum: Share Patterns Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 73
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tying Shank Flies;

Those braids are wonderful for strength to diameter ratio, but frankly are lacking in the other features as they don't abrade very well. I could see losing Pike or even Pickerel unless something else...
Forum: Share Patterns Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 73
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tying Shank Flies;

Ard, very cool & informative as always! :worthy::worthy::worthy:

Trouter, I've only started to delve into shanks, tubes & similar tying techniques but like you, I too see the potential for...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 81
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Hello from South Carolina

Welcome! I'm a transplant from MD now living in SC! :rolleyes:

Yes, please tell us where in SC you live! :D
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-16-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Break a rod . . . in anger?

Only fly rod I've broken was in a car door many years ago. The anger & profanity issue came right afterwards. :rolleyes:

Fortunately I guess, I'm at a time in my life, fishing or otherwise I don't...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-16-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Translating patterns into instructions

Fortunately, today there is a wealth of information available & help via forums such as this, where all a new tyer has to do is ask a question. As Ard indicated, that wasn't the case before the...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 07-13-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Where to buy fox fur patch?

At one time I did a lot of fur trapping and caught several hundred foxes over the years as well as other critters.

Although a raw, dried pelt can be useful for tying, and can last for many years...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 07-13-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Where to buy fox fur patch?

You should check Paulette Fur Company too. I've got a few pelts from them & never an issue. I generally buy their craft grade pelts, since I'm going to cut them up anyway. :rolleyes:
Forum: Fly Lines 07-13-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Dacron or Gel???

I have Dacron on all my fly reels, but do have the various "super" lines on some spinning & baitcasting reels. I like the braids for some applications, I use from 15 lb to 65 lb and could probably...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Maryland & Midatlantic summer/fall fly recommendations

You're welcome! Yes, there's certainly fishing opportunities in MD if you spend the time finding them. I tied & fished a lot of the established patterns, but also tied many of my own variations, like...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Maryland & Midatlantic summer/fall fly recommendations

OK, I grew up in Severna Park, and know Pasadena very well.

Much of the fishing I did was on the Eastern shore, in the rivers, creeks & ponds for LM bass, panfish or Stripers. I had a fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 110
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Maryland & Midatlantic summer/fall fly recommendations

That's a fairly comprehensive list for MD. I never found that flies had to be too specialized most of the time. Once in all the years I lived & fished there, I experienced trout being picky on the...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-09-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Gatcha! Bonefish Fly - Most popular fly for bonefish?

Good video! It's indeed an excellent pattern, and could very well be the most popular. One small detail however, the eye's should be set back along the hook shank a bit more, like a Clouser Minnow,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: I'm Back!

Ard, Thank You! Yep, it seems most of the sites I frequently visit are all owned now by Vertical Scope, so you're probably right about the server. I've got messages that they've been invalidating old...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: I'm Back!

Thanks! Good to be back on here! My comment was directed at events over the last several weeks, not just yesterday. :(

Yes, prayer is necessary! :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By bigjim5589
I'm Back!

Hi all! Anyone miss me? :rolleyes:

I started a new job several weeks ago, once again driving a tractor trailer & have been away from here. Also, it seems some of the sites I visit frequently have...
Forum: Share Patterns 06-21-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Lefty's deceiver - possibly best saltwater streamer?

Nice video. :clap:

I've been tying & using Deceivers for a very long time. They're one of my most used & favorite styles. I can't go as far as say it's the "best" style, and not only as a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Traveling around the country!

Thanks all! Rip, I just happen to have heard that same song this past week, but it was Johnny Cash singing it. :thumbsup:

Thanks for posting that! I grew up listening to country music & had heard...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By bigjim5589
Traveling around the country!

Hi folks! I haven't been on here much these past few weeks, as I've started a new job. I'm back to driving a tractor trailer for a company in Florence, SC and have been hauling parts for Honda....
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Carp eats articulated streamer?!?

Years ago, it was said that carp are scavengers or only ate such things as algae or vegetation. I've since found that they do both, and are also opportunists that will ate many other things.

I...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Thinking about Rod length

Ed, I'm another who feels that "feel" is important. I don't remember numbers & details very well, so all the tech specs mean nothing to me. Other than looking at what's inscribed on a rod, I couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Striper Flies?

Rips suggestion & advice is excellent! Deceivers, Seaducers, Clouser Minnows, Clouser Half & Half's, Bucktail Streamers, Rabbit Strip flies, and Gurglers & Poppers have been my most productive...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-31-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: mini chubby chernobyl Issues

With my example of having to cut the wing off, I tried everything to get it to not roll over. Wasn't just on it's side, it was up side down on every cast. When that happens only thing to do is change...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: I didn't catch a big fish today

Welcome to the site & fly fishing! :clap:

It's also possible that with a small popper you hooked that bass just on the outside of it's mouth. It could have rubbed the popper on the bottom, or...
Forum: Share Patterns 05-31-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 724
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Sexy Shad Clouser Minnow - Great for Black Bass

Yes, I remember the Color-C-Lector system. I believe Bill Dance or Roland Martin was hawking it. Never had one, or seen one used, but remember the ads. I'm not sure what was the science or theory was...
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