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Forum: Fly Reels 06-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,006
Posted By tfrank
Re: High end reels.

I wouldn't put the Gunnison's as a top quality reel. I still have a couple from the mid 90's. A couple spools have screwed on back plates. There is a lot of plastic parts. The drag isn't very strong...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By tfrank
Re: Walkie Talkies

Ditto what Ard said. I bought a pair of the ten mile ones about ten years ago and they wouldn't hit a mile half the time. That was in relatively flat ground but heavy canopy and undergrowth. They...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tfrank
Re: Rod Weight For Stillwater Fishing

I guess I should have asked what bass fishing is like in Utah and what is meant by large flies. When I think of large flies, it's 6"-10" long. Basically a chicken wing with some deer hair, a hook (or...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-29-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By tfrank
Re: FNG - Tips for Buying Used

I've never owned the AS, but have fished a couple. Not to any great extent.

As far as some of the drag failure threads of various reels I've read about (on other forums)... I don't buy it. Drag...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By tfrank
Re: Rod Weight For Stillwater Fishing

I'll be another to mimic the sentiments for an 8wt. It's just such a versatile rod. With a 5wt. and 8wt. you can fish pretty much anywhere in the country and not feel over or under gunned. With the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-28-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By tfrank
Re: Arapaima....ON THE FLY!!!!!!

I like ole Jeremy Wade. He kind of laid it on a lil' thick with the "such light tackle". And the tying flies in the dark with a flashlight. But hey, he had a nicer vice than I do. Overall though I...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By tfrank
Re: New to saltwater

I think we had defined choppers as 26" and 12 pounds IIRC. I agree they would rule the sea, they are mean. Last year I started fishing a new easy access area and it was over run with little...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By tfrank
Re: New to saltwater

I've got a funny feeling those Pacific Yellowtails are a different beast. My bluefish experience mimics Riptide's. In deeper water they normally zig zag back and forth pretty fast while peeling a...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By tfrank
Re: New to saltwater

The 7wt is fine to start with. Unless you are in an area with a lot of big chopper blues. You may start feeling under gunned with them demons. Whenever there is any amount of bluefish around I put on...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By tfrank
Re: Fishing close to home

Funny you brought this up. I did just this yesterday evening. I live a couple miles from famous largemouth bass water. I don't particularly care for largemouth fishing. But since the snakeheads have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By tfrank
Re: Triangle Taper....Jack of all Trades...Master of None???

S&S, I was wondering if you were going to show up on this one. I seemed to remember you saying you didn't like these.

On the short head bass bug taper I use it like a shooting head in the salt....
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By tfrank
Re: It's not your dads Buick.

ia_trouter, I'm with you. This stuff interests me also,having been in business for myself at least part time since I was 14. I don't think they have made a fatal error yet. I also believe this type...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By tfrank
Re: It's not your dads Buick.

Oh boy, I guess since there is a large parent company now they can waste some money on marketing gimmicks, go bankrupt and figure out flyfishing will likely always be a niche market.

I think they...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By tfrank
Re: Fly Line Question

I had a needle fish or snapper blue nick one of my favorite 8wt floaters last summer. I went to strip line off this spring and the front 10 or 12 feet fell off!! It must have been my very last cast...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By tfrank
Re: Shipping it

I would think the absolute best way would be wrapped up in schedule 40 pvc. But I've received quite a few blanks in cardboard tubes with random filler to keep the sections from banging around. No...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By tfrank
Re: Triangle Taper....Jack of all Trades...Master of None???

I'm quite sure exactly what my lines are. I've been fishing TTs for almost 25 years. I've fished them quite a bit in 10wt also (standard TT and bass bug). Just don't own them in 10wt right now.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 929
Posted By tfrank
Re: Triangle Taper....Jack of all Trades...Master of None???

I love the TTs. Have several from 3-6wt. Only one in 8wt. It's the Bass bug with the shorter head and I use it primarily for striper fishing in salt/brackish. For me it makes a great distance line,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,573
Posted By tfrank
Re: An Open Letter To Thieves Everywhere...

I can't stand a thief. It's gotten so bad here in most of Md. that you can't leave anything where it's easy to get to. I live back in the woods and for the most part haven't had problems here. But...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,329
Posted By tfrank
Re: Experienced Advice Sought for a 7wt. Reel...

My vote would be on the Teton. But with a caveat. I would look into the new owners and the move from California to Ohio seems to be taking a toll on marketing.

As Skip said they are essentially...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By tfrank
Re: What's missing?

Don't know if this qualifies to the op. Me and an old fishin' buddy almost always forgot to bring food and half the time water out on the Chesapeake with us.When we did forget we would always end up...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By tfrank
Re: Weight of a fly rod

I would have to say "well, it depends". For me, for the most part,no. I couldn't tell you what any of the dozen or so 7-10 weight setups I have weigh.

I think most of this "lightest rod" **** is...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By tfrank
Re: Remington rifle recall!

witrouter, I'm aware that this is another issue. It's been beat to death on gun forums for a couple months. I know exactly what the problem is but won't discuss it in detail on a forum. Remington is...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By tfrank
Re: Remington rifle recall!

I tend not to post on topics like this because I could go on a rant. The 60 minutes story was a total one sided piece to promote their personal opinion. They left out several facts like whether...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By tfrank
Re: Trout tactics AFTER the rain...

Casselman: I'd recommend streamers/buggers regardless of conditions.

North Branch: Check the flows and be careful. I've waded and fished it at 750 cfs, but fishing was slow and very rough wading....
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,404
Posted By tfrank
Re: Fly vises are a good investment, and I need a bluegill patterns right now!

They take wooly buggers pretty good for me. I go to a local lake once in a while. The bait fisherman hit it pretty hard. Fish don't see a lot of flies so I normally out fish the bait guys. I have...
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