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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-17-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 407
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tying with the Divine Proportion in Mind

Interesting post and idea but it made my head hurt:)
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Able Nipper update

Well of course! How are you going to get any better at this without the proper gear.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rods you regret buying...

I am truly regretting buying my Sage ONE 486. I am so impressed with that rod I now want a 690 and 890:)
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Absorbine Jr. On fly line?

Absorbine Jr. does seem to work on the gnats but I think you need to reapply every 20 minutes or so if they are really bad. Bug Soother is another product that seems to work well for the gnats.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-30-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Inexpensive mag glasses

You had me until inexpensive. Orvis makes 4x and 5x but they are $70 iirc.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Tactics for the dog days of summer?

Fish early morning; coolest time of the day. Also, look for broken water which will have more oxygen. Long shaded stretches of the stream won't warm as fast. Where springs come in can be cooler...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,821
Posted By fishiowa
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

15 minutes to the closest trout water. 1-2 hours to my favorites.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By fishiowa
Re: The Driftless gang has been pretty quiet, anybody having any success?

The Iowa and Wisconsin streams have been fishing really well this year. With all the rain there have been days where the water is chocolate milk but the spring creeks generally become fishable in a...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By fishiowa
Re: New Winston.....

Interested to see how this falls in the lineup and if it has any effect on GVX. Similar price point, all graphite, all around rod? But then again, it isn't green and I don't know where it will be...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Winston GVX, Scoot, G. Loomis, St. Croix 4wt

The choice between the Imperial and GVX is a tough call that only you can make. I have an Imperial 7'6" 4 wt 2pc and a GVX 8' 4wt 4pc. Both nice rods in my opinion. For the subjective, I agree...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

You should see plenty of corn fields through Iowa and Nebraska although the land along I-80 is going commercial in many areas. Take a side trip on some of the county roads and you will see nothing...
Forum: Other Gear 05-08-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 4 piece rod case

There is one in the classifieds
Forum: Other Gear 05-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Vest/pack with rod tube holders

I'm not sure if you want a way to carry a second rod for frequent switching between nymphs and dries or if you just want a new pack. If the former, then I would say much more of a pita to switch...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Let's see your wallet

HaHa, I use the exact same one and thought I was being original. I got tired of money clips breaking after a couple years from being bent too many times to accommodate varying amounts of cash.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-24-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,206
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 6wt Recommendation

If you don't mind used a Sage RPL would fit the bill. Very solid rod in the medium/fast range. They can be had in excellent condition within your budget.

Edit: Make sure it is the original RPL...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Looking to add another rod...

Exactly what I was thinking when I read the original post. For example, I have a 486 ONE and a 479 Circa and they are totally different rods for different circumstances. I do not view them as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Hat in my hand asking for help

I have that jacket and am happy with it. The cuffs are 10X better than my Cloudveil. One thing to keep in mind, it is just a shell so size accordingly allowing room to layer under it in cooler...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By fishiowa
Re: I just can't see it !

What power readers do you use? I use 1.5X cheaters for everyday use and 3.0X for tying which works well. The 4" focal length is closer than you would actually be to a fly. If you try the cheap...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,396
Posted By fishiowa
Re: C-Clamp or Pedestal

If you are not sure which one you prefer tying on I would go with the pedestal. My reasoning is the new vise costs the same with either option but you can add an after market C-clamp cheaper than a...
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 04-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By fishiowa
Re: TT's Spring Cleaning

My guess is a pedestal base.
Forum: Fly Fishing Humor 03-27-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Caption this...

Food chain
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Re-purposed ski pole for a wading staff

A couple of winters ago I was bored and decided to see if I could build one of the collapsible ones just for kicks. I used a couple of old golf club shafts (need more than one so the sections can...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By fishiowa
Re: It's a good thing im not married!!!!

Yea, but just to clarify, the $1,200 price tag is for graphite, the cane is 4K
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,007
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fishing chicks?

aha, I knew women couldn't resist a fly fisherman:)

Sorry, I couldn't help myself
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 03-15-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By fishiowa
Re: St. Croix Legend Ultra 7'6" 2 wt.

Brookfieldangler pm sent with paypal info.

Thanks to all others for the kind comments.
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