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Forum: Great Lakes Region Yesterday, 10:29 AM
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Posted By pszy22
Re: Northern Michigan - 8/31 to 9/4

You are a couple of weeks early.
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 08-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By pszy22
Re: My Grandfather's Fly Rod

I feel duty bound to tell you - that's not a very good outfit to use to learn how to fly fish. I'd hate to see you come away from the whole experience nothing other than frustrated.

If money is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,138
Posted By pszy22
Re: The Alabama Rig

Sort of reminds me of a Newaygo Spider which used to be a very popular "lure" for river salmon fishing here in Michigan.

http://www.barlowstackle.com/Assets/ProductImages/Molds/471145.jpg
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 08-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By pszy22
Re: My Grandfather's Fly Rod

If I ever bump into any of you fellows, remind me not to challenge you to arm wrestle. I admire your strength and stamina to be able to fish a setup like that for more than a cast or two.

French,...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-09-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By pszy22
Re: Need Help with Info on Walton Powell

Walton Powell did make a number of experimental rods that he would personally sell. I bought a couple prototype rods from him myself.

I have seen some pictures of Segmented Graphite rods he made,...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By pszy22
Re: How many of us are limited to one good rod?

I think everyone has their own definition of what constitutes a "good" rod. To me, a "good" rod is any rod that is currently attached to a fish.

Using that definition, one rod that definitely...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By pszy22
Re: How many of us are limited to one good rod?

Truth be told, for most folks, half the fun of any hobby is buying stuff. That's true of fishing, guitar playing, anything with the word collecting, etc. Nothing wrong with buying stuff you might...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,402
Posted By pszy22
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

Yep, a direct quote from the above referenced Orvis site - "the best indicator there is".
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,402
Posted By pszy22
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

They neglected a key piece of every serious angler's kit - the Plastilite Float.

An Orvis exclusive - Classic Fishing Bobber / Plastilite Float -- Orvis...
Forum: Forum Polls 07-30-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,937
Posted By pszy22
Re: What release tool do you use?

I've been using this home made gizmo for the past three years. I haven't had to touch a single fish since I started using it. You do have to be wading to use it since the fish slides right off the...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-26-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By pszy22
Re: New Fly Rod Breaks

More often than not, if there is a manufacturing defect, the rod is going to break fast, using during the first usage.

I always tell folks, if you are going on a major outing, and just bought a...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 07-26-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara rod grip length? and other questions.;

I'm not aware of any tenkara rods that use thread wraps to tip each section. That's not to say they don't exist, but I will tell you if you decide to do so, don't get too carried away with the...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 07-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara rod grip length? and other questions.;

Since you are new to tenkara, the first thing to remember is the English translation of the word tenkara is -

http://picklebums.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/smalls-tuff-quote.jpg

There is no...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-23-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By pszy22
Re: Hatch Chart for the Great Lakes Region

Matt Supinski has developed a very comprehensive, accurate, illustrated hatch schedule for the Muskegon River, located on the west side of Michigan's lower peninsula -

MUSKEGON RIVER HATCHES ~...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By pszy22
Re: Anybody furl their own leaders?

Pro -

I'd say it's easier to learn than learning to tie a fly.

The required cost of to get started is also much less than what you need to tie flies.

Con -

A furled leader lasts a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By pszy22
Re: When Your Best Is Deemed "Not Good Enough..."

Jerry,

When the mood strikes, try carving some wooden fish. THey are alot of fun with alot of room for creativity and expression. The nice thing about them, once you cut out the blank, you can...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,058
Posted By pszy22
Re: When Your Best Is Deemed "Not Good Enough..."

Jerry,

I'm not sure I've still figured out how to do it myself, but I am more and more coming to the conclusion that I better figure out how to deal/ignore what you've just experienced. It almost...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By pszy22
Re: Vintage Fly Rod Identification

I wouldn't cut your one piece rod. If you'd like a short two piece rod, Global Dorber makes a series of 5' 2 piece rods called the Lil Streamer series. They are very reasonable and alot of fun to...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By pszy22
Re: Euro nymphing rods?

You may want to check these guys out.


I've never fished any of their longer rods, but I do own several of their shorter rods and I think they are one of the very best values on the market -
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara-A fun read.

Great article, thanks for posting.
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By pszy22
Re: Fair Price For A Hardy Perfect?

Please let me know where you can find "pristine vintage 2 and 5/8s Hardy Perfect. It has a nice patina and clicks like the day it left the factory. Its way older than I am and in much better shape"...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By pszy22
Re: Fair Price For A Hardy Perfect?

Probably somewhere between $500 and $1000. Depends on the exact year, appointments, where you are selling it, and who might be buying it. If you enjoy fishing it, by all means do so. If the money...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 07-14-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By pszy22
Re: Number system

To be honest, it's not a fully defining measurement. Probably the closest analogy is the Orvis Fly Rod Flex Index. Is the rod a tip flex, mid flex or full flex. Just as the the Orvis Flex Index...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By pszy22
Re: Big Rattle Snake on a 6wt Fly Rod, look at the bendů

I fail to understand how swinging a snake around the end of a fly rod amongst a group of people is a wise way to handle it. I've done research with a number of professional herpetologist and I've...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By pszy22
Re: Big Rattle Snake on a 6wt Fly Rod, look at the bendů

I guess if we really want to have an open discussion, maybe you can help me understand what exactly about that video did you find worthwhile?

Was it informative/entertaining/funny/educational?
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