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Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 776
Posted By wee hooker
Re: How to Successfully set up a fishing club???

So well said, sir! As a former multi term president of a local Saltwater fly fishing club, I couldn't have stated these realities better.
To add one other item, the club should establish some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

I've fly-fished warm and salt water from kayaks for 20 years and still use them regularly for that purpose.. All good info here but I'll expand on the following:

Less is more - Everything you add...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-02-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Smallmouth on popper.

Nice tip on the poppers, Jackster. I just looked up a you tube vid with Mr Hipps tying some up. They seem a little involved but cleverly unique in construction and shape. Going to have to sit at...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,504
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Snakes on my Brain

Wow, guess I should have used the joking font. Ease up there big guy.:eek:
Over and out on this thread.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,504
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Snakes on my Brain

.......or you can just shoot them all and let the buzzards sort them out. For me, it doesn't matter if a snake is venomous or not. If it bites me, my heart is stopping cold.
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By wee hooker
Re: GPX line ratings?

LOL, don't get me ranting...Just started dabbling in the two hand thing this fall. Why would an "industry standard" use the same numeric scale with totally different values???? Are you kidding me?...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By wee hooker
Re: GPX line ratings?

I didn't measure anything. I just went with what is on the SA website.

Mastery Series GPX - Mastery Series - Lines (http://buy.scientificanglers.com/lines/mastery-fly-lines/mastery-gpx.html)
...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Smallmouth on popper.

Just noticed you are from NH. Guess your not throwing poppers this week. Last I heard, you guys had as much ice as we have snow here in MA :-(. 26 deg here today so it will be a while. Nice to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By wee hooker
GPX line ratings?

Hi all, I just picked up a SA GPS Mastery series GPX line in 6 wt on clearance as I was told they were supposed to be 1/2 line size heavier than their rating. (I have a TFO 6 wt rod that needs a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Smallmouth on popper.

......as much fun as a person can have with their pants on!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,557
Posted By wee hooker
Re: General Discussion for Smallmouth

Here in the NE, we don't run into much fast water fishing for smallies. Mostly my friend and I are fishing slow current and or still water. In these conditions, I like to carry two set-ups in the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Bass on a 5wt

A 5 wt is fine as long as your not throwing hamster sized bugs into thick cover. Fish the edges of cover with flies and poppers in the 4 through 8 range and you'll do great. ( p.s. Don't forget a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-22-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By wee hooker
Re: New guy hello & questions

Welcome!

I'll throw out a couple of generic thoughts based on what I've learned over eh decades.
While there are a growing number of specialized lines out there, there is no need (and little...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,783
Posted By wee hooker
Re: What is your choice drink for fly fishing?

Usually a Contico autoseal tumbler filled with hot or iced coffee. ( I love that I can just lay it on the floor of the boat /yak without it spilling.) As an alternative on really hot or long trips ,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,454
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

FlyfishingJack touch's on a good point. It's hard to think about bluegill without thinking about throwing a popper to them. Given that flyfishing is built around the line propelling the fly, it's...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 12-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly line Question

All good advice so far. That said, I'll throw in my two cents.
Going with the lien weight marked on the rod is usually a safe bet. You can over line it by one size if you want to throw bigger bugs...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By wee hooker
Re: General Saltwater Combo

FIWWI, I've been successfully salt and warm water fly fishing for 25+ years and still don't own a $700 outfit. Personally, I know you could get a quality outfit to meet all those needs for less than...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By wee hooker
Re: My first sand bass on a fly rod.

Congratulations, nice fish! It must have fought well in that current.

btw, So who hooked who? ;)
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 11-25-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Switch reel question?

The OP still has not posted intended use details. That said, with only those three to choose from, I'd go with the Orvis (hands down).
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,314
Posted By wee hooker
Re: WTB 5wt or 6wt

Google " Rhody Fly Rodders". Great group of guys right in your back yard. While it's a salt water club, many of these guys have fished for anything that swims since before there was an internet. They...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-08-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,454
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

My 2 cents. Bluegill are joyfully unpretentious. They don't require delicate and precise presentation either. No need to over think (or over spend) on a dedicated bluegill rod. Just match your rod...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,274
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

;)

Well said! One of the interesting paradox's of this sport is that the high end manufacturers are constantly launching their next rod line which boasts ground breaking technology in order that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Back when I had the bug to tie bugs (near daily ;-), I experimented with using keel hooks (or bending my own) To have the point ride upwards for just that reason. I had some success but nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Quick question about what fly to tie first...

x2. Complex enough to teach some technique but simple enough to encourage good results. Minimum common materials needed are also useful for allot of other files.
Besides, if I had to feed myself on...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Thanks Gents, sound advice. I already have a stock of Mason't hard mono and single strans SS wire that I traditionally use when tying. ( I just need o find it as my tying gear/materials moced from...
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