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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,042
Posted By MAD777
Re: High End Fly Rod Suggestions

Wow! I actually cut & pasted this post of testing advice it my permanent notebook of fly fishing notes! What a big help this is to me!

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 454
Posted By MAD777
Re: Leader tying question?

Silver, I don't post often (since I don't have vast knowledge to contribute) , but I study all your posts closely. Your posts give me an understanding of what I should look for in my gear and in my...
Forum: Flies 09-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By MAD777
Re: For Hackle Nerds

That one's bookmarked! Thanks Silver.

Mike
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 09-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By MAD777
I'm a huge fan of David McPhail on you-tube. His...

I'm a huge fan of David McPhail on you-tube. His voice and manner is so soothing, that I watch his videos when I come home from work all stressed out. I not even watching to learn the fly, he just...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-12-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 211
Posted By MAD777
I have two Hardy DD reels (6000 & 7000) and they...

I have two Hardy DD reels (6000 & 7000) and they are by far my favorite freshwater reels. I don't see how you could want more reel. While there are a handful of equally nice reels out there, most...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By MAD777
Re: Greys XF2 Streamflex 7'-6", 4wt - Opinions?

This could be a case of glass half empty or half full. There could be some deep discounts on nice gear coming soon!

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By MAD777
Re: Greys XF2 Streamflex 7'-6", 4wt - Opinions?

It would be good to have the company around to back up its warranty, point taken. However, that article linked is from 2012 and from my unscientific observation, the sales of Hardy/Greys products are...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By MAD777
Re: Nice Echo rod or Orvis Clearwater combo?

I have the Echo Carbon 2wt in the 7'-3" length and love that little thing. It will plant a fly softly on the water, but has a surprising amount of power for just a 2 wt.

Mike
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 09-09-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,047
Posted By MAD777
Re: September Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Hey, don't criticize. It is a "float" tube after all!

Mike
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By MAD777
Greys XF2 Streamflex 7'-6", 4wt - Opinions?

I'm considering a Greys XF2 Streamflex 4 wt. in the 7'-6" length. It would fill a hole in my lineup. I would use it for pan fish in small ponds and Trout on New England streams.

I'm attracted to...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By MAD777
Re: Reel for Greys XF2 Streamflex 5 wt

Sorry for the delayed response. I have the Streamflex 5wt 9' and a reel weighing 6.5 oz all spooled up with backing & line balances it perfectly. The empty reel weight would be about 5 oz. My...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By MAD777
Re: Who's using the Tapatalk App??

95% of my forum cruising is on TapaTalk.

Mike
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 470
Posted By MAD777
Since you're from New England, Thomas Ames Jr. ...

Since you're from New England, Thomas Ames Jr. "Hatch Guide for New England Streams"

When I first got I to fly fishing and didn't have a clue, Dave Hughes "Handbook of Hatches" was a wonderful...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By MAD777
Re: Fast Action rods

Good question! As I am fairly new to fly fishing, I've come to realize that the rod number & length doesn't tell the whole story of a rod. I have a few rods, mostly advertised as moderately fast. All...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 663
Posted By MAD777
Re: Ultralite fly setup

I have an Echo Carbon 2wt (7'-3") with Rio Trout Lt 2 wt line. Paired it with a Chinese knock-off of a Sage reel called Max Catch 2/3 (check the auction site). I absolutely love it. It will do...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By MAD777
Re: 1wt distance

The closest rod I have is a Echo Carbon 2wt at 7'-3" and I can put 40' of fly line out past the rod tip, only if there is absolutely no wind. But that's a 2wt, not a 1wt. As plecain said, that's not...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-21-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 770
Posted By MAD777
Re: The Slow Demise of "Honor..."

I agree wholeheartedly, stanbiker.
I'm sorry to hear you got left holding the flies. That's a sad testament to the conditions we live in today.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-21-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,711
Posted By MAD777
You have a great reel there. The question is,...

You have a great reel there. The question is, does the weight of it balance with your rod the way you want it to. I like my balance point 1-1/2" to 2" into the cork. Those Hardy dd reels are so...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-20-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,049
Posted By MAD777
Silver Creek, when are you going to write a book...

Silver Creek, when are you going to write a book on fly fishing? I'm ready to buy it!
Forum: Other Gear 08-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,345
Posted By MAD777
Re: felt sole controversy

The other advantage to this is you would have the river to yourself! Lol
Forum: Fly Reels 08-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 167,783
Posted By MAD777
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

If I had to pick one reel as the best looking, which would be difficult, this would be it. And I just missed owning one off the big auction site last week; I dozed off at the wrong time. Which...
Forum: Other Gear 08-15-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,345
Posted By MAD777
Re: felt sole controversy

Wow! Just, wow!
How can we get every legislature to read this!
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By MAD777
Re: Sierra Trading Post

Ouch! So how many sections do you have now? :(
Forum: Fly Reels 08-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By MAD777
Re: Reel for 5wt Winston

I have two Hardy reels in the dd series and one in the cc series. If I knew how good they were when I got into fly fishing, I would have nothing but those reels. I don't think there is a better...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-13-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By MAD777
I have a 3 wt version of the CT, also 8'-6". I...

I have a 3 wt version of the CT, also 8'-6". I haven't been impressed with that rod and just yesterday, I replaced the 3 wt line on it with a 4 wt and now I love the rod. The 4 wt is SA Mastery...
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