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Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By boomslang
Re: Leaders and Tippet Great Lake tribs?

8lb is too light for many reasons. Yes it can be done. But why. Salmon are not leader shy. Either they will bite or they wouldn't. Heavier ultra green gives you better abrasion resistance from...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By boomslang
Re: Leaders and Tippet Great Lake tribs?

12LB OR 15LB test maxima ultragreen. kings don't mess around.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-03-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By boomslang
Re: Hot day, Cold Water

that is simply outstanding. Thanks for sharing your report. i dream of fishing in places like that.....once in a while when i get to, i feel like I am in heaven.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By boomslang
Re: Rod and reel for small stream fishing - recommendations?

if you want to stay with graphite, buy anything with Winston name on it (may be a few year older is better) with the length and line weight that works for you and go fishing. outside of bamboo, very...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By boomslang
Re: Overlining Winston GVX 7'6" 3wt

it is a truly amazing rod with any basic 3WT line. why over line a perfectly fine small stream rod. smooth and crisp feeling of this rod with a 3wt set up is perfect for small stream fishing. I love...
Forum: Other Gear 08-26-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By boomslang
Re: need some good glasses

if you want the absolute best optical clarity in any fishing conditions, there is nothing better than Costa 580 glass lenses. 580 polycarbonate lenses are close second. Everything else, including...
Forum: Other Gear 08-24-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By boomslang
Re: Patagonia waders

Patagonia waders are the most comfortable for me. I have used Simms, Cloudveil, Redington, and Patagonia. Like Simms durability slightly better than Patagonia. However, Patagonia waders have been the...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-21-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By boomslang
Re: T&T new series via TackleTour

T&T rods are beautifully crafted. I love their two handed rods. I have an old 13' 7wt 3piece rod that is simply awesome. No modern rods with all the technology come close to the feel and function of...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By boomslang
Re: Need nymphing rod advice

Silver Creek covered most of the basics. lot of split shots is one way to get down. but, more specialized leader design may do the trick without as much weight. Also, depending on your fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By boomslang
Re: Steelhead: Scott G or A4?

for nymphing, a 10' rod is my choice. better at line control, presentation, drift control from a distance, and roll casting. rest is personal preference. Personally, I like a faster tip for nymphing...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By boomslang
Re: what wt rod for Kings in great lake tribs?

9' 9WT is about perfect. you can control and land the fish much better. Also, if you are planning to release the salmon, 9 WT gives you the backbone to do so quickly. 7wt rod for king salmon is a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By boomslang
Re: Kinds of trout

if you think scientifically, Steelhead are sea run rainbows. if you are from pacific northwest and have too much emotional involvement with steelhead fishery......it is something different. An unique...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By boomslang
Re: Kinds of trout

anadromous brown trout (born in fresh water, smolt and go to salt water, mature in salt water and return to natal stream/river to spawn) are referred to as sea trout. Brook trout and rainbow can do...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 08-19-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By boomslang
Re: The 2 hander and the river ?

without giving you too much details this is what I am going to say. There are couple other places in NY where you can use the 2hander and have some fun. Big water - fun and challenging. you can toss...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 08-19-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By boomslang
Re: The 2 hander and the river ?

You are not going to catch as many fish with the swung fly method as you will with other methods. this is a simple truth. Another important factor is that just because you have a long rod, does not...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-18-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By boomslang
Re: Humbled

as several people have suggested, film flies might be the way to go. either soft hackles fished in the film or dry flies flash to the film (like comparaduns or CDC emergers) could be good solutions...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-18-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By boomslang
Re: Best Rod For Roll Casting

may be a longer (10' or 11') rod with deep flexing action (medium or slow action) would help. your goal is to load the rod with minimum effort and weight. A slower rod will respond better to just the...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By boomslang
Re: New to spey, need a line!

150 yards is plenty. if you are fishing for the great lakes steelhead, the chances are slim that you will need that much backing (with running line and head).

if the unthinkable happens (your run...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By boomslang
Re: One vs Radian 8'-6" 4wt.

"What I like about the One is that is feels a little more effortless in close and it generates very high line speeds and tight loops effortlessly."


words like these cause more confusion than...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-13-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By boomslang
Re: New to spey, need a line!

after about 10 years of fiddling with spey lines these is where I am at.

Rio Scandi Multi-tip line with all different 15' tips. this is all i need to fish almost anywhere. Unless I am dredging...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By boomslang
Price Reduced and List Updated

Few items sold. Price reduced on a few items as well.

Thanks.
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-07-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By boomslang
Re: Mono Leaders vs. Polyleaders

it is not an either or choice. Depending on how you are fishing, you may need both. During the summer I fish a lot of wet or v-waking flies for different species of fish. For this I use a long mono...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-07-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By boomslang
Re: Difference between hardy Angle and Light weight reels?

Hardy Angel reels are one of the best built, most beautifully designed modern reels made by Hardy. if you hold both reels side by side, the price difference will be evident immediately. I have the...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-07-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By boomslang
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By boomslang
Re: Evolution of fly reel design

I do not have any desire to pound nails with my fly fishing reel. I like Tim's reels a lot, except from the sound. I think the click and pawl sound of the Spey Co. reels are not dialed in yet. They...
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