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Forum: Fly Rods 07-22-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,770
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Sage X sweeps IFTD 2016 rod categories

I think that is going to work out much better for you than most decisions made while drunk :) I have both those rods and would buy them again especially at the current prices.
Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 969
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Orvis's New Nipper

At least not yet :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 691
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

Here are a few from 1983 Orvis catalog:

Superfine 3-6wt graphite $190-235
Fullflex A glass $79
Madison Single tip Bamboo $320-335
Battenkill two tip Bamboo $480-605
Orvis "125"...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 07-19-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 605
Posted By fishiowa
Re: What are the advantages of fibreglass?

Thanks for that one Itch; Just got done wiping coffee spray off my screen :)
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,659
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Yes, since I wrote that in 2014 I have acquired the 590 and 690 along with a backup 486. Enjoying them all. Currently cruising the closeouts for a 376 and maybe the 890. I only fish an 8wt a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-05-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Minimalist Project

LOL, Hey, just getting back to you Dewayne; I no longer have eight 4wts, the count is now up to 10. :)
Forum: Other Gear 07-05-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,188
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Quality of retractors.

The pin on ones are the worst culprits for coming undone. I like the screw on ones but what I do now is put the zinger inside my bag and thread it through a grommet so as long as the cord doesn't...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-05-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By fishiowa
Minimalist Project

Recently a couple things got me thinking about a minimalist setup for the local streams. First, I began to notice that on my little 2-3 hour trips to local creeks sometimes I didnít even open a fly...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-30-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Check out this hatch

You're probably right but we just call them fish flies and as IaTrouter pointed out they are a plague. They come off the Mississippi but not as noticeable on the smaller streams. Some years they...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 06-30-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Guides for Northeast Iowa

I'm not sure where you are located and if you are locked into Iowa or if you are open to other parts of the driftless. If open I would agree with IATrouter and Larry and give a+1 on Rich Osthoff and...
Forum: Driftless Region 06-29-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,468
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 2016 Driftless Trout Pics and Reports

Made it out for a couple hours at the local stream this evening. Water was still a little high and dirty from the heavy rains over the weekend but a beautiful evening.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-29-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 10' 4wt Radian line recommendation according to Scott

Do you have an expert distance line already? I think they stopped making it for anything less than 5wt.
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Vise hook keeper trick

Another option to the business card magnets is to use the small round magnets. I always have a couple of them on my base for hooks and/or finished flies. The main advantage is that the magnet is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 34,686
Posted By fishiowa
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

ZXL 480; I need another 8' 4wt like I need another, well you know.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 990
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Service Temporarily Unavailable

Yep, central time zone 10:00 pm it turns into a pumpkin. Other random times as well but can set my watch to the ten o'clock shut down.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-15-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 2-4-6-8 what do you appreciate?

Hmm, I may be overloaded with 4s; 3,3,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,5,5,5,6,6,7,8. No, now that I think about it that isn't possible.
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Ready to try some wet wading

Sounds like you are onto something with the canyoneering boot. But, if you decide to use regular wading boots get them wet before the hike and they are more supple and comfortable. Best to just...
Forum: Driftless Region 06-10-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,468
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 2016 Driftless Trout Pics and Reports

Better than on the rocks I guess:)

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Looks like I need to reset the date on my camera; today isn't the 9th is...
Forum: Driftless Region 06-10-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,468
Posted By fishiowa
Re: 2016 Driftless Trout Pics and Reports

Had a couple good outings this week. Best one; here is my nephew with his first trout ever. About a half hour of casting instruction before we went and he did well. Forgive his fish handling in...
Forum: Driftless Region 06-03-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By fishiowa
Re: New water and a new friend

Steve, it was a pleasure fishing with you, I really enjoyed it. Next time you come up we'll have to get Dewayne to join us.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-03-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By fishiowa
Re: For Winston Experts

Once when I was on the phone to Winston I asked the same question and they said Winston Traditional.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By fishiowa
Re: how to porperly fight Fish with a Click and Pawl Reel?

Not a lesson but rather a tip. With any reel but especially a clicker, if there is an adjustment knob make sure to loosen it all the way after fishing.

As to stopping a truck; the reel may but...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Broken rod

One idea if you choose to have it fixed, ask them to return the broken section along with the repaired rod, add a tiptop to that and you will have a 2 in 1 rod. One tip as it was and one for those...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 791
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Forum won't load

It's turning into a bad joke. Useless at peak times and just did it to me at 6:11 am on Saturday.:mad:
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By fishiowa
Re: Drift less Area guides

PM sent your way.
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