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Forum: General Discussion 02-24-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,674
Posted By pc40chas
Re: fly shack flies

well without smashing somebodies buisiness... you get what you pay for. a bit disappointed. not sending any back because i got a lot of flies for a little cash but no consistency, not proportionate....
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,674
Posted By pc40chas
Re: fly shack flies

well i placed the order yesterday, and just seen some of these replies. now I'm a bit nervous. about $100 order including 2 simms tee shirts. all are nymphs mostly size14 and 18. i better get some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Fun Fact

Wow!!!!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Beginner with questions here!

i started out thinking 2 piece was better for some reason, now all my rods(even the ones i build) are all 4 piece. for one reason only, they fit in my truck better. action doesn't change. as for...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,674
Posted By pc40chas
Re: fly shack flies

thanks i was a little concerned about their site because it doesn't say its secure anywhere to place an order. i do tie my own flies but recently i started building my own rods which has slowed the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Sage z-axis and allen reel!

i have an 8wt z-axis that i use for steelhead and salmon. its paired up with a lamson waterworks ul force. i can't say enough about either. the ceramic brakes on that reel stops those steelhead with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,674
Posted By pc40chas
fly shack flies

has anyone ever bought flies from the fly shack? if so how is the quality of the flies and did you buy them online?
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Adding weight to your nymph

im fishing about an hour east of you. ashtabula, conneaut area. you can catch a fish on any rod but steelhead are averaging 6-10 lbs but there are some 12+ lb fish in there. an 8wt has a fighting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Adding weight to your nymph

i like to tie on my split shots so the dont move. ive been doing that ever since i started fly fishing. it will crimp your line but ive never lost a fish because of that knot. just say your throwing...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Fly tying tweezers

if you have to buy a demagnetizer, why not buy a new pair of tweezers. unless you want to make something like mentioned above just to see if it works. i guess that would be kinda neat to see. ive...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By pc40chas
Re: need help with gear...

cant help much with the oregon area. and good luck with that frusteration thing. thats normally the first thing i pack, a big bag of frusteration. you just have to learn to calm down and pay...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By pc40chas
Re: skunked once again....

hi mcfly, im only about an hour east of you. try throwing a chartruse egg with red blood dot, trailed by an orange estez egg. all that under an indicator, then depending on the flow 1,2,or 3 split...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By pc40chas
Re: new rod?

ya jakeway, your right about the windy days with a 1wt. but im a big fan of ultra light gear. i would just say keep it as light as posible. its just more fun.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-01-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By pc40chas
Re: new rod?

for blue gill and crappie i would go lighter than a 4wt. i might even stretch that to a 1 or a 2wt. if thats all that rod is for. youll have alot more fun with a lighter rod. face it, those fish...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By pc40chas
Re: not another best fly question - a little different

size does matter. ha ha. i agree with above, the wrong fly in the right size has more of a chance than the right fly that is too big. i say too big because normaly in my case if im not catching...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Need Some Help- Cutthroat

that should be a good choice. also for a beginner you might want to get a medium to medium fast action rod. they have a lot of forgiveness in your casting
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By pc40chas
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Need Some Help- Cutthroat

as for the rods check out orvis, cabelas, llbean they will have some decent rods at a good price. also check on thier warranties. as for the flies, my favorite for cutties is an olive elk hair caddis...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Help me decide.....not what you think.

i also like to use lighter equipment for what ever im fishing for. mostly i fish for steelhead because theyre in every river around me. for steelhead i use an 8wt. but i also have the alleghany mnts...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-20-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By pc40chas
Re: wf or dt ???

if thats all your ever gonna cast with that rod id say dt. you say 7 1/2' im taking that as a 2-3 wt?
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By pc40chas
Re: hello everyone

hi james, welcome to the forum. i see your 13 yrs old, if theres any questions you have on anything just ask. theres alot of good people with excelent advise and tips on the whole sport. thier even...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-20-2009, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Reel for 7ft 4wt fly rod

as for the lamson velocity deals, (and im not 100% sure when they corrected the problem) they used to have a problem with rusting and siezing up. so if your thinking about the older model, at least...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-20-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By pc40chas
Re: lamson reel ?s

thanks you guys for the input. i ended up buying the lamson (waterwoks) ula force 3.5. it set me back a bit, and i havent got to use it yet cause the rivers have been frozen over completely. but they...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-19-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By pc40chas
Re: Reel for 7ft 4wt fly rod

i have an orvis zero gravity 4wt that i paired up with an orvis battenkill large arbor and its perfect. its got a nice smooth drag and a very appealing look. its just about $200 currently. i got mine...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By pc40chas
Re: drag

just to clarify this, sometimes its set to heavy and i want to lighten it up. if theres a fish on and i think i should adjust i would never hesitate, thats why its there. now for your next cast its...
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