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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

No it won't. You're assuming everyone fishes for bluegill on windless, small streams where you can reach far enough with a glorified cane pole to cast to the fish. Over open water like the Potomac...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Actually, What Are My Basics?

Gentlemen if I could digress for a moment......coach Ditka versus a hurricane, who would win?

Hold on, hold on! The name of the hurricane, is hurricane Ditka.
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Braided loops on fly lines?

+1. This is pretty much what I do, even though I have slight reservations about it because it eventually leads to a crack at the loop "doubled over" part due to hinging. The strength is extremely...
Forum: Flies 11-30-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Can anybody help me identify these flies?

If I were you, I would NOT fish any of those. Keep them.

It looks like you have a Mickey Finn there, some soft hackle wets in the middle of the 4th box there, some stonefly patterns in the top...
Forum: Fly Reels 11-25-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Connecting The Backing To Your Reel Spool;

Looks like a "fishin' fool" knot -- which is basically a uni knot with 2 turns through the eye (or around the spool).

It is incredibly strong -- won knot wars a couple of years ago.
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Complicating my C&R

Wow -- that's a beautiful place out there. I'm stuck on the East Coast in a highly urban area, and forget how beautiful so much of the U.S. really is.

My wife (who also fly fishes) always says...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-25-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 787
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Anyone want to donate me stuff for my fly tying desk?

On the flip-side, I've seen some unbelievable generosity provided by members here for a variety of things that have come up. It's a great forum, but yeah -- you might have better luck finding...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Looking for an 8wt set up

For a more "moderate" 8-weight than the legion of fast broomsticks out there, a TFO 9' 8-weight PRO II fits the bill nicely -- I love mine. I use it for the big river here (Potomac) and bass, carp,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot

Contrary opinion:

I don't like loop knots. I think the benefits are overstated when stripping streamers, and I think loop knots add the disadvantage of fouling around the eye of the fly on...
Forum: Fly Lines 11-19-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Giving up on mono tippet?

This is slightly off-topic: Silver Creek - how do you apply mud to your leader/tippet? Do you simply take a tiny amount and run the line betwen thumb and index finger, possibly rolling your fingers...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 927
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

I was wondering where you went -- welcome back :). I'm guilty of doing some of the same things you claim you do. I think Ard said something about just avoiding anything that borders on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 11-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,828
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Beginner trying to cast larger flies.

I'll go a step further:

For all the good advice offered, there is literally NOTHING you need to know about casting big flies that cannot be learned by practicing what SilverCreek has provided in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,042
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Why Women Make Better Anglers

I think suspect Silver Creek is spot-on in his assessment.
Forum: Fly Rods 11-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 5wt??

I love these kind of threads....still, even after who knows how many ;).

.....what about the fast action, 4.5 weight??? You guys are remiss!!
Forum: Fly Lines 11-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Giving up on mono tippet?

Hey, whatever works for you.

The stuff about how long fluoro lasts in the environment would no effect on my desire to use it.

I use mono because it works for me and I don't have a reason to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-30-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I have the TFO finesse in the 389 configuration and it is a wonderful rod. I mostly use mine for trout, and also for some of the small streams with bluegill and other warmwater species. It is a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,677
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I fish for sunfish often (only second to brook trout) and have caught them on virtually every combination of rod length and line.

If I put aside my "ideas" about what the ideal rod is for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 699
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Is it worth the upgrade?

Agreed -- and to further simplify:

Work on ONLY your loops. Nothing else. make them look tight going back and forth. Let your line drop to the ground/water at first before trying to keep it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

You mean the adipose fin? You've revealed that you're referring to some kind of trout species right? Sure, that works fine. For large carp, using their eye sockets provides a good bit of handling...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,291
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

Bingo -- and good article BTW. I fully expected to read another article of nonsense where someone rants about how everyone is "doing something wrong" simply because they caught a better fish than...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Likable

If you're near any bluegill whatsoever, head over there with a few soft hackles, nymphs, or whatever and you'll be in business :).
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By turbineblade
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

What do you do with flies you don't lose? :)
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Another myth busted? I don't think so

Explain this. I own one really fast action rod, a lot of mediums, a TFO finesse I love, and now a couple of old fenwick glass rods. It seems to me that sure, you can get a delicate presentation...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By turbineblade
Another myth busted? I don't think so

Bendy vs Stiffy – a study of fly rod action and casting mechanics « the limp cobra (http://thelimpcobra.com/2012/11/20/bendy-vs-stiffy-a-study-of-fly-rod-action-and-casting-mechanics/)

I don't buy...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Interesting read on myths

I'm glad someone jumped on the "light fly lines are better in wind" nonsense. Without any background in physics whatsoever, this one is easy for anyone to disprove simply by fishing in the wind with...
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