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Forum: Fly Rods 03-14-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,620
Posted By houli
Re: Line Suggestion TFO BVK 8wt

Hey ts47 .... figured i'd bump your old thread to see what you ended up trying/buying for the 8wt floating line?

as you know i'm looking to line both a 7wt and 8wt BVK for...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-13-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By houli
Re: Rio Gold / Rio Grand / Rio Perception / SA Mastery GPX

Thanks for the feedback - keep it coming.

I plan to fish the shad run this year .... it'll be my first attempt as well. Good luck and be safe out there - my son is 8 months old so it'll be a few...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,249
Posted By houli
Rio Gold / Rio Grand / Rio Perception / SA Mastery GPX

I've read up and sounds like the new Gold lines are +.5 and the new Grand are a full wt up .... not sure but it seems like Perception is somewhere in between as far as wt and taper.

I'm lining a...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-30-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By houli
Drift 2/3 vs 3/4 for Redington CT 7'6" 3wt

Just picked up a CT 7'6" 3wt. Anyone with firsthand knowledge of which reel balances the rod better between the Drift 2/3 and 3/4 please chime in.

Thanks.

Ryan
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,186
Posted By houli
Re: Favorite food on the water

Gatorade for the ride, hyrdation pack w/ water while fishing and pack Sweet n Salty Nut Granola Bars, beef jerky ...... recently started bringing a PB&J ............... and don't forget the cigar.
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By houli
Re: East Coast Cicada Hatch

that's a great looking pattern! now i have to take 3 days off work to tie 2 :)
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,527
Posted By houli
Re: East Coast Cicada Hatch

Here's my first run at two different variations - foam and chenille body. I need to clean it up a little and see how they fish. My closest home waters are Shenandoah, Upper Potomac and various...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-04-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By houli
Savage River / North Branch Potomac

I got out last Friday and Saturday for a couple days of fishing with limited success. Weather was cold and snowing on and off but flows were fine with Savage running in 89 CFS and North Branch...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 01-11-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By houli
Re: North Branch Potomac / Savage River Inquiry

Anyone fished the North Branch or Savage recently ..... I'm still a month+ out from my trip but figured I'd check in.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 09-06-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By houli
Re: North Branch Potomac / Savage River Inquiry

hahaha

1. not from Hawaii ..... it's a childhood nickname (and was my grandfathers nickname)

2. Both ....

now on to the important stuff .... how's the fishing out that way in winter?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 09-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By houli
North Branch Potomac / Savage River Inquiry

Hello all,

I've looked back at older posts on these areas and had a question.

I'll be in Deep Creek Lake for a bachelor/bachelorette party at the end of February next year. I'd like to sneak...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-22-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By houli
5 wt floating line recommendation

I'm in need of a new line for an upcoming trip to Idaho .... old Orvis Wonderline is in bad shape. Figured I'd ask the masses what they recommend.

Been looking at Rio Gold and Hydros 3D WF Trout...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-02-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By houli
Yakima River Recommendation

I'm headed that way for a work conference in Seattle mid September. I'd love to get out for a day - anyone have a shop/guide they recommend? Any other intel is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Ryan
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By houli
Re: Airline Travel w/ Fly gear question

Thanks a bunch fellas. They're coming with me.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By houli
Re: Airline Travel w/ Fly gear question

so if i bring flies in my carry-on chances are they will confiscate or make me go back and check my fly boxes?

do NOT want to get stuck in a situation where i have to dump my flies in the trash w/...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By houli
Airline Travel w/ Fly gear question

What are the rules these days? Can i bring my 4 piece in case as carry-on (soft Orvis Safe Passage case)? Can i bring fly boxes w/ flies/hooks etc as carry-on?

I'm headed to FL and want to bring...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-28-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By houli
Re: Montana Trip Inquiry

Ideally I'd like a combo of wade/drift and big and small waters for variety. I've checked out the info on Missoula via Missoula Montana Fly Fishing Guide | Montana Fishing | Fly Fishing Vacations |...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By houli
Montana Trip Inquiry

The wife has offered me a 4 day trip to fish in Montana for my birthday. I've done some research online but figured I'd put it out on the forum for some recommendations (rivers, streams, creeks,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By houli
Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Found this connection on a post a while back

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/DickM/Bimini-To-Fly-Line-Loop.jpg

Ended up doing a 50 turn bimini twist in the backing and a whipped loop in...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By houli
Re: Lamson Guru vs Litespeed

Just got my LS 3.0 yesterday ..... seems like i got the new Alox II spool for $120 ... handle is on the outside gave it away. Spool on the reel is the new version too .... only thing that looks...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,877
Posted By houli
Re: Fly Reel Selection

I just got my Lamson Litespeed LS 3 from Stillwater for a steal ..... haven't gotten it wet yet but based on reviews my guess is i'll like her.

Lamson Litespeed Hard Alox SALE!!! - Stillwater...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By houli
Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Thanks for the input .... she came out nice ... let's hope she holds!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By houli
Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Just tied Bimini twist in backing .... What loop in fly line? spider hitch? Other?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By houli
Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

This is a 7 wt setup ..... If I go loop to loop what loop do you tie in the fly line (and size)? Sounds like Bimini twist is way to go in backing.

Thanks.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By houli
Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

What connection do you recommend here?

THanks.
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