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Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By dhaynes
Re: the other rods?

I've occasionally carry two rods fishing streams. Whether it works well or not seems to depend on how you're fishing. If you're the sort of fisher that makes a few casts and moves on, constantly...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-22-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Fenwick Aetos Fly Rod


Aetos Dios is translated from Greek into "Eagle of Zeus". There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of this eagle, coming from different Greek legends.

According to Antoninus...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-03-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Looking for help selecting a 6 or 7wt for the C.I. Exam

Was on the same quest... I tried a Ross FW 7wt and never got to the point of liking it. I rejected a Sage Vantage 6wt as not being as fast as I would like. I toyed with a TFO Mangrove 7 wt (really...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 236
Posted By dhaynes
Re: historical angling literatre

A good while back I sent a PM to one of the admins of the forum proposing a forum section on "Fly Fishing History" of which Historical Literature would be a primary source of information and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By dhaynes
Re: What happens to the fish after a storm?

Think of it this way... those rivers in the Sierras, Rockies, and Appalachians have been there for tens of thousands of years. They've seen many 100 year storms, many 1,000 year storms and probably a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 10,762
Posted By dhaynes
Re: a foody thread?

Incredibly simple and incredibly good...

1 lb. Chicken tenders... floured and browned, remove
1/2 cup sweet onions, sautéed until tender
enough Chile Verde (Green Chile Salsa) to cover chicken...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 376
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Merry Christmas Everybody
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,269
Posted By dhaynes
Re: What is the worst fly fishing commercial or movie scene?

I'm thinking a caption contest is in order for the Nixon photo.........:shocking:
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,269
Posted By dhaynes
Re: What is the worst fly fishing commercial or movie scene?

The "coat and tie" thing is petty consistent with the manner of dress of British upper and middle class sportsmen of that era. To find someone fishing on private chalks streams without a coat and tie...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 629
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Two of the same rod ?

In the household we have a number of duplicate rods... a couple of inexpensive ones for instruction but also some higher end rods.

My wife fly fishes as well. It generally works like this. I'll...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 12-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By dhaynes
New Year's Day on the Gunpowder

For the past few years, Maryland Trout Unlimited has been hosting a New Year's Day outing on the Gunpowder.... Come out and join us!

Meet at Masemore Road Parking around 10:30. Socialize for a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By dhaynes
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 833
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Looking for an 8wt set up

As an alternative to the TFO BVK rod, have a look at the TFO Mangrove...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 11-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By dhaynes
Re: SW United States headed for a 'Mega Drought?'

This jogged a memory of reading about mega water projects for the west in Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert" -- a very fine book on water policy in the west... This is about the North American Water...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By dhaynes
Re: CB Radios. Anyone, besides me, still carry those on the river?

Not clear whether you are talking about CB radios -- the kind truckers use -- or hand-hell walkie-talkie radios which seem to fit your description better....

My wife and I use small walkie-talkies...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-15-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Small Wooly Bugger

I don't tie, but I have some buggers (without beadhead) tied on size 12 and 14 hooks that work fine with a 3 wt rod.. Even with a beadhead, if you adjust your casting style a little, they should do...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,201
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Fly Rod question: what types was used in the river runs through it?

Tom Skerritt fished an 8.5 foot Granger bamboo rod...

Here's from an auction site:

This very rod was fished by actor Tom Skerritt, who played Norman's father, Rev. John Maclean, in the movie....
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,121
Posted By dhaynes
Re: November Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing-with new prize

i keep telling you "Fly Fishing in the Yemen" was not a documentary.....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-29-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,392
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Not to gainsay any of the good advice here, but.......

Catching bluegills on a Tenkara rod is a heck of a lot of fun!!!!!
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Help casting new butterstick

Here's something you can try that works for me....

Start with about 10' of line beyond the tip (minus leader). Turn a bit sideways so you can watch the line and then start false casting...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By dhaynes
Berkeley ParaMetric

A long while ago I picked up a Berkeley Parametric 7', 5wt (number 404FY on rod) for a few bucks at a yard sale. I sat the tube in a corner and forgot all about it. Today my wife asks for a short rod...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Somerset NJ show ?

I gave up a traditional vest a while back in favor of a Fishpond windwalker chest pack that I wear like a sling pack. Its roomy enough for essentials but I missed having places to tuck my glasses or...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-15-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By dhaynes
Re: $200 or less 8wt ?

TFO Pro II....
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By dhaynes
Re: Somerset NJ show ?

Been to both the Somerset show and the Lancaster, PA show...

Deals? Depends on what you're looking for...

New fly rods/ reels.... not likely to get a deal but you can put them in your hand and...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-09-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By dhaynes
Re: South Boulder

Check out Rocky Mountain Anglers website....
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