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Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By fishosopher
Hatch pools?

I'm reading Clarke and Goddard's [U]The Trout and the Fly[U]. I just finished a section on "hatch pools," but I don't know what a hatch pool is and the authors don't define it. Anybody?
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Wading boots?

OK, we have Korkers fans. But any feedback on the Simms models?
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,140
Posted By fishosopher
Wading boots?

I'm in the market for a new pair of wading boots. But it's more confusing than I would have expected.

I'm in my mid-60's, so traction and stability are my primary concerns, i.e., I don't want to...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By fishosopher
6 wt. nymphing rod

I want a 9'6" to 10' nymphing rod for bigger western water (think tail waters), probably a 6 wt.

I believe the longer length will help me with mending and other line control techniques. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,252
Posted By fishosopher
Overloading a Sage 99 6 wt....or not?

About 18 months ago I purchased a Sage Z-axis 696 on ebay to be used as a nymphing rod, particularly on bigger waters. I love my Z-axis rods at 9', but have never liked this 9'6" rod. Its end is too...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,076
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Fluoro tippets for dry flies

Great feedback! Thanks for the observations and information.

But all this raises another question: Can you tie fluoro tippet to a mono leader?

Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,076
Posted By fishosopher
Fluoro tippets for dry flies

I'd like to hone in on the thread Franzenangler started yesterday. Specifically, what do you think about using fluorocarbon for dry flies, including 16-20?

Now I'm carrying both mono and fluoro,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By fishosopher
Re: What am i doing wrong

Go out with a guide. Tell him or her that you want to learn. It's expensive, but you will probably catch fish and you will learn.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,063
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Lets Talk Lens Color

Last year I got a pair of Smiths especially for low light conditions like dusk. They are polarized, prescription, bifocals, and yellow. I found I couldn't effectively tie on a fly at dusk anymore,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Travel Bag

I usually travel by car and I have four bags: Simms wader bag (fairly lg.), duffel for gear (often his & hers), duffel for rods (again often his and hers...also I take more rods than I' used to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By fishosopher
Re: 7 Weight for fishing streamers

I love the Sage Z axis. But my experience with Z axis rods longer than 9' is disappointing. Both my 696 and 810 Z axis rods lack the strong loading action of the slightly shorter rods. I sold my Z...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By fishosopher
Tom Helgeson passes away

Tom Helgeson, editor and publisher of Midwest Fly Fishing, died last Friday. A lifelong journalist and fly fisher, Tom championed the Midwestern streams he loved.

Tom organized trips to Montana...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By fishosopher
How important is rod length?

I have an 8 wt. 9' that meets a wide variety of fishing needs. I've read that a 9'6" or better yet a 10' rod is better for steelhead and other river-run fish. You can cover more water and control...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,971
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Which prescription polarized glasses

I have used SmithOptics for years and am very satisfied. I call them direct with my perscription. I usually have their web site up on my computer so I can look at the model and tints as we talk. If...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-03-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Thinking about a new rod

I like my 8'6" 3 wt. a lot. Perfect for fishing Tricos and small flies, it still has enough length to control your line. Bluegills and other small game fish are a ball.
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-15-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,765
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Redington Predator

Thanks to Cliff, Frank and others!

I decided to go with a 7 wt. SA bass line and a 7 wt. sinking tip (6 ips). After casting the 6 wt. predator with a 6 wt RIO Grand I had, I decided to go with a 7...
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,765
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Redington Predator

OK, but it seems to me we still haven't answered the Smallmouth question. Here in the Twin Cities, MN, the salt water is a long way away. If I'm going north on the Missisippi, I'll probably take my 8...
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-08-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,765
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Redington Predator

I want to put a line with a short, fast sinking tip ( 10 to 15 ft., 6-7 ips) on a 6 wt. Redington Predator. Should I go with a 6 wt. or a 7 wt. line?
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,888
Posted By fishosopher
Re: St. Croix Legend Elite, Sage Z Axis, or ????

I love my 6 wt. Z-axis. While considered a fast rod, it is not as stiff as most fast rods so that you a feel it load. The rod has a tremendous amount of energy. Works well for dry, nymph and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Fluorocarbon tippet

Frank, As always, thanks for the excellent information.
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Favorite Rod Weight

This quickly becomes a multifactorial problem. My 6 wt. is a z-axis, which I love. But for delicate trico presentations the 3 wt. is wonderful. Maybe the stealth question here is, "What type of water...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By fishosopher
Fluorocarbon tippet

Can you tie a fluorocarbon tippet material on to a mono leader?

You've been fishing a caddis, but decide nymphing is the way to go. You have a 9 to 10 ft. 5x leader. Can you cut off the tippet or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,421
Posted By fishosopher
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Tegris

I recently purchased a Native Ultimate 12 hybrid canoe/kayak. I've gotten comfortable in the boat, have started fishing on a lake, and in September plan to fish for Smallmouth in SE MN streams.
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Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,976
Posted By fishosopher
Re: Cabela's Stowaway 5 piece

FYI, the 7-piece is made from superior graphite than the 5-pc. I believe it casts better, too.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,869
Posted By fishosopher
Light weight option

I just purchased a Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Tegris kayak/canoe hybrid. I'm just getting used to paddling it, so I haven't fished from it yet. I liked my wife's SOT kayak, but it was too heavy....
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