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Forum: Fly Rods 03-27-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Douglas fly rods

Once Douglas starts producing rods in the US, watch their pricing rise to meet the competition on similar US produced rods. The labour component in N. America can't match the offshore rates. There is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Pleasant surprise at Basspro.

I dropped into the Orlando outlet in Nov. and was disappointed to see how little space was reserved for the Fly Fishing enthusiast. Obliviously not a priority to their clientele. Is there more...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-24-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By troutnut4
Re: How much do you think I could get for this rod ?

I had one for sale for 3 months. Dropped the price twice and finally sold it in December for a Christmas gift. Rod was lawn cast 2, maybe 3 times and in mint condition. It finally sold for $300.00...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 802
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Waiting a life time for a rod of a life time.

NO, In my opinion there isn't a rod that I would wait 5 years to have built. As far as an heirloom, in my hands and at that price it would end up as a wall ornament and that's not it was built for. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By troutnut4
Re: How do you keep them straight?

I have been using a spreadsheet for some time. Realized that I couldn't keep track of the preferred rod / reel / line combinations. My taste for spare spools stopped when I realized that it was...
Forum: Flies 03-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Anyone know where I can get this fly?

Drop Jerry (hairwing530) a line. I am sure he can help you with the flies. He is a highly respected fly tier on this forum. :D
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By troutnut4
Re: I'm gettin nervous!

Nervous and worried are the last emotions that I would experience. Our season closed last September and I am looking forward to getting back to my favorite stream for a little fly fishing. I am going...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-28-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

Akuriko, earlier today I came across a YouTube video titled "Colorado Cane" - The making and fishing Cane Rods. In it were interviews of a number of cane builders, some you will recognize and one in...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,007
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Shapes of cork handles

I like a variety grips. My concern is fit in the hand, similar to choosing a golf grip. My favorites are the modified wells grip that was installed on my Kabuto 4 wt. and a modified cigar on Steffen...
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Fly rod brand of choice: Bamboo rods

My vote: Art Weiler. Excellent quality for the price. Beautiful Garrison reproduction 4 WT., 7'3"for small stream and midge fishing is my only boo to date. :thumbsupu
Forum: Other Gear 02-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Good Load Bearing Vest?

I have to agree, don't carry so much that it affects your condition. I have seen individuals that look like they are carrying half a tackle shop with them. They probably carry most of it for "just in...
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 02-05-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By troutnut4
Re: WTB - Trout Net

Take a hard look at the Brodin nets. All hoop dimensions are stated on their website. They are the only nets with the "Eco Clear" bag. The other bags they offer do not have the same properties such...
Forum: Flies 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Great youtube fly tying channels?

I would second Davie McPhail, and add Tim Cammisa and Hans Stephenson. All have excellent instructional videos. :clap:
Forum: Fly Reels 02-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 952
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Local Dealer vs online question

I do most of my buying from the only fly shop in my local area. When I have bought a reel from him (several) I have always requested that the it be spooled at no charge and he has always agreed. On...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-01-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 981
Posted By troutnut4
Re: how long have you been Tying

highcountry,
There you go! I thought that I would be the only one here with that amount of experience. My intro last year ended quickly in disgust when I realized that I was all thumbs. Picked it up...
Forum: Other Gear 01-31-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Net bags?

I will second that. I received a new Brodin Stealth net for a Christmas gift. I have had a Brodin with the conventional knotted bag for 40 years or so and didn't care for the bag for all of the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-31-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Blue Winged Olive Patterns

That's interesting that you say that, I was under the impression that the tiers on YouTube tied the ones they did because they caught fish for them and so recommend the pattern. Another good place if...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-31-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Blue Winged Olive Patterns

IMHO, YouTube is a great place to look. I'm sure that you will find something there. :D
Forum: Fly Rods 01-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Glass Fly Rod

Longbow, can you tell me what length of Kabuto and also where is W Jude located? Does he have a website? I recently (2014) had Tightloop in Romania build me a 476-3 and really like it. George...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,119
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

When I started tying it was suggested to me to buy a common hook. Mustad. When I recently got back into tying I tried Tiemco straight eye #14s and really like them. At this point most of my hooks...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By troutnut4
Re: All I do is catch Rainbows!

From where I sit, I wouldn't be complaining. At least you are catching fish. I am also on the other side of the fence as well. I think that I am going to have to break down and plan a trip to...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Sage Approach 5 wt?

I haven't cast the Approach but if it is the "Advantage" with a new label, I would love it. I have a 5 weight Advantage, medium action and don't consider it heavy at all. Very smooth to cast for me...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Glass Fly Rod

Welcome to the forum PA, :welcomean ,
I think that you will love the Steffen. I too started with a couple of Fenwicks and passed one on to a buddy that snapped a tip on his and wasn't in a position...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-26-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Questions: Hardy Reel

Welcome to the forum Phillip , :welcomean There is a sticky on the forum posted by Ard on how to post pictures and this will help with your problem. As far as the St. John and your concerns about...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,808
Posted By troutnut4
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

My first fly rod...a Browning Silaflex, 7/8/9 weight. Feels like a broom handle compared to anything else I have. Fished it twice and can't bring myself to fish it again. I call it my "ugly stick"! I...
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