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Forum: Fly Rods Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By irons
Re: 6wt Recommendation

Have you considered the Scott A4 series rods. They are fairly light and have a med-fast action.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By irons
Re: Fido

Would really suck if a dog jumps up on you and tears your waders though.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 311
Posted By irons
Re: Fido

I had a similiar situation years back when a lab runs up to me when I got out of the water. He was wagging his tail and acting friendly, so i reached down to him and he bit me on the hand, nothing...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By irons
Re: Fish Mortality Rate with 1 & 2 Wt Rods

Personally I use the rod size for the size fish I fish for, as well as the size and type of flies to use. For native brook trout here in Va an 1-3 wt rod is perfect. The fish hardly ever reach...
Forum: Flies 04-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By irons
Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

I know in conventional tackle uv is a big thing on deep running crank baits but I never really gave it much thought in fly fishing. Guess it may work ok on subsurface presentations.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By irons
Re: Short 6 wt

What about the sage bass rods, not sure on the length of those rods right off, but they would be great for your application.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 276
Posted By irons
Re: Traveling with tying materials

Have you thought about mailing everything down before you go. If you have somewhere to mail a package. Then when you get there it's ready for you, no worries with the airlines.
Forum: Other Gear 04-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By irons
Re: Keeping dry flies dry?

Good point, I never really thought about rinsing the fly.
Forum: Fly Lines 04-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By irons
Re: Rio Gold question ???

I know the rio grande line is a half size heavier. I've used it for a couple of years now and like it on my fast action rods.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By irons
Re: Good day on the water

Sounds like a nice day. I have been thinking about getting a gopro. Be nice to have some videos as well as stills.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By irons
Re: Finding new waters

I also use my handheld garmin, the program that goes with it on the computer is real good. Find a spot, plug a waypoint then download to the hand held device.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-21-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By irons
Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

Completely understand, you have to use what will work for you. Good luck.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 108
Posted By irons
Re: St. Croix Avid 6'6" 4 weight

I've found that sometimes a short rod is not always the best choice for small streams. A little longer and you can reach a little further to high stick, or roll cast are easier with more length,...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By irons
Re: Looking to add another rod...

Never fished them but TFO makes a finesse series that may be worth looking at.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By irons
Re: Scott radian 7wt

Have not fished the radian but have been using S4's for years now and they are awesome rods, fast action yet a very smooth feel when casting. Not like some fast action that feel like a broomstick....
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By irons
Re: Do you change your technique for stillwater windy conditions?

I think fish will focus on insects that get blown out of overhang. They will even hang out under brush waiting for insects to fall. Especially bluegill. Try a sidearm cast up under some overhang.
Forum: Other Gear 04-20-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By irons
Re: Keeping dry flies dry?

I use frogs fanny before i make the first cast while the fly is dry, but after a while it will get wet, especially if you catch several fish. I will just blow on the fly then add more frogs fanny.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By irons
Re: Looking to add another rod...

Personally i think that a 3 wt is the best size rod for dry flies, especially small flies 16 and under. I have a scott G2 8'8" 3 wt. and love it.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By irons
Re: A couple new toys

I was looking at the reddington pro zips, keep us posted on how they do. Was looking at those and the orvis.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By irons
Re: Not quite yet...

I know your pain, I live here in virginia and most streams are pretty muddy, levels are slowly coming down though.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 278
Posted By irons
Re: Pointers

There is a lot of info listed, and some good info as well. Leaders can be overwhelming. For a beginner, start out easy, buy a few premade knot less leaders in a few sizes. Learn casting with a little...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By irons
Re: St croix legend series

St croix are good rods if that is your concern, the legend series is made in Wisconsin , I used to have several st croix rods that I fished with for years and they have a great feel.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By irons
Re: Finding new waters

I always used delorme myself, find a stream on it and head that way. I would always highlight the stream after I fished it.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By irons
Re: Vapen or Passport....need help!

Coolhand has a good suggestion, echo rods are good rods for the money.
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 04-19-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By irons
Re: Tenkara Crappie/Bluegill

Very cool, nice way to spend the day!
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