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Forum: Other Gear 09-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By ib me
Re: Chest Pack, Waist Pack, Vest, Hip Pack, OH MY!

Like you I have more bags & packs than needed.I settled on sling packs they do the job for me I have the stealth pack & one of the things I like about it is the bottle holder.I carry 2 or more fly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By ib me
Re: American Journey

:) I think You might enjoy the Brookie fishing in the Smokey National park,you might think about a float trip on the New River for Small mouth bass also maybe a horse pack trip to some of the alpine...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By ib me
Re: Rod Recommendations

;) If it was me I would get in touch with the tenkara Bum on his web site & also check out Tenkara USA.I started with an Iwana 12 ft rod for small stream brookies,gills & bass. My choice suits my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By ib me
Re: Cross Country Fly Trip

If your looking for smallies think about the New river in WV,or Va also the James in Va. If your thinking trout try the Smokies,or Shenandoah National park
:D...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,313
Posted By ib me
Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

I started with a 5 wt & love the rod weight,as I grew in flyfishing I learned the limits of my 5 wt.When I chase big bass I throw 7 wt with big flys but I still have my 5 wt with me. All the posts...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 894
Posted By ib me
Re: What fly did you catch your first trout on?

:) A green woolly bugger fooled a fall fish on the Doah
:D Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By ib me
Smile Re: Solo canoe Fly fishing?

:D I have fly fished out of my OT 119 K for years & love the boat. You can stand in it but it isn't stable I bought a set of stabilizers for it & now I stand & fish more than I set & cast. I have...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ib me
Re: First tenkara trip

:D I know what you mean its just automatic the one problem I had was what to do with my left hand I didn't need it to strip.I also found out I could cast with my left hand a lot easier no changing...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ib me
Re: First tenkara trip

My rod is the 12 ft Iwana I had a 13 ft floating line with a 6 ft leader of 5x material
:D Dennis
Forum: Other Gear 06-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By ib me
Re: Pontoon Features - What's important?

You might want to look at the boats from the Creek Company the are well made easy to set up & handle well,you set up a little higher which makes casting better ,you stay drier, the wind can be a...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By ib me
First tenkara trip

:D I finally got a chance to fish a local pond I caught some gills & a few bass the best one was a 11in.bass.I learned several lessons 1 don't rush the cast when I did the line would pile up,2 when I...
Forum: Other Gear 06-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By ib me
Re: Simms Headwaters Sling

I have the patagona atom sling & love the bag plenty of room & a water bottle holder also.You might want to take a look at them.
:thumbsupu Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ib me
Re: fly fishing a river

:D I fish my rivers casting at an angle up stream following the line down past me once past me I let it line come tight then a slight pause before starting my back cast.
...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By ib me
Re: folding net

:D thanks guys I don't keep brookies to pretty I made a dehooker & it works great I'm thimking small net to help control the fish for some pictures then back into the water
...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By ib me
folding net

:rolleyes::) I've been thinking of picking up the Simms folding net that tenkara bum sells,Has anyone tried this net??
Thanks for your in put Dennis :)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By ib me
Re: What length bass leader

:D Well you can go with a 6ft.to 9ft Bass Bug Taper leader or just buy a roll of 8lb stern & be done with it. I have used straight mono for years with no problem
:D...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By ib me
Re: Introducing myself...

:welcome: Thanks for your service Army I'm retired Navy 2 tours Nam,Desert Storm,Desert Shield. You have some fish there Congrats.If you make it to Va I'd be proud to buy you a drink 7 do some...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 05-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By ib me
Re: It's Here: 1st Tenkara Rod

:thumbsupu You picked up the same one I did Congrats.I'm sure you will like it :D Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By ib me
Re: Fish Mortality Rate with 1 & 2 Wt Rods

One thing great about this site is a can of worms can be opened on any topic & a lot of good comments are brought forward.I hope this continues there is a wonderful bunch of people here & I have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,658
Posted By ib me
Re: Fish Mortality Rate with 1 & 2 Wt Rods

After reading all the post's all I have to say is a lot of good points were brought up. & I have nothing of any value to add.If the use of ultra lite rods offends you to the point of worrying about...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 04-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By ib me
Re: Perfect Tenkara fly box...

Man that box is to nice to use It is GREAT
:thumbsup: Dennis
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 04-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By ib me
Re: Tenkara rod prices?

The new rods from Tenkara USA are going for around 200.00.The line about 25.00 I have a floating & sinking line,The line holder is about 5.00 each.Most of the flies you have can be used with...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 890
Posted By ib me
Re: Wow Patagonia (new Atom Stealth pack on the way)

I have had a D Stealth pack for several years & out of all the bags I have I use this one the most.I have added a way to carry a rod tube all it took was some streach cord a little sowing & some cord...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By ib me
Re: Great day on the water playing Hookie from work

:thumbsupu Now that's the way to play hookie CONGRATS on a great day
:frogdance Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,424
Posted By ib me
Re: who keeps a flask in thier gear and whats in it?

:) When I do carry a flask it will have American Honey (its made by Wild Turkey),or some Crown. Lately I just have a beer in the cooler waiting in the jeep when the trip is over
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