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Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Eagle Claw 7'???

I bought an Eagle Claw about a year ago for my grandson to practice with. It cast surprisingly well until I closed a van door on it. I Think it was a 5-6. I put a 6 on it.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-21-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Traverse City area in June

About a year ago, I fished above the old dam. Caught a 9" brown. it was pretty cool to wade where there would have been 10 feet of water a few years ago.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-08-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By rusty 54
Traverse City carp

I'm heading to T.C. tomorrow (June 9) Does anyone have any carp reports for the bays?
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-03-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Casting Question

Be sure your line straightens on the back cast and make a good stop on your forecast before laying the line down
Forum: Fly Lines 06-03-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Fly Line Memory

Stretch it. Either tie to something solid and gently stretch it or do 3-4 ft. at a time between your hands
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-01-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 420
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Anyone ever roofed your own house?

I quit doing my own roofing about 15 years ago. That is work that my body is not used to and it takes a long time to heal. I quit trying to trim horses hooves about the same time, for the same...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-15-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Michigan, Memorial Day Weekend, talking 90F...

Woke up to snow on the deck this morning in Adrian.
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Sunglasses & Farsighted - What do you use?

Before bi-focals, I used these too. Now it's Cocoons over the bifocals
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-05-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By rusty 54
Re: One rod for the upper Manistee and the Holy Waters

When fishing those rivers, it's usually my 8 1/2ft 4wt.
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 05-04-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By rusty 54
Re: the nail less nail knot

I was experimenting with this a while ago. It seemed like it stripped the coating off the line more easily than a regular nail knot. Could be the cheap line I was practicing on. Anyone else...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Opening Day?

Drove 4 hours north on Michigan's opener. Got there pretty late, but fished enough to make it official. Sunday a.m. was a decent day for a steady drizzle.

Caught a few baby browns and a 10"...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-03-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By rusty 54
Lost... and FOUND

All winter, I went crazy looking for my pair of fingerless fleece gloves. I knew I had them on my last trip in October, but gave them up for lost.

Saturday, when I pulled my waders on for the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By rusty 54
Re: How young is too young?

My grandson, whom I was bragging on in another thread, was waving a fly rod around at 3. We took him fishing, with his Snoopy rod, at local ponds where he could catch blue gills. He graduated to a...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-27-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By rusty 54
Re: #5 line with "WF9F" reel?

You could also load the backing yourself. You can find arbor knot on-line.

You can tie the leader end of the fly line on your reel, temporarily. Wind it on. Tie backing to the fly line.( I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Start 'em Young II

He has been "tying" flies for a few years, some are pretty creative. All of his school projects and stories are fishing related. At his kindergarten graduation he said he wanted to be a fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By rusty 54
Start 'em Young II

Didn't want to hijack the other thread! Yesterday, my 7 yo grandson, cast, set the hook and landed a fish on a fly rod, completely by himself! First time he put it all together. Blue gill in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Pontoon (also for a dog) recommendation

Not frameless, but look at I have the 14' 3 seater. Never took a dog, but I take my son-in-law!
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Lessons learned the hard way

That is a piece of equipment that I use quite often.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Lessons learned the hard way

I think I have this right. Look at the diameter of the material in thousands of an inch. Subtract the thousandth number from 11. i.e. 11-6( thousandth)= 5X. 11-7 =4X. Make sense? If not,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,271
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Tippet Rings = Ethical ?

I think we all need to go fishing.
Forum: Member Introductions 03-30-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Another guy from Michigan...

Welcome to Michigan. It seems strange to hear about someone coming to Michigan for a better job! Maybe things are looking up. Other than the economy, this is a pretty good place to be an...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-24-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,048
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Your Fly rod brand of choice

Financially, I have to stick with lower end rods. I have a small collection of rods that work well for me. I guess 3 of them are TFOs. Not intentionally brand loyal, those seem to find me.
Forum: Fly Rods 03-24-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Uses for a 4 wt in the Midwest

I too, began with a 6 wt. Pretty quick, I got a 81/2 ft 4 wt. This has become my go to trout rod. Dry flies, wets, small streamers, what ever the situation demands.

That being said, for smaller...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Michigan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing School

The school is indeed held on the Boardman at Ranch Rudolf. The ranch is a perfect place for this. The advanced students will be in your neck of the woods, Jerry. They go to the Ausable for most of...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-20-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By rusty 54
Re: Serious ''Good Eats" part two.

Another breakfast along these lines: In a cast iron frying pan, sweat some onions, green peppers or whatever you like. Then add cubed ham, or sausage or leftover roast beef, again, whatever you...
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