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Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Steelhead and salmon in eastern Wisconsin

There are others more knowledgable than I that may chime in but here is a useful link:

http://dnrmaps.wi.gov/H5/?viewer=TROUT

It appears that that East Twin is designated trout water from the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-06-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: New Rod Advice Needed

I would be looking at a St Croix Imperial, good rod made in WI, pick up a good line and then the least expensive reel that is aesthetically pleasing. The trouble with your question is that you may...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,264
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Camping mattress pad?

For years I got along with a 1/2" foam roll and then a Thermarest for a decade. 16 years ago I married a honey who enjoys camping but insisted on a bed size air mattress - they don't last. Now this...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Fishing Log

You may also consider logging the blooming of wildflowers shrubs and trees along the stream banks.

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Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 421
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Help Needed With An Issue On Forum Pages;

No problems loading here, works like a charm.

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Forum: Fly Rods 03-08-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: How to Test a Fly Rod with Kelly Galloup

sweetandsalt, "Darwin, I wish I was as evolved... " lol did you mean the pun? It just struck me funny and made me laugh, thanks.

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Forum: General Discussion 02-29-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 34,902
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

Yesterday I was at a Fly Fishing gathering in Zumbrota and I won a silent auction Casting Instruction with Bob Nasby (Freshwater Fishing Hall of Famer)

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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Good kitchen knife sharping kit?

I'm with silver and sweetandsalt, arkansas stones and then a leather strop. I've never tried a file though I have heard of it - just think you remove too much metal.


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Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,835
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

Nothing to add to the conversation (as usual) but wanted to get in on the rod/guitar metaphor. Sometimes an expensive custom is the only thing that can do it.

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Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Ancient Fly Fishing Text

Silver, thanks for posting that. Being interested in history in general and fly fishing related I took great interest in the vid and story. It would be fascinating to get the patterns.

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OK...
Forum: Driftless Region 12-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: No 2016 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

That's great news! Now the bad (for me) I work every other weekend a 6 am to 6pm shift and that's a weekend I work.

I am glad TU took up the torch ... maybe 2017. I have learned quite a bit in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,279
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Familiarity Breeds...

What they said. Glad you are OK and back home.

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Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Buying my first St. Croix Imperial

I have a 20 something year old 8'6" Imperial 5/6 wt rod that still works fine. I have not tried many different lines on it, 3 or 4 over the years, and the only line that it didn't like was a 6 wt...
Forum: Driftless Region 11-12-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 859
Posted By BigJim2x
No 2016 Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo

Sad to hear ... there will not be a Great Waters Fly Fishing Expo in Minnesota for 2016. It seems Baird Helgeson and the Schwann Center have decided to terminate it.

I have enjoyed it in the...
Forum: Driftless Region 10-28-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Visitor From England

hatton - just a heads up (as we say in the states about information). If you have not been to the Midwest, it is difficult to get around without a vehicle. Some of the big coastal cities (New York,...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 10-28-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,259
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Fiberglass and Trout

Since most fly fishers use graphite rods I would say your buddy is correct - typically people don't use fiberglass rods for trout fishing, they typically use graphite. That is not to say that people...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,418
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Aspen Reels

Great thread. I learned quite a bit about reels in general and Aspen in particular. Thank you guys.

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Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,704
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: New marketing ploy from Korkers

flytie - so your Korkers are soulless?

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Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: In The Aftermath Of The Storm...

Holy Cats Momma! I hope the house is OK structurally.

Filling a 'fridge and freezer? I wouldn't wish that expense on anyone either. Good luck and at least everyone is OK.

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Forum: News & articles for discussion 08-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By BigJim2x
picky bear

Old story recently revived - thought I would share.

Be careful campers in Washington!

Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else | www.austin360.com...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-05-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Winston GVX Special 9 ft 8 wt

Bruce, sorry to leave you hanging - work you know.

My GVX is lined with Rio Gold WF8wt.

My guide thought it worked great as a general, indeed was impressed with the smoothness, but for...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-02-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Winston GVX Special 9 ft 8 wt

I have a 9' 8wt GVX - the iteration prior to the special. I use it for steelheading and it works fine for me. It bends pretty deep and casts well. Playing the fish it has good feel in the handle....
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Why the extra tip for bamboo fly rods?

My understanding is that back in the day (think 19th century) each tip had a sightly different action - one for dries and one for wets. The two tip became tradition and is done today because "that's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: How Dry Flies Float

Silver, wouldn't turbulence create a shear to the surface tension and make things more dynamic?

Great explanations by the way. Thanks.

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