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Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By duker
Re: New Forum Member

Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you've gotten off to a good start. I'm sure you'll enjoy this place--lots of friendly folks, all questions answered, tons of useful info. If someone here...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By duker
Re: Sage Aluminum Rod Carriers

Another option is to make your own rod tube out of black plastic plumbing pipe (I think it's ABS). Go to your local hardware store and get them to cut you a length of 3" diameter (or 4" if you want...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 07-22-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By duker
Re: turks and caicos

My spouse and I are planning a trip down there next Jan-Feb, and I'm planning on doing some DIY bonefishing. Have you checked out Rod Hamilton's "Do it Yourself Bonefishing", either the book or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By duker
Re: Thank you!!!

I like, I like. Thanks guys.

Scott
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By duker
Re: Waterproof Pack-Sling options & Patagonia Stormfront Hip Pack OPINIONS

You might want to consider the Aegir sling pack from Mountain Equipment Co-op here in Canada. CA$120, and if you're buying in Yankee dollars you'll benefit from a good exchange. They're pretty...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By duker
Re: Cost effective 8 at. Rod

If Ones on sale are too pricey, you might want to consider the Sage VXP in an 8 weight--Cabela's currently has them on sale much cheaper than the Ones. I've got an 8 and love it for streamers (maybe...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 07-11-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,650
Posted By duker
Re: What knot you use for tying Streamers to tippet?

It's the "Trilene" knot so far as I know, and a different one than the Improved clinch (at least according to NetKnots.com). Better than the improved clinch, I think. I use it on smaller freshwater...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 07-10-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By duker
Re: NEWB Question: Poly Leader to Tippet Connection

+1 on Fred's recommendation. Can't beat a triple surgeon's for a loop-to-loop connection with leaders. Strong and easy to tie. And as Fred says, remember to wet the knot before you set the knot--a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By duker
Re: I'm Back!

Welcome back Jim. Missed your posts. Hope you're finding some time for fishing with the new job.

And yeah, it's a crazy world. But wading your favourite blue line with a fly rod is one of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By duker
Re: Palomar Knot - Best knot for big game fish?

I use the Palomar when salmon and steelhead fishing, but then I'm using heavy tippets (10-15 lb) and big streamers and wets (#2-#8). I can't imagine you'd need it for smaller fish, or even be able...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-06-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By duker
Re: HMH Spartan Vise at Cabela's

I bought my Spartan from Cabela's six years ago for $159, so that's a good deal for a great vise. I love mine. As spm said, I'm sure it will serve you well for many years.

HMH's customer service...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-26-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By duker
Re: The rudeness just keeps getting better.

Idiots. Sounds like you handled the situation about as well as you could. And, as you say, what a lesson for the kid. Although maybe the kid was more perceptive about what was going on than the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-22-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By duker
Re: Sage VXP, is it a good streamer rod?

I've got three VXPs, a 6 weight, an 8, and a 7 weight double-hander. I'd say they handle streamers well, but if you're using heavy sink tips you will want to look for a faster rod. I use my 8...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-16-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By duker
Re: Decisions on sink tip lines

Thanks Labradorguy, that sounds like a sweet set-up. One advantage I see of the Versileaders over the Versitips is that with the Versileaders you're still using your regular floating line. Also...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-15-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By duker
Re: Decisions on sink tip lines

I use the Rio Versitip system and like it--it definitely does let you switch sink tips to adapt to changing water conditions. Over two weeks in Alaska I've gone through four different tips as the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-11-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By duker
Re: Backup rod for Belize trip: 10 or 12? Which one?

Denver, I've been to Belize twice (Turneffe Flats), going primarily for bonefish both times (used my 8 weights). First time I was there I asked a lot of the other anglers what they were using for...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-10-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,320
Posted By duker
Re: NHL Playoffs

True that. As good as Murray's been for Pittsburgh, Jones has had way more pressure. If he can keep it up they just might win it.

Scott
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-07-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 467
Posted By duker
Re: RIP Bailey ( dog )

Sorry for your loss, Brian. It's never easy losing a favourite dog, and I'm always amazed at how much we grieve their passing, how emotionally draining their loss is. Sounds like Bailey lucked out...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-06-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By duker
Re: Fighting Butt or Not on 9' 6wt?

I, too, like a nice butt. . .but not necessarily on a 6 weight.

I've got a couple 6 weights, neither has a fighting butt, and for the type of fish I use them for (grayling, whitefish, pike) I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By duker
Re: Keeping hydrated

Coffee before I leave in the morning; tea and water on the river. Until recently I always used an old Nalgene bottle (the kind with BPA), but now I use a stainless steel Klean Kanteen bottle (about...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,986
Posted By duker
Re: Sage 2016

Among other things, this means that Sage ONEs will be going on clearance when this new rod is introduced. Hmmm. . . .

Scott
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-26-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,320
Posted By duker
Re: NHL Playoffs

$15,000?! That's. . .crazy.

Man, did the Blues look terrible those last two games. No offence, and the Sharks were swarming all over them. I don't know if the Sharks will win the Cup, but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By duker
Re: Boot Laces

I love my Simms wading boots, but hate their laces--they're basically shot after a season or two. I buy kevlar boot laces from Mark's Work Wearhouse (Canadian clothing store) and they last much...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-20-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,320
Posted By duker
Re: NHL Playoffs

The Blues aren't doing as well as I thought they would; San Jose isn't choking the way I thought they would. Series isn't over yet, but St. Louis better get it together.

Watching Pittsburgh and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 683
Posted By duker
Re: What "new to you" skill or accomplishment in flyfishing are looking to do this se

Last year I picked up an Airflow Scandi line on sale so this year I'm going to start practicing with that. Now that the ice is totally gone from the lake in front of the house I should get out this...
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