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Forum: Fly Rods 02-26-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Rod

I spent years wading the Potomac River for SMB and my go to rod was a Sage 690-4 RPL.That rod has caught everything in fresh and salt.I now prefer a SW 6wt for LMB and light SW fishing.Uplined with a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth rod Help.

The line you pick is more important than the rod.I used to fish the Potomac with a 6wt and never had any problems.If you need to,its easy to upline a 6wt rod with a 7wt line.I do it all the time for...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

Just make sure to wipe the back of the plate and the reel frame with a dry rag or tissue.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-14-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By SkipS
Re: Teton reels and cold temps/locking up ?

I don't own the Teton reels but I do have the sister reel,the J Ryall.Never had any issues with mine in the cold.Make sure there is no moisture behind the clicker plate or the spool will bind up.The...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-12-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,084
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fly Rod Length: does it matter?

I fish both SW and FW and I much prefer a shorter rod for both.I have a couple of 8'8" rods that are great casters and I lose nothing not having a 9' rod.Even the short sub 8' bass rods can cast as...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-14-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod help

If you already have an 8wt I would also opt for a 6wt.I cant speak for the rods mentioned but I have a Sage 690 RPL that has caught everything in both fresh and saltwater.A used RPL is in your budget...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By SkipS
Re: Sage RPL fly rod

I have 2 RPL's,a 6wt and an 8wt and that rod is perfect for your needs.I fish my 6wt in both fresh and saltwater and it handles fairly large flies and is easily uplined to a 7wt.My 6wt has probably...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By SkipS
Re: Shortening a Fly Line

Just cut your line to 90' and keep all your backing.This is a common practice and ive done it many times.Just make sure you cut it off running line and not off the front taper.
Forum: Fly Rods 08-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SkipS
Re: Rod weight question

I cant speak for NC & TN trout but your 6wt would be ideal for river SM & LM.I fish a 6wt in FW and SW daily,its my favorite weight rod.Its also a favorite weight for large,trophy trout.It will...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By SkipS
Re: Using heavier line question

I fish the Fenwick 806 and it does well with either a 6wt or 7wt line.Fished it last night with a 6wt SA GPX line but I prefer a 6wt Clouser line.For bigger flies I will use a 7 with no...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By SkipS
Re: Fresh and saltwater rod?

If your only going to get 1 rod then definitely go with an 8wt.Yeah,an 8 is overkill for most LMB but it allows you to throw most any bass fly you want.It will handle just about all FW fish and about...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By SkipS
Re: New fly rod.

You might want to consider one of the short bass rods from Redington or Ross.I have a 6wt Redington Predator and its really a 7wt but casts nicely.Just a fun rod to fish poppers with.I have heard...
Forum: Other Gear 07-14-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,799
Posted By SkipS
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

It all depends on which craft you enjoy using.Im a canoe guy and have an Oldtown Pack solo canoe.Its 12ft and 33lbs and easy to throw in my pu truck.Its nothing to launch in any pond or lake and...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-11-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By SkipS
Re: Airflo 6wt flyline

Line sold,thanks Zeus87.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By SkipS
Airflo 6wt flyline

Airflo bass/musky wf6f line.fished 1 time $35 shipped.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,590
Posted By SkipS
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I can also recommend an Orvis 7'11" 4wt rod.I still have mine that I bought back in 1982 and its just a sweet rod to fish.It should do everything you want for a 4wt.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

Runningfish,I don't own the Shorestalker.I just threw that out as an option as a shorter rod.The Predator works very well but I keep going back to my 8'8 6wt" Scott Heliply.Its a much nicer rod to...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-17-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt rod 8ft ish.

G Loomis Shorestalker is 8'6" and is around $350.I also have the Redington Predator but I get tired of fishing it.I tried the TFO mini-mag but the 6-8 rod needed at least an 8wt line to make it work...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By SkipS
Re: Smallmouth Bass Fly Line

Another vote for the SA GPX.Just a great all purpose wf line.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-19-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By SkipS
Re: What length bass leader

I just go with a 6ft piece of #15 mono.My bass fishing usually involves stumps and lily pads so if I hang up a popper in that stuff,I like to get it back.Besides,bass are not leader shy so theres no...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By SkipS
Re: 6wt freshwater to a saltwater setup???

I fish a 6wt almost daily in both FW and SW.For the salt I prefer to throw a 7wt intermediate line but also use a floater as well as sinking and sink tip lines.My leader for the floater is usually...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By SkipS
Re: Experienced Advice Sought for a 7wt. Reel...

Although I don't own any of the specific reels you listed,I do fish J Ryall reels in FW and SW.This reel is pretty much exactly like the Teton you listed.I believe the makers of both reels are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By SkipS
Re: Your go to streamer rod

Although I don't fish for trout anymore my Sage 690 RPL throws streamers and poppers very nicely.Works well in the salt too.Probably caught more different species on this rod as any other rod I own.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By SkipS
Re: ? on a bass rig...

I agree with a 9' 6wt rod.I fish 6wt's almost daily for bass and light saltwater.Most will handle flies to sz.2 with no problems and you can always upline with a 7wt line for bigger flies.You will be...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-26-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By SkipS
Re: Reel for a saltwater 6 wt

I fish a couple of different reels on my SW 6wt rods.A Ross Canyon 3 is my favorite but I also use a J Ryall #6.I would pick up a Ross Gunnison or Cimarron.Either reel would work fine.A Teton or...
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