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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,711
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

FlyfishingJack touch's on a good point. It's hard to think about bluegill without thinking about throwing a popper to them. Given that flyfishing is built around the line propelling the fly, it's...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 12-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly line Question

All good advice so far. That said, I'll throw in my two cents.
Going with the lien weight marked on the rod is usually a safe bet. You can over line it by one size if you want to throw bigger bugs...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-03-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By wee hooker
Re: General Saltwater Combo

FIWWI, I've been successfully salt and warm water fly fishing for 25+ years and still don't own a $700 outfit. Personally, I know you could get a quality outfit to meet all those needs for less than...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By wee hooker
Re: My first sand bass on a fly rod.

Congratulations, nice fish! It must have fought well in that current.

btw, So who hooked who? ;)
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 11-25-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Switch reel question?

The OP still has not posted intended use details. That said, with only those three to choose from, I'd go with the Orvis (hands down).
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By wee hooker
Re: WTB 5wt or 6wt

Google " Rhody Fly Rodders". Great group of guys right in your back yard. While it's a salt water club, many of these guys have fished for anything that swims since before there was an internet. They...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-08-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,711
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

My 2 cents. Bluegill are joyfully unpretentious. They don't require delicate and precise presentation either. No need to over think (or over spend) on a dedicated bluegill rod. Just match your rod...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,027
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

;)

Well said! One of the interesting paradox's of this sport is that the high end manufacturers are constantly launching their next rod line which boasts ground breaking technology in order that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Back when I had the bug to tie bugs (near daily ;-), I experimented with using keel hooks (or bending my own) To have the point ride upwards for just that reason. I had some success but nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Quick question about what fly to tie first...

x2. Complex enough to teach some technique but simple enough to encourage good results. Minimum common materials needed are also useful for allot of other files.
Besides, if I had to feed myself on...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Thanks Gents, sound advice. I already have a stock of Mason't hard mono and single strans SS wire that I traditionally use when tying. ( I just need o find it as my tying gear/materials moced from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,027
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

When you think about it, I'd argue that just about any entry level rod from most of the "mid-range" manufactures could easily be priced higher. Back 20 years ago a well designed, all graphite rod...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By wee hooker
Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Hi All, I've been tying bass flies and bugs a whole lot more years than I care to admit. However, I'm still a sucker for a deal on commercial poppers and sliders on occasion when my tying time is...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Budget bass outfit

Very true of the scarcity of short glass rods. I'd bet its largely because their owners never seem to give them up. I used to have an old Shakespeare 7' 6wt glass rod that finally folded up on a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Budget bass outfit

My 2 cents. Some 25 years ago I decided on getting a dedicated bass rod, I went with a fenwick glass 8 wt Within the year I was ready to give up fly-fishing. The rod ws heavy, way to slow and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By wee hooker
Re: First catfish on flyrod.

Nice, so how did the motor run??
I've got a soft spot for old kickers myself:D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By wee hooker
Re: My quest for a dedicated bluegill setup...

Keeping "a few" bluegill sticks myself, I would suggest you keep your new toy in a reel on rod case while traveling. True these little sticks get damaged easily but the main reason is to keep it...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-06-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By wee hooker
Re: TFO Pro 9' 6WT FST

PM sent today.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,464
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Best Reel under $100

Pflueger Trion can be had for under $100 as well. These seem to hold up decent & have good drags. I have several friends who fish them in the salt.

Whatever you get, give it a good coat of car...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,616
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Woolly Buggers and Bass

I always said that if I had to feed myself with one fly, it would be a black #10 WB. While WBs arn't necessarily considered " the go to" fly when targetting BIG bass, they are very productive on...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,439
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 4 wt or 5 wt for Northeast Panfish??

The 5 wt is the better choice if your limited to one rod. It will work from bluegill to bass to trout to (very) light SW. It will throw warmwater flies with more authority too. I would also stick...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By wee hooker
Re: gills on a 3wt

The only thing better than Gills on a three weight is gills on a 2 wt :-)
There is something very gratifying in a few hours of tossing foam spiders on a feathery rod that is hard to match IMHO....
Forum: Gear Reviews 10-23-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,791
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Redington Predator

Heads up to those interested in trying one of these rods. Cabelas just put them on clearance for 50% off. I'm in!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-15-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,039
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Favorite "loop" knot?

x2. Best knot I've found for ALL my warm and salt water fishing. It really allows the fly or popper to move freely and has never slipped on me! Much easier to tie with ageing eyes and /or with cold...
Forum: Forum Polls 10-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 25,070
Posted By wee hooker
Re: How Many Fly Rods Do You Own

Where is the "More than 50" buton? :o
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