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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-04-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,790
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Grass Carp?

I have caught them on a dark green wooly bugger. They will also take a plain gold shiny hook.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Need help tieing fly to tippet

FYSHSTYKR, I think you described the Homer Rhode knot.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: New use for duct tape!

"It's only temporary unless it works!"

-Red Green_
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,276
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: favorite fly box?

Does anyone know where you can purchase sheets of ripple foam and make your own boxes?
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: To wade or not to wade?

I'll never know how many fish I missed because I was wading and scared them away, but I know for a fact that I have still caught my share and enjoyed the solitude of standing in the shallows of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Fly Line dressing

I have only used Scientific Anglers fly line dressing. I could not believe the difference. I get much more distance and it is easier to cast.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 40,818
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Little tricks to share

Take a 12 inch length of paracord. Attach a large brass snap swivel on each end with a knot, or whip finish with tying thread. You can now attach one of the ends to a "D" ring and the other end to...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-29-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,517
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: what is best for cleaning fly line

I read somewhere that Pledge furniture polish worked well. Is there any truth to that? Can anyone verify this?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-27-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: sister carol grass carp fly

In Florida I have had success catching Carp with a green Wooly Bugger.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Easy Material Holder

You better patent the idea quickly. We'll see it in a high dollar catalog for $9.99 plus shipping!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,581
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Fly tying thread vs. Sewing thread. What's the difference?

Since my initial post, I have learned from the many posts and from reading other sources, that the main difference is that thread that is used for fly tying is nylon and thus stronger and longer...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-05-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Looking for Flyfishing or flytying trade shows.

Thank you all for the many suggestions. I don't know why I didn't think about the fly shops in my area. Good suggestion. Thanks again to all.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-03-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Pet Inspired Patterns / Uses

The very first time I ever tried to tie a fly, I set up my vise with a hook and realized that I had no tying material except thread. I looked around, saw my loyal dog "Toby," a golden retriever,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-03-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Looking for Flyfishing or flytying trade shows.

I live in Jacksonville, Florida and would like to know if anyone is aware of any fly fishing or fly tying shows or seminars that will be held in this area in 2011. I would be interested in any in...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-31-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,581
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Fly tying thread vs. Sewing thread. What's the difference?

That's what I thought too. But you put it much more eloquently. I figured that the sewing thread engineers would have created a thread that was at least designed to military specs for utilities or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-31-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,581
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Fly tying thread vs. Sewing thread. What's the difference?

What is the difference between fly tying thread and sewing thread? Is there any sewing thread that is comparable that can be substituted? I realize that I could tie some using both and decide for...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-22-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Bobbin Cradle

That is pure genius! I enjoy creating or making my own tools. I made my own bodkin, of course, I also made my own bobbin threader using mono and a wooden dowel for a handle. I made my own whip...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-21-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,205
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Alternative Tying Materials And Tools

I just started tying recently and discovered that I could get a wide variety of materials at "Michael's" craft store. I found beads in all sizes for a fraction of what the fly shops wanted. I also...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Leader knots

Thank you all for the responses.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Leader knots

Frank,

Thanks for the reply. I will be tying my own leader for an 8 wt I use in salt (reds, trout, flounder) water, and a 5 wt I use in fresh (bream, bass).
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Leader knots

I have a question regarding the preferred knot to be used in tying leader. I like the double uni because it is so simple and smooth. The double surgeon is also simple but seems to be a little...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Rod, reel, line match question.

I have a 9 foot 5/6 wt. rod, a 3/4 wt reel, and a 6wt floating rocket line. Can anyone tell me if this combination will work okay?
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Re: Large, Medium, or Small Arbor Reel

Thanks to everyone who responded. Based on the responses I will go with the large. I have been looking at some on ebay and prices are in my budget. Thanks again, Kenny, Jacksonville, Fl
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Surf fishing for Whiting

I saw an article in the Florida Times Union in reference to Whiting. Has anyone had any success with whiting on a fly? If so, any reommendations such as line type and flies? I have an 8 Wt. with...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By HELLFIGHTER5308
Large, Medium, or Small Arbor Reel

Advice needed.

I have a 5 Wt. rod and I am looking to purchase a new reel. Can anyone please help with a recommendation as to arbor size?

I am new and need some advice.

Thanks.
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