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Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 700
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Gear hoarding, a beginners lament.

One of the best lines I've read on this forum. I think (and laugh) about it often.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Fly Vise Help

The vice shoot-out by Fly Fish Ohio might be of interest to you, especially since they group the options into price ranges.

Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish Ohio!...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By dakotakid
Re: My $50 redington 4 wt outfit

Though I don't need another 4 wt fly combo, I certainly wouldn't have been able to walk away from that deal. Good job!
Forum: Other Gear 04-17-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Waders for a beginner. Thinking Redington Crosswater. Any thoughts?

I'd spend thirty dollars more and get the White River Fly Shop Osprey stocking foot breathable waders from Bass Pro.

White River Fly Shop Osprey Chest-High Stocking-Foot Breathable Waders for Men...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 786
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Newbie here. Just bought my rod. Need some suggestions for the rest.

Considering the reel is mainly a line holder for lower weight fly line setups, the Cabela's Prestige Premier fly reel would also be an option. It's slightly heavier than the Redington Drift reel...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 341
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Source you use for tying?

As previous members already mentioned, there are many good on-line shops for fly tying materials.

Some that I've used more frequently than others:

Bob Marriotts
Casters Fly Shop
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 357
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Practice casting on the snow. Is it a bad thing?

Practicing with a cold water line on snow shouldn't cause any problems. However, if you are practicing for a trip to the Caribbean or other warm destination, don't practice with a tropics grade line...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Entry level vise and tools

If at all possible, try a vise before buying it. There a lot of options and what works for someone else may not be the best fit for you.

I took a free fly tying class at Cabelas and therefore had...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Boats and other things that float

Though motorized boats are great, I love kayaks and canoes. My new ride is a Native Slayer kayak, which is great for fly fishing. I'm enjoying it immensely....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-02-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Stupid saltwater hook size question

You aren't losing your mind. There is very little consistency and uniformity with regards to fly hook size numbering. To confirm this, download the Gamakatsu product catalog from their website...
Forum: Forum Polls 03-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By dakotakid
Re: New to Fly Fishing, Limited Sale, Which rod would you choose?

Don't know anything about those rods, but can tell you it's much easier to travel with a four piece rod.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Snow Practice

Definitely use a coldwater line to practice. A buddy of mine practiced with his tropical line in Illinois in the Winter prior to a trip to the Keys. Ended up cracking his line in multiple places.
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Question for the kayak fishermen

I have a Native Slayer kayak and my most useful accessories are:

1) Rod holder that can be utilized for both fly and spinning gear
Forum: Fly Lines 02-08-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Got myself confused

In case you decide on Scientific Anglers Mastery Textured Saltwater or RIO Tarpon fly lines, they are on sale at for $54.95.

Product List - Fly Lines , Spey, Dressings & Backing - Close...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-06-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By dakotakid
Re: 3D printed reels

I'm very familiar with 3D Printing, having sold these types of specialty resins for many years. 3D Printing is excellent technology for generation of models, prototypes, investment casting patterns,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

If trying to reduce costs and you are close to a Cabelas, try Mustad or Eagle Claw hooks. With Mustad, you typically get 50 hooks for same prices as Tiemco sells 25 hooks. With Eagle Claw you get...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 672
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Looking for Fly Tying Vise

I have the Danvise and am very happy with it.

In case you haven't already seen the fly tying vise shootout by Fly Fish Ohio, check out the following.
Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,859
Views: 256,368
Posted By dakotakid
Re: What have you been tying today?

Question for tbblom:
Like the shrimp pattern. Please clarify what materials were used. I'm not clear on what you did for the body. Is there a clear coating on it or did you tie a film over it?
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Moving North

It's a big change, but sounds like fun. I retired early a couple years ago and have to admit that, at the time, I was a bit unsure of how easily I'd keep myself occupied. We sold our house and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel and Rod Combo Advice

Forgot to mention, if you go to Cabelas they might try to convince you to buy the Prestige Collection Fly outfit because it fits your budget and includes all kinds of accessories. Avoid this because...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Reel and Rod Combo Advice

Assuming you aren't already aware of it, the line and rod weight should match. Line weight determines how big a fly you can toss - higher weight facilitates larger flies. Faster rod action and...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-12-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 543
Posted By dakotakid
Re: My son's first fish(es) on a fly rod!

From the look on their face, I'd say they are hooked. I'll bet they'll remember that forever. Great job!
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,497
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Opinion on chinese or korean built rods?

I'm always amused when I hear or read that we should only buy American made products, but those same people expect other countries to buy our products. It's a global economy. Competition is good...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,056
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

I'll be chuckling over your response for days.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-09-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 764
Posted By dakotakid
Re: Favorite YouTube Fly Tier

Davie McPhail is very good. My personal favorite is tightlinevideo.

Both provide very helpful tips.
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