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Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,041
Posted By oregonism
Re: Best fly reel $100-200

I just picked up the 4000DD and it's a very, very nice reel for what you pay for it on closeout--one of the nicer reels I've ever used. It also makes much nicer clicky noises than my other reels :D
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Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 916
Posted By oregonism
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

I am headed back to OR for six weeks, and just dumped ~$600-700 and got a very nice rod/reel, waders and pretty much everything I need to spend a few of those weeks trout fishing. I could have done...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By oregonism
Re: The Unicorn...

Yeah, it was very intense, sort of hands-shaking, poor-decision making intense... sort of spent the rest of the day thinking about what I would have done differently, switching to a crab fly, etc. I...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By oregonism
The Unicorn...

So, saw my first permit today.

Not necessarily a big deal for people who see them often, but this was a little more special. I was checking out this little pocket flat, mainly to target snappers...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By oregonism
Re: The American Southwest - trip advice?

Can anyone verify this? How much is a boat rental? We are only planning a day there, so it may be worth it to rent a boat.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By oregonism
Re: The American Southwest - trip advice?

Thanks, that's a great start. So far, I have Lee's Ferry and the San Juan on my must-fish list. I'll definitely add this to the list.
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By oregonism
The American Southwest - trip advice?

My wife and I are taking a vacation to the Southwest for two weeks starting the last week of March. We are going to rent a little camper and just cruise around and check out some stuff. We have all...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,244
Posted By oregonism
Re: For Those Who Need Fishing Pliers;

I'd probably use them just to cut mono 99% of the time, and occasionally to cut wire bite-tippet when chasing 'cudas. Looks like they'll work :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,244
Posted By oregonism
Re: For Those Who Need Fishing Pliers;

Are they aluminum or stainless, or just plain steel? I want a pair of heavy pliers for the salt, and they seem like the best budget option. Mustad and P-Line both make some as well, but they have...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-28-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5,032
Views: 276,866
Posted By oregonism
Re: What have you been tying today?

Taught myself to tie a variation of the bonefish bitters... finally got some UV cure stuff from loon, and it is really fun to use. Just ordered a huge pile of saltwater streamer materials, and I am...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By oregonism
Re: A little praise for Orvis

Every experience I've had with Orvis has been really positive. They had a store about 10 minutes from my old house, and while being very posh and sort of "lifestyle", the fly shop half wasn't bad....
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By oregonism
Re: Your First Fly

First fly I think I caught a fish on was a Wulff or Humpy... I have a really vague memory of it, as I was probably 6 or 7.

The first fly I actually tied was just some thread wrapped around a...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-25-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 209,111
Posted By oregonism
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

What is the rod/reel setup in the second from the bottom?
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 79,105
Posted By oregonism
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

I have an old Fenwick five weight that I inherited from my Dad after he passed. It's such a great rod. Will lay a small dry down as delicately and accurately as can be. Very fun to fish.
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 57,469
Posted By oregonism
Re: Little tricks to share

Couple of random tips:

-When starting out, getting hooked on random objects, etc., can be frustrating. Always take the time to manually unwrap or untangle the line. Those few loose wraps around...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By oregonism
Re: Moderate Action 8wt Suggestions?

The only Echo I've owned was said to be moderate-fast, and it was absurdly fast. I ended up selling it before stepping up a heavier line, but it was an 8wt that felt like it would be better suited...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By oregonism
Re: Any recommendations on where to buy SW flies on line

I agree with this. Saltwater tying is much more fun than tying trout flies with tiny, finicky materials. The materials can be cheaper as well.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By oregonism
Re: Bigger Flies = Bigger fish?

Yeah, my buddy caught a steelhead on the Deschutes with a size 16 flashback pheasant tail while we were fishing for redsides... that river can be exciting :D
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By oregonism
Re: Spotting bones over grass

Yeah, I am starting to blind cast more and more, but I am still trying to figure out where they get laid up when they aren't on the flat. Logic would tell me that they'd be "downstream" of the flat,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By oregonism
Re: Spotting bones over grass

Any general tips for cloud cover or other low light situations? Is it best just to wait it out and try to fish at times when the sun is higher, or can you still spot flashes, etc.?

I am planning...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By oregonism
Re: Bigger Flies = Bigger fish?

Yeah, I would generally fish streamers and steelhead patterns of a certain size to keep smolt off my line back in Oregon during the spring. Also, I know bigger flies would actually help you target...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,117
Posted By oregonism
Re: what hooked you?

My Dad got me into it, but the hobby sort of came and went. Flyfishing was like that up until I was about 23-24 (which was only 6-7 years ago), though I had always fished with conventional tackle...
Forum: Gear Reviews 01-20-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,720
Posted By oregonism
Redington Link 8-weight Review

I picked up the Redington Link 8-weight about a month ago, but have only been fishing it hard for about a week. I thought I'd give my quick impression, plus throw a review out there as it is...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-20-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By oregonism
Bigger Flies = Bigger fish?

I know the title sounds hopeful, but what I mean is: do you generally want to step up the size of the fly to try and target larger fish? Most of my flies are bonefish sized, and I'm finding that a #4...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-20-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By oregonism
Re: Salt fishing without stripping

I went to a spot today where a large lagoon drains into a tidal flat, and there is a decent current going out during low tide. It fished it the same way I would've fished a river... just cast accross...
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