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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By randyflycaster
Re: tying leaders - what to do with what I have

Interesting article: Soft vs Stiff Leaders:
Soft vs. Hard Monofilament for Leaders | MidCurrent (http://midcurrent.com/experts/soft-vs-hard-monofilament-for-leaders/)
Randy
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 374
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: tying leaders - what to do with what I have

I recently read that I shouldn't use Stren Easy Cast for butt material as it will not transmit energy to the rest of the leader.

Has anyone else heard this?

Randy
Forum: Fly Rods 08-19-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Best Rod For Roll Casting

If you're roll casting a WF line make sure that the running line - the thin part - is not outside the rod tip.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By randyflycaster
Leaders Built with Stren Easy Cast

I build leaders using Stren Easy Cast up until I start using tippet material.
(In a 9-foot leader, for example, my first five feet or so might be made up of Stren Easy Cast.)

I recently read that...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Wading boots for wide feet?

Years ago one line of Korker's was wide enough for EEE.

I'm not sure about their new lines, but I would call them up and ask. That's what I did.

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Beaverkill

If you're going to fish the Beaverkill you'll probably have to do it very early in the morning. If the sun is out the river will heat up very quickly.

Randy
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 07-29-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By randyflycaster
Orvis Battenkill LA III spool

I'd prefer it in black.
Randy
Forum: Fly Rods 07-25-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Soft 6 Weight

I would save a lot of money and buy a Redington Classic Trout.

Randy
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By randyflycaster
A lot of good spey casting videos here

Great page:

Videos « Spey Nation. A Spey Casting and Spey Fishing Celebration (http://speynation.com/spey-nation-videos/)

Randy
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 06-23-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Re-positioning the line upstream

I'm not sure: are you having trouble mending?

When casting using a thin running line I find it hard to make good mends, so I often use parachute and wiggle casts. That way I leave extra slack on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-23-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: How's your roll cast?

In the first video the caster is casting downstream so the water is pulling out any slack that might develop in the line.

When I cast across stream in slower water I try to begin my forward cast...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Fly eye threaders: anyone use them?

I like the CFs, though they're kind of fragile. I thread flies by holding the threaders by the tip so that they don't get bent out of shape.

I keep them in a small Altoid tin, but I love the idea...
Forum: Other Gear 05-30-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Stohlquist PFD

This PFD costs a bit more, but I like it:
Astral Ronny Fisher PFD - Men's - REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/867518/astral-ronny-fisher-pfd-mens)
Randy
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Wading alone

I've read that inflating vests are not good for anglers who fish rivers. The reason is that in fast water an angler might panic and not be able to inflate the vest. Any thoughts?

Randy
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 982
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Wading alone

I'm probably going to relocate out west where the rivers are much bigger and faster. I've decided that when I do I'm going to buy this vest:

Eon Angler S/M - Olive Life Jacket | Extrasport®...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By randyflycaster
Great Blog Post Fishing North Country Spiders

I was thinking of buying Rob Smith's new book about the history of North Country Flies. Someone steered me to this great blog post by Rob:

Seven North Country Spiders For A Season -...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Techniques to stop line dragging with the current.

This book by Gary Borger isn't cheap, but it has IMHO the best description of ways of avoiding drag:

Fishing the Film (Fly Fishing, The Book Series, 1): Gary A. Borger, Jason Borger:...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Fly casting question.

One of the biggest advantages of being able to cast, let's say, 80 feet is that when it comes to casting 40 feet an angler will have to use less energy because of good casting technique. During a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-27-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Tailwater Insects: Smaller Size, Why?

I've lived in NYC my whole life.

Now that all the water is coming out of the bottom of the Croton Falls dam, it will be interesting to see what happens to the insect population. Will it go back to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-25-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Tailwater Insects: Smaller Size, Why?

I have Dorsey's and Engle's books. They don't seem to answer the question adequately. Also, Dorsey writes that tailwaters support a rich, diverse insect population. Engle writes that tailwaters, at...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By randyflycaster
Tailwater Insects: Smaller Size, Why?

I've read that insects tend to be smaller on tailwaters than on, let's say, freestone rivers. I can't find info, however, on why this is. Anyone have any ideas?

Also, I've read that tailwaters are...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Nymphing.

Here's something else I wonder about. The water near the bottom of a river, where trout feed on nymphs, moves slower than the water on the surface. If that's the case, shouldn't a floating indicator,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-20-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,122
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: Nymphing.

I always thought we had to get the nymph on the bottom of the river or stream. Presently I'm reading Caddisflies by La Fontaine. He says that most nymphs are taken not on the bottom - trout are not...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By randyflycaster
Hatch Dates: Tailwaters vs Freestone, Sping Creeks

Tailwaters, at least the ones I fish, are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Last season on my home tailwater, Light Cahills hatched in September; and so I'm wondering: Do hatch charts...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-06-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By randyflycaster
Re: moving upstream

In Kelly Gallup's book about fishing streamers he writes that he often wants the streamer to land with a thud, as he believes this will anger trout and produce reactionary strikes.

I remember a...
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