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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By pszy22
Re: Warm water fishing in winter

I realize this borders on sacrilege, but I'd encourage you to give ice fishing a try if you get the opportunity. Using a small fly reel, 1/2 lb test line and flies, it requires as much finesse as...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-16-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By pszy22
Re: Doing a term paper on fly rods and the natural resources used in them

This should get you started -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osz4DpVjomA#t=100
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By pszy22
Re: can"t wait for this to start (no treble hooks)

There was a time when this was a very popular "lure" during salmon season -

http://www.fishsalmonriver.com/images/FSR-StaticPages/RiverFishing-hook.jpg

Unfortunately, old habits are hard for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By pszy22
Re: Fly floatant Substitutes

I'm a self professed dry fly bigot, that's how I like to fish. I do apply a floatant to my fly at the beginning of the day. Sooner or later, the fly get a bit soggy. Being naturally lazy, I avoid...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-04-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By pszy22
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

Quite honestly, you won't have trouble finding where the fish are. Just drive around on any weekend and look for the swarming masses of fisher (and some not so fisher) people.

Best advice I can...
Forum: Other Gear 09-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By pszy22
Re: Let's talk about nets.

Maybe a dumb question to ask, do you really need a net? Certainly there are situations where a net is a good idea. Personally, I spend all my time fishing while wading in the water, I've been...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-03-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By pszy22
Re: Newbie to Michigan Salmon & Steelhead

I agree with BEF, I think you may be jumping the gun a bit for salmon even more so for steelhead. Trout on the other hand could be rewarding. Of course you could do some scouting for future trips...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By pszy22
Re: You Can't Catch Them All.

A key tenet of fishing - You always remember the one that got away!
Forum: Fly Rods 09-02-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By pszy22
Re: $500 Rod Option?

Just a thought, if you don't have an immediate need, maybe pick up a higher level reel or two. Consider it a fly fishing investment. Most of my top end reels are worth more now than when I bought...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-01-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By pszy22
Re: 1wt for general purpose

I've been trout fishing a 1 wt pretty much exclusively for the past 17 years. I am a self professed dry fly bigot, that's how I like to fish, so my rod is more than capable of delivering and fishing...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By pszy22
Re: Orvis C.F.O.

I've been fishing a British made CFO 1 on my Orvis 1 wt for the past 17 years and have nothing but good things to say about it. Of course, I'm not sure what changes may have been made by Orvis to...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-22-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By pszy22
Re: Two More Converts

I think you'll find you will at least have a shot at trout up to 15, maybe 16 inches. After that, the odds increase exponentially in the fishes favor.

That may not necessarily be all bad, there...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-20-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By pszy22
Two More Converts

Using a fixed-length line system seems to be a potentially popular option with a range of fly fishing folk. Folks new to fly fishing will be able to cast and fish their fly after only a few minutes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,359
Posted By pszy22
Re: Pro deals for guides?

There are a number of sources of folks requesting consideration. In addition to guides, every fishing club in the country holds an annual banquet and would like to be able to offer some prizes. ...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-20-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By pszy22
Re: connecting tippet to level line?

Like Stan, I like to terminate my main line with a small perfection loop. Makes it easy to change leaders/tippets.
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara

Best advice I can give you, if catching larger fish in fast water is the goal - use a reel. Tenkara rods work extremely well for their intended purpose - to accurately and delicately present a fly....
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By pszy22
Re: Needle Knot

Yep, I see what you are saying regarding needle/nail knots. That was my mistake or my ever failing memory, I can't remember which. Sorry about that.

In the distant past I did mess around with an...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By pszy22
Re: Needle Knot

I've always used needle knot (strike that, I always use a nail knot), and still do. Never had a problem or had one fail.

If you want to tie a needle (er, I mean nail) know, using one of these...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By pszy22
Re: Vintage heavier-duty reel?

I've caught countless salmon on my Cimmaron, it's never so much as hiccuped.
I don't think you will be disappointed.
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,612
Posted By pszy22
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

Actually that's pretty cheap seeing how the $14.99 line I use cost almost half as much as a $21 Eagle Claw Featherlight rod or the $25 Medalist reel I sometimes use.

Once I convince you it's...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-15-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By pszy22
Re: Pflueger Medalist BROKE

Fred,

I was actually asking the OP to figure out what click mechanism he had in his reel.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-15-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By pszy22
Re: Pflueger Medalist BROKE

There are a couple of different clicker arrangements used in Medalist reels, depending on the model. I'm assuming yours has a triangular check that is held in place with a leaf spring. If that's...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By pszy22
Re: Pflueger Medalist BROKE

Fred,

I was thinking the exact same thing. I'd consider it an honor and a privledge to wear out a Medalist.

Kid,

I take it your reel model has a non-adjustable drag?

Sounds like you...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By pszy22
Re: Tenkara Czech Nymphing

You hit the nail on the head stressing the need for a stiffer rod. The design of many tenkara rods make them ill suited for deep fishing a weighted nymph. They are very good at what they are...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 07-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By pszy22
Re: Love the wind!

Best fly fishing tip I can give anyone - wind or no wind, if a dead drift isn't working; try something else.

Some stuff fish eat does indeed float along at a dead drift, alot of stuff they eat...
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