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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By comeonavs
Re: Road info needed from Denver airport to Este Park

Take 470 to I-25 take hwy66 when you get to Lyons go left towards AllensPark vs right towards Estes


It makes a big loop and drops you in to the same spot going in to Estes but there might be...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles Yesterday, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By comeonavs
Re: My chenille is ****

Also looks like you are using verigated (sp?) Chenille vs the smooth stuff for san juan worms. What you are using there is more like for a pats rubber legs or wrapping the body of a streamer type...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 503
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Ideas on wet-wading shoes?

Either my Simms Rip Rap or wet wading boots. I have winter wading boots sized for thick wool socks and waders. Then I have a pair of wading boots 2 sizes smaller for just gravel guard neoprene socks...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-26-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Opinions on SLF Prism dubbing

Edit

Moronic post deleted, I own slf prism but haven't used it. I used spirit mountain on a purple psycho prince


God I'm losing my marbles
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Hardy Gear on Steep and Cheap...nice discounts

Good thing my AMEX has been banished to the gun safe or I'd have a black spool to go with my stainless reel :D

Even at the 179 price in the other link that a good deal.
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Hardy Gear on Steep and Cheap...nice discounts

They are great reels and if that $119 is for a reel which it appears it is, all I can say is wow wish I needed another one.

These are great reels, smooth action , great fit and finish. For a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Fly rods in hot vehicle

When I was a golf teacher and club maker we always recommended not keeping clubs in your car in extremes either hot or cold. I saw a lot of graphite shafts break in the winter. Pull clubs from trunk,...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-24-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Sage Mod (and other new rods at EFTTEX 2015)

Well I assumed the TXL-f was going away but it is still sort of a shock its such a great rod. I wonder if they slowed down the "little one" I have to be honest I dont love my 390-4 ONE , I like it a...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-23-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Yellowstone fly rod

I have a Dan Bailey Yellowstone 6wt rod as a backup, never used it so I can't comment as to how well it works.

My $.02 since it is a relabeled OEM type of set up if you ever need warranty work you...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-23-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Good grife, this is southen Oregon not Arizona!

Fred I remember in 1985 laying 1 1/4 plywood sub floor on my dads new house out above Jacksonville in the foothills. It was 105 that day and it was the most miserable day of my life.

109 in...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-23-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Great Service Hardy Zeinth Purchase!

Great news and that is a screaming deal. I got a deal on a 905 from a shop that was abandoning Hardy when pure took over.

By the way there are a lot of rods in my arsenal I love but two that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Leaving Civilization for 3 weeks

Tons of good advice here,

When I moved here I was so sleepy for months, it takes time. The higher elevation dries you out, like Jason said. Hate to sound like a sissy but my hands dry out like mad...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,600
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Why buy high end?

Well here in Colorado there is a bevy of hot chicks who really are sage groupies so when I tow three sage rods with me to the river...."chicks dig it"

Oh wait never mind that doesn't happen
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 439
Posted By comeonavs
Re: my next rod

First time in years I have zip zilch nada of inklings to get a rod. Could be the Virgin sage one 6wt I'm yet to fish.

I am actually noodling unloading a few

Could be an excess of rods, could be...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-16-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By comeonavs
Re: New Allen Rods

I cringe a bit when I read this and reply since anytime made in the USA appears it turns in to a debate which doesn't add a ton of value.

That being said I was curious about this too, since my...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Addiction to fly rods? How many.

13, which is probably about 3 to many but whats a gear junky to do. It was 14 until last month I gave my buddy my Orvis Hydros 6wt

1-1wt
4-3wt's (Its a sickness)
3-4wt's
1-5wt
3-6wt's (one is...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-15-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By comeonavs
Re: New Allen Rods

I havent , I was surprised I didn't see Allen do a "press release" on this site. Maybe I missed it when I was traveling the last few weeks though.

I have been sort of watching for the re-release...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 694
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Who makes bamboo rods at a good price

Define good price ?

Bush Creek Cane makes some beauties for $1200-$1400 if memory serves which for works of art that seems a good price relatively.

IF you're in Colorado you can take his class...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By comeonavs
Re: New rod frustrations

I'm going to chime in to this in too, and I hope I'm not right. The ProII is a medium fast rod and the GPX line is a heavy abrupt taper line. I fear the rod/line combo maybe part of the issue.
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,164
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Drunk while fly fishing

I love it, I posted a story of an off day a while back so your story of course made me laugh.

Although mine started with my entire box (30 dozen or so) of midges all under size 18 dumped over in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 385
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Stinky Waders

I had old simms rivers sheds or whatever non gore tex version was middle of the road 5 years ago.

Hate to scare ya but I got the funk rolling in them and would hand wash, gently cycle wash etc etc...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Took a dive while wading today

Yep,

Have had a few Lipton Ice Tea commercial moments (70's and 80's folks will get it) while wet wading in the summer and it while embarrassing feels good. Last year as runoff was waning (thank...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-01-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Mid Vs True Large Arbor?

So on a scale of one to ten with older lines one being no difference and 10 is straight as a Arrow

Old line would be about a 4
New line approx a 7

Lines like SA Mastery Trout and Rio Trout LT...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By comeonavs
Re: Boulder folks..

A year like this 4th of July it should start to wane, 2 years ago it was late August we had such a good snowpack
Forum: Fly Lines 05-31-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By comeonavs
Re: This line weight thing... True weight, half heavy etc....

Yeah I always just open a second browser tab when I am looking at lines and google "AFTMA standards" then can bounce back and forth
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