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Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

;)

Well said! One of the interesting paradox's of this sport is that the high end manufacturers are constantly launching their next rod line which boasts ground breaking technology in order that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Back when I had the bug to tie bugs (near daily ;-), I experimented with using keel hooks (or bending my own) To have the point ride upwards for just that reason. I had some success but nothing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Quick question about what fly to tie first...

x2. Complex enough to teach some technique but simple enough to encourage good results. Minimum common materials needed are also useful for allot of other files.
Besides, if I had to feed myself on...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Thanks Gents, sound advice. I already have a stock of Mason't hard mono and single strans SS wire that I traditionally use when tying. ( I just need o find it as my tying gear/materials moced from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

When you think about it, I'd argue that just about any entry level rod from most of the "mid-range" manufactures could easily be priced higher. Back 20 years ago a well designed, all graphite rod...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By wee hooker
Adding a weedguard to a hard bug?

Hi All, I've been tying bass flies and bugs a whole lot more years than I care to admit. However, I'm still a sucker for a deal on commercial poppers and sliders on occasion when my tying time is...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Budget bass outfit

Very true of the scarcity of short glass rods. I'd bet its largely because their owners never seem to give them up. I used to have an old Shakespeare 7' 6wt glass rod that finally folded up on a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 510
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Budget bass outfit

My 2 cents. Some 25 years ago I decided on getting a dedicated bass rod, I went with a fenwick glass 8 wt Within the year I was ready to give up fly-fishing. The rod ws heavy, way to slow and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By wee hooker
Re: First catfish on flyrod.

Nice, so how did the motor run??
I've got a soft spot for old kickers myself:D
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By wee hooker
Re: My quest for a dedicated bluegill setup...

Keeping "a few" bluegill sticks myself, I would suggest you keep your new toy in a reel on rod case while traveling. True these little sticks get damaged easily but the main reason is to keep it...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 03-06-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By wee hooker
Re: TFO Pro 9' 6WT FST

PM sent today.
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,336
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Best Reel under $100

Pflueger Trion can be had for under $100 as well. These seem to hold up decent & have good drags. I have several friends who fish them in the salt.

Whatever you get, give it a good coat of car...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,513
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Woolly Buggers and Bass

I always said that if I had to feed myself with one fly, it would be a black #10 WB. While WBs arn't necessarily considered " the go to" fly when targetting BIG bass, they are very productive on...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
Posted By wee hooker
Re: 4 wt or 5 wt for Northeast Panfish??

The 5 wt is the better choice if your limited to one rod. It will work from bluegill to bass to trout to (very) light SW. It will throw warmwater flies with more authority too. I would also stick...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By wee hooker
Re: gills on a 3wt

The only thing better than Gills on a three weight is gills on a 2 wt :-)
There is something very gratifying in a few hours of tossing foam spiders on a feathery rod that is hard to match IMHO....
Forum: Gear Reviews 10-23-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,580
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Redington Predator

Heads up to those interested in trying one of these rods. Cabelas just put them on clearance for 50% off. I'm in!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-15-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,000
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Favorite "loop" knot?

x2. Best knot I've found for ALL my warm and salt water fishing. It really allows the fly or popper to move freely and has never slipped on me! Much easier to tie with ageing eyes and /or with cold...
Forum: Forum Polls 10-15-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 24,618
Posted By wee hooker
Re: How Many Fly Rods Do You Own

Where is the "More than 50" buton? :o
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By wee hooker
Re: travel rod bass

Ok so my last bike went away about 4 years ago but this thread still got me to "needing" another travel rod. Have they really gotten that much better? Stumbled onto a 60% off deal on a leftover...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,862
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Best 8 wt for $300?

Why would you choose a rod based on price??
Convinced they are better casters based on name alone?
Go out and try some $100-$200 rods before you spend any $. THEN try a more expensive rod and see...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 10-08-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By wee hooker
WTB: Cabelas SLA and MDD Fly reels/spools

Looking for subject reels and spools to back up my existing reels. All sizes considered.
Look for a trade? May be able to do that too.
Let me know what you have and what you want.

drop the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-04-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By wee hooker
Re: jumbo bass

The bass speaks for itself but tossing a hair diver that size on a 5 wt. HATS off to you sir!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-03-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By wee hooker
Re: travel rod bass

I have a 7pc 8wt from Cortland that's "OK" but mostly I find anything over 5 pc "Clubby". Wondering what brand your 4 wt is as I'm in the market for a 5 or 6 wt 7pc?
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Getting Ready to Buy a New Fishing Mobile

I've had an outback and my friend has a Forester. Subaru makes a Nice vehicle but you have to follow the maint schedule or big issues can result with the drive train. Upside is 25 mpg and that great...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By wee hooker
Re: Turning Over Popper Issues

6' of straight 10# mono should do it fine. I like Berkley Big game as it has just the right stiffness. A loop knot will help with wind resistance/turnover as well.

You also don't mention the style...
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