The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 314
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: whalensdad
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 372
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Question: dry flies, wet flies, nymphs or streamers

Our TU chapter is part of Project Healing Waters. We go with Wooly Buggers (i.e streamers) and Nymphs for the disabled vets. I think you have to worry less about drag which is easier with those...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,191
Posted By whalensdad
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 11-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By whalensdad
FS: LLBean Streamlight 9' 5wt, 4 Piece

SOLD - Thanks Tyler :)

Selling my LLBean Streamlight 9' 5wt, 4 Piece. I got this about a year ago, but I didn't use it very much. Spent most of my time using my 3wt rod. As all LL Bean rods do,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By whalensdad
Re: A Prayer, A Good Thought & Some Patience...

Jerry - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By whalensdad
Re: What is a 2 and 3 wt rod used for

I use a 7'6" 3wt on my local streams for trout when I want to throw dries or small (under size 10) wets/nymphs. Most of the trout are under 18 inches. I felt that a 5wt was too much rod and took some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,081
Posted By whalensdad
Re: A Prayer, A Good Thought & Some Patience...

Thoughts are with you Jerry. Hang in there.
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Short 5wt Rod Length Suggestions/Thoughts?

I appreciate all the suggestions and comments. I guess a 7ft is not to short for a 5wt. Now it's just down to rod. I was looking at the 5 listed. I'm not sure about the Far & Fine. I know they were...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Short 5wt Rod Length Suggestions/Thoughts?

Let me ask this another way. Is a 7ft too short for a 5wt?

Are any of the rods "better" than the others?
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By whalensdad
Short 5wt Rod Length Suggestions/Thoughts?

I'm looking to get a "true" 5wt short rod. 2 years ago I built what was advertised as a 5wt, but it is much closer to a 4 :( so I'm not happy with it. I'm looking at the following 5wt rods:

Grey's...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By whalensdad
Build or Buy???

If you've seen my recent posts I was looking for advice on whether to go 10ft or switch. Well I decided to go switch, with the plan on building a TFO Deer Creek 5wt. I figure my budget without...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Dry Flies on a Switch Rod?

After giving careful consideration to all of the posts in this and my other thread, I think I'm going to go with a switch rod. I think with the right line I'll be able to cast dry's when I want and...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By whalensdad
Re: 10ft or Switch?

After giving careful consideration to all of the posts in this and my other thread, I think I'm going to go with a switch rod. Based on my budget, I'm going to build a 6wt based on a TFO Deer Creek...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By whalensdad
Re: Dry Flies on a Switch Rod?

I'd be looking to use this on the Delaware and any other larger river. I'd probably use flies between sz 6 and sz 20. Mostly EHC and parachutes.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By whalensdad
Re: 10ft or Switch?

I just want to be able to cover larger water. I'd probably use it 70% dry/20% streamer and 10% nymph.
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By whalensdad
Dry Flies on a Switch Rod?

I've got another post where I'm looking at recommendations between a 10ft rod and a switch rod. I guess my first question should be "Can you EFFECTIVELY" fish dries with a switch rod or is it...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By whalensdad
10ft or Switch?

I'm looking to buy/build a long 6wt rod. One that I can use on rivers where the river is wide and it is hard to wade, like the Delaware. I'll probably not use it for steelhead since I have an 8wt for...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

Silver +1 on the Davey Knot video. I never realized how easy it was to tie. I'll need to try it out on the stream.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I've found that the tippet ring has no effect on whether the line sinks of floats. If you look on Jason Borgers (or Gary's) site they use tippet rings at the end of the 4x so you don't lose line. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I think you may be correct on your points. This is what I do since I'm not prepared to carry a gauge to use on the stream to get everything accurate. I know it won't be perfect, but it woks well...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I would put a foot of 5x and then my 7x. If I was fishing 6x I wouldn't put on the 5x first. That's just me though. I'm sure others have different thoughts.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I do that because I know what the the leader size is at the ring. Otherwise it is a guess.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

Yes, give or take. I just tie it on when I'm on the river depending upon conditions. If I'm fishing nymphs/wets it will be about a foot or two. If I'm fishing drys and I want a good drag free drift...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I don't cut any off. If I buy a leader, I buy a 7 1/2 ft 4x and tie it to the end of that. I also do that for my 9 ft 5wt leaders if I want to prolong their life.

If I make my own leader I follow...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I use the 2mm 24 gauge, but you could use the 3mm 22 or 23 gauge. I wouldn't go any bigger, but that's just my preference.
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 604
Posted By whalensdad
Re: tying on tippet rings

I usually use a hemostat, but I think next time I'll try the safety pin method. As an aside, I found the best place to buy tippet rings is from Fusion Beads. It is a jewelery supply site.

Fusion...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 314

 
Forum Jump












All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.