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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By silver creek
Re: NAFFF sticker redux

I just sent cash for 4 stickers/decals.

To make it easier for lacanadio, I included a legal sized SELF-ADDRESED STAMPED envelope so all he has to do was to put in the stickers and mail the...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By silver creek
Re: How frequently do you change / replace leaders?

I rarely swap out an entire leader. I have used the same "leader" meaning the same butt and mid section for several years. I REBUILD my leaders as needed. I carry 0X to 6X spools with me and not only...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By silver creek
Re: NAFFF sticker redux

Doing the math, ordering 100 stickers @ $0.59 = $59.00. 250 stickers @ $0.39 = $97.50. So for $38.50 more, you get 150 more decals. The way to look at what to buy is not cost per decal as in 59...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-11-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,738
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly line prices = extortion?

I admit that I have not read all the post on the 10 pages so far. I did have a friend in the manufacturing side of fly fishing. I have spoke about him before, my late friend Jim Greenlee.

Jim knew...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-11-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By silver creek
Fly Casting Creep and Drift

I was replying to a fly casting post another BB and part of the discussion was about rod creep and rod drift during the cast. It occurred to me that there has not been a comprehensive discussion of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By silver creek
Re: Confessions of a bait fisherman

I actually caught this little guy on a 2 nymph rig. A normal sized fish was on the other nymph and this guy took the Flashback PT. He's an overachiever!
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Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By silver creek
Re: Hopper-Dropper Leaders

Length from hopper to dropper depends on what you want to the set up to do. These are just a few questions you need to ask yourself.

1. Whether the dropper is weighted, for example, a bead head...
Forum: Flies 10-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By silver creek
Re: Need help identifying material in foam beetle.

The internet has images of just about everything so I just grab them off of Google Images. Now you know how to search for stuff also.

Click below and see the first image:

red peacock herl -...
Forum: Flies 10-08-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By silver creek
Re: Need help identifying material in foam beetle.

Dyed peacock herl is a good thought. I didn't consider it because herl usually shreds if it is not twisted and reinforced. Usually there are it can be identified as herl, but the same can be said...
Forum: Flies 10-08-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By silver creek
Re: Need help identifying material in foam beetle.

You could use regular or micro Cactus Chennille in peacock or black.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0983/9244/products/IMG_7104_580x@2x.jpg?v=1445114772
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Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By silver creek
Re: Ebay RPLs Range Report

I sold my 9ft 5wt RPL 9ft 5wt and bought the original GLX and never looked back.

I have a 8" 6" 5 wt J Kennedy Fisher rod that I will also never sell. I rewrapped the guides 2 times so far. I...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-07-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By silver creek
Re: Tip for threading tippet rings.

Maybe you have not considered all the possible uses for a tippet ring. Perhaps others will consider the way I use tippet ring as valuable and not useless.

Gary Borger uses them to quickly convert...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 10-06-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By silver creek
Re: I can't find a video of using a dubbing rake.

A dubbing rake removes fur at the skin. A scissors does not. So that is one difference.

As for making a dubbing rake, some use a piece of hacksaw blade and fashion a handle for it.
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 10-06-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By silver creek
Re: I can't find a video of using a dubbing rake.

A dubbing rake "shaves" the fur from the hide. Just pull the rake across the skin. It is pretty intuitive. That may be the reason why there are no videos.
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Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-06-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By silver creek
Re: Tip for threading tippet rings.

I keep my tippet rings on a safety in as most do. I just keep the ring on the tippet ring and thread the tippet through the top ring. The safety pin holds the ring in place. After tying the knot, I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 623
Posted By silver creek
Re: Leaders for short rod?

A furled leader would work very well as others have noted.

Having said that, I think you could shorten the butt and the leaders would would fine. The concern would be if the butt diameter were...
Forum: Flies 10-06-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,014
Posted By silver creek
Re: Tying v. Buying

I think if you are going to fish the classic flies like a parachute adams or an elk hair caddis, you need not tie. But if you are a tinkerer or want to remain connected to fly fishing during the...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-05-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By silver creek
Re: Enrico Puglisi PowerFull Tippet

EP is the tippet I have used for several years as well. Planettrout uses it also. I get it from the same place he does, Waterstrider...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 10-04-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By silver creek
Re: Leader formulas

Use a Borger Unibody leader.

Borger Unibody Leader (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-lines/343201-leader-tying-3.html#post641805)

For a 9 ft leader the butt is 5 feet long...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 10-03-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By silver creek
Re: 3D printed Uni know tying tool

I use the Dennison Blood Knot Tool for making leaders.

Dennison Blood Knot Tool - Accessories (https://www.caddisflyshop.com/dennison-blood-knot-tool.html)

YouTube...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-03-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By silver creek
Re: Whiting brahma hen cape and its uses

The Tabou Caddis Emerger is an excellent pattern the uses the Whiting Brahma saddle feathers. You can also use the philoplumes from a Pheasant.

The Tabou Caddis Emerger | Global FlyFisher | Made...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By silver creek
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 814
Posted By silver creek
Re: Dead spot on a fly rod. How can you tell?

I don't know what a dead spot is. If I were to guess, I would liken it to the feeling of a loose ferrule. I can't describe it other than to say the rod does not feel the same. I simply can't cast it...
Forum: The Fly Cast 10-02-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By silver creek
Re: FiberGlass Rod Casting

For the same distance, a slower action fly rod requires a slower rate of acceleration ---> a longer rod stroke. After the rod stop, the fiberglass rod will take longer to straighten because it is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,610
Posted By silver creek
Re: NAFFF sticker

I suggest that you start a new post with the sticker for a sign up list. Then you can decide how many to order. I suggest that the order thread be made a sticky and you can update it in the future...
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