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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-24-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By wabi
Re: Like A Kid Again.

It's always fun! :D
Until my back reminds me I'm not a kid anymore. :rolleyes:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By wabi
Some dry fly action at last!

Been too busy at home to get out for the past week or two, but decided to look at the local lake yesterday evening. Lake was still dirty from recent hard rains, but the creek below the spillway...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By wabi
Re: the annual run!

Good looking catch! I like that outfit you're using, too!
We were warming up, but winter has returned this week. :(
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 02-28-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By wabi
Re: Medium-Fast Glass???

I just bought an Echo 8'6" 4wt glass rod and it seems to be similar to a med/fast graphite. Echo also makes a 7'4" 4wt glass rod, but it's rated as a bit slower than the 8'6".
So far I really like...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 02-15-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,835
Posted By wabi
Re: Knot Tying Tools

This thread cost me money. Watched the video on the Tie-Fast tool and had to order one.

I have a couple of the Dennison blood knot tools (bought one and it worked so well I ordered another for my...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 02-06-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By wabi
Re: Got my new rod today!

Doggie-Dog and bed hog for sure! :rolleyes:
Skeeter is my little doggie (rescue from the shelter - weighs 65+ pounds now) mixed breed and thinks the middle of the bed is his. :eek:

I have a Sylk...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 02-06-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By wabi
Re: Got my new rod today!

Thanks for the replies.
fae - you have me thinking now (can be a dangerous thing :rolleyes:). The difference in price would mean it would only cost me a few dollars to add a spare spool. May just...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 02-03-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By wabi
Got my new rod today!

Ordered an Echo Glass 8'6" 4pc "outfit" and got it today. Took it to the local lake to cast it and found the reel the dealer had in the combo (Orvis Battenkill) was way too light to balance the rod....
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By wabi
Re: 3wt leader lenght

I usually make my leader about the same length as the rod for bluegill fishing.
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 01-27-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By wabi
Re: A Great Little Vise

Andy,
When you use the rotary function to apply material you need to put a half hitch in the thread to keep it in place on the hook, then hang the bobbin on the rest (in-line with the hook shank) so...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 01-26-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By wabi
Re: A Great Little Vise

Got the vise today and set it up. Easy to assemble, and the fit & finish were impressive.
This vise is my first experience with a true rotary vise, and "lever jaw" vise. I found it easy to adjust...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 01-23-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By wabi
Re: A Great Little Vise

I have been thinking of a rotary vise for a few years now.
Looked at the Mayfly 2B on eBay and watched the video linked in the listing. I went ahead and placed my order for one. I should have it by...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 01-10-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By wabi
Re: echo glass - small or big water?

I think I'll go with the 8'6" rod.
I already have a 6'6" glass 3wt (custom rod) and it's a lot of fun on small water with bluegills.
I have a couple bamboo rods, too - 6wt & 3wt.
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 01-09-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By wabi
echo glass - small or big water?

Thinking of another glass rod.

Has anyone had a chance to cast & compare the Echo (I'm going 5 wt. with this purchase) "small water" rod (7'10") to the 8'6" "big water" rod?

(I like a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By wabi
Re: Drone + GoPro + World Class Fishery = Epic Fishing Video

Well done video - thanks for posting!
Forum: Fly Lines 07-27-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,495
Posted By wabi
Re: made in China lines

Another update:
The line is still looking good and working like it should!

I have purchased a few more lines from the same seller, and no problems with any of them. Just put a new 5wt line on my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By wabi
Re: He's "hooked"

I'd say you're hooked. :icon_lol:
I've done it, too, and watching the excitement on their faces is more rewarding than spending the time with a pole in your hands.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-30-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By wabi
Re: I didn't catch a big fish today

When they take the line into brush the odds aren't good, but giving them some slack line has worked for me a few times, too.
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,534
Posted By wabi
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By wabi
Re: before work bass and gills

Always fun to catch them on a UL outfit!
Forum: Fly Lines 05-20-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,495
Posted By wabi
Re: made in China lines

Reporting back with an update!

Been fishing the line from China for some time now and looked at it today after having a fish in the 5-8# range on for a short time. (big bass took a bluegill I had...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-28-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By wabi
Re: Circa 3 wt.= Fun

A 3wt (or lighter) adds a lot of fun to the game!
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By wabi
Re: How young is too young?

I started my son at about 4 years old, but at a pond with plenty of bluegill and with one of those short rod/reel (spincast) outfits. He tried a fly rod at about 7-8 years old, but soon lost interest...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-26-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By wabi
Re: Australian Bass

Good looking fish, and I'll bet they are fun on the fly!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-24-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By wabi
Re: I have a new addiction.

Nice fish, and I'm sure it was fun to catch, but I just have to say they are not a fish I would call pretty. :eek:
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