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Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,164
Posted By charged
Re: Hate at first sight

On a light weight rod like that where a reel is not your primary concern, You could do much better in feel than the cabelas catalog.

I picked up a 2wt, and purchased one of those cheap plastic fly...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By charged
Re: Whats your excuse?

Good for that guy!

Well since you asked, This year I have spent less time on the water than any prior year in my life.

Several years ago I was a cutback in the recent trend of American off...
Forum: Fly Lines 11-06-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,006
Posted By charged
Re: Wire Tippet

After reading through this thread, I'm secretly wondering if wire tippets are even necessary.

Before I took up flyfishing, I spent the majority of my childhood walleye/pike fishing with my father....
Forum: Fly Rod Building 11-06-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By charged
Re: My new 2/3wt spey rod

Admittedly I do not know a whole lot about spey rods, but its a tactic that I find interesting and will probably one day explore.

Being a guy that enjoys fishing primarily lighter weight rods, I...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,253
Posted By charged
Re: Dog breed for fishing trips

Ard, I have to agree with you. As a adult I lost a German Shepard a few years ago, and he for me he was by far the best dog I ever had. I love everything about them.

Throughout my child hood we...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,747
Posted By charged
Re: Rod weights and Common Cents

I'm a little late to reply here, But I wouldn't spend much. Results could be accomplished with a cheap scale.

I'm just using an earlier version of this one.

1000 Gram Digital Scale...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-30-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,382
Posted By charged
Re: Pflueger Medalist reel advice needed

I pulled up this old post for you. (Note: It was pulled up from a few years ago........... That's why why you see the snow reference.)

Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By charged
Re: 3 wt for blue gill

I started with a 7, followed by a 9, Tried several others until I picked up a 3. Once I got that 3, I absolutely loved it. last summer I picked up a 2, and am now shopping for either a 1 or a 0.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By charged
Re: Asian Carp

I have a place located on the IL river an hour or south of chicago, and am plenty familiar with Asian carp. People group three species of carp under this same name. (Grass Carp, Bigheads, and...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-30-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,500
Posted By charged
Re: Are high end fly lines worth the expense?

Yes, I believe this is a huge problem, especially for someone who is initially gaining interest in this hobby. As a beginner one has very few resources to really on, and is often stuck in obtaining...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-26-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,500
Posted By charged
Re: Are high end fly lines worth the expense?

I do like Rio lines, and have several. I also have no doubt that a high quality line will out perform a cheaper alternative when all the other factors equate.

If the choice came down to a cheaper...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-18-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,387
Posted By charged
Re: Newbie: Budget lines, half-weight lines, off-brands, etc.

The expensive lines can be great, so can the inexpensive ones.

To be honest, I have several rio lines of various price ranges. These lines I have do not always make it on to my favorite setups....
Forum: Fly Reels 08-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,593
Posted By charged
Re: 2wt Reel Suggestions.

I understand that I will get negative feedback on this suggestion, but so be it!

A while back I also picked up my first 2wt. Just to hold me over, I spent maybe 12$ on a new reel shipped to my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 26,178
Posted By charged
Re: Just Curious: How Many Fly Rods Do you Own

My count is now close to 20, 70% of them are inexpensive and that doesn't bother me one bit.

I'm one of the guys who can have fun fishing anything. In my collection there are a few graphite...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-21-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By charged
Re: Positive Hardy news

Agree 100%.... I love fishing the vintage stuff mostly for a nostalgia factor that I should be to young to appreciate. I also like fishing the newer stuff on the market as the budget permits. No...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-21-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 308,153
Posted By charged
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

I picked up a vintage fly reel that has been on my want list for a few years now.

It's Blue Collar, and has nothing real special about it.....(It's just what I believe is another example of a...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-12-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,452
Posted By charged
Re: Reels from China :-) on eBay

I have a few auction site Chinese reels, I believe for the price there a bargain, and can be very serviceable.

The ones I have also do leave me wanting more. I like the ones I have, but with that...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-16-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By charged
Re: Anyone know anything about this old reel?

Is that a palming rim, or just part of the frame?
Forum: Fly Reels 07-10-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By charged
Re: Reel suggestion?

Agree, your best money spent may be on a decent line...... Hit up cabelas bargin bin, spend 20$ and your in business.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-10-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By charged
Re: Rod to reel fit question

I'm also known to fish some in-expensive rods, Rod to reel seat fitting is a problem that affect many rods.

I've purchased cork cabinet laminate from the hardware store, and lined the bottom foot...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-10-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By charged
Re: Good "glass" under $100

Yea, This is why I recommended the smallest offering. The largest offering, definatley has that sumo wrestler heavy weight sort of feel. I really do not enjoy fishing the largest offering, as you go...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By charged
Re: Good "glass" under $100

Sure...... I've never used the earlier ones, so can't say for sure there any better. The new ones still have a poorly designed butt over tip ferrules design. So that's one draw back. I can't really...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-08-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,797
Posted By charged
Re: automatic fly reels

This may be of interest, I posted this (how too) on another board several years ago, and am copying it here today.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By charged
Re: side by side reels.....

Cool thread, I've have a later versioned Orvis Madison that doesn't impress me much. I have been on the look out for a medalist based Madison for some time. Its a reel that still evades me.

Forum: Fly Rods 07-08-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,033
Posted By charged
Re: Good "glass" under $100

Ive picked up several inexpensive used glass rods, Some are absolute duds and others I like. I have a Cabelas CGR that I do like alot, and could recommend it in that price range.

For anyone...
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