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Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By afishinado
Re: # turns on cinch knot

1+ the X number of tippet works well for me, but never less than 5.

3x = 5

4X = 5

5X = 6

6X = 7
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By afishinado
Re: When Fish Bump Your Fly

An Elk hair caddis has hackle covering the hook point
Elk Hair Caddis (

A sulphur parachute has an exposed hook point
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 11-01-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By afishinado
Re: Is there a way to get tungsten putty to not slip?

Think spaghetti noodle.....not a football...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,686
Posted By afishinado
Re: 10' 4wt recomendations

I really like my 10/4 Orvis H2 for all types of nymphing and fishing dries as well as tossing an occasional streamer or wet. Very versatile.

Think about the "feel" of a rod and soft tips, or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,470
Posted By afishinado
Re: Motivations for banning felt soles?

Silver Creek, great info (as usual). I’d like to share my experiences with felt vs. studded rubber wading boots. First of all, I fish quite a bit, in all seasons, and in many different streams and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By afishinado
Re: Solder as a "weight" on a fly?

Solder might work, but in order to allow the solder to adhere to the hook, you need to heat up the hook close to red hot. That being the case, you may ruin the temper on the hook. IMO, wrapping...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By afishinado
Re: Hike-In Fishing Question

I've never tried them, but these hiking/hippers that flod down look like they would be ideal for a long hike to a remote stream.

Cabelas Tundra Hip Boots...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-27-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,396
Posted By afishinado
Re: TFO finesse question

All true! But, your rod can actually be adapted to the fishing situation by overlining a rod when all you casts are short for example, and underlining for longer casts. If the truth be known, the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By afishinado
Re: Sage smallmouth rod casting.

Rio Clouser line is a great line for this purpose.
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 02-06-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 85,382
Posted By afishinado
Re: Little tricks to share

Your rod sections should never be so tight that you need a gorilla grip to get it apart. Sooner or later you will damage your rod. Use paraffin wax (candle wax) to coat the male end of each rod...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,479
Posted By afishinado
Re: Which Renzetti, 4000 or Traveler?

FYI, I've owned a Traveler for over 15 years and tied thousands of flies from bass bugs to size #30 midges, and it works as well now as the day I bought it. HTH, which ever you choose, good luck...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By afishinado
Re: Being Consistent

As your bag of tricks, with respect to finding fish, bug ID, fly selection, techniques, rigs, etc. increases with experience, and you are able to recognize the situation and apply these things, your...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By afishinado
Re: Nymph Rigs

I keep the flies 15-20" apart. I find, when a fish takes the dropper fly, it often gets fouled with the point fly if they are too close together.
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By afishinado
Re: Looking for Midge Options

In flat water, with correct lighting conditions you can grease your leader and tippet up to 6-12" of the fly to detect strikes.

If conditions are not right for the greased leader technique, try...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-10-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By afishinado
Re: Transporting equipment

Laptop computer cases work great for a portable fly tying kit. Put your materials in seperate labeled freezer bags. Your tools and vise can be stored in the inside or outside pouches. It works...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By afishinado
Re: What Rods or Blank to make a good bargain ?

These are great fast-action blanks that perform like the GLX and faster Sages. They only come in 4-piece, but are in your price range, and I guarantee almost no one in France has heard of them, let...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By afishinado
Re: NAFFF e-mails!?!

Thanks Frank. I appreciate you help.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By afishinado
NAFFF e-mails!?!

Every time I post, I receive an e-mail from NAFF, and more e-mails with every reponse to the post. Very annoying and not an incentive for people to post on the site!! Is there a way to turn off...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-13-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By afishinado
Re: Looking for a set of ferrules

Mudhole has metal ferrules that may work for a reasonable price. I used them on an inexpensive boo rebuild. They should work okay for a fibergalss rod:
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,441
Posted By afishinado
Re: help with nymph fishing

This should get you started:
Forum: Fly Rods 04-08-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,221
Posted By afishinado
Re: Which Line for Sage RPL+

I have have both of those rods, a RPL+ 9' 6wt and an RPL 9' 8wt. The RPL 8wt works well for me with a Rio Clouser 8wt line. But as GRN pointed out, an RPL+ works best with a line wt higher (7wt). ...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By afishinado
Re: questions on building a fly rod

Here is a great article that takes you through the fly rod building process from A-Z. After reading the first page just click on ďnextĒ near the bottom of the page and it will take you to the next...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By afishinado
Re: studs and wax

Iíve been using paraffin wax (candle wax) to coat the male end of my rod ferrules for a long time. Since I have been waxing the ferrules, I canít recall ever having a problem with stuck ferrules or...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-14-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,582
Posted By afishinado
Re: Sage Z-Axis vs Winston Boron IIx

I agree with most written about the BIIx (more moderate action great for shorter to medium casts) vs. the Z-Axis (faster action that performs well on longer casts). To further confuse the issue, I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,645
Posted By afishinado
Re: Joining Furled Leader to Line without a Loop?

Admittedly, I’m a loop guy. I use loops on the end of my fly line and on the end of the furled leaders that I make. I have no issues at all with hinging at the loops. As a matter of fact, the loop...
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