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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By horsehead
Re: Is the fly rod the only game in town for you?

About this time last year I floated a smallmouth river with two friends. I brought a spin rod I hadn't touched since I took up fly fishing maybe 8 years ago. As we were about to launch the kayak, I...
Forum: Southern U.S. 08-10-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By horsehead
Re: South Holston River Tennessee guide recommendations?

SoHo River Co. Patrick Fulkrod. Excellent guy, worth every penny.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 08-10-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By horsehead
Re: Linville River/ Linville Gorge NC

It's been about 15 years, since I was a youth in boy scouts, but Linville Gorge has the be one of the most beautiful places in the Appalachians. If you're physically up to it, I say go for it. But...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-01-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By horsehead
Re: Do you overline your Method?

You're right. edited the post to reflect that.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-01-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By horsehead
Re: Do you overline your Method?

Toothy, I think it's pretty funny​ that you feel the rod designer is disrespected when someone overlines their rod. I seriously doubt Rajeff or Combs or whoever cares which line you like on one of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By horsehead
Re: A week in Austria

Thanks for sharing! Absolutely beautiful water. I love seeing places around the world where folks have the opportunity to fish. As a small stream fisher, that looks right up my alley!
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-18-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By horsehead
Re: Newbie question - basic cast

If you're dealing with LMB, weeds, and wind resistant flies, save yourself a lot of heart ache and just get an 8wt. You will not regret it!
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-23-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,953
Posted By horsehead
Re: Your Most Beautiful Fish?

This redbreast is high up on my list of most beautiful...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170523/d3e868312b23cda252c296754d776671.jpg
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 05-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By horsehead
Re: Butterstick 7ft 3wt opinions

For small streams i don't think you will find a better choice than the Barrio smallstream.

I use a couple and they haven't let me down.
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Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By horsehead
Re: Copper vs Brown lens, any difference??

I should've added... Don't pay full price for a new pair of sunglasses unless you just can't wait or are head over heels for a certain style.

Look here first: Smith Optics Polarized Fishing...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-20-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,669
Posted By horsehead
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

Can I pick more than one?

Barclay 64p with an old 1492, Barrio smallstream WF4F line. (sorry, I could only find a bass picture with that rod.)

Barclay 70p also with an old 1492, Barrio...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By horsehead
Re: Copper vs Brown lens, any difference??

I have had two pair of the chromapop. My wife calls them my "happy glasses" because the world just looks so much nicer. Through them. I kid you not. One of the easiest demonstrations of this is just...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 05-05-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By horsehead
Re: Looking for

eBay, look for a Fenwick FF80 or FF807. Eight foot seven weights were thr vintage glass equivalent of today's 9' 5wts. There are a bazillion out there.


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Forum: Fly Rods 04-26-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By horsehead
Re: Recommend a taper for my new rod

I can HIGHLY recommend a Barrio DT or small stream line. Don't let the fact that he's​ located in England scare you off. Great lines and great customer service.
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Forum: Fly Rods 04-26-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rods under 7ft,functional or fun???

If you wish to research the subject a bit further, Ed Shenk has an entire chapter in his book "Fly Rod Trouting". It is a great read, not so much on a "how to" approach, but just on the pleasure of...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-26-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By horsehead
Re: Rods under 7ft,functional or fun???

Do a Google search for the Paul Young Midge. One of the most praised bamboo tapers of the 20th century. Yes, short rods are functional and are a delight to fish. One problem though is people's...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-23-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By horsehead
Re: Hatch Magazine-Stickman N0 Nymph Specialist Review

$700+ for a nymph rod??? Seriously? You can't even pull in all the techno jargon about the importance of casting precision and mending capabilities and responsiveness and whatnot. It's Chuck and...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 04-20-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By horsehead
Re: Fenwick FF857

Medalist 1495 would be the obvious choice for the reel... Whatever line suits the fishing you'll be doing.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By horsehead
Re: First bronze of '17!

My first smallmouth of the year wasn't caught on fly, mainly because it was a new stretch of water for me and I only had a short time for recon... That and this particular river is a few hundred...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 151,027
Posted By horsehead
Re: warmwater pics

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170418/455c86d15a652fcfc1959ac95d2550c2.jpg

Landed one of the prettiest redbreasts I've ever caught today.
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 04-15-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 23,365
Posted By horsehead
Re: Cabelas CGR Fiberglass Rods

The CGR II is so called because they clearanced out all the old ones to make way for the ones currently offered. No one really knows if the blanks have changed (I doubt it), but the reel seats on a...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,663
Posted By horsehead
Re: Barrio fly lines

I use a Barrio small stream and it's every bit as good as lines costing twice as much. Don't think you can go wrong with Barrio!
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 12-24-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By horsehead
Re: Echo Bad ass glass 9 wt

Have you experienced other heavy weight glass? Just curious how the Echo feels at 9'...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-13-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By horsehead
Re: 406 Lines Vintage Series on Cabela's CGR glass rods??

I have used a 406 DT5F and thought it was a great line. I also have a Barrio Small stream line that I use for very similar situation. If I had to pick between the two, I'd pick the Barrio. It's...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-23-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,029
Posted By horsehead
Re: New 6wt Delima

Just to throw a wrench in the whole thing... If you're in love with the circa, a slower action rod, I think you might consider a modern fiberglass 6wt instead of one of the many fast action carbon...
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