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Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 01-12-2017, 10:47 PM
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Re: Have you seen a cone head like this?

I have never had success at posting photos on here. After spending most of the day searching the web, I think I have found them! They are called "tube fly cone heads" and are sold by HGH (the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Weighted v. Unweighted Flies

Alwys remember that in fly casting you are using the weight of the line, not the lure, to make your cast. If you use a heavy fly, you need a heavier line in order to cast well. In my experience, a...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 01-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Have you seen a cone head like this?

I was stream fishing in Alaska last September when a guy from Montana wanted to fish in my hole. Since he had to catch a flight in a couple of hours, I said "Sure. Go ahead."
He proceeded to catch...
Forum: Gear Reviews 10-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,645
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Lamson Konic Reel

I got rid of my Litespeed 2 trout reels and bought konic 2's instead. I pocketed about $200 on the exchange.
After 4 years I think I made a great decision. The konics work fine for my trout...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 10-23-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Sage VPS 9'6", 8wt Custom with fighting butt.

This 2-piece rod is in excellent condition, no scratches or nicks, single foot ceramic guides and top. This was Sage's replacement for the venerable RPL. I have taken this to Alaska a couple of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,657
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Ethics question

If you read all these posts you will find ideas you had never thought about. It is interesting to me how many variables have been brought out: skill in playing fish, water temperature, snags and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,657
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Ethics question

Does anyone know of a study that compares the length of time that a fish is played to mortality rate? Seems like there should be some.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,657
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Ethics question

I read one of Ard's posts where he fished for Kings with a 7wt rod because he had intended to fish for sockeye that day. He apologized for that and it started me "thinking" about my fly fishing here...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,657
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Ethics question

Suppose you were fishing and suddenly 20" trout began rising. You quickly realized they were feeding on a hatch of tiny midges. You dug out your fly box and found a reasonable facsimile, however...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,708
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: The River Why?

Yes, but it revolves around Paul's alcoholism as well as the wife's brother's alcoholism.
Remember when they brought the wife's sunburned brother in drunk and the wife said to her husband, "You were...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,708
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: The River Why?

As for "The River Runs Through it", many people who saw the movie thought it was a story about fly fishing. If you read the book you will realize it was very much a story about alcoholism.
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,708
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: The River Why?

There are many hidden meanings in many of the scenes in the book.
For instance, when the girl hooks a female King on 4# test and hands it to the boy and tells him to keep it on until she gets back...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,956
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: gear quality ?

I once read a story that says a lot about personal preferences in equipment, skill in the use of equipment, and how little importance attaches to the "quality" of the equipment:
A fisherman was...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 12-21-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,390
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: scratches on your reel

I guess I baby my equipment. Doesn't seem difficult. There is usually a clump of grass or a bush near the rocks in places I fish, so I put the reel there when I need to fool with the rod tip. If I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Shoot Off Of Barbed/De-Barbed Hooks

I agree that the way the fish is handled while removing the hook is the most important factor. My personal experience is that hooks of around size 14 and smaller are quite easy to remove with a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,031
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Tongue Tied About Feathers...HA!

Wow! Way too much information for me to digest at once time!
I will address what fly tiers want in chicken hackle:
First, you will need to acquire some genetically selected chickens. They have...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 12-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
LAMSON Litespeed 3.5X Hard Alox II, Brand New!

This is the 2012 version of the Litespeed. It comes in the original box with neoprene case, warranty card, instructions and a decal. $300.00 shipped to USA. I will ship internationally for the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,467
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Examine My Cast Please

Another thing to notice in those graphical presentations is that the butt of the rod moves a considerable distance forward and in a straight line. This can be accomplished with a bending of both the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: WOW, I Totally Missed This One;

Back in the 60's in Michigan it was common practice to fish the Redds. The large runs of salmon and steelhead at that time were the result of hatcheries, not natural spawning. Natural spawning...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Forced into Running an Experiment

Every time a new rod comes out, everyone seems to think it is the best rod ever made. After a few years it seems some of those rods are still held in high esteem while others are virtually...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,426
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Rod Weight Versus Casting Distance

Lets think about some things. First, lets assume the rod and line are matched. Then a longer rod will cast farther than a shorter rod. A sinking line of the same weight as a floating line will...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,108
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Oof, some bruiser bluegills

I have a lake where I can catch 9-11" Bluegill till my wrist gives out. I have caught upwards of 250 in a day, all released. I timed myself with a stopwatch timer set at one hour once and caught 55...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: Would you have 2 rods?? question for you all

Every rod need a backup. Keep it!
When I bought my last rod, the guy at the store asked me if there was anything else I needed. I said, "Oh, I'm way past need and well into want!":D
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,335
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Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,158
Posted By FlyFlinger2421
Re: 6 Weight rod, lightest tippet size can I get away with?

Jackster has an excellent point. Head shaking is very hard to deal with with a light tippet. That said, I have fished dries on a 6 weight rod with 6X tippet and landed 2# trout without much...
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