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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-24-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By daveg
I don't know if you have a correction, but if you...

I don't know if you have a correction, but if you do check with your local eye doctor. They can make you some polorized in any lens color. My wife works for an eye doc, and had a pair made in...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 12-23-2003, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,314
Posted By daveg
Rob, Good comments. I agree on the oars. I...

Rob,
Good comments. I agree on the oars. I have the wood Sawyer lights and cararact breakdownable, one of which I use as the spare. I actually hate the Cataract since I went cheap and didn't get...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 12-23-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,314
Posted By daveg
I have the following thoughts on drift boats. My...

I have the following thoughts on drift boats. My boat is a 16 ft 54" wide aluminum FishRite made in Cave Junction Oregon. A nice rowing boat with high sides which is comforting in big water. It...
Forum: the Rod Rack 08-16-2003, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By daveg
L. A. Garcia's book is very clear how to pull the...

L. A. Garcia's book is very clear how to pull the thread under the wrap and breaking it off below the windings. He builds a thread pulling wire loop using guitar string, a piece of dowel and epoxy. ...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 08-01-2003, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By daveg
I purchased a Ross Evolution 3.0 in March. Have...

I purchased a Ross Evolution 3.0 in March. Have fished with it about 5 times since. A very nice, smooth and quiet reel. It is extremely light weight and the drag is smooth. It is my first Ross...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-03-2003, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By daveg
I found a rod blank

I found a reasonably priced blank and component kit for a 9 ft 5 wt 2 piece rod. I didn't want to spend too much money in case it turned out to be a disaster. Not too bad so far. I got the reel...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-22-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By daveg
You might get some info on your rod at...

You might get some info on your rod at www.clarksrods.net . It is a bamboo rod website with several forums. Although I don't have any cane rods, they are part of the history and craft, and do...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-21-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By daveg
Thanks for the replies. I went to a shop in...

Thanks for the replies. I went to a shop in Beaverton, Oregon that carries both the Echo and the TFO. Cast both with a RIO line. Both were very nice and about the same money. Think I am going...
Forum: the Rod Rack 06-16-2003, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By daveg
rod blank sources

I have always wanted to make my own rod. Made a Herter's spinning rod kit about 35 years ago. Now a graphite fly rod is on my want to do someday list.

If you go to the manufacturers websites it...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-09-2003, 09:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By daveg
This is Dave G again: I looked at...

This is Dave G again:
I looked at flyfishusa.com and found a St. Croix Imperial with "English" LA reel and RIO line 9 ft 4 piece 5 wt for $250. I do have a St. Croix rod and it seems pretty good,...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-08-2003, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,914
Posted By daveg
best budget rod / reel combo

I am going to buy my brother in law a fly rod and reel since he did some work for me and won't take money. He said he was interested in learning to fly fish.

Was thinking about a 5 wt 9 foot...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-22-2003, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By daveg
Best fly box

I like a small compartment box that will fit in a shirt pocket size vest pouch. I carry about four of these and a big box that I almost never get into.

My wife got me a Wheatly box with flip top...
Forum: Fitness & Favorite Recipes 04-28-2003, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By daveg
Barbecue Salmon / Steelhead

Combine in a large ziplock plastic bag:
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 Tblsp. lemon juice
four 6 ounce salmon fillets

Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, shake occasionally.

Combine:
2...
Forum: Fitness & Favorite Recipes 04-28-2003, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By daveg
Barbecue Salmon / Steelhead

Combine in a large ziplock plastic bag:
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 Tblsp. lemon juice
four 6 ounce salmon fillets

Seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, shake occasionally.

Combine:
2...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-30-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,425
Posted By daveg
I have been using a Griffin for several years. ...

I have been using a Griffin for several years. It is not a rotary, but very servicable. Will work with #18 hooks. You might look into one of these.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-20-2003, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By daveg
I want to thank all the people that had input. I...

I want to thank all the people that had input. I went and checked out the Galvan's at a flyshop in Sunriver Oregon. They are very nice. My local fly shop in Vancouver Wa is having a sale on all...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-04-2003, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By daveg
Brad, Where did you see a 0.5 Abel for $225? ...

Brad,
Where did you see a 0.5 Abel for $225? Went to flyfishusa.com and they were $300. Still not a bad price for an Abel. They have a TR3 on consignment for $225 but it is pretty big for a 5 wt...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-03-2003, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By daveg
new reel advice for 5wt

I got a 590 XP as a present for working at my company for 25 years, a $25/yr bonus, but beats the heck out of a watch. Wondering what other reels people have for 5wt? I have System 1, Stratos,...
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