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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-25-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By tws
Thanks Eddie, that's the part i'm missing......

Thanks Eddie,

that's the part i'm missing... still sussing this shooting head business out.

apparently i must dedicate a floating line to the shooting head. for certainly if i cut off 20'...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-24-2005, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By tws
homemade sinktips...

greetings,

I have been given a 30' roll of rio T-14 shooting head.

I 'd like to make some shooting heads for my 8'6" 6wt flyrod. I use a Weight Forward floating line.

on most occasions i...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-03-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tws
Thanks! baldmountain tws

Thanks! baldmountain

tws
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-03-2005, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By tws
small poppers for 3wt

greetings and good fishing to all,

does anyone know an outlet for very small poppers such as sneaky petes, dixie devils etc.

I've had no luck with my few floaters, madame X's, lime humpys, and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-22-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By tws
Thanks everyone! excellent...

Thanks everyone!

excellent recommendations...

i'll post back with my sucess in a few days...

cheers,

tws
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-21-2005, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By tws
baldmountain, yes, i've tried to straighten...

baldmountain,

yes, i've tried to straighten the butt section with rubber but no luck...

i've just ordered the above device...

going to go thru my fly lines and insert the perfect butt...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-21-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By tws
leader stiff or limp

Currently I'm using maxima the green stuff for the 8 inch butt leader attached to my fly line. to this i attach via loop my tapered or furled leader and to that i attach a tippet.

Unfortunatley...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 04-29-2005, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By tws
Cortland 555 Floating Green Ghost Tip

Has anyone used this line?

I'm thinking about getting a new line for my 6wt.

to be sure i'm a beginner and a bit wobbly getting 50' of line out in a handsome fashion.

none the less i've been...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-01-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By tws
NT

thanks everyone for the information...

I think i'll have a look at the Rio polyleaders as well...

tws :)
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-01-2005, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By tws
Airflow salmon/steelhead polyleaders...

howdy flyfishers....

any of you steelheaders out there ever use the airflow polyleaders?

just askin' since I'm new to flyfishing and am trying to decide on the proper leader tackle for getting...
Forum: the Rod Rack 03-20-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By tws
NT

don't know anything about the Cape Fear blanks, tho they sound intriquing.

I do know that the loomis hotshot series are a mighty fine blank. I used to build the magnum taper HS 1021 (they still...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 03-20-2005, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By tws
mackie bug...

Actually, Quentin

I did tie flies many years ago but only briefly.

I reckon, now that i'm transitioning into fly angling I'll be finding the need to gear up and tie my own flies...

I like...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 03-19-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By tws
Mackie Bug...

Hi All..

I'm new to fly fishing and don't tie flies. I've built a rainshadow 8'6" six wt. rod and am struggling to rid my casting of tailing loops...

anyway I'd like to try my luck on some...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 03-15-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By tws
NT

Thanks Eddie!

may help in strike detection...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 03-14-2005, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By tws
Orvis zebra line...

Fly fishing folks,

I just got a little tioga #4 fly reel on ebay. It comes with an extra spool and both have 4 wt. line. One of the lines is called orvis zebra line. I did a search on this product...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-16-2005, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By tws
thanks for the input fishingbum, its good to...

thanks for the input fishingbum,

its good to know that sandals will work... i looked at a few pair and they are reasonabley priced.

thanks,

marc
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-14-2005, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By tws
Thanks for the feedback pescaphile, i've...

Thanks for the feedback pescaphile,

i've decided on some chota booties...

but wouldn't mind learning the trick for attaching the Xtratuf boots to failed breathable waders ( i presume they are...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By tws
nt

thanks everyone...

I'm beganning to understand your points.

I've decided on the dan bailey's and also have picked out a wader bootie

the chota kick boat bootie... they seem to be the best...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-13-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By tws
stocking foot waders and water clogs...

fishing folks,

I've decided to purchase a pair of either Simms Lightweight Stockingfoots - no gravel guards OR... Dan Bailey Lightweight Breathable Waders - these have gravel guards.

both are...
Forum: the Rod Rack 01-21-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By tws
Thanks Jim, i discovered that the handle is...

Thanks Jim,

i discovered that the handle is still a bit to thick, so i'll be taking it down a little more. Of course i'll be adding about an inch of rubber cork for a butt end.

The next...
Forum: the Rod Rack 01-21-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By tws
Fly rod handle nearly complete...

Hi all!

For anyone interested i've gotten started on my first fly rod.

this is a six weight rainshadow two piece blank 8' 6". You can see my progress on my rodblog @
...
Forum: the Rod Rack 01-11-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By tws
Thanks Jim!

I'll post some photo progress on my RodBlog @

http://www.mind.net/basile/theworriedshrimp.html

as i've done with a couple of other bait casting rigs built last year.

cheers!

from the...
Forum: the Rod Rack 01-11-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By tws
grip and handle pattern library

rod builders...

i'm building my first fly rod and wonder if a grip and handle pattern library has been created anywhere online?

i am looking for a template for the cigar shaped fly rod handle...
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