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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-23-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By wind roper
saltwater fly fishing in italy

has any one tried fly fishing along the coast of italy? i'm stationed in vicenza (north,east) and was wondering what type of fish are along the coast, and the flies used for them. thanks for the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-12-2005, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,990
Posted By wind roper
tarpon 140 kayak vs. prowler angler from ocean kayak

if any one has any feed back on these two kayaks please let us know. it will make things easier for those of us in th market to buy one. the tarpon 140 is 14' long sit on top style with the option of...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-09-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By wind roper
nice fly!

henry,
that is a great looking fly! would you be interested in selling a few?
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-07-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By wind roper
flats poem

a swoosh sound gives you tailing loop,
a crack on the back cast will all ways make a splash,
if by chance you get it right,
that permit may just pull your line tight,
but most likely he 'll all...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-07-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By wind roper
thanks for the feed back guys

thanks for the feed back, i will only have 3 weeks of leave in florida 2 of which i have to spend with family, my week will be fishing and i dont have a specific spot in the keys in mind. i will...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-31-2005, 04:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By wind roper
permit in the keys

i will be in the keys in late june through late july. i wont be able to afford a guide on my military pay (they give you a dollar and tax ya 75 cents!). but i will have a ocean kyak with me. i will...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-23-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By wind roper
i tie saltwater flies and the clouser innows that...

i tie saltwater flies and the clouser innows that i baught from orvis had a head cement on the threads. after one or two fish the fly comes appart. when i tie mine at the min i will put a good coat...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-23-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By wind roper
i baught the penn 4G/AR and it is an awesome...

i baught the penn 4G/AR and it is an awesome reel! it is on a penn international 12wt and it casts like a dream. i fish for tarpon and BIG snook and you can put the breaks to them with it's drag. it...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-22-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By wind roper
i've seen them adzertised for about $300. however...

i've seen them adzertised for about $300. however i picked up my Penn International 12wt. on e-bay for $150 NEW. The rod is more than i expected, it handles great and a dream to cast. i have the penn...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By wind roper
eric, what area are you going to be in? i know...

eric,
what area are you going to be in? i know some great spots for tarpon in the 5 to 50lb range. if you are going to be in the ft. myers area or naples area then you will want to fish small...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By wind roper
i'm from south west florida and know the waters...

i'm from south west florida and know the waters and the fish there very well. if you are new to salt water fly fishing stick with clouser minnows in light colors. tan and white is a killer combo and...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By wind roper
Del Brown will be greatly missed! He was an...

Del Brown will be greatly missed! He was an inspiration to many of us. He may be gone but will never be forgotten!
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By wind roper
matt, i would not recomend your FW reel for SW...

matt,
i would not recomend your FW reel for SW use. it wont last long in the salt water enviroment and a nother draw back is that most fresh water reels wont hold much backing! not a big deal if you...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By wind roper
Ft.Myers has been my home waters for over 20...

Ft.Myers has been my home waters for over 20 years! One of the best flats to fish is the sanibel causeway just before the toll booth as mentioned above. at first light you will find all the regular...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-17-2005, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,431
Posted By wind roper
i have the penn 4G AR on a 9' 12wt. penn...

i have the penn 4G AR on a 9' 12wt. penn international rod and am very happy with this set up! it is heavy though but it handles well and casts better than my penn 2.5G on a 9' 8wt iternational. you...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 01-16-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,153
Posted By wind roper
tarpon/bone fish/redfish/seatrout fly swap

if you are interested is joining the fly swap: for this fly swap let me know if you want to send in only one fly, or do a swap where it will be a fly for each species totaling four flys. we'll go...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 01-16-2005, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,191
Posted By wind roper
MY CHOICE IS THE ORVIS WONDER LINE. IT HAS A SINK...

MY CHOICE IS THE ORVIS WONDER LINE. IT HAS A SINK RATE OF 1 1/2"-2 1/2" PER SECOND AND IS CRYSTAL CLEAR. I USE IT ON THE FLATS IN S.FLORIDA AND IT WORKS WELL ON SPOOKY FISH. I SOMETIMES PRACTICE MY...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 01-16-2005, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By wind roper
IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW YOU ARE FISHING IT. IF YOU...

IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW YOU ARE FISHING IT. IF YOU ARE OVER A GRASS FLAT AND YOU ARE USING A FAST TWITCHING RETRIEVE LIKE A SHRIMP MOVES WHEN IT IS FLEEING FROM A PREDITOR, THEN THE MOVEMENT IS WHAT IS...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-16-2005, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By wind roper
YOU DONT HAVE TO RUN ALL THE WAY TO CHOKOLOSKEE...

YOU DONT HAVE TO RUN ALL THE WAY TO CHOKOLOSKEE BURNING ALL THAT GAS FOR GREAT ACTION! FISH THE EAST SHORE LINE OF GORDONS PASS FOR SNOOK IN THE 20LB RANGE, AROUND THE SMALL ISLANDS HEADING BACK TO...
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