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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-19-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By DickM
Thumbs up Simplicity ...........

n1gdo ..........
Yes, it is simple to tie. And very compact.
I was just wondering if anybody had really put this knot to the test.
DickM.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-18-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By DickM
Tie-Fast Grype Knot

jimS..........
The knot that I am talking about is not the Polimar knot.
It is a nail knot which attaches the fly to the tippet.
It is shown in the following video:...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-18-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By DickM
Question Tie-Fast Gryp-Knot

I have been playing around with my Tie-Fast Tyer. Using it to tie on flies as per the instructions.
I was wondering if anyone had ever tested this knot for strength ?? Sure looks better than a...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 10-17-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By DickM
Wink Not Correct

blindcurvw,
That's funny, because as I write this, I now have a TFO TiCr X, model TFO 08 764 TX, 7' 6", 4 piece , 8 weight fly rod sitting across my lap. I got it about five weeks ago and it casts...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 08-27-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,186
Posted By DickM
Wanted TFO TiCr X, 7' 6", 8 weight

Wanted: TFO TiCr X, model TFO 08 764 TX, 7' 6", 4 piece , 8 weight fly rod.
Contact: rmartens@aol.com
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 03-26-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,791
Posted By DickM
Wink Fly Line Loops

The two nail knot system is MUCH stronger than the whipped loop.
A couple of suggestions though:
If you make the nail knots out of 40 pound GelSpun they will be stronger than made out of 10 pound...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-26-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,803
Posted By DickM
Thumbs down TSA Locks

I’ve had the TSA locks cut off my bags and discarded twice while coming back from Belize.
They don’t even leave a note that your bag has been inspected.
The locks may work in the US but they are a...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-14-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,442
Posted By DickM
I also am partial to the “Old Style” Patagonia...

I also am partial to the “Old Style” Patagonia Marlwalkers. I am on my second pair because they tend to run on the small size. (After going up one size, they are much more comfortable and easier to...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-19-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 940
Posted By DickM
I have been going to Turneffe Flats for the past...

I have been going to Turneffe Flats for the past five years. You are going to love it.
Bonefish average from two to six pounds. You will also get shots at Permit. Standard Bonefish patterns apply...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-13-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By DickM
Fly Fishing Lodge References

I used to get ads from an outfit which gave references for lodges and guides (including e-mail addresses to contact people who had recently been to the lodge you were interested in) for fly fishing...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-09-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By DickM
:tsk_tsk: Careful Gunner. That could be...

:tsk_tsk: Careful Gunner. That could be synthetic Needsfoot Oil. If it is, it is a petroleum based product and NOT the same as the Needsfoot Oil that you can purchase at a tack shop. I’ve gone...
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