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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 08-18-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,595
Posted By solitude
Love hunting and fishing. 50% of the enjoyment...

Love hunting and fishing. 50% of the enjoyment for me is being out by myself away from it all.
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 08-18-2005, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By solitude
Practice your casting!!!!! I tried surf...

Practice your casting!!!!!

I tried surf fishing for the first time a week ago south of Virginia Beach. Standing in the surf and trying to cast is very challenging. I was not able to get a clouser...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-22-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By solitude
I put a Ross Rhythm #0 on it. While the #1 had...

I put a Ross Rhythm #0 on it. While the #1 had more line holding capability, the #0 just felt more balanced and complemented the rod better.

One other note about the TXL that doesn't bother me...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-22-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By solitude
I purchased a Sage TXL 3wt. (7'10") right before...

I purchased a Sage TXL 3wt. (7'10") right before spring. I love it. It casts great, is light and well balanced with my reel. It has been a tremendous amount of fun catching small trout on it....
Forum: Getting Started 06-08-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By solitude
TFO = Temple Fork Outfitters

TFO = Temple Fork Outfitters
Forum: Getting Started 06-08-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By solitude
Sorry......forgot to answer your other question....

Sorry......forgot to answer your other question. The fly may be sinking because the diameter of your leader line is too big. Extreme example....If you are using a short 3X leader to cast a size 18...
Forum: Getting Started 06-08-2005, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By solitude
The length and diameter (2X, 3X......7X) of your...

The length and diameter (2X, 3X......7X) of your leader line depends on the size of fly and type of fishing you are doing. Generally speaking, the larger the fly, the larger the diameter of line...
Forum: Getting Started 05-31-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By solitude
Echo those thoughts.........take a class. Not...

Echo those thoughts.........take a class. Not only will you learn, but you will also have a load of fun. I took a class at a local flyshop in the evening. I got the basics, shared lots of stories,...
Forum: Getting Started 05-25-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By solitude
Anyone ever used a "mini" barrel swivel (6" of...

Anyone ever used a "mini" barrel swivel (6" of tippet tied to the top ring and 12-18 tied to the bottom)? When fishing droppers, I often add weight at the connection point to keep my nymphs down. ...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-16-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By solitude
I am certainly not an expert, but the one thing I...

I am certainly not an expert, but the one thing I would pay attention to in that situation is your fly presentation, especially on a 3wt. You may lose some ground in making a "delicate" cast when...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-09-2005, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By solitude
I purchased a 7'10" Sage TXL 3wt. right before...

I purchased a 7'10" Sage TXL 3wt. right before spring. I put a #0 Ross Rhythm on it and I absolutely love it. It's well balanced and casts effortlessly.

Can't comment on the others, but I really...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-28-2005, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,938
Posted By solitude
I love flyfishing, but nothing quite beats...

I love flyfishing, but nothing quite beats bouncing a bucktail jig along the rocks in fifteen foot of water for hefty bronzebacks. Flyrod, or spinning rod, the moment is the same.......uncertainty at...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 04-26-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By solitude
Big Dave, I live near Reading and fish the...

Big Dave,

I live near Reading and fish the Tulpehocken, French, Brandywine, Hay and other local creeks. I am trying to make a trip once a year to some more well known streams. Last fall I was...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 04-26-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By solitude
Nymphing Tactics

Inevitably, especially early in the season, slow pools and runs come at a premium. Most fisherman know where they are and they flock there to fish. Half the enjoyment for me is the solitude of having...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-04-2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By solitude
Thanks for responding, Juro. If I focus on the...

Thanks for responding, Juro. If I focus on the smaller species (trout, blues, etc...) do you have any recommendations for flies? Will a shrimp pattern work?
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-01-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By solitude
New to saltwater FF

have a really really cheap 9wt. someone gave me years ago (I think it was made by Eagle Claw). I am meeting some family the first week of August in an area that is called the "outer banks" of...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-17-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By solitude
If you do go to the Tully, make sure you have...

If you do go to the Tully, make sure you have plenty of caddis (tan,green,black....but I have best luck with green) size 18 seems to have produced consistent results. June also produces some decent...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-17-2005, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By solitude
Let me know if there is any other info I can help...

Let me know if there is any other info I can help with. I haven't fished any of the streams with the exception of the "Tully", so if you go, please give me an update on the fishing. I too would love...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-16-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By solitude
Lancaster is about a half hour drive from...

Lancaster is about a half hour drive from Reading, PA where you can fish The Tulpehocken Creek. If you are interested, visit www.tcoflyfishing.com and check out their write-up on the creek. They are...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-14-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By solitude
I filled it with RIO Selective Trout. Had the...

I filled it with RIO Selective Trout. Had the same placed on my 5 wt. last year and had no complaints.

I will be sure to report back once I have taken it for a test drive.
Forum: the Rod Rack 03-09-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By solitude
Rod Conversion

Is it possible to strip down a spinning rod and convert it into a flyrod that will perform adequately?
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-07-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By solitude
Finally did it!! I bought the 7'10" TXL 3wt. and...

Finally did it!! I bought the 7'10" TXL 3wt. and supplemented it with a Ross Rhythm #0. Now all I need is some nice weather. Thanks for all the great feedback.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By solitude
Salt Water Novice

I have a really really cheap 9wt. someone gave me years ago (I think it was made by Eagle Claw). I am meeting some family the first week of August in an area that is called the "outer banks" of...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-01-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By solitude
Thanks alot for all the great advice. This is a...

Thanks alot for all the great advice. This is a great forum for a great sport and hobby.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-24-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By solitude
What would be the noticeable down-sides to...

What would be the noticeable down-sides to choosing the 7' over the 7'10"?
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