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Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 12-23-2006, 02:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,325
Posted By papenfus
Loop doubles

anyone know of a North American source for the Loop doubles for tubes?
thanks
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 12-01-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By papenfus
if it were me, I would definitely give Pat Ehlers...

if it were me, I would definitely give Pat Ehlers at the Flyfishers in Milwaukee a call. You can use google to find website and number.
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By papenfus
Favorite patterns in sub-40 degree water?

As winter approaches and water temps start to dip permanently below 40 degrees, what are some of the favored patterns for late-Fall/Winter Steelhead.
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 07-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,824
Posted By papenfus
Can't comment on hooking blue water species at...

Can't comment on hooking blue water species at distance, but for swinging flies for steelhead, I had good hook-up ratios using the 50lb stuff this past spring. It seems to shoot great and line...
Forum: Our Environment 06-04-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By papenfus
I can't believe that 35% of respondents believe...

I can't believe that 35% of respondents believe that global climate warming is not a problem that requires immediate attention - the product of misinformation!
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 05-12-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By papenfus
Does anyone know whether the Rio Outbound...

Does anyone know whether the Rio Outbound intermediate/s8 head has the outbound taper or is it just 37 feet of level type 8 sinking line? According to the Rio charts it should have a taper but my...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-28-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By papenfus
I'm using the 50lb. I should add that I have...

I'm using the 50lb. I should add that I have only been using the stuff in rivers where I hold the line that I am going to shoot in big coils held between my fingers so that there is a lot less...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-27-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By papenfus
I've been eyeing the Rio Outbounds for my...

I've been eyeing the Rio Outbounds for my upcoming stay in Woods Hole. Anyone have a suggestions on which one would be most appropriate for my Meiser MKS 8/9?

BTW- I have been using the new Frog...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-19-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By papenfus
Woods Hole (June1-July15th) - two handed rods?

Just learned that I am going to be in Woods Hole for the first part of the summer. I am a steelhead guy living in the midwest who loves to swing flies with my two-handed rod. I am really hoping to...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-22-2005, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By papenfus
why snipe?

Just curious as to why you guys snipe on ebay?

Why don't you just bid the price you are willing to pay for the item and wait it out?
There is no reason to low-ball in a second price auction....
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-10-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By papenfus
Butterflies?

In Chris Mann's Hairwing & Tube flies for Salmon & Steelhead he states "In Kelson's time and earlier it was still believed that salmon ate butterflies and other insects when they entered the river." ...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-15-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By papenfus
Here is the wording from the TSA website. Has...

Here is the wording from the TSA website. Has anyone tried printing out this page and bringing to the airport to present them with their own rules if they try to deny you?

Fishing Rods / Poles -...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 07-09-2005, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By papenfus
Puglisi style flies

I am interested in getting tying instructions/techniques for tying Puglisi style flies, so I thought I would give this thread a bump. Anybody willing to share some ideas? I cannot afford any new...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-28-2005, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By papenfus
Action optics _ Ambush_poor quality

I have been very unhappy with this pair of glasses. The lenses pop out on these guys way too easy. After losing a lens after it popped out on me while fishing, I took them into the local shop to...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-16-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By papenfus
Great looking flies Sean & Black Francis. Does...

Great looking flies Sean & Black Francis. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get ahold of rhea or lady amhearst. I checked a few of the sponsors' sites but haven't located any yet....
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-07-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By papenfus
I love these types of quizzes so I couldn't...

I love these types of quizzes so I couldn't resist.
disclaimer: I can't adequately perform any of these casts and I have never fished for Atlantics BUT given the opportunity I would -

1. Follow...
Forum: Getting Started 12-01-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,374
Posted By papenfus
best SWF 7 or 8 rod available

Adrian,
for some good reviews on the TFO rods, check out the forum on Dan Blanton's website.
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