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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-05-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By sidelock
Hopefully will be on island for 3 weeks this...

Hopefully will be on island for 3 weeks this April...got Cuba for 2 weeks before that though.

Henry[/QUOTE]


Henry, check your PM .
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-26-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 34,123
Posted By sidelock
Colton Torrent

Anyone familiar with these fly reels that can give an honest & knowledgeable opinion/review ?
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 06-30-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By sidelock
Marty, You must have nerves of steel to bother...

Marty, You must have nerves of steel to bother with those SS bones. They were impossible 10 years ago when we last fished Eluthera. I can't even begin to imagine how much more educated & difficult...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 04-24-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By sidelock
ASWF spring classic

Anyone from this forum planning to attend or have attended previous ASWF spring classics and know what events take place or what the format is ? Very little info on their website regarding the event.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-05-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,356
Posted By sidelock
Thanks for your input & detailed account Dave.

Thanks for your input & detailed account Dave.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 04-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20,356
Posted By sidelock
Hardy ProAxis Sintrix

Anyone have first hand experience with these rods. I'm still looking for a 4 piece #8 bonefish rod to add to my arsenal ( T&T , Sage RPLX )and don't have the option of test casting. Other two rods...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-18-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By sidelock
Yes it is ! Do you know the boat ? Just had the...

Yes it is ! Do you know the boat ? Just had the owner replace all four hubs , spring shackles & u bolts on the trailer to bring her home. Had someone go look @ it 4 me & after seeing it he said " if...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By sidelock
I will be picking the boat up in early April...

I will be picking the boat up in early April after we get back from Acklins. Once I have the boat I'm good to go Carrlie but I'd like to try & coincide my trip out there with a good run of fish to...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-15-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By sidelock
I'm in Ontario but she will be trailered and...

I'm in Ontario but she will be trailered and fished along the eastern shore all the way down to the keys for the tarpon run. I will most likely be by myself & looking to hook up with someone that has...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 03-14-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By sidelock
I'm in the process of pulling the triger on a...

I'm in the process of pulling the triger on a 1975 classic SeaCraft 18' with 115 Yamaha and would like to hook up with someone in the area .
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-04-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By sidelock
I've never used a scale to measure drag, always...

I've never used a scale to measure drag, always done it by feel. Just sounded rather light but if you put a scale to it , one can't really argue.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-03-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By sidelock
How many yards of 20lb micron backing do you...

How many yards of 20lb micron backing do you think I can get on 7/8 ? Are u sure the maximum drag is 1.75lb or should that read 17.5lbs ?
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-02-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By sidelock
TFO BVK flyreels

Anyone have any experience with the BVK III flyreel ? How would they compare to Lamson Litespeed 3.5 ? Looking for an affordable, light , mid range bonefish reel for back up .:confused:
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By sidelock
Souds like you are already carring plenty enough...

Souds like you are already carring plenty enough on your shoulders.
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 01-10-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By sidelock
Those bags certainly look well made Walt, the one...

Those bags certainly look well made Walt, the one you listed looks rather large for a sling type. After looking @ several makes & models I decided on a Deuter Futura 22. It is a very simple day pack...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-10-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,778
Posted By sidelock
Beulah bluewater fly rods

Anyone have any experience with these rods ? Looking @ their blue water #8 for bonefish , like the idea of the extra tip but a little skeptical about its weight @ 5 oz. Trying to decide between the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-18-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By sidelock
I meant getting dropped off in the middle of...

I meant getting dropped off in the middle of nowhere . No boat or car to go to for the entire day and knowing for certain you will also be runnning into other critters that will definitly require...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-18-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,002
Posted By sidelock
Bumping bottom with an unweighted nymph and a...

Bumping bottom with an unweighted nymph and a tiny splitshot on fine tippet early in the spring is a deadly and productive method for catching trophy wild Browns on nearby streams. I personally...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By sidelock
How would you compare the DIY fishing in Inagua...

How would you compare the DIY fishing in Inagua to Acklins ?
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-12-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By sidelock
I did'nt mean to highjack this thread. That...

I did'nt mean to highjack this thread. That certainly was not my intention but for argument sake a gummy minnow to me is simply a plastic bait , no different than the plastics used by bass fishermen....
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By sidelock
[QUOTE=doctorsteve]I'm sure there are arguments...

[QUOTE=doctorsteve]I'm sure there are arguments on this website about what's a fly and what's not a fly. In my opinion, if you're casting fly line with a fly rod, you're fly fishing. As long as the...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-12-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By sidelock
No disrespect Vince but I would'nt even consider...

No disrespect Vince but I would'nt even consider that thing to be a fly let alone a dry !
In respect to the Italian girls on the other hand, even though some may not necessarily be the "real deal"...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By sidelock
All the packs mentioned in the replies above are...

All the packs mentioned in the replies above are specifically manufactured by/for the fishing industry and ironically they all seem to fall short of what most would consider to be the ultimate or...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-11-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,629
Posted By sidelock
Vince, when you say dry flies,are you refering to...

Vince, when you say dry flies,are you refering to traditional type dry flies or a floating gummy minnow?
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-08-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By sidelock
best flats day bag

Been pretty quiet around here lately so I thought I'd wake things up a little.
Looking for some first hand reviews and/or oppinions on the ultimate day pack (not sling type) for flats fishing remote...
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