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Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-16-2005, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By fishingbum
i've always worn the Orvis wading sandals with...

i've always worn the Orvis wading sandals with neoprene booties. i do get occasional sand and gravel between the bootie and sandal, but nothing terrible. never had problems with excessive sand inside...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-16-2005, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,220
Posted By fishingbum
i think the Prowler will be faster and track...

i think the Prowler will be faster and track better sans rudder by virtue of it's length. they are similar in width, i believe, but the Prowler is a few pounds lighter and can carry more weight. if...
Forum: Art of Casting 01-24-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By fishingbum
roll cast pickups and such

i've been playing with a 3# and some DT line lately and am becoming more and more fascinated with roll casts. i spent a day crouching on my knees in heavy bank cover casting to eager bluegill and...
Forum: Art of Casting 01-13-2005, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,721
Posted By fishingbum
loading and shooooop!

the more i cast, the more i get the feel for 'loading' the rod. partly, i believe, due to using a faster rod than what i started with, therefore, really feeling the rod load when everything comes...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-09-2005, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By fishingbum
that sounds curiously familiar to my experience....

that sounds curiously familiar to my experience. i knew going in it was going to take a while, tho, as that's what was stated in their literature. oh well.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-31-2004, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By fishingbum
not sure what the word is on the G.Loomis Venture...

not sure what the word is on the G.Loomis Venture reels is, but it's right at $100 and i think, not positive, that Bass Pro sells them. also hear good things on the Martin Mohawk River reel. i doubt...
Forum: Art of Casting 12-31-2004, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,979
Posted By fishingbum
the Double Haul, grasshoppa... very good. i've...

the Double Haul, grasshoppa... very good. i've been practicing too and have been opening my casting stroke beyond the 10/2-o'clock positions with much success. i've also been letting the rod tip...
Forum: Getting Started 12-27-2004, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By fishingbum
prolly a little late, but what the heck. i was...

prolly a little late, but what the heck. i was looking at a rod for redfish (8#/9') recently and chose the G.Loomise CrossCurrents against a Sage FLi, Sage Launch, TFO Pro, White River 270, and Sage...
Forum: Getting Started 12-25-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By fishingbum
oh yeah, first rig... i was looking for a...

oh yeah, first rig...

i was looking for a beginner setup myself earlier this year and spent a tad bit more to go with a Scott V2 6#/9'/4x with Cortland reel and SA Headstart line. it's a been a...
Forum: Getting Started 12-25-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By fishingbum
yep. no mailorder shop 1500 miles away is going...

yep. no mailorder shop 1500 miles away is going to tell you what hatches on your river at what time of year and what time of day let alone what fly to use to fish that river. you can't take a...
Forum: Art of Casting 12-21-2004, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By fishingbum
don't know the answer to your question as my...

don't know the answer to your question as my presence seems to send fish further away than that. it be weird to hook a fish so close, tho.

i do remember i was on the yampa once and saw a good...
Forum: Member Profiles 12-05-2004, 01:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 858
Posted By fishingbum
Post howdy

i've been searching all over for a well-frequented fly fishing board. this and Flyanglers Online seems to be good. as for me, i'm fairly new to the sport having bought my first rig this past spring....
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-05-2004, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By fishingbum
Question cortland spare spools?

i have a Cortland Crown reel loaded with 6# SA Headstart line -- basic beginner's setup. i'm wondering, as i've lost the booklet, if this reel can take a spool of 3# line and if so, who sells these...
Forum: Getting Started 12-05-2004, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,334
Posted By fishingbum
i was looking for my entry into fly fishing also...

i was looking for my entry into fly fishing also early this spring and went with a Scott V2 which i happily abused 3-5 days a week for three months this summer. it needs a new grip as a chunk popped...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-04-2004, 02:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By fishingbum
quality of sage rods?

i'm thinking about purchasing Sage Launch, or a marked-down DS2, in the near future and wanted to know how the Sage rods are as far as quality. it will be an 8wt for saltwater so it has to hold up to...
Forum: Art of Casting 12-04-2004, 01:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,060
Posted By fishingbum
i practiced for about four months on grass and...

i practiced for about four months on grass and ponds before even tying a fly onto my leader. it's a bit different when the fish start to rise or the water's flowing fast and cold, but i think the...
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