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Forum: the Rod Rack 10-17-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By Night Raider
2 weight forecast blank

I'm looking at the 6'5" 2 wt. forecast which is on sale now at hook and hackle, I was hoping someone could give me a review on the blank, I'm thinking of replacing the snake guides with single foots....
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-30-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 979
Posted By Night Raider
Light weight rod

I just finished my first rod and really enjoyed building it. I'm now looking for a light weight blank for my second project. What I would like is a 1 wt. or maybe 2 (the lighter the better) in a...
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Night Raider
It is the third guide from the bottom, and at the...

It is the third guide from the bottom, and at the middle joint. The rod is a 4 piece 5wt. I think I'll just move it up the rod 1/2' or what looks right and take it from there.

thanks
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-14-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Night Raider
The centre of the guide is supposed to land 3/4"...

The centre of the guide is supposed to land 3/4" from the joint when the rod is tightly assembled. I figured that one would have to move, just how much.
Forum: the Rod Rack 05-14-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By Night Raider
Guides close to ferrules

I'm laying out the guides on my first rod, a 4 piece 9'. With the spacing I'm using it has one guide with the centre 1" from the female end of a ferrule and another one 3/4" from the male part of a...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-07-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Night Raider
Juro, I know what you mean, I'm just trying to...

Juro,
I know what you mean, I'm just trying to find a happy medium. There is some point on the curve where the price will go up a lot faster then the quality, it's just where that point is. The...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 05-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By Night Raider
Martin reels

Does anyone have experience with these reels? I'm looking at the mohawk river, it looks like a pretty good reel for $50-60. The other one I'm looking at is the Okuma in the same price range, I'm...
Forum: the Rod Rack 04-29-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By Night Raider
HELP...Wrong reel seat?

I got my IM7 kit from hook and hackle and started building it. I got the reel seat together and on the blank and the handle glued on. After that I thought I would try putting the reel I was going...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 04-12-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Night Raider
Fishing in Algonquin Park

I'm looking at going to Algonquin park fishing in early may. I was hoping someone on here would have some insight as to where, what type of fish etc....

thanks
Forum: the Rod Rack 04-05-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Night Raider
One last question before I order the kit. Any...

One last question before I order the kit. Any opinions on the difference between the IM6 blank and the IM7. I was thinking of the IM7 because I thought it is a better rod but the IM6 is a bit more...
Forum: the Rod Rack 04-02-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Night Raider
I think I'm finally going to take the plunge and...

I think I'm finally going to take the plunge and order a kit. I the kit I'm thinking of is the hook and hackle IM7 kit. I believe this is a Pacific Bay Rainforest II blank. Does anyone have any...
Forum: the Rod Rack 03-21-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Night Raider
Building time?

I'm looking at building my first rod. A 9' 5 wt., probably 4 piece. A couple of questions, what is the rough building time like for a beginner? Any suggestions on rod to build, I noticed some...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-12-2006, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Night Raider
The rod I'm replacing is a reddington red start...

The rod I'm replacing is a reddington red start 5/6
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 03-12-2006, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Night Raider
5 wt. rod

I'm looking for a new 5 wt. to upgrade my current 5/6 wt. I'm looking to spend around $200. As far as length, I'm looking for atleast 9' maybe 9'6", and a 4 piece would be nice but I still want it...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-04-2006, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By Night Raider
Flies off ebay

I was looking for anyone's experience with purchasing flies off ebay. I was trying to find a relativly cheap way to stock up my fly box, and paying $2 a fly wasn't my idea of cheap, so I thought of...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 02-28-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Night Raider
Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-25-2006, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By Night Raider
Thanks for all the replies. I am looking for a...

Thanks for all the replies.
I am looking for a stream side reference. I looked on the mustad site and found something that might be useful, I'll see what else I can turn up.

thanks
Forum: Getting Started 01-25-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By Night Raider
I recently bought a TFO 3 wt. I got the series 1...

I recently bought a TFO 3 wt. I got the series 1 (2 piece) and I'm quite happy with it. I was also looking at the echo (more expensive) and the salesman tried to talk me out of it, because it's a 4...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-21-2006, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By Night Raider
Hook size reference

I'm looking for something I can use as a hook size reference. I've always had a tough time guessing the size of a hook. I can tell a 2 from an 18 but when a report says try a size 14 caddis it's a...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-17-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By Night Raider
I've built a few boats of similar construction,...

I've built a few boats of similar construction, and I've also grown up on boats. I enjoy wood working and working on/with boats so I thought this would be a fun project to build, now just the...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-16-2006, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By Night Raider
Building a drift boat

I am contemplating building a drift boat, and I'm looking for some advice. I've never drifted before, but I live on a river and near many. Most of the time I would probably be drifting alone. So I...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-03-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Night Raider
I'll probably end up getting a spool for DT-4-f...

I'll probably end up getting a spool for DT-4-f and another WF-3-f. and on a similar matter can anyone tell me how to tell the weight of a line?

thanks
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-03-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Night Raider
the reel certainly isn't too small for the rod,...

the reel certainly isn't too small for the rod, it balances it nicely, maybe just a tad too heavy, it was recommended and he gave me a good price on the outfit so I figured I'd try it out.

Also...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-02-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Night Raider
I just picked up a TFO, I went with a 2 piece,...

I just picked up a TFO, I went with a 2 piece, the 2 piece had a much nicer action. The reel I got with it is a BFR rimfly 55 reel. Any comments on the reel would be great, and also disc drag vs....
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-29-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Night Raider
Question 3wt. travel rod

I'm looking for a 7'6"-8' 3wt. travel rod (4 piece). I'm not looking for something like a sage preferably something around $150USD or under. Luckily I don't have very discriminating tastes. Any...
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