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Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 07-31-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By soloflyfisher
Whenever I look at a photo of a guy holding a...

Whenever I look at a photo of a guy holding a fish, I look at the hand that's holding the fish to get a proper idea of the fish's size. Unless you have a really tiny left hand, that's a damn nice...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-26-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By soloflyfisher
Loop wins out!

I went back to Bears Den again yesterday and cast the 10wt rods I was considering (Winston Boron IIx, Loomis CC GLX, Sage Xi2, Loop Opti Power, and Thomas and Thomas Horizon II). It was pretty clear...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 07-22-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By soloflyfisher
Hi Herb, and thanks for the offer. I spent some...

Hi Herb, and thanks for the offer. I spent some time casting rods today and am trying to figure out which I like best. I thought I'd go with a Sage initially, but I was surprised to discover how much...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-22-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By soloflyfisher
Test casted a bunch of rods

I visited Scott at Bears Den today and he spent a good part of the afternoon letting me cast rods. For those who are interested, I thought I'd share my impressions of the rods I tried:

Winston...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-22-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By soloflyfisher
Thanks everyone for all the advice. I drove down...

Thanks everyone for all the advice. I drove down to Taunton today to visit Scott at Bears Den and he was kind enough to let me cast a bunch of rods and look at all the reels. I haven't totally...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-22-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,554
Posted By soloflyfisher
Question Best Saltwater Reel for $500 or less?

I'm looking for a reel for a 10 wt rod, which I'll be using for stripers (primarily) and other New England coastal fish (plus occasional muskies when I visit my wife's family in Northern Wisconsin). ...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-18-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By soloflyfisher
Thanks Dave . . . and your answer begs another...

Thanks Dave . . . and your answer begs another question--what lines do you recommend getting? I was thinking of starting with an intermediate and a fast sinking (and skipping the floating line). ...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-18-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By soloflyfisher
Thanks for all the great advice everyone. I...

Thanks for all the great advice everyone. I think it's time for a trip to Bears Den to try some of these rods out.

Those of you who fish for stripers a lot and have both 9 and 10 wts--do you find...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 07-18-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By soloflyfisher
Thanks Juro and Jim I've been flyfishing for...

Thanks Juro and Jim

I've been flyfishing for about 15 years. My favorite rod is my 5 wt Sage XP. After that, it's probably my 13 ft T&T Spey rod. I also have a Sage RPL+ in 8 wt (don't really...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 07-17-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By soloflyfisher
First striper rod

I'm in the market for my first real saltwater rod. I live in Massachusetts, so I'll be using it primarily for stripers and blues. I'll fish from shore (beach/jetties) and from boats. What's a good...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 07-17-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,233
Posted By soloflyfisher
Are the two-handers good all-purpose salt rods?

I'm about to purchase my first saltwater rod for general saltwater use (in New England) from both shore and from a boat. Are people using these two-handers primarily as surf rods, or are they okay...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-17-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By soloflyfisher
Recommendations for a Striper/Blue Rod?

I just got an invitation to go striper fishing in Boston Harbor. I have a Sage RPL+ 8 wt that I've used for saltwater fishing in the past, but I think this is the perfect excuse to purchase a real...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-31-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By soloflyfisher
I got the Sage Largemouth this week and used it...

I got the Sage Largemouth this week and used it for the first time yesterday. At first, I didn't think I would like it. It just had a very different feel from my other rods (my favorite casting...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-27-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By soloflyfisher
I was worried about the size of the rod/line too,...

I was worried about the size of the rod/line too, but I guess the rig is matched more to the size of the flies than the size of the fish. I went ahead and ordered one today. I'll let you know what I...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-19-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By soloflyfisher
What did you think? Do you like it?

What did you think? Do you like it?
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-19-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By soloflyfisher
Sage vs Scott for Largemouths?

I end up doing a lot of largemouth bass fishing here in Massachusetts and am considering getting a fly rod specifically for that purpose. Right now I use an old--very fast--Sage 9 ft 8 wt designed...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-09-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,686
Posted By soloflyfisher
That was "best" tippet dispenser, not "breast" ....

That was "best" tippet dispenser, not "breast" . . .

Anyway, thanks for the suggestion . . .
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-09-2007, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,686
Posted By soloflyfisher
Got a link?

Thanks Juro - - - I googled "LeBra" and I won't say I didn't find anything, but what I found I probably shouldn't look at while at work!

Where can I find these "LeBras"? Who sells them? Are they...
Forum: the Rod Rack 07-09-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,655
Posted By soloflyfisher
Tough to compromise

In small West Virginia streams, you probably want the shorter, softer-action 3 wt, but in the West you'll be happier with a 9 foot, 5 wt, with a faster action. Since you like your current 3 wt, I...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 07-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,686
Posted By soloflyfisher
Best tippet dispenser?

Can anyone recommend an effective tippet dispenser that can be attached to a lanyard and holds four or five spools? I use maxima mostly, so the dispenser either has to accept maxima spools or be...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-20-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By soloflyfisher
Thanks for all the info! Looks like the...

Thanks for all the info! Looks like the one-hander makes the most sense to start with . . . and also gives me yet another rod to look forward to in the future when I'll no doubt decide I need the...
Forum: Getting Started 02-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By soloflyfisher
I've never used a DT line, but if a WF line...

I've never used a DT line, but if a WF line allows for greater line speed (necessary to increase distance), wouldn't it hit the water faster and therefore harder than a DT line, assuming equal mass?...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-19-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By soloflyfisher
Salmon River, New York?

I live in Massachusetts and am thinking about driving up to Pulaski, New York, some weekend to try for steelhead. Can anyone recommend either a book or web site where I can get some basic...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-19-2007, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By soloflyfisher
Recommended "first" rod for New England Saltwater Fishing

In the past, I've done some occasional flyfishing for stripers and blues with an 8 wt Sage steelhead rod, but I'm thinking about getting more serious this season and want to get a real saltwater rod....
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-10-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By soloflyfisher
Flytedeck

I just bought the flytedeck (flytedeck.com) chest pack and like it a lot. It's very small--really just a step above a lanyard, but it doesn't get in your way like so many other chest packs....
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