What Do You Want For Xmas Dad? - Fly Fishing Forum
Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here Sage advice & fresh perspectives

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2000, 06:19 PM
FredA's Avatar
FredA FredA is offline
Middle Aged Member
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bicep to elbow
Posts: 1,859
What Do You Want For Xmas Dad?

My daughter posed the question a few days ago. I responded with my typical retort to this question - socks. Being fresh out of school and making the big bucks, this didn't amuse her, she wants to play Santa Claus. So I told her to get me a gift certificate to the Bears Den (the local flyshop). But don't you want something under the tree, she asked. I thought to myself, I'd prefer to see you pay down those school loans. Over the next few days I found myself blurting out "Pungo" or "10 weight DFR" when she was within earshot (not really). Anyhow, the reality is, if I don't provide direction I'm going to end up with a project like a couple of pallets of pavers to expand the patio or something. So I think I'll direct her to a flytying vise. I'm thinking the Renzetti Traveler. I know this topic has been beaten to death but are there any other suggestions or recommendations out there?

Fred A.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-16-2000, 07:19 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,594
RE:What Do You Want For Xmas Dad?

One vote 'fer the Traveller here! But if you plan to tie striper flies mostly, get the Saltwater Traveller instead of the regular one. I gotta have true rotary.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-17-2000, 08:17 AM
Mattb Mattb is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 230
RE:What Do You Want For Xmas Dad?

Fred, I agree with Juro, the saltwater traveller is probably the way to go if you're not going to be tying any small(trout) flies. If you do go with the standard jaws though they just came out with a cam version of the regular traveller that looks really nice.

True rotary is the way to go, I didn't think i'd use it all that much when i got it, but i really do use it all the time.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Merry Xmas to All... FredA Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 9 12-26-2008 08:24 AM
All I Want For Xmas is... FredA Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 19 12-23-2007 06:38 AM
Xmas Gift striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 4 01-02-2002 04:34 AM
XMAs Island Nathan Smith Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 3 08-10-2001 03:58 PM
Xmas presents? juro Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 35 12-31-2000 10:47 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:26 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)