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Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,173
Posted By JDJones
Puerto Rico

Does anyone have any experience fly fishing Puerto Rico? I get down there about once a year. Like a lot of of people, to escape winter. I've run across Caribbean Outfitters in San Juan. Is there...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-02-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By JDJones
BL-5 10 wt

Got the bug to go play in the salt. Does anyone have a Winston BL-5 10 wt collecting dust that they would like to sell or trade? I had a chance to cast one of these,years ago when they were the...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 06-11-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,478
Posted By JDJones

I used to have a terrible time with sunglasses. Due to my prescription, fit overs did not work. And as I had variable strength lenses, nothing else seemed to be available. Oh yeah, Action Optics, and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-06-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,433
Posted By JDJones
Thumbs up Echo Classic 1307-4x

Find a line and a style that suits you and this thing will chuck line with the best of them. For me it's a 10/11 AFS head cut back 13 ft (500grains) plus 15 ft 7wt (95gr) or 8wt (109gr), even 13ft of...
Forum: Propwash 03-04-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,870
Posted By JDJones
DB Kits

I have a friend who built a Greg Tatman boat. Nice looking boat. He put a 3/4 thk uhmw skid plate on the bottom which added quite a bit of weight. And he has had maintainence problems with the skid...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 03-04-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By JDJones
lots to choose from

Several years ago I picked up an Okuma Integrity 7/8 and put it on a 6 wt rod. Large arbor design, looks good, works good, & priced right. Only thing is the drag is not sealed. But hey, for under a...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-23-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By JDJones
Amen brother

Just don't let the rest of the world know we've discovered Goretex.:smokin: Let them go on thinking we have all developed webbed toes and our women have moss growing under their arms.:chuckle:
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 02-23-2007, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By JDJones
lawn casting

Paint some eyes and a mouth on a styrofoam coffee cup and put it out on the lawn. Then practice putting the fly about one foot in front of the "fish" Do not cast past the "fish" Like has been said...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-14-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,974
Posted By JDJones
Having three of the original RPLX's, I never got...

Having three of the original RPLX's, I never got used to the i's. Seemed like the tips were too soft to suit me. And I didn't want to have to re-learn to cast the RPLXi. I have heard some say that...
Forum: Works for me! 01-14-2007, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,281
Posted By JDJones
The thin stuff

The thin, but strong stuff, could be coretex (sp) or something like that. It is drain pipe, usually 4" diameter, white on the outside, black on the inside, bell mouthed at one end. All the fittings...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 01-14-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By JDJones
force fins

Force Fins main claim to fame was that you could walk forward in them. This was seen as an advantage back in the days of do-nut tubes when you put the fins on first, stepped into the tube, and then...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 01-14-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,550
Posted By JDJones
Me too

Yeah common guys, I want to hear about flat pontoons stability vs. rocker toons manuverability. And those dual bladder questions also. I have also read steelheader 69's comments on the subject....
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 02-09-2006, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,745
Posted By JDJones
Yeah I've seen the articles & pics of famous...

Yeah I've seen the articles & pics of famous fishing personalities dressed to the nines, fly fishing for Carp from hi dollar flats skiffs, complete with the also hi dollar guide standing on the...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 02-09-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,745
Posted By JDJones
Carp on the Fly

I haven't seen the Cabelas catalog but I can tell you Carp on the Fly by Barry Reynolds, Brad Befus & John Berryman is a must read if you want to be succesful at this.

Years ago, when I lived in...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 02-09-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,964
Posted By JDJones
Like others have said, pontoon boats and...

Like others have said, pontoon boats and especially the larger catarafts do not do well in windy still water. They (the good ones) were designed for moving water. The cheaper, do everything type, do...
Forum: Inflatable Watercraft 02-09-2006, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,908
Posted By JDJones
The only mini drift boats that I know of are wood...

The only mini drift boats that I know of are wood boats made by Greg Tatman. or Don Hill.
please JD no direct promotional hyperlinks to non-sponsors!

I have seen...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-23-2005, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By JDJones
Exclamation The OP is much bigger

I can vouch for that. And it is so pretty, you just have to slow down and soak it all in. Don't be in a hurry. I know that can be difficult for big city types. I were one,,,once upon a time.

Forum: Our Environment 04-11-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,091
Posted By JDJones
I don't have the time

to weed through all the retoric,,,,pro's & cons about the different technologies for producing energy. So I'll just cut to the chase and throw out a few of my own thoughts.....For what they are...
Forum: Getting Started 02-22-2005, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,275
Posted By JDJones
lines for 8 wt

First of all, let me say keep the 8 wt. For where you are located, it is a good match for everything except the smaller stuff, bream, small trout etc.

O.K. lines You will need a WF8F (weight...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-17-2005, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By JDJones

When I was in Alaska, I didn't find that leaad was absolutlty necessasry. (Alagnak in July, Aniak in August) It's more like Shaq said, a no brainer/dumbell eye type of jigged fly. There may still be...
Forum: Our Environment 02-16-2005, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By JDJones
Angry Bastards

Are not the Skagit and Sauk designated wild and scenic rivers? And therefor protected from this kind of tampering? We need to get Friends of the River or Americam Rivers or one of those watchdog...
Forum: Our Environment 02-16-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By JDJones
Angry HB1118 and HB 1354

Are these, House Bill 1118 and 1354, state or federal bills? Would a Washington state bill be called AB 1118 and AB 1354?

I have a problem understanding how legislation can even be considered, let...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-14-2005, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,143
Posted By JDJones
Exclamation Waders & BOOTS!

Water clogs,,,,forget it! You are going to need something with high tops for ankle support. And a minimum felt sole, preferably studded! Algae covered rocks are slippery. Get a good pair of high top...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-07-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,163
Posted By JDJones
Thumbs down I don't [email protected]^*ing believe this

I haven't even finished reading the first page of this two page thread. And already I'm fed up with it! This is supposed to be a fly fishing forum. Not a politcal forum!

Get off your soap boxes...
Forum: Art of Casting 02-07-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,239
Posted By JDJones
Exclamation Acceleration---again

This is exactly why I was reluctant to use the phrase "constant acceleration" Too many people relate acceleration simply as speed. Maybe we've been to too many drag races. I don't know. But remember...
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