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  1. Was planning a review for the rod yes, I have been czech nymphing with my 9'6 6wt for brown trout and have been wishing for a little more reach and a lighter more sensitive rod, this should work nicely.
  2. Cannot wait to get this bad boy here...have been putting off getting a reel until I can have it in my hands and balance it properly...thinking this will be another deadly tool in my arsenal. Glad you like the inscription Mike, I have been on a nymphing kick lately and figured it was humorous lol. Going to be seeing how this rod performs with the wet fly swing as well, should by deadly on the small trout streams in my area.
  3. LOL have to try my hand at some of those in the future and stick with them, great looking fly Jam.
  4. http://fanaticaltying.blogspot.ca/2014/04/dont-drink-kool-aid.html An article on using kool aid to dye fly tying materials.
  5. I would feel the same, I learned lots saw lots of old faces and made new friends learned new techniques. I went in figuring I would not do to well so it was a shock to finish up 3rd, competition for me at least is about doing my best abs growing and learning.
  6. Glad to hear you guys are liking the pattern...this style of pattern easily makes the top of my confidence flies list.
  7. I honestly in the past thought the same thing..I have a few books that touch on competitive fly fishing, that being Dynamic Nymphing and Tactical Fly Fishing that I have read through for knowledge more then anything. After reading both books I figured that competing at any level would take the fun right out of fishing for me and seemed way to serious. This contest was organized and put on by a gentleman who used to compete competitively in Europe for years and years and as I understand has also competed in a few Canadian events since he moved here a few years ago. In our area nothing of this sort ever takes places so he wanted to create an event to get new anglers interested in a different aspect of fishing. Honestly the preparation, planning, tying of flies, more planning, more preparation and then trying to execute the game plan with changing variables was very exciting....trying to stay calm under pressure knowing if you blank the session you are out of the running is nerve wracking but it seems that I can perform under pressure...the last section I was stuck in had not had a fish caught in it two sessions prior, and through some change of tactics and staying calm I was able to pull out 4 fish and win the session...... It was a blast lol
  8. I just got back from my first time ever competing in a fly fishing competition and am on cloud 9! 30 guys entered the tournament and a high percentage of these people I would consider great anglers and tough competition. Through preparation, sticking to my game plan and staying calm I was about to secure myself a 3rd place finish after fishing 3 of 6 40 minute sessions. The venue was still water fishing for rainbow trout in a stocked pond which you think would be a slaughter but the fish turned out not to be push overs. One section of the comp had an advantage as the feeding happens in that area so a few competitors who had the luck of the draw and got a good spot had a marked advantage. While fishing that section I was pushed over to the far left side of the area, outside of the feeding zone but still managed to land 3 fish and secure a second place ranking for that session. The rules were based loosely around the FIPS- Mouche competition rules with a few modifications to make it less intimidating for anglers such as myself who have never fished competitively before. None of my friends outside of my fishing buddies seem to care about my outburst of happiness on this grand occasion so I figured I would share it here to let off some pent up steam, I cannot stop grinning, it is a great feeling.
  9. A friend of mine here at the forums offered me a great deal on the lost lake float tube that has a heavier weight rating, also comes with a pump ans over boot flippers ...figure I will give that a try first as the price is right.
  10. From the hooks I have used they seem pretty on par, I have mostly used their dry fly hooks, and all around style hooks. Might be worth sending them an email or finding one of their field staff guys to ask.
  11. Chartreuse and white are killer for bass in my local rivers. Also anything brown, orange, olive or crayfish colored seem to do well.
  12. On my last run through with fur I skipped the pre wash and just went straight to the dye batch and things seemed to hold together better...might be a solution to the problem on cleaner furs and skins. Have also been messing around a lot with dying feathers and have been having good luck, the same dye that wont do well on fur does GREAT on feathers, got a nice dark black out of it.
  13. I am keeping it all in this thread to inform people who are enjoying my content and following along of a new post. My site is not monetized, does not host or share adds and is not making any money. I just want to share information, my opinion and experiences. If and when the admins or moderators here say its a problem I will stop sharing my posts and information here...but that has yet to happen.
  14. http://fanaticaltying.blogspot.ca/2014/04/new-addition-to-family.html Latest post going over a recent addition to my fly rod line up.
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