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Everything posted by Troutslayer101

  1. Mogup, nice flys! I hope to fish some salt water someday.
  2. Mogup, I like UTC but have had issues with their tread for some reason lately so looking for other thread that I may like to use in it place. Up to this point though UTC is basically all I ever use. Just looking into other treads and seeing what is out there.
  3. Thanks guys! I will try some of the suggestions above. Thanks your comments as well Mark. Never thought about it that way. Made me laugh.
  4. I currently use a lot of UTC thread but it seems like they are having some quality control problems. So I'm looking for thread that is like UTC. I like that you can spin it one way and it cords up but if I spin the tread the opposite way it flattens out. Does any one know of anther thread that has those characteristic?
  5. Thanks for all your help! I think it may just be best to give it back to him and hang it on the wall. Wish I could repair it but I don't want to have 100 or more in a rod that he paid around 90. Thanks again and tight lines to all.
  6. Mike, Thanks, I have wanted to get into rod building and repair for awhile now just have not had the time. I really don't want this to be my first project. Like I said its not that expensive of a rod but my dad loved this rod so hoping to get it repaired and give it back to him for fathers day. Thanks for the heads up. I guess I will see what Steeldrifter thinks about getting it repaired.
  7. Utyer, Yes that is a spinning rod. Sorry if not allowed on here please delete post. Just hoping to be able to get it repaired.
  8. So I posting this here in hopes someone can help. I tried to post it in the Rod building forum but I cannot create an account. So a year ago my dad was kayak fishing with my son and myself and unfortunately he lost his rod over the side of the kayak. I tried several times to snag it with now luck. Fast forward a year later and my son and myself are fishing that same pond and my snags the rod. This Rod is not alot of money but it was my dads favorite rod. Maybe a 90 dollar rod. Should I pay someone to replace the cork? if so about how much will that be? On mudhole they do sell a item that goes over the cork and you use a heat gun to shrink it on to the cork. what worries me is the reel seat also seems to be made from cork or at least a cork backing. I also saw that some people used wood filler and then sanded it down. Would this work? Would it look ok? Or is it to bad for wood filler? Thanks for all your help!
  9. The problem could be the fly line and the leader. You should be using a bass bug taper that is forward weighted for casting wind resistance and heavier flies. Plus you should shorten the leader and it can just be a short straight piece of heavier mono. There is no need for a delicate tapered leader. http://www.floridasportsman.com/2016/10/19/how-to-cast-a-popper/ SliverCreek, When you say shorten up my leader. What length should i try. 5' or so? I believe I'm using a 8' leader right now. Thanks again for your help!
  10. So I picked up a echo base 8 weight for large mouth bass, white bass, and strippers maybe some pike fishing also. I will be throwing streamers to poppers with it. I have a low end 8 weight line on it now and not sure I like the way it cast. I'm thinking about going to a 9 weight line. Does anyone else have one and if so will moving up the weight of the line help? I have been fly fishing for 8 plus years and I'm not a master at a fly rod but certainly not a beginner either and love the way my TFO 4, 5 and 6 wight cast. Thanks for the help.
  11. SilverCreek, sorry about that I did not originally see that in your post.
  12. If you have time to listen to it here is a link to the pod cast that talks about it. It is very interesting. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/654/the-feather-heist
  13. Thanks guys! I went ahead and bought some I guess I will see how well I like it.
  14. One con I saw on different websites was the memory and said needed to be stretched before use.
  15. I know this is fly line related and not tying but wondering if any one has had the chance to use RIO InTouch Fly Line? I'm looking at purchasing RIO InTouch Trout LT. I have used the RIO Trout LT fly line and I'm happy but wondering if the RIO inTouch is worth the extra money.
  16. Flytire, how does hackle hold up? I have seen it done with hackle but it makes it hard on me to use hackle when capes are so much money. I was afraid that it would not hold up. Thanks guys. I am looking for something to fish so and not so much realistic
  17. I hoping to tie up so Dragon flys for top water bass fishing. Having a hard time finding what material to use for the wings. Hoping it can be some what durable and take some hits from hopefully some larger bass. Thanks
  18. Nice tie McFly! I love the side to side action it has. Will be tying a few of these very soon. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Thanks SpiralSpey! I think that is what I will try it.
  20. Mike, would I be able to make a loop at the end to attach to my fly line and another loop at the other end to attach my tippet? Do you think the loops would hold?
  21. Looking for some advice I started tying up some larger streamers and I just purchased a 8wt rod. I usually use cutthroat leaders but was hoping to use something a little cheaper. What do you guys use for leaders? What I like about the cutthroat leaders is they have the quick attach loop and also has a tippet ring to attach your tippet. Thanks
  22. Thanks guys! Will watch the video. This big streamer stuff is all new to me. I appreciate the help.
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