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  1. Thanks guys. Might end up going with a cheaper 8'4"3wt and a SH spey line down the road if practicing technique a bit more doesn't get me where I need to be. Then again, if I'm going to get a line and spool or reel, I might as well try it on the short rod first.
  2. Maybe I'm just be trying to convince myself to buy a 9'3wt...
  3. The main thing I wasnt sure of for that type of line is if the head length on those type of single had spey lines, short as it is, may still just be to Long for my diminutive 3wt.
  4. That's one of the lines I was looking at. I'm just not sure if the short length of the rod is going to be too big of an obstacle to overcome. I know most spey/switch rods are very long and not sure how important that is for light single hand stuff.
  5. Well, since I'm not able to roll cast 45' with my current setup, maybe technique and practice should certainly be my first focus. Still curious to others experiences on the matter.
  6. I have a 5'9" 3wt fiberglass rod that I'm really enjoying fishing. Only issue is it's not a great roll caster with the 3wt weight forward line I'm using. I'd like to be able to better utilize the rod when fishing small streams with a lot of brush in the banks and when fishing lakes with step banks. Is the rods length going to just limit my ability to roll cast any reasonable distance? Or will a double taper line (maybe a 4 or 5wt?) be what I'm looking for? Or should I get a single hand spey line for it? I'm mostly fishing soft hackles, small streamers, and dries. Nothing real heavy. I would like to be able to cast a good distance from the bank though. Thoughts? Experiences?
  7. I'm a big fan of that fly. Easy to tie. Floats good and pretty durable too. I tie them in a few days different colors.
  8. Tried doing a search, couldn't find a thread about it. Adam mentions his vise here. He's the one tying all the big pike flies with one. http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php?showtopic=84321&view=&hl=&fromsearch=1
  9. I believe there's a guy here who ties allot of Pike flies that uses the Swiss master and seems to love it. I'm blanking on his name though.
  10. Maybe yours is different than mine, but the one under armor one I have is the least cool of the 4 or 5 brands I have. The material is a bit softer and heavier. Nice shirt, this particular one just isn't super light weight and breathable like some of my others.
  11. I have several brands, not simms. All long sleeves. I wear them all summer even up into the high eighties and low nineties. I think I feel cooler than if I was shirtless.
  12. Example? Only issue I've had is is with all the photos that were hosted by Photobucket that were taken down and held ransom for $. But that's not terribly recent.
  13. http://flyhooks.org/gamakatsu/c12-bm
  14. Try some chartreuse or lime green bodied soft hackles. Strip em back slow just under the surface. Works great for me
  15. [ You could get it close enough to not have it matter pretty easily imo, very few are actually so different from anything else you can't find a fairly close match. That being said if anyone has a cheap match to SF I'd like to know. I mean, it wouldn't matter to you. But OP asked the question for their own reasons. I still think it looks like kanenkalon. Anyone else with experience with it care to chime in?
  16. texture, thickness(stiffness), natural taper, sheen and length all greatly vary between the materials. So yes.
  17. http://www.itinerantangler.com/blog/board/forums/topic/fly-slama-jama/
  18. I thought it really resembled craft fur as well. too long/crinkly to be craft fur, no?
  19. Buck tail would work good. But my money is on kanenkalon(sp?) wig hair. I know some guys on here use it and may be able to recognize it better than me.
  20. But how do they cast? Looks like 10wt territory to me.
  21. http://www.jsflyfishing.com/js-tools-tube-fly-adapter This is the one I have. I messed around with sewing needles a bit. Most ended up breaking. Instead of buying more needles, I just bought the right tool for the job.
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