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steeldrifter

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In Topic: 10' 3wt Xi series 4pc

Yesterday, 08:05 PM

Just FYI this one is now wrapped and curing in the drying cabinet so I'll be posting it on FB tomorrow about noon'ish. So last call on this one will be noon on Monday.


In Topic: July Flies From the Bench

20 July 2019 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for puttin that song in my head for the rest of the night dry.png

 

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In Topic: Dusted off my fly rod

20 July 2019 - 10:18 AM

Cabelas has in fact been bought by Bass Pro, you are correct in that. They still operate separately but they are both owned by BPS now. The $19.99 line that BPS sells is under their name is not a bad line at all. It is actually made for them by Scientific Anglers and just sold under the BPS name brand. The Dogwood canyon rod that BPS sells is a pretty decent rod for the price, the reel that comes with it is pretty bad though, so if you go the combo route be ready to replace the reel rather quickly.

 

5wt can catch a bass, but I do agree that a 7/8wt is a much better choice if bass are the target species. Not just because it will handle the fish better, but if you throw larger streamers that are wind resistant and absorb a lot of water than it's gonna be much easier to do that on a 7/8 than on a 5wt. So just depends on exactly what sort of fishing you plan to do as to if the 5wt is gonna be the right choice or something heavier.


In Topic: July Flies From the Bench

19 July 2019 - 10:21 PM

kind'a sort'a. Somewhat the basic look of it. Moorish is a deer hair body, but same basic idea. I like the rabbit strip body better because it soaks up more water making the fly ride lower in the water so that it pushes more water/surface disturbance over deer hair. So basically a version of that just with some different material.


In Topic: July Flies From the Bench

19 July 2019 - 05:31 PM

No it's been around for awhile, honestly can't remember the name. There's quite a few variations of it where guys tweak or add something and call it something new, but it's be around well before I started using/tying it some years ago.