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Topics I've Started

Rat Pack

15 September 2019 - 04:24 PM


Black Cosseboom

08 September 2019 - 10:07 AM


East River Special

07 September 2019 - 08:13 AM


New reel and line

03 September 2019 - 02:56 PM



redington id 3-4wt reel

redington camo sticker to apply to the reel side thats showing

hook & hackle wf-4-f line

12lb backing


i think its time to resurrect a 39 year old winston 8ft-6in 4wt im6 graphite fly rod out of its hermetically sealed closet (its been hiding away since 1992 when i moved away from colorado back to connecticut. sometimes you do desperate things to remain employed) and liven it back up with a new reel and line. i won that rod at a cutthroat chapter of trout unlimited auction raffle for a $1 ticket. 


sure i could have asked for recommendations from the forum members (only to end up in an opinion contest) or spent $$$ on a fancier reel and $90 fly line set up but being retired has its limits. Plus its the setup I wanted. its gonna hold the fly line just right! all in all its $150 out of my wallet.


i listen to what the voices in my head tell me to do :)

Write the recipe

03 September 2019 - 09:14 AM



Hook -

thread -

Tail -

Under Body -

Over Body -

Throat/Belly -

Under Wing - 

Over Wing

Cheeks - 

Gill band - 

Eyes - 

Head - 


the recipe above is given in the sequence of materials to be tied in


please dont quote the post over and over and over


just copy and paste the recipe, fill in the blanks and simply reply