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10ft 4wt Xi Series rod
silly question,how much farther can one cast a 10' compared to a 8'?alsowhen I went to a fly show recently I was handed a rod to try out, I only glanced at it and started casting, it was a 10' 6 weigh
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
I've fished south central Vermont, Ludlow  and Plymouth(birthplace of Calvin Coolidge) area for many years during the late spring and through the summer.   I've caught trout in July and
Finding Material
If it is Indead for a light Cahill pattern I have 2 shades of dubbing I acquired from Orvis. 1 is yellowishtan almost creame and other is same but a shade darker. I use split thread to make a tight no
looking for user reviews (vest vs. sling pack)
For me, it has always been vest is best. I figure if it was good enough for Lee Wulff, it is good enough for me. I have had a fee over the last 50 years...but my current one is an Orvis Tackle Pack
Orvis Thread
My question is: who makes the thread sold as Orvis?
Exotics - carabou and camel?
Finished tying spinners and started going through "the materials box" into which anything and everything that I've used or acquired over the last five years has been tossed. I was mostly feathers and
Just listened to the latest Orvis podcast and pink is the go to color for Texsan river largemouth bass. With the inspiration on here I've placed my "pink" order. Everything you can think of, you can a
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
Capt Bob, those types of spools are my favorite way of storing pre-tied tippets.  The only difference is that I tie a sacrificial loop in the end of my tippet so I have loop to loop connections.&
I'm a vise junkie and it was love at first sight for me.  If I didn't already own a Standard and a Spartan and a Renzetti Pro, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.  Under no allusions that it would m
Nymphing Baitfish - Small Fry
Also very Similar to Ian's Epoxy Minnow.
Connecticut Fly Fisherman Association Expo
Small one day expo, I have always enjoyed it, good group, if you are local to CT and have nothing planned for Saturday.       Saturday, February 3 CFFA Expo & Banquet featuring Jen
Newby - Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle
@Emmo: Here's a pheasant tail (no green, no orange): Here's a soft hackle in orange (no pheasant tail). Green is same just d
Pearsall's gossamer vs Orvis Nano silk thread
I recently came across mention of Pearsall's gossamer silk for tying traditional wet flies and flymphs. Wonder how it compares to Orvis (or similar) Nano silk thread for the same purpose.   Any e
Fly tying scissors reviews.
I recommend orvis general purpose. Has a slot to cut wire and get in close. I bought the pack of 3 and use all them.
Wading boot studs
The heads of those Kold Kutters don't look like they are the same as the Orvis studs - from what I see in  the pic above - compared to what I've seen on Orvis boots/studs.  Just my observati
Dragons tails?
According to the article in F&S they were first a toy called Squirmles attached to string worked like puppet slithering , etc. Colton Ruidi tied patterns in 2015 and later David Mangum, Fla guide
Synthetic peacock dubbing for bodies....
Are there any clear winners re synthetic peacock dubbing for bodies, in regular colors but also other shades / colors? I've never really used it, only Ice Dub for thorax, and I want an assortment that
How much does a large muskie fly weigh when wet?
Steamboat, what fly line do you intend to use? I primarily use Orvis Depth Charge.  I can't remember how many grams.  Billy Wilson at the Orvis Store in Louisville ordered it and put it
Need help blending yellow and rust Antron to be rusty yellow
The Orvis video describes the under body and shuck as golden yellow Antron, and the body as yellow-brown Antron.  To me rust color is usually a reddish brown, think Rusty Spinner.   I'm
Think this will work?
I will fishing a spring creek next week and it calls out for black stonefly's (nymph) Size 22 and smaller as the best winter pattern. I am new to tying and just want some feedback on this stonefly on
New Arrow in the Quiver
Put a new arrow in the quiver yesterday.  Needed something to sit between my Sage Vantage 4 wt. and my Orvis Clearwater salt 9 wt.  Picked up the Orvis Recon 9.0 6 wt.   My parents
Deer hair divers....
Fshng2, Well I guess you’re about to find out it’s about an inch inch and a quarter thick I bought that when it first came out back in like 1985-1987 something like that. It was a wealth
Help with colouring uv cure resin
Thanks for all the input guys. Definitely something to work with.   Papa ... I'm not sure by what you mean as "translucent", which means  " ... allowing light, but not detailed images
Itís Popper Time again
OK FRN & Fshng2 They are pretty much done. I temporarily tied a couple mop tails on these(1 inch)and they look stupid, Not long enough they just dont look right. These need Orvis Magmum Dragon Tai
December flies from the Vise
PT flashbacks Love those Orvis beads.
Fly Tying Kits - Recommendations?
I'd be interested in getting some suggestions on beginner's fly tying kits.  Yes, I know the arguments for and against kits, but sometimes a kit is the best way to go.  I started with an Orv
Full Sinking Line in Heavier Weights
I've been lake fishing for Stripers out of my boat a lot lately and using Rio In Touch Intermediate full sinking line which is about 1.5-2 ips sinking rate. I'd like to get a faster sinking line so I
Regal Revolution question
Got a Regal Revolution years ago with a bobbin hanger attached to an Orvis edition which had a wood base. Usually just hang finished flys on it instead of thread..
Thread recommendation
Hook & Hackle sells a 12/0 Euro Thread that is similar to Veevus.  I have also gotten some 12/0 from Orvis.   That said, I use Veevus 12/0 for my small flies.  I get it from Golden
Best investment practice in hackle
As always, you all are a cornucopia of information.  I haven't thrown out the old Metz capes, but the quality of hackle I see online in videos makes them look unsatisfactory.  I do realize t
A Good Day on the Uncompahgre River
I had the chance to angle the Uncompahgre River at Pa-Co-Chu-Puk (Ridgway State Park) a couple of days ago.  It was beauteous fly fishing weather with an air temperature around 60F, with mostly
Fast Action Rod?
The Echo Base is the performance/price winner in the 2016 test.
November Flies from the Vise
Stonefly tails works great as antenna if u want it. Man made and durable from Orvis. Great fly btw.
10wt Advice
I like the TFO Pro II Series 4pc 10wt rod - available for $169 matched with the Orvis Battenkill Disc Spey reel (8/9/10) weight size at $199.
Firehole Outdoors Is Having a Firesale
You made the point of the eye being larger but you first talked about 24 hooks and Firehole doesn't have anything smaller than 20. You mention comparing apples to oranges but isn't that what you're do
The state size 28 to 2/0, have a friend that has done 30's    Mine has securely held 6/0 Orvis 13KE Pike Hooks.
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
Does anyone know of a spray or powder to make neoprene waders easier to put on and take off?  WD-40?    Kidding, of course.  Or has someone already tried this?????   My old Or
Orvis Helios 3 Review
The H3 was released under the headline the most accurate rod to date. Since dampening tip vibration for straight tracking has been an ongoing progression in rods, and accuracy is ultimately in the han
Stripping Baskets
I did not want to pay for a "real" basket for 8 years, but I finally caved due to the hassle of constantly fixing my old homemade basket and the occasional tangles becoming more bothersome than I thou
What flies to start with?
Initially, I thought that's a big area, but throw traffic into the mix, maybe as far north as Princeton, east to the shore, south to near Millville.  Lots of lakes and streams to fish.  By "
Looking for TMC206BL hooks in sizes #22 and #24
Tiemco 2487 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhard) Down eye, 2X short shank, 1X fine wire, 2X wide gape, bronze; Uses: caddis pupae, midge emerger, shrimp. Tiemco 2488 #22, #24 (Amazon & J. Stockhar
medium vs fast action
I purchased a medium action fly as my first fly rod a couple of years ago when I started fly fishing, I didn't realize it was medium action till recently.  A Greys Gs2 9' 5wt.  Its got a lot
Tools of the trade !
Hey there! I have only been tying for a year, so I still consider myself a beginner! I started with a kit from Orvis that supplies tools and materials.
Toe to Toe
I would guess that she is using Orvis equipment................
And so it begins
Just tie a fly. I did the same thing as you 2 weeks ago. I got bored of a hook and thread,in one day. So I picked a really easy fly pattern and just went for it. Tied it 10 times first 5 looked terrib
And you thought the LAW vise was expensive.
Thats a lot of money for an HMH Vice, my first vice was an HMH sold by Orvis here in the UK.
Hello from Nova Scotia, Canada
Hey guys and gals, I'm a 31 yo just starting to get into fly tying and fly fishing. I've been fishing with spinning gear since my child hood, less now that I have 2 kids under 2. I've always wanted to
Hardy Palakoma 7'2" 5wt Bamboo Rod
Back on the market.   To reinvigorate interest, I'll offer a package deal.  The Palakona rod as described above plus a quality vintage reel I have that balances it nearly perfectly.   T
casting problem
When I shoot line quite often the line between the first guide and the reel wants to loop over the rod butt and reel. I was living with it till I damaged a good line by trying to strip line off when t
Fishable and Fanciful
Here are some things I've come up with this year.   [attachment=63922:2017-01-Finished.png] [attachment=63923:2017-01-Finished2.png] [attachment=63924:2017-01-Finished3.png] Three cupped Wapsi Po
Ordering Tying Materials
I usually buy my stuff at the "local" shop.  It's a 40 minute drive for me since there are no shops within the city limits.  I've been doing business with them for almost 30 years.  The
Going to spend 500.00 on a pole. Orvis or llbean brand. Opinions pls
8'6" - 4 wt. Orvis Helios II. I had a shorter 4 wt. and had broken it a few years ago. They discontinued that particular model ao I asked if I could get teh 8'6" 4 wt instead. They didn't blink an eye
Grizzly tailing source
The value of the roll cast
Dave,   I rarely sleep through the night. A grumbling fridge or restless dogs having rabbit chasing dreams are enough to wake me and its hard to get back under.  A wild party might be an int
Started shopping at new shop
The internet has opened up some competitive markets, I understand the shipping , the uncontrolled delays , true there isn't a one shop for all needs , it is probably very difficult to stay competitive
howdy all
I use WF5 from orvis store. They give free with purchase either high vis or low vis backing at 100 yds but online I don't think you get the backing. And yes mats is materials. Good luck my friend.
Do you see it, too?
I think if you could take one of those Orvis in house fly trainer rods and line and hook it to a taser so every time you got careless and threw a wind knot into the leader or allowed a tailing loop yo
Finished tying tool collection
Left is prime grade all on right side is premium grade. Hackle pliers are Orvis and works better than any other I have.
thoughts on floatant
I used the combination of Cortland Dry-R-Fly and Gink for years and they worked very well.   Then I tried Loon desiccant and liked it better than the Cortland.    Currently, I use Orvis
July Flies from the Vise
Haven't had a chance yet but flying ants and gonna do a few troutgetter tellico versions. 75.00 at Orvis store on hooks and materials. Cheap visit this time lol.
Real Mystery, Mystery Reel
according to the orvis spec sheet below the "IV" is for a 7-9 weight     specs and capacity   orvis fly reel manual
Hook storage
I use either an Orvis Hook tower or a C&F hook pallet, which are basically the same as the Orvis hook pallets for my hooks, currently on sale in the UK @£69.00
Let's see your fly tying travel kits!
I am seriously "in to" this sort of thing.  I like to recreate things from yesteryear...and, equip them with materials from yesteryear also. Chawick's 477 yarn (the real thing), Pearsall's Orange
How long to get "proficient" at tying?
Jake, I started as a teenager 40 years ago with an Orvis pattern book.  The frustration for me was technique and understanding and following the material list. With time it got easier and the fli
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