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by reelman
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: What rods?
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Re: What rods?

I cast a Cabela's Cahill yesterday that came with everything- reel, line, leader, and rod, for $60. I'd buy that if it were me.
by reelman
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing Merit Badge
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Fly Fishing Merit Badge

I went to a major boy scout jamboree this week with 2,100 scouts. The usual merit badge counselor had to go to court (lawyer jokes aside, he's an attorney not a criminal). I was able to pinch hit with another guy, Ed Padilla, who did a great job on short notice. We got 4 boys to completion. The only...
by reelman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: whooah! hit the Skagit today
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: whooah! hit the Skagit today

I dont't think I could do anything in that boat without doing "VROOM" noises. That is an awesome rig.
by reelman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: boston whaler for sale as of now
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: boston whaler for sale as of now

I've got this sick, painful feeling in my guts right now.
Hope everything turn out for the best...eventually.
by reelman
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: What rods?
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Re: What rods?

I've cast a bunch of rods around that price, and the eagle claw were the worst. They had less spine than an old 1970's shakespear 4wt. Slow, heavy, dull. If I had one, I'd put it on my wall for decorative purposes, and use a willow with duct taped ferrules. No offense.
by reelman
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: Fun Foam Frog Fly (cool alliteration)
Replies: 1
Views: 6292

Fun Foam Frog Fly (cool alliteration)

I had a blast with my middle son, finally catching fish. We caught 12 large mouths between us and a mess of sun fish and bluegill. We caught all but one the bass on a foam frog fly with posted marabou legs so they stuck out 90 degrees to the side and kicked when stripped. Fun top water takes. Lots o...
by reelman
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: What rods?
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Re: What rods?

I know it's not glamorous, but I tried out the Cortland 2 piece, 5wt rod at Walmart. It casts nice. It has a nice medium action. The one I own is the 4pc 5-6wt Scientific Anglers that was also offered by Walmart. I've compared it to some of the more expensive rods, and I find that it catches fish to...
by reelman
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: Agony and Ecstacy
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Agony and Ecstacy

Went fishing in the rain today on a private, flyfishing only lake. Cold, wet, miserable and cold. I still can't feel my fingers while I'm typing this. Broke my personal best for largest (non-carp) fish several times over. Fished the first five hours and only caught one when I thought I'd try somethi...
by reelman
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Cost of trailer registration.
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Cost of trailer registration.

Thank you gentlemen.
by reelman
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Cost of trailer registration.
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Cost of trailer registration.

I'm knocking around the idea of getting a 12' to 14' aluminum with 9.9hp motor. The only cost should be the trailer. I've tried several times to find out how much it will cost to register and get plates here in Spokane, but I keep going in circles on the state website. Anyone have a good guess?
by reelman
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: half a ring neck phesant - UPDATE - gone!
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

Re: half a ring neck phesant - no tail - free if ya want it

Thanks again. I'm having a great time. Those blue iridescent neck feathers are awesome for little soft hackles.
by reelman
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: A Great tying video site.
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

Re: A Great tying video site.

There are 200+ videos on there. My wife didn't see me for 3 days.
by reelman
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: A Great tying video site.
Replies: 7
Views: 3446

A Great tying video site.

If you tie, you've got to check this one out.

http://www.theweeklyfly.com/TWF/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hours of tying vids. Enjoy.
by reelman
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: Swede's Fly Shop? (Spokane)
Replies: 16
Views: 20630

Re: Swede's Fly Shop? A retraction.

I have to retract my previous statement. I went back to the store today because business took me a couple of blocks away. This time I got lots of 1 to 1 time. He (I'm assuming it was Stan) was generous with his time and knowledge. I was inspired to crack open my hermetically sealed wallet (it makes ...
by reelman
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Stolen Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Re: Stolen Boat

Still watching out. Every time I see a Boston Whalers for sale here in Spokane, I think of your boat. None of them are the right year or length though. I just wanted to remind everyone to keep their eyes open.
It's probably running drugs for some Canadian drug cartel.
by reelman
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: What Fly?
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: What Fly?

Good point Zen. I forgot about a time I sat in my pontoon just watching the damsel fly larvae all around me. I didn't have a good pattern at the time, and I didn't have much luck with an olive bugger.
by reelman
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: The Vise - Fly Patterns, Tying, Swap Events
Topic: What Fly?
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: What Fly?

I've had good luck with bionic worms - with an orange bead. When I can't stand staring at a bobber, I'll use a bead head prince nymphs. Those are the two that I've done best with.
by reelman
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

Re: Newbie

I fished up on the Cd A about three weeks ago. I took my sinking line and weight. I left my floatant at home. I saw no action until my buddy saw fish sipping emergers and adults. We had great action on dry flies in the middle of February. My point is, just about the time you think the fish are all g...
by reelman
Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Crappie Flies
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

Re: Crappie Flies

Normally I would say yellow, black, and whites with soft hackles and bead heads, but I caught 60 crappie on Liberty Lake a while back on a size 12, brass beaded, olive bugger. I think it looked like a damsel fly larva to them possibly. My biggest crappie, 15+ inches, I caught on a yellow tailed, bla...
by reelman
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: What a mess!
Replies: 11
Views: 2723

Re: What a mess!

Glad you weren't near it. I get the willies just thinking what that would be like to have that much lead spill on a person.