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  Topic: A few new tyings
Steeldrifter

Replies: 44
Views: 15485

PostForum: Fly Tying Discussions   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:40 am   Subject: A few new tyings
Looks like some winners to me Cool
  Topic: Import limits from US?
Steeldrifter

Replies: 9
Views: 1772

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:17 pm   Subject: Import limits from US?
Not sure exactly what the linit is, but as royvs said I do know Gifts arent subjected to the same limits.

Chris if there's something you ever need from here (U.S) just let me know and I could alway ...
  Topic: Getting flies down to 2-6ft below the surface
Steeldrifter

Replies: 11
Views: 2458

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:15 pm   Subject: Getting flies down to 2-6ft below the surface
I would suggest a sink tip line that sinks about 5-7" per second like a T200 or there abouts, then you can just count down as far as you want it to sink.

Steve
  Topic: Smacking the water on forward cast
Steeldrifter

Replies: 11
Views: 4743

PostForum: Fly Casting   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:59 pm   Subject: Re: Smacking the water on forward cast
I managed to smack the water on my forward casts just before releasing the final cast off into the distance!
DW

If it's only happening on your final forward cast as it sounds like it is, then mos ...
  Topic: The Future of Fly Rods?
Steeldrifter

Replies: 10
Views: 3456

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:54 am   Subject: The Future of Fly Rods?
Chris here in the US most fly fisherman view Hardy as being the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In other words tons of guys here view them as THE gear to have, especially the Hardy reels. I can ...
  Topic: Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod
Steeldrifter

Replies: 10
Views: 2011

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:47 am   Subject: Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod
The 0wt line weighs about 40 grains in the first 31'


That's way to small for my taste though. I like my 3&4wts but I dont think I would ever try the 0&1wts some guys here use. Just tires ...
  Topic: Last week on the Au Sable and Lake Huron surf
Steeldrifter

Replies: 3
Views: 1970

PostForum: Fly Fishing Rivers Catch Reports   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:02 am   Subject: Last week on the Au Sable and Lake Huron surf
"Sounds like you Christened the new rod in style then - fascinating to see a carp took an half-and-half... out and out baitfish imitation, and defies much of the thinking about their feeding habi ...
  Topic: Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod
Steeldrifter

Replies: 10
Views: 2011

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:59 am   Subject: Casting a 3wt floating line with a 6wt/or 7wt rod
Lines are rated in "wt" which is determined by the weight of the first 31' of the line. Then rods are rated as to how they cast that 31' of line. Long story short...if you put that 3wt line ...
  Topic: The Future of Fly Rods?
Steeldrifter

Replies: 10
Views: 3456

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:50 am   Subject: The Future of Fly Rods?
UHG! dont get me started on this subject Laughing

I'm no fan of Orvis myself (a company that takes other companies products, slaps an Orvis label on them and then turns around and charges 250% more j ...
  Topic: Is your fishing over for the year?
Steeldrifter

Replies: 7
Views: 1642

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:32 pm   Subject: Is your fishing over for the year?
Not by a long shot. I live in Michigan over here on the over side of the pond so we have good fishing from Nov-April for steelhead in our rivers. So My trout and other resident species fishing is done ...
  Topic: Switch rod just finished
Steeldrifter

Replies: 1
Views: 1995

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:58 pm   Subject: Switch rod just finished
This is my newest personal rod in the arsenal for Steelhead/Salmon/Lakers/LRB's.

The Blank is a 10' 8wt CTS Affinity Plus in Golden Olive color. Reel seat insert is a super nice two tone piece of ...
  Topic: Last week on the Au Sable and Lake Huron surf
Steeldrifter

Replies: 3
Views: 1970

PostForum: Fly Fishing Rivers Catch Reports   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:56 pm   Subject: Last week on the Au Sable and Lake Huron surf
Just returned home from 4 days of fishing on the Au Sable and along the Lake Huron surf. Fishing during week days in the fall is about as good as it gets in my opinion. Beautiful fall colors, fish in ...
  Topic: Conservation versus ego?
Steeldrifter

Replies: 5
Views: 1230

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:42 am   Subject: Conservation versus ego?
I have to totally agree with you waterwhipper. Sure it's neat to get your name in the record books, but just knowing you caught a record and let him go so that he's still swimming out there getting ev ...
  Topic: flys for bass
Steeldrifter

Replies: 2
Views: 1078

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:40 am   Subject: flys for bass
Bass will take a huge variety of flys, but day in and day out streamers will usually get the most attention from them. Some of my favorite streamers for bass are

Half&Half
Madonna
Zoo Cougar ...
  Topic: fly tying kits
Steeldrifter

Replies: 13
Views: 3316

PostForum: General Fly   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:15 pm   Subject: fly tying kits
I've been tying for about 16 years or more now and run a fly tying website as well, and this question is probably the most common one we get on that site. My anwser is exactly what chris said. Stay aw ...
 
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