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Forum: General   04-16-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By slyfox
You want the grains per foot of the head to...

You want the grains per foot of the head to exceed the grains per foot of the tip. So, if your 450 gr. Skagit head is, say, 25 ft long, it's grains per foot is 18. Consequently, it should easily...
Forum: General   02-21-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By slyfox
I fish lake, bay and estuary from a Bote 12' SUP...

I fish lake, bay and estuary from a Bote 12' SUP with rod holders and Yeti cooler for storage and to sit/stand on. Surprisingly, it's very stable. I'm 75 and have not been dumped yet. So far using...
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   08-15-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,459
Posted By slyfox
I have an impingement of the rotator cuff tendon...

I have an impingement of the rotator cuff tendon in my casting shoulder, so a week of casting big poppers or streamers to GT's with a conventional 9' 12 wt. rod in windy conditions is out of the...
Forum: General   02-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,970
Posted By slyfox
I would very much like to order some flies from...

I would very much like to order some flies from them, but the website has said for a long time now that they have "temporarily" stopped taking orders for flies. Does anyone know if they are...
Forum: Destinations   01-28-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By slyfox
Rio Grande, TDF

How about a fishing report on the big river. Water conditions, what is working: rig, flies, etc.?
Forum: Tackle   12-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,250
Posted By slyfox
Tarpon Leader

Rather than butt, "class tippet" and shock/bite tippet sections, with fancy connecting knots, why not use a simple, straight piece of 80lb. flourocarbon? Fewer knots to fail. If the fish are not...
Forum: Rods   08-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By slyfox
Meiser 909

I have the Meiser 909 7/8, paired with Abel Super 12 and RIO Outbound Short 12 wt. I use it for SHOH casts in saltwater, throwing big streamers and poppers to GT's on flats, where wind is frequently...
Forum: Tackle   08-07-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By slyfox
De-lamination of Gripshooter

I think Gripshooter running/shooting line is a great idea: a fly-line type coating on the forward section of thin mono to facilitate handling of the running line when initiating the cast. I loved...
Forum: Rods   06-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,767
Posted By slyfox
For smallmouth on Virginia Rivers I use either SH...

For smallmouth on Virginia Rivers I use either SH 9' 7 wt or a 2H TFO 11' 4wt switch rod. I would think your 5/6 is plenty of rod for delivering the fly and landing the fish you will encounter.
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   05-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,881
Posted By slyfox
"New" Micro Spey

Steve Godshall modified my Sage SP 9' 5 wt SH rod by adding a removable lower handle. He also fabricated a 242 gr. integrated Scandi line which casts great with 7.5' polyleaders. I have also used a...
Forum: Rods   05-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By slyfox
I have a Meiser 909 7/8. It landed a 85 lb. GT...

I have a Meiser 909 7/8. It landed a 85 lb. GT casting a RIO Tropical Outbound Short 12 wt. line and a 6" 6/0 Semper Fly. Awesomely powerful rod. I wish it were 4 sections instead of 3, which...
Forum: Rods   03-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,147
Posted By slyfox
Bob- What is the grain weight range for the Spey...

Bob- What is the grain weight range for the Spey rod configuration of the TM9041103 system?
Forum: General   03-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By slyfox
I've always looked at switch rods as a...

I've always looked at switch rods as a compromise. But they do have their uses. I have a Meiser System 6 (10' 6") switch rod (I think in terms of line weights it's like a 7 wt spey rod) with which...
Forum: Technique   03-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,466
Posted By slyfox
Of course you can always do a Poke as long as...

Of course you can always do a Poke as long as your set up is on your down wind side. Touch and go casts are efficient but are not the only options, and in strong winds they may not be the best...
Forum: Technique   03-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,466
Posted By slyfox
Snake roll with downriver wind. Left hand up or...

Snake roll with downriver wind. Left hand up or cack-handed single or snap-T with upriver wind.
Forum: Destinations   03-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By slyfox
I have been to El Pescador twice, Turneffe Island...

I have been to El Pescador twice, Turneffe Island Lodge once and have met the owner/management of Turneffe Flats. The first time I went to El Pescador, we alternated diving one day and fishing the...
Forum: Tackle   02-13-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,519
Posted By slyfox
I have the Saracione IV 3.75" on a Meiser 7136...

I have the Saracione IV 3.75" on a Meiser 7136 Highlander S. Most of my lines are Skagit or Scandi heads ranging from 480 to 525 grains and Gripshooter .35 running line. I can't remember how much...
Forum: Rods   02-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By slyfox
I have the 7/8 and have caught 20+lb fish with...

I have the 7/8 and have caught 20+lb fish with it. It will cast a 10wt SH line with ease.
Forum: Tackle   02-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By slyfox
Just answered my own question. The archives...

Just answered my own question. The archives confirmed my conclusion that the marked, narrower taper is the back of the head and goes to the reel.
Forum: Tackle   02-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By slyfox
I have the same question re a RIO Skagit Flight. ...

I have the same question re a RIO Skagit Flight. It is looped and tapered at both ends, but the end that's marked "RIO 550" is tapered to a thinner diameter. I think that's the back end, but I'm...
Forum: Tackle   02-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By slyfox
I'm going to Despedida. I have been fishing its...

I'm going to Despedida. I have been fishing its pools (between the mouths of Rio Menendez and Rio Onas) with owner Danny Lajous since before the lodge was built. My largest fish has been 24lbs.,...
Forum: Tackle   02-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By slyfox
I too am headed to TDF in 2 weeks. The heaviest...

I too am headed to TDF in 2 weeks. The heaviest rod I take is a CND Northfork 13'3" 8 wt., used mostly for high water, windy conditions, big flies and heavy sink tips. Next biggest is a Meiser...
Forum: Rods   11-13-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By slyfox
Can anyone recommend a rod maker you have used...

Can anyone recommend a rod maker you have used with success for replacing a cork handle?
Forum: Rods   11-12-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By slyfox
Everything JGS said. Its deep flexing suits my...

Everything JGS said. Its deep flexing suits my casting style and it has plenty of fish fighting backbone. Mine has landed sea runs up to 24 lbs. It broke in the middle of section #2 a couple years...
Forum: Rods   09-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By slyfox
I have the 909 7/8. I've used it for casting (2...

I have the 909 7/8. I've used it for casting (2 hands overhead) big flies, like a 7" Semper Fly tied on a 6/0 saltwater hook, using a 12wt Rio Tropical Outbound Short. It has plenty of butt, and...
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