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Forum: General   07-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
might want to check out the new Airflo switch...

might want to check out the new Airflo switch floater too. taper is a lot like a compact scandi but with the integrated runner. i've gotten limited use so far but that said it's the best casting...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   06-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
all that work and the crests don't even meet. ;) ...

all that work and the crests don't even meet. ;)

some fine work Shawn. glad to see you're still at it.
Forum: Fishing Video   03-21-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,390
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Spey Daze Video Teaser

Work in progress on GL steelhead by Robert Thompson

https://vimeo.com/thirdyearff/speydaze

can't get Vimeo to embed so you'll have to click the link unless someone else knows the magic words...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   03-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
or maybe DNA fiber?

or maybe DNA fiber?
Forum: Fishing with the Doublehanded Rod   01-08-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,130
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
From the NYS DEC website yesterday DEC...

From the NYS DEC website yesterday

DEC Studying Ongoing Salmon River Steelhead Disorder
Nutritional Deficiency Strongly Implicated in Increased Steelhead Mortality in Lake Ontario Tributaries...
Forum: Tackle   12-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,627
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i would have to disagree with the thought that's...

i would have to disagree with the thought that's it's similar to the rage. the taper is totally different that the rage anyway. the tactical's taper is much more gradual than the rage. they work with...
Forum: Rods   11-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,087
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
I've had the 1167XF for a couple of seasons now....

I've had the 1167XF for a couple of seasons now. it is a better rod than their older models IMO. the Newer line flexes easily but still has very fast recovery and therefore line speed. Lighter and a...
Forum: Claves and Other Gatherings   09-20-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,136
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
damn Julian that is terrible news. please keep us...

damn Julian that is terrible news. please keep us posted if you can.

here's to a full recovery Randy. God Bless
Forum: Spey Classifieds   06-19-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Bump for a price drop to $225. great rod for...

Bump for a price drop to $225. great rod for overhead casting Big flies to Pike or Musky too.
Forum: Spey Classifieds   06-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
FS New Beulah Classic Switch 8/9

Beulah Classic switch rod 10' 6" length 8/9 weight 4 piece

400 grains overhead 450+ skagit

This is a new, with warranty rod. Comes with factory tube and sock. Rod is in new condition, never...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   04-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
forget about the hackle to start with. tie in the...

forget about the hackle to start with. tie in the tail and wing, spin the body and trim it down. now take your 8/0 thread you want for the head color and start it in the deer at the butt of the fly...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   04-26-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
http://www.hmhvises.com/tubesconeshooks.htm ...

http://www.hmhvises.com/tubesconeshooks.htm

this is a good starter kit including an instructional DVD. may ways to go with tubes but this gives you a good start.
Forum: Tackle   04-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 28,274
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
i fish modern disc drag reels, submerge them...

i fish modern disc drag reels, submerge them continuously and have never had one fail. Bauer, Galvan, Nautilus, old Ryalls. all of them worked just as well after getting them wet as when they are...
Forum: General   04-04-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,050
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
so funny how as soon as anyone has anything to...

so funny how as soon as anyone has anything to say about a bobber, some folks get defensive.

the cover shot was obviously a mistake, they happen, we can all move on. the mag is one of the better...
Forum: General   01-16-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,540
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Mr. Robert W. Laidlaw, Rob co-founded...

Mr. Robert W. Laidlaw, Rob co-founded VerticalScope, Inc. in 1999 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Mr. Laidlaw focuses his energies on business development and...
Forum: General   01-16-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,352
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
one thing i notice now is that when i am on my...

one thing i notice now is that when i am on my home computer with ad block i no longer see the sponsor ads. before the switchover i did see them in the upper right corner and they changed as you...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,216
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
fwiw REC is the only one producing those boxes....

fwiw REC is the only one producing those boxes. Wheatley UK is no longer. that said REC does make the thin one with no leaf (1651) and with leaf (1632). they are 1 1/8" thick. they do also make 1.5"...
Forum: General   01-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,161
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
with you 1000% Bulkleyfly, you really summed it...

with you 1000% Bulkleyfly, you really summed it up very well.

how do all the sponsors feel about the ads now finding their groove and placing all fly fishing ads? i was gonna buy a new rod from a...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-16-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,441
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
all of 30 minutes to tie (do one faster, i dare...

all of 30 minutes to tie (do one faster, i dare anyone) and what, preparing the materials is free and done by elves? it's all part of the time and cost when tying commercially and needs to be...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
YES. definitely do some in that color combo.

YES. definitely do some in that color combo.
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-05-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,878
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
great post FT. as soon as i saw that fly i knew...

great post FT. as soon as i saw that fly i knew there would be a fish shot to follow soon enough. i saw that type of fly work on that river earlier this year and started tinkering with them myself. i...
Forum: Rods   11-27-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,521
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
if you can find an Airflo NW skagit in 6/7 buy it...

if you can find an Airflo NW skagit in 6/7 buy it for that 1206-3. nice length and power for T-10 up to 15' or t-14 to 10'. really nice with 13' 7/8 Delta tips too. great for long casts.
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   11-21-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
here's a spey tied with burned turkey tail fibers...

here's a spey tied with burned turkey tail fibers i call Bill's Spey. i use the smaller tail feathers that are in front of the main tail fan. they are shorter and have finer fibers with great...
Forum: General   11-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Fredy- should be some stuff to fish that weekend...

Fredy- should be some stuff to fish that weekend if the weather holds up. if you call me at the shop wed-sat i can tell you what's going at the moment. you'll be close to plenty of streams. even some...
Forum: Rods   11-18-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,551
Posted By BLACK FRANCIS
Flytyer- i have to respectfully disagree on the...

Flytyer- i have to respectfully disagree on the finesse thing with this rod. i use this rod all the time with a skagit head, 15' of t-14 and large flies. my go to rod for our large river where big...
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