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    Thanks everyone. I ended up going with the...

    Thanks everyone.

    I ended up going with the Headwaters waders. I decided that the upgraded materials and fact that they're sewn in the US was more important to me than the zipper.

    Jeff
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    Thanks Spyderman for your opinion. I'm...

    Thanks Spyderman for your opinion. I'm definitely not getting another pair of baileys though. Mine have leaked for 5 of the 7 years I've owned them - Now days I'm an occasional fisherman, so I...
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    Need help choosing waders

    Hey folks,

    I need new waders, and I've narrowed it to two: the Simms Freestone Zip and the Simms Headwaters (non zip).

    I am replacing a cheaper pair of Dan Bailey waders, so either one is a...
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    Heading to Destin in a month

    So after an absolutely disastrous trip to Cape San Blas last October (caught zero fish and broke the tip off my 8wt) I'm headed back this year to Destin and will be staying at Destin West Resort the...
  5. FSOT: SB #24 Bamboo and a Custom graphite 4wt - want 8wt reel.

    For sale or trade for an 8wt reel:

    South Bend model 24 - 9' 3/2 8wt. Bass taper. Beautiful reconditioned rod. Has a repair to middle section that was done by Mark Craig. Alumimum screw top case...
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    Books for sale

    "Presenting the Fly" by Lefty Kreh - Hardback with sleeve. $20 shipped CONUS only

    "The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams" by Tom Rosenbauer. $12 shipped CONUS only.

    PM me here with...
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    Well, that was a bust. First trip to Florida in...

    Well, that was a bust. First trip to Florida in years where I didn't catch a single fish of any species on the fly rod. And, I broke the tip off of my 8wt to boot. Wish it was my TFO 6wt - this...
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    Removed the 9' 8wt as I broke the tip off of it...

    Removed the 9' 8wt as I broke the tip off of it yesterday... :-(
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    Montague Clipper is now sold.

    Montague Clipper is now sold.
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    I bought the rod under the guise that it was...

    I bought the rod under the guise that it was perfect and never had any issues, When I received it, it had signs of a repair (and intermediate wraps added) that showed themselves in a nasty kink in...
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    Cape San Blas - October

    Hi everyone,

    I'm landlocked and normally chase trout and stripers here in TN, but this October I will be at Cape San Blas for a week of relaxation. I'll be bringing my 8wt and my Native Ultimate...
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    Just a bump. Some interest, but nothing solid. ...

    Just a bump. Some interest, but nothing solid. I'm geting desperate to find an 8wt trade for my trip to Cape San Blas in October....
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    I'm definitely interested. Another forum member...

    I'm definitely interested. Another forum member was kind enough to take me out on Choctawhatchee bay a couple of years ago, and I was able to use his 8wt DFR on some ladyfish. I really loved the...
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    Pictures of the rods are here...

    Some photos of the bamboo rods are up. Working on the rest...

    http://picasaweb.google.com/trick1420/09RodSale#
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    Southbend isn't a 59, it's a 24...

    Boy did I mess up.

    The Southbend that I listed as a 59 isn't... It's a 24.

    Jeff
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    FS/FT: Some rods (boo + graphite)

    Hi everyone,

    I'm in need of a new 8wt (well, I don't NEED it, I want it though) and I have an abundance of rods that just don't get used.

    Here's what I have on the block. I will work on photos...
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    Re: Gulf Shores in October

    Well, I didn't catch much, but I had a blast. West Pass was sealed off, so there was no tide. A local said it was the first time in 6 years that enough sand washed in to close the pass. They had...
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    Re: Gulf Shores in October

    Fantastic boat. VERY stable. I stand to sight fish in mine all the time. It's a little wobbly at first, but once you get your legs, it's super easy to cast standing.

    The 14 footer can be...
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    Re: Gulf Shores in October

    Duncan,

    Have you fished the waterway that connects Little Lagoon with Shelby Lakes in the State Park? I was looking at the satellite image and it looks to be perfect for a Kayak and impassible...
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    Re: Gulf Shores in October

    Thanks for all the great info Duncan. Last year I was in Destin, and was fortunate to be taken out on a skiff at night with Capt. Paul Darby who put me on some ladyfish. I LOVE catching them!!! ...
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    Re: Gulf Shores in October

    Hmmm... thanks for the heads up. Sounds like good cover and structure to me though! :D


    Starfish
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    Gulf Shores in October

    Hi everyone,

    I just found out that I will be in Gulf Shores the first week in October. I'll be bringing my 8wt and my Kayak (Native Ultimate 12) and was wondering if anyone could clue me in on...
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    Going from a WF4 to a DT4 line...

    I'm going to change out the line on my Teton #4 to a DT line. I emailed Teton last week and asked the question, but no one ansered. :(

    Anyway, how much backing do I add or remove to go from WF...
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    Re: H&H brand fly line

    Okay, so I'm convinced then.

    I, generally speaking, believe in the "you get what you pay for" motto, but of course, I'm always delighted to find exceptions.

    Thanks everyone,
    Starfish
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    H&H brand fly line

    Hi everyone,

    I tried to do a search and didn't come up with what I was looking for (got tired of digging through the bazillion hook and hackle hits looking for what I wanted).

    Anyone here used...
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