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  1. Thread: TFO rods

    by BigCliff
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    I own the rod in question, and yes its a bit on...

    I own the rod in question, and yes its a bit on the heavy side, but this is to be expected with any 5wt rod. I used to have a 10' 6wt Scott Alpha and is was pretty well equally heavy. (don't know how...
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    Its an alligator gar, and I believe that one was...

    Its an alligator gar, and I believe that one was shot/caught on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in SE Texas. They're pretty common in the eastern third of Texas, and the rest of the humid parts of the western...
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    TFO makes a 10' 5wt for a very reasonable price....

    TFO makes a 10' 5wt for a very reasonable price. 4 piece too. got one and like it very well. It's a good bit heavier than a 9' 5wt, but definitely a tool worth having in the quiver. I'd love to have...
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    I normally wear one of the Willy Joe chest packs...

    I normally wear one of the Willy Joe chest packs and came up with a very convenient and cheap way to carry my net. On the loop at the end of the handle, I have a 18" or so bungee tether thing that...
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    "Trout Tactics" by Joe Humphreys is also...

    "Trout Tactics" by Joe Humphreys is also excellent. Lots more besides nymphing covered, but its all good. "Slack Line Strategies" by John Judy also has excellent sections on nymphing.
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    I'll agree as well. I've got a 10' 5wt that I...

    I'll agree as well. I've got a 10' 5wt that I love as a fishing tool, but it is definitely more work than a 9' rod. I have a 8'8" 9wt that I think is easier on my wrist than that 10' 5wt is, although...
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    Those two rods should work very well for your...

    Those two rods should work very well for your purposes. If you're sure you want a sink-tip line for the 8wt, I would recommend an intermediate tip/ghost tip. This will allow you to both fish topwater...
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    For a line that's a little heavy and designed for...

    For a line that's a little heavy and designed for general usage, I would suggest the SA GPX, or the Rio Grand. Both are designed to fully load faster rods.

    My choice would be the SA XXD (old...
  9. Thread: While Tying

    by BigCliff
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    I like a VERY wide variety of music, but tend to...

    I like a VERY wide variety of music, but tend to pick the more mellow stuff when tying. Its usually in the range of folksy-country to hippie. Folksy country would include Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves,...
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    I've also got the 4pc 8'6" TFO pro that I love....

    I've also got the 4pc 8'6" TFO pro that I love. Its action is a good combo of being soft enough to protect a light tippet, but has enough power in the butt to cast 70' as well. I have heard really...
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    I also am a big fan of the Simms guide waders....

    I also am a big fan of the Simms guide waders. I've had mone for five years and have had no trouble with leaks or anything else.

    If you're still considering the Patagucci SST's, check out...
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    Marlin, sorry I wasn't there to back you up when...

    Marlin, sorry I wasn't there to back you up when you were being lambasted by somebody who's never fished the type of waters you are talking about. Looks like some buy in to the idea that all bass...
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    Marlin, I agree with your preference of a 4wt to...

    Marlin, I agree with your preference of a 4wt to fish for bream and bass in Texas. That's exactly what I have been using for years in the same spots. I'll make two types of recommendations.

    First,...
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    I think that's an ideal Bass rod for smaller...

    I think that's an ideal Bass rod for smaller rivers, like what we have in the Texas Hill Country. I usually use a 4wt in said conditions, but if I wanted to throw lead eye clousers or large topwater...
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    I have used the SA Nymph line and studied the Rio...

    I have used the SA Nymph line and studied the Rio Nymph. The SA line is a great longbelly wf line with a short front taper to assist in powerful turnover. I think it is actually the best line out...
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    I haven't fished or cast that rod, but will make...

    I haven't fished or cast that rod, but will make recommendations based on multiple opinions posted saying that it is not suited to overlining.

    I am a fan of the XXD line, but don't think of it as...
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    I would go with the Ross Evoloution, the Lamson...

    I would go with the Ross Evoloution, the Lamson Litespeed, the Waterworks ULA, and would also consider a Solitude.

    The Solitude reels are designed specifically to excel in cold conditions.
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    Henderson, I think your suspicions are correct...

    Henderson, I think your suspicions are correct about long mends. But, the head on the Headstart is about 32' long, so it should still mend well out to about 40' or so. (leader included) I rarely...
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    I'd recommend the headstart, unless you would...

    I'd recommend the headstart, unless you would much rather have and khaki line than a neon yellow one.

    I love the XXD, but wouldn't recommend it for this situation. While the belly of that line is...
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    three possibilites: Bad Drifts with the nymph...

    three possibilites:

    Bad Drifts with the nymph

    Shut down once he saw you

    Tame fish that has seen lots before
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    The SA Nymph line is a great one, but if you dont...

    The SA Nymph line is a great one, but if you dont need the thick long belly, go for the Headstart. It's not as cheap as a $10 level line, but at $35, its a good value for a slick WF line that kicks...
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    I would recommend a short eight, 8' or 8'6", or...

    I would recommend a short eight, 8' or 8'6", or just a slower 8wt. You'll find that most slower 8wt rods will often feel lighter as well because there isn't as much graphite out there to swing...
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    The other problem with sub-$100 rods is they...

    The other problem with sub-$100 rods is they generally don't have a lifetime warranty. (cabela's excepted) If you're willing to spend $150 or so, you can get a Temple Fork or an ECHO with an...
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    On the 555 dyna-tip line: It is different from...

    On the 555 dyna-tip line: It is different from the rest of the 555 series in that it does not have that extruded hollow core construction that tends to have high memory. It is built on a braided core...
  25. Thread: Tips

    by BigCliff
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    If you're wearing Gore-Tex waders and get some...

    If you're wearing Gore-Tex waders and get some water in them after a dunk, staying in the water more for the rest of the day (assuming you're not hot enough to sweat alot) will get you dried out...
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