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  1. So, my post may have been a bit premature. After...

    So, my post may have been a bit premature. After testing and fitting all of my sections together, the reel seat has a built in stop. When I tighten or loosen the threaded section/fighting butt, the...
  2. Lemke recessed thread reel seat and blank length question

    I have a 8' 8/9 Steffen that I'm building and have acquired one of Lemke's recessed thread reel seats with the built in fighting butts.

    A fellow builder recommended that I saw off a portion of...
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    I second Evernote. There are Evernote "clipper"...

    I second Evernote. There are Evernote "clipper" extensions for both Chrome and Firefox. You just click a button and it takes a copy of the entire page and files it automatically into a notebook of...
  4. Thanks, Betty. It looks like you copied my...

    Thanks, Betty. It looks like you copied my bookmarks list into your post. I had forgotten about Golden Witch.
  5. Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm probably...

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm probably going to get everything finalized over the weekend. Does anyone have a good cork supplier? Angler's workshop looks to have some Flor grips which...
  6. Looking for recommendations on finish, agate strippers, and guides.

    I have three builds planned for this winter and I'm hoping to get started in the next week or so after I assemble all of the components. That is the purpose of this thread. I am looking for a bit...
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    The last time I was in South River Fly Shop in...

    The last time I was in South River Fly Shop in Waynesboro, VA they carried this silk dubbing. Kevin and Tommy are great guys, and I'm sure would be willing to mail some of their stock or even order...
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    Musky Rod Recommendation

    A friend and I are planning getting into fly fishing for musky this fall. He has a 10 wt Xi2 that he is planning to use. I don't have any rods that big. I'm looking for recommendations on a rod. ...
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    Smoothly, impressive for a seven weight right?

    Smoothly, impressive for a seven weight right?
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    St. Croix Bank Robber

    Has anyone fished with the Bank Robber series of rods from St. Croix? I had the opportunity to cast one at my local fly shop and was quite impressed. It seemed to have good feel in close at ~20...
  11. Recommendations for a guide in the Melbourne/Cocoa Beach area

    I'm taking a trip next month to visit family in the Melbourne/Cocoa Beach area. I've read that there is excellent fly-fishing for redfish in the area and am hoping that someone has a recommendation...
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    http://globalflyfisher.com/video/foam-beetle I...

    http://globalflyfisher.com/video/foam-beetle

    I have had good luck thus far with this pattern. Super easy to tie, and floats extremely well.
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    Silk thread wraps

    I'm working on completing two Steffen blanks and am planing on using silk to wrap the guides. I have previously used nylon for all wraps, and am wondering if there are any specific differences that...
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    Is that Mossy Creek? I'd love to float a Cicada...

    Is that Mossy Creek? I'd love to float a Cicada near those undercut banks.
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    All in all, another great edition.

    All in all, another great edition.
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    Those look really similar to the offerings from...

    Those look really similar to the offerings from Nomad. I'm definitely leaning towards a composite/carbon fiber over wood for durability and weight savings.
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    Thanks for all of the replies. Cabelas seems to...

    Thanks for all of the replies. Cabelas seems to actually have fairly decent prices on nets. I'm going to keep my eye out this weekend at the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival for a net as well.
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    Opinions on nets

    I'm in the market for a net, and am hoping to get opinions from the board. Most of my fishing these days is chasing natives in SNP, and I've looked at the new nets from Nomad Anglers, specifically...
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    New to Smallmouth Fishing...Tips appreciated

    Hey all,

    I recently moved to Charlottesville, VA and have been introduced to fly fishing for smallmouth. I've fished mainly on the Rivanna river here in town, but my results have not been as good...
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    Forecast 2WT or MHX 2WT

    Has anyone built on either one of these blanks? I'm looking for a small stream brookie/panfish rod and eyeing one of these as my next build. I know that H&H has the forecast on sale now, and the...
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm headed up...

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I'm headed up to the area with my wife in the next few weeks to find a place to live. I definitely plan on at least stopping by the fly shop, and hopefully...
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    I want to second ScottP. The summer that I...

    I want to second ScottP. The summer that I worked in the park, the NW section of the park was very productive that time of year. My fly box was very limited as I didn't take my vice/materials with...
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    Charlottesville VA

    I found out last week that I will be moving to Charlottesville, VA in mid June for the next 3-6 years as a Medicine resident at UVA. Is anyone familiar with the fishing opportunities in the area? I...
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    I fished that area solo extensively the summer...

    I fished that area solo extensively the summer that I worked in the park. Just take bear spray, don't sneak up on anything, basically all the usual precautions. I second the Chernobyl ant...
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    Anyone else have any experience with this rod? ...

    Anyone else have any experience with this rod? They are currently have a good deal on them until midnight tonight. I'm trying to decide whether to jump on it or not. Right now I'm leaning towards...
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