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  • #5888

    Scotty MacFly
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    Video was too short. I was just getting into the thing and it ended.

    To have a rod like that because of the history of it would be nice, but for me to use one, I’ll have to pass.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    #5893

    Creek
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    I just canceled the order for the reel. I have a more classic reel I can use. No sense in getting too carried away with this modern stuff.

    #5895

    Scotty MacFly
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    That’s too bad Creek. The guy who made my fly rod wont do hollow built rods. He has a reason why, and he said he would tell me why, but it would be a long explanation. So I didn’t pursue it.

    What kind of waders are you looking to buy?

    #5896

    Creek
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    Waders are expensive for me. I used to buy inexpensive waders and they lasted a year maybe a year and half at most. I also looked like bozo the clown wearing them.

    So, about ten years a go I decided to get better ones and bought Simms G3. They fit good and lasted me almost 6 years. It turned out to be cheaper in the long run and I got to wear good waders. The problem is the high cost when I have to buy them. I can buy a bamboo rod for the same price and it will last a lifetime.

    This time i’m thinking of getting the Patagonia Rio Gallegos waders. They have a lot of features I like and it seems the quality of Simms is going downhill. Of course the Patagonia’s are just as expensive. Ok, if they last 5-6 years, but still is hard for me to come up with the cash.

    http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-rio-gallegos-waders-regular/82227.html

    #5897

    Creek
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    I just put in an order for Yorkshire gold tea. I’m digging that stuff now. It’s way better than coffee. I get the same buzz from it without the jitters of coffee and it doesn’t sour my stomach like coffee either.

    Brits are funny. There’s no string and tag on the bags and the bags are round. Just drop them in the mug and they fit perfect. They float and it’s easy to lift them out with a spoon. It only takes two minutes timed for full strength and the water turns black. It’s some strong tea. I also read there’s much more tea in each bag compared to US tea bags.

    Ok the tea lesson is over.

    #5898

    Creek
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    This has to be boring for everybody. Maybe we should use email Scotty? We’ve taken over the forum.

    #5899

    Scotty MacFly
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    It’s winter. Your right though. We have taken this forum to where no man has gone before. But look, 7 pages of useless entertainment! That has to be a record. 😀

    #5923

    Scotty MacFly
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    Creek, have you thought about Orvis waders. They can be just as expensive or a little cheaper depending on what you get.

    Also, there is Caddis Wading System.

    http://www.caddiswaders.com/

    I hear many good reviews on them, and they are reasonably priced.

    #5924

    Creek
    Participant

    Maybe some Redingtons. I’ll think about it.

    #5925

    Scotty MacFly
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    Redington has come along way.

    I downloaded those books. And yes, I needed my son to help me. It’s difficult to get them to work for me, but I got an idea and put them in my favorites list. Very easy to open and read now.

    Back to waders. Have you thought about the Simms Freestone waist high waders? It’s what I have, and I prefer the waist high because I don’t wade as deep as I used to when I was younger in the bigger rivers.

    #5926

    Creek
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    If you put the books in your favorite list you’re going online to read them. You haven’t downloaded them.

    As for waders. I explained that buying cheap waders isn’t cost effective. Besides, the Freestone waders don’t come in my size. I wear a size large with a size 13 boot. Most companies think if you have big feet that you’re a tall fat guy. I’m 6′ 170lbs and big feet. I’ve lost so much size in my old age I might be a med now, but the big feet will always be with me.

    #5929

    Scotty MacFly
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    My son & I did get them down loaded. They are in my files or whatever it’s called. I’m not computer friendly.

    I only added the Caddis waders because they have from what I’ve seen a very good reputation. That’s all. It’s hard finding waders that fit the feet & inseam/ waist all in one wader. I put up with the closest fit I can get, and it isn’t easy sometimes because my feet are a 13/14 depending on what brand of shoe I get, but in a wading shoe it’s 14. Anything smaller is too small and I am cursed with very wide feet. That’s a pain no matter what shoe I am trying to buy. But you creek, with your build, I wish you luck. Tall and thin with big feet has to be the worst. Look at the bright side, you could have been like Andre’ the Giant. 7′ 4″ 500lbs and a size 22 foot. Lol.

    #5930

    Creek
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    I don’t think i’m 6′ 1″ anymore. I said 6′, but i’m probably more like 5’10” now. After breaking my back three times it healed in a curve. I really look like an old man now. Anyway, i’m much shorter now. I kept thinking the foam in my Jeep seat was compressing because I was sitting lower and lower. Nope, seat is fine, but i’m shrinking. :)

    There was a time when the Simms G3 was the only waders I could find that offered a size large with a 13 booty. I see Patagonia offers a 13 booty not only in large but in med too. Did you watch the video in the link I gave you for Patagonia? It shows the features it has. I like how easy to convert to waist highs and the padded knees. The booties are also insulated. They also have just one seam in the back of the leg. No other company offers that. Pretty nice waders, but at $500 they should be.

    I mentioned Redington, because they just started to offer a large with a 13 booty. I complained to them about that 5 years ago. I guess they got enough complaints to make them. They use the sonic welded seams like Orvis. I think they have to pay Orvis to do that. I know Orvis has the patent on it. The problem with Orvis wader is they’re too baggy and don’t offer a 13 booty in my size.

    So, i’m down to buying Redington at $250 or Patagonia for $500. You know the old saying. You get what you pay for. It would be a no brainer if I wasn’t so poor, but as is. It’s a big brainer.

    Powerball win would be so nice this Wed. The cash payoff after paying taxes would be around 100 million. That would get me to the UK huh? I’d have a heart attack if I won that, but somebody has to win. I won’t let the 1 in 292,201,338 odds stop me from dreaming.

    #5931

    Creek
    Participant

    My 10′ rod is on the truck for delivery today. I’ve got my fingers crossed that it won’t be too stiff for what I want.

    #5932

    Grsdlnr
    Participant

    7 pages of useless entertainment!

    Entertainment – yes. Useless – not IMO. You guys have inspired me re: spiders. Several years ago I exchanged a few dozen flies with a UK friend and there were three spiders in the little tin he sent. Never fished them but will now use them as guides to making some in suitable colors and sizes for the waters I fish.

    Oh yeah – waders. I have LL Bean waders. Maybe not the best fit (I’m 6’2″ with a short inseam) but they’ll be the last waders I buy. No questions asked guarantee – when they leak (3 years and counting without so much as a pinhole – did I just jinx myself?) just call Bean and ask for replacement – they send a new pair right away before the old ones even get to Freeport. I’ve had difficulties with other companies’ customer service weaseling out on their warranties but not Bean. Wish they were made in the US though.

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