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You just happen to catch me home. This is bear season right now. It’s Sept 2nd-30th. Next month is deer and elk. Although it can be in Sept too if you have the right tag.
You can only use a bow in archery season, but I can use a muzzleloader in muzzleloader and rifle seasons. As an example, the bear season i’m hunting now is actually a rifle season which means I could use a scoped 30-06 or any other big game caliber. However, I use an open sight flintlock muzzleloader for the challenge.
So long Brent. You’ll be missed. Our group is getting pretty small now, but you have to do what’s best for you.
The problem is, if you can’t see the fly. How can you control the drag?
I do have some 18’s, but only use them on quiet waters like beaver ponds. Normally, i’m in the #14-#16 sizes. A #12 for really fast water. It doesn’t matter to me what the fish want. I’ll try and change their mind if I can’t see what they want. 😀
Most guys who use real small flies do it on still waters like spring creeks. That or they have super vision or use droppers off another bigger dry.
I’ve never been a fan of small flies. They aren’t needed on my waters.
I have a custom built rod on an old fisher blank. It’s an unsanded blank and the sweetest casting rod i’ve ever cast. 8’1′ for a 4/5wt. Just relax and let the rod do all the work. Fisher used to make blanks for the original Winston IM6 rods. That was way back in the beginning for Winston.
I believe Fisher made blanks for Scott and Orvis too a long time ago. All the blanks look the same. Unsanded Orvis rods like the Far and Fine and also like the G Scotts.
That was a time when fly fisherman wanted the graphite rods to feel like cane and glass. I love a rod that loads all way down into my hand. Why not use all the rod? A stiff butt that doesn’t move makes no sense to me. All it does is make the rod longer, but contributes nothing to the cast.
They keep coming up with stronger materials so they can make the rods thinner which is lighter. Whether it’s the material the blank is made of, or the resins to hold it together. It’s lighter, stiffer. I don’t think there’s a big concern if it’s stronger. There’s little doubt a lighter, stiffer rod will cast farther if you have the timing for fast rods.
My natural tempo suits a heavy med action rod. I feel like i’m barely casting the rod and it still slings out a long line if I want it. I let the rod do all the work.
I get a kick out of guys with fast rods. It seems like a contest of how many false casts he can do in 3 seconds. Machine gun casts. I never make more than one slow relaxed false cast and lay down the fly. Why does Fast Freddie need 25 false casts? It’s silly.
The G was sweet and I owned a lot of them. The G2 is a faster rod. They can say it’s the same rod, but when you change the material it’s not the same anymore.
Winston will try and tell you the boron wonder rods are the same classic feel as the old rods. Funny.
If you can take a rod and put the fly exactly where you’re looking every time no matter what the rod material is made of. Why do you need a rod that’s better? Better in what way?
I think when they say it’s better they mean it cast farther. maybe they do, but who gives a rats ass about that? How far can you see a dry fly and the farther away the harder it is to have line control.
Nothing needs to be made better for the dry fly fisherman. We have all we need now. If you want to sling steamers 150 ft. Get the latest rod and over pay for it. It’s your money, but there’s a lot of us laughing at you.
I see the same thing happening to muzzleloaders. Everybody wants the latest and they’ll pay anything for it. I still take game with an old 1820 replica of a Hawken. It works just fine.
I can’t recommend a shop Scotty. I get mine from the dead muskrats I harvest. a quick Google shows a lot of options.
As long as you use muskrat for dubbing on the Adams, you’ll be fine Scotty. 😀
I don’t use one Scotty. Are you talking about the tools that help make a loop, or just pick out the dubbing?
As a retired hard core 4wheeler I can highly recommend the Warn winch. I wouldn’t bother with any other make. What weight pull are you looking at?
That’s just like the Republicans are afraid to stand up to trump. Even though they want to and it’s the right thing to do. He’s a clown and needs to be thrown out of the white house. Same deal that you’re talking about. The Repubs are afraid of losing their jobs, because Trump still holds 80% of the Republican voters. I can’t understand why. It just shows how many stupid people there are in this country. Meanwhile, Trump is dumping our country in the toilet.
I’ve never been known for the subtle approach. I’ll tell you right to your face what’s on my mind. It’s the only way I can live with myself and feel good when I look in the mirror. I feel it’s an honest way to live. I don’t give in to those I don’t agree with and if their feeling are hurt so be it.
You live in the armpit of Colorado Scotty. I could never live there. Among other problems those people have they also hate hunters and think all hunting should be stopped. I call them tree huggers.
As an example of how I feel about them I had two large decals made up for my Jeep. They go along the side of on hood for the whole length of it. Also one from the back of the Jeep on the tailgate. The Jeep is black and the decals are bright white, so they show up real good. They get right to the point and tree huggers blow up when they see them. They simply say………….BEAR HUNTER