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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:00 AM
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anyone fly fish here??

just curious if any of you fly fish when not working on the rigs?

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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:19 AM
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And I thought the post was going to be about this

http://www.defendersource.com/pic/fisher110/index.html

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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:28 AM
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that sure is a bueaty, i have been drooling over that for years.

is it hard to find a roof like that for a 110?
building one like that might be my next project, but no carbon fiber and all that a little overboard for my taste but the rest is awesome.

so do u fly fish?
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Old April 21st, 2006, 10:43 AM
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The roof may be hard to find, check out the vehclaes for sale section, look at Mike Slades build up of his rig, he had to find a similar roof, but I do think they may be hard to find.

Nope, I don't fish.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:33 AM
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just curious if any of you fly fish when not working on the rigs?

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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:46 AM
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just curious if any of you fly fish when not working on the rigs?
I do, but not as much as I'd like. Got a little time on the Arkansas last weekend. The Defender is the perfect flyfishing rig. That new mag, LRL , had a feature on Defenders and flyfishing
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Old April 21st, 2006, 12:16 PM
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i might try and get out of the office early today and go to the river, it is really nice out today so i need to take advantage of it while it is here.

i'll have to pic that mag up.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 02:39 PM
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I love flyfishing, been doing it since before the movie and will continue as long as I'm able to stand in a river. I got to do a little of it in the southwest corner of your state. In some of those little spring creeks that run through dairy land.

When I bought my D it was supposed to be a rig to get me back into some of those hard to reach fishing spots, it has since taken upon a life of it's own. Now I split my time and money between the LR, fishing, and a little bit of hunting. It all fits under the catagory: exploring. From now until late September I switch from work to Trout/Rover bum with enough work thrown in to keep me in gas money. This year it looks like it is going to take more work for less gas.

Since this is under the chit chat thread I'd love to go on about this. But I'll give someone else the chance.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:53 PM
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i do I have a six wieght, mostly for brim and bass.
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:12 PM
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I've got a 7'6" 3 weight (TFO) and a 9' 6 weight (Sage). I came real close to buying a 10 weight the other day, I'm thinking about surf fishing in the Outer Banks of NC with it this summer.

Now that the truck is gone I've started tying my own flies, something about catching a fish on something you made out of string and metal is a lot like getting the D off a trail using parachute cord and duct tape.

I even travel for work with my rod case, tying tools, and tying board (a lap board to tie flies in the hotel room). Never know when I'll have a spare hour between consulting clients and I'll see some good water!
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Old April 21st, 2006, 11:57 PM
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I do, but not as much as I'd like. Got a little time on the Arkansas last weekend. The Defender is the perfect flyfishing rig. That new mag, LRL , had a feature on Defenders and flyfishing

What is the snow pack like in the North Park area?

Have you ever fished the Mothers Day caddis hatch on the Arkansas?
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 01:58 AM
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I do some fly fishing. My dad also make some really cool billet aluminium reels. No drag on them but we fish mostly small streams in the Sierra's so drag is not a big issue. If interested in the reels I can post some pics.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Post the pictures Kevin, I'd like to see them"
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Post the pictures Kevin, I'd like to see them"

I will try and get some shots today

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Here are a few shots of a reel my dad made. He has ade several others of various sizes and colors. If anyone is interested I am sure he would be more make some more. I will ask him about pricing.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 08:14 PM
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i would be interested. i have just started fly fishing recently. although i have had a fly rod since i was a boy, i never used it. but i have always wanted to take it up so i have been going a bit. went yesterday and caught two browns, very small. and i went this morning before working on the truck. i got frustrated and came home at 8:30am i am having a difficult time learning to cast properly. any advise? i have a book, have read it and reread it but it is tough getting my fly where i want it to go.


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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:13 PM
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I just talked with my dad and depending on the size of the reel the price range is $100-150.
He also makes very nice fly reel desk clocks. The clocks have a small 2" clock in the center of the reel mounted on a wood base. If anyone is interested I will let him know.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 12:14 AM
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Kevin,
I'd be interested in a reel with some more info (basically what is the arbor size for a 6 weight, and does it click on the way in).

Steven,
Only advice I have is pitch the book and go to a good fly shop and talk to the old timer that owns it. He'll probably take you outside and give you a free lesson. It's also important to figure out what kind of caster you are and match your tackle to it. I started with a very slow rod, I'm a very fast caster (no patience...can't master the 4 count), so I switched up the rod to a med-fast and it made all the difference. But really practice, and do what's comfortable.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 12:45 AM
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Kevin,
I'd be interested in a reel with some more info (basically what is the arbor size for a 6 weight, and does it click on the way in).
Jesse,

You are talking to a total novice at least when it comes to the lingo. I am self taught and stick to small streams and lakes.
What is the arbor? Is that the size of the spool the line is on?
What is 6 weight?
No clicking in or out. They are a simple but well built reel mainly used for backpacking. I have used the reel for several years now and have never had any problems with it. I have another reel with adjustable drag but see no use for it at least for the type of fishing I do.
My dads mailman is a huge fly fisherman and he went nuts when he saw them. I am not saying these are any better than what is out there, just a differant option. As far as size I am sure my dad can build it to spec if you would like.

If you can school me a little I will try and get you as much info as I can.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 08:47 AM
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Basically I'm looking for a mid to large arbor (it's the thing in the middle the line rests on, the larger the arbor the less memory [twist] the line gains from being on the spool) that will hold 6 weight line (It's the size line used for 6 weight rods). And the whole clicking thing is just my OCD kicking in.

I'm guessing if your dad machines them he can make it to spec, and I'm not all that picky, I just happen to be looking for a reel right now, and I almost picked one up the other day but thought against it. Perfect timing you know? I really like the idea of having a hand made reel, better story attached to it, and when you fish like I do it's all about the story.
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