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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:23 pm • # 41 
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I think the Orvis lines, once stretched, cast just fine on faster action rods. They don't cast all that well though on my slow rods. I find that my rods all like very supple lines the best.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:52 pm • # 42 
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I find that my rods all like very supple lines the best.
I've noticed the same thing J. A slightly stiffer line seems perfect on a fast rod but isn't quite the thing on a slower rod. I thought it might just be my casting style--interesting to hear the same from you.

I think if Cortland just made a peach 444 in all the UL line weights all of our problems would be solved... Image


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:58 pm • # 43 
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I have a WF peach that I used to use on my Loomis. It cast okay but not all that well. The Loomis casts much better with a SA Mastery Trout line which isn't quite as supple as the peach.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:00 pm • # 44 
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J, the Clear Creek is VERY supple and is available in a WF1-WF6. That line will love a full-mid flex rod!


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:09 pm • # 45 
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flyflingerandy1 wrote:
J, the Clear Creek is VERY supple and is available in a WF1-WF6. That line will love a full-mid flex rod!
Then it should be just fine on the Pac Bay.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:27 pm • # 46 
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By biggest "frugal" find has to be the discovery of SWEET fly bags at wal-mart. Seems the ladies purse department (insert eye rolling and laughing here) often gets in some really nice bags that are near perfectly sized for our needs. My favorite, pictured here is 9.5"x5.5"x3" and made of heavy Cordura. One internal main compartment holds a saltwater sized/large fly box perfectly. There are also 5 other zippered pockets with plenty of room for leaders, tippet dispensers, floatant, bug juice (even a candy bar). It lso has a buckled sunglass pocket , a licence holder and a (pencil) slot to hold your hemo's . I added a piece of lambs wool fly patch ( thanks to a surplus ice scraping mitt) to the front and have to say I wouldn't change a thing. I have 4 of these ( in different colors) and just leave them rigged for specific species.
Oh yea, it doesn't say orvis on it but it cost a whopping $6.88 Image

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:30 pm • # 47 
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$6.88? NICE!


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:08 pm • # 48 
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Wee Hooker,
That is indeed what we are in search of- imaginative solutions to our needs with out paying for that boutique name.Image
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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:30 pm • # 49 
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Cabela's offers a "lanyard" like that branded MayFly, for $35.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:50 pm • # 50 
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Or you could convince Andy to make one for you. Image


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:54 pm • # 51 
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LOL...I am in the process of that Les. I need to track down some foam and some parachute cord.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:26 pm • # 52 
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Andy the lanyard I have has Aquarium air tubing instead of foam for the collar. It's comfortable and it's gonna be way more durable than foam.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:47 pm • # 53 
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Ok...may check that out.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:43 am • # 54 
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I make small fly boxes from the Plastic soap boxes you can get for about 50 cents at Wal-mart. A little foam ...a little glue.....holds a full days worth of Sand Bass flies and fits in a shirt pocket.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:41 am • # 55 
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That's a great idea bud- a lot cheaper that some of the cheaper molded ones selling for 5-6 on eBay.
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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:08 am • # 56 
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Guys, this frugal fly fishing idea was such a great topic, I have started a site about fly fishing, and being frugal. Come check it out. Lot's of fun, and great information to help save money, and fisnd that hide-away place to eat!!!

http://flyfishingbums.ning.com/

See ya there, Russell


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:46 pm • # 57 
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Here is my super cheap rod storage system....

I have been struggling with coming up with a rod storage system that is economical, efficient, yet space saving, & I thought one up that works very well for me & may for someone else too, so I thought I would share it.
I have a bookcase that I use, although this would work on a wall, closet wall, etc. I spent about 5 bucks on adhesive backed velcro. I simply put a strip (the loop, or soft, side) of velcro from front to back of my bookcase, then stood my rod cases up & attached a "ring" of the "hook" side of the velcro to my rod tubes at the appropriate height. When I want a rod, I simply pull it off the wall & to put it back, i just stand it & the velcro holds it snugly against the wall. No more rod tubes leaning in a corner for me. Here are a few pics...

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:21 pm • # 58 
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Mikey,
I can't see them. Use the IMG setting.

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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:38 pm • # 59 
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Les, i dont know if its you, but I can see them fine.


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 Post subject: The Frugal Fly fisherman
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:42 pm • # 60 
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I can't see them either.


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