Mountain Brookies

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  1. If you're interested in a Towee you should check the Scott Deep Duck Boat pretty similar. Ive seen them for sale used around from time to time.
  2. I've used epoxy on flies for a while now and was thinking of switching over to UV Resin with the idea it would be a little less toxic. Then I saw Tim Flagler's "Resin Safety" video where he said that stuff still beats him up pretty bad. What do you guys think?
  3. Gamagatsu Octopus Hooks, and VMC Wacky's mostly size 2. Never had any issues. I also drop shot with the same hooks.
  4. I love bass fishing on conventional tackle and spend about 50% of my time fishing doing just that. In my opinion throwing top water flys to largemouths is wicked fun but fishing for bass that are in deeper water 15' plus is much less fun with a fly rod. It's (again in my opinion) less fun to fish deeper structure, heavy cover, deeper suspended fish, slop, etc with a fly rod. On the same note it's less fun to cast mepps at rising trout than matching the hatch. That's just me. It's more about what tool is the most fun for you to use.
  5. You did a nice job on the SK14. If you don't mind my asking how much do you have in materials and labor on that build?
  6. Really cool. I liked the story.
  7. Reel Sold...Thread closed!
  8. I am also curious why the H3? I haven't cast one but picked it up yeah it felt nice in my hand but it should for that much money. I'd personally be nervous having a rod that expenisve hanging out in my car. Not sure going with any of those other rods is settling. Have you put a line on an H3 and tryed er out yet? F or D model. Nice job on the promotion.
  9. Don't get me wrong I love fly fishing for trout but it's good to be able to laugh at ourselves.
  10. That's what trout fisherman are for.
  11. I'm a big fan of using what you've got. It will work.
  12. Both the Fenwick Aetos and The HMG are good rods and are often on sale for very good prices.
  13. You could do this how ever having the floating line inside the guides of your rod will make this less efficient than a euro nymph set up. Matt7082 has some good advice that will make your 9 footer fish better for tight line nymphing. Google: Troutbitten Mono Rig for more good advice on this idea. If you want to cut down on lost flies what fly fishers call "drop shot nymphing" is effective. Good Luck and let us know how it goes...
  14. Half Seriously I think a lot of it has to do with trying to make fly fishing obscure, arcane, maybe exclusive. Think about it. How often in fly fishing are things described or named in ways that are difficult to understand? That's what makes someone like Lefty Kreh or Ed Jawronoski great is that 9 out of 10 times some one with no experience fly fishing can pick up one of their books, or video or whatever format and learn something. I guess if we didn't try to intellectualize streamers up a little bit by calling them articulated it might be too easy to mistake them for a lure.
  15. Lot's of Jim Harrison- The River Swimmer, Brown Dog( a collection of novellas) Hemmingway's Nick Adam's Stories