A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    never too early for a good chuckle :D amy hazel says wear a big sombrero, that analogy really helped me inn the beginning. for a single handed casting, a peter pan hat would probably be better. make sure your reelis black,because black goes with everything.
     
  2. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Stopped by Pacific FlyFishers today. Bought a few flies and shot the shit. I also told the guys that a person on here asked me what kind of hat I should be wearing and both guys there laughed and said that person is clearly OCD. LOL
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Okay guys heres my next question. Are the fighting butt's on your rods a necessary thing to have or can you live without them?
     
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    Necessary? Absolutely not. Very nice to have? Absolutely.
     
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    Unnecessary, but if you're gonn'a have one, make it 5" long. The 2" ones are practically a waste of space.

    After a gratifying 5 fish day with no fighting butt, I was complaining about how my elbow tendonitis was giving me a fit. My friend strongly suggested I stop complaining about something that "hurt so good."

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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Okay cause I actually have a ww grigg 8 wt that I have had for 3 years and was my first. I actually really like the rod but the fighting butt broke on it. I was thinking about taking this TFO back and putting that 100 bucks towards a good set of wading boots. So if people can survive without the fighting butt perhaps I may still keep running my old 8 weight for this season.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    So what do you all prefer as far as bottom traction for wading boots? I noticed you can either run felt, or rubber. What would you guys say is a good tractions surface for rivers like the Skykomish?
     
  8. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    this is great entertainment ! i think you should buy a burkheimer, then start thinking about therapy :D
     
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    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    ...That's what she said...
     
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    I haven't tried vibram soled wading boots yet. Anglers I know who use them only used them with studs or cleats. I wear felt soled or studded felt soled boots. And that's what I would wear on the Sky.

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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I need to make this thread as entertaining as possible gentlemen. I have not even began to think about getting a 5wt yet either. Oh good times good times.
     
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    You should keep the TFO and work an extra shift and buy Simms Guide Boots with felt. Felt or nothing in my opinion.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Wow a lot of people talk about those Guide boots from Simms. I will check them out. I was looking at a pair from Redington at PFF in millcreek that seemed nice.
     
  14. Felt all day long on the sky. The only other boot I would get is one of the korkers style with the flexibility to change soles. And or christs sake keep your tfo
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:................................................KEEPING THE TFO
     
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