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Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-07-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By RFork
I had a TT Moment, and it really is a beautiful...

I had a TT Moment, and it really is a beautiful tent. Extremely fast setup and a good amount of room. Ample vestibule space as well. The only problem that I had, and this is mostly a result of having...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-18-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By RFork
It depends on the coating thickness. If you put...

It depends on the coating thickness. If you put the same PU coating that is on most 70 denier nylons on a 30 d in the same thickness, the waterproofness will be the same. You are comparing a silicone...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By RFork
Fabric thickness has little to no bearing on...

Fabric thickness has little to no bearing on waterproofness. HH ratings are a good place to look.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-17-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By RFork
I'd take a look at tarptent's offerings. Good...

I'd take a look at tarptent's offerings. Good light tents. I am partial to tarps myself, but they are not for everyone.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-16-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,246
Posted By RFork
What type of features do you want? Do you want a...

What type of features do you want? Do you want a traditional tent or something lighter? Tarp? Shaped tarp? Tarptent? There are a lot of good options out there.
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By RFork
Loft is lost regardless when you lay on down. I...

Loft is lost regardless when you lay on down. I am a quilt user on the ground for that reason. The down below you body does nothing in terms of warmth. Also, almost all (I cannot think of any that...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-23-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By RFork
Underquilts are certainly the way to go. I don't...

Underquilts are certainly the way to go. I don't hammock camp, but my brother does. He has a hammock gear underquilt that is great. My understanding is that they are not sized to specific hammocks,...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By RFork
I use a Bushbuddy Ultra, and I love it. Fantastic...

I use a Bushbuddy Ultra, and I love it. Fantastic stove. It is a bit heavier than an alcohol stove on short trips, but I enjoy not having to go buy denatured alcohol for it.

Matt-
What type...
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-11-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By RFork
Backcountry. I've been to some good ones but am...

Backcountry. I've been to some good ones but am curious as to what are peoples favorites.
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-11-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By RFork
Best place to camp

What are your favorite places to camp in the GSMNP and surrounding areas?
Forum: In The Backcountry 10-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By RFork
I had to walk one a bear dog out as well....

I had to walk one a bear dog out as well. Extremely malnourished to the point where we decided to stop on the way back and make some oatmeal for him. Seems to be too common. His owner was waiting for...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-21-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
No problem at all.

No problem at all.
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-21-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
That is a very good recipe. Sand paper helps to...

That is a very good recipe. Sand paper helps to smooth the top edge out.

This is my gear list. I had to assume some weights, as my I took my scale back Memphis and left it.

This would be for a...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-20-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
Sounds like you have the right idea! I recently...

Sounds like you have the right idea! I recently made a new pack and a new fishing lanyard pouch that mount together. I used to not carry anything to keep my fishing gear in, just my pockets, but...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-20-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
Nice!

That is a very good reduction. I have gotten mine down significantly, and the compromises you are making will be a joy on the trail.

Who knows, you may go crazy like I have and get down to a 5 to...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-01-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
Ha I am there with you on the breaks. I've broken...

Ha I am there with you on the breaks. I've broken my superfine once, once my fault, and a G. Loomis once. Thank goodness for good warranties!

I'd be glad to make another.

I got back from an 8...
Forum: In The Backcountry 09-01-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,415
Posted By RFork
I use a homemade pack that weighs 16 ounces and a...

I use a homemade pack that weighs 16 ounces and a fluorescent lamp guard tube for protection of my rod.

I also made a cuben fiber rod sleeve for my Orvis superfine that weights 1/2 an ounce.
...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-21-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,762
Posted By RFork
I like a slower rod for small streams personally....

I like a slower rod for small streams personally. I have more control on short casts.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 02-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By RFork
I tend to carry them on.

I tend to carry them on.
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-18-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By RFork
Good looking fly. To answer your question about...

Good looking fly. To answer your question about the hackle, it is slightly too large. You want it at around 1 1/2 to 2 times the size of the gape.
...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-14-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,073
Posted By RFork
The fish don't know but there is a reason they...

The fish don't know but there is a reason they are more expensive. Much more enjoyable and easier to use a nice rod I'd say.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-14-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,073
Posted By RFork
I've heard a few good things about Echo rods....

I've heard a few good things about Echo rods. I've never used one in any way, but they may be worth a look.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By RFork
I went to Slough Creek this past summer. Got...

I went to Slough Creek this past summer. Got there the same times you will be going and the grasshoppers were wild. Great trip. Also a great PMD hatch with a few little stones as well.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 01-04-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By RFork
Aspen/Basalt is within range of the Frying Pan,...

Aspen/Basalt is within range of the Frying Pan, Roaring Fork, and Colorado Rivers. If you go during the drake hatch there it can really be something.
Forum: In The Backcountry 01-04-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,756
Posted By RFork
I second this. I am a hammock camper myself but...

I second this. I am a hammock camper myself but it can get chilly, as you are not insulated on the bottom and you lose loft on the sleeping bag due to compression. I use an insulated air pad to help...
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