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Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-02-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Heavynets
I've heard that the guides like then because they...

I've heard that the guides like then because they don't tear up their boats. I haven't heard of many unbiased opinions of how they do on slippery rocks. Thanks for your input.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-01-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Heavynets
Aluminum soles any good?

I'm thinking about getting some Alumitrax soles for my Korker boots. If they stick to rocks as good as an aluminum canoe, they should work.

Simms also has a sole option with aluminum plates on...
Forum: Conservation Organizations and Fly Fishing Clubs 07-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,342
Posted By Heavynets
Is Project Healing Waters available only those...

Is Project Healing Waters available only those vets disabled as a result of active duty or can those vet disabled due to health issues unrelated to their service also join?
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 04-17-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By Heavynets
Epoxy doesn't really dry, it hardens via a...

Epoxy doesn't really dry, it hardens via a chemical reaction. That reaction can be initiated via either a chemical catalyst (hardener) or a UV light catalyst.

Hook and Hackle sell three 5 gram...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-13-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Heavynets
You say "(harder=stiffer)". I have found that a...

You say "(harder=stiffer)". I have found that a metal's hardness has virtually nothing to do with its stiffness or "springyness" before reaching its yield point (permanently distorts). However,...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-27-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By Heavynets
Believe it or not, about 5 years ago, while on my...

Believe it or not, about 5 years ago, while on my way home from a fly tying class I saw a peacock that had been hit by a car on the interstate. I immediately pulled over and gathered together the...
Forum: General Fly Tying 02-25-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By Heavynets
I make poppers from McDonald's straws. I fill...

I make poppers from McDonald's straws. I fill them with insulating foam. After it hardens I cut to length and insert a #8 kink-shank hook. I cover the exposed foam with epoxy or UV curing resin. ...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,309
Posted By Heavynets
My favorite light weight rod is a Beulah, Classic...

My favorite light weight rod is a Beulah, Classic series, 3 wt, 7'-6".

http://www.beulahflyrods.com/products/single-handed-rods/single-hand-classic-series/
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By Heavynets
For all day distance casting it's going to be...

For all day distance casting it's going to be hard to beat a two-handed rod. I use a 7 wt switch rod that I built on a Batson Rainshadow blank. It has become my goto rod. A 5 or 6 wt would...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 01-10-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By Heavynets
The Redington Stratus would be my choice for a...

The Redington Stratus would be my choice for a breathable wading jacket and it only cost $85-$100 depending where you get it.

http://www.redington.com/S-S.html
Forum: General Fly Tying 01-01-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Heavynets
Thumbs up I totally agree with Flyman.

I totally agree with Flyman.
Forum: General Fly Tying 12-23-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Heavynets
To save weight and to have a floating tail on...

To save weight and to have a floating tail on some of my articulated flys, I sometimes tie on mono. This one was tied on 40# mono.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/DSC00685.jpg
Forum: Tackle and Gear 11-30-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By Heavynets
Two questions: Why do you need a furled...

Two questions:

Why do you need a furled leader when using a dry fly?

Why would you use a fluorocarbon tipper (heavier) rather than mono with a dry fly?
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 11-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,035
Posted By Heavynets
The Provo has some good fishing and plenty of...

The Provo has some good fishing and plenty of public access. However, it gets hammered, especially on the weekends.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 11-10-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Heavynets
It says on the directions of Frog Fanny that the...

It says on the directions of Frog Fanny that the longer you work it in, the better the results. A quick brush on of the stuff doesn't last long. Also be sure to thoroughly dry the fly before...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 10-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By Heavynets
If you would like to build your own, The Anglers...

If you would like to build your own, The Anglers Roost has kits for about $140.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-16-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By Heavynets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVgU0_ApaA I...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVgU0_ApaA

I haven't tried it, but the system proposed in the above link looks interesting.
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 10-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Heavynets
I just got back from the Pere Marquette river in...

I just got back from the Pere Marquette river in Michigan. I fair hooked and landed 3 fresh salmon.

I hooked several salmon and was either broken off or had to break off from many because they...
Forum: Tennessee Trout Streams and Tailwaters 09-30-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By Heavynets
I've been using the Davy knot for about two...

I've been using the Davy knot for about two years. I have had a few failures so I came up with the "improved" Davy knot. All I do is add one extra turn to the last step. No failures now. It has...
Forum: General Fly Tying 09-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By Heavynets
To keep the back portion from fouling you can...

To keep the back portion from fouling you can either remove some of the front hook (just past the bend) or tie a separate larger loop UNDER the one that attaches (hinges) the rear hook. This larger...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-03-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Heavynets
I don't live close to trout, but carp are...

I don't live close to trout, but carp are everywhere and just as challenging (maybe more).

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Heavynets/carp/th_IMG_0096.jpg...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-01-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,693
Posted By Heavynets
I know you said you are set on the Patagonia...

I know you said you are set on the Patagonia River Walker, but you might consider a pair of Korkers. With them you can quickly change from felt to rubber to studded rubber to studded felt as the...
Forum: In The Backcountry 08-10-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Heavynets
Some of the newer digital cameras also capture...

Some of the newer digital cameras also capture where a picture was taken (lat. & long.). Software is available on-line to retrieve this data. Perhaps some pictures were taken at the owner's home.
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 07-26-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Heavynets
You don't have to tell us what you caught it on,...

You don't have to tell us what you caught it on, but I would like the GPS coordinates. If not that, could you at least tell us the state in which it was caught.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-08-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By Heavynets
Real vanilla extract will keep the gnats away.

Real vanilla extract will keep the gnats away.
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