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Ronn Lucas, Sr.
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Offline Last Active Nov 01 2019 08:54 PM

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Fishing question

01 November 2019 - 08:57 PM

Fishing question, if I may. I have credit card points and I would like to get an Orvis Battenkill reel, but the size available is 1-3 wt. If I would put a 4wt line on that, with no backing, do you think it would be okay? Or... I have a 4wt rod, do you think I could go with a 3wt line on that, if I go with a line that is said to load one size larger? It would be for moderate size stream fishing, dries, nymphs, wets, mostly #8-28.


PS, I poste dthis here as it gets more traffic than the other forums. Hope that is okay for a one off thread. 

Alternative wings for a wet fly

13 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Okay, I'm gonna cheat a little with my wet fly wings. Has anyone tried using hackle tips for classic wet flies? I started doing this years ago because I had a lot of hen hackle necks in a rainbow of colors, but I didn't have a great selection of duck or goose quills, so I just tried these instead. And I liked them. They look good, they fish great and , where the wing would be the first part of the fly to fall apart, now it outlasts may of the other parts of the pattern. 


I figured if they are good for emergers, why not a standard wet. They are practical from a #10 down to a #16.