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Old 02-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #76
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Yeah!! Nice pics and a big "Atta Boy" on carrying the gear!
I'm surprised to see a Walleye caught with the fly rod!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #77
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Waders really boil down to how you are going to use them.

Breathable waders are the BOMB!...but only during the spring, summer, and fall. If it gets a little chilly at the two ends of your season, add long johns or specialized fleece wader pants.

If you are going to fish the winter, like steelhead, salmon, snowshoeing to the river bank, or float tubing open water on an iced over lake when possible, like we do here, then you need neoprene for the added warmth (that's on top of long johns). I have both neoprene and insulated neoprene (for when it's really bad).

Wader height is another good subject. If you will be wading mostly smaller creeks, or jumping out of a drift boat to land fish, then waist high waders are much more comfortable, and much better than the old hip waders. If you will be wading a large variety of waters, with the opportunity to step into an unseen deep hole, then chest waders are the way to go.

If you could only have one pair, my choice would be chest-high, breathable, stocking foot waders.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wear a wader belt! You may be an olympic class swimmer, but if you fill up the bottom of your waders with water (only takes a split second), by stepping into a hole, you will most likely die from drowning. You cannot believe how quickly they fill, and how incredibly heavy they become.
Chris aka Browneye directed me over here, cool thread. And I can help with a cool fanny pack like PFD that is ideal for fishing in waders.


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Old 02-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #78
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Nice! Let's go fishin'!!

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:38 PM   #79
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So I dug out my float tube that's been in storage for like 20 years and the truck innertube had a 6" long hole in it from dry-rotted rubber. Stopped into Pete's Road Service today and got a used tube the right size for $10 and re-setup the bag.

It's an old Buck's Bags Hi & Dri, so I googled it and they still make them. Whoa, since 1979. I'll bet mine is at least 25 years old.

I know, the new style ones are U and V shaped.

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Old 02-22-2012, 06:35 AM   #80
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So I dug out my float tube that's been in storage for like 20 years and the truck innertube had a 6" long hole in it from dry-rotted rubber. Stopped into Pete's Road Service today and got a used tube the right size for $10 and re-setup the bag.

It's an old Buck's Bags Hi & Dri, so I googled it and they still make them. Whoa, since 1979. I'll bet mine is at least 25 years old.

I know, the new style ones are U and V shaped.

I had one of those in the mid-80's. The taller backrest was much better than previous designs.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:43 AM   #81
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Yeah!! Nice pics and a big "Atta Boy" on carrying the gear!
I'm surprised to see a Walleye caught with the fly rod!
Thanks! I've learned, being in Kansas, anything that swims and eats will likely eat a fly. It's almost like having an upper hand around here, since most of the fish here have never seen a fly!

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Old 03-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #82
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Not that anybody gives a rat's arse but I just picked up some Simm's g3 waders (pants not bibs) and some corker boots with the snowboard ratchet system. Have not tried them out yet but hopefully will in the next week or so.
Bought them in Fernie and the price was the same as the US price.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #83
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Great motorcycle fly rod

Orvis makes a great rod that breaks down into 7 or 8 pieces and will fit nicely in panniers. Super cool. works great and their warranty is excellent.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #84
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Orvis makes a great rod that breaks down into 7 or 8 pieces and will fit nicely in panniers. Super cool. works great and their warranty is excellent.
Orvis is not selling the rod anymore, an it did not have the same warranty as the rest of their rods.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #85
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Orvis Travel Rods?

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Orvis is not selling the rod anymore, an it did not have the same warranty as the rest of their rods.
They still have their 'Frequent Flier' line of rods. And yes, no breakage guarantee. Here's their 8'6" 4wt: http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=8922

Thought I would start this thread up again...trout opener is April 28th here in CA.

I actually picked up a backpack at REI's sale and intend to do some overnighters for Sierra wild trout this year. If I can't ride the bike in I'll hike...OH NO!!
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #86
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Need a good method to carry rods

I'm thinking I'll have to make a PVC carrier I can permanently (or close to permanently) install on my bike. Having a rod tube strapped to the seat seems to easy to pilfer. Still searching for a good solution, but I think it's going to be off to lowes for supplies.

early morning hunt for native brookies at our camp in the Virginia Mountains.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #87
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Heres one alternative



Left side of the bike, hose clamped to my map book tube. Just a standard rod/reel case for my 4 pc 8'6" 3wt. Its behind the pannier rack, but outside the vertical line of the swingarm and caliper so I dont have to worry about it getting destroyed if I bottom the suspension out. Had a couple of small offs without the boxes and the rod was fine. I take the rod out when Im not using it, nowhere on my way home from work to use it so no point in carrying it during the week.

Not an ideal mounting, I do worry slightly about the reel hanging out the back. Main saving grace in an off is that the hose clamps are tight enough to keep it secure but loose enough to allow it to move some if it hits the ground. Should prevent any serious damage if it landed on a rock or something.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:18 AM   #88
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Good Day,

I thought I should "warm" this thread up seeing that the snow and ice is starting to melt at a really really slow pace.

Any opinions on the Cabela΄s Stowaway 6 combos? I will start the addictive fly fishing in this year and what I have read on this forum that these are good starter combos. Is this combo a medium/ Fast rod?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:07 AM   #89
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I almost bought the Cabelas Stowaway but picked the LSI 4 piece instead. It's a little wider packing than the Stowaway but not as wide as my bags and a much better and faster rod. Right now it's on sale for $139.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #90
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Good Day,

I thought I should "warm" this thread up seeing that the snow and ice is starting to melt at a really really slow pace.

Any opinions on the Cabela΄s Stowaway 6 combos? I will start the addictive fly fishing in this year and what I have read on this forum that these are good starter combos. Is this combo a medium/ Fast rod?
I have a five piece stowaway. Good rod for what it is, and I'd have another.
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