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Re: silk fly line

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David,

Come on. Aren't you twisting what I'm saying? What I said was that I'd fish with anyone unless it was one of those "bamboo only purists d-bags". Well, on closer inspection, looks like you are right. Give yourself a smiley face sticker champ.

Allow me to reply to the person looking for advice.... I've never used a silk line. Based on that, I'm not in a position to provide any useful information for you at this time regarding silk lines. I understand silk line to be fairly expensive and higher level of care is required when comparing it to current PVC products on the market. Based on technology, I'd stick with the current synthetic fly lines on the market. They are offered in various tapers that will allow you to match the conditions and feel that you are looking for. Thanks for your understanding and always buy American made fishing products.

Posted on: 2010/6/10 13:54


Re: silk fly line

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sight_nymph_17109 wrote:
David,

Come on. Aren't you twisting what I'm saying? What I said was that I'd fish with anyone unless it was one of those "bamboo only purists d-bags". Well, on closer inspection, looks like you are right. Give yourself a smiley face sticker champ.

Allow me to reply to the person looking for advice.... I've never used a silk line. Based on that, I'm not in a position to provide any useful information for you at this time regarding silk lines. I understand silk line to be fairly expensive and higher level of care is required when comparing it to current PVC products on the market. Based on technology, I'd stick with the current synthetic fly lines on the market. They are offered in various tapers that will allow you to match the conditions and feel that you are looking for. Thanks for your understanding and always buy American made fishing products.


See, don't you feel better after giving legitimate advice??? I'll give myself a smiley sticker...and I give one to you, as well!

Posted on: 2010/6/10 14:08


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Sight, It’s very refreshing to hear the opinion of someone that’s obviously uneducated and unrefined. Did it ever cross your mind that there’s more to life than polyester and domestic beer? Maybe, just maybe, some on the forum appreciate the finer things in life. Your ignorance is almost embarrassing to all fly fishers. Why don’t you put the drool guard back on your keyboard and get back to packing the bananas or whatever it is that you do. Give a fool a computer and all the sudden he’s an expert.

I myself have a Walter Rumi, a vintage H.L. Leonard & Mills, an Oyster Master Series and a Niemiera Slow Hand. You my friend have no idea what you are missing and we in the bamboo community are better off without you joining our ranks. Keep using your plastic lines and graphite rods. I guess adding one more mouth breather to the ranks that already soil this fine sport.

Posted on: 2010/6/10 15:38


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The greatest thing about a boo rod is because they are such soft rods, you really can accelerate a big, fat juicy night crawler nice and smoothly and get good distance. Modern graphite fly rods, like Sage, are far too stiff and they tend to bust the crawler to pieces on the forward throw.

Posted on: 2010/6/10 15:47


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GreenWeenie wrote:
The greatest thing about a boo rod is because they are such soft rods, you really can accelerate a big, fat juicy night crawler nice and smoothly and get good distance. Modern graphite fly rods, like Sage, are far too stiff and they tend to bust the crawler to pieces on the forward throw.



LMAO.

First it was Pens/Flyers, now it's boo/plastic.....

Posted on: 2010/6/10 15:53


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"The greatest thing about a boo rod is because they are such soft rods, you really can accelerate a big, fat juicy night crawler nice and smoothly and get good distance. Modern graphite fly rods, like Sage, are far too stiff and they tend to bust the crawler to pieces on the forward throw."


That's kind of what I've been getting at the entire time! :o)

Posted on: 2010/6/10 15:59


Re: silk fly line

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I myself have a Walter Rumi, a vintage H.L. Leonard & Mills, an Oyster Master Series and a Niemiera Slow Hand. You my friend have no idea what you are missing and we in the bamboo community are better off without you joining our ranks. Keep using your plastic lines and graphite rods. I guess adding one more mouth breather to the ranks that already soil this fine sport.


See, the problem here is when you can't tell if its sarcasm or someone's really this full of themselves.

I'll opt for the former.. am I in the club with my teastick, or do I at least have to upgrade to an HI first?

Will I get a membership card?

Posted on: 2010/6/10 16:12


Re: silk fly line

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Do you have any Cubans? Bring some wine and be able to tell a good story. We'll see about getting you a membership card then.

Posted on: 2010/6/10 17:02


Re: silk fly line

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Tsk, and to think I thought you could apprechiate the finer things... A Cuban?! I don't smoke sticks, sir, I only allow my tobacco through properly cured and shaped briar.

I reject your membership!

Posted on: 2010/6/10 21:55
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Re: silk fly line

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jeez. this is really very simple. some folks like graphite, some like bamboo, some like glass. that's it. this sport is all about personal preference and enjoyment. if one guy likes the fastest graphite stick out there and loves fishing it, good for him, same for the tweedy dude with the cane rod. both are out on the creek doing what they love to do. I fish both, along with glass, which I absolutely love, but I don't ditch someone because of his equipment preferences. I don't believe any one rod is "better" than any other. different rods for different folks.
besides, it's the fisherman that catches the fish, not the rod.

Posted on: 2010/6/11 6:42


Re: silk fly line

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bikerfish.............how ya doin? Just got back here , been gone since the jam and boy are my wings tired. Silk fly line? really? i remember my pap using silk line and gut leaders , i still have and use his leader wallet , has a "wet" side for soaking the catgut leaders in moist cloth , i like old stuff , i'll bet if i dig through his old gear i can find some silk lines , we are close enough we can get together and try one out sometime , the chat you me and shakey had at the campground leads me to beleive you both are folks i could learn something from. The point that you make that it's the fisherman that catches the fish is right on. Just cause i have a cane rod doesn't make me "tweedy" does it?

Posted on: 2010/6/11 7:28


Re: silk fly line

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hey osprey!! only you know if you tweedy or not!! LOL. maybe a nice black watch tartan plaid!
anyways, love to hook up with ya sometime, pretty hectic right now with work and such, but hopefully things will calm down a bit. maybe we can meet and do some bluegill fishing sometime this summer!
I bet a silk line would work great on that little orvis rod you showed me!

Posted on: 2010/6/11 13:39


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I have 16 rods, 5 are cane. They have a live feel that can't be reproduced by any other material. Fished a 7' Thomas & Thomas today on the Little Lehigh, where for me 7X tippets are the norm. A pleasure to cast, and protects fine tippets. Seldom have break-offs. Soon will add number 6. I never fished with a silk line, nor do I have any ambition to.

Posted on: 2010/6/11 21:24


Re: silk fly line

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osprey wrote:
bikerfish, the chat you me and shakey had at the campground leads me to beleive you both are folks i could learn something from. The point that you make that it's the fisherman that catches the fish is right on. Just cause i have a cane rod doesn't make me "tweedy" does it?


you can't learn anything from me ,haha!i don't catch fish,i just walk around streams all day tying knots!haha

by definition ann osprey can't be "tweeTy"haha
(ok,that was bad,i admit)

Posted on: 2010/6/22 21:40


Re: silk fly line

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good one shakey!

Posted on: 2010/6/22 22:01



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