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andy

Member Since 03 Nov 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 26 2017 02:30 PM
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Best studs for wading boots?

20 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

In early November my footing slipped and I sat down in 12" of water.  At the time I was wearing felt-sole Chotas with their flat head studs.  I intend to replace those studs and wonder which ones other forum members find grip and wear the best?


FlyAgra?

15 February 2017 - 09:46 PM

I'm a sucker for anything new I read or hear about which might make fishing easier and/or solve a problem.  Such is the case with FLY Agra which seemed like it might be a good replacement for paste-type dry fly dressings which I hate using. I tracked some down but I'm having buyer's remorse.  Firstly, I didn't like the fact that you have to pre-treat your flies like with Loon Hydrostop.  Secondly, I did that but the FLY Agra didn't dry completely overnight and it covered my fingers when I stroked the hackles.

 

This makes me concerned that the undried liquid might cause an oil slick.  Has anyone else out there had any experience with this product?


Your favorite knotless tapered leader?

22 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

In my early fly fishing years I made my own tapered leaders by knotting together strands of nylon material like Maxima.  In subsequent  years I've used every manufacturer's knotless tapered leaders and haven't found any big difference between them.  They all seem to cast about the same for me, but some like Harrop's Signature leader have an extra heavy butt section which creates an annoying oversize nail knot that hangs up in the guides.

 

I'm curious as to what other anglers are using.  Do you have a favorite knotless tapered leader, and what makes your choice so special?