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by DarkShadow
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constant New Models Being Released by Manufacturers
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Constant New Models Being Released by Manufacturers

Anybody have a graph chart of how many times different manufacturers have brought new models or new versions of same models to market and if that has increased year by year? Because it sure seems it has. And has anybody else been turned off from high end purchases because of the advent of new releas...
by DarkShadow
Wed May 10, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Favorite fly rod and why??
Replies: 32
Views: 28249

Re: Favorite fly rod and why??

I would have to go with my Echo Carbon, 3 weight, 7'6". I'm still wet behind the ears as far as fly fishing goes, and ended up starting out using a low end Sage. The rod was not very forgiving for a novice caster. But, when I purchased by Carbon, the slower action made all the difference in the wor...
by DarkShadow
Mon May 08, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Who fishes with OLD rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 3562

Re: Who fishes with OLD rods?

"Old" is relative in the bass fishing world. Shimano Cumaras are considered "old" now, even though they were released 5 years ago, and I still fish with them. Are we talking about "old" conventional rods where the fiberglass wouldn't be able to set a hook on a fish since it was as flimsy as a fly ro...
by DarkShadow
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: How Do You Keep Your Fishing Closet Organized?
Replies: 24
Views: 16154

Re: How Do You Keep Your Fishing Closet Organized?

The rods and reels are finally back on their rod stands instead of being scattered all over. I think the biggest problem for me is the fact that I need to 're-pack' every time I head out, because each time is it's own adventure. Sometimes I'll be on my buddy's boat, which means I can pack heavier, s...
by DarkShadow
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Freshwater
Topic: How Do You Keep Your Fishing Closet Organized?
Replies: 24
Views: 16154

How Do You Keep Your Fishing Closet Organized?

So, my fishing closet looks like a tornado ripped through a Bass Pro Shop. How do you keep your fishing closet organized? Unfortunately, I don't have a boat so all my stuff gets packed away in my fishing closet. I have a bunch of Plano boxes to keep stuff in, it's just that after Spring, everything ...
by DarkShadow
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: New setup coming soon
Replies: 4
Views: 8861

Re: New setup coming soon

I have that same Echo Carbon 7'6" 3 wt.

I find myself using it more than my Hardy Zenith, since the smaller carbon is great for our small drought infected streams of SoCal. Sucks that Cabelas didn't have any in stock.
by DarkShadow
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Glass Rods
Replies: 16
Views: 14501

Re: Glass Rods

Any reason why these new fiberglass rods are shorter than their graphite counterparts?
by DarkShadow
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Does cost really matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 12978

Re: Does cost really matter?

What sucks is that I can't answer these questions until I really use a broad range of rods. I remember when I first started fishing with conventional stuff, I used to think there wasn't too much difference between higher end rods and lower end rods, except the most obvious (weight, design, etc). But...
by DarkShadow
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Favorite fly rod and why??
Replies: 32
Views: 28249

Re: Favorite fly rod and why??

I would have to go with my Echo Carbon, 3 weight, 7'6". I'm still wet behind the ears as far as fly fishing goes, and ended up starting out using a low end Sage. The rod was not very forgiving for a novice caster. But, when I purchased by Carbon, the slower action made all the difference in the worl...
by DarkShadow
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 8940

Re: Fly Fishing Yellowstone

Yeah, the planning has turned into a web of variables that I'm currently deciphering. I'm not much of a stillwater fly fisherman, but those are options worth analyzing. So far, I was planning on camping, until I realized that I would rather rent a cabin for a week and call that base camp for a week....
by DarkShadow
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Fly Fishing Yellowstone
Replies: 5
Views: 8940

Fly Fishing Yellowstone

Anybody taken a road trip and fly fished within the park?

Experiences? Advice?

I'm shooting for the first full week of August, but am flexible up to this point, since lodging and travel information is still being determined.
by DarkShadow
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: Fly Fishing
Topic: Tenkara
Replies: 10
Views: 11590

Re: Tenkara

If I dragged an 11' rod through some of the canopy that I'm used to hacking into when fishing, I may as well also pack a straight jacket.

God, how I love living in a desert.
by DarkShadow
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Megabass Dragoncall Black Jungle Fluorocarbon?
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Megabass Dragoncall Black Jungle Fluorocarbon?

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1396/blackjungle.jpg With bass fishing in full swing, I spooled one of my Conquest 50s with this stuff and was wondering if anybody else had used it before, and what their thoughts on the line are? I have used their regular "Dragoncall" before, and was pretty impres...
by DarkShadow
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: JDM Finesse Squarebill Shallow Cranks
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

JDM Finesse Squarebill Shallow Cranks

TT, Recently got into a nice shallow crank bite, and at the end of the day, ended up losing that specific bait I was using. It's readily available stateside, and is the Lucky Craft Silent LC Crankbait, in the 0.5 size, which measures 1.75" and comes in at 1/4 ounce, diving 2 to 3 feet. http://img.ta...
by DarkShadow
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Crankbait question
Replies: 27
Views: 17391

Re: Crankbait question

Good questions, good answers. I for one, am lost when it comes to throwing cranks. I know the general rule of thumb was, "you need them to be hitting cover or else you're wasting your time," and I took that advice to heart and proceeded to lose half a dozen LCs in various types of cover, before I ga...