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Forum: Gear Reviews 02-05-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By dillon
Re: Somerset Show 2016 Fly Rod Observations

Sweetandsalt,
So, will any new rods or reels make your trip out west this year?
~Dillon
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,432
Posted By dillon
Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

My neck of the woods is Steelhead country. There are some organizations that are highly involved in protecting ESA listed salmonoids. It is perceived (and rightly so) that these groups are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,100
Posted By dillon
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

No, but it sure is a pleasure to fish with them. I have two expensive spey rods for steelheading and a few trout rods used primarily for technical dry...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-04-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine WF

I have both the 8' 6" Sage One and Circa 4wt. rods. The One is a recent aquisition and I bought and like the WF SA Expert Distance (true to line wt.) on it. I was using the Rio WF Tout LT on the...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-03-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine WF

That is what Simon says...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lptiKle4Wuc
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By dillon
Re: trout stalker

I'd go with the SA Mastery Expert Distance or Rio Gold weight forward floating. The line you mentioned might be good but for a few more bucks these lines should be better. A floating line is best...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By dillon
Re: What fly line?

I read a review on that rod and it sounds like a good starter outfit. A quality fly line can make a big difference in the performance and castability of your rod. If you have a local fly shop take...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By dillon
Re: What fly line?

I would suggest purchasing a weight forward floating 5 wt line. It is a versatile line as it can be used for fishing dry flies and small nymphs near the surface. A floating line can also be used...
Forum: Entomology 02-01-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,479
Posted By dillon
Re: fishing emergers

I have found that when trout are feeding on emergent mayflies just under the surface they can be very difficult to hook. A few years ago I made a stream side observation that helped me understand why...
Forum: Other Gear 01-25-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By dillon
Re: Rod car carriers

No, sorry, I got mine second hand from a friend.
Forum: Other Gear 01-24-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By dillon
Re: Rod car carriers

The rod holder is made by First Cast Co.
Forum: Fly Reels 01-24-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By dillon
Re: Which reel in a 5/6

That is a great reel it may be a little heavy but it will work. Many people prefer a reel on the heavy side. I originally purchased my plus 5 for my 9 ft. 5wt. One. However, I found it a better...
Forum: Other Gear 01-24-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By dillon
Re: Rod car carriers

Lol, no need for veneration, Fred. Only a couple would belong to me. My partner is the tackle tart. I guess there is actually room for eight. We've never had more than 4 or 5 mounted, but i have...
Forum: Other Gear 01-23-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By dillon
Re: Rod car carriers

http://www.google.com/search?q=first+strike+rod+holders&hl=en&gbv=2&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLksPtiMHKAhVL3GMKHdciCiEQsAQILA

I have a First Strike rod holder mounted...
Forum: Other Gear 01-19-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By dillon
Re: Are wader booties supposed to feel damp inside?

Neoprene booties should not allow any water in. Small pin hole leaks are possible and they are very difficult to repair. I usually have the booties replaced or get new waders if this occurs. It is...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By dillon
Re: Rod action choice for belly boating

www.flyfishstillwaters.com - Fly Fish Stillwaters (http://www.flyfishingstillwaters.com/rods.asp)

This link shows some rods recommended by Denny Rickards for stillwater fishing. I use the 9ft 6wt...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 01-09-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By dillon
Re: Intermediate fly line -which manufacturer ?

I use a full sinking cortland camo line. It sinks at a rate of 1.25" to 1.75" per second and i use it for stripping lightly weighted streamers in depths up to 6ft. I don't have the patience to...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 01-08-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By dillon
Re: Running line

I have Rio Gripshooter on one of my reels. it's mainly used with a scandi head. On my other two reels i use Compline. They are mainly used with skagit heads. I like both running lines. The...
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By dillon
Re: Big ol' Steelhead

In washington state it is unlawful to remove wild steelhead totally from the water that is to be released. Totally, is the key word as many washington wild steelhead are photographed in the manner...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-06-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By dillon
Re: steelhead - north central oregon?

i will assume you are asking about summer run steelhead as there is not a winter run in central oregon columbia river tributaries. As mentioned the Deschutes is the premier summer run steelhead...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-06-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By dillon
Re: Which reel in a 5/6

As SweetandSalt suggests the FWX 5/6 balances well on a 4 wt. I happen to have that reel on my 8 1/2 ft Sage One 4wt and it balances perfectly. The FWX 7/8 at 4.1 oz would be a better balance for a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By dillon
Re: Winter bibs under waders!

Jaybo,
The guys I know that prefer bootfoots are steelheaders that typically float in catarafts or driftboats and get out of the boat to wade fish. Personally, whether boating or Hiking in, i...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By dillon
Re: Winter bibs under waders!

Boot foot waders are said to keep feet warmer than neoprene booties and wading boots because they provide more room for circulation. A larger sized wading boot in the winter would be another...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-31-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine a good match for Circa?

Thanks, the source I cited was incorrect or misread. i will be test casting some different lines on the Circa.
Forum: Fly Lines 12-31-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine a good match for Circa?

However, The first 30 ft weight of the LT is a little lighter than the Gold. Hence, the Gold felt like it over loaded the rod up to that distance. I prefer the Gold for my faster rod which the...
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