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Forum: Mexican Caribbean 02-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By gbanker
Re: Headed for Belize!

My wife went diving while I went fishing. Lodge, meals, staff, accommodations, guides all first rate.
My wife thought the diving was very good. I caught all the bonefish I wanted and had many...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-04-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By gbanker
Re: If you could go anywhere in CO

No No, not Durango! (just kidding).
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By gbanker
Re: Any recommendations on where to buy SW flies on line

EBay, flyfishusa.com, wholesaleflies.net, alltherightflies.com to answer your origional question about where to buy saltwater flies online. Tight lines.
Forum: Western U.S. 05-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By gbanker
Re: Southwestern Trout Wander

nice trip! yes, the rivers here in durango are in run-off. glad the san juan worked out.
Forum: Western U.S. 05-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By gbanker
Re: No. Fork up Black Canyon?

Thanks Guys. A little more investigation on my part on Mapquest determined that Black Canyon Rd heads north from Kelly Forks.
Forum: Western U.S. 05-17-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By gbanker
No. Fork up Black Canyon?

Looking to fish this area early July and was told that it might be better to camp here as apposed to Kelly Forks campground. Problem is I can't find it on my Idaho Benchmark map. Can anyone point...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-12-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By gbanker
Re: Yeay!!! More moisture!!!!

Yes, most of the storm went north of Durango but we got some of it. Here's hoping for a wet spring.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-12-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By gbanker
Re: July trip to New Mexico & Colorado

Southern Colorado info

Spud Lake: haven't fished it for several years but last time they were rising in the evening.

I would rather see you camp near Hermosa, Cascade and Lime Creeks instead of...
Forum: Bahamas 04-12-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By gbanker
Re: Pictures from Long Island, Bahamas

No I didn't but amazingly the guide, Docky, wants to buy a plane and we talked endlessly about airplanes.

I did fly my plane into Andros several years ago on a bonefish trip. Interesting to fly...
Forum: Pacific Ocean 04-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By gbanker
Re: More New Zealand pictures..

Yes, a cicada and I was fortunate to be able to fish size 12 dries. Slap that dry out there near one and watch him come and get it. Took me the longest time to slow my strike and ensure that the...
Forum: Bahamas 04-12-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By gbanker
Pictures from Long Island, Bahamas

A few pictures from a March trip....

Long Island...
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/DSCN2099.JPG
Thar' be bones......
Forum: Pacific Ocean 04-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By gbanker
More New Zealand pictures..

The waters...
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/DSCN2033.JPG
The bug...
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/DSCN2024.JPG
The fish......
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By gbanker
Backing Strength?

I was loading a saltwater fly reel today with 20# test backing preparatory to adding the flyline. Got to thinking about the owner of a local flyshop recommending 30# backing so I gave a length of...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By gbanker
Re: Fishing with Fidel in the Acklins

Thanks for sharing your experience! Nice to see that you did not touch the fish. Details about the lodge?

Headed for South Andros next week. :)
Forum: Pacific Ocean 04-07-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By gbanker
New Zealand February 2013

test pic post..........http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/IMG_2196.JPG
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By gbanker
Re: Favorite knot for this saltwater application?

Thanks everyone! WJC, I'm going to have to study and think about that one. Probably easy to tie after having gone through the process a few times. Thanks again. I'm off to OZ for a couple of...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-16-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,881
Posted By gbanker
TFO BVK - One sweet rod!

Just got back from chasing bones at Turneffe Reef Lodge. First time using my new TFO BVK 8 wt and it is one sweet rod. Very light weight and plenty of backbone. With this rod at $250 I don't see...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-16-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By gbanker
Re: Orvis H2

I am thinking that if one was to underline a rod by two line sizes the rod tip would not bend as much and it would be harder to throw a tailing loop. One of my friends has a "10" wt that won't throw...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 11-14-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By gbanker
Long Island Bonefish Lodge?

Anyone been here? Long Island Bonefishing Lodge (http://www.longislandbonefishinglodge.com/) They advertize what appears to be a nice DIY program that I am interested in. Thanks
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By gbanker
Favorite knot for this saltwater application?

OK, you have tied on a new 80# tarpon shock tippet to your class tippet. Now, what knot do you use to tie a fly on to the 80# tippet?
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 10-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By gbanker
Re: FS Allen Xa 7'6 3wt FISHED ONCE $140 SHIPPED CONUS

$100.00 shipped and i'll take it.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-22-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,692
Posted By gbanker
Re: Moving from the NW to Vieques, PR

I have not fished Vieques but have caught a couple hundred bonefish in the USVI back in the 80's when we were running our yacht charter business.

I was faced with fish that were hard to see...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 10-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By gbanker
Headed for Belize!

Wife and I are headed for Belize in early November. Going to stay at Turneffe Flats Lodge for a week. Plan on bringing 8 wts for bonefish, 10 wts for barracuda and permit and an 11 wt for tarpon. ...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-22-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By gbanker
Scott A3 for the salt?

Soliciting comments and thoughts about the suitability of a Scott A3 10 wt for catching permit and baby tarpon. Thanks
Forum: Pacific Ocean 09-13-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By gbanker
Need New Zealand info..........

Headed to NZ for the month of February, 2013. Looking for info regarding rental cars, RVs, campgrounds etc. on the South Island. I will be fly fishing but am not asking you to reveal your secret...
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