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Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By cletus
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Thanks everyone for the replies. If the move does happen, we could live in either Albuquerque or Sante Fe. The bride said schools would be the deciding factor between the two but if it's a toss-up,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By cletus
New Mexico Fly Fishing

I will be moving for work in the next 6 months and one of the potential landing spots is New Mexico. Having only flown through the airport in Albuquerque, I know nothing of the fishing there other...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-11-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By cletus
Re: 4 Wt BIIIx and BIIt for Missoula? (Rock Creek)

When I lived in Montana, I fished Rock Creek several times and always with a 4 weight but never with streamers.

Others who fish it regularly will chime in and their mileage may vary. I agree with...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-04-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By cletus
Re: The quintessential 8ft 4 wt?

I'll add another plug for the TMF. I have always used it when fishing drys but more capable folks then me have done light nymphing with it as well. If I had to start all over building a limited...
Forum: Other Gear 05-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By cletus
Re: Changable sole boots

Another vote for the Korkers here. I have several pairs, felt and the interchangeable soles, great boots and I love the BOA lacing system
Forum: Fly Rods 05-23-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By cletus
Re: all around trout rod

I have the Winston rods you listed with the exception of the 690 BIIX (wish I did). If I had to keep just two, it would probably be the 586 IM6 (for everything from dries to light nymphing) and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By cletus
Re: How many fish will I loose when......

I always use barbless (I de-barb if tying).

When I used a net with a nylon basket, the hooks (even ones with the barb mashed down) always seemed to get hung up in the webbing (isn't it amazing how...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By cletus
Re: Winston III LS

Jackster is right on. As a fly-fisher, you may "date" many rods (some seemingly perfect for different phases of your life), you may "date" one your buddies love but which does nothing for you, you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,855
Posted By cletus
Re: MT Yellowstone and Bears

Go fish Yellowstone
Get bear spray
Use common sense
If you encounter a charging bear, use the spray on the bear or your faster friend
Run to the next great fishing spot
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By cletus
Re: Fishwest "Trade Up" Program

I've used the trade-up program at Anglers Habitat several times and it's been great, same experience as mt_flyfisher. Describe the gear to Wayne or staff over the phone, get a quote, send or drop...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By cletus
Re: I need a back-up rod. Or do I?

I have never-fished backups of my favorite 2 rods (probably completely unnecessary) and I always bring a back-up which is one of those rods which does well with both drys and nymphs. My biggest...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,253
Posted By cletus
Re: First Trip of 2014----Lovin' Wyoming

You can DVR the games, you can't DVR that! Well done on your priorities Larry!
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By cletus
Re: Winston: anyone recognise this model?

Rich's (fishiowa) post got me thinking. My 8' three wt, three piece WT is on the other coast but I decided to measure my Winston 8'6" 5 wt WT. Each section measured 34 7/8 inches for a total of 8'8...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,888
Posted By cletus
Re: Knowing what you know now......

mtbusman,

I wish I had bought a BIIX 9' 6wt when they were on clearance. I've heard they're a great rod,

Eric
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,888
Posted By cletus
Re: Knowing what you know now......

I have moved 6 times in the last 10 years which impacts the arsenal. That said, if I were to start over, I would have the following:

4 weights: 2-3 in lengths of 7' - 8'6" for dries/spring...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By cletus
Re: Happy Birthday Frank Whiton!

Happy Birthday Frank and thanks for your contributions to a great forum!
Forum: Fly Reels 01-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By cletus
Re: Will Abel Creek 1 LA hold a WF 4wt line?

I recently purchased an Abel Creek 1 LA and put an SA Textured Trout WF line on it. I could comfortably get 25 feet of 20# backing on it. I used that reel on my shorter 4 weights.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 364
Posted By cletus
Re: New Years Plans

DHaynes,

I'm relatively new to the area, how does the Gunpowder fish in the winter?

Eric
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By cletus
Re: Please help - talked my self OUT of a rod

You're my hero, I would have walked out with 2rods, a reel or two.....
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By cletus
Re: Rio Gold fly line at over 50% off

The Rio Gold is a great line IMHO. I use it on both my Winston BIIXs and BIIMXs. Great deal
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 907
Posted By cletus
Re: Curious: How would you spend the $$

Definitely the trip. I have too many rods but too little time to fish them!
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,066
Posted By cletus
Re: Which common flies don't work for you?

Funny/interesting question.

I've never even caught a tree on a hare's ear!

When fishing dries, I have caught probably 75-90% of my fish on some variation of a Parachute Adams.

I have had 30...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 11-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By cletus
Re: Big Horn Fly & Tackle

Neil,

I stand corrected. You reminded me that the last time I was in Wild Fly (the tying shop I referred to) they had started carrying a rods, reels, etc in addition to have a great supply of...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 11-22-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By cletus
Re: Big Horn Fly & Tackle

I lived in Billings for 4 years. At the high-point during that time, we had 3 shops plus a tying shop and Cabelas. With Dwayne closing down Bighorn Fly in Billings, the town will be down to 1 shop,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By cletus
Re: Only One

My Winston TMF. I have had days fishing other favored rods with which I've caught bigger and/or more fish, but I soon as I read the question I thought of days fishing the TMF in Idaho and Montana. ...
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