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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By gbanker
Re: Silverton, CO--Where to fish?

Fish the Animas above Silverton towards Howardsville and try Cunningham Creek for cutts. South fork Mineral Creek has small brookies.
The north end of Lime Creek road leads to a mixed fishery on...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By gbanker
Missouri River accommodations?

It looks like I will be able to fish the Missouri around Craig in early October. Can anybody recommend accommodations?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-23-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By gbanker
Re: Doing Time in Wyoming

Great post. I have been in the willows myself. Had a moose pop up much to close to my wife and I. Anyway , the cutts were worth it.
Forum: Fly Lines 08-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By gbanker
Wonder Cloth for cleaning fly lines?

Friend of mine swears by them. Says that he doesn't even need to lube the line after cleaning it with a dampened Wonder Cloth.
Any thoughts?
Forum: Belize 08-20-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By gbanker
Re: Best resort for fishing and diving with spouse?

Headed to Turneffe Flats in Nov for our third time. First class outfit. Wife enjoys the diving and I enjoy the fishing.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By gbanker
Thin body trout reel?

I picked up one of the new Sage 3200 series reels and have fished it several times. When it was loaded with backing and flyline the reel spool was filled by the fly shop.

In fishing it the fly...
Forum: Mexican Caribbean 02-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
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: 918
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: 1,016
Posted By gbanker
Re: Any recommendations on where to buy SW flies on line

EBay,,, 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: 304
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: 308
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: 308
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: 609
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: 1,332
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: 761
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: 621
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: 761
Posted By gbanker
Pictures from Long Island, Bahamas

A few pictures from a March trip....

Long Island...
Thar' be bones......
Forum: Pacific Ocean 04-12-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By gbanker
More New Zealand pictures..

The waters...
The bug...
The fish......
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
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: 352
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: 234
Posted By gbanker
New Zealand February 2013

test pic post..........
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-25-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
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: 3,022
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: 1,493
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: 864
Posted By gbanker
Long Island Bonefish Lodge?

Anyone been here? Long Island Bonefishing Lodge ( They advertize what appears to be a nice DIY program that I am interested in. Thanks
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