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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 318
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

It's important to make note of a couple things when reading articles like this one. First, he repeatedly says things like 'we suggest,' or 'such as,' when recommending a rod/reel/etc. In other...
Forum: The Lodge Den Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,026
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

@tcorfey;

First, I agree with your response to my post. However, I'm pretty sure I never defended the man's actions or said that his ignorance, if any, was a suitable defense of his actions. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,026
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

Yep, that's me, one big, bunny-eating, deer-hunting hippie . . . ;) Which reminds me, it's almost time to go prairie dog hunting again . . .:D
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,026
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

Okay, so after doing a quick bit of research, it seems I had outdated information, and so I would like to make a correction:

African lions are, as of last fall, now listed as 'threatened,' which...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: News for Fans of the BBC Show "Top Gear"

Pretty sure a birdie told me that the U.S. version has been cancelled. I like both versions, with a slight nod to the Brit version just because it's interesting to see how they view American muscle...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,026
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Pond Scum

I'm always perplexed and sometimes even amused by my fellow fishermen who sling mud at those of us who also hunt, as both activities are, in the end, a method of harvesting animals from the wild. ...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-24-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: SA Sharkskin Trout Taper

The SS line I had only lasted three years, then essentially just fell apart. Hopefully yours lasts a bit longer.

I did love how it cast/mended/lack of memory though.
Forum: Fly Reels 07-23-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Okama SLV Reels

I've got three of them, with the oldest being nearly nine years old. I have never done any maintenance to them other than taking them apart once a year and spraying them down with WD 40 to get all...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-15-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Winston IM6 vs WT, which one to keep?

Which ever one you decide you're not going to keep you should immediately send to me; I'll even spring for shipping.

Seriously, in case it's a factor, I think the IM6 is worth more. If not, then...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Wyoming Dry Fly Fishing with Forum Members--Round 2

Larry - Thanks, the ride back for once actually went according to schedule. And I had a great week fishing with you and Rod. I'm already thinking about next year. And those black flies are pretty...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,168
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Wyoming Dry Fly Fishing with Forum Members

We wore the buffs/face masks as much for the sun as the insects. There were several times during a day when the masses of mayflies, caddis, sallies, etc. became so thick you were in danger of...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-14-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Wyoming Dry Fly Fishing with Forum Members--Round 2

I wore bug blocker clothes for most of the week, which seemed to work fairly well (mosquito bites were less than half from the year before and only one black fly bite this year). The active...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,608
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: ? The weirdest...

How about a complete rod and reel?

I can't believe I forgot about this story.

Okay, here's what happened. Several years ago I and one of my good fishing buddies went to Chevelon Canyon Lake...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Fly rods in hot vehicle

I don't have any expert or scientific advice for you, but I wouldn't leave your rods in a hot vehicle, if I were you. At least if they're going to be hard to replace if they get damaged. And there...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Dear God its about to get hot!

Sorry Fred, can't feel a lot of sympathy for ya. Here in the Phoenix area we are experiencing a 'cooling' trend, with temps dipping below 110 for the first time in a couple weeks. Today it was...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 06-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Re-positioning the line upstream

I don't know what this cast is actually called (thought it was a Circle C) and he's doing it single-hand, but as far as I know all single-hand techniques can be done two-handed anyway. I started...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-23-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Go to stillwater trout patterns

Don't see anything wrong with the OP's list; any of those should catch fish.

My list, as usual, is a bit left field:

Pink hoppers (spring)
Yellow or brown hoppers
orange rubber-legged...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How do you choose?

First: welcome to the forum.

When I started fly-fishing about ten years ago I was in pretty much the same boat as you are in now. I had been an avid amateur tournament bass fisherman for about a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How much Tippet on 9 foot leader?

Here's the link for Cutthroat leaders:

Cutthroat Furled Leaders - Braided Leader - Fly Fishing (http://www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com/)

As for the second part, 5 lb. is probably a 4x leader and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How much Tippet on 9 foot leader?

If I understand you correctly you want to use a 9 ft. leader for trout fishing.

Could you tell us what size the leader is, such as 3x, 4x, or whatever? Also, are you planning on mostly dry fly,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

One of those lakes doesn't actually have fish in it; I can't remember which. Whichever it is, it's set in a meadow between two stands of aspens; in the fall on a sunny day you'd turn the corner of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

70 lbs. without the tube and fins? Wow. My pack-in weight without the tube and fins was around 45 lbs. Add the tube and fins and it probably went about 60. Whatever. It's a good hike. Probably...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

Love that place. Planning on being on Boulder Mountain this fall for my birthday present to myself. It is quite the hike though. Especially with a float tube and fins strapped to the pack. At...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: 3 WT. reel suggestions?

I have several Redington Drifts, including a 2/3. It's a pretty good reel; very light and fairly well-manufactured. I also have an Orvis Battenkill; again a pretty good reel. They are priced the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Join fly line to leader

I think we need some clarification here:

Does your fly line have a welded loop? Or does it just come to a tip? In other words, how is your fly line and leader connected right now? Your answer...
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