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Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Selectivity - why and how do trout become selective feeders

That's a lot of data; more than I can absorb right now. But I wanted to float a theory by you just based on my observations and some understanding of where trout come from.

It seems to me that...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-16-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,824
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Your Most Beautiful Fish?

Cool thread.

For me it would either be this one from the Cumberland River in Kentucky:

http://www.itinerantangler.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/20071022184625_twelvepoundface2small.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,824
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

As I mentioned the other day, I just finished an article about this, which is in the new issue of American Angler, reaching newsstands now.

The thing you have to realize when it comes to color is...
Forum: Spey Fly Lines and other Spey Tackle 08-15-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,453
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Making Welded Loops In Spey Lines

I've written about both and tried both and I think the heat shrink method ultimately produces a better finished product. You probably saw my flat iron article or video -- I am not aware of anyone...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Help - Yellowstone Park

I'm having trouble finding the specific regs regarding Trout Lake. While I certainly wouldn't trust Wikipedia as definitive, this article states that float tubes are allowed:

Angling in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,040
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Dear Sage, Patagonia, etc.. I have no desire to buy a trucker hat.

This is a bit of a quandry down here in Georgia -- it's so frrrrreaking hot and humid during the summer, especially if you're not fishing a cold tailwater, the vented hat is almost necessary.

I've...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Help - Yellowstone Park

I haven't tried it personally because I'm coming from Georgia, with no room to carry a float tube, but I am not aware of it being against any regs. Looks like you just need to register the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Help - Yellowstone Park

The coolest thing would be to bring a float tube. I have a one man pontoon that I can stand on - it would be a chore getting it up the hill but it's doable. The hike in is pretty steep.

As for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Help - Yellowstone Park

Trout Lake has some absolutely gorgeous native fish in it.

http://www.itinerantangler.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/20090823142206_troutlakecuttieleftsmall.jpg

It also supposedly has big...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-31-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: sink tip casting help

Flagship fishery? If you can get low water, the Chattahoochee is chock full of shoal bass right now.

USGS Current Conditions for USGS 02335815 CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER BELOW MORGAN FALLS DAM, GA...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-30-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,319
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: sink tip casting help

bmbailes -

Think about what a sinking line is. Most fly line is made of PVC doped with glass microspheres to help the plastic float. The higher the desired weight of the line, the greater the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,824
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

Hey guys -

I am the one who did that interview, and it actually led to a series of additional interviews culminating in an article which is coming out in the next American Angler magazine.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: 27.5" bow on 7x on a zebra midge

Very well done. Were you fishing up in Dry Run Creek or was this fish out in the main pool below the dam? Either way he probably made his home in Dry Run most of the time. Good job.

Zach
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 07-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: 8wt or 9wt spey for stripers?

Agreed on the Scandi. Those are significantly finer generally and also have less of an abrupt rear taper, so you don't necessarily need to carry the entire head (unlike with a Skagit which would be...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 07-18-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: 8wt or 9wt spey for stripers?

Nick -

I can't speak to Massachusetts stripers (by the way are you talking about river fish or ocean fish?), but I may be able to give you some general principles.

I wrote about this in...
Forum: The Fly Cast 07-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,699
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Less force, more power. Contradiction or not?

Who was your guide? The White River has a very strong set generally and I suspect he knew exactly what he was talking about.

And what you describe sounds accurate; like a lot of men when they...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By ZachMatthews
Re: Scott Original G-Series Rod or Not

I'd suggest a vintage Pflueger Medalist. Great reel that you can pick up cheap and which looks amazing on a classic rod like an old Scott G.

Zach
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