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Forum: Pacific Southwest 04-27-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,078
Posted By mack_s
Re: Angeles National Forest?

For a bit of variety...bring a 7wt and hit the beach. There is some great fishing right on the beach. Make sure to check the Regs as some beach fishing has been changed/closed due to protetecting...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By mack_s
Re: CutThroat Leaders New Packaging for 2012

I really like the new packaging!! It gives the illusion that the line hooking the fish in the logo is also hooking the fish in the pictures. Well done!!
Forum: Other 02-28-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By mack_s
Re: Fishing in Chile

Thanks to everyone for the help!! I appreciate it very much!!
Forum: Other 02-27-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By mack_s
Fishing in Chile

Howdy all-

I'm interested in fishing the Patagonia region of Chile for trout at the end of this year or next year. I've done a quick 'Google' search and found a variety of lodges/guides and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,626
Posted By mack_s
Re: Dress code explained

Great read!!

Got a link to part 2?? I couldn't seem to find one...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 02-17-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By mack_s
Re: Local LA streams seminar

I went to it last year. It was informative and the presenter was a local guy. Nice guy too, very friendly. I'd recommend it. If it's the same this year he'll talk about the different forks of the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 39,796
Posted By mack_s
Re: Fishing Vehicle

I traded in my trusty old 95 YJ Wrangler last year for a new 2011 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. This new Jeep will go more 'white knuckle' places than I'm willing to. :eek: Got about 300 miles in the...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-31-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By mack_s
Re: August 2011 Trip...

Thanks everyone!!

We had a great time together and will fisihing together for a long while to come. Like me, she just enjoys being out in nature and didn't care if she caught anything or not. ...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By mack_s
August 2011 Trip...

Well, I'm back from my trip to Michigan...ended up just fishing the Pere Marquette for four days. Had a blast!! It turned out to be more of a teaching trip as I was teaching the GF how to fly cast...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-28-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By mack_s
Re: Good Beer = Jobs

If you like the micro brews, you should make your own. I do and you can't beat the taste. I got a Mr Beer kit for Xmas last year and am now on my 7th brew. Easy to brew up on the stove top, pour...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-01-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,224
Posted By mack_s
Re: Woolly bugger color selection

Not to hijack the thread...BUT...what sizes do you all carry in your selection of colours??
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By mack_s
Re: got my new William Joseph Current pack a question on it

I got mine in the mail yesterday and the first thing I checked out was the rubber piece on the lid that Luked was mentioning. Seems to me that it is upside down?? You put your bottle in and it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By mack_s
Re: just bought me a new chest pack

I picked one up too. Couldn't beat the price.
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By mack_s
Re: Where's a good place for fishing gear reviews?

I don't know about any sites for spin gear...but this site had a great review section. You should check it out. I use it whenever I'm thinknig about getting new gear.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-23-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By mack_s
Re: Traverse City Small Stream Recommendations

Not a small stream but you may also want to check out Torch Lake for Atlantic Salmon...there is/was an artical on the main page about the new world record that was set there. Unfortunatly I have no...
Forum: Forum Polls 06-22-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,865
Posted By mack_s
Re: What type of leader do you use?

I've used them all in the past at some point or another. Currently I'm using a furrled and just love it. Never have to worry about straightening it, just tie on a new length of tippit as necessary,...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 06-15-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By mack_s
Re: Hit the West fork of the San Gabrial River this weekend.

Hey Mark-

Thanks for the tip!! I'll try that techinque next time. I did notice that alot of the trout we could see were feeding just below the surface on emergers. I was just too stuck in a rut...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 06-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By mack_s
Hit the West fork of the San Gabrial River this weekend.

Had a great time!! Missed more fish than I can count.

Sorry, no pictures this time...

Got there around 7AM and the parking area was full so we had to cross the bridge and park. It turned...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-03-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By mack_s
Re: Thinking New Reel

I second the Lamson Guru...I'm eyeing that one myself for a new rod I'm wrapping.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-25-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 294
Posted By mack_s
August 2011 Trip Planning...Finalizing

Howdy all-

Thanks to all the help I got in my provious thread, I'm now finalizing my trip back to...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-21-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By mack_s
Re: Welp.... I've seen (and done) it all.....

Never did that...But I did back cast a small Brookie once. :icon_redf
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By mack_s
Re: build or buy? whats your choice?

As Driftaway depends on what you want out of it.

I personally perfer to build and wrap my own rods. There's nothing as satisfying as fighting/catching a fish on a rod you built, using a...
Forum: Other Gear 05-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,073
Posted By mack_s
Re: lense color

I've got a pair of Smith's in copper and they work really well for spotting fish. Don't know if I'd wear them every where...I like grey for an all around color as it doesn't change the colors you...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 05-18-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 980
Posted By mack_s
Centennial Park in Santa Ana

Was thinking about wetting a line in the lake for a quick fix...Bluegill, Crappie, Carp...

Anybody got any experience there?? Do you have to pay to enter the park?? Metered parking??

Forum: Forum Polls 05-18-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Poll: 80/20
Views: 2,547
Posted By mack_s
Re: 80/20

I fish it all.

Never really considered myself a 'Dry Fly' fisherman. My prefered fly is a nice big streamer. I'll fish drys on occasion and when I do I prefer terristrials (sp?) such as...
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