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Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By silver creek
Re: Need help identifying line!

Looks like the shade of green that Cortland uses for floating line; could be 333, 444SL.


http://www.bearsden.com/media/cortland_444sl_float_lg.jpg
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Forum: Fly Tying Articles 06-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By silver creek
Re: Whole pheasant skin

I'd tie the Tabou Caddis Emerger. You don't need the special Chic-a-bou in the recipe. Use the after shaft (philoplumes) feathers from pheasant body feathers...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By silver creek
Re: Field treatment for New Zealand Mud Snails

You don't spray the Formula 409 on. And you need a certain type of Formula 409, not the one sold in grocery stores.

"The first problem for the average angler is that the methods that were used in...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 06-01-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 111
Posted By silver creek
Re: Whole pheasant skin

I would remove the tail feathers. I would keep the rest of the skin whole and treat it like a hackle cape. Pull the feathers off as you need them. The feathers will take a lot less room ON the skin. ...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-31-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By silver creek
Re: New Failure For Me

When you UN-intentionally overpower the cast, it is CASTING FAULT:

"Overhead cast faults, causes and corrections:

... Line fails to straighten on the forward cast. Can be caused by problems on...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-31-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By silver creek
Re: New Failure For Me

PHYSICS TO THE RESCUE

You have made a casting error. You have overpowered cast. You have performed what would be a "tuck" cast had you had a weightier nymph on the end of the leader. But with the...
Forum: Fly Lines 05-31-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By silver creek
Re: Knot in my Fly Line

Fly lines have a 2-6" level section at the tip so even if you cut it off, you won't loose much of the taper. I doubt you could tell tell difference. You could email the manufacturer and ask them how...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-30-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By silver creek
Re: Dillan Montana

Poindexter Slough is a public Spring Creek right next to Dillon. It flows into the Beaverhead. Follow it downstream under US 15 to teh Beaverhead and then fish it back upstream.

Montana Fish,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By silver creek
Re: Bulk frogs fanny

I emailed the owner of epoxyproducts and he wrote back that his fumed silica is hydroPHOBIC fumed silica, which is exaclty what Frog's Fanny is.

Regular Fumed silica is hydrophilic, which means it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By silver creek
Re: Bulk frogs fanny

You get 2 quarts for less when you buy directly from a company that deals in fumed silica fillers. It is used to thicken coatings and as non clumping agent in laser toner cartridges.

EpoxyUSA -...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By silver creek
Re: Guidance for Montana trip, please ..

Unfortunately, Salt Lake City is a days drive from where you want to be. Bozeman would have been ideal as a jump off point. I did some of my medical training in SLC and you will drive north on US...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By silver creek
Free Kindle SBS for Ice Wooly Bugger

Amazon.com: Ice Woolly Bugger Fly Tying Session BOOK 24: English Version translated by Armando Quazzo eBook: Massimo Clini, Armando Quazzo: Kindle...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By silver creek
Re: Zenith and Proaxis discontinued-

Bingo!!! The Greek God of the West Wind
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By silver creek
Re: tippet life longevity

My opinion is that the problem is not how many times you change flies, it is how much tippet you use each time you change a fly. You are probably using a knot which "wastes" tippet or tying the knot...
Forum: Fly Reels 05-29-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly reel Balance

What a proper wiggle test shows is the fly rod action and the moment of inertia of the fly rod, which in common terms, is the swing weight of the fly rod.

If there were 40 fly rods on a rod rack...
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By silver creek
Re: Newby

As a newby who has fly fished before, I think your quest for an outfit is best served by test casting several fly rods. I personally prefer graphite over glass mainly because I prefer light fast...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-28-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

This is an excellent example of a clash of Ethos between Juracek and the NPS, in this case favoring one native fish over another native fish because grayling are more threatened than the YCT.
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Forum: Fly Reels 05-28-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly reel Balance

Search is your friend.

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-reels/287242-reel-rod-balance.html

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/general-discussion/243382-reels-balance-rod.html...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

In the Cherry Creek West Slope Cutthroat project, they planted eggs from 4 genetic strains of WSCT and also some small juvenile fish.

The pure YCT are more genetically similar so I am not sure...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-28-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

This is not directed to GrtLksMarlin but to all who are reading this this thread.

The purpose of this thread is to overturn the intent of Yellowstone National Park to sterilize and replant the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-28-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

The following documents indicate that:

1. The Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout is the least genetically diversified trout amongst those studied despite separation and isolation of populations by the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 742
Posted By silver creek
Re: Zenith and Proaxis discontinued-

Bonnie and I had dinner with Gary and Nancy Borger last night. The Zenith is being replaced with a new rod built with Sintrix 550 technology vs the Sintrix 440 used for the current Zenith fly rods....
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-27-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

My opinion is that the reason there is controversy is that there are different goals espoused by fly fishers vs biologists.

To the fly fisher, the trout are a resource to used for recreation. We...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-27-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,137
Posted By silver creek
Re: Upper Soda Butte Creek Trout to be Eradicated

I wonder if the paranoia about leaving ANY trace of brook trout in Yellowstone has to do with the disaster of leaving Lake Trout in Lewis and Shoshone Lakes in Yellowstone Park. It is almost certain...
Forum: Other Gear 05-27-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By silver creek
Re: fishing net swivels?

Brodin Net Clip : Fishwest (http://www.fishwest.net/flyfishing/product/BR59NTCLNAOS.html#.VWXbqGD0k9M)

http://www.kootenayflyshop.com/streamside-net-french-clips
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