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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-23-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By socal rob
Re: First trip out and I got skunked

I've been skunked so many times it's ridiculous. I go to Yellowstone every year. When i would go with a guide, I'd catch fish. Alone-- not so much. Being here in Socal, it's hard for me to get away...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-14-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,653
Posted By socal rob
Re: YNP.....Safe Solo Hiking?

I decided to take mcnerney's advice and go into Lamar Valley and fish the Lamar there. But, if I wanted to fish where I was hiking, I'd fish the Lamar after making a right turn when hitting it. There...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By socal rob
Re: Oregon Closures...

I was thinking of maybe planning a business trip up to Oregon in September or October so I could sample your waters. Is that unrealistic? If it is realistic, where should I go. My two accounts are in...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-11-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,653
Posted By socal rob
Re: YNP.....Safe Solo Hiking?

I don't like to hike alone in YNP that much. But the bison are as much of a reason as grizzlies. I took off to check river access about a month ago leaving my wife in a parking area. I was going...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By socal rob
Re: Buy Local Flies or Buy Flies Online?

Planettrout---Going to Yellowstone and Jackson in middle of July.

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So I have purchased some new flies from...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By socal rob
Re: Buy Local Flies or Buy Flies Online?

Larry: I hope so! I get discouraged at times not being as successful as I want to be at doing something I love. I envy where you live. Except come late November. Then I'm OK here in Southern...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By socal rob
Re: Buy Local Flies or Buy Flies Online?

Larry, when I have fished with guides on my trips to Yellowstone I catch more fish than when I fish by myself. Now granted, I'm not the greatest caster and I realize that. But I am trying to think...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By socal rob
Buy Local Flies or Buy Flies Online?

When going on a trip to a fly fishing destination, what does everyone think about the benefits of buying flies at a local fly shop with possibly a slightly more specific pattern to the area (but at a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-12-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By socal rob
Re: Wyoming Stillwater Fishing

Gorgeous fish. Gorgeous area. I'll be there in a month!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-19-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By socal rob
Re: Yellowstone and Jackson in Mid July

My wife sniped at me the other day about hiking. "You don't want to go hiking unless the destination is a fishing spot. "Well.. um honey.. YES, i guess you're right!"

So the first meadow is OK for...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-17-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By socal rob
Yellowstone and Jackson in Mid July

So we are heading to Yellowstone and Jackson in mid July from Southern California. With the low snowfall this year, will we be OK that time of year. I think it will still be early enough to get some...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 05-17-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By socal rob
Re: Deep Creek (Fail)

Finally I understand why people don't like to share here! Bait fisherman that take rather than release. It makes so much sense now. I feel pretty stupid. So here's my story. I live in OC. I have been...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,830
Posted By socal rob
Re: All I want for Christmas is....

I got my Christmas gift early. Today I found out the nodule in my lung is benign! I am so thankful!
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,830
Posted By socal rob
Re: All I want for Christmas is....

That the lung biopsy I'm having this Wednesday turns up benign. Funny thing, I've never smoked anything and I'll be 61 tomorrow!
Forum: Pacific Southwest 11-08-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By socal rob
Re: Day at the Gorge

I'm just curious. I've never heard of the gorge. What general area is it located? You don't have to give me gps coordinates. Just general area.
Forum: Pacific Southwest 09-29-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By socal rob
Need Last Minute Advice on a Northern California trip

My wife and I did not take our normal trip to Yellowstone this year. We both need to get out of Socal. We have a business matter to attend near Grass Valley. I am a lousy fly fisher, but trying to do...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-18-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,747
Posted By socal rob
Re: What Reel Should I Ask Ms. Santa to bring me with a Shiny New Sage One Rod?

Thanks to everyone for their advice. Some knowledgeable people hanging out around here! I sent Ms. Santa my final Christmas wish list. I actually like liked both the Hatch 4 Plus Finatic and the...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,747
Posted By socal rob
What Reel Should I Ask Ms. Santa to bring me with a Shiny New Sage One Rod?

I'm going to ask Ms. Santa for a new setup. I already know i want to ask for a Sage One 5 wt. But I'm having difficulty deciding which reel to ask for. First I had three ideas. Then after a second...
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