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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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Posted By tpo
Lochsa River 2nd Try

So I will try this again. I posted this thread the other day but it was lost in the server changes. My fishin' bud Ray has been after me to fish the Lochsa River in Idaho for years (he's from MT...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-14-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By tpo
Re: how to repair the squashed snake guide?

I did exactly what you describe this weekend on a bent/ crushed guide on a cheapish Cabelas rod. I had it leaning against the driver side mirror on my SUV and when I opened the door the rod guide...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 06-05-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,177
Posted By tpo
Re: Cabelas CGR Fiberglass Rods

I've fished my 7' 4/5 wt a few times now, and I'm having a tough time casting it. Seems that my timing is off, I can't get the line and leader to turn over very well. I haven't fished fiberglass...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By tpo
Re: before work bass and gills

That's great, congrats. Sound like you're no longer "skunkedalot":)

Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By tpo
Re: Newbie to Stillwater Questions.......Help

Everyone has their own opinion, so here's mine:

If you have a 8-10' rod of 4-6 weight, you don't really need anything else, what you have will work. If you want a specialty stillwater rod, I'd...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 90,322
Posted By tpo
Re: Brown Trout Pics

I've been dying to post something on this thread and finally have the chance. Catching a brown happens about as often for me as having coffee with a unicorn, its pretty rare. I fished the Truckee...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 04-22-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By tpo
Re: Swimmin' Damsel

Nice looking damsel pattern. I haven't seen them tied with rubber legs before, but I imagine the movement could be very enticing. Good luck, and post some pics of your catch.

Forum: Pacific Southwest 04-19-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By tpo
Re: R.I.P. Sport Chalet

The Sports Chalet near me here in NorCal carries a small selection of decent quality fly fishing / fly tying gear and for that reason I'm sad to see them go. I'm not surprised though, huge store with...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-07-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By tpo
Re: Which line for poppers?

I have a couple of "bass" fly lines. They are fine, but the best line I have for throwing big bugs is the Rio Outbound Short. Expensive, but a great line.

Forum: Fly Rods 03-30-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By tpo
Re: Nymph rod: What do I need?

As I read your description, 10' 6wt seemed to me to be the ideal tool for you. 9'6" will work fine too. Brand/action to suit your personal taste/style, I think that's totally subjective. Good luck. ...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 03-30-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By tpo
Re: Knot Tying Tools

I use the same nail knot tool pictured in the thread that many of you use. I also have a couple of blood knot tools I use for making leaders, I have the Dennison tool but my favorite is called a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By tpo
Re: Keeping It Real On The Truckee

Nice clip. I guess no one could say you weren't getting your fly deep enough...

Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-19-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By tpo
Re: Pre shaped cork poppers....?

I personally find balsa easier to work with than cork. It cuts easily with a pocket knife and sands very well. The finished body is also free of defects more common in cork. I carve to rough shape,...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-14-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By tpo
Re: Still water rod length?

I mostly fish 9' rods and they work fine. I have a 9'9" 5 wt and it is nice to use in a float tube, the extra length is helpful. It can also get you a little more room/ leverage if deep indicator...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-13-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,649
Posted By tpo
Re: If you could only have 2 Trout rods

I'm not going to get into brands, that's a personal preference (and over-rated in my mind), but if I had to limit myself to two trout rods, I'd go with a 7'6-7'9" 3 wt and a 9' 5 wt. I can do all my...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-05-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By tpo
Re: Tips for stillwater trout.

Not knowing where you'll fish, the kind of lake, depth, etc, I'd suggest two starting techniques:

1). Use a #10-12 black, olive, or brown Wooly bugger with a #2 or 3 sinking line
2) Fish a small...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By tpo
Re: Has anyone hired a guide in St. Croix USVI?

Yes, I hired a guide for a day in St. Croix while on a cruise several years ago. I don't recall the name of the guide/company, sorry about that. It was December and we tarpon fished for his ~21'...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-24-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By tpo
Re: Fly Tying - First Impressions

Those flies would be trout slayers on the NorCal lakes I fish. Well done, keep up the good work!

Forum: Member Introductions 02-24-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By tpo
Re: Hello from Indiana

Welcome Hoosier! I'm one too, actually more of a former Hoosier, born and raised but haven't lived there for many years. I grew up fishing ponds and small lakes in southern Indiana for bass,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-09-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By tpo
Re: Yucatan...

Sorry, I don't have any suggestions for you, but I'll share my experience fishing for a day when in Cancun maybe 6-7 years ago. I had a ball! The family and I stayed at a resort called the Moon...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-05-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By tpo
Re: 3 Weight line or 4 Weight?

I'm not familiar with that rod so the questions I would ask are:

1). Is the rod fast, or not so much? Fast rods take over lining better IMHO.
2). How far to cast? Short casts support over...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-29-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By tpo
Re: Decent inexpensive 3-4 wt reel?

Cabela's Prestige Premier, normally about $90, on sale now for $50.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,914
Posted By tpo
Re: Best Bass Flies

Well, tying deer hair bugs like these has taken me some time and practice. I wouldn't say its hard, but there are a few techniques you have to learn, primarily spinning hair, stacking hair, packing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By tpo
Re: Family friendly, semi-inexpensive Caribbean destination?

I only have two Caribbean fishing experiences. The best of the two, and a vacation spot my family liked more than we expected, was Cancun. We stayed at one of the resorts there and we got a pretty...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-18-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,074
Posted By tpo
Re: How Often Do You Tie?

I've become a "binge tyer", I don't tie as often as I used to, but if I find a pattern I like, or think might work for me, I'll sit down and tie a bunch. A few years ago, I picked up bass fishing...
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