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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,772
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Do you carry a survival kit?

If you've got tape, you've got an ankle wrap. That's how we used to protect our ankles back in football days. There is a method to wrapping, but it's not hard to learn. Tape it good enough and you...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,772
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Do you carry a survival kit?

I rarely get far enough away from the truck to need to worry about such things. I've always got a knife, a pistol, and a lighter on me.

When we do pack up the canoe and do a float, I've always...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-18-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Winter Trout Fishing

There is no fishing in Missouri in the winter. In fact, it ends November 11th and doesn't start again until March. Or May, I can't remember which. I think May.

Bubba should stay right where...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Streamer storage recomendations

Send them to me, and I will properly sacrifice them to the fishing gods- a dozen for the mighty god of the submerged stick, a dozen for the vengeful god of the submerged rock, and two dozen for the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Ha, Don't we all break our rods at one point in time...

I broke my first fly rod, on my first long trip from home with it, a 3 hour drive, before I had even made a cast.

I had done a few sessions of fly casting on the local river (a trashy place with...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Furled or mono leaders?

I'm a convert to furled leaders. Really helps out my miserable casting.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Some days it's just that easy...

Rus, I envy you. Don't think I've forgotten that we're supposed to meet up and fish. Just a question of time and money, or lack thereof.
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Two Questions About Winter Fishing

Hard to beat neoprenes on those really cold days. Layered up with synthetic long johns and fleece and wool, I've been toasty warm on days where the frustration of clearing ice out of the guides...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-31-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Ever have one of them days....

At this point I'd just settle for a day on the water, period. Lack of money and time have put the brakes on my hobbies.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Rip

Very sad loss, but he has not been a well man for quite some time now. The last picture I saw of him, a few months ago, he looked like walking death. Reminded me of my uncle who died after a 14...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: ONE DOWN! How many more to go?

Thieves, every last one of them, and they're stealing from all of us. Should be dealt with like the pirates they are.
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: A few shots from my day on the river-

Beautiful Russ, you'll have to take me down there some time!
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: How Many Tapers do we Really Need????

Ok, let me try and take a crack at this game:

Terribly Expensive Disappointment (TED)

Designed for the perfect cast, every time, on every rod, except the rod you own. As an added bonus, this...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,112
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: carrying a weapon?

Oh, it's painful alright.

I was 19 years old drinking in a bar in the tiny shithole town of Parsons, TN. The bar was the kind of place that looked like Patrick Swayze should be sitting in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,418
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: filth?

I won't venture into the bait vs. fly area trashiness, but I will say that I'd just leave that tire alone. If the fish are using it, and it's low enough in the water to not be an eyesore, I think...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Leaders??

A big plus 1 for furled leaders. I wish I had found them sooner.

They last a lot longer, mostly because you don't get the mysterious wind knots in them. They come with a ring on the tippet...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: An annoying problem/s.

This sounds like an awesome idea! I will have to remember that. Sadly, the only time I see my backing is when I clean my fly line. :(
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 887
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: An annoying problem/s.

Keep a few trotline weights in your vehicle, then next time they anchor in your spot, on your way home head on up to that bridge and give 'em those trotline weights. ;)

As to the backing problem,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Well I did it

I was in your shoes earlier this year, so here's my take...

Don't worry so much about the double haul just yet, as others have said.

The best way to learn (once you've got a basic cast down)...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 09-20-2011, 02:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,648
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Improved Synch knot or not

I've been fishing the Palomar knot for 10 years now, and have never had the line break at the knot. I can't say that for any other knot I use. If it were easier to tie small flies on with a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,064
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Lurking Members.....................

I've been on a couple forums like that. The resident peanut gallery, generally led by a cooperative administrator, forms a good 'ole boy's club and belittle, shout down, or just plain drum out...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,064
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Lurking Members.....................

I would say I mostly lurk, only posting maybe one out of ten times I visit. Often I just don't have much to add to the discussion- I came here for beginner help and still consider myself a novice. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Sea Anchors?

Rafergusun has it right, I think. The rivers where I fish, you would quickly find it more of a handicap than a help. Maybe in the slowest stretches of the river it would be of some use, but it's...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: Tree Slinging

Always! When I take my wife fishing, she always marvels at how accurately I can place a bait with my spinning gear (I'm less skilled with a fly, but getting much better) she asked me one time, how I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By kevthebassman
Re: I'm thinking about a 7 or 8 wt, recommendations?

Again more food for thought, I appreciate the replies.

Russellb, you've got a PM inbound.
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