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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Mormon Crickets. “Anabrus simplex”

We've got these guys in the high meadows of the Jemez Mountains in New Mexico right now. More than I've seen in the past and in grey and olive. For the last couple of weeks I've been running a large...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2016, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Orvis warranty

I wonder if it's a store thing. I've had a Super Fine Touch repaired three times and a Helios 2 repaired once and every time it was about two weeks including shipping in both directions. But in each...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-10-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico in December

The weather in December won't be bad and the daytime temps in the higher altitudes will actually be fairly decent, in the high 30's to mid 40's (Fahrenheit) typically, but it can even be in the 50's...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-08-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico in December

Just about every trout stream above 7000 ft will be icing up and really cold. You'll be able to find some open spots here and there but it'll be really slow fishing.

In the Santa Fe/Taos area, a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-29-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Pecos River Question

Well, there is one trail that starts along the road to Irongate and drops in on the Mora, but I've never walked it.

The trail from Irongate to Mora flats is 3.2 miles and pretty easy. That's the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By dwtalso
Re: ad blocker

AdBlock Plus is very good.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-09-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rio Guadalupe Day Trip

I love that river :). I haven't been up there since the runoff started. Time to fix that.
Forum: Fly Rods 05-17-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,957
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Are the high end rods really worth it

Are they worth the money? That's totally your call. All the technological advantages and warranties are meaningless if you don't see an advantage to them. Imho, there's a lot to catching fish and a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-10-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By dwtalso
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-09-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Hour before sun up and you need to rig your rod.... don't have enough light at home? Have you checked the fuses? Maybe a bulb burned out? Have you tried that switch-thingy near the door?

Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 943
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Help identifying trout.

You won't know if it's "pure" anything. Golden trout hybridize with cutthroats and rainbows so it could be a mix of any of those three. It appears to be more cutthroat than rainbow and it doesn't...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-27-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Goddard Caddis?

I use Goddard Caddis' in NM and CO quite frequently. It's a nice, durable fly and is a nice change in profile from the other dry caddis patterns. It's pretty floaty by itself but I don't find it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,020
Posted By dwtalso
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,020
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Navigation- GPS or maps

I have backup maps that I haven't used in a decade. My Garmin with a couple of spare batteries lasts a week, and that's if I don't plug it into the car.

The electronic topos I have (USGS 24k) are...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,274
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Tippet Rings = Ethical ?

You know what's unethical? using anything that isn't natural and hand made by you. If you don't cut that willow branch (bamboo might be acceptable...maybe) yourself, gather horse hairs and braid your...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 03-30-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Stealth??

I'll add that on smaller streams the unstealthy angler may be catching fish but they are probably the smaller fish living in that water. Smaller/younger trout are typically more reckless when it come...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwtalso
Re: who has auctually broken a fly rod?

I've broken three rods a total of five times.

I broke my Eagle Claw Trailmaster II bushwhacking when I was 10 years old.

I broke my Sage One a few years ago: I guess I smacked a rock because I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,146
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Are Fly Fishers More Friendly Than Spincasters?

My experience has been mixed. I've encountered knuckleheads with both types of rods so nobody is better as far lack of consideration goes. I've encountered nice folks using either setup as well.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Snagging Fish on the San Juan

I think slow reaction can be part of it. The takes on the San Juan are typically subtle (long leaders/tippets and wary fish) so a slow reaction lets the fish spit the fly by the time you set the...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-15-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,044
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Quiet reels

I'm a fan of quiet reels. My two favorite rods have a Hatch reel which have a soft click that I can only hear when there's no tumble in the water around me. I have a Sage 3550 that I love as well and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-03-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Red River NM advice

I was just in the gorge last weekend and I fished below the hatchery two weeks before that. The Red River is moving pretty swiftly right now (and coming up) but the water was pretty clear. Somewhere...
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-29-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By dwtalso
Re: House Bills Threaten To Give Away National Forests - Outdoor Alliance

HR 3650 is pretty nasty. On first glance it appears to be a way for a state to purchase NFS land: the state does have to pay or trade for the acquired land. However, there's no provision for the DoA...
Forum: Other Gear 01-25-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rod car carriers

I've had the RodMounts Rod Loft Pro for the last three years or so. I got it for my Toyota Highlander and moved it to my Ford Edge and it works great for me.
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-13-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Mind Candy: "TED" presentations.

NPR puts out the TED Radio Hour which is available as a podcast. They pull together a story from one or more TED talks and it's one of my favorite shows to listen to.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-02-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan in August

Actually, they are only illegal in the Special Trout Water; from the dam downstream 3.5 miles to Crusher Hole. Downstream of Crusher Hole, in the bait water, they'd be OK.

Also, be aware that the...
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