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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-25-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By bambam
Re: Carp Leaders

Me to. The carp I catch are in a local drainage ditch, all sight fishing. Any cast near them spooks 'em. You need to be in the water before they come close. Flip it out and wait for them then...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By bambam
Re: tying on tippet rings

+1 on an improved clinch knot
Forum: Flies 07-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,437
Posted By bambam
Re: Does everybody have that "one" fly that never seems to let you down?

A size 18 black tiger midge with a little root beer crystal flash. It produces on every river I have fished out West.
Forum: Flies 07-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,437
Posted By bambam
Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

I just got back from fishing the Kenai for reds. I tied up several sockeye lightnings with UV thread and some custom krill flies with white wacko hackle that glows under black light. The water was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By bambam
Re: Fly Fishing frustrations: Therapy not headache

Knots in a double nymph rig.
Flies caught in the weeds behind you because your back cast loop collapses.
Crossing a river to only find out there is no other safe place to cross and you have to make...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,749
Posted By bambam
Re: How old is your 'fishing car?'

2001 GMC 1500, 189K and still running strong. I bought it new. Other than oil, tires and brakes, the only thing that I ever had to fix was the fuel tank sending unit.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By bambam
Re: Fluro Fibre, Holo Tinsel, Krystal Flash, Wire, blah, blah, blah

I still use a lot of wire for ribbing. I like how it helps the fly hold up better after a strike. You can always add flash, which I often do.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By bambam
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

I enjoy 'Fishful Thinker'. While it is not a fly fishing show, he occasionally pulls out the fly rod. What I like about the show is that he explains why he fishes a section of water, how to read...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By bambam
Re: Glue question

Another fan of Loon UV knotsense. Expensive but easy to work with.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,765
Posted By bambam
Re: Boys Santa was good!!!!

New waders and walking stick. :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,931
Posted By bambam
Re: 2014 Fish Goals

Read Scott Adams on goals some time. :icon_mrgr

My plan for next year.

More carp fishing
More dry fly fishing
More bass fishing
Practice my casting more
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By bambam
Re: Having a hard time deciding

Find a rod that you can roll cast well. That's about all I ever do on small tree lined creeks. You don't need to cast that far so length is not important. I like my 7'6" 3wt. The shorter rod is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
Posted By bambam
Re: Vest, chest pack, side bag...

I just use a lanyard most of the time. I put other small items in my waders or pockets. I like to travel light. When my hikes take me far from my truck then I use a sling pack. It works best for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,357
Posted By bambam
Re: That One Thing

To spend time in my church and enjoy what life really means.
Forum: Flies 11-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By bambam
Re: New to fly tying. I need some help.

Search You Tube. There are many great videos. I self taught myself from these videos.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,336
Posted By bambam
Re: What are your top 5 flies you're never without?

Pat's rubber leg
Peeking Caddis
Parachute hopper
Zebra midge
Wooly Bugger
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By bambam
Re: Newby casting dilema

I like to tie a whipped loop.

Creating a Whipped Loop - Fly Fishing Tip - YouTube
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