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Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By ffffg
Re: Pontoon recomendations (with motors?)

I guess im reading the posts backwards, sorry about any confusion.. dave
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,106
Posted By ffffg
Re: Pontoon recomendations (with motors?)

I think you may be underestimating the 5hp moters weight and power.. My 10 hp nissan will push my 18ft 60inch wide g3 that weighs about 1000 pounds up the missouri river just fine. Not at any...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,106
Posted By ffffg
Re: Pontoon recomendations (with motors?)

As stated a fishing motor, (as opposed to a long range changing location motor), should pull.. The wind, and current will contantly be flipping the boat around if pushing, kind of like carrying a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By ffffg
Re: Right or left

the reel is not neccesarily the primary retrieve.. If a large fish takes a run AT you, in most circmstances lifitng your rod and reeling will give you slack, and many times a lost fish.. So...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,455
Posted By ffffg
Re: Favorite searching pattern

Ill consider the question searching for fish, As opposed to searching for a correct fly.. I fish a large river ,Missouri, and use long distance casts, fish huge amounts of water with spey rod...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By ffffg
Re: You caught your biggest browns on WHAT?

thanks Chris, Looks like your holding a hog in your avitar,, what is it?.. Rainbow? steelhead? what length? dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By ffffg
Re: You caught your biggest browns on WHAT?

Prince nymph 4 feet behind streamer, cast on z axis 6 wt with 300 grain depth charge line... missouri river 29 inch brown aprox 12 pounds, weight decided not by me but by experinced fishermen at...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,727
Posted By ffffg
Re: Catch and release or catch and eat?

Your state should have done tests to determine if the fish in the water your fishing is safe to eat... The mines, gold leaching, mills above pristine waters and etc can be tricky.. You can eat...
Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2007, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By ffffg
Re: Help The New Guy

I second the add on sink tip.. Rio i think makes a 12 foot tip with ends that you put on yourself... that part is a pain.. but about 4-6 foot will make an execent starter add on sink tip.. youll...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By ffffg
Re: nymphs

Some anti tangle tips.. Put the largest fly closest to the line, then as you go down to the end use one smaller line size as 3x then 4x.. But use line large enough for what your doing.. Make...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By ffffg
Re: Newbie with questions

Go to the high end fly shops, that is high priced, orvis, winston, sage, etc and these guys make their living giving information.. Of course the 1000 dollar outfit will work much better for what...
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,951
Posted By ffffg
Re: Ever break your Fly Rod ?

"I Cant wait to send in the tfo as i need it tommorw," Hmmm :confused: , I sent in the sage z axis, and repaired the tfo..... Funny thing tho, the tfo lefty kreh pro, 6 wt works fine, And altho...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,951
Posted By ffffg
Re: Ever break your Fly Rod ?

This has been the worst year ever for me... All warranties have been very good.. In fact a venture seven reel by g loomis free spun once in a while causing a mess. I told g. loomis that it was...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,200
Posted By ffffg
Re: Big streamers

The cooldown here has made for incredible streamer fishing, this high number of strikes brings up some revelations using multiple differing teckniques..... Tuesday i had great success with a large...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,200
Posted By ffffg
Re: Big streamers

I would like to add that most of my big fish are cought in the last half hour of daylight, after everyone has gone home. I dont know if they are elusive and only feel safe in the evening, or they...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,200
Posted By ffffg
Re: Big streamers

Some more info that worked yesterday.. I fish the missouri in a boat, three to four casts wide in places..
the best spot sunday on one side is a trechorous 2-3 mile walk with slides and etc.. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,200
Posted By ffffg
Re: Big streamers

I just entered this problem myself and am surprised to find it current.. I started with a stiff rod this year and had to learn how to set hooks with that pole and had good luck with 6 and 7 wt...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,765
Posted By ffffg
Re: trout net and vest d ring question

When wading im usually up to waist in water, and where I fish most of the time the fish rarely rise... They (rainbows) average 3-4 pounds and im hooking them usually this time of year and later...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,765
Posted By ffffg
Re: trout net and vest d ring question

I started leaving my net home this year... Ive lost more big fish trying to use a net. To land a big fish with a small hook, its usually best to keep your rod angle low, holding to the side to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By ffffg
Re: Lake whitefish/ summer

In the river here the whitefish eat the predominate hatch at the time...
So i would try what ever you would use for trout in the same situation, but fished very slow, on the bottom, small...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By ffffg
Re: Backpacking Rod

Take a closer look at your wifes grigg... I have a 5wt 2 piece 8 foot girgg, Its a very nice rod..... You probably only need one pole unless your both avid fishermen... But If one wants to hog the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2007, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By ffffg
Re: Boat or Wade ?

Seems like a simple question but it definitly isnt.. Heres some comments. Once i get out of the sight of the parking lot when drifing I let out a big sigh and all my cares simply melt away.. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By ffffg
Re: Hit

I use ez indicators by stone creek ltd.. in Greely Co. 970 330 7476. I use 5/8 inch, and buy 100 at a time.. . they are pretty large, but im usually going deep. they are hard foam with a slit and a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2007, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By ffffg
Re: fish clears most of the backing--what to do?

Next time that happens. give the pole to me, and ill show you the correct way to loose your fish, line and backing.. dave :frogdance
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By ffffg
Re: Caught this fish today - on the other side of the pond

an older guy here that is an avid fisherman from that area, meaning the isles called browns locks... he may have been from ireland or up north from you tho, and i was wondering what he (ment)was...
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