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Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Hot Weather Wading

REI Co-Op has their own line of clothing and other top end brands. The best part is their products have a lifetime warranty zipper breaks in 2yrs bring it back they fix or replace. I used to buy all...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-14-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 630
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Alaskan Wolves In Peril;

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat is a great book about the lies man has created about these beautiful creatures.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

You see them belly up at the bottom of the river look for their white belly in deeper holes. I'm not a scientist but have seen it many times over many seasons.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

That's because they sink to the bottom and die....
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

Common sense tells me that fish can't breath out of water so after I catch a trout common sense tells me to release it quickly not to hold it up out of the water. Also when a trout is taken out of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 719
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

I grew up around fly fishing and one thing that has changed has been the amount of pictures taken. Now it's hard enough to catch a trout on a fly but then to be able to get the "perfect" picture the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By smilingduck
Re: California Drought affects USA food production

From reading the article it sounds like the government backing of the corn industry and subsidizing it has made it difficult to start farming other products like fruit and vegetables. California...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-06-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By smilingduck
California Drought affects USA food production

California (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/05/3646965/california-drought-and-agriculture-explainer/)
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Sunglasses

Smith optics check out the Tenant model. I'm sure you can get prescription lens for most of their frames. Worth every penny!
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 322
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Big Fight Night!!

Money Mayweather picks his fights carefully that's why this fight wasn't fought earlier. It's really sad that in America as long as you have money you can get away with anything. This "man" is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphs reach bottom...but stay there

When I get my nymph rig stuck on the bottom of the stream one thing I try first is to throw a roll cast into the stuck line. It will pull itself out sometimes. You just have to keep adjusting your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,535
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Exhort your state's fishing

California- We have fresh and salt water also the California delta which is a major fishery by itself

What we do have terrible management of fisheries and extremely high fishing pressure. We have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Should I bother fishing when water is high and brown?

Fish the edges very carefully fish will be very close to bank. Use bigger flies I like to use a Pats rubber legs with a San Juan worm under. I like fishing at this time cause most guys won't and...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 04-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and a little perspective on the drought.

Saving Fish in a Barrel | Moonshine Ink (http://www.moonshineink.com/news/saving-fish-barrel)

Really sad that our state of California has no real plan except to conserve water which we didn't get...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-23-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fly snagged on a bush...

I like to use a heavy tippet when fishing streams with a lot of bushes/trees. I like to use 4x just so I can pull down small trees and limbs. When I get I caught and can't retrieve by hand always do...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing and weights

Tungsten bead heads are you friend I use them instead of splitshot.
Welcome to the forum!!!!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Grrrr, Depression Sets in

You should move to California it didn't show at all this winter and it's going to be 85 degrees today!!!! If your glass is half full don't complain.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Live or Die

Trout are very fragile most times bait fishers aren't as gentle when releasing fish at least the ones I've witnessed. If a trout is deeply hooked and the angler pulls on the line it can cause...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,412
Posted By smilingduck
Re: You just paid $50 for nippers. What's Next?

Gold teeth and watches we have plenty of those in California everyone already have all those things you can be the first guy on your block with a Golden Gate Bridge don't like gold I got a brand new...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,412
Posted By smilingduck
Re: You just paid $50 for nippers. What's Next?

I own a bunch of bridges on the San Francisco Bay all for sale at great prices!!!
Just PM me for details....
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By smilingduck
Re: OK, What's a 9 wt for??

I use a 9 weight when fishing the California Delta for striped bass. It usually gets windy so with a 9 weight you can fish most of the time guys that fish 8 weights have a tougher time. With the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 547
Posted By smilingduck
Re: The Ranch/Last Chance section.

I've gotten some pretty good stink eye while just nymphing! Maybe just have a pistol in your waders for good measure. I would fish around where they take out the boats after they drift the box canyon...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-31-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,510
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How's the Snowpack out there?

What's snowpack! California snowpack at 19% if this keeps up I might have to take up golf. I hate golf!
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By smilingduck
Re: The Girdle Bug... This fly saved the day

One thing I like about fishing rubber legs is that smaller fish won't eat them and whitefish can't! Also you can add lots of weight so you can get down where the fish are just pinch your barbs those...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How about that

That happens every time I flyfish it keeps me humble! That's one thing about this sport you can spends thousands of $ and a kid with a night crawler will out fish you every time.
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