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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Broken Rods

Understood. I admit it.



Nope. I'm not interested in learning how to do it and I have no one that I trust in my vicinity that wanted to do it. In fact, the shop I bought the rod from requested...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Broken Rods

Call it insurance offered by the manufacturer. The manufacturers, other than Orvis, could easily stop the issue by refusing to cover broken rods. Sage, St. Croix, Redington, and G Loomis all say or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 388
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Ever caught a bat?

No bats. But I have snagged a swift. During a hatch on the Big Thompson there were several swifts recklessly darting along the river and I snagged one on a cast. Pretty bird. Released unharmed after...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Big Brown Trout

I poked around his site. He's not selling himself as a guide or an expert that I can tell. He appears to be a youngster with a project (personal or academic, I can't tell) and it looks to me like...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 10-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 797
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Clear small stream tips and advice

A couple more thoughts.

You mention you use an EHC. Give that fly some action every now and then. Caddis skate across the surface of the water occasionally so a little induced drag is actually...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 10-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Largest fish on a fly rod to date

Here's my first bass (I think you beat me there ;) ):

https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=34C7F3708173F451!868&authkey=!ANN7RckDNSO0Hac&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

Oh, and that feller is the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 10-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

This is common on two pay-to-play sites I fish regularly. Both are trying to manage a fish population by letting the anglers keep some trout but the only anglers paying to fish are C&R types. Like me...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 612
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Overlooked Lakes, Overcrowded Rivers

So, this is just me, but I don't fish big still water because it's boring to me. It's just as technical as any other water but I don't like standing in place or being stuck in a boat in order to work...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila Wilderness and Gila Trout

They don't look for anything special and all the usual western patterns will work. The wild ones can be spooky like any mountain trout but they aren't all that picky once they move on a fly.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,912
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Glass VS Graphite

I'm not nostalgic at all but I do prefer slower action rods, thus the reason I test cast a current glass stick. After that test cast I bought it (Redington Butter Stick) and now it's my favorite rod...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila River, NM - Life after Fire?

Here's the latest from NMDGF:

Gila Trout Fishing Maps (http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/GilaTroutFishingMaps.htm)

It looks like there are actually two creeks to fish...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila Wilderness and Gila Trout

Here's the latest information on fishing for Gila trout:

Gila Trout Fishing Maps (http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/GilaTroutFishingMaps.htm)

You'll want to read...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Pressure and mousing

I see fishing pressured areas as a challenge and I use those times, usually, to try different things. I try to present something different in a different way to give the fishing something different...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan worm

Absolutely it'll work. It's a worm. Half the world sits on the shores of lakes and dangles the live ones under a bobber :).

If I wanted to be all fly angler about it, I might kick the silt along...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've been fortunate to have not run into too many *really* bad examples of guides on the water. I've been mildly annoyed on the San Juan but never really angered...by guides ;). On another river I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

The problem is that the game managers have time requirements *and* budget requirements and removing unwanted fish via angler is ineffective. Even in places with unlimited take there are still...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've never fished the stretch in the OP but I've fished my share of crowded streams in crowded forests. Used to be I'd do everything I could to separate myself from others and that's really not too...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By dwtalso
Re: If you had the $$$

Define "useful".

Both rods will catch lots of trout in a lot of different conditions. Those two rods feel different and have different capabilities but they will both work just fine.

What is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Small stream fishing.

The little guys make me giggle :). All day long, every time, for decades now. I'll happily dap a dry onto a tiny stream for a wee trout any time. Makes me happy :D.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,503
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Catch and Release...

I think trout are tougher than folks give them credit for. That's as far as I'll go there :).

Anyway, I have another suggestion related to handling and nets. If you don't have a net or don't want...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Likes and dislikes

I'm on the San Juan about seven or eight times a year and it's provided a few lessons for me about a big famous river and my expectations. I suspect that what I've experienced might be common on a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Korkers

Have they fixed the issues with the studded rubber soles yet? I have a pair of the V3 Chromes and the boot is fine, however, the studs in the soles would tear out after only a few trips. My...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,898
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Fly Rod Car Carriers

I have the Rodmounts Rod Loft Pro in my Highlander. I love it. I've seen some similar systems in pictures that look DIY and function about the same, probably for a lot less money. But the Rod Loft...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rods you regret NOT buying

Reading is fundamental. Feel free to ignore my post :). I'll repeat it when the "Rods you don't regret buying" thread actually comes along :P.

<ignore>Fished my Butterstick (7.5' 4wt) on the Pecos...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,255
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Sage TCX. I got it as part of a deal a few years ago and I didn't research it. Casts distance like heck but feels like a broomstick to me. I gotta sell it so I can buy something a tad more subtle.
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