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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-29-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 331
Posted By planettrout
Re: Best way to tie legs on a nymph??

" I guess one more question... should I make the thorax on my nymphs about equivalent to half the hook shank as a general rule?"

Generally speaking, yes...There are patterns I tie that have a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By planettrout
Re: Golden Trout in Colorado

The Golden Trout is our state fish here in CA. They have been transplanted to numerous other locations and most successfully in the Wind River Mountain Range in WY. Here is some background with...
Forum: Flies 03-27-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By planettrout
Re: New tyer

Since you live in WV, it might be helpful to peruse this hatch chart with patterns to match the bugs:

West Virginia Streams - WVAngler.com (http://www.wvangler.com/west-virginia-streams.html)

...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 788
Posted By planettrout
Re: Snakes!

Unh...don't count on NOT running into buzzworms at high elevations. I have seen them up here on multiple occasions:

Inyo National Forest - Onion Valley...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-26-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By planettrout
Re: Need a stronger thread.

That would be right on...Veevus is probably the strongest thread I have used unless one wants to go with gel-spun polyethylene...

PT/TB:thumbsupu
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By planettrout
Re: Net attachment

I use the older Brodin Magnet. Just use one hand to get it over the shoulder and close to the half attached to the back of the vest and "presto"...it will snap together. Remember to keep the flat...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 342
Posted By planettrout
Re: Tailwater Insects: Smaller Size, Why?

Tailwater have prodigious populations of small insects - think Midges...more is revealed HERE:

Fly Fishing Tailwaters: Tactics and Patterns for Year-Round Waters: Pat Dorsey: 9780811705127:...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 560
Posted By planettrout
Re: Net attachment

Simple and easy access...never lost a magnet...yet...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/FLY%20AND%20BUBBLE/MOO%20NET%20RIG_zpsrqxzm4sb.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-24-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/BRUSHED%20LASER%20amp%20D-RIB%20CADDIS%20GRP_zpsjwhuhdcl.jpg...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By planettrout
Re: Fish Stillwaters Alone or with Fishing buddys??

My usual companions when fishing lakes in the Sierras...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/LAKE%20SOFT%20HACKLES/bt-16_zpsem0q0mw9.jpg...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By planettrout
Re: Predicting time of a hatch

Tip...

Turn over rocks and use an aquarium net to look for nymphs in the drift. The ones with the darkest wing cases are those that will be most ready to hatch...

Like Silver said, find a hatch...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By planettrout
Re: Looking for used soft action rod

This might just fit - in a 10', 4wt....Winston no longer makes this rod but they occasionally turn up. It was the slowest WT they ever made:

TCO Fly Fishing - Winston WT Trout - Winston WT -...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By planettrout
You do not pick the fly rod, the fly rod picks you!

:teef:

F.Y.I.

Caution: Don't Take Fly Rod Recommendations From AnybodyFly Fish the South | Fly Fish the South (http://www.flyfishthesouth.com/?p=581)


PT/TB
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-20-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By planettrout
Re: Soft Hackle hook

Alec Jackson Crystal North Country Hook...dist, by Daiichi through Hareline:

Aj's Alec Jackson Crystal North Country Trout Hooks (http://hareline.com/jnc.html)


PT/TB :thumbsup:
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

OK charlie, here ya' go...

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/BRUSHED%20LASER%20amp%20D-RIB%20CADDIS_zpsrbe4m6c0.jpg...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 984
Posted By planettrout
Re: Nymphing.

Here is a cursory introduction to nymphing:

Nymphing Tactics (http://stevenojai.tripod.com/nymph.htm)

One may use a 7 1/2' leader and attach a tippet ring then 18" of tippet material to the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-18-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

I'll put it up, under the photo, in a day or so...as for a book well, all the recipes along with a photo of the materials used for all of the flies that appear on this thread may be found on my...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/BRUSHED%20LASER%20amp%20D-RIB%20CADDIS_zpsrbe4m6c0.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-17-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/DUN%20MINK%20UV2_zpsd0g196fj.jpg...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-15-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 249,829
Posted By planettrout
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/SULPHUR%20EMERGER_zpsuhpm4z39.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 03-13-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 771
Posted By planettrout
Re: Drought update

This is how bad it is in CA...

California is pumping water that fell to Earth 20,000 years ago | Reveal...
Forum: Fly Patterns 03-13-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By planettrout
Re: Tinsel wrapped woolys?

Try using Sulky Holoshimmer or Metallic Thread. This stuff is narrow and extremely strong:

Sulky Holoshimmer Thread (http://www.sulky.com/thread/thread_holoshimmer.php)

Sulky Sliver Metallic...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,703
Posted By planettrout
Re: Stickers and your Fishmobile

Nope...I live in CA and stickers from FF Mfgs. and Firearm Mfgs., attached to one's vehicle, are an open invitation to being broken into and ripped off. Even parking next to a river,lake or stream...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-13-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By planettrout
Re: tippet knots

"Wind knots"...count on it. Yer' gonna' get 'em whether using dries or sub-surface patterns. Like Silver says, they will reduce tippet strength and possibly lead to the loss of that fish of a trip......
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,166
Posted By planettrout
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

..all of these and about 16 more...:p

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn202/planettrout/JACOBS%20HOOKS/RODS%20-2-_zpsfwck7xtv.jpg...
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