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Forum: Fly Rods 01-17-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fiberglass or Graphite?

Glass rods also roll cast very good and much farther the Graphite rods. Not that graphite rods don't roll cast good but the glass rods have so much flex that the line rolls off the tip perfectly and...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Long range weather forcast; good read.

http://youtu.be/IvmeUStFvz8
Forum: Pacific Southwest 12-31-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Flyfishing between Bodega Bay and Ft. Bragg?

The best time to go up there is during the Abalone diving season. You can dive in a lot of places around Fort Bragg/Mendicino. Abalone meat is the best meat of all the creatures on this planet that...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 441
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Who's Laughing Now?...

I remember when Air used to cost a quarter.....

Your lucky you don't live on the Left Coast in California they charge 2 quarters or 50 cents for air.

With these prices I figure I'll be rich...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing with a sink tip line - is it workable?

It would work better in a lake or still water then a river or moving water.
Forum: Pacific Southwest 12-10-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Flyfishing between Bodega Bay and Ft. Bragg?

Fort Bragg North Coast Brewing Company and visit the Glass beach if it's still there.
Forum: Driftless Region 12-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By smilingduck
Re: 22 Days until trout fishing...what to tie.

Worms, Glo Bugs and Rubber Legs.....
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-09-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 786
Posted By smilingduck
Re: What's on the menu?

Tamales and lots of em'......
Forum: Other Gear 12-06-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Waterproof backpack ?

Jack in the Box or carry a backpack I'll take a backpack.
Forum: Other Gear 12-06-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Waterproof backpack ?

It's not waterproof but I use my CamelBack Backpack designed for mountain biking. The shoulder straps are contoured around your shoulders so during casting it doesn't get in the way. It has a large...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-06-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By smilingduck
Re: ? about migratory bird act and feathers

You can gift birds and feathers but trading or selling is illegal. Birds that are taken legally can be gifted.
Forum: Other Gear 12-06-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Buy JUST a rod sock???

Rod and reel cases manufactured for the fly, spin and bait casting fisherman by Harding and Sons, are of the best canvas, nylon cloth, they offer retail, wholesale and custom design, also manufacture...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-04-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Tips and advice needed.

Flyfishing is a lot more fun if you learn to make short on target casts. The roll cast should be learned and able to do cause that's a cast used very often and easy to learn. You will get much more...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Hi Guys I'm back

Get well soon I personally have missed you posting and I am sure most others feel the same. Have a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-30-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Sewer root killer - environmental problem?

A lot of the drains around the bay drain straight into the bay. I have fished for sturgeon my whole life and have never caught or seen a Green Sturgeon. On White there is a slot limit 3'-6' are legal...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 11-26-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Eradication of nonnative fish from Sac Delta

Stopping water from going south with the system we have now is utterly impossible that's why the way we use and deliver water needs to be totally updated and changed to begin to use the amount of...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 11-19-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Yellowstone Pattern Suggestions

Fly Patterns of Yellowstone by Mathews Craig Juracek John | eBay...
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-19-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 531
Posted By smilingduck
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 11-15-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Why would anyone practice casting?

Growing up my father worked at the local fly shop. Most weekends during the fishing season we would be either fishing or going to church the casting ponds after. My first rod was a spin rod with a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-11-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Water Proofing Flies

For $15 I can make a few lifetime supplies of the Ray Bergman "Holy Water". I carry a bottle and will bless my fly again after catching a trout. I can't believe more anglers don't use it I've never...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Water Proofing Flies

It's called "Holy Water" and all my dry flys are blessed with it! Make up a batch and try it you can thank me later.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-09-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By smilingduck
re: Water Proofing Flies

DrLogik - Casual Research on Fly Floatants/Dressings and their History (http://www.drlogik.com/flyfloatants.html)

Best floatant ever works great on yarn bobbers also.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-13-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 767
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Tips for "One Fly" Contest?

Don't waste your time with dry flys!😜
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,552
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Cabela's Rod Warranty Update

Cabelas is changing their lifetime guarantee the lifetime will not be the Lifetme of the person who bought the product but the estimated lifetime of the product. This is a tough change in policy for...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-05-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By smilingduck
Re: I'm Going Light, What's your Limit?

Just don't fart with anything less then a #4 weight you will get blown off the water!:sorry:
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