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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By lightline
Re: Solo hiking in YNP follow -up

Those are the best words I've read written on that event, and whole subject of the park and bears. Too bad every visitor can't read it. Thanks for that.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-17-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By lightline
Re: It feels like September

I ran the furnace in my little travel trailer the past couple nights on the Henry's Fork, a little south of West Yellowstone. In mid-July. Who'd have thunk it a couple weeks ago when we were...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-14-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By lightline
Re: Wyoming Stillwater Fishing

Speaking of bugs, are they out yet? Those infamous ones that suck blood.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-30-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By lightline
Re: Guidance for Montana trip, please ..

I was going to post exactly what Silver Creek just did. Go north to Henry's Fork, and then north from there into southern Montana. Madison. Ruby (further west from Ennis/Madison) Big...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By lightline
Re: Must have flies for Jackson Hole area in mid June?

Think caddis and PMD's for hatch matching. 14's, 16's, and 18's. Pick your stage/style, or cover most of them. Emergers, dries, cripples, rusty spinners for the spinnerfalls. Elk caddis are hard...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By lightline
Re: Wading alone

Just this year, I've started wearing a PFD/vest on the larger rivers I fish where I can be swept away and go for a swim. (Henry's, Maddy, Green, etc) I always use a wading stick, but if I get in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By lightline
Re: Sunglasses

Habervision in Golden, CO has all of the above. Check out the Drivewear lenses. I have two pairs of those, plus a gray-lens pair, all in polarized bi-focal. They have copper too.
Forum: Drift Boat Discussion 04-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 896
Posted By lightline
Re: Yep, sorry, but it's another Best Drift Boat thread

Both Hyde and Clacka. are good boats with a proven track record, but without the "custom" price. Some models anyway. Look for a low-sided boat that's easier to row in the wind. Pay the little...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By lightline
Re: Numbers seem to not matter

I don't count, and certainly don't judge a day by "how many." Some of my most memorable days, and memorable fish, were ones I had to really work to get a fish to rise to my fly. The longer I work...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-11-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By lightline
Re: Green below the Gorge

For lodging, try Flaming Gorge Resort. I'd suggest a reservation. Good eats too, and a fly shop. If you're wade fishing, fish upstream from Little Hole in the morning, and downstream from there in...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-09-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By lightline
Re: Southwestern Wy next week?

I'm working, but I fished the Green below the Gorge again today, and it was nuts. BWO's all afternoon, pretty heavy, and more heads up than I could ever have thrown at. Mostly the cookie-cutter...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By lightline
Re: A Life Saver

I have my wooden walking stick on a loop of shock cord that I wear over my neck/shoulder. It keeps the stick close over my back shoulder, yet lets me use it to either side and in front, with either...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-01-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By lightline
Re: Green below the Gorge

18's and 20's. Standard "spring" sizes. Bigger than the fall.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 958
Posted By lightline
Re: The Ranch/Last Chance section.

I hope you like to snag a mop full of weeds about 5 feet into every swing. There's very little water that doesn't have a clump of weeds on the Ranch. Its also a bit crowded at times, so you aren't...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-01-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By lightline
Re: Green below the Gorge

I use a little Pentax WG-II with a polarizing filter. Fits in a shirt pocket, and waterproof. (I've dropped it to the bottom of a river several times) Doesn't get many "professional" quality...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-31-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By lightline
Green below the Gorge

The Green is really springing to life as of late. The bigger fish are now actively rising to midges in the mornings, BWO's for much of the afternoon, and midges again right until dusk. Rising fish...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By lightline
Re: myobangling87 needs help building leaders!

That's right Zug, I think we agree. The 12-18 foot leaders I use for trout fishing and dry flies are a whole other can of worms. However, the original post said "exclusively for bass," and poppers....
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By lightline
Re: myobangling87 needs help building leaders!

Who wants a leader with 6 or 7 knots in it? I sure don't. You can connect lines of pretty different diameter with the right knot. Blood knots and uni-to-uni's will way outlast your tippet. I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 929
Posted By lightline
Re: myobangling87 needs help building leaders!

I'd go 25/15/10 if it were me. 25/15/8 should work too. You should have a heavier butt section though. A 4-turn blood knot will work fine for the 25-15, and a 5-turn for the 15-8.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-09-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By lightline
Re: Possible move to Wyoming

No fly shops except at Dutch John, and they're limited. Get used to buying on line other than basic fill-ins. Its always a good excuse to take a trip to Jackson! Pinedale works too.

And wind?...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-05-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,008
Posted By lightline
Re: Possible move to Wyoming

Everybody's been pretty spot-on. I'll just add that if you get a couple or more days off, its perfectly centrally-located within a half to 3/4 days drive from just about anywhere you want or have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By lightline
Re: Is there a fly from your past?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-04uXCKK7FYM/VPd_V27xSxI/AAAAAAAACsA/xgTmC3k7Oug/s1600/renegade.jpg

Used to fish a lot of Renegades back in the day. Still tie one on occasionally, trimming all the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By lightline
Re: Thoughts on Dries

I fish more cripples than anything. They're my first go-to. Then a spinner. Then a parachute. When I do fish a traditional hackled fly, I trim the bottom hackle so the fly rides flush to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By lightline
Re: Tips for giudes... Please read

I read it to mean total tip from the clients to the guide, not per-client or per-person to the guide. If it was meant to be asking how much per person, I need to cut my answers in half!
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,230
Posted By lightline
Re: Tips for giudes... Please read

Nothing to be sorry about, just simple math! $43.75 an hour for 8 hours. So, for argument sake, lets assume the guide has some experience, was competent, and provided the kind of day a professional...
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