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Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
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: 336
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: 539
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: 205
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: 542
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: 539
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: 26
Views: 526
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: 539
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: 539
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: 555
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: 555
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: 555
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: 854
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: 854
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: 575
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: 541
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: 1,950
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: 1,950
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...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By lightline
Re: One person Pontoon

I'll put in another vote for a frameless Scadden (NFO). They're tough, well-designed, and easy to load and unload. Like Larry said, intermediate rapids are no problem. I had a Renegade for a few...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By lightline
Re: Car keys ...... God I hate when I do this ...

In a drive-thru garage attached to the side of my house.
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 889
Posted By lightline
Re: Car keys ...... God I hate when I do this ...

I'm lucky in that I can always leave mine in the truck. I also have a spare well-hidden somewhere on said truck. I also have a spare in the house hanging on the spare key hook. To find the first...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,171
Posted By lightline
Re: Preferred method for trout

Yes, what Sweetandsalt said.:thumbsupu Only, I live out of a movable travel trailer, and don't use any of the fast rods, even on Henry's or the MO. Slow graphite, bamboo, and fiberglass. Casting...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-17-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By lightline
Re: May 1st - Vail, CO to Jackson, WY road trip.

Yep, just drive over to Rifle, up to Vernal, and over the hill to the Green. Spend a few days fishing 10,000-15,000+ trout per mile in clear water, with no runoff, with rising fish daily, and all...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By lightline
Re: Your earliest memory of fly fishing?

1971 for me. A friend of the family asked if I wanted to go fishing with some grasshoppers in a creek up above the lake. Of course! We went outside and caught about a dozen hoppers, put them into...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,285
Posted By lightline
Re: Practicing Proper Catch and Release

Careful there. You do realize that if trout were on the endangered species list, you couldn't even fish for them, right? I'd rather keep them off any list, educate anglers and non-anglers about...
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