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Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 702
Posted By depenner
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

[QUOTE=Rip Tide;754508]I don't normally like to stick my nose in when talk turns to what gear to buy.
Personally I don't feel that it makes a whole lot of difference.
The rod that I've been using...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By depenner
Re: How to use a steel

If you're trying to maintain the edge between sharpenings, try using a strop. I just glued a piece of hard leather to a piece of maple. "Color" the leather with chromium dioxide (I might have this...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-03-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 794
Posted By depenner
Re: So, there's this big beaver in my driveway....

I spent a number of years in North Eastern British Columbia (Fort Nelson area). One year someone hosted a "First Nations" Thanksgiving. One of the dishes was boiled beaver. Yeah, once was...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 03-28-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By depenner
Re: Kabuto Glass rods

Shane does great work. His attention to detail is fantastic. I love my Yomogi. If you're nervous about the switch take a look at The Fiberglass Manifesto loaner program. Cameron has a number of...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 03-21-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By depenner
Re: Kabuto Glass rods

If you're not completely wedded to a Kabuto, take a look at the Ijuin Yomogi. I have a 7' 3wt built out by Shane Gray (Graywolf Rods out of MI). My wife bought it for my birthday last October. I got...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,362
Posted By depenner
Re: How Are You Combating Cabin Fever??

Two suggestions: Rowan Creek. One of my favorite bourbons--very smooth. Second, Old Grand-Dad 114. This is an inexpensive bourbon with some great flavour. I normally drink my whiskey neat, but the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By depenner
Re: Preferred Tippet Holder

I do something somewhat similar. I use a piece of paracord with a stopper (in this case, the remains of a pull with a hole drilled through it from a cabinet job) tied to one end to keep the spools on...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 01-09-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By depenner
Re: Getting It Down, Sinking The Fly;

+1. After reading an earlier post on this topic (I think it was last winter), I made up a number of leadcore (Cortland LC13) sections as described by Ard. I used them (2' segments mostly) this summer...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By depenner
Re: I just cleaned the car and...

Chilton? Had one for every pre-1970 volkswagon I ever owned. Now, where is that timing light?

david
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By depenner
Re: My built in fire alarms are chuping. WHY??

This happened last month with our hard-wired detectors. As others have mentioned, there is a back-up battery in each detector; one or more needs to be replaced.

My question is why inanimate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,297
Posted By depenner
Re: New 'old dog' and a new 'best friend?'

Oh, yeah, I know this story. We put down our second shorthair nearly three years ago. One of the worst days of my life (still almost makes me cry). My wife and I talked about taking a "break" from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By depenner
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

We are clearly not related :D (although you sound like you could be related to two of my brothers).

I have gotten better about keeping things around for awhile; but only because I've managed to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By depenner
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

Larry

PM your info and I'll get them to you.

david

ps, do you need name, size info?
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By depenner
What to do with flies you don't use

I'm sure I'm not unique in this, but I have a number of flies that I've tied up over the years that are just sitting in boxes. Most I'll probably never use (they looked interesting, and I thought...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By depenner
Re: Right hander trying to teach left hander.

I'm definitely right-handed. But, I'm a woodworker and at times find myself having to use my left hand to do something; so, I'm somewhat comfortable using my left hand.

I didn't find it difficult...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By depenner
Re: Right hander trying to teach left hander.

[QUOTE=amertens;707013]So this isn't really a question or much of a topic, but I am right handed and was showing my left handed buddy who recently started fly fishing a few simple flies....

Please...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By depenner
Re: Lake cottage find. Dickerson bamboo, old Medalist and flies.

You'll get a lot of help and information on the Classic Fly Rod Forum.

david
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By depenner
Re: My philosophical $0.02

I've come to realize that my starting point is "I'm having a good day." After all, I've the opportunity to go fishing. Add to that the beautiful places I get to see and the different animals (wild...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By depenner
Re: Kayak Fishing

I didn't find the position relative to the water to be a problem (I had a WS 120 Commander), but points two and three strike home and are the main reasons (especially point 3) I sold my kayak.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By depenner
Re: Confession...

+1 for me, too. I have a number of 7 1/2' glass rods, and find this especially useful with these rods.

david
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By depenner
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By depenner
Re: Thief stole my fish and fly.

Somebody sent me a link a few years ago from Youtube of guys salmon fishing in the Northwest. Guy has a nice size fish on when a killer whale decided to have a snack. All that was left was the head....
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By depenner
Don't be lazy--check that tippett

Was out smallmouth fishing in a nice wadable river. Five hours of great fishing on a beautiful summer day. This river isn't known for huge fish--most are in the 9" +/- range. Large is 12-14". Got the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By depenner
Cocoons Sunglasses question

I've been using Cocoons with an amber lens for the last few years and have been happy with their performance (forget about how they look--my wife walks 10 steps in front of me if I'm wearing them).
...
Forum: Fiberglass Fly Rods 05-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By depenner
Re: Fiberglass might be the answer

I, too, started off with graphite, but could never get comfortable with my first rod (Cabela's L-tech). I can't remember how I got onto the Fiberglass Fly Rodders board, but I became intrigued. Nine...
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