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Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By busbus
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

You are more or less saying what I am saying. I "can" swim but I need to be fairly close to shore. And even if I do find a way to fall out of a tube, that can still be used as a kick board.

I...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 450
Posted By busbus
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

haha. I can see that happening to me. I am not graceful at all.

But there is a boat launch in both these places and I think that will help entrance and exit to the lake. I think i can sit on my...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 450
Posted By busbus
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

Well, I knew I would be blasted with the "learn to swim" response and with good reason. The thing is, I have tried to learn how to swim six or seven times. I can "do" it but I am really pretty bad....
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 450
Posted By busbus
Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

I have been kicking around using a float on the two lakes that are near me since there are only so many places you can fish from on shore. My only real problem is getting up the nerve because I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By busbus
Re: two sides to each coin-fishing report

Sounds like one of my days! But you are sooooo right: beats the heck out of anything else you could be doing! I ripped everything out of our master bathroom because the wife said she wanted to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By busbus
Re: Actually Giving It Up, For Now

Me? No...I did put a link in for that song about. It is underlined.

You talking about the Dan Fogelberg song "Full Circle," siege? Fantastic song. Full Circle

I am old school in that all I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By busbus
Re: Actually Giving It Up, For Now

You talking about the Dan Fogelberg song "Full Circle," siege? Fantastic song. Full Circle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWRpipIEwDA)

FULL CIRCLE
(words and music by Gene Clark)

Funny...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By busbus
Re: Measurements

Wow! I love those pictures, too. How long did the bird use your rod for a perch?


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Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By busbus
Re: Measurements

cochise: EXACTLY what I am talking about! I would just suck all of that in.

I have to say that I do love to catch fish, too, and it may be more fun when I do. Actually, when I catch a fish, it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By busbus
Re: Measurements

Thanks for all the responses, everybody. I especially liked Ard's story: it was the exact opposite of what I experienced but it is what it is.

I am glad that you all "got" what I was saying. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By busbus
Re: Measurements

Exactly my point: The best fisherman is he who enjoys it. Imo Anyways.

Fishing is fun. Catching fish is fun. I guess my point is do we try to get "better" because it will make us enjoy it more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 460
Posted By busbus
Measurements

"The Best Caster" thread caught my attention. I thought it was an interesting post. It went from asking if the best casters caught the most fish to what it is to be a good angler and/or a good fly...
Forum: Flies 01-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Touché, silver. Touché. Thanks for the link to that thread. Most interesting. Oh, and thanks for probably the best piece of practical advice I had never thought of:



I am starting to see...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Good information about dries, guys.

I have not been so great at getting dries to work on streams but I have a whole lot of fun catching blue gill with them. I know, I know: blue gills are...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Thanks, oldtimer.

EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SAY!!

You expressed in a few words what I have been trying to say. By limiting your choices, you were forced to work harder at making the...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Hello, silver,

You pose some very good questions and even better arguments. I had to re-read what I originally posted so I could fully wrap my head around it. I needed to remember why I posted...
Forum: Flies 01-20-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

I agree. We have spoken before about Tenkara and the more I thought of it, the more I realized the fact that Tenkara "works" is precisely the thing that seems like a hindrance: you are constantly...
Forum: Flies 01-19-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By busbus
Is it the pattern or the presentation??

I have been doing a lot reading during these dark, damp, cold winter days and have read some interesting things. The more I read, the more I have been seeing a running theme that too many of us tend...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By busbus
Re: Why does this always happen??

So, I gather that you think this is the first step to actually becoming a fly fisher, right? If I rack my noggin', it seems to me that this has been said by many of the best in here without really...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By busbus
Why does this always happen??

Dang-gone wintertime. I don't mind the cold but it gets dark so blasted fast that there is no way I ever get time to go fishing. So what do I do? I surf the stupid Internet. I am constantly...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-14-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By busbus
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

Thanks, standman. Now you lead me to another question. (I am just full of them!)




Are you saying you just attach 20 feet of fluorocarbon to the rod? No other type of line? (Well, other...
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,730
Posted By busbus
Re: Distance.... A question for us "older" casters

Ain't that the truth! Happens to me all the time. Those buggers just swim around my feet laughing at me.
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-12-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By busbus
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

:D That's me! I always make the simple seem hard. I am definitely going to give this Tenkara thing a shot. I may even try using a fly rod at first in a spot that I know I won't get snagged.
...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-12-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By busbus
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

Thanks for the information. You cleared up a lot of things about the retrieve. I was going to use it simply to float some foam bugs for bluegill but now you've got me thinking about more. I am...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 01-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By busbus
Re: How do you fish a Tenkara on still water?

This may be a ridiculous question but can I simply use a fly rod and turn it into a Tenkara rod? Just tie the Tenkara leader to the top guide and give it a whirl?

I have a very "slow" 8-ft, 4-wt...
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