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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By JoJer
Re: How light of tippet do you go?

I generally tie flies to tippet with a Palomar knot which requires the tippet to pass through the hook eye twice. I use the heaviest tippet that still allows me to use this knot.
I still carry...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By JoJer
Re: Like a Kid on Christmas Eve Night

Yeah, I did that stuff in Japan, maybe a thirty footer. Those photos are prints with negatives, that's how long its been and I ain't done it since.
Sounds like a great trip.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-07-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 100
Posted By JoJer
Re: Resources for Identifying Hackles/Saddles/Feathers/Furs/etx

If you are starting from scratch and you don't have one yet, get an entry level instruction book.
I started with this one:
Talleur's Basic Fly Tying (Dick Talleur) | Used Books from Thrift Books...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-07-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,568
Posted By JoJer
Re: MAYFLY Rotary Vise

Go here first:

Fly Tying Vises In-Depth Review by Fly Fish Ohio! (

Mayfly 2A True Rotary Fly Tying Vise Stem...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-06-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22,728
Views: 407,871
Posted By JoJer
Re: new one word


Cartoon-American ditto
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 277
Posted By JoJer
Re: Of Fly rods and rod tubes

My combination of spin and fly rods are stored about the same as how you describe yours: The spin rods are racked (in a jury-rigged packing foam rack), assembled, in the garage. The fly rods are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 204
Posted By JoJer
Re: need some advise fellas

If she's getting muscle/joint pain from casting, she doesn't need a shorter rod, she needs a softer rod. Something medium-stiff will have a less demanding stroke (as long as she's not fishing where...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By JoJer
Re: Fly fishing for Carp in the US?????

That's a lot of cat food!
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By JoJer
Re: Is It Football Season or Foul Weather?

I hear your plea for some posts here.
I never watch football. Do have other stuff going on.
Here are some pix of the Selway/Lochsa/and Clearwater rivers I took a couple of weeks ago. I didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By JoJer
Re: Knee replacement

In RE meds: Chances are you're going to have some osteo arthritis with or without the surgery. If you're lucky, it'll only be the "weather predictor' level. You're still gonna want to be on good...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By JoJer
Re: Streamer rod, casting difficulties.

Something else every one touched on, but maybe didn't stress enough: While you're learning to cast these large heavy flies, it's a good time to pinch the barbs. It's bad enough getting smacked with a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,148
Posted By JoJer
Re: Problem with website

What he said.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By JoJer
Re: Knee replacement

My live-in SIL had both knees and both hips replaced over a period of a few years, the last surgery done several years ago.
What I can tell you is to keep after the post op PT. She was lazy now...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,148
Posted By JoJer
Re: Problem with website

Today I logged onto this site with Google Chrome. I'm amazed at how much faster the site runs here. Most of the problems I mentioned on page 1 of this thread are, so far, nonexistent. Tonight I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By JoJer
Re: Fitover.sunglasses

If you want to try clip-ons, Walmart sells brand in the fishing dept called Strike King. About $8. I buy 2-3 pairs at a time, especially if I find them on sale which they often are in the off...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-29-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 22,728
Views: 407,871
Posted By JoJer
Re: new one word

Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 458
Posted By JoJer
Re: Flying with a Fly Rod

Perfect time of year for your trip. Congrats. Enjoy.
Looka here:
Idaho Fish and Game - News Release (
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 464
Posted By JoJer
Re: What Makes a great casting rod ?

I recently replaced the DT 5 F on my neighbors rod with my old one, then went looking for a new one for myself. Guess what? DT lines are hard to find these days (here, anyway). Twice I was told it's...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 369
Posted By JoJer
Re: Is there a difference between fluorocarbon line and leader

Also, just a mere mention of it in the thread linked above, but flouro also requires different knots(?). I haven't used it enough to know which for which.
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 782
Posted By JoJer
Re: what's the trick?

I'm "at that age" too and I adjust most of my dry flies to include some orange or pink above the wing so I can find them, especially 16's and 14's. I have that box of "small drys" -18's, 20's, 22's...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By JoJer
Re: Genius or Dumb?

I built a dealy like that with and old spin rod handle screwed to a board.
I got very inventive when I had to load the spey line. That thingy was powered with my drill motor.

BTW, if you're...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By JoJer
Re: It Broke My Heart

I grew up in south Jersey in the 60's.The "headwaters" of my local ponds were storm drains. Me and my buds would dare each other to walk into the out flow pipe where it trickled into a feeder creek...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By JoJer
Re: Welcome to scenic Nevada

Aluminum cans get picked up because they have some return value, same as pop bottles when I was a kid. I think it would work for most stuff you see tossed out on the road: Any thing sold in portable,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 775
Posted By JoJer
Re: Fly Rod Case

I've been using a BW Sports two-rod w/reels case for about ten years. It holds the rods with reels attached and has big pockets on each side where I usually keep spare spools or reels for the rods in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By JoJer
Re: Whats the deal with the Experience points?

Years ago, my hunting partner and I would always buy fun-size snickers for our kids to carry in their hunting day packs. We'd unwrap them and put 8-10 in zip bags for each kid so they weren't...
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