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Forum: The Lodge Den 05-13-2015, 10:35 PM
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Forum: Fly Swap 05-13-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,860
Posted By williamhj
Re: Top Water Fly Swap 2015

My box made it today. Thanks for organizing Larry! Great flies - some will go in my cold water box and some in my warm. Great mix!!!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 05-13-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By williamhj
Re: Classic Bamboo with a twist

Agreed. Beautiful wraps! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By williamhj
Re: Rod selection for fishing Colorado

5wt is a great rod for Colorado. I love fishing my 3wt and 4wt here for sure but if I only had one rod to bring it would be a 5wt. You can fish the small streams and small stuff with it fine but...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 643
Posted By williamhj
Re: Epoxy/nail polish scent

I creates a durable and clear coat. I use it on thread wraps of some flies (like clousers) and on popper bodies. Other times I might use a UV cure resin. Sally's works great though you need to...
Forum: Fly Swap 05-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,860
Posted By williamhj
Re: Top Water Fly Swap 2015

Update: checked tracking and it arrived in pinedale. A bit delayed but made it. Sorry for the late arrival.
Forum: Fly Swap 05-05-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,860
Posted By williamhj
Re: Top Water Fly Swap 2015

My flies haven't gotten to him yet - they should have, but something is going on with the package. I sent Larry the tracking number today, but the last update is the package leaving Utah en route to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,176
Posted By williamhj
Re: Would this be "cheating?"

I'd fish a mouse after dark. You can get away with heavier tippet that will hopefully let you get the fish out of there without getting snapped off or tangled. A challenge for sure but sounds like...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-30-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By williamhj
Re: Flies for fast river smallies

Great suggestions above. I usually clean up with just black and olive wooly buggers but have fun trying other things. The poppers/bass bugs/mouse patterns are fun as well. I'll add the Tongue...
Forum: Fly Swap 04-29-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,860
Posted By williamhj
Re: Top Water Fly Swap 2015

On schedule to arrive Saturday. Tossed in some extra return postage money since I forgot to for the last swap :) Thanks for organizing it Larry.
Forum: Flies 04-29-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 923
Posted By williamhj
Re: Court land flies at Walmart.

I don't remember the brand but I got some small poppers at walmart and they were fantastic. Very cheap and I've caught a lot of bluegill and small bass with them. Not the best quality, but with...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By williamhj
Re: Thoughts on leader

A bit more information might help but I see you posted in the warm water section so I'll draw on my bass / pike etc fishing to answer. When you refer to the knotless eyelet on the end of the line,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-29-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By williamhj
Re: Backcountry lake fly patterns

To 2nd some of what has been said, for mountain lakes in Colorado I love beetles and wulff patterns. They are fun to fish and very effective. Subsurface works for sure but when I can fish dries, I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,360
Posted By williamhj
Re: Cigars and Fly Fishing

I love to smoke a handful of times a year. Usually while fishing. Have had pipes since college and do enjoy them while fishing, though they are a bit more involved :) Often it is something as...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By williamhj
Re: Any warmwater species mimic trout in feeding?

+1 for smallies. Usually find them more forgiving but feed very similar to trout when they are in rivers. One of my favorite spots in Michigan had great smallmouth fishing. Would swing streamers...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 04-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By williamhj
Re: Need a little help repairing a rod.

I want to make sure I understand what is happening. The metal threaded barrel is coming off the insert (often wood of some kind). If this is the case you can remove the threaded barrel and reattach...
Forum: Fly Lines 04-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By williamhj
Re: 10wt. Musky Line....

I got the Rio Pike/Musky line for my 10wt - WF10F/I which is a 400 grain. It works great for me though I haven't compared it to others. Found I could pup a large fly into a pretty tight spot...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By williamhj
Re: Whats the worst cork you've ever seen?

I've built rods with premade grips or grips shaped from cheap rings that had many imperfections. Not my favorite but it can save some money.

Personally I'm not a fan of filler. I know a lot of...
Forum: Fly Swap 04-15-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,860
Posted By williamhj
Re: Top Water Fly Swap 2015

I've had 7 tied up for about 2 weeks :) My wife is out of town for the weekend, I'll hit the vise during nap time and finish them up!
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By williamhj
Re: Furled leaders

Did you coat them with a paste floatant before using them?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-12-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 339
Posted By williamhj
Re: Blending dubbing

I agree with the above, it certainly is not necessary. Of course none of this is necessary! So it comes down to what you want to do. Sounds like you've been told to get a grinder to blend...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By williamhj
Re: Numbers seem to not matter

Not sure your definition of old and young, but the numbers focus hasn't been that big of a deal to me. High numbers days can be fun, but isn't the only thing by far. Fun to be out and always nice...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By williamhj
Re: where did the thread go?

Is it this one?
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/news-articles-discussion/363131-cost-trout-fishing.html

Searched "hatchery" and it popped up. Opens with an article by someone whose rod...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-08-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 446
Posted By williamhj
Re: Ridgeway State Park-Stock fish release method?

One of a series of videos showing trout stocking from airplanes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya5iGxL-7R0
Forum: Great Lakes Region 04-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By williamhj
Re: For you Michiganders......(Mi. Joke)

That's a H*ll of a joke - get it? :)
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