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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-06-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 660
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Choosing the Right Thread

I use Danville monocord, 3/0 and 6/0 all the time and also the Uni 8/0. One thing I like about the 3/0 is it takes a lot fewer wraps to cover a hook shank, and secure materials than the thinner...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 853
Posted By lake flyer
Re: How Did You Get Your Wife Into Fly Fishing?

Twenty some years ago my wife asked me if i thought she would like flyfishing. Of course I said yes, and then bought her some nice waders and vest from LL Bean. We then went to a very pretty trout...
Forum: Share Patterns 01-26-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Maurice Howe Hamills Killer

Looks like a prawn or shrimp pattern for salmon or steelhead. I could see variations of that would work well for steelhead.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Four Rivers Fishing Company ? MT.

Eastfly , Greg Smith was the owner when I was there. I did look on their website and saw that Joe Willauer was guiding for them and I did do a float with Joe. He is a good guide and if the Jefferson...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Four Rivers Fishing Company ? MT.

I have used them before, and if they are still affiliated with Jefferson River cabins I stayed there. I also stayed there when they were in partnership with the Stonefly Inn, before they parted ways....
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-22-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Is fly casting in itself a category?

Kind of like hitting golf balls at the range. If that is all you have time for, it can help keep your game sharp. Practicing new casts is probably better if done while not fishing.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By lake flyer
Re: wulff patterns

What makes a pattern a "Wulff" pattern? I have seen them tied in a bunch of variations for the tail and the wings.
Forum: Fly Rods 01-20-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By lake flyer
Re: A few observations from the Cabelas Fly Catalog.

They are still offering quite a bit more on their website than what is listed in the catalog. Although maybe "omissions" from their catalog are a clue to changes in their total inventory.
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Beste book on fishing in Montana

I like John Holts Montana Flyfishing guides East and West, a two book series. they are very comprehensive guides on hundreds of streams to fish. I have not seen his book that you have and it could...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 01-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 38,455
Posted By lake flyer
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

Hey Jerry, because you tie so many flies, could you explain how you organize your materials to tie something like a parachute dry? I am guessing you organize in a way to speed up your tying. I could...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-15-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Long range weather forcast; good read.

Hope you get the extra rain and the snow pack out west this season. I have always considered high water conditions as a blessing in disguise. Even though it may be unfishable, it also meant that a...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 01-15-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Getting It Down, Sinking The Fly;

Ard, made a sinktip like you described here for an old SH 9 ft 9wt Fenwick glass rod. Used an Ambush line with the mono/leadcore leader. C/R a nice steelhead, lost three others while swinging a large...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Taught or self taught?

Of course you are right Silver, but that aside, I think the discussion is much more interesting with everyone relating their personal experiences. We can all dream "what if I won the lottery" but my...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-10-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Echo 3 or Orvis?

I agree! My Orvis rods are among my favorites and the ones approaching 25yrs don't owe me anything.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,090
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Taught or self taught?

First picked up a flyrod 45 years ago. I am sure that in that time I have gotten advice on patterns, casting, gear selection etc. So I put myself in the 25% taught. I like to think that most of it I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-10-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 699
Posted By lake flyer
re: Shared 'simple' dinner/lunch recipes?

Great Idea. Nevadanstig, where's the recipe?
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Any comments on a Simms Bulkley Jacket - Nice Sales Price?

I have one, and in the dead of winter steelheading I wear a fleece pullover beneath it and stay warm and dry all day. That is a good price at Cabelas.
Forum: Bamboo Fly Rods 12-29-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 503
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Interpreting Orvis rod labels

4 3/8 oz (ounces) is what the rod weighs. the GBF (8) is the line size, an 8 weight line. Lots of older bamboo rods don't even have a line size on them.
Forum: Fly Rods 12-29-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Auction house score

Glad jaybo posted the maintenance too. I have two Abels and need to check them out, h aving never done anything with the drags.
Forum: The Fly Cast 12-20-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Tips for high wind

I pretty much do everything that Silver Creek says above, except for greasing and using an intermediate line.
Forum: Fly Reels 12-20-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,433
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Your Reel's Drag Response.....

About the only drag I have had fail was a one way roller clutch bearing that in cold temps, would freeze (literally water would freeze in the bearing even though it was "sealed") and not engage the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-19-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,153
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Coming Clean...

Jerry, hope you have a quick and complete recovery.
Forum: Share Patterns 12-12-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Soo Nipi

Great looking flies. I am guessing by the name that the origin of the fly is northern Ontario? Also what kind of floss are you using for the bodies?
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Which rod on a $500 budget would you get

You might also take a look at the forum Business classifieds for a company that is helping to support this forum.
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 12-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By lake flyer
Re: Z Axis vs current entry level switch rods?

I would recommend you get a Wulff Ambush line or head for a 6 weight about 235 grains. Takes the guess work out of matching a skagit head. These lines are for the single hand rod weight and length,...
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