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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 11:07 PM
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Posted By tpo
PB LMB on Fly

I was out on the CA Delta today in my float tube dodging ski boats. Took my 4 wt and was having a good time throwing small flies for gills, redear, and hopefully a few LMB. Was about done for the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By tpo
Re: My favorite panfish fly is ......

My hot bluegill/ small bass fly is any that includes these:

Size 8-12 3x long hook
Bead or bead chain eyes
Black chenille body (small) sometimes with yellow chenille tied in too
Rubber legs or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4,904
Views: 263,428
Posted By tpo
Re: What have you been tying today?

I posted a thread with pics elsewhere on the forum of some 3wt panfishing I've been doing this spring. I've been having a blast with it, and to my surprise its been much more effective for all kinds...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 05-10-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By tpo
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

I have both 3 and 4 wt rods and lines. My 3 wt is a 7.5' while my 4's are 8.5', and the 3 wt feels a lot smaller/lighter, its a great rod for bluegill and small bass (I posted something on this in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-10-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tpo
Re: 3 wt Joystick

I went back yesterday and fished a while longer, and while I caught some bass again, this was the fish of the day, a pig red ear. As you can see, she's about 11" long and look at the belly, must be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By tpo
3 wt Joystick

I did something today I haven't done for nearly 40 years, I went bluegill fishing. I've caught bluegills in recent years, but only when when bass fishing with poppers. So today I went out to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tube--convince me.

Yes, an anchor will help you out a lot in the wind. I'd recommend getting a 1.5 or 2 lb anchor and keep it in your tube's pocket. I only use it if it gets VERY windy or I get tired after a long day...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,468
Posted By tpo
Re: Snakes!

I had one close encounter with a rattler some years ago when fishing Putah Creek here in NorCal. While moving upstream along the bank I noticed one sunning himself about 3' from where I was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tube--convince me.

I agree with with what others have posted about float tubes. I think they'd be an ideal way to fish small ponds/lakes (I use mine mostly on some very big waters here in CA). One really nice feature...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 04-20-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By tpo
Re: Fishing Chironomids - 04/19/2015

I love fishing chironomids at my favorite trout lake (Lake Davis) here in California. I fish them under bobbers sometimes too, but the method I've had a lot of luck with is a fishing them with a 9'...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By tpo
Re: Cabelas Prestige Plus Intermediate Line

This is a copy of the reply I wrote to a question about Clear Intermediate lines in a recent post:


Here's proof I have too much stuff: I have three clear intermediate lines in 5-6 wt:

Rio...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By tpo
Re: Fish Stillwaters Alone or with Fishing buddys??

I prefer to fish with someone for safety reasons and to split the cost, but I go by myself a lot out of necessity. I have a 10' boat and two is a crowd in it; float tubing with a buddy works great,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By tpo
Re: Maybe I'll Keep Working....

Kanji Reservoir. I had to Google it, couldn't remember the name.

---------- Post added at 07:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 PM ----------



It's Kranji reservoir, sorry.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-18-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By tpo
Re: Maybe I'll Keep Working....

I took a box of flies, nipper, and some tippet. My fishing bud provided the rest of the gear so I didn't have to drag it along. We caught them all on skinny water type clousers (bead chain eyes,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-16-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By tpo
Maybe I'll Keep Working....

OK, I've been traveling to Singapore several times a year for business, for the last 15 years or so. Its a killer trip, was just there, 19 hours in the air in addition to one lay-over, 16 hour time...
Forum: Fly Lines 03-16-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By tpo
Re: Clear Intermediate Line Recommendations

Here's proof I have too much stuff: I have three clear intermediate lines in 5-6 wt:

Rio Camo-lux
Cortland Clear Camo
Cabela's Prestige Plus

I can't say I see a huge difference in...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,088
Posted By tpo
Re: St Croix Legend Ultra is back

I had two, a 8.5' 4 wt (2 piece) and a 9' 5wt (four piece). Love the 4 wt, never cared for the 5 wt. The quality is very good, both are mod/fast action at most, and for lake fishing I thought the 5...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-03-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By tpo
Re: First attempt at deer hair

Forget about golf, fishing and tying are a lot more fun. I think your fly is a great first effort. Not sure what the hook size is but that fly will catch bass no problem. A few comments suggestion...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,415
Posted By tpo
Re: 2015 Fly Fishing Goals

Great question:

1) Like many others said, get out more often. I'm lucky to fish once a month on avg, want to do better.
2) Catch some stripers on flies this winter.
3) Catch largemouth on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,808
Posted By tpo
Re: Fly Fishing Flair....

This sort of summarizes my flair.... Mid November morning at Lake Davis, California; 9:00 AM, 18 degrees outside, about to walk to the lake to launch my tube. You wonder what on earth you're...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-27-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,904
Views: 263,428
Posted By tpo
Re: What have you been tying today?

Sorry, I haven't posted in awhile because I haven't been tying much lately. However, after reading some articles on winter streamer fishing, I recalled I picked up some "sculpin helmets" at one of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-25-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,255
Posted By tpo
Re: how long have you been Tying

I started with a $50 Cabelas kit about 25 years ago. Thousands of flies and probably thousands of dollars later I'm still loving it and am always learning and striving to improve. Fantastic hobby!
...
Forum: Other Gear 12-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tubes

Thanks for the idea. I've got a net attached to one ring, an anchor to another, and a fish finder in the way too. I've seen various rod holders you can buy, would be nice to have one on the tube...
Forum: Other Gear 12-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tubes

I have a Fish Cat 4, the lower end of the Outcast tubes (think I paid around $220). Its a good tube, best one I've owned. Only one thing I don't like: no rod holder and storage pockets are a bit...
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,512
Posted By tpo
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

I've never taken the plunge into high end rods, so I'd say my favorites are a couple of my St. Croix's, a 8'6" 4wt Legend Ultra I use for streams and a 9' 5wt Imperial for lakes, both 2 piece models....
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