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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-15-2014, 11:49 PM
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Posted By matt153265
Best place to catch lots of trout in MT

Where is the best place to catch trout in MT? I am wanting to go this summer in July, any recommendations are appreciated.
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-28-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By matt153265
4 piece rod?

Could anyone tell me what is a good 4 piece bamboo rod design or if there is such a thing?

I am interested in a 4 weight, but if that is too light of a rod for the 4 piece design then what would...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-27-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By matt153265
Re: Bamboo Tapers?

Thanks for the responses!

Could anyone tell me in what units we are measuring the stresses upon the fly rod?

The online taper archive lists these as F [b] . Is this foot pounds?

I have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By matt153265
Re: Nostalgia of Bamboo Rods

Just curious…

What is the length of the #3 flea?

Also, are you happy with that or would you now choose a different length in a #3 or #4?
Forum: Fly Rod Building 03-24-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By matt153265
Bamboo Tapers?

Could anyone tell me what would be a good length and taper for a 4 weight bamboo rod?

I really appreciate any input!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By matt153265
Re: Salmon

Thanks to each of you for your input and thanks for the videos! Excellent!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-21-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By matt153265
Re: Salmon

Ard

Excellent!

YES, It definitely can get into your blood! There is some mystery to it that keeps us coming back for more.

First Question, How do you post those excellent photographs? I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By matt153265
Re: Another stream restoration video.

Nice! Shamefully our thoughts often concern the bottom line in dollar signs and productivity in numbers, instead of how Nature would prefer.

She is beautiful and well managed when left to her own...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-20-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By matt153265
Salmon

No experience fishing Salmon whatsoever!

Some say I am missing nothing, others everything…

What is this all about?

Average size of fish and rods needed?
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-20-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By matt153265
Re: Montana in July

Mr. Mrfzx

The 3 might come in handy if you find yourself in shaded streams, tightened areas, and the like.

Montana should be excellent that time of year! Have a wonderful time!

When I was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By matt153265
Re: Nostalgia of Bamboo Rods

Thanks for the excellent feedback gentlemen!

Yes, Bamboo rods and cool waters!

With crisp morning air.

How challenging is building a custom one? For a novice builder that is…
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,157
Posted By matt153265
Re: Favorite stream-side lunches/recipes

Not sure how many of you fisherman are also hunters… But, an old trick I learned form Dan Fitzgerald was the manifold meals (thick slices of ham, sliced carrots, potatoes, onions, etc. wrapped in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,064
Posted By matt153265
Nostalgia of Bamboo Rods

Something of the history of fly fishing and the simplicity of the bamboo rod appeals to me,

What are some experiences have you had with these rods?

…as to sensitivity, what comparison can be...
Forum: Fly Rods for sale 02-19-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By matt153265
Re: Clark Gable's Orvis 3/2 bamboo split cane fly fishing rod collector's item

What information do you have regarding the history of this rod. Could you post some more pictures as well as a better description of the quality it is in.
Forum: Flies 06-05-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By matt153265
Hook Size

What is the best hook size for different trout flies?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-05-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By matt153265
Forum: Fly Reels 06-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By matt153265
Re: Help with picking a reel

Trout Reel by Allen seems to be having good reviews. Cortland is a tough reel for the money. Have you considered the Redington Drift? Purchased one for a back up two weeks ago and have really enjoyed...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By matt153265
Re: Stiffness - Flexibility

Thanks everyone for your input! Finding new rods and using them is very enjoyable. They each seem to have a personality unique.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By matt153265
Re: Grizzly Bears?

No need for bear spray or bullets?
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By matt153265
Re: Stiffness - Flexibility

Jay, Certainly have no plans to get rid of this rod. However, as skill progresses do the stiffer rods become more or less desirable? Bamboo rods tend to be a holy grail to some and they must be very...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By matt153265
Re: Grizzly Bears?

Mikel,

Yes, MT and WY. Primarily the Yellowstone area.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By matt153265
Grizzly Bears?

How big of a problem does this issue pose and what precautions are necessary?
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-02-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By matt153265
3rd week of June Jackson Hole?

Where are some good places for the third week of June around Jackson Hole? Also, what are the best flys to use this time of year?
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By matt153265
Stiffness - Flexibility

New to fly fishing I am exploring different rods. The old Shakespeare rod my grandfather owned seems too flexible is this a viable issue or just my lack of experience? The St Croix 5-6 that is used...
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