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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-06-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By txshane
Re: RMNP reports?

Thanks for the updates, guys. I appreciate it!

I'm hoping they'll be ready to eat some caddis and terrestrials in 2 weeks. I'd rather catch one on a dry fly than 10 on a nymph.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-06-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By txshane
RMNP reports?

How are the flows lately? Is the runoff subsiding, or are the streams still full and brown? I'll be in EP in 2 weeks. Hoping for clear water. :)
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-28-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By txshane
Re: Suggested patterns for a new tier?

Lefty's Deceiver - it's as easy as a Woolly Bugger to tie, and it'll catch any fish that swims, just like a Woolly Bugger.
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By txshane
Re: Philmont Combo suggestions?

I've fished the public part of the Cimmaron numerous times (upstream from the Philmont). My favorite rod for the Cimmaron is a 6'6" 2wt.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-17-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By txshane
Re: Beginner Fly fisherman

Tying your own flies is something you should definitely learn how to do. It's another aspect of the sport that adds a lot of enjoyment. But it won't save you any money. Tools and materials add up...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-14-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By txshane
Re: 2-4-6-8 what do you appreciate?

I own several rods, all are even weights - 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10. For trout, I almost always use the 2s. I'll occasionally use a 4 if conditions require it. For bass, I use mostly an 8, but occasionally...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-14-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By txshane
Re: Estes Park Fly Fishing Report

Sounds like a fun trip. Thanks for the report. I'll be in EP in late July. I'm hoping the runoff has subsided by then. Fingers crossed....
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,108
Posted By txshane
Re: Small Stream Dry Fly Rod

My favorite small stream rod is a 6' 6" 2wt rod that I built several years ago on a Cabela's blank. I can't remember the name of the blank, but it's graphite and full flex action. It bends all the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By txshane
Re: Backup rod for Belize trip: 10 or 12? Which one?

I have a couple of TFO TiCr X rods - an 8wt and a 10wt. They're very fast action rods. I like fast rods. Some people don't. If you like fast, you'll like those rods. Great performance for not...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-09-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By txshane
Re: Lefty's Deceiver Advice

That's why tying your own flies is more fun than buying flies. There are no rules. All those "official" recipes for the various "standard" patterns were all concocted by guys that had an idea about...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 06-09-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,544
Posted By txshane
Re: I am on the verge of quitting

The roll cast is way harder to do (correctly) in the grass. You need the water's surface tension to hold the line while you create the loop. If you're practicing in your yard, practice every cast...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By txshane
At the gas station this morning....

and mayflies are everywhere. Wish I was on a trout stream rather than at the office.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160608/80d863bdbcef4db3649e3e6d04f7c764.jpg
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-06-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By txshane
Re: Lengthy, but potentially amusing casting lament...

Sounds like you should continue to hone your left-handed casting skills.

And if you're left eye dominant, you should start shooting left-handed as well (especially shotgun).

My son is a mix...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-31-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By txshane
Re: A Woolly Bugger to Rule Them All

Yep. You can catch any fish that swims with a woolly bugger.
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,976
Posted By txshane
Re: Flies and/or Supplies for Project Healing Waters and Casting for Recovery (2016)

This is great! I've not seen this thread before today. Kudos to all involved!

We recently started a new chapter of PHW here in Abilene, TX. We had our first event Tuesday. We had one vet...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By txshane
Re: I have a 8wt, what's next ?

Yep. Specialist rods for different situations rather than a middle of the road jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none rod, I guess. I still use my 4 and 6wt (and 10wt) rods every now and then, but the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-26-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By txshane
Re: Runoff in Colorado

I'm hoping for a warm June and July. We're headed to Estes Park the last week of July. I couldn't put it off any longer, due to my son needing to move into the dorm in early August. I may have to...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion 05-26-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By txshane
Re: Show off your kayak

The closest dealer to me is in Austin - 4 hours away. I contacted the owner of Kaku on facebook and asked him about ordering direct. He said he was about to deliver a bunch of Wahoos to Austin...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion 05-26-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By txshane
Re: Show off your kayak

I narrowed my search down to the Kaku Wahoo and the FeelFree Lure 11.5. I have a couple friends that have the Lure, and they love them - especially the seat. They're not flyfishermen though. They...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 747
Posted By txshane
Re: I have a 8wt, what's next ?

I have several rods, from 2wt to 10wt. I use the 8wt and the 2wt far more than any others. When I'm bass fishing, I use the 8wt to cast big hairy frog flies into weeds and brush. When I'm fishing...
Forum: Kayak/SUP Discussion 05-24-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,043
Posted By txshane
Re: Show off your kayak

I just ordered a Kaku Wahoo. I should have it in a couple weeks. I'm really looking forward to it. I've fished out of kayaks a few times, but I've never owned one. It's gonna be fun. My son just...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-12-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By txshane
Re: Rod Weight vs. Tippet Size

It's easier to break a light tippet with a heavier rod. You can certainly make a 6wt work with a 6x tippet, but you will have to be very careful.

Personally, I prefer to match my rod to my...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-08-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,448
Posted By txshane
Re: Back from Amazon.. OMG!!!

NICE!! Peacocks are definitely a bucket list fish for me. Congrats!
Forum: Fly Rods 05-20-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By txshane
Re: 2 wt rod for small streams

I fish a lot in northern NM. For streams like the Cimmaron, Costilla, Rio Hondo, Jemez/San Antonio, etc. my favorite rod is a 6'6" 2wt that I built. It's a soft action (full flex) little rod. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-11-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By txshane
Re: Gas prices almost back to before.

Still $2.25-2.40 here, but that's up from the $1.95 or so we had for a while.
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