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Forum: Western U.S. Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 119
Posted By fredaevans
Question Re: First Tiger Trout

I've heard of this type of trout but never seen one (short of photos), are they natural or a cross between two types of trout?
Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By fredaevans
Re: I wonder what hatch?

Add my welcome! Saw that bit of film and was darned glad I didn't have to contend with that mess. The clean up would have been horrific.

Fred
Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By fredaevans
Thumbs up Re: "The Movie" -- back on Netflix

Strong contender for "Post of the Day."
Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Duck, Duck, Goose

Another group of birds to add to this list are 'Raptors.' Especially Eagles!
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By fredaevans
Thumbs up Re: Is Spey/Switch for me?

Dead on Tyler!

I wish the term 'switch rod' had never been adopted!:mad: Unless you've got the body build of a Logger it just isn't going to happen. I wish the term 'short spey' (say 12-12.5 foot...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,438
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Is Spey/Switch for me?

From personal experience you need 1.5 or 2.0 times the rod length of 'clear air.' Reason for that is the rod tip goes waaaay up when you make your 'D-Loop;' rod tip has to have some where to go.
...
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Line recommendation

First welcome to the Forum.

Sad truth is you'll need more than one line given the scope of the fishing you're considering. A 'cold water' line is very different (coating wise) from a 'warm water'...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,770
Posted By fredaevans
Re: The Broken Rod Poll; Edited, New Catagory added.

Had to laugh when I read Ard's post above .... electric window are your basic Guillotine. :eek:
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Mayfly hatch so large is showed up on doppler radar

My first real experience was up on the Rogue a tad down stream from the Hatchery. Fellow I worked with me (simi-retired actually) asked me if I'd ever seen a Stone Fly hatch? Answer was no; 'I'll...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By fredaevans
Re: We've all played this out time and again

That was exactly my question.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,976
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Say wot??? $89.95?

Most of my equipment, and I have a lot of it, is 'top end' but did see on thing that stopped cold .... Abel nipper! I couldn't see the point where $1.00 toe nail clippers will achieve the same...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-21-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 980
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Are you a thread killer?

Personal opinion .... No.

By the very nature of this, or any other fishing forum, many of the questions will be fairly repetitive,:popcorn: just a tweak on the theme. Only so many ways to answer....
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By fredaevans
Thumbs up Re: Guide Costs and Gratuities

Not heard that, but love your comment. I must find a way to slip in the word "promptitude" into a sentence. McDonald's would not be a good choice.:rolleyes:

fae
Forum: Fly Rods 07-21-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,546
Posted By fredaevans
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

Subject to correction as this was 'old news' the discount is usually around 50%. Sounds steep but the Manufacture's want you to put 'their rods' into client hands for a days fishing.

If that...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 07-21-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By fredaevans
Free on line trout (usually) oriented publication.

If you're not already aware, very much worth your time:

http://mtflyfishmag.com/

Click on "Home" to read.
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Thomas & Thomas new ownership.

Something of that nature seems right to me too. Ah, from an old thread:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/news-articles-discussion/125933-thomas-thomas-under-new-ownership.html
Forum: Other Gear 07-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By fredaevans
Thumbs up Re: Sunglasses Amber or Blue

One colour that hasn't brought up (did I miss it?) are 'Shooter's high contrast yellow.' Loved those things for low light conditions up in Western Washington. No idea what I did with them but haven't...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Guide Costs and Gratuities

Bit a history side bar on the word "Tips." Way back in the day there was a coin box on the table diners/drinkers would put in a few coins as they sat down. "Tips" actually stands for "To Insure...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By fredaevans
re: Fishing Wyoming (additional photos 7/23/14)

Serious photo's going on here .... Did the Moose approve of your casting?;)
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 07-20-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Right tool for the job ?

A random thought just occurred as seen it done when a fellow forgot to pack his reel for his light spey. I think his rod was a six spey and he lined it with a standard WF 8wt single hander line that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Montana Fly Fishing

Send some of that 'cooler weather' to us here in Southern Oregon. Past two weeks have been right at 100 degrees. :sweatingb
Forum: Fly Rod Building 07-20-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By fredaevans
Re: First build

For some ideas of what kind of components are available Google "Angler's Workshop" in Southern (Vancouver or just north of there) Washington. Amazing what they stock.
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 07-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Right tool for the job ?

Putting a Skagit head (and that big of a fly) on a 5wt would be cutting it pretty thin. Just not enough 'Omph' in the rod. For single hander lines (on a 2hander) the general 'Rule of the Thumb' is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Guide Costs and Gratuities

I could well stand to be corrected here (never fished in the UK) but most (of what I can tell) are walking/guided trips. Not here; you will 'run' somewhere between 7 to 10 miles of river over the...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 114
Posted By fredaevans
Re: Tasmanian Devil

Add my warm welcome from Southern Oregon! Good thing for me is the Rogue River is less than a 10 minute drive .... and Summer Run Steelhead are showing up already! Little early yet for the King...
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