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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By silver creek
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

As the rod flexes during casting, the ferrule flexes. The plugged male section flexes differently from the hollow female section. This differential flex allows air to enter or escape from the hollow...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 507
Posted By silver creek
Re: Nymphing - indicator or no?

Nymphing with strike indicators vs direct line euronymphing. Here is a composite of several posts that I have made on other BBs about strike indicators and euronymphing.

The three goals of any...
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By silver creek
Re: tippet and leaders

I must have made a mistake in the second post. Thank you for catching that. I made the correction.

A beginner needs a thicker (stiffer) tippet to help with the cast. A thicker tippet gives the...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By silver creek
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

Here's a tip on checking ferrules.

Almost everyone has a slight oval casting motion. A loose ferrule will allow the rod sections to rotate a bit. So if your rod feels a bit less "crisp" in...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By silver creek
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

That is news to me. See #3 under HOW DO I CARE FOR MY WINSTON ROD?

"With sleeve ferrules, rubbing a little paraffin wax on the male end can help."

R.L. Winston Rod Co. | The Finest Fly Fishing...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By silver creek
Re: What am I missing?

You have really asked 2 questions when you ask what you are missing.

The first is the increased level of enjoyment in using better tackle. That is a relative loss that really may not matter to...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 335
Posted By silver creek
Re: Candle wax on your ferrules?

Candle wax is all you need.

Buy white birthday candles or a white tea light candle. The you can better see any dirt accumulation and remove the old wax when needed.
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By silver creek
Free [Kindle Edition] Secrets of Trout & Bass Fishing Revealed

Free for awhile:

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Forum: Fly Lines 01-22-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By silver creek
Re: tippet and leaders

The purpose of a tippet is to land with slack. The greater the slack, the longer the drag free drift.

There are two ways to increase slack.

One is to decrease the diameter of the tippet. A...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-22-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By silver creek
Re: 4wt floating line for around 50 bucks

Yes there is a difference in quality.

But you may NOT need the best quality fly line. Or you can buy better quality on sale. I'd check with discount places. Here are a couple.

Airflo Super-Dri...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 659
Posted By silver creek
Re: What if?

This kindle book was free a while ago and probably will be again.

Amazon.com: Fly Fishing For Trout Limited To Three Trout Flies For Life eBook: Dan Ahote: Kindle...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By silver creek
Re: tippet and leaders

I replied to pretty much the identical question below. Use the shockgum as suggested by Planettrout with tippets 6x and below if you have a faster action fly rod or may catch a large fish.
...
Forum: Flies 01-22-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 833
Posted By silver creek
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Here's the reason I wrote a piece on selectivity and I believe it applies to the subject of this thread.

On another forum a fly fisher wrote that he caught several trout with a Royal Wulff during...
Forum: Flies 01-21-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 833
Posted By silver creek
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

Hi Ray,

I understood what you were asking.

My question back you was why can you not do both? Why can you not learn about fly selection AND work on presentation. You choose a fly before you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-21-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By silver creek
Re: Silver Creeks UV Products

I can't post URls of from other BB's that have customer post or photos of flies here but that list of URLs is in the email I will send to those who request information. You can see what can be done...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By silver creek
Re: Silver Creeks UV Products

Any one that wants information can PM me with thier email and I will send information
Forum: Flies 01-20-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 833
Posted By silver creek
Re: Is it the pattern or the presentation??

That is an Interesting essay Busbus. You have posed a question. Is it pattern or presentation?

Allow me to dig a bit deeper into the question you have posed as a way of getting you to think a bit...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-20-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By silver creek
Re: Missleading Fly Line Names - Ignor Them

Profile for the Sci Angler line.

http://www.farapp.com/static/prodimg/stillwater/152874.png
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By silver creek
Free kindle: Fly Fishing 101 - The Ultimate Fly Fishing Guide for Beginners

This just came up. I haven't read it but if you want it, grab it now.

Amazon.com: Fly Fishing 101: The Ultimate Fly Fishing Guide for Beginners eBook: Robert Fairbanks: Kindle...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-19-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By silver creek
Re: mystery nymph identity

It could be a cross between the Bead Head Batman Nymph

http://www.flyfishusa.com/flies/310-01-0042.jpg

and a purple River Ninja Nymph.
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Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,109
Posted By silver creek
Re: Don't get me started on this subject

I remember that one.

http://www.flyfisherman.com/files/2014/05/clovispoacher.jpeg

For those that don't, here is the story:

1,600 Trout Over the Limit | Fly Fisherman...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By silver creek
Re: Are You New To Fishing With a Dry Fly?

Hi Ard,

The reason that Shimazaki Dry Shake worked better on the waterlogged flies is that it is a combination product of a desiccant and a hydrophobic powder. The desiccant absorbs the water and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,109
Posted By silver creek
Re: Have any good poaching bust stories to share?

It's been over 10 years ago that the worst poacher in Wisconsin history was caught in my county and sent to jail. This guy not only poached deer out of season but he also shot goose, ducks, and...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By silver creek
Re: German catch and kill trout regulations

Research by a German University concluded that fish cannot feel pain. Perhaps this will change their regulations although, catch and kill is ingrained into their fishing ethic.

Google Translate...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By silver creek
Re: German catch and kill trout regulations

Germany has one of the strictest fishing licensing requirements. To get a license you need to take classes and pass a test.

Germany's catch and keep regulations are based on their belief that C&R...
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