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Forum: Other Gear 12-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 767
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Looking for recommendations on "Pants" waders and boots

I use Simms convertible waders and Chota Hip Waders. I like both of them very much. For shallow water fishing where I often move quickly and fish shallow, the chota Hip waders are great. Most of...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 12-22-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 92
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Test

Very nice… Impressive. How much is time is involved in a tie like this. I tie often enough, but I tie with the mindset of keeping it simple. thanks for sharing, it gives me inspiration.
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: I just cleaned the car and...

This thread has me laughing. I have flies / tippet / etc in every possible spot within my vehicle. The way that I transport fly rods in my jeep, I often have flies stuck into the ceiling fabric. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Fishpond Nomad Mid Length Net - how to carry

Like HardyReels said, using your waist belt might be the best bet. Smith Creek Products has a net holster (see below). It attaches to your wader belt. I have used this system with good success,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,540
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: It's That Time Again, What Was Your Best Fishing Experience of 2014?

I was lucky to get out on many great fishing trips in 2014. Some great sight casting to big browns in Oregon, tossing tiny size 24 dry’s to BIG slurping Bows in Idaho. Also got to cast to the large...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 12-17-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Glacier National Park

Not sure if you plan on driving into the park and hiking from there.... see link below. The going to the sun road is the one road that goes all the way through the park. Depending on snow pack,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: New guy

Welcome to the forum. Lots of great info here and great bunch of fly fishers. Looking forward to hearing / reading about your fly fishing adventures.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: The Misery in Winter.

That was a great watch.... Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,020
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Your Worst Fall

The first year of me fly fishing, a senior fellow co-worker offered to bring me to the river to teach me what he knew. I was so very eager and thankful to learn everything I could. As we were...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Thread or Mono Furled Leaders

Both Thread and mono/fluoro have their place in the family of furled leaders. For trout dry fly fishing and smaller nymphs, nothing beats a properly made thread furled leader. Materials and taper...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: New member from the 49th state

Welcome Matt,

This forum is full of great people and even better insight & knowledge. I too moved out west (not as far West as you.. New England to Idaho), thinking it would be for 1-2 years,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 947
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Your fishing preference

I prefer to be alone (fishing buddies allowed), and fish an area not frequented by the masses. Sometimes this mean less fish, sometimes it makes for better fishing. The most important aspect of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
the "Fly Highway" video

Just wondering if anyone was able to watch the “Fly Highway” TV program that was run last night in Idaho on channel 7. It was great to see our home waters depicted with stunning images and video. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Grizz chase caught on Go Pro

That got the adrenalin pumping. Wishing there was speedometer… be interesting to know just how fast he was pedaling….?
Forum: Youth Fly Fishing 11-24-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Need youth waders

I got my son Cabelas waders, 3-forks (boots attached). I bought much bigger than required as he grows like a weed. We have gotten 2 years out of them so far. He has been tough on them and we have...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Some guys simply catch big fish….

So I received the image of the huge cutthroat in my in-box this morning. We get emailed pictures everyday from customers across the states and beyond. The fisherman in these images lives in Idaho...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: rings or micro swivel ???

We put swivels on the following types of leaders.
Streamer Leaders (large profile flies in turbulent current create lots of line twist) The swivel helps to eliminate this.

Spey Leaders: ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Question: dry flies, wet flies, nymphs or streamers

As mentioned, much will depend on what happening on your local waters. Here in Idaho, When we teach youngsters fly fishing, it is normally in the summer (big Dry Fly’s.) Many missed strikes occur...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 938
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

Welcome back Mike....
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Replacing Tippet

Storing your tippet in dark place away from sunlight makes a HUGE difference in the life of the product. I always start the season off with new tippets and I give my older stuff to fishing buddies...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: They're still out there

wow, the story ends well. Congrats on finding the rod. Great pics. On a one weight, that must make for quite the fight. Thanks for sharing..
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 11-07-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Floated the South Fork of the Snake on 9/24

Matt,
That looks like a great day on the water... Even though the S. fork of Snake is relatively close, I don't make it over there nearly as much as I should. These pics make me want to jump in...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 11-07-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Tactics

Larry and Smiling duck nailed it. The only additional comment I can make is, fish the water closest to you before you start throwing line to the best looking water. Sure, the biggest trout may be...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: 5wt??

The final decision really depends on your fishing conditions and desires. Out west, I use my 5wt most often. I typically use a 3wt on high mountain streams (small fish), my 5wt in most fishing...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By CutThroat Leaders
Re: Big trout surrounded by little trout: what do you do?

I too agree with what Silver wrote.

1). Try getting into a better casting position. Many times, an up-river position casting downstream is required for old fish that know a thing about drag...
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