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Forum: Other Gear 03-25-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 504
Posted By duker
Re: The Fly Fishing Lanyard - Pros/Cons

I use a lanyard, but only for my nippers. I made it out of paracord and an extra-large snap swivel. I just stow/stuff the nippers down my waders or into my shirt when I'm finished with them--never...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By duker
Re: Starters advice

Welcome to the forum. All questions will be answered.

Jaybo and Zug bugging have some good advice re: getting materials for those first flies. Do a search of the forum for threads related to...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By duker
Re: what tint lenses for belize flats??

First time I went to Belize I had gray polarized lenses. They were. . .okay. Second time I went I had amber (Costas) and they were much much better. If you have amber I think you'll be fine.
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 606
Posted By duker
Re: My flies aren't pretty

Fish every thing you tie--as others have pointed out, ugly flies catch fish. It's true. After I started tying I soon gave up on tying "pretty" flies and concentrated on improving my tying and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 793
Posted By duker
Re: Do you know your state fish?

The official fish of the Northwest Territories is the grayling.

Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By duker
Re: Felt sole or Rubber with Studs?

Something else to consider is how much walking you'll be doing out of the river--say, hiking between runs or back to the truck or downstream to meet your buddy for lunch. Felt is terrible if you...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By duker
Re: Frustrated by pop up ads?

+1 on Adblock, at least on MacBook Pro. It'll change your life.

Forum: Other Gear 03-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By duker
Re: Simms G3

I'm 6'6" (Ard, put me down for that basketball team) and really skinny--like 165 lbs. skinny. My feet are 11-12s, depending on the footwear. I wear a size ML G4 wader, and they fit fine--no raping....
Forum: Fly Rods 03-05-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By duker
Re: Fighting Butts

Neither of my 6 weights has a fighting butt, although I've had fish on where one would have come in handy. What I have done is put those removable rubber caps on the butt-ends of those rods. They...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By duker
Re: Just a word

Welcome to the forum, Terryll, and glad to hear you like it here. We are a pretty friendly and helpful bunch, if I do say so myself. And yeah, without a doubt this is the best fly fishing forum on...
Forum: Other Gear 02-25-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
Posted By duker
Re: Best polarized glasses?

+1 for Costas. As an "old guy" who needs reading glasses these days, one of the best pieces of fishing gear I've bought in the last couple of years has to be my bifocal Costa polarized glasses. I...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 02-25-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By duker
Re: Tying versus Buying

Joe, I love your post, and it really resonates with me. You've described exactly the reasons I started tying flies, and why it has made my fishing that much more meaningful.

I still have a long...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 872
Posted By duker
Re: Anyone else just slop it out there?

As others have pointed out, if it works for you and catches fish, then go for it. Especially if that's the only kind of fishing you do or will ever do. I'm in no position to judge anyone else's...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By duker
Re: The Godfather of Cabin Fever

That's some really evocative writing--as beautiful as one of his nymphs. The passage resonates with me as I stare out my living room window at a frozen lake.

Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By duker
Re: Problem w/Forum & Internet Explorer?

I've got an Apple MacBook Pro and use Safari and don't have any problems whatsoever. Also, if you have an Apple get the Adblock extension--best $50 I ever spent. When I log on I get 100% forum and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,134
Posted By duker
Re: Have any good poaching bust stories to share?

Love this thread. Nothing beats stories about poachers getting caught. Up here almost all of our wildlife offences involve meat wastage (e.g., killing a caribou and only taking the tongue and...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-17-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 988
Posted By duker
Re: Pros and cons of soft hackle "feathers"?

I can only agree with what others have said about the small bags of loose partridge feathers. Some are fine, most are not--you throw out a lot of useless feathers. Mind you, the bag I bought was...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By duker
Re: Your earliest memory of fly fishing?

Love the stories in this thread. I wish I could tell my own story about how my father or grandfather got me hooked on fly fishing or started me on my way by giving me his old bamboo rod and Pfleuger...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-17-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By duker
Re: Reel Selection for 9' 9wt...The 9' 5wt of Saltwater?

S&S, I was indeed at Turneffe Flats Lodge, and yes, I know what you mean about the regulars there fishing mostly Abels and Tibors. I did see some Orvis reels, and a couple of Nautilus and Hatch...
Forum: Fly Reels 02-16-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 936
Posted By duker
Re: Reel Selection for 9' 9wt...The 9' 5wt of Saltwater?

Mike, I went through what you did re: rod selection when I started saltwater fly fishing three years ago. The first time I went bonefishing in Belize I used the same 8-weight I use for salmon and...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-16-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,257
Posted By duker
Re: Your Fly rod brand of choice

I've got six Sages and two G. Loomis (double and single-handers), and while I like all them for various reasons I can't really say that I'm wedded to one particular brand over the other. Lacking a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 416
Posted By duker
Re: took the plunge

Congratulations. Once you start tying, and then catch that first fish on a fly you tied yourself, you'll be thrilled. Makes an already amazing experience all that much more amazing.

And, as...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By duker
Re: Family/ Flyfishing combination trip

Slowdown, you and your wife might want to consider Placencia, which is a small fishing village on the coast of Belize in the south end (the town itself is at the end of a peninsula). My wife and I...
Forum: Other Gear 02-08-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By duker
Re: Used canoe opinions -- Wenonah SF 15'8"

I had an Old Town Discovery 178. Quite heavy, too heavy really (especially for portages) and I didn't like the lines. It's fine if all you're doing is flat water paddling in calm weather, but if...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By duker
Re: Belize - Trip Report

Thanks for the trip report--just what we winter-bound anglers need right now. Sounds like you and your family had some good fun on and off the water.

You're absolutely right about Belize being...
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