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Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan worm

Absolutely it'll work. It's a worm. Half the world sits on the shores of lakes and dangles the live ones under a bobber :).

If I wanted to be all fly angler about it, I might kick the silt along...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've been fortunate to have not run into too many *really* bad examples of guides on the water. I've been mildly annoyed on the San Juan but never really angered...by guides ;). On another river I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

The problem is that the game managers have time requirements *and* budget requirements and removing unwanted fish via angler is ineffective. Even in places with unlimited take there are still...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 586
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've never fished the stretch in the OP but I've fished my share of crowded streams in crowded forests. Used to be I'd do everything I could to separate myself from others and that's really not too...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By dwtalso
Re: If you had the $$$

Define "useful".

Both rods will catch lots of trout in a lot of different conditions. Those two rods feel different and have different capabilities but they will both work just fine.

What is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Small stream fishing.

The little guys make me giggle :). All day long, every time, for decades now. I'll happily dap a dry onto a tiny stream for a wee trout any time. Makes me happy :D.
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,446
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Catch and Release...

I think trout are tougher than folks give them credit for. That's as far as I'll go there :).

Anyway, I have another suggestion related to handling and nets. If you don't have a net or don't want...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Likes and dislikes

I'm on the San Juan about seven or eight times a year and it's provided a few lessons for me about a big famous river and my expectations. I suspect that what I've experienced might be common on a...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Korkers

Have they fixed the issues with the studded rubber soles yet? I have a pair of the V3 Chromes and the boot is fine, however, the studs in the soles would tear out after only a few trips. My...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,697
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Fly Rod Car Carriers

I have the Rodmounts Rod Loft Pro in my Highlander. I love it. I've seen some similar systems in pictures that look DIY and function about the same, probably for a lot less money. But the Rod Loft...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rods you regret NOT buying

Reading is fundamental. Feel free to ignore my post :). I'll repeat it when the "Rods you don't regret buying" thread actually comes along :P.

<ignore>Fished my Butterstick (7.5' 4wt) on the Pecos...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,183
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Sage TCX. I got it as part of a deal a few years ago and I didn't research it. Casts distance like heck but feels like a broomstick to me. I gotta sell it so I can buy something a tad more subtle.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Introduction - New Guy

Welcome! :)

Get some waders :). Winter should not stop you from fishing where you are at. You've got good cold weather fishing all around you but waders are a must :).

I wet wade in CO in the...
Forum: Western U.S. 07-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By dwtalso
Re: First Tiger Trout

They are the sterile hybrid of a brookie and a brown.
Forum: Western U.S. 07-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By dwtalso
Re: First Tiger Trout

Nice! Supposedly those gems are extant in a little creek just a couple of hours from me, but I've yet to find one. I'll have to keep working at it I guess ;).
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By dwtalso
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

The book you've got has good info. I think the fly shop that was in Ruidoso has been closed for a few years now and I haven't heard of a new one so you'll need to ask around. The drought and fires...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By dwtalso
Re: We've all played this out time and again

It depends on the situation. Some fish don't seem bothered by the line in the air. For example, I run into cruisers in ponds here and there that don't seem to react to the fly line as it's passing...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Come on in, the water is fine :).

The San Juan is one of my winter rivers ;). The Jemez, Pecos, Taos, Valle Vidal, and Valle Caldera areas all contain plenty of great small stream fishing, much of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,884
Posted By dwtalso
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

It's about an hour and ten minutes to the nearest trout water for me (I don't do the stocked ponds and drains in and near Albuquerque unless I absolutely have to). It's at least two hours to reach...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Laces vs BOA

I've had a BOA wire break and I've had to field repair a knob, both occurred a couple of miles from my vehicle. I carried spare parts with me at the time but when the lace broke I had, for some...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Maybe i spent too much on my 5wt?

I don't regret it. I fished with less expensive rods for most of my life and was happy as could be. Then a shop owner I'd become friends with lent me a Sage for a month and I was forced to admit that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Trout Stream Investigation

A river system, even a tiny one, is not so fragile that rolling a rock or two will disturb it. If every angler in a high pressure area did it that might be different, but in the vast majority of...
Forum: Other Gear 06-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 882
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Stike Indicator Help

I like yarn, mostly white. I think it's more sensitive while it's drifting than hard indicators or balloons and it seems to cast easier for me. The two down sides I've found are that it gets soaked...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

I'm talking about the same fish :). A shadow crossing their vision has different meaning to them than seeing another fish move about erratically or feeling those movements through their lateral line....
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