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Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:11 PM
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Re: Colorado DIY quaestions

Sending you a PM
Forum: General Discussion Today, 10:08 PM
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Views: 88
Posted By tbblom
Re: Wading boots for wide feet?

I've had a few pairs of korkers that fit my flintstone feet (14E).
I also like to wet wade in chacos :D
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 244
Posted By tbblom
Re: Vacation Time! How Do You Select Flies?

I'm assuming you are fishing for trout species...

#4 bellyache minnow in natural hare color
#8 black bugger
#10 black/tan hopper/chubby/amy's ant etc.
#12 rubber leg stimulator
#14 pheasant...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 477
Posted By tbblom
Re: Alright, what gives!?!

When I started out I had no money for lessons, and spent three weeks casting without a single hookup. I watched videos and read books, and eventually had a day where I caught 3. A few years later I...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By tbblom
Re: August 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Yeah dude, I totally fell for the yellow egg. It is stuck in my lip right now.
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,141
Posted By tbblom
Re: $2485 will almost get you the "essentials" to fly fish

Of course you need to drive a fully loaded Hummer to get to the water also...:frogdance:frogdance:frogdance
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 07-23-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,422
Posted By tbblom
Re: July 2015 Caption Competition - sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

I stepped in carp poop and all I got was this stupid T-shirt.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 07-01-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,422
Posted By tbblom
Re: July 2015 Caption Competition - sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Extra points given for catching fish in a 'traffic cone orange' outfit.

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Casting gloves: check
Wading tights: check
Wading boots: check...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,616
Posted By tbblom
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-18-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,616
Posted By tbblom
Re: June 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

First aid station is that way. You're going to need it when you start casting hooks!
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-04-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,616
Posted By tbblom
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By tbblom
Re: Boulder folks..

I used to live there, and learned to fly fish on Boulder creek.

You will find this link useful:
Detail Graph...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By tbblom
Re: Total species

The list had been growing since we moved to NC!

Trout:
brook
rainbow
brown
cutthroat
lake
splake
palomino
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-01-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,616
Posted By tbblom
Re: June 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

You definitely want to keep your left hand in your pocket, that's why they call it pocket water.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By tbblom
Stingray

So I had a new and intimidating experience yesterday.
I was out looking for my first NC redfish in the bay across from our place. We had paddled about a mile away from home, and had reached a nice...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,047
Posted By tbblom
Re: What Price... Honor?

I'd give him 1200 san juan worms at 125% the original price!

There are too many bullies out there, and they keep doing it because people let them.

Don't bend for this guy. With good photos,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By tbblom
Re: Backing color for flats fishing

I've got Daiwa Superbraid backing on my 11wt. I think it is 55lb, gel-spun spectra. It is thinner diameter than dacron, and I've got somewhere around 250-300 yards on the reel.
I have to admit,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,179
Posted By tbblom
Re: What did you catch this weekend?

Tons of boat traffic this weekend on the ICW, we were to scared to cross the channel in kayaks!
Managed 1 small croaker, I don't think I've ever been so excited for a 7" fish. Still not seeing any...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By tbblom
Re: Campground Cost

It drives me nuts that one would have to pay that much to camp on 'public land' that is payed for and owned by Americans.

In my experience, CA is about as expensive as it gets, and it is tough to...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 05-10-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,963
Posted By tbblom
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By tbblom
Re: Does anyone here chase Speckled trout in the gulf?

My soon-to-be-father-in-law generally outfishes me for specks using an old gold or silver spoon on a quick retrieve.
What I've deduced is that they really respond to the flash, speed, and wobble of...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 05-05-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,963
Posted By tbblom
Re: May 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

And forever after his nickname was stitch.
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 697
Posted By tbblom
Re: So evidiently I can tie game changers really well but can't fish them....

I think the Game Changer and other articulated flies are really good at catching fishermen...

I pretty much stopped tying articulated flies for a few reasons.

1. time investment; they are just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By tbblom
Re: most effective way of marketing a fly shop

Hey Jim,
Reddington Delta 9/10, should be good up here in NC. I've got a Albright 9/10 2 piece that has been sitting for a while, figured I'd put a sinking line on it.
TB
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By tbblom
Re: most effective way of marketing a fly shop

Had a good laugh on this. My fiance just left on a trip yesterday, and I ordered a reel and backing... go figure:D
Cat is away, mouse will buy fishing gear!

Now I just have to hope the order...
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