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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-08-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cowboy
Re: left handed scissors

Could not find the specific site I was looking for, but if you just type "Left handed scissors" in the search bar you will find hunderd of sites that carry left handed scissors.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-08-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Cowboy
Re: left handed scissors

I will find the site that specializes in left hand implements. It really exists. Will post it here when I find it.
Forum: Other Gear 09-09-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Which floating line really floats?

Any good line floats. You have probably damaged the outer surface of your line allowing water to get to the core. Water is absorbed, tip sinks. Go with the best line you can afford, understanding...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,944
Posted By Cowboy
Re: What kind of hat do you wear?

Soft straw cowboy hat. If it get hot, I can just dip it in the water and instant cooling. when I get home I just put in a hat stretcher and let it dry. then reshape.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-09-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Fishing near Ocean Shores, WA?

Have not fished the Olympic Penisula in many years, but the Humtuplips, Hoh and Quinault Rivers use to be fairly good. Many good riffles. Water cold because it is coming off the glaciers in Olympic...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,396
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Cleaning Trout

Hey, I live and fish in Iowa in the drftless area. I clean trout as soon as I can after catching. Since I cannot carry a cooler with ice, I use a wicker creel, lined with some srass and moistened. ...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-22-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By Cowboy
Re: A man walks along the beach...

Along the SC, Georgia and Florida coast you can walk along the beach, casting into the surf for pompano. There is a fly patterned after the sand flea which can be very production.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-16-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Hi
Views: 620
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Hi

Welcome from another old man, who enjoys fly fishing with dry flies on small streams. Age and physical situations limit my love of steep canyons and fast water, but fly fishing is wonderful any...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Give me ideas for my vacation

Where do I start? First of all try the Rogue and NF Umpqua. Near Tillamook there is the Wilson River. Just up behind 101 is the Nehalem. A fun fishery on the road from Tillamook to Portland is a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Give me ideas for my vacation

Where do I start? First of all try the Rogue and NF Umpqua. Near Tillamook there is the Wilson River. Just up behind 101 is the Nehalem. A fun fishery on the road from Tillamook to Portland is a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By Cowboy
Re: seating your ferrules

I have been fly fishing for over 60 years and have always used nose grease. Never have had a problem with ferrules coming apart, either casting or breaking down. Sometimes the old way is the best...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Trout above Multnomah Falls (OR)?

Grew up in Portland and camped in many of the areas above the Columbia Gorge. Several of the streams which terminate in falls have trout in them, but I do not know if Multnomah Falls stream does or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,971
Posted By Cowboy
Re: polarized sunglasses- what color lenes best for fishing ?

I do not think color is as important as having high quality, distortion free, polorized lens. The Air Force issues sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription in grey. Found to give best color...
Forum: The Daily Papers 04-16-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Cowboy
Re: On the Fly: Nice day for fishing (The Aspen Times)

For my entire life in fly fishing, I have always felt that being there was more important than the number of fish caught. Just remember "A bad day fishing is always better than a good day at the...
Forum: Other Gear 03-18-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,553
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Ferrule Care

I always use nose grease, even on my graphite rod. Have used on my bamboo metal ferrules for over 50 year without problems and never any sticking.
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-13-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,432
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Age/Experience

Over 70 and doing it FF, for 60 year+
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-07-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,410
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Best bluegill fishing?

Have not fished there for several years, but my father-in-law and myself use to fish the Edisto River in SC. He would not keep any fish that was not bigger than his hand. And we caught alot bigger...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-23-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Hello from southeast Iowa.

Welcome to the forum. I live in eastern Iowa and fish in the driftless area for trout. Fly fish for bream and crappie on Lake McBride and other locations.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-20-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Cowboy
Re: portland rivers

Grew up in Portland. The Columbia is ok for salmon and sturgeon up by Boneville Dam. The Sandy is good, as is the Clackamas. The Clackamas has good fly fishing its entire length. Gales Creek is...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 02-06-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Hilton Head - summer

Never did it, but I have been told that you can fly fish the surf with a sand flea fly and catch pompano.
Forum: Fly Reels 02-05-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,921
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Lamson Konic

Is it me that sees $100 plus fly reels as nothing more than ostentious display of wealth? I can neither afford or want to spend that kind of money for a line holder. I have never fought a fish in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,112
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Left or Right-hand reel'n?

I have fly fished for over 60 years and I still cast right and reel right. Requires switching rod between hands, but I have done it this way so long changing to same, same feels odd.
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-24-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,542
Posted By Cowboy
Re: Workin for a livin...

Maily retired from Federal service, but presently mayor of a small, midwestern town.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 01-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Cowboy
Re: cherokee fishing trip 08

Just wondering how the drought has affected the streams in Cherokee. Last I heard that the main river was just a trickle and many of the feeder streams were dry. The recent rains may be help the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Cowboy
Re: best colors for steelhead in dirty waters....

Do not know where you are fishing, but in Oregon and Washington adding something shiny always seemed to provide some results.
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