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Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By dillon
Re: Sage X Review

It appears that some good news about the introduction of X is that one can now purchase a One at a very good price :)
Forum: Flies 07-23-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By dillon
Re: Comparadun vs Parachute

The comparadun is one of my main flies used during a mayfly hatch. I tie it with 2 microfibett fibers for the tail. i use it primarily when a fish is rising but i do not see it eating duns. if I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By dillon
Re: Montanna stream access

This sign was posted near several of the bridges where we accessed Montana rivers this year.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j349/jspassov/IMG_0871_zpshj7bjufl.jpg...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 06-09-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By dillon
Re: PMD's

Of course, duns are in the top leaf third row and emergers in the fifth row. They are a little easier to see if you click on the image.
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 06-08-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By dillon
PMD's

Ephemerella Infrequens is typically the first of the PMD's to occur on western rivers. We typically find the hatch in full swing by the third week of June and plan our annual Montana/Idaho trip...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 04-14-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,344
Posted By dillon
Re: Moving to Bend, OR

Here's a link with a few. The big boys live in the headwater lakes.
"Crane Prairie, Deschutes Headwaters, Oregon - Great Rivers - Angler's OnLine"...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-29-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By dillon
Re: tips on roll casting

The most important aspects of the roll cast or spey casts are the anchor and the D loop. The D loop loads the road with resistance form the anchor. Spey casts are change of direction roll casts and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By dillon
Re: ever sell a fly rod and regret it so much you bought it back?

I have sold one rod and regretted it later. I have many retired rods and some that have been given to family members. I will never sell another rod because i only buy rods i know i will love. When...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By dillon
Re: Early season trout tips?

In the early spring i look for a Blue Winged Olive hatch around 1 o'clock. They seem to occur in back eddies on overcast drizzly days. Fish dun or emerger patterns to rising fish or search with a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-15-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,183
Posted By dillon
Re: Do carp effect gamefish?

Aquatic Health - It's for the Birds! - Malheur - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/malheur/wildlife_and_habitat/aquatic_health.html)

They are an environmental problem on...
Forum: Fly Reels 03-07-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By dillon
Re: 6 wt fly reel advice

Cool, I hope to be there too.
Forum: Fly Reels 03-07-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By dillon
Re: 6 wt fly reel advice

The HARDY ULTRALITE 5000DD SILVER #5/6 would be a nice reel for your 6wt rod. These reels are being discontinued and are being closed out on ebay for around $200. I recently purchased the 4000DD...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By dillon
Re: Out fished today….

It is not surprising that fishing with bait for native summer run steelhead (there are no winter Steelhead in upper Columbia river tributaries) in the winter and during their spawning time would draw...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-18-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By dillon
Re: Leader Selection

As Sweetandsalt describes in his op the Orvis 9ft braided butt sz 6/7. I have been thinking about this and I am going to experiment with some 4-5 ft pieces of old braids i have for constructing 9-10...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-17-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By dillon
Re: Leader Selection

Yes, Radian 9ft. 6wt. and Rio Gold wf6f line. The elongated taper leader would not perform as was my experience with the braided/hand tied leader. I believe mainly due to the tranfer of energy...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-17-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,831
Posted By dillon
Re: Leader Selection

I used a Trouthunter taperd leader last spring on my home water, the Deschutes, a large fast, turbulant tailwater in Central Oregon. The leader was 9ft and I added 2ft of tippet material. It worked...
Forum: Gear Reviews 02-05-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,801
Posted By dillon
Re: Somerset Show 2016 Fly Rod Observations

Sweetandsalt,
So, will any new rods or reels make your trip out west this year?
~Dillon
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,386
Posted By dillon
Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

My neck of the woods is Steelhead country. There are some organizations that are highly involved in protecting ESA listed salmonoids. It is perceived (and rightly so) that these groups are...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,831
Posted By dillon
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

No, but it sure is a pleasure to fish with them. I have two expensive spey rods for steelheading and a few trout rods used primarily for technical dry...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-04-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine WF

I have both the 8' 6" Sage One and Circa 4wt. rods. The One is a recent aquisition and I bought and like the WF SA Expert Distance (true to line wt.) on it. I was using the Rio WF Tout LT on the...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-03-2016, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By dillon
Re: RIO LightLine WF

That is what Simon says...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lptiKle4Wuc
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By dillon
Re: trout stalker

I'd go with the SA Mastery Expert Distance or Rio Gold weight forward floating. The line you mentioned might be good but for a few more bucks these lines should be better. A floating line is best...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By dillon
Re: What fly line?

I read a review on that rod and it sounds like a good starter outfit. A quality fly line can make a big difference in the performance and castability of your rod. If you have a local fly shop take...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By dillon
Re: What fly line?

I would suggest purchasing a weight forward floating 5 wt line. It is a versatile line as it can be used for fishing dry flies and small nymphs near the surface. A floating line can also be used...
Forum: Entomology 02-01-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,788
Posted By dillon
Re: fishing emergers

I have found that when trout are feeding on emergent mayflies just under the surface they can be very difficult to hook. A few years ago I made a stream side observation that helped me understand why...
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