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Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: ? The weirdest...

How about a complete rod and reel?

I can't believe I forgot about this story.

Okay, here's what happened. Several years ago I and one of my good fishing buddies went to Chevelon Canyon Lake...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Fly rods in hot vehicle

I don't have any expert or scientific advice for you, but I wouldn't leave your rods in a hot vehicle, if I were you. At least if they're going to be hard to replace if they get damaged. And there...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Dear God its about to get hot!

Sorry Fred, can't feel a lot of sympathy for ya. Here in the Phoenix area we are experiencing a 'cooling' trend, with temps dipping below 110 for the first time in a couple weeks. Today it was...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 06-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Re-positioning the line upstream

I don't know what this cast is actually called (thought it was a Circle C) and he's doing it single-hand, but as far as I know all single-hand techniques can be done two-handed anyway. I started...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-23-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Go to stillwater trout patterns

Don't see anything wrong with the OP's list; any of those should catch fish.

My list, as usual, is a bit left field:

Pink hoppers (spring)
Yellow or brown hoppers
orange rubber-legged...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How do you choose?

First: welcome to the forum.

When I started fly-fishing about ten years ago I was in pretty much the same boat as you are in now. I had been an avid amateur tournament bass fisherman for about a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How much Tippet on 9 foot leader?

Here's the link for Cutthroat leaders:

Cutthroat Furled Leaders - Braided Leader - Fly Fishing (http://www.cutthroatfurledleaders.com/)

As for the second part, 5 lb. is probably a 4x leader and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: How much Tippet on 9 foot leader?

If I understand you correctly you want to use a 9 ft. leader for trout fishing.

Could you tell us what size the leader is, such as 3x, 4x, or whatever? Also, are you planning on mostly dry fly,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

One of those lakes doesn't actually have fish in it; I can't remember which. Whichever it is, it's set in a meadow between two stands of aspens; in the fall on a sunny day you'd turn the corner of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

70 lbs. without the tube and fins? Wow. My pack-in weight without the tube and fins was around 45 lbs. Add the tube and fins and it probably went about 60. Whatever. It's a good hike. Probably...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Blind Lake Utah (Trip Report)

Love that place. Planning on being on Boulder Mountain this fall for my birthday present to myself. It is quite the hike though. Especially with a float tube and fins strapped to the pack. At...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: 3 WT. reel suggestions?

I have several Redington Drifts, including a 2/3. It's a pretty good reel; very light and fairly well-manufactured. I also have an Orvis Battenkill; again a pretty good reel. They are priced the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Join fly line to leader

I think we need some clarification here:

Does your fly line have a welded loop? Or does it just come to a tip? In other words, how is your fly line and leader connected right now? Your answer...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-14-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: New rod frustrations

Not an instructor, but it sounds like you're not accelerating fast enough on your forward cast. And/or you're simply not coming to a firm enough stop on your forward cast. At least, that's how I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-14-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Some what fishing related. How do you make it work?

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Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Line snaps?

As a former amateur tournament bass fisherman I got a little chuckle out of this. Let me guess: the fish hits and you answer with a lightning-fast big sweeping hook-set. Followed almost...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Stinky Waders

I wash my waders about three times a year, in the tub, inside-out, with Sport Wash (no chemicals, no perfumes, anti-odor soap).

Just after getting off the water I turn my waders inside-out to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Flies not floating

In my amateur experience, all dry flies no matter what their construction eventually start sinking. The question is just how long will it take. For example, with BWOs once a couple fish take them...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,705
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: If you could only pick one...

As I understand the question, I can have multiple rods, just a single weight. If that is a correct interpretation of the question, then I choose the 5 weight rod class, as I have several of them...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 05-31-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By rangerrich99
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Tying tippet to leader

May need a definition of 'better,' but I use uni-knots pretty much exclusively. Been using them for over 20 years so I've developed a system for tying them that's relatively quick, foolproof and I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Tying tippet to leader

I'll second tippet rings; eliminates the need to even heave to learn a leader-tippet knot.

However, if you simply must have a few of these knots memorized, here's a couple links that might be...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-18-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Best all around rod

Welcome.

You should do yourself a favor and cast as many different rods as possible, and as much as possible ignore the name on the blank, before pulling the trigger on a rod. It would be pure...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-12-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: Screwed up my computer! Big printing on the screen.

If its a PC, try hold and press the 'ctrl' key and the dash or minus sign key. May have to do it more than once.

Another way is to go to CONTROL PANEL, then click on 'Ease of access/optimize...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-10-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,107
Posted By rangerrich99
Re: High-End Rod Appeal

Everyone that reads this thread and hasn't yet bought a rod over $500, do yourself a favor . . . DON'T!

There are literally dozens of rods that cost less than $500 that you can fish quite happily...
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