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Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,479
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: A Griz human encounter that went bad....

I know where the OP is coming from-negative interactions are inevitable between bears and humans, especially given the increased human presence in some of these popular national parks and surrounding...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Alternative body materials for RS2?

Actually I am tying on Sz 18.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-29-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Alternative body materials for RS2?

I am starting to venture into some smaller flies, and I have been trying the versatile RS2. I however, am lousy at dubbing. I see some really great dubbing in videos online where it ends up looking...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,377
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: New 5 weight fly reel

I thought I wanted a 3-Tand TF as well. I got one for Christmas. It is certainly a nice reel, but I actually like my Hardy DD Ultralight better. I ended up returning the 3-Tand and buying another...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

I fish with a small day pack so it is no problem to have my sunglasses case in my pack along with a cleaning cloth. I simply switch my glasses into my sunglasses case when things get bright.


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Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: I want to get one of the sinking leaders for fishing streamers. Need some advice

I have used a setup just like what you are describing. You will want the fast sink rate versileader if you are on streams- doesn't matter as much on lakes. Your 5 wt will probably feel like a wet...
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

You are right, but keep in mind that photochromic polarized lenses are rather uncommon- Smith makes some awesome ones though.


Again, spot on. There are only a few labs in the world that make...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

Virtually any decent lens lab can cut prescription polarized lenses for your Smiths. You could also probably send them in for 'authentic' Smith Rx lenses. Last time I checked, Smith was using a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Bighorn mid July vs. Missouri end of June

You should hit the Bighorn now. Better fishing and far fewer people.
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

Cab- x2. Fit is critical. Doesn't matter how good the lenses are if the frame doesn't fit. The bridge should closely contour your nose. They should not sit on your cheeks, and the lenses should...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

Darkshadow, I agree that impact resistance is often undervalued in eyewear. However, I disagree that Oakley polycarbonate is the best eye protection. If you look at Abbe values for common lens...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Best Fishing Partner...Oakley vs Costa

My guess is you are talking about Rx progressive MJs. If you have VSP for your vision plan, you can claim them to your insurance. PM me for details.



You have this backwards. Most...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 38,503
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Smith Optics vs Costa Del Mar

I found this older thread and thought it deserves to be resurrected. I am a certified optician and I have worn both Smith and Costa.

I have tried both Rx and non-Rx lenses from both companies. ...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 09-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Rio Grand WF5F

Interested, PM sent.
Forum: Fly Rods 10-01-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,156
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Cabelas LST Rods- good deal?

This is one of those late questions. I just got a 4-pc 5 wt LST at cost. It seems pretty nice, but I noticed that some people had tips break on them. Reviews seemed like 1/4 people thought they...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-26-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Late summer alpine fun, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Helis wouldn't be able to land up there (legally at least) as it is wilderness area.

Milt Spawn- yeah, I know, but I hate spooling off the bottom. I also hate snagging my line on every tree branch...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-21-2010, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Late summer alpine fun, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

I thought I would post a few shots of some of the lakes my wife and I have tried over the last month. These photos are from 3 lakes within 3 miles of each other, and no, I am not telling which lakes...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

That is called Outlaw Canyon, which is the lower canyon of the Middle Fork of the Powder River. Shhh. We try not to tell people about that one. :) Definitely an exceptional place with great...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

Bloodhound: I think I know exactly which road you are talking about :). When I fish the North Tongue, I usually do the same thing. Next time you are in the Bighorns, you should check out some of...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

Ha, good advice Bloodhound, I have actually done that a bit with skis. Of course, it requires a pretty good familiarity with the gear. I would actually consider the North Tongue to be really easy...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

Thanks for the ideas of checking out the shops. I may do that, but in answer to MP's query, I NEVER buy ski gear locally. Shop owners tend to just push some product, whether it is actually right...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Re: Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

Hahaha, that is funny. Unfortunately, you don't know the half of it. With two pairs of cross country, two pairs of vintage telemark skis, 4 pairs of all mountian/powder bias trad camber tele skis,...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-18-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By hiplainsdrifter
Packable/ economic 5 wt setup recommendations?

Hi there-

I am new to your forum, and am in the market for a new setup. I am not too educated on gear. I fish primarily pocket water in the Bighorns. I occasionally fish lakes and larger...
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