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Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 11-05-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Hooks for steelhead soft hackles ?

What size/style flies are you wanting to tie up? As the others have said, you should look for something that's extra heavy/stout. Maybe if you gave us specifics on exactly what you are planning to...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 11-05-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Fall Run

Awesome season ending it sounds like! Such a cool thing you did for that fellow angler who wanted to give the double hander a shot! Hopefully next season will be just as rewarding if not more.
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Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 11-01-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Fall Run

Nice report bud! Down here on the American River in California, the fall run has been dismal. Very low numbers of steelhead being caught. Probably due to the super low flows and the warm temp of the...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 10-13-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTB: Rotary Vice

Interesting points you make! I didnt' think about tying on a regular hook and then cutting the shank afterwards. My only concern is that the end of the shank might be sharp from the cutting and could...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 10-13-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By sheepdog
WTB: Rotary Vice

I've been tying for a few months now and I've been using a nice little vice that came in a starter kit my wife got me. Lately, I've been tying some flies using Waddington shanks and the only way I...
Forum: Other Fishing Equipment/Clothing/Books/DVD's etc. 10-02-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Sling Pack

Hookie, sent you a PM.
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 10-02-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTB: Rio 7wt Salmon/Steelhead line

Line found! Thanks for everyone's help!
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 10-02-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTB: Rio 7wt Salmon/Steelhead line

After adding up the shipping and tax, that's a $70 line to the door... Might as well go buy new from the shop...
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 10-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTB: Rio 7wt Salmon/Steelhead line

Thanks Eastfly! That's about as good of a deal as I could probably find on here.
Forum: Fly Lines and Tippets etc. Classifieds 10-02-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sheepdog
WTB: Rio 7wt Salmon/Steelhead line

Line found! Please delete...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Why no Demo lines at fly shops?

This is what I was expecting from a shop. Not necessarily the mom and pop shop down the street but at least from the big very popular shop in the nearby city...



How in the hell would the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Why no Demo lines at fly shops?

Mark, all the point's you've made are rock solid! I did take them into consideration but it seems that it would be in a line company's best interest to supply shops carrying their lines with...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By sheepdog
Why no Demo lines at fly shops?

Sorry in advance for the Gripe!

Why do fly shops never have demo lines for people to try on their rods? I won't list any by name but it seems like very single shop I have gone to only has their...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Time For A Thread From Ard...........

Wow, looks like an amazing trip, Ard! Glad you had a good time and that your clients were supportive for you to fish too. Hopefully one of these days I can get up there and be a client too!
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Need help picking a 7 weight.

The TFO Mangrove is a great rod too. I've got the 9' 7wt and love it. I used it for the surf when I lived in San Diego and now it's my streamer rod, Pair it with a Salmon/Steelhead line and you've...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-02-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Anyone else hate Rio Gold?

I mainly fish rivers and streams for trout with this rod. Lots of dries and dry/droppers. Some indicator fishing but not much at all, and lately I've been tossing light polyleaders with flies for...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-02-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Anyone else hate Rio Gold?

Thanks for all your input! I actually called TFO and spoke with one of the guys there about my issue to see if they have a frequent complaint of the Gold paired up with the Pro but he said that's the...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-02-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By sheepdog
Anyone else hate Rio Gold?

So I've been fishing a Rio Gold 5 on my 5wt TFO Pro for the last year or so and I am extremely dissatisfied with it. I bought this line on a whim 2 days before a trip to Wyoming and it's what the...
Forum: Entomology 08-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By sheepdog
Re: Help ID large yellow Mayfly

Eh, I don't think so... This guy was pretty massive. Definitely the biggest mayfly I have ever seen in person. Also the wings were the same color as the rest of the bug, not transparent like the one...
Forum: Entomology 08-20-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By sheepdog
Help ID large yellow Mayfly

Last night, my wife and I went Kayaking on Lake Natomas here in Folsom, CA. At around sunset I started spotting these large yellow mayfly duns on the water. Not a huge hatch, but one every 20 yards...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 08-18-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTT/WTS: TFO Pro II 9' 8wt

Just shot you a PM
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 08-18-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By sheepdog
Re: WTT: 7wt TFO Mangrove for 6wt Mangrove

I'm not sure I understand your post... You want to BUY this rod for your son? I am not looking to sell it but to trade, as stated in the OP.
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 08-18-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By sheepdog
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 08-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By sheepdog
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 07-30-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By sheepdog
WTT: 7wt TFO Mangrove for 6wt Mangrove

I recently purchased a 9' 7wt TFO Mangrove to use as both my surf rod and streamer rod. It worked great for the surf (the 3 times I fished it) but Just yesterday I went out on my first streamer...
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