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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:32 AM
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Welcome to the Future: a video

This video is not meant to be one bit instructional or helpful--well not helpful in the sense of learning how to fish for carp. It is mostly clips of takes from very visible fish. Watching my own...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By mrp1
Re: Chasing Carp in Town.

Two miles from home?...That is excellent!
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,134
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Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
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Re: Wow Patagonia (new Atom Stealth pack on the way)

I love my Stealth Atom Sling Pack. It holds everything I need when I'm wading, it's out of the way, and it's comfortable to carry. Well, maybe not everything I need--a chair would be nice for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
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Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,063
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Re: Your State Fly Pattern

In Washington, the prolific steelhead runs of decades past are virtually gone. Steelhead patterns like the Skykomish Sunrise, the Purple Peril, and the Skunk, probably would have been more...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By mrp1
Re: It's a good thing im not married!!!!

Waterfordcreek, I am easily confused these days as you will readily be able to tell. I get that $1,200 is a lot for a rod and reel and I get the whole evil voice and good voice thing. I myself hear...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,063
Posted By mrp1
Re: Your State Fly Pattern

Washington: Chironomid
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By mrp1
Re: Float Tube Fins

My maiden voyage in a float tube was in 1973. There was only one kind of float tube way back then. It was green canvas around an inner tube. You sat very low in the water. Since there was no...
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By mrp1
Re: Can't Wait To Call In Sick

Or, "I called in blind today; I just couldn't see going to work."
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 964
Posted By mrp1
Re: I need a back-up rod. Or do I?

Last week, were I asked the question, "How many more rods do you need?", I would have said, "One".

I bought two rods this past weekend.

Today, were I asked the question, "How many more rods...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By mrp1
Re: simms wader size

I love my Simms waders and boots. My waders are the G3 Guide Stockingfoot model. One of the many things I like about them is the number of sizes they have to accommodate an angler's waist size,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By mrp1
Dreaming of Warm Summer Days--a short video

When I started this video it was 22 degrees at the Carp Lodge. It was stark and beautiful. When it is cold like that I tie flies and dream of warm summer days fishing for carp on my river.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 599
Posted By mrp1
Re: Gang, you gotta see this !

What a great post!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
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Re: Another good video!

I had watched this video before and thought it was great. I just watched the whole thing again and it put a smile on my face. The beautiful PNW scenery, the wonderful camera work, and the excellent...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,079
Posted By mrp1
Re: Give carp a try!

I enjoyed the video. Erin's writing is superb. Both Erin and Jay have a passion for fly fishing for carp; I do too. Their enthusiasm makes me smile.

Oh, oh, while this next paragraph isn't...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By mrp1
Dragging and Dropping the Fly

This is episode #4 of Lessons from the Carp Lodge. It has narration and video showing the joys and frustrations of carp fishing. You will see the drag and drop technique used on a shopping/prowling...
Forum: General Discussion 11-17-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By mrp1
Re: A Plug for Simms Customer Service;

Simms customer service rocks! :thumbsupu
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By mrp1
Re: Scent and Feather Flies

I started tying flies in 1972. Back then the quality of natural materials wasn't nearly what it is now. Rooster and hen necks are a great example. There weren't nearly the artificial materials...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,110
Posted By mrp1
Re: TU or FFF or both or Neither?

I'm a life member of TU. I don't participate in any of the local activities but I like the goals and the work they do. I see TU as a very conservation oriented organization.

I am also a member...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By mrp1
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By mrp1
Re: Lesson for other novice carpers

Yes, you can scare them with reel noise but not normally. They are much more likely to scare from boot noise, from seeing you, or from the line moving over them during a false cast.

Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By mrp1
Re: Basic question about hook materials

Consider tying your flies on chemically sharpened hooks. They are needle sharp out of the box. I use Tiemco hooks and like them very much. There are also other good brands out there.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-23-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By mrp1
Re: Finally hooked my first carp!!!!

Good for you Tsubeta! Keep trying; it will happen for you.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 831
Posted By mrp1
Re: Special Consideration? Rig For Wife?

Surprise her with an outfit if you are pretty dang sure you know what she wants. Otherwise, let her pick it out.

If you are bent on surprising her I would suggest picking out something you will...
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