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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-21-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By parsond
Re: Drift boat value

I decided to just fix her up myself. I have an idea on how to add some more rod tubes and refinishing the bottom looks straight forward. Maybe we will part in a few more years. She will sell higher...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-20-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By parsond
Re: Drift boat value

It is BEAT UP! I mean its solid still... but it has been used hard (by me) for almost 20 years, averaging 90 floats a year. I have patched up the bad dings on the bottom and chines over and over,...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By parsond
Drift boat value

Hey guys,

What would a fair price be for a 16' 1997 HP Hyde Drift boat? It is beat up pretty bad by heavy use (I am a seasonal guide) but is totally serviceable. Trailer, Sawyer oars, and a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By parsond
Re: Nymphing fly rods?

For fishing out of a drift boat on a large western tail water with multiple flies under an indicator for fish running 12 inches to 10 pounds - 9'6" Sage One with a Rio Indictor Extreme line is my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By parsond
Re: Video - Probably posted before but worth a second look.

So I am not an overly emotional guy but I confess that choked me up.

My Grandfather had Parkinsons and I was the last person to take him fishing. I wish I had been as skilled as the guide in the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By parsond
Re: So You Want to be a Fishing Guide

I am a teacher (HS Science), a coach (Debate team - 7 time state champs and ranked in the top 30 out of 8000 nationally! sorry for bragging but I am SO PROUD of my team), and in the summers for...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By parsond
Gurglers for trout

Anyone fish gurglers for stream trout? Tips? I am interested in giving it a shot here in SW Wyoming. I am thinking of dropping a small streamer off the back of one as well.

Just wondering if any...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By parsond
Re: Fishing Log

Every outing since 1996. I average 97 days a year. Its educational, to be sure, but one thing I have noticed over time is how different my waters are year to year. Hatches vary, flows vary, average...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By parsond
Re: Changing of the seasons

That was one cool tribute man! My boy is getting older so it really spoke to me.

Tight lines from one father/son fishing team to another.

-Dan
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By parsond
Sunglasses

I find myself in need of some new sunglasses. Is their a recommendation for a pair that are...

1. Polarized (obviously)
2. amber or copper colored
3. BIFOCALS!
4. photochromic (change the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By parsond
Re: Borger Thingamabobber Modifications

They don't damage the line and they don't slip or swell, and the leader can't catch on the toothpick.

That said it does make it more time consuming to change from nymphs to dries to whatever...
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Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By parsond
Re: Borger Thingamabobber Modifications

The big problem I have with Thingamabobbers (and other indicators like them) is the line can easily hook around it on the forward stroke if you accidentally toss a tailing loop on the back cast. This...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By parsond
Re: Should I bother fishing when water is high and brown?

Another thought...

Find clear water. Hit a tailwater, a lake, a pond. :icon_smil
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By parsond
Streamer rod

Hey,
I have an old 9'6" Sage XP 6wt I was thinking of chucking meat with for trout. Ill try it out this weekend, but I wondered if anyone has had experience with a some what longer single handed rod...
Forum: General Discussion 04-23-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By parsond
Re: How can you tell that your nymphs are reaching bottom

During my guiding season I have the opportunity to teach and watch a TON of indicator nymphing, both while wading and from a boat. I have worked really really hard to develop a nymphing set up that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By parsond
Re: Old flies found

Originally for sale for $.55!
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By parsond
Re: Old flies found

That was cool....

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Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By parsond
Old flies found

I picked up some old fly tying stuff at a sale and found a cardboard box full of new condition flies that look pretty old school to me. These were clearly for sale at some point. They are some girdle...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Re: Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

Personally I am not worried about it's speed, but you make a good point when it comes to clients. I will still have the XP around for them, and a lot of folks want to use their personal gear.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Re: Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

I had a 10 foot Scott 6wt rod a long time ago. I don't remember the model, but it was midlevel. I really liked it...for the first few hours of fishing. Then it got really fatiguing to cast. I ended...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Re: Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

I wonder if I should seriously think about a 10' rod?
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Re: Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

I agree Jim,

If they brought that stick out again it would sell. The VXP is close and very good, but it's not the same.
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Re: Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

Thanks guys.

My current favorite stick is a 9'6" 6wt XP with a Rio In Touch Indicator line. Its pretty awesome really, but I have had clients in my boat fishing the Method and I liked how it...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By parsond
Ultimate indicator nymphing stick?

What do you like?

I am playing with the idea of getting a 9'6" 6wt Method for indicator fishing from my drift boat.

I am a western tail water trout guy in an area with a ton of wind. I can...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-03-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By parsond
Re: Winter Fishing in Western Wyoming

Holy **** is it snowing now!!!!

I floated Sunday on the same stretch Larry and had a good day. With this weather I am glad I got out when I did!
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