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Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: 5 wt sink tip

Hi isaiah20,

I haven't used a sink tip for many years so I don't have any up to date info. You might check this short article: https://troutfitters.com/blog/post/how-to-choose-a-sink-tip-fly-line...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 709
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Fly gear prices back in the old days.

In 1952/53 I was working after school and weekends at a store that sold guns and fishing equipment. I can remember some of the prices that things were sold for. Many items were still on price...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 07-17-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Grayling flies?

Here is a similar Burlap fly I used for Grayling. This isn't a streamer hook but I wanted to show the coloring and burlap body that has been picked out. I caught more big Grayling on this than any...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-17-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Fly Fishing with Forum Members in Wyoming

Hi Larry,

Glad you are feeling a bit better. Sounds like another great trip. Seeing that Wyoming water makes me sad.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: One Person Pontoon/ Class II/Standing Platform a Must. Suggestions

Hi losthwy,

I have fish a lot out if one man pontoons and you need to spend a lot of time deciding on your choice.

The problem is the best design for Stillwater is not the best for river...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Dacron or Gel???

Hi coho52,

No I have not seen any Hatch line. It fits what I was saying though. The heavier weights of the Spectrum/Gel Spun/Poly-Ethylene lines are much easier to use.

Frank
Forum: Other Gear 06-29-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Filson Foul Weather vest vs Fishpond Vaquero Waxed Canvas Vest

Hi ksigtuck,

I know nothing about the vest you are looking at. Just some general comments about waxed clothing.

I tried some Filson waxed clothing when I lived in Alaska. Most people...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Dacron or Gel???

Hi Everyone,

A interesting discussion on backing. I have a lot of experience with Spectrum lines used in Bass fishing. I use it not for backing but for the main line on both spinning and bait...
Forum: Other Gear 06-29-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,194
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Quality of retractors.

Hi CAB,

I have not used the Fish Pond retractor like you suggested but have two Simms that I bought many, many years ago. Never a failure or problem with them.

Frank

Fish Pond Retractor...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 06-28-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,540
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: I am on the verge of quitting

Hi zarick,

I am glad to see you are feeling better about casting with all this good help.

In regards to the roll cast. I used it a lot. When fishing with a wet tip line I use to use an...
Forum: Other Gear 06-23-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Pontoon Features - What's important?

Hi scoutm,

I was getting ready to write a long review of the Bucks Bags pontoons and was gathering information and pictures. Then I happen to scan down to the rest of the thread and see that you...
Forum: Other Gear 06-21-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,972
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Traditional vest vs. chest pack, sling pack, etc.

I have used just about every possible way to carry my gear while fly fishing. During my years in Alaska I wore out a Orvis vest that was packed with everything imaginable. Even carried spare spools...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Speaking Of Boats;

Hi Ard,

I spotted those Float Pods in the first picture. Was glad to see a good picture of them in the next picture. What a great idea. I know it solved a lot of problems with your boat. Are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: First fish on a fly finally!

Congratulations 120 grain, isn't that exciting catching your first fish on a fly rod. Now your next first should be your first fish on a fly that you tied your self. Another experience you won't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Senator Requires?

Hi John,

So many of the things that people sign up for on the internet is aimed at getting your Email or other personal information. In this case if you supply your Email address I would expect a...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 06-16-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Sudden urge to tie the bimini . . . ?

Here is a video showing how to tie a Bimini Twist. It is not hard but is tricky. Using your knee is the secret.

Frank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oule6vvBsyw
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 06-07-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,493
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Blood Knot Video

Dang, where was this video 65 years ago.

The only way I could tie a Blood knot on stream was that I practice at home. When I was fly fishing a lot I kept cheap mono and nippers by my chair. ...
Forum: Flies for Alaska 06-07-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Grayling flies?

Hi markfrid,

Alaska is a wonderful place to visit or live.

There is great Grayling fishing in Alaska and worth your effort. Not the best fish to eat but OK if you eat them while fresh. We...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,834
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Nymphing without an indicator

Hi riverbandit,

Welcome to the forum.

I started serious fly fishing in the early 50's. This was way before indicators were used. I have always fished wet flies but didn't start nymph...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-10-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,897
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: 10 foot indicator rods

Hi Everyone,

I love nymph/wet fly fishing. My favorite all time fly rod is a Sage 596 RPL+ Graphite III for this type of fishing. This is a two piece rod and it is a nymphing fool. Maybe the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: First Trip of 2014----Lovin' Wyoming

Hi Larry,

Sorry to hear about your accident. I hope everything gets back to normal in short order.

I am doing great. Just had my 80th birthday so feeling old.:icon_roll Still getting...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,489
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: First Trip of 2014----Lovin' Wyoming

Hi Larry,

I just came across this thread from January. That spot looks awful familiar. :thumbsupu

Frank
Forum: Equipment for Alaska 03-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,208
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Recommended 44 mag ammo

The best thing is to take a buddy who runs slower than you do.

gutterpunk, back in the 70s the Alaska Fish and Game did some test and decided that Double "0" buckshot was very effective. The...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-22-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Wyoming Grayling

Hi Larry,

I am glad you finely got some of those Grayling. Yours are quite a bit bigger than I ever caught at that lake.

When I was in Alaska I started with dry flies and was never satisfied...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,087
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Vintage Ross S3 Thomas and Thomas Trophy reel with leather case.

Hi kentonmanz,

Thanks for the pictures. I think you have it figured out. It is a Ross Reel made for Thomas & Thomas. To me it wouldn't have any more value than a standard S3. To a collector of...
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