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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Today, 02:45 PM
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Re: What have you been tying today? ([/quote]
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range Today, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Hardyreels
Re: You are subscribed to this thread Almont, CO - 08/24/14 to 08/27/14

Hi Joe,

Simply beautiful! The trout are as pretty as you could hope for and the trip sounds like a ball. How do you get your photos to look so clear? I have some good shots but they never appear...
Forum: Southeast U.S. Today, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Hardyreels
Re: A new chapter

I've never lived there but have visited, the best I can say is what my signature here has read since I joined :) You just be sure to stay active with us during those winter trips buddy so we know...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 369
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: essential books


Recently I browsed through a copy of 'Trouble Shooting The Cast' by Ed Jaworowski. Unless you are a very experienced caster this book may prove to be helpful to you. If you are relatively new...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Many Nice Rainbows Were Caught But The Search For Waldo Continues;

Hi Jason,

I was fishing with an LL Bean Streamlight 8 weight 13 foot rod. The reel was an Orvis Odyssey IV with the drag set accordingly for trout. I could tighten the drag more but have a comfort...
Forum: Fly Reels 08-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 164,788
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread


That's about the best deal I've seen on a CFO II buddy. If ever you decide you're going to move that along do keep me in mind.

What a beauty!
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: 1 weight

Hi Emil,

I figure you'll enjoy the rod. How was your rip? If I'm not mistaken you were away on an extended fishing trip.

Forum: The Lodge Den 08-27-2014, 03:45 PM
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Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Many Nice Rainbows Were Caught But The Search For Waldo Continues;

Hi JP,

We are finally getting regular rains and the water is up a bit. This moves the salmon up stream and spreads them out better. The trout are in their regular spots and I'm looking forward to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Many Nice Rainbows Were Caught But The Search For Waldo Continues;

I figured you'd notice the lid :)

I sent you a PM with another trout pic in it. I've been getting many fish around the 20 - 24 size but have hit a plateau there it seems. Only a few of them have...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Hardyreels
Many Nice Rainbows Were Caught But The Search For Waldo Continues;

Once again I have been gone for a week on a fishing trip. Generally I don't get much rod time these days but on just 2 separate days I stole away for at least half an hour to cast for trout. During...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 08-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: New to Two handed Fly Casting, Echo SR?


I've fished with many people who use ECHO 2 hand rods and also have sampled many of them myself. Provided you are matched with proper line for the rod they are great rods. As far as learning...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,261
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Pro deals for guides?

I buy tackle for other people to use, this provides additional product exposure of the tackle to potential customers. The total expense for my 3 year old startup in the outfitting / guiding business...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Back For a Day;

Sometimes it's tough to say things are better or well. I was down there because someone ran over my brother John while he was driving his motorcycle. John was my brother in law married to my sister...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By Hardyreels
Back For a Day;

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry to be absent for so long but since I last posted I have had an emergency which took me to Colorado Springs for the past 6 days. I had these days open and had planned to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-08-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 495
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: You're stuck on a island...what are the 5 albums you must have

Dark Side of The Moon

Division Bell

Neil Diamond's Greatest Hits so I can sing along.

John Denver Spirit

John Denver Windsong
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: AK beginner


Welcome to the forum, I am pretty well tied up until mid September but would be happy to meet you and perhaps do some trout fishing with you then. It sounds as if you are either Army or Air...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Favorite Movie


Finding Nemo

Shark Tale

and I too have 'The Prince's Bride'

Grumpy Old Men & Grumpier Old Men
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 211
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: New to the forum


I don't see how you could get a better rod for small to medium size streams. As many here may be tired of hearing about, I have been fishing a 7'9" 5 weight Far & Fine Orvis for35 years and...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-07-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Two Rod Decision: Salmon/Steelies & SALT - 8wt?

Take a look at the Beulah Opal 2 hand Surf Rod: Beulah Fly Rods Opal Surf Fly Rods Beulah Fly Rods ( I had a talk with Steve Edie...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 58,425
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

What a beautiful fly rod, congratulations on taking your small stream fishing to the top level. I believe you'll find that the rod will allow you to enjoy what I call 'slow motion fishing' simply...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-06-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,374
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Favorite Movie

Where the Red Fern Grows

Jeremiah Johnson - Robert Redford

The Sacket's - based on the Louis L'amour novel

Conagher - based on the Louis L'amour novel

Cross Fire Trail - based on the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-06-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Summer Fun!

Hi Rick,

Glad to hear you're having some good fishing back there. I thought we were still cyber friends :) Whatever happened went down while I was away over on the Bay so I'm not up to date on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 813
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

You're just not going to the right places by the sound of that. There are more good places in PA. to fish for trout than I ever could visit but I used quite a few when I lived there. Fall is streamer...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 461
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: I Really Missed You Guys;

We should talk, send your phone # via PM and I'll ring you soon. I could take you to spots where fish can be caught but can't guarantee the results of you finding the exact same places on your own....
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