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Forum: Flies 07-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By bambam
Re: Does everybody have that "one" fly that never seems to let you down?

A size 18 black tiger midge with a little root beer crystal flash. It produces on every river I have fished out West.
Forum: Flies 07-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By bambam
Re: Ultra Violet Flies?

I just got back from fishing the Kenai for reds. I tied up several sockeye lightnings with UV thread and some custom krill flies with white wacko hackle that glows under black light. The water was...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 929
Posted By bambam
Re: Fly Fishing frustrations: Therapy not headache

Knots in a double nymph rig.
Flies caught in the weeds behind you because your back cast loop collapses.
Crossing a river to only find out there is no other safe place to cross and you have to make...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,431
Posted By bambam
Re: How old is your 'fishing car?'

2001 GMC 1500, 189K and still running strong. I bought it new. Other than oil, tires and brakes, the only thing that I ever had to fix was the fuel tank sending unit.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By bambam
Re: Fluro Fibre, Holo Tinsel, Krystal Flash, Wire, blah, blah, blah

I still use a lot of wire for ribbing. I like how it helps the fly hold up better after a strike. You can always add flash, which I often do.
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By bambam
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

I enjoy 'Fishful Thinker'. While it is not a fly fishing show, he occasionally pulls out the fly rod. What I like about the show is that he explains why he fishes a section of water, how to read...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By bambam
Re: Glue question

Another fan of Loon UV knotsense. Expensive but easy to work with.
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By bambam
Re: Boys Santa was good!!!!

New waders and walking stick. :)
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,133
Posted By bambam
Re: 2014 Fish Goals

Read Scott Adams on goals some time. :icon_mrgr

My plan for next year.

More carp fishing
More dry fly fishing
More bass fishing
Practice my casting more
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By bambam
Re: Having a hard time deciding

Find a rod that you can roll cast well. That's about all I ever do on small tree lined creeks. You don't need to cast that far so length is not important. I like my 7'6" 3wt. The shorter rod is...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,277
Posted By bambam
Re: Vest, chest pack, side bag...

I just use a lanyard most of the time. I put other small items in my waders or pockets. I like to travel light. When my hikes take me far from my truck then I use a sling pack. It works best for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,169
Posted By bambam
Re: That One Thing

To spend time in my church and enjoy what life really means.
Forum: Flies 11-03-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By bambam
Re: New to fly tying. I need some help.

Search You Tube. There are many great videos. I self taught myself from these videos.
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,992
Posted By bambam
Re: What are your top 5 flies you're never without?

Pat's rubber leg
Peeking Caddis
Parachute hopper
Zebra midge
Wooly Bugger
Forum: The Fly Cast 08-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By bambam
Re: Newby casting dilema

I like to tie a whipped loop.

Creating a Whipped Loop - Fly Fishing Tip - YouTube
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