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Forum: News & articles for discussion 06-30-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-29-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Crushed on the Henry's Fork

Thanks for the report only thing you left out was a report on the Sandwich from the Grubstake? When it gets hot like that it's really tough the insects just don't like that heat. You were fishing in...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 06-29-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fly fishing yosemite?

I haven't been this year but the water by Happy Isle is faster pocket water and usually fishes better as lower in the valley the water is slow. I have had best fishing in the evenings using small...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-18-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By smilingduck
Re: West Side of YNP - rivers

"Sightseeing only" sounds like torture.....
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Pics of flies by hairwing530 in action

Hat Creek isn't so wide in the upper part but the fly only water has a hydroelectric powerhouse that brings in a lot of water making it more of a river then creek.
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Pics of flies by hairwing530 in action

It's called "Hat Creek" great pics and flies!!!
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Stinky Waders

Every trip????
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,288
Posted By smilingduck
Re: What Price... Honor?

Your too nice Jerry high quality made in the USA at a great price I think they would be more appreciative!!! I hope your feeling better don't let them get you down.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Hot Weather Wading

REI Co-Op has their own line of clothing and other top end brands. The best part is their products have a lifetime warranty zipper breaks in 2yrs bring it back they fix or replace. I used to buy all...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-14-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 765
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Alaskan Wolves In Peril;

Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat is a great book about the lies man has created about these beautiful creatures.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

You see them belly up at the bottom of the river look for their white belly in deeper holes. I'm not a scientist but have seen it many times over many seasons.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

That's because they sink to the bottom and die....
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

Common sense tells me that fish can't breath out of water so after I catch a trout common sense tells me to release it quickly not to hold it up out of the water. Also when a trout is taken out of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 871
Posted By smilingduck
Re: How to Use a GoPro to Take Fish-Friendly Photos

I grew up around fly fishing and one thing that has changed has been the amount of pictures taken. Now it's hard enough to catch a trout on a fly but then to be able to get the "perfect" picture the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By smilingduck
Re: California Drought affects USA food production

From reading the article it sounds like the government backing of the corn industry and subsidizing it has made it difficult to start farming other products like fruit and vegetables. California...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 05-06-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By smilingduck
California Drought affects USA food production

California (http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/05/3646965/california-drought-and-agriculture-explainer/)
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Sunglasses

Smith optics check out the Tenant model. I'm sure you can get prescription lens for most of their frames. Worth every penny!
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 352
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Big Fight Night!!

Money Mayweather picks his fights carefully that's why this fight wasn't fought earlier. It's really sad that in America as long as you have money you can get away with anything. This "man" is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphs reach bottom...but stay there

When I get my nymph rig stuck on the bottom of the stream one thing I try first is to throw a roll cast into the stuck line. It will pull itself out sometimes. You just have to keep adjusting your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,601
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Exhort your state's fishing

California- We have fresh and salt water also the California delta which is a major fishery by itself

What we do have terrible management of fisheries and extremely high fishing pressure. We have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 696
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Should I bother fishing when water is high and brown?

Fish the edges very carefully fish will be very close to bank. Use bigger flies I like to use a Pats rubber legs with a San Juan worm under. I like fishing at this time cause most guys won't and...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 04-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and a little perspective on the drought.

Saving Fish in a Barrel | Moonshine Ink (http://www.moonshineink.com/news/saving-fish-barrel)

Really sad that our state of California has no real plan except to conserve water which we didn't get...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-23-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 976
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fly snagged on a bush...

I like to use a heavy tippet when fishing streams with a lot of bushes/trees. I like to use 4x just so I can pull down small trees and limbs. When I get I caught and can't retrieve by hand always do...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing and weights

Tungsten bead heads are you friend I use them instead of splitshot.
Welcome to the forum!!!!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Grrrr, Depression Sets in

You should move to California it didn't show at all this winter and it's going to be 85 degrees today!!!! If your glass is half full don't complain.
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