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Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-16-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By king joe
Re: The Science of Brookies

Hey Ben
As stated in my post regarding "numerous" source of studies....the MAJORITY of THOSE are in/from areas where brooks are native regardless of whether or not they are the "only" trout species...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 01-15-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By king joe
Re: New Build: Pete, ask and ye shall receive!

Acorad
Great looking rod dude.

Hey, now you have handled one of Roger's blanks...how do you find it? He lists his blanks as being in the IM6 range. I always look at his 'stuff'...and many times...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-15-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By king joe
Re: The Science of Brookies

Hmmmm.....Not sure about this Ben (re: competition). In fact, I would suggest absolutely opposite. Competition as cited in numerous literature sources, has almost zero effect on brook trout. In...
Forum: Fly Swap 01-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 962
Posted By king joe
re: Steelhead Fly Swap 2015

I think this is starting to shape up...least ways, number of tyers. I am hoping (selfish moment here) that 'steelhead' Fly swap doesn't 'only' mean streamers. Myself, I will be tying some type of...
Forum: Fly Swap 01-07-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 981
Posted By king joe
Re: Nymphs: First Fly Swap for 2015

Got excited when I saw this...then not (my 'old' boxes are full of 10s and smaller). WANT to be part of a swap....don't need little nymphs anymore. How about the next swap...'we' do a Steelhead...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,713
Posted By king joe
Re: New Construction method for nymphs

Hey Cab, I am completely with you on this. Don't like em one bit except maybe hanging as earrings. There are ways of sinking quickly, still looking buggy without bulletproofing.

Working or not,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-01-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 226,695
Posted By king joe
Re: What have you been tying today?

I tie basically this same wiggle with a bead head....but then again, I'm addicted to bead heads.

Nice tie.

King Joe Outa Here!
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 12-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By king joe
Re: Switch/Spey........

So...a huge question for you to start. Have you spey casted before? Better yet, have you taken GOOD instruction on spey casting before? And when I say 'spey' cast...I mean employing two handed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-17-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By king joe
Re: Tippet rings?

So...after reading here long ago about tippet rings, I had it in my mind that given a chance, I would try them out for the primary reason...save on leader. I had a pretty good experience with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,037
Posted By king joe
Re: Your Worst Fall

You're a hard man on equipment, mostly hats....too funny. I seriously laughed out loud when I read the second "lost another hat"....coupled with squealing like a proper child.... TOO FUNNY!

King...
Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,037
Posted By king joe
Re: Your Worst Fall

I have 2 contributions....with a caveat.

I am typically pretty stable and with miles of wading including high flow mountain rivers and streams, I can probably count all my falls in less than one...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 11-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By king joe
Re: Trout Spawning

Wait...I wouldn't be too sure about that response. As in Jeff Goldblumn's comment in Jurrasiac Park..."Nature finds a way"....you cannot deny biology.

This is to say...even genetically altered...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By king joe
Re: Tonights THE NIGHT!!

For me, it was a great start to a morning of casting flies to...nothing.

When I got up, the moon was half gone. As I drove directly towards it, I got to see it get completely 'eaten'. It stayed...
Forum: Other Gear 10-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,138
Posted By king joe
Re: Are expensive sunglasses worth the cost?

Well, I am bit surprised at the responses.....rather, the lack of comment on the bit of a bit of recent data on this.

Ok, the question was...are expensive sunglasses worth the cost?

Long ago...
Forum: Eastern 09-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By king joe
St. Clair River/Canadian side update

Oops, this is for Friday Sept 19...I originally posted it originally in Mid US. ...HAH

The Readers Digest version goes like this:

Damn, north wind blew river up.

WOoo...there's a salmon...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 09-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By king joe
St. Clair River/Canadian side update

The Readers Digest version goes like this:

Damn, north wind blew river up.

WOoo...there's a salmon jump.

Fish on....****

Fish on....****
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 226,695
Posted By king joe
Re: What have you been tying today?

THATWAS AN AWESOME RESPONSE....and my HAH of the day award winner.

King Joe Outa Here!
Forum: Other Gear 09-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,987
Posted By king joe
Re: Who still uses a vest?

I've been a vest man for ever now....but, I liked (note the past tense) the look of the various shoulder packs and the like from Joseph.

SO, I bought a shoulder sling pack thinking that would be...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-05-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By king joe
Re: New Zealand

There was a member here under the handle of "fisherlinz" who lives in New Zealand. I had the pleasure of taking him out for an evening of mooneye fishing when he was here in Ontario/canada a year or...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By king joe
Re: The Angler Fish ... we're not the only ones who fly fish.

So, archerr fish not so much fishing as 'archer-ing' (its a new word...hah).

That, Angler Fish...lure prey into very close range with a luminescent light hanging from an specialized organ off its...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By king joe
Re: Well that didn't take long...

Whoa...the OTHER downside...that is one dog-butt ugly rod there. Just sayin', is all.

King Joe Outa Here!
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By king joe
Re: Look at the Pig my wife caught on the Eagle

I don't know...unless you have caught big fish that day also, some may call this the personification of HELL! HAH.

King Joe Outa Here!
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By king joe
Re: Applying finish on factory label?

Yeah, I hear ya.

I am ready for this to be a 'short term' investment BUT I am gonna try a few things I have read about to prolong the life as well.

Those being:

- dropping clean BB's into...
Forum: Fly Rod Building 08-28-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By king joe
Re: Applying finish on factory label?

So...I did some follow up digging into this and the concensus including words from the product company is that U40 will cover `it all' including an untreated factory label with great success.
...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-27-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By king joe
Re: War of 1812. Another interesting read.

Hey Duker

I tried hard not to respond to this...but Duker triggered this response...HAH.

Being (you, Duker) in the NWT, I can sort-of understand a bit of the vague recollection of Canadian...
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