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Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By klunker
Re: Belize is out, Driftless is in - any local advice?

I have fished with Tim a couple of times.
Tim used to guide in Alaska. He'll be all in if you want to swing flies.
Great guy, have had a couple of great days with him on the Brule.
He knows the...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By klunker
Re: Belize is out, Driftless is in - any local advice?

Matt's a great guide, I have fished with a 2 of 3 Damian's guides and Matt.
One thing ya gotta say about Matt is knows how to make a lunch. I've been out with him and he's even cooked up hot...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Posted By klunker
Re: Belize is out, Driftless is in - any local advice?

Lake Michigan Tributaries might be slow to non existance that early. I'd go North, fish the Brule. There are a couple of guides up there that will do either way, swinging or drifting.
Try Dameon...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-09-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By klunker
Re: can"t wait for this to start (no treble hooks)

I hate to you that I doubt this will have any effect.
I see lots of people snagging salmon using a fly rod and a single hook fly. Some do it intentionally and they are out there meat hunting.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-23-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,331
Posted By klunker
Re: Ross CLA or Lamson Konic/Guru?

I may not have had your vast years of experience but I have never had an issue on any of my Lamson reels. Konics and Litespeeds. I use them exclusively for Steelhead and Large Lake run fish. I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 771
Posted By klunker
Re: The Slow Demise of "Honor..."

My 2 cents FWIW
1) I'd be getting money up front on anyone except trusted few.
2) After I was stiffed I'd be naming names, warning others so as to minimize this type of behavior. If you let him...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By klunker
Re: Fly Rod Car Carriers

[QUOTE=wjl;689140]Cab/hood/fenders are all metal.

Yes, all metal but some are aluminum as Fred mentioned.
My wagon has a Aluminum hood.
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,319
Posted By klunker
Re: The Shimano Beancounters Just Wrecked Loomis

As a guide what is your discount from Sage?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By klunker
Re: Guided trips and fishing spots

I don't think when you hire a guide your paying for "his honey holes". Your paying for his time (he is trying to make a living), the cost of his equipment (boat, gas, lunch, truck to haul boat,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By klunker
Guided trips and fishing spots

A question for the guides here. And please let me know if your a guide or not.
When your guiding a client to "your" fishing spots do you expect the client to end up fishing these spots on his own or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By klunker
Re: Laces vs BOA

I've got a set of Simms Rivertek with the boa laces.
This is my take on them

1) they are easier than laces to get on and tighten up, ready to go.
2) I have never had one fail in the field BUT...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By klunker
Re: Why do some not catch fish?

When someone wades down the middle of the river the local gear fishermen call them "bears". As they look like bears walking around in the river looking for fish. I have been guilty of this myself. It...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By klunker
Re: King of the River

I noticed the casting too. Instead of something like 10-2 hes doing 9-3.
Seems like his stroke is too long and he has no pause or dwell on the back cast to allow the line to straighten behind him....
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,312
Posted By klunker
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

I surprised at all the people that still wear watches.
I have never owned one or found the need for one.
If I don't need/use one why have one?
As someone else mention there are clocks on nearly...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 640
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Kicked My Butt

I've been at it for a while and its not easy.
I would caution you on heavy tippets and "putting the wood to them". if your using nymphs, I assume most of them are smallish on small hooks, if you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,026
Posted By klunker
Re: First time failure

I started fly fishing the same as you, chasing steelhead. had lots of help from others.
I'm just up the coast from you so I suspect most of this will apply to you.

1) flies to use. eggs, globugs,...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-17-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By klunker
Re: Best rod for throwing articulated streamers?

I do the same type of thing. Lake Run Browns, over 30", over 20lbs. 7-8" streamers. Swinging or in most cases stripping the fly back in.

I use a 7 wt switch or a 9ft 8wt. either one is a min. as...
Forum: Other Gear 02-22-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By klunker
Re: Your thoughts on this canoe?

i have a 10ft v hull row boat i use on larger rivers. I have a small 6hp outboard. A trolling motor is only like 1/4-1/2hp for comparison. if you have any distance to go i'd go small outboard. its a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By klunker
Re: Took a Change and Grabbed a Sage 99 5wt

have a 8wt 99, like it alot for nymping. like the extra length.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,879
Posted By klunker
Re: Great Lakes Steelhead

wow, i'm surprised its ice is breaking up already.
had a get together with a bunch of the locals that fish steelhead up here (wi) and everybody is worried that ice won't be gone for at least 6...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-14-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Rod Weight Question

Fred, thanks for the explanation.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By klunker
Re: Steelhead Rod Weight Question

I fish the great lakes for steelhead primarily. have used a 8wt single hander and a 7 wt switch. my take is a 8wt either single hander or double is the way to go. here is why. we have lots of snags...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By klunker
Re: Is a 6 wt switch rod equivalent to an 8 wt?

I do pretty much the same as you, steelhead and smallies on a 8wt. I got a 7wt. switch rod this spring. After battling some steelhead this fall its my experience that the 7wt doesn't have the back...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 12-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By klunker
Re: MOW tips for switch chucker line ?

I use a 7wt Sage one Switch rod with the switch chucker line.
I use 10ft floating thru type 3 and 6 up to a t-14 tips. I haven't use MOW tips at this point. I don't have issues tossing small...
Forum: Fly Lines 12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,946
Posted By klunker
Re: Rio Switch Chucker Impressions

have the same exact set-up as the original poster. only thing I have had issues with is tossing a large (6-7") articulated streamer. maybe exceeding capabilities of the line/rod, definitely exceeding...
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