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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-21-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Spawners

The problem with fishing to spawning fish is that the angler might walk on the reeds. We chase these fish all summer let them lay eggs in peace. Would you like it if I jerked you out of your living...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-19-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 344
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Technique for dense foliage

4x is my only advice easier to pull out of trees.

Sorry that's all I could think of. I just roll cast and don't even try to backcast.
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,110
Posted By smilingduck
Re: The best caster

So guys that fish dry only are the best casters? Maybe the best false casters...
Forum: General Discussion 02-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Feeling the Strike, Setting the Hook

Set on everything like stated and I also make sure that I am looking at the area around my indicator for flashes, movement or the water boiling. A lot of times if your not transfixed on your bobber...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 02-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Drought update

It rainedlast weekend but before that it was dry for 43 days all of January. it's hard to stay positive with the amount of rain we have received since an El Niņo winter was predicted. I will not stop...
Forum: Fly Fishing Humor 02-12-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Ice Fishing 2.0

Is that considered catch and release? Sorry I've never ice fished. :D
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,840
Posted By smilingduck
Re: When Did The Rules Change, and Why Am I The Last To Know?

I'm really sorry your story just breaks my heart. I grew up in the California SF Bay Area and unfortunately one hard lesson that I have learned is not to buy real nice things because a lot of the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,724
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Rituals....

Had pictured a "Powered by Stagg" bumper sticker though.

That would keep the Famous California Tailgater off you...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 587
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fishing and Football

Seahawks are favored on the West Coast!

Have fun blowing snow guys it's going to be 70 in the SF Bay Area today!
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By smilingduck
Re: When to teach my son

There are some casting ponds where I practice and there is a 9 year old young lady that can outcast most of the people down there mostly a bunch of old men. I remember the first time watching her...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Fly Fishing Books

The Essence of Flycasting is a great book the pictures are black and white and just beautiful. Mel described things so simply that even at 14 years I was able comprehend the casting descriptions.. I...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 01-31-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?

The water just seems so skinny that to get into that position an alpha predator will be alerted of the anglers presence. I'm sure smaller fish downstream will get spooked just getting to where he is...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 01-31-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Where Is The Alpha Trout In This Hole?

He's long guy buddy that guy is standing in his living room. Try back next week hopefully that guy leaves his waders at home next time or better yet goes golfing!
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Polarized glasses

Don't go cheap on your glasses they are one of the most important pieces of equipment. Buy the best "glass" Polarized lens you can afford. You will be able to concentrate and focus on areas of water...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-30-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,724
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Rituals....

wonder if Stagg would sponsor?

Sounds dangerous!
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,113
Posted By smilingduck
Re: 2015 Fly Fishing Goals

1. Fish more with my daughter caught first fish all by herself last summer.
2. Practice more.
3. Get to actually fish with a 2handed rod not just practice casting.
4. Fish with my brother and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing - indicator or no?

On numerous occasions, I have watched hordes of anglers, sitting on the bank, at $3.00 Bridge "waiting for the evening hatch". I have also watched guys and gals on the East Walker River waving their...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing - indicator or no?

In a perfect world I would fish dry flies most of the time. There are not many things more exciting then watch a trout rise from the river to take a dry. This is not a perfect world I have a limited...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-25-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,565
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

None of my rods were very special to me just tools that I fished with some being used more then others. Last year my father passed away leaving me the family fortune his collection of rods, reels and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,318
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Nymphing - indicator or no?

Depending on the situation I will use either one. The best indicator fishermen are artists just like the best dry only guys. The one thing that I don't like to do in this sport is limit myself to one...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,818
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Have any good poaching bust stories to share?

https://cdfgnews.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/final-poacher-sentenced-from-2013-abalone-sting-operation/

I'm really glad that these guys were caught and busted. It's really sad when you are diving for...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-08-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,724
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Rituals....

After I catch my first fish of the day I like to sit on the bank and blaze one for the nation. One Love
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-07-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Changing Scott setup??

I think a Hardy LRH is too small for a six weight line/rod. The biggest I will go on a LRH would be a 4 weight line. For my 6 weight rod I use a Sunbeam 7/8 these are tough reels that you can palm...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-06-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By smilingduck
Re: Rod replacement

Why buy cheap when you can pick up a Sage RPL? Made in the USA and a great nymph rod. Cheap rods from China are just not in the same league as rods made in the US that are much older. Your rod is an...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-06-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By smilingduck
Dawn Wall Climb

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/05/sports/on-el-capitans-dawn-wall-two-climbers-make-slow-progress-toward-a-dream.html?referrer=

Not flyfishing related but almost as exciting. Good luck guys!
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