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Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Vans
Re: Bauer Fly Reel's Web Site

Love my Bauer reels. Really want to get a new RX however its hard to spend that much on a reel. It would be nice to see a few more accessories on their website.

Hopefully things are going well...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Vans
Re: Fly fishing for Carp in the US?????

Fred, you live in one of the best states in the US for carp fly fishing. There is an active group of carp fly fishermen up in the Portland metro area. The Columbia and its tributaries host huge...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-15-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vans
Re: Carp - Gear and tactics

Gear- 7wt Orvis Recon, Bauer Rogue with Orvis bonefish line. It is basically the same line as the recently discontinued carp line. O-1x 9' leader.

Where i tend to fish, a 6wt would be under sized...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Vans
Re: Need help picking a 7 weight.

I own a Echo Ion in a 7wt. One of a number of Echo rods i own. I am a big fan of the brand for the quality and CS you get for the price. However....

It is a heavy rod and more of a med/fast...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,352
Posted By Vans
Re: New marketing ploy from Korkers

Couldnt care less about the t-shirt and religious content of the ad. That kind of stuff doesnt influence my purchases. It does seem a bit silly to disregard an option because of a silly ad campaign. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-02-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 65,951
Posted By Vans
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

Wrapped up another salmon fly hatched on the Deschutes this past weekend. Had a great time with 10 to hand this past weekend and another 8 two weeks prior.

My largest fish from Saturday, 18"...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,433
Posted By Vans
Re: Snakes on my Brain

Shoot first identify later? That's plain ridiculous. Better just stay out of their environment if this is how you deal with a possible encounter.

I have had dozens of Western Diamondback...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,398
Posted By Vans
Re: What am I missing?

If you are happy with your entry level rods, awesome. Enjoy them and dont look back.

My personal experience was a bit different. I found as my skill grew, i was pretty dissatisfied with a few of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,174
Posted By Vans
Re: April Vokey

Its only natural that someone who has such drop dead gorgeous looks like she does and rises to the top of her profession gathers such acclaim/attention. Even more so when that profession is almost...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,266
Posted By Vans
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

River City fly shop, Beaverton OR.

I have certainly seen enough of the personality type you are complaining about however. Now that 95% of my in shop business goes through River City, i couldnt be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Vans
Re: Hawaii suggestions?

Coach Duff's Hawiian Fly Fishing | Hawiian Fly Fishing (
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By Vans
Re: San Juan worms--warmwater?

Drop them in front of a carp and they will suck them up real fast. I fish them frequently on the Columbia and some of its tribs for carp.
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,362
Posted By Vans
Re: Find of a Lifetime!!!!

And again the big question was avoided... :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Vans
Re: For You GoPro Fans

lol, same here. Just got a 3 for XMas.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-06-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Vans
Re: Carp Leaders

I fish the Columbia and generally use 0x-2x 9' leaders. 10-12 pounders are common, lots of 15-20lbs and bigger to be had. Have to have a strong leaders to hang onto the tanks, especially when they...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Vans
Re: Northern On a 6wt questions

Something that is a bit stiffer is better for the health of the fish if you plan on releasing them. Just because large fish can be landed on lighter rods, it isnt always a good idea.

Just my $.02
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 01-02-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,145
Posted By Vans
Re: January 2015 Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"... and in the name of Wulff, Kreh and Gierach we begin our presentations. Snap it."
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By Vans
Re: Looking for an 8wt set up

Echo has been pretty good to me. I think i own 6 echo rods and 7 reels.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,006
Posted By Vans
Re: Your name?

Real name is..... Mark
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-13-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,660
Posted By Vans
Re: November Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing-with new prize

I did tell you to quit contradicting the guide, honey.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Vans
Re: Korkers

I posted something similar a couple months ago. I had a pair of Chromes. This past salmonfly season on the Deschutes, the BOA lace knob ripped 90% of the way off the boot. I managed to nurse them the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Vans
Re: Help Please!

I generally use 1x or 2x. Sometimes if im gonna be in the big river chasing the bigger fish i use a 0x.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Vans
Re: Heading for Bend OR.....advise and tips needed

If you want to take the kids someplace, you can rent a boat up at East and Paulina lakes in Newberry crater. No pan fish up there though.

If your feeling over confident, stop by the Fall River...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-05-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 101,385
Posted By Vans
Re: warmwater pics

My first mirror carp. I invaded John Montana's A list Columbia river water for this one. I went to scale it to find i had a dead battery in my scale. Im guessing 12-14 or so.

Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,649
Posted By Vans
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Closest river is less than 10 mins
i can be on one of three coastal steelhead rivers in 45 mins
Good carp water in 30 mins
On the Deshcutes in 2.5 hrs

Lots of other great water all with in...
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