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Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By al_a
Re: How trout see prey behind rocks

I agree, operant conditioning, or simply just having the awareness of their surroundings that trout must have, would allow them to see the reflection of prey and use the reflection to home in on the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By al_a
Re: How trout see prey behind rocks

With most dry flies, because they are almost entirely resting above the mirror of the water surface, the mirror has little to do with how the fish sees them. But with bass lures and flies which rest...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By al_a
Re: Trout Vision - How Does a Trout catch a Fly?

Great stuff! But let me throw in a few monkey wrenches...

As far as the trout's window of vision, everything above assumes flat water with a smooth surface. Far more often, the trout's window is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By al_a
Re: Do fish bite in the winter time when...

For smallmouth, don't get hung up on whether the thing you're trying to imitate is actually available to the fish. They don't care. Smallies are opportunists...if it looks edible and they're in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 958
Posted By al_a
Re: Planning a trip out West ?

My two cents...

1. Pick one area. Don't make it a marathon driving trip.

2. Most western state fish and game departments have some kind of booklet showing all the public fishing accesses. I...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By al_a
Re: Required to fence or post private property?

It's one of the reasons I love Montana enough that we bought a house there and live there about half the year...very enlightened stream access law. I wouldn't want to live in Colorado or Wyoming or...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,665
Posted By al_a
Re: Animas river poisoned

I gotta say that I've read with amazement the vitriol shown by some here about the EPA, most of it ill-informed in my opinion.

The EPA was trying to do their job. The contractors they hired...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By al_a
Re: need your trip suggestions--Kansas to Washington, DC

I can speak about Missouri...assuming you're coming across I-70, everything worth fishing except for a few obscure streams is well south, at least a couple hours off I-70. But depending upon where...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By al_a
Re: 4 or 5 wt?

Definitely I'd get the 4 wt. As was said above, it seems a little pointless to get a rod only one weight lighter than what you already have, since it probably won't do much significantly better than...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,391
Posted By al_a
Re: how often do you keep your catch?

I too love to eat fish, and just can't understand people who say they don't like them...I suspect that they've never had fish of a good species taken care of properly and prepared well. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By al_a
Re: Montana fishing, Livingston,Pray area

Yellowstone is almost certain unfishable, so a float trip is out of the picture, and the wading size creeks in the area are probably in the same fix, so that leaves you the spring creeks. Make a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By al_a
Re: Total species

Life list for the fly rod:

Spotted bass
redeye bass
rock bass
shadow bass
green sunfish
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By al_a
Re: Newby

I'll also agree that the St. Croix is an excellent rod. Try before buying, but it's worth the money.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By al_a
Re: Now that's crazy

The most troubling part of the Wyoming law is that you don't have to be trespassing on PRIVATE land. Under the vague wording of the law, you apparently can't even gather data on polluting activities...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,158
Posted By al_a
Re: Dream Fly Fishing Trip for Father/Son

Just a thought...finding good fishing plus at least a bit of near solitude in Yellowstone Park absolutely requires hiking or horseback riding. As much as I love a wildlife artist...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,529
Posted By al_a
Re: So you caught a sucker/fallfish what do you do?

I have a deep aversion to killing any fish that is native to the water you caught it from, unless you're going to eat it. Somebody above said that they'd hate to see how many drum there would be if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By al_a
Re: airline travel/carryon/personal item??

I think the pre-check is somewhat random, but you're more likely to get it if you fly frequently. If you fly much at all, however, you might want to get on the permanent pre-check list. You do it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By al_a
Re: airline travel/carryon/personal item??

A lot depends upon the particular plane you're flying on. For instance, a trip from St. Louis to Bozeman MT usually involves either a smaller plane from STL to Minneapolis and a bigger one to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By al_a
Re: How can you tell that your nymphs are reaching bottom

Unlike cab, I like Thingamabobbers. I usually add a little more weight than I think is fact, in fishing the kind of fairly fast-moving water that I'm often nymphing on rivers like the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-12-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By al_a
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

Yeah, depending upon the snowpack and weather, first week in July could still see high water on some streams, which makes choosing one stream a long way ahead of time a bit of a gamble. I'd make...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,882
Posted By al_a
Re: where are the most famous place to fly fish?

For me, "famous" destinations sometimes disappoint because of the crowds. The San Juan, Bighorn, Frying Pan, South Platte, White, Kenai...I've fished them all and all have fallen into that category....
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By al_a
Re: Grass Carp???

It appears to me that they are only susceptible to fly fishing under certain situations. They are mostly plant eaters, but if there is a huge supply of certain insects, like hoppers, they might...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,840
Posted By al_a
Re: Snakes!

i think it's situational. I'll usually kill a copperhead that is in my yard, because that's approaching an unacceptable risk and that's MY territory. I'd never kill one otherwise, because when I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By al_a
Re: Tactics for blown out or muddy creeks?

True, it also means that light has to travel that 6 inches down into the water, bounce off the object, and then travel another 6 inches to reach the fish's eyes. So it isn't quite as simple as just...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By al_a
Re: Tactics for blown out or muddy creeks?

Silver's advice in the other thread is about as good as it gets. I think a lot of anglers don't realize how much muddy water changes things, especially how it changes where fish lie and feed. Let's...
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