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Forum: The Fly Cast 04-09-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By duker
Re: Indoor practice

I just spent a few Saturday afternoons practicing my casting and rented an indoor soccer field in our local field house. It was perfect, lots of room, and the artificial turf was fine to cast on...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By duker
Re: New to fly tying

No stupid questions here, only helpful answers.

The others have pretty much covered the basics. Another book I would recommend is Helen Shaw's "Fly Tying: Materials, Tools, and Techniques". It...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By duker
Re: Flyfishing & "Nookie" survey.

When I bought my first double-handed fly rod I put it together in our living room so I could give it a wiggle. When my wife raised her eyebrow at my antics I asked her whether she wanted to wrap her...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By duker
Re: What is the best bug spray/repellant?

I live in the Northwest Territories, and we have mosquitos, black flies, and deer flies up here like you would not believe. Mosquitos don't even bother me anymore, but black flies and deer flies...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-25-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By duker
Re: Fly tying bobbins.

I use a Tiemco and really like it. As audax said, with the full ceramic tube they're easier to thread than bobbins with ceramic inserts.

I've never tied with dubbing so I can't help you there. I...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,258
Posted By duker
Re: Loomis.....losing fans and market share?

I honestly don't know whether G Loomis is losing their "place" in the industry or whether they've been ruined after being purchased by Shimano.

I do know that I've bought two Loomis rods in the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,718
Posted By duker
Re: Stream rules: rant content... beware.

A friend of mine has an excellent saying for situations like this: "You know why that happens? I'll tell you why--because people are f**king stupid, that's why. Which is fine so long as you don't...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By duker
Re: New Member First Post

Welcome to the forum Dylan. My condolences on your father. It sounds like he gave you the gift of fishing, which you will now pass on to your children.

I think you'll like it here--lots of fine...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,098
Posted By duker
Re: who keeps a flask in thier gear and whats in it?

Many years ago my mother gave me a pewter flask for Christmas. She bought it on a trip to England--got it in York, where her father/my grandfather came from. She told me she thought I might like to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By duker
Re: Dream salmon trip: where to go?

If you want to go after Pacific salmon, and have a chance at steelhead as well, try pretty much any river in the Skeena drainage in British Columbia between July and October. Good fishing from...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By duker
Re: Fingernail polish

When I started tying I relied on Helen Shaw's book (quoted earlier in this thread) and so have always cut the brush from my nail polish to a point. As usual, Ms. Shaw's advice is always good, and I...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By duker
Re: The Sexyloops Mobile App flycasting instruction

I just downloaded the "Double Haul" section to help my practice for an upcoming trip to Belize. It downloaded easily and I was able to watch it without an internet connection.

It was a helpful...
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By duker
Re: You think you've got it bad

We've had a bit of a cold spell lately--minus 36 (Celsius) last night. At least we're not as cold as Oymyakon.

Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 02-11-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By duker
Re: Intro

Hey Josh:

Any friend of Ard's is a friend of ours. Welcome to the board. I can't wait to hear your stories of fishing in Alaska and see your pics.

Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By duker
Re: Traveling/flying with gear

All of my single-handed rods are 4-piece and I made a rod tube out of 4" diameter black PVC plumbing pipe with a screw top (i.e., a sewer clean-out top) on the one end and a cap epoxied onto the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,105
Posted By duker
Re: Getting Remarried Today!

Congratulations Larry. I'll resist making a crack along the lines of "finally landing the big one" but she sounds like an amazing woman. Wishing happiness to the both of you.

Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-30-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 780
Posted By duker
Re: Best go-to fly of your own creation?

In preparation for a steelhead trip last October I tied what I called a "Steelhead Clouser". No pictures, but it's just a Clouser with white bucktail on the top, either bead chain or lead eyes, and...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By duker
Re: Somerset Show 2014: Reels

S&S, thanks for both this report as well as the one about the new rods available. Some really detailed and insightful reporting. Maybe the admins could make you the official forum correspondent!
Forum: General Discussion 01-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By duker
Re: Sink tip suggestions?

Welcome to the forum.

You may wish to consider Rio's Versitip set-up (I think it's now called Versitip II or something like that). A floating running line with a kit of sink tips of various...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By duker
Re: what hooked you?

I don't think I can explain it better than Roderick Haig-Brown did:

"I still don't know why I fish or why other men fish, except that we like it and it makes us think and feel. But I do know that...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-19-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By duker
Re: Wood is good!

Good Lord jbird--that is some beautiful work. Well done.

Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 970
Posted By duker
Re: Vise decision

You might also want to check out the HMH Spartan. I think Cabelas has them for about $200. Not a true rotary, but very well made and great customer service from the company. I love mine, and it...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-30-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By duker
Re: What is the MOST important aspect of a fly?

The most important aspect of any fly is whether, when you're standing in the river and looking at it in your hand, you believe you will catch a fish with it.

Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 330
Posted By duker
Re: New outlook.

Glad to hear it went well Glen, and good luck with the other one.

I think we take our eyes for granted some times.

Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By duker
Re: Ferrule Wax?

+1 to Silver Creek's post. I use a tea candle, minus the aluminum cup of course. My wife is into candles and we have tons of them. Cheap, too. Works fine, and as he points out, checking your...
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