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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 185
Posted By silver creek
Re: Nymph leader ?

Borger uni-body leader = simple and effective.

http://www.garyborger.com/nymphing-leader/

http://www.garyborger.com/2012/05/09/uni-body-to-harvey-style-leader/
Forum: The Lodge Den Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By silver creek
Making Physics Fun

I had a great, and I mean GREAT physics teacher in high school who did demos with bowling balls, and all manner of common objects. This teacher reminds me of him.
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-07-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By silver creek
Re: Translucent caddis pupa

I have a bit of a different take on LaFountaine's views of caddis pupa imitations. He describes how he came to develop the sparkle pupa on beginning on pg. 33 of Caddisflies. He does mention...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-07-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By silver creek
Re: First trip to YSR Looking for guidance

So how long have you been fly fishing?
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-07-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 686
Posted By silver creek
Re: Shared 'simple' dinner/lunch recipes?

The meat provides the juice as it cooks and forms a thin gravy.

Do NOT add any water.
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-07-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 686
Posted By silver creek
Re: Shared 'simple' dinner/lunch recipes?

OK guys, I am going to share a recipe that is sooooo simple and sooooo good you will not believe it. It is called "Mississippi Roast"

It literally takes 10 minutes to prepare, has only 5 simple...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-06-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 511
Posted By silver creek
Re: Translucent caddis pupa

Google Lucien Vasies Catgut nymphs

Micro Nymphs for Grayling tied with catgut biothread (http://www.flytying.ro/micro-nymphs-grayling-tied-catgut-biothread/)

FFP-Shop der Onlineshop für...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,964
Posted By silver creek
Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

Re: Is fly fishing an elitist activity?

Words convey meaning and some words also evoke an emotion, good or bad, that is actually separate from the meaning of the word. Elite, elitism, and elitist...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 654
Posted By silver creek
Re: Choosing the Right Thread

Here are more references

http://mvff.tripod.com/Reference/Denier.pdf

Fly Tying Thread Blues | Global FlyFisher (http://globalflyfisher.com/tiebetter/tying-thread/)
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 677
Posted By silver creek
Re: Good kitchen knife sharping kit?

I used to use DMT diamond whetstones. I gave them to my son. I now use 8"x3" Dan's Arkansas noviculite whetstones. I use two grades, the soft stone for fast shapening and hard stone if I want a razor...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,116
Posted By silver creek
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

I think fly rods are like cars.

They are improving all the time. They are increasing in price all the time.

Some people buy new, some buy used, some buy at the year end model change.

Some...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,116
Posted By silver creek
Re: Do we need expensive rod to fly fish with?

Here is my perspective - take it for what it is, my opinion.

When I started fly fishing, the Fenwick Ferralite fiber glass rod was the best composite fly rod. No other glass rod came close. From...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 02-03-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By silver creek
Re: Tool for Split Shot Removal

Have you tried the Water Gremlin brand of reusable split shot with "ears" so you can just crimp the wings to open the split shot.

https://www.turners.com/prodimages/9216-DEFAULT-L.jpg
...
Forum: Western U.S. 02-03-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By silver creek
Re: Phoenix Early March

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/western-u-s/4455-phoenix-area-trout.html

https://www.trails.com/toptrails.aspx?area=14247
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By silver creek
Re: Gluing Fly Rod Sections

Do not glue rod ferrules together. Tape them with a wrap of electrical tape instead.

http://www.use-enco.com/ProductImages/5404145-24.jpg
Forum: Other Gear 02-02-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By silver creek
Re: Rubber nets

You could retrofit an old net with a replacement Measure Net Bag. it is rubber coated mesh so it is lighter and has the catch and release type of shallow flat bottom bag.

You measure the...
Forum: Entomology 02-01-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,504
Posted By silver creek
Re: fishing emergers

Great observation Dillon.

The next time you see that, try the greased leader tactic to fishing an unweighted nymph or lightly weighted nymph under the surface. There is no traditional strike...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-01-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 561
Posted By silver creek
Re: New tyer first few patterns.

I think the proportions on your second flies are great. As to the legs, they should be facing to the side or down and back and not over the top of the fly. So you need to use an equal number of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-01-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By silver creek
Re: Dubbing tool

This is the fastest and easiest dubbing twister that I have found. It has ball bearings and is machined so it is amazingly fast and smooth. No more Shepherd's Crook and sinker weight for me.

After...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-01-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By silver creek
Re: Amnesia for dry fly fishing

There are two issues I can foresee.

Amnesia is relatively stiff. That is why it works well for a butt section. I am not sure it will work as well for the midsection of a leader. So first I would...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 02-01-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By silver creek
Re: Storing the Fly Rod and Line

Here is how I have done it for over 20 years without any damage to my rod or reel.

If you have a 9 foot rod, regardless of whether it is a 4 piece or a 2 piece rod, buy a rod/reel storage for a 2...
Forum: Northeast 02-01-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By silver creek
Re: Lost fly rod

I hope you get the rod back even if it is in pieces. You can get a new one with the warranty.

My rod is always the last thing I get out before going fishing and the first thing I put away when I...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 01-31-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,537
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fluorocarbon...Fact or fiction?

Hi Patrick,

I hope you don't think I am picking on you. I think many fly fishers believe as you do, that, because trout do have small brains; they cannot exhibit behaviors that they believe...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-31-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By silver creek
Re: Knots

The Orvis guy is correct. Orvis tested the improved clinch knot against the clinch knot and found the the regular clinch to be stronger. Here's another thing they found out by testing knots tied by...
Forum: Entomology 01-31-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,504
Posted By silver creek
Re: fishing emergers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9tUyXR3z9c
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