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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 450
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Which brand hooks to buy or not buy?

Freshwater barbless hooks from 6 to 14: Saber ( this represents the bulk of our freshwater hook usage, excluding streamers. )
Freshwater below size 14, above size 6 and specialty streamer hooks (...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 821
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Most Interesting Things You've Found Fly Fishing?

Most of my finds are pretty boring.
I have what will someday be an archival display of trolling blades ( Ford Fenders ), dodgers, trolling spoons and the like. Thinking about using them to decorate...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-27-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Redington Vapen Black

Fraught with opinion,

The short answer is, I put Redington in the same category as TFO. TFO’s top end SH rods, standard length and weight models come in at around the $250 mark. So should the best...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Curious: What if you break a warrantied rod which is out of production?

The deal breaker isn’t having to settle for another rod, it’s that the warranty is only good as long as the company survives. I’ve got some Rancho Cordova era Powell’s that went for seven and some...
Forum: Forum Polls 01-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By trout trekker
Re: advertisement????

Well Jack,
Here’s my take on annoying T.V. ads and programming. We pulled the plug on all forms of broadcast T.V. about seven years ago. When it comes to T.V. as most Americans know it, we’re off...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By trout trekker
Re: My love affair has cooled

As I read it, he’s not disenchanted with Orvis, just this one model and only in regards to his application and activity level. The weird thing is, I had an old friend / customer on the line this...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Bass on a 5wt

To the rod and line combo, the size of the fish is less important than the mass of the fly. The five can easily handle those bass. Just don't ask it to throw a fly the size of a fryer.

..and...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-24-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

Scott S3s 907/4 & Scott S3s 908/4.
They’re going to the crematorium with me.:thumbsupu

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By trout trekker
Re: What if?

A Wooly Clouser in Adams grey with a mixed grizzly and brown hackle.
Either that or a Hare's Ear Deceiver, aka That Lying Rabbit.

When is the first day of spring?
Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By trout trekker
Re: 8 wt Salt Rod Help Please

EP,
Welcome to the site and check your PM's.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 270
Posted By trout trekker
Re: I made the leap, could use some help

Way to go Mike, that’s a fantastic accomplishment.
Keep on, Keepin’ on !

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By trout trekker
Re: rethinking on relocation

Hello Jack,

We too have moved many times in our lives and for the most part have enjoyed the shake up. We also both travel a great deal. Our latest move, just a little over a year was to fulfill a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-16-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 361
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Just had another 'Damn it NO! Passing of an old friend.

Tonight our thoughts and prayers are with you Fred.

Dave
Forum: Fly Lines 01-15-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 351
Posted By trout trekker
Re: 4wt line - intermediate or type 3?

What he said. :thmbup:

Four weights rigged with clear intermediates on lakes? Around here, you’d be the odd man out without that set up.

Dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 898
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Resolutions.

Stupid things I am going to quit doing this year...

Stop posting responses to “ country of origin “ & “ what do you think of it “ questions.
:thumbsupu
Dave
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Have you taken a swim for a fish?

I did a Costanza a while back, does that count?

Fishing off a point on Prosser ( near Truckee ) using a high speed high D, I hung a baitfish pattern in a submerged tree stump on a deep bankline....
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By trout trekker
Re: The "Non-Expert" Inquiry...

Hello Jerry,

“how have these "alterations" to past practices changed us? Or, have they altered our approach to fly fishing or tying at all?”

In some areas, they’ve been the impetus to drive me...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 01-04-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By trout trekker
Re: San Jose and surrounding area

Neversink,

Check your P.M.'s.

Dave
Forum: Other Gear 01-03-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Raft or Drift Boat.......

"which do you prefer to fish out of ? "

To stand and fish out of for an entire day, a drift boat.

To row back up river for multiple drifts, a drift boat.

Other than those two instances,...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,272
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Quanity over Quality

Thank you Wolfglen and welcome to the forum. That was a little tongue in cheek on my part, hence the ;).

The North American Fly Fishing Forum - View Profile: trout trekker...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,805
Posted By trout trekker
Re: 2015 Fly Fishing Goals

Beside the usual trips and stuff, my main goal this coming year will be to get a number of my older, less mobile friends out on the water. That’s the problem with going into the fly biz at an early...
Forum: Fly Rods 12-31-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,272
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Quanity over Quality

Does this presuppose that price is a true indicator of quality?;)

I’m pretty sure when the newly re-branded Fenwick what-cha-ma-call-it comes out, I’ll buy one, maybe two and plant them in my...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,741
Posted By trout trekker
Re: What is your choice drink for fly fishing?

2 - 16 oz. water bottles and carry 2 Nuun tablets.
Forum: Fly Reels 12-30-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Some help identifying this reel

Argentina, probably STH. They also made reels for other firms too.

Good luck, Dave
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Going Nuts Here

If things don’t improve. Dibs on the rod!

JP it's all before you man, the cold will pass, the weather will clear and warm, the days are getting longer and before any of us know it, we'll be...
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