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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Redington Butter Stick

So, this is timely. I just spent the day fishing the East Fork of the Jemez River on the Valles Caldera National Preserve with my three week old 7.5', 4wt Butterstick.

I've fished the rod twice...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Question on Handheld GPS Units

If you are planning to use it to help you explore new trails and mark spots along a hike, then yes, a handheld GPS is pretty handy. Phone apps work OK, I've tried several, but the electronics and...
Forum: Other Gear 04-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 527
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Chest, Waist, or Hip Waders?......

I wet wade pretty much exclusively throughout the summer except when I'm helping electroshock a stream and then chest waders are mandatory. However, in the winter I only wear wading pants (waste) and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 908
Posted By dwtalso
Re: So far no luck with Nymphing. Any suggestions?

I can't too much more except for a couple of things I didn't see mentioned.

You mentioned being able to clearly see your flies on the bottom. Sounds like you are fishing in very clear, riffle-free...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Northern New Mexico Recommendations?

Yeah, both the Jemez and Pecos watersheds are certainly viable options, I was just waiting for an indication of how far "North" was ;).

I fish both areas during runoff and the key is to be...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Northern New Mexico Recommendations?

How spry is your dad? If you are planning an hanging around the lodge section then it should be pretty good. If you plan to wade, the Chama below El Vado is tough, even with the low flows. It's like...
Forum: Other Gear 03-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Korkers Redside boots

The V2 Korkers were fabulous. I loved them and regret their demise: they lasted around 150 fishing trips before beginning to seriously decay and the soles lasted well even if they were harder to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Fly fishing magazines, your favorite?

I've had these two:

Match the Hatch ( which has three magazines, Southwest Fly-Fishing, Northwest Fly-Fishing, and Eastern Fly-Fishing, each covering a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-20-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan River

Are you RV camping or primitive? Cottonwood is on the river, Pine and Sims are on the lake. It's not a long drive from any campground to the "other" water so I guess I'd ponder which you want to fish...
Forum: General Discussion 03-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Choosing a Fly Question

At a place where you've never been before, you guess. It'll be an educated guess based on what you see, what you've heard, and patterns you like, but it'll be a guess. As time goes on you guess...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By dwtalso
Re: need advice on equipment

Check the flows before you go and be aware that between May and June the USBOR may flush the river as part of their support of endangered fish downstream. That flow level is 5000 cfs and will stir...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By dwtalso
Re: How to catch big brown trout

Nope. I waited well over 5 seconds and all I get is a page with adds with a hideous animation of some goofy bearded dude wearing a bandana.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-24-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,033
Posted By dwtalso
Re: First Fly Fishing Trip in Colorado

I agree completely about a conscientious community. However, I think that such a community needs to educate in a constructive and persuasive way. I believe you intended to be helpful, and text in a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Anyone fish the Chama below Abiquiu Dam?

Imho, hit the San Juan, skip the Chama below Abiquiu.

I was just there Saturday and the fishing has turned tougher than usual on that stretch. The water has about 36" of visibility and has been...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 912
Posted By dwtalso
Re: What's Your Preferred Method of Fishing?

I fish whatever the river tells me to fish but I really look forward to when it indicates that dries are right. I fish mostly small water and I tend to get close to the fish. I have found absolutely...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan River - Turnover Problems

Yeah, it's murky but the fish are there. I've been several times since the burp and had great days every time. The smaller fish are rising against the banks in the afternoon for dries but I've caught...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Question: Tiny Stream Winter and Spring Techniques

I like the idea of high-sticking a nymph rig or a dry-dropper set-up. An indicator set to keep the flies off of the bottom would work as well.

Nothing says you can't make nymphs active to move...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Wondering about the concept of searching fly

Maybe. It depends on the location, your knowledge of that location, the current conditions, and what you believe the near future conditions will be. Moving on is an extremely common question an...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-24-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By dwtalso
Re: High Country Fishing in the Off-Season

I fish high country streams all year round here in New Mexico but it takes a bit more effort to find open water and find feeding fish. Fortunately I have a supervolcano to the north that creates warm...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By dwtalso
Re: St Croix Legend Ultra UFT

I have the Ultra (793-4) and I love that rod. It's mid-flex/medium/somewhat slow, whatever you want to call it, and I really like the way it fishes and feels. It's a really nice stick for small...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-20-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By dwtalso
Re: How would you approach/fish this situation?

If it was me in that situation I would probably back off, move upstream a ways, and do a downstream presentation. Try and use the current to drift something in front of the fish.
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Suggestions for places to backpack and fish in the Southwest?

Your opportunities will be limited in early March: the runoff in the high mountains won't have really begun and above 8000ft there will still be snow and most of the streams will be iced up. The...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,623
Posted By dwtalso
Re: fly line color - curious, don't want to argue

I was going to reply to what you wrote. But I have nothing to add.
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Fly Fishing on TV

I don't know what happened to "On the Rise" and I got tired of "Fly Rod Chronicles" because he pretty much only fishes resort/lodges and private water. So now my weekly "show" is the Friday Fly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 342
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Fly Fishing Survey - How are we using technology?

This is a great point. Here in New Mexico the National Forest Service publishes stream surveys, the BLM and other water management groups publish water quality and other survey data, and the state...
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