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Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 659
Posted By Vans
Re: Looking for an 8wt set up

Echo has been pretty good to me. I think i own 6 echo rods and 7 reels.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,308
Posted By Vans
Re: Your name?

Real name is..... Mark
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-13-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,962
Posted By Vans
Re: November Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing-with new prize

I did tell you to quit contradicting the guide, honey.
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Vans
Re: Korkers

I posted something similar a couple months ago. I had a pair of Chromes. This past salmonfly season on the Deschutes, the BOA lace knob ripped 90% of the way off the boot. I managed to nurse them the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-11-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By Vans
Re: Help Please!

I generally use 1x or 2x. Sometimes if im gonna be in the big river chasing the bigger fish i use a 0x.
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Vans
Re: Heading for Bend OR.....advise and tips needed

If you want to take the kids someplace, you can rent a boat up at East and Paulina lakes in Newberry crater. No pan fish up there though.

If your feeling over confident, stop by the Fall River...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-05-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 1,001
Views: 76,806
Posted By Vans
Re: warmwater pics

My first mirror carp. I invaded John Montana's A list Columbia river water for this one. I went to scale it to find i had a dead battery in my scale. Im guessing 12-14 or so.

Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,046
Posted By Vans
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Closest river is less than 10 mins
i can be on one of three coastal steelhead rivers in 45 mins
Good carp water in 30 mins
On the Deshcutes in 2.5 hrs

Lots of other great water all with in...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Vans
Re: Fall Rogue River OR, Trip Advice

In case he happens to miss this thread, i would send a PM to Fredaevans. He lives down south there and that is pretty much his home water. He can offer some good advice.

Here is a link to his...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 06-24-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,121
Posted By Vans
Re: June Caption Competition-Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Wake me up when my "strike indicator" goes under.
Forum: Fly Reels 06-18-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,089
Posted By Vans
Re: what do think about bauer reelsiu

As of now, i own two. A Jr Mac on my 5 wt and a Rogue that is pulling double duty as a reel for steelhead and for carp on the Columbia. Love the Rogue.

Great reels and Oregon made is a bonus. Will...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Vans
Re: I have a VERY serious problem!!

You have absolutely zero idea of what you are talking about.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Vans
Re: Surprise !

33lb fall Chinook on a Steelhead bait casting rod.
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By Vans
Re: Snake...

Dodged a couple of these on Sat...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-02-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 53,806
Posted By Vans
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

The Salmonfly hatch is in full swing on the Deschutes and i just got back from an awesome day on the river. Floated about 12 miles fishing the Warm Springs Reservation side of the river.

Forum: Other Gear 05-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By Vans
Re: Changable sole boots

I have had soles come free on two occasions. First was when i was walking some muddy carp flats and had forgotten to bring different soles and only had my studded felt soles. The suction eventually...
Forum: Other Gear 05-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Vans
Props to Korkers

So i have owned a couple pairs of Korker wading boots. I really like the ability to change soles to meet the conditions of the day. That being said, my first pair developed a tear about 6 months in...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,345
Posted By Vans
Re: Anyone using a pop-up camper for trips?

I havent found this to be the case at all. If your tow rig is right for the job, there is no reason your not getting to the camp site at exactly the same time as a pop up or small rv. I know it wasnt...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,530
Posted By Vans
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

I have a nice Tissot i wear for special occasions.

Im not much of a watch or jewelry person. I never really wore my wedding ring except on special occasions. That isnt much of an issue now...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,544
Posted By Vans
Re: How old is your 'fishing car?'

2000 Mitsubishi Montero. 121k miles. Its ok, serves it purpuse. Room to crash in back while on a over night to the river or lake.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By Vans
Re: A couple pros agree

This was a month or so after the most recent stocking.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,156
Posted By Vans
Re: A couple pros agree

I have seen this first hand.

A cousin and i spent a weekend fishing the Gifford Pinchot national forest. The streams were full of eager brookies. A popular and frequently stocked lake full of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By Vans
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,621
Posted By Vans
Re: Slab of the month

Voted for Didg's sturgeon, but that is a really, really nice Rooster. lol
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Vans
Re: some pics

Its not raining.
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