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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 10:16 PM
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Posted By silver creek
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

I didn't wash the feathers at all. They looked pretty clean so I just sorted through them.

I am careful I don't lick my fingers while tying with those feathers. I use a wet sponge in an ashtray to...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 247
Posted By silver creek
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

I size the feathers by "eye". If it looks right to me, I use it. I don't actually measure the length of the hackle.

I.5 times hook gap is correct for dry fly hackle but with buggers, I just pick...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By silver creek
Re: Doing a term paper on fly rods and the natural resources used in them

One thing you may not know is that the external taper that you see in a fly rod blank may not actually reflect the true "taper" of the material in the rod blank.

What almost all fishers assume is...
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 78
Posted By silver creek
Re: Utah Newbie

First of all, welcome to the forum.

I did my Radiology Residency at the Univ. of Utah Medical Center in SLC, so I know what a beautiful state Utah is.

As for reading the water on large rivers,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-14-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 247
Posted By silver creek
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

Another feather that can be used to tie buggers is Emu. There are several types of Emu feathers and so you need to be able to see them before buying. The feathers are used in the place of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 231
Posted By silver creek
Re: Doing a term paper on fly rods and the natural resources used in them

Here's a couple of articles on manufacturing graphite rods that will give you a start.

The Itinerant Angler (http://www.itinerantangler.com/podcasts/2011/06/from_scratch_how_fly_rods_are.html)

...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-14-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 247
Posted By silver creek
Re: Best way to tie a woolly bugger?

The difference is that if you wrap the hackle from head to tail, you would need to "reverse wrap" that hackle to get it lie in the valleys of the chennile.

Instead of wrapping the hackle over the...
Forum: Flies 09-13-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By silver creek
For Hackle Nerds

With hackle prices sky rocketing, the mid to lower priced grades are a great option for the beginning tyer. Here's a test of capes that is hot off the press.

Fly Fish Food -- Fly Tying and Fly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 616
Posted By silver creek
Re: Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot

You bring up a very perplexing problem for fly fishers. There is no single best knot!

Unfortunately, the best knot depends on the brand of tippet that the knot is tied in. The best "knot" with one...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By silver creek
"Trout by a (Horse) Hair"

There was a discussion about silk fly lines on another BB. My musing about silk fly lines tickled my brain and I remembered a posting from Flyfish@ about catching a trout on a horse hair tippet.
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By silver creek
Re: Where is the best place on an elk to get hair?

Look at this recent discussion about harvesting deer hair. Different parts of the animal have different types of hair. It should be similar for elk.
...
Forum: Fly Reels 09-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By silver creek
Re: Reel decision for Sage VXP 9' 5wt

I use the lightest reel that is practical for all my rods. Rod/reel balance varies with the amount of fly line that is out of the guides and is not a relative constant as it is for casting and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By silver creek
Re: Sea Trout and Interspecies cooperative hunting

I think larger fish are "wiser" if that is the correct word in this context.

But for me it is unclear whether they actually get "wiser" with age or that the younger fish that have better survival...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 859
Posted By silver creek
Re: Best Insect Repellent?

Regarding Thermocell

They are very effective but the fumes are also toxic to humans so there is a risk of inhalation in still air when you are standing and fishing in a spot for a long time.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By silver creek
Sea Trout and Interspecies cooperative hunting

Hot off the press. Evidence of sophisticated hunting behavior in Sea Trout.

Coral trout pick their collaborators carefully -- ScienceDaily...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,082
Posted By silver creek
Re: 5wt VS 6wt

The question of a 5 wt vs a 6 wt rod for boils down to whether you will need a 6 wt line to cast the flies you want to cast and if so, do you really have to do it with a 6 wt rod.

For fishing the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,839
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

The fly shops I have been in have great personnel.

I think local competition has a lot to do with it. In West Yellowstone, you can go into Blue Ribbon flies, Arricks, Dan Baileys, Jacksons, all...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By silver creek
Re: How do you change the wind direction of a reel?

Set the Reel up so it is left hand wind. Loosen the drag so there is no drag. Pull off all the fly line and backing until you get to the arbor knot. If the line comes out of the wrong side (end) of...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By silver creek
Re: How do you change the wind direction of a reel?

The instructions vary for different reels so we need the brand and model of fly reel.

5 wt fly reel just means the reel capacity. It does not identify the actual reel manufacturer or model. At...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By silver creek
Re: Confession...

There is a very easy solution. When taking a knot into the guides while reeling in a fish, turn the fly rod over so the knot slides along the rod blank between the two feet of traditional snake...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By silver creek
Free Kindle Beginner's Basic Fishing book

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Forum: The Lodge Den 09-06-2014, 04:26 PM
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Posted By silver creek
Re: new one word

Stretch>>>>>Tubing
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly floatant Substitutes

Yes, it is exactly the same.

Fumed silica as it is manufactured is hydrophilic. This hydrophilic fumed silica is treated with Siloxane (silicon oil) to make it hydrophobic fumed silica. This is an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By silver creek
Just for a day - Free Kindle Book, How to Fly Fish for Trout

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Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By silver creek
Re: Fly floatant Substitutes

I use Scientific Anglers Floatant and Tiemco's Dry Magic on my CDC flies, followed by hydrophobic fumed silica floatant powder.

The fumed silica is used as Fletching or Feather Powder to keep...
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