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Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By al_a
Re: Canoe?

The only company that was manufacturing Royalex sheets was taken over by a bigger company, who then made the decision to stop producing Royalex because it wasn't profitable enough. This happened in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By al_a
Re: Canoe?

I posted a bunch of stuff on this subject this morning in the thread entitled "watercraft advice needed", but would like to clear up some misconceptions from the standpoint of somebody who has...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By al_a
Re: Watercraft Advice Needed

Okay, first a bit about canoe materials...Royalex is best because it's durable, light in weight, and quiet. But the material is no longer being manufactured, so canoe companies with Royalex models...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By al_a
Re: Road Closure

Nah, China is about to fall off the edge.

Plate tectonics is so interesting, to think that the Earth's surface is continually being produced (along the mid-oceanic ridges) and destroyed (along the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By al_a
Re: Watercraft Advice Needed

Sorry, didn't get back on here to see your question until now, and don't have time to answer it right now. I'll give you some suggestions tomorrow evening.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 710
Posted By al_a
Re: Watercraft Advice Needed

I've paddled, rowed, and fished from just about every kind of craft there is for smaller inland waters, and one of the things I've learned is that there is no perfect fishing craft. But here are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By al_a
Re: Freedom To Use Rivers

While the hearts of "team NOR" are perhaps in the right place, and perhaps they are theoretically right, in reality you simply cannot go by their info on the "law". Each state has its own laws or...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By al_a
Re: Overnight Float and Fish

Are you floating mainly for the fishing, or is the whole gravel bar camping experience really important to you? I ask that because I do quite a few overnight and three day floats during the summer,...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-09-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By al_a
Re: Drift Boat (?)

Well, there is simple pride of ownership, or avariciousness. I'm a river craft hoarder. I own 8 canoes, a kayak, the Water Master, a jetboat, and am part owner of a raft. It's just kinda fun to...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-09-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By al_a
Re: Drift Boat (?)

Biggest question is, how would you use the boat? Would you have a fishing buddy or buddies that would go with you, and you'd take turns handling the boat while the other fishes? If so, a driftboat...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By al_a
Re: Looking for constructive criticism on my approach so far

Streamers vs. nymphs...I love fishing streamers, and usually at least try them no matter what the conditions. But, if the water is high and murky, or it's a dark, windy day, I'm for sure going to be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By al_a
Re: Finding a wader leak

The way I do it is to turn the waders inside out and fill the leg that's leaking with water from the garden hose until you see beads of water appearing on the "inside" that's now the outside.
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By al_a
Re: General setup questions

For trout, learn to nymph soon. Dry flies are nice when the fish are looking up, especially during a hatch, but for the beginning flyfisherman for trout, nymphs are bread and butter because the fish...
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By al_a
Re: Pictures of Fish

If you do lay the fish down to take the picture, put it in an inch or so of water over gravel and pebbles. Don't lay it in grass, leaves, mud, sand, dry gravel or rocks. Slick, wet, algae-covered...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By al_a
Re: Top water fly during spawn

If the bed is in less than three or four feet of water they will often come up to swat something on top, but it has to be something that's fairly good size. They seem to ignore little bugs, but a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,249
Posted By al_a
Re: Well, United Airlines won't get my money anymore.

I fly quite a bit, and hardly ever have any trouble, but there are things to keep in mind when flying.

I used to carry on 3/4 piece rod cases all the time, but it is getting a little more...
Forum: Western U.S. 05-13-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By al_a
Re: Verde River AZ "smallmouth"

I have yet to figure out an easy way to post pictures on this site.
Forum: Western U.S. 05-13-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By al_a
Verde River AZ "smallmouth"

As I was going to be in Phoenix last week and had plenty of free time, I asked here about fishing possibilities. The one answer I got mentioned Wet Beaver Creek, and that it was full of smallmouth. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,287
Posted By al_a
Re: What is up with this trout?

This is definitely an abnormal coloration due to disease, infection, or nerve damage, as the fisheries manager quoted above said. Many species of freshwater fish do change color to match their...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By al_a
Re: Help with carry on rod tubes

There used to be no problem with any airline, but now that airlines are charging extra for carry-on baggage and people who are paying the extra are trying to sneak on the largest carry-on bags they...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By al_a
Re: ? on a bass rig...

Just food for thought for others since you already bought your outfit, but my take on it is to spend the money for a very light (in weight) and balanced 7 weight rod, and don't spend much money on...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By al_a
Re: Trout tactics AFTER the rain...

It's far more dependent upon water conditions than "post-front" conditions on rivers. In fishing lakes, I've always found that the period after a front passes through is tough fishing, but in rivers...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By al_a
Re: Current River, Mo help?

You didn't say where on Current River...its a pretty long river.

Montauk at the headwaters to Cedargrove--excellent trout fishing, blue ribbon section, easily wadeable most of the time....
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By al_a
Re: Anyone ever done a "natural" Aquarium?

I've kept a big aquarium with native Missouri stream fish for many years. I don't remember anymore how many gallons it is, but it's about 5 feet long by 18 inched wide by 2 ft. deep. I get the fish...
Forum: Western U.S. 04-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By al_a
Gonna be in Phoenix...

I'm going to have a few days free while visiting Phoenix, AZ, in a couple of weeks. Have never fished in Arizona, but a Google search came up with some possibilities within an hour or two. I'm...
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