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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By tpo
Re: Cancun FF options

I'm not sure that's the problem, I'll make a guess that not many people have fished the same area he's staying. I was in Cancun several years ago, think it was July/August, and hired a guide for a...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By tpo
Re: Intermediate tip line?

I bought a cheap (Cabelas) intermediate tip line on sale and I really like it. I use it for stillwater nymphing and midging in shallow to mid-depth water instead of a floating line. I can crawl...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By tpo
Re: Needle Knot

I use needle knots on some of my lines. No perfection loop, just pull the leader butt end through the tip of the fly line (hole made with needle) and nail knot it half an inch or so up the line. It's...
Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,812
Posted By tpo
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

I feel your pain, I live in the East Bay too. We have great fishing within an hour, in the Delta, for stripers and largemouth. That's where I do most of my day (and part day) trips now. But you're...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-20-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By tpo
Re: St Croix's standing in the fly fishing scheme of things

I have a couple of St. Croix's too, and overall, they're great. I started with an 8.5' 4wt Legend Ultra that is still one of my favorite stream rods. I liked it so much I bought a 9' 5wt Legend...
Forum: Fly Lines 07-07-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By tpo
Re: Fly Line's life expectancy

I have a bunch of lines in the 15-20 year range, and they still work great. I clean them regularly and I never cast them on anything but water ( I have a dedicated practice line). I wondered if I...
Forum: Fly Lines 06-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By tpo
Re: Rio Camolux Int or Cortland 444 Camo Int?

I have both the Cortland Clear Camo (have had it for years) and a newer Rio Camolux. Both are fine lines, I can't tell much difference in performance, although my sense is the Cortland may sink a...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-10-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By tpo
Re: New back-up 6WT Opinion

I haven't fished either rod, but I have seen/ kicked the tires of the TLR at a Cabela's store. My impression is that its a decent rod and a very good value, particularly at a sale price. I have two...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-08-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,836
Views: 179,997
Posted By tpo
Re: What have you been tying today?

Its that time of the year, I've been starting to do some largemouth fishing in the evening. Was out the other evening and the bass were hitting one of my favorite patters, a green/frog style deer...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By tpo
Re: Stillwater books?

I've accumulated a number of stillwater books over the last few years. What intrigues me the most is the wide variation in techniques the various authors use, all apparently have good results. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By tpo
Re: Underrated flies.

What's it called?? Looks similar to a Sheep Creek Special, a very effective stillwater fly at the lakes I fish here in Northern California. I like the look of this one, I'm going up to the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 829
Posted By tpo
Re: Are specialized fly lines overkill?

I have a few specialized lines (saltwater, bass bug, etc) and for the most part they've only made a modest difference. The one line that caused me to say "wow" is Rio's Outbound Short. I have the 8...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-26-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By tpo
Re: Some chironomids and a scud I tied up today

Nice ties, I really like them. I've also been tying some midge patterns, hope to make it out to my favorite local lake in early April.

Tom
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By tpo
Re: When do you like to fish poppers?

For bluegill on a fly rod, spring spawning time is best. In Iowa, I imagine that is sometime in May to early June (I grew up in southern Indiana and 1H May was prime. The fish will spawn in shallow...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,236
Posted By tpo
Re: What are your top 5 bass patterns?

Not the first time I've posted these pictures, but they are my favorite bass flies:

1) Grinnell Fly, with a long tail, this fly is deadly, I love fishing it:...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-18-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By tpo
Re: Loreto Mexico in March

JBird, thanks for the advice, its much appreciated! Yes, I heard about the wind problems in the offseason. Maybe I'll wing it and check out the options/ conditions when I get there.

Tom
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-18-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By tpo
Loreto Mexico in March

The wife booked a cheap cruise out of LA to Mexico in March. One of the stops is Loreto, which I know is famed for its summer dorado fishing. My question is this: is it worth dropping $400-500 for a...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 02-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By tpo
Re: Northern Cali fishing

Tyler, even though I've lived in California for years, I've hardly scratched the surface of the fly fishing opportunities. The North Coast has terrific salmon and steelhead fishing, but it think...
Forum: The Lodge Den 02-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By tpo
Re: Broke my vise!!

Perfect reason to get a new Dyna-king or Renzetti. You lucky dog!
Forum: Fly Swap 02-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,541
Posted By tpo
Re: Swap #2 for 2014: Deer Hair!

Thanks, and understood. I think I'll bow out then and wait for a swap where I know I can commit the time to do it right.

Tom
Forum: Fly Swap 02-05-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,541
Posted By tpo
Re: Swap #2 for 2014: Deer Hair!

Yeah, I'll be honest, it takes me a while to tie a deer hair bug, and I'll be gone most of early March, so tying a dozen identical bugs in time is going to be a challenge. If its not breaking the...
Forum: Fly Swap 02-05-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,541
Posted By tpo
Re: Swap #2 for 2014: Deer Hair!

OK, got it. Given that its a dozen flies I'll probably mix in some other patterns, like marabou muddlers, deer hair bluegill, etc. Looking forward to it, I've got some work to do!

Tom
Forum: Fly Swap 02-05-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,541
Posted By tpo
Re: Swap #2 for 2014: Deer Hair!

If you still have room, count me in. I really like tying deer hair flies, and bass bugs are my favorite, so I'll contribute a couple of bugs: deer hair popper, diver, and/or slider. I'm not...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By tpo
Re: Leader tying

I don't use a Tippett gauge/ micrometer to tie new leaders but to repair used ones. Maybe I wouldn't use it if I stuck with one leader formula, and I probably would survive without it, but I find it...
Forum: Fly Lines 01-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By tpo
Re: Leader tying

I also like to tie my own leaders. I have spools of Maxima from about 40 lb down to 10 lb, smaller than that I use tippet spools. I've experimented with a variety of formulas and still use several,...
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