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Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 321
Posted By bocast
Re: New guy from Wyoming

Casper is a GREAT place to take up fly fishing. Get yourself to Grey Reef or to the "outhouse hole.". Remember to add a split shot before changing flies. Sometimes getting the same nymphs that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-02-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By bocast
Re: Horsepower rods - thoughts? Jerking steelhead in.

Kc8qvo, sometimes those Ohio steelhead need finer tippet for nymphing when they are hunkered down deep. I use a 7 wt. An 8 wt would never let you down for backbone. 9 or 10 is too much. If you...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By bocast
Re: Books/Good reads about reading the water

That suggestion by fredaevans to take pictures at very low water is brilliant. I am making a list of waters whose bottom structure I will photograph ASAP
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By bocast
Re: Books/Good reads about reading the water

Books: "Common - Sense Fly Fishing" by E. Stroup, Headwater Books.
"Reading Trout Water 2nd edition" by Dave Hughes
"No Hatch to Match" by Rich Osthoff
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-03-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Thanks!

I also like the classic GRHE black and white photograph. I think it would make a good poster for a tying room wall. Great job Joey Bagels!
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-02-2014, 09:53 PM
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Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/02/7bd7d995fac185e190dcee1f116bc836.jpg

Goo Drop Soft Hackle

Butt of hackle cut to project beyond body. Touched with yellow then green permanent marker...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-25-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/25/137065a...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/25/137065a35da1819e4c9b902cdbf4f893.jpg

Watson's Fancy variant
Hook: Kamasan B175 #14
Thread : Veevus 12/0 black
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Rib : UTC...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

The consistency and quality of the flies perched on corks and presented as a flock in the last two posts tell me I have so much still to learn. How do you guys achieve the consistency? Are there...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-01-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
H.R. Memo variant of a Cow Dung Fly

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/HRmemo_zps3b9f3c17.jpg

posted this in share patterns, too.
Forum: Share Patterns 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By bocast
the H.R. Memo a Cow-Dung variant...

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/HRmemo_zps3b9f3c17.jpg

This variant of the Cow-Dung fly contains a probably useless tip(pet). I thought the name of H.R. Memo was appropriate.
...
Forum: Share Patterns 08-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By bocast
Re: Rusty Spinner soft hackle

Walter, That is a beautiful tie! I'm impressed at the creative combination of old and new elements. I'm very interested to know how it fishes, as I could envision a whole series of Walter's Spidery...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,037
Posted By bocast
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

10 minutes walk to frogwater with small channel cats in the silt bottomed river and occasional smallmouth in the feeder streams
20 minutes drive to a good bluegill pond
40 minutes drive to good...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By bocast
Re: Beahead / TungstenBH RS2

That is a great looking fly. It deserves its own name. How about "Rim Shot". or "RSTungsten"?
Forum: Other Gear 07-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By bocast
Re: Canoe vs Kayak vs Pontoon

Does anyone fish out of an Adirondack Guide Boat?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By bocast
Re: Online tying matrials

I like the north Platte river fly shop at wyomingflyfishing.com for great service and selection, and great feathers at greatfeathers.com for a great materials for tying (especially for wet flies),...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-14-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By bocast
Re: My electric shaver is 'toast????'

A straight razor shave with a razor sharpened & stropped by me, a good badger brush and a great shaving soap or cream starts my day. The best, most comfortable and smoothest shave I know is a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Comeonavs, that Franks Flashy looks great and very "fishy." What sizes do you like the best? Have you tried it in a black with blue wire?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

http://i1345.photobucket.com/albums/p667/bocast/sloppysilverinvicta_zps14bf39f4.jpg?t=1404867243

(sloppy) Silver Invicta on a #14 Hanak H230BL Stillwater & wet hook
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,354
Posted By bocast
Re: Do you tie your own leaders?

Tying my own leaders lately, and learning a lot about leaders, I found this particular thread inspiring and very useful. Lately, the video from Tightlines Productions ,...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By bocast
Re: Veevus?

Veevus is stronger for its size, I am certain of that. Chris Helm's excellent list of threads included an ESTIMATE of Veevus denier based on its breaking strength. He could not get the actual denier...
Forum: Other Gear 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By bocast
Re: Simms Waders

Simms G3. Years of great performance, no leaks. I'm told Simms tests each pair for leaks and I believe it. Pricey? Yes. Well worth it, absolutely.
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,005
Posted By bocast
Re: What fly did you catch your first trout on?

Red rock worm underneath an indicator.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

River Ayr Wet Fly
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/05/ume9upe5.jpg

Hook: Orvis 1P0R Czech nymph # 16
Thread: Pearsall silk
Body : mole fur touch dubbed
Hackle: Mallard covert
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By bocast
Re: Flies for western Wyoming?

Red rock worm, gray RS2, Craven's jujubaetis, Craven's mole fly, vanilla bugger (North Platte fly shop version), partridge and yellow spider
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By bocast
Re: What have you been tying today?

Love the "Adams Family Mosquito"! I'll bet it slays the smallies, and in smaller sizes, the bluegills. Thanks for posting it.
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