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Forum: Other Gear Today, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tubes

Thanks for the idea. I've got a net attached to one ring, an anchor to another, and a fish finder in the way too. I've seen various rod holders you can buy, would be nice to have one on the tube...
Forum: Other Gear Yesterday, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tubes

I have a Fish Cat 4, the lower end of the Outcast tubes (think I paid around $220). Its a good tube, best one I've owned. Only one thing I don't like: no rod holder and storage pockets are a bit...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By tpo
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

I've never taken the plunge into high end rods, so I'd say my favorites are a couple of my St. Croix's, a 8'6" 4wt Legend Ultra I use for streams and a 9' 5wt Imperial for lakes, both 2 piece models....
Forum: Fly Rods 12-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 582
Posted By tpo
Re: Are rodmakers changing their product lines a little too often?

I hate the frequent changes in rod models, it drives me nuts. I'd much prefer a system like cars, the Honda Accord is around for 20+ years but you can drive a 1995 model or 2015 model, you basically...
Forum: Share Patterns 12-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 639
Posted By tpo
Re: Show me your poppers!

My suggestions for getting tightly packed deer hair bodies:

1) Stack more hair on top of the hook especially if you trim them like I do, closer to the hook on the bottom and longer hair on top....
Forum: Share Patterns 12-02-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 639
Posted By tpo
Re: Show me your poppers!

A selection of my poppers:



Hand carved/painted balsa poppers:

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/603/medium/P1260028A.jpg

Foam panfish poppers:
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By tpo
Re: Best Bass Flies

Do you always fish muddles on top with floating lines, or ever have luck pulling them under with a sinking line?

Tom
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By tpo
Re: Best Bass Flies

Yeah, the head floats and the tail wiggles behind like a small snake. It will sink when waterlogged; you can fish it that way or squeeze the water out to make it float again. I've never done it with...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By tpo
Re: Guy catching some HUGE brown trout

It is a really nice video, and some great fish. I used to live outside of London in the 1990's and fished some of the pay lakes there. I never fished Lechlade itself, but went to a sister water...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By tpo
Re: Best Bass Flies

I love fishing top water bugs, here are a few of my favorite deer hair bugs copied from my fly gallery (sorry to those who've seen these before, its not the first time I've posted them):
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By tpo
Re: My 4 Stroke Won't Start

Imagine you checked the fuel filter? You could try a different a fuel line/ fuel bulb. I have a 6 hp Nissan and it can be temperamental. Good luck.

Tom
Forum: Pacific Southwest 09-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By tpo
Re: Need Last Minute Advice on a Northern California trip

Call a couple of fly shops in the area. Fly Fishing Specialties and ex Kiene's (new name, sorry I don't have it) in Sacramento can give you some advice. Good luck!

Tom
Forum: Fly Rods 09-28-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 541
Posted By tpo
Re: For bass?? Lefty Kreh TiCr X Series

Yes, I own the TiCR-X in 7 and 8 weight and agree with what you say. The 8 wt is a fast, heavy, powerful rod designed for saltwater use. It will zip a line out there and horse big fish out of heavy...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By tpo
Re: Davy Knot and Double Davy Knot

I knot I've grown to use regularly and really like is the Pitzen knot, a slightly modified/simplifed version of the San Diego Jam Knot. It uses less tippet, is easy tie, and is very strong. Check...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-10-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4,218
Views: 212,489
Posted By tpo
Re: What have you been tying today?

Some Clousers and Half & Half's I tied recently in preparation for fall striper season in the California Delta. These are all tied with synthetic hair (super hair) which I think is more durable than...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By tpo
Re: Question on Painting Poppers

If you have a set of drill bits in your tool box, give them a try. Shank end, not the drill tip, so it doesn't impact the bits performance. Works great.

Tom
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-31-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By tpo
Re: Awesome day for big trout

Wow, those are beautiful fish! I'm so jealous, congrats on the great catch.

Tom
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-19-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
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: 306
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: 352
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: 2,037
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: 1,522
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: 832
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: 276
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: 396
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...
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