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Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,938
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Favorite Rod Length Poll

I live out here in the Northwest and I've found, (for me), that a 9' is a good all around length. But for my big guns, 6 & 8 wt are 9'6".
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: unusual question

I thought the SA II was decent reel. I like my Ross and Lamkins better.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Flustrated Fisherman

LOL, I would go and read "Grease Line Fishing" by Jock Scott,(kinda funny that it turns out not to be all that actuate, but has the ability to make you salavit to go fish'n); or read about...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,416
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Favorite searching pattern

Lot of excellent patterns being mentioned. Sure glad I don't have to fish just one pattern all of the time.:icon_lol:
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,125
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Are you fishing for Brook Trout?

Here in Oregon I've found that the fall after the first freeze is a good time to target brookies. Hosmer lake is very good and occasionally I'll p/u a brookie in the White Salmon above the lake.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: hit the stream

Fly fishing in the winter is like golfing in the winter. You pretty much have it to yourself and the others you meet out there love the sport and have great atittudes. When one has a good atittude it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: "You're Fishing In This Weather????"

The only time I will come off of the river is when there is ice on my felt soles, (makes for some interesting antics when on big rocks on the side of the river). I'm not too wild about ice in the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-14-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Are steelhead weight shy?

Swivel???? Wow, the only time I used a swivel was when I used to drift fish for steelhead, but that got to easy, so I moved to fly fishing. I'd agree, what do you need a swivel for. Just doesn't seem...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-14-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Steelhead success!

Ahhhh, the Methow river. I've read very interesting stuff about that river. Apparently it has a good brown & bow population also. I don't see that often; a river with andromas fish and a good trout...
Forum: Forum Polls 01-02-2009, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,540
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: What Rain Gear/Wading Jacket do you use?

For the winter I have a Hodgman gortex fishing jacket. The rest of the time I use my Patagonia fly fishing jacket.
Forum: Forum Polls 01-02-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,355
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Most Productive Flies

Lakes--WB's, # 18 pt nymph (by weed beds), bunny leech.
streams--mostly #10 bead head prince nymph, soft hackle, WB's, muddler minnow, Wluff royal coachman, house & lot variant, pretty much any fly...
Forum: Forum Polls 01-02-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,355
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Most Productive Flies

Whew, tough question, but I'd have to go with a medium sized black WB.
Forum: Forum Polls 01-02-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,180
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: What type of water do you enjoy most?

I like pocket water b/c not many people seem to fish it. Back water eddies are good too.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Shad

Shad are just a kick. I like the term I've heard for them, "poor mans Tarpon" and also a 3 lb. fish with a 2 lb. mouth.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: What & Why

I agree with others, that should pretty much cover it. FWIW I live in Oregon and have the same set up. I fish warm water species to steelhead and salmon.
4 wt--small warm water fish & trout
6...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: My first fly rod

Personally, I wouldn't go after bass with anything less that a 6 wt. Good equipment doesn't come cheap, thats why many will suggest entry level or just above type equipment. Its bad enough when you...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: 6-7 or 7-8 Weight Rod...

I have both 6 & 8 wt rods, but prefer my 6 wt for bass. I live in Oregon and haven't run into any bass that my 6 wt can't handle. My 6 wt is a Sage RPL which is a fast action rod and has lots of back...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,312
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Bluegill on a Fly Rod ??

I use my 4 wt and it seems any small fly with peacock will work. My favorite are small poppers. I put them back, but maybe some day I should try eating some Blue gill.

Blue gill always surprize me...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,416
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Favorite searching pattern

It depends on the river and time of year for me, but generally I like a #10 bead head Prince nymph or a black WB.
Forum: Forum Polls 01-02-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: how do you fly fish at you local stream?

I walk and wade most of the time. I really enjoy the White Salmon from Husum down to NW lake with my pontoon boat from when ever the water drops to the close of the season.
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Steelhead Rod

That is true until you reach 9', after that any rod longer than 9' gives you better line control and fighting ability, with the exception of spey rods. IMO another intragal part of any steelhead rod...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,609
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Suckers?

LOL, yup. We called them Hood River Browns and when fishing is slow we'd tie on a egg patteren and bounch it along the bottem. They actually can give a good fight, well at least in the winter. And...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,049
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: favorite dry fly for trout?

Another vote for the Wluff Royal Coachman.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Pacific Steelhead

I agree with the above poster. If you go back mid Jan-end of Feb the Bogacheile is an excellent winter steelhead river,or at least used to be. I haven't been there since the late 90's. Best to have a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Douglas Wesson
Re: Fly help

I said that b/c how many neophyte fly fishers can keep the fish on with a really lite tippet? LOL, for that fact how experienced fly fishers can keep good sized fish on with 6 pr 7x tippet--not many...
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