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Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 761
Posted By trout trekker
Re: How Did You Get Your Wife Into Fly Fishing?

How did I? I think mostly it was her….

It wasn’t to tough really, she was already a backpacker & river rat ( rafter ), I just added another thing to do on rafting trips. I agree, that in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Senior design project, fly reel survey

Hi Ryan,

Your questionnaire wouldn’t allow me to complete it without listing a price for something that I wouldn’t buy. So to comply I simply left you a price that I would typically pay for reels...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Gluing Fly Rod Sections

You do realize that a four piece rod can be transported as a two piece rod, right? Just break it down into two pieces. Not much use in a back up rod that has had a stiffening agent such as epoxy or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,084
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Age of folks on the forum

It ain’t the year, it’s the mileage. 57

Now that I’ve answered this question, I’ll be getting nothing but AARP popup ads on this site.
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-22-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Is fly casting in itself a category?


I’ve known plenty of people who took up hunting only to find out that it wasn’t for them, yet they became completely captivated with marksmanship and so that’s the course they follow.
If you...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-22-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,074
Posted By trout trekker
Re: 2016 8wt shootout.

I wouldn’t bet the ranch on that. It was in the early days of Sage when they made much about having various notables on their design team. It’s very easy for a designer to get tunnel vision when it...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,074
Posted By trout trekker
Re: 2016 8wt shootout.

He makes a lot of the reel seats, guides, cork and in at least one case, the ugliness of the test rods. I looked around a bit on the shootouts other pages and couldn’t find close-ups of the hardware...
Forum: Fly Rods 01-21-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,662
Posted By trout trekker
Re: A few observations from the Cabelas Fly Catalog.

One possible answer.
By advertising and interacting with it's perceived audience on websites like this. Ala: Allen.
Then by word of keyboard = critical mass.

Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Inventory of Fly Tying Materials


Re: Terry Hellickson, Inc. (apparently a fly tying author out East)

Out west, in California and Montana.

Terry Helleckson passed on a few years ago after retiring to Montana. He (...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-13-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Guided Fly Fishing via Bicycle

That's cool and innovative.

On a less serious note.


Look for this special offer in your email soon.
The GSR is proud to announce valet bike in fly fishing…just...
Forum: Drift Boat Discussion 01-13-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Adipose


There was an on the water show in northern California on the American where both my wife and I had a chance to take one of their skiffs out for a short test drive with another fellow.
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Are the measure nets accurate?

Every four inches, my fish gain an inch. :cool:

Want to have some fun, double check the measuring scale on your float tube or pontoon apron. Each inch on my aging tubes apron measures out to ¾”. I...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-12-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Thoughts on reel color?

Trout reel colors that I’ve had or have that come to mind.

Purple with platinum spider
Purple with green splash and gold spider
Blue with black splash
Gun smoke
Pearl Grey
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Too many stickies?

Another lifelong dream fulfilled. :fishing: "Hey guys, I’m a wading boot historian !"

We’re resurrecting two year old posts, so it must be a slow day for others too. I‘m stuck here for a few hours...
Forum: Other Gear 01-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 29,666
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Which New Wading Boot?

Now that was funny, I added a response to the wrong post…
Smooth Move Dave !
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,868
Posted By trout trekker
Re: That Other Hobby of Yours

Anyone whose viewed the photo’s I’ve posted in threads here or the albums I’ve created on this site knows that photography couldn’t possibly be one of my pastimes. You’d think just out of sheer...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 12-30-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Bass Pro Pyramid Exceeds Expectations

Tricked my eye. At first glance I thought “ Now how did they get the B.P.S. in Las Vegas and the Luxor Hotel / Casino - Las Vegas, lined up in the same frame”, then I thought someone had photo...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-14-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 466
Posted By trout trekker
Re: A place you plan to visit?

I’ve got one for you, the Grand Canyon at ground level. We’ve seen parts of it, I don’t know how many times. But that’s always been from 30,000 feet and 600 miles per hour. Even the Chevy Chase...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-10-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 784
Posted By trout trekker
Re: What's on the menu?

Going out for Chinese.

Forum: The Lodge Den 11-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By trout trekker
Getting above it all. (NFF)

Up front, let me apologize for the lack of photo quality. I rarely carry a camera on hikes and it was just a last minute thought to drop my little waterproof P&S into a pocket on the way out the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 11-18-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,642
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Bass Pro considering buying Cabela's?

Some ramblings and mixing of topics.
I recently made a move to a new area and ever since I hit town, those that have known me for years, have been pestering me with the same question. “ Are you...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 11-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By trout trekker
Caddis Hatches Hurt Gaming Revenues.

Hitchcock gave us “The Bird’s“. Now Laughlin, Nevada gives us “The Caddis”.

Headline: Casino Owners Willing To Double Down On Planted Trout In Order To Fend Off The Winged Hordes.

Fewer trout...
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,937
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Problem with website

No se habla.

This stuff is still going on?
I follow a link to the forum and presto-change-o all I get is a blank page and an add in Spanish for Clorox?
Forum: Fly Reels 10-12-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,402
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Is Abel Losing Traction......

Back in the day we were an Abel Super Dealer, which didn’t mean that we only sold Abel Super series reels, but that we were one of the twelve largest volume Abel dealers in the country. At that time...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-06-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,254
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Who has produced the most rejects?

Wishing you a quick recovery with the knee.
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