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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Dealing with glare on the water

Are you sure you have polarizing sunglasses?

Put a bigger fly on. Use a two fly rig with a big "sight" fly and the smaller fly as a dropper. Put a large strike indicator on the leader. Grease the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By dwtalso
Re: For those of you who live in warm winter climates

I'm getting ready to go fishing today. I don't feel sorry for myself at all :shrug:.
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 12-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Largest fish on a fly rod to date

The only issue I'd point out is resting the fish on the log. The log appears dry and is probably a little rough and that'll take some of the fish's slime coating off and that's a bad thing.

Having...
Forum: Other Gear 11-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Winter Fly Fishing Jacket

As mentioned: layers. In winter, bearing in mind that here in NM the winters around fishable waters -- excluding ice fishing lakes -- are pretty mild, I wear a polar fleece long john, a medium weight...
Forum: Other Gear 11-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Looking for recommendations on "Pants" waders and boots

I've been wearing Simms Freestones for a couple of years now and they are great. Pretty rugged too.

I got the Simms to replace a pair of Frogg Togg Hellbenders. Those were great wading pants as...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,561
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Strike Indicators or Not

Huh. Weird. I guess I never noticed that when I tie on a bobber I can't read water, determine what's hatching, mend and maintain a dead drift, cast, find the best position to cast from, find the best...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Broken Rods

Understood. I admit it.



Nope. I'm not interested in learning how to do it and I have no one that I trust in my vicinity that wanted to do it. In fact, the shop I bought the rod from requested...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Broken Rods

Call it insurance offered by the manufacturer. The manufacturers, other than Orvis, could easily stop the issue by refusing to cover broken rods. Sage, St. Croix, Redington, and G Loomis all say or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Ever caught a bat?

No bats. But I have snagged a swift. During a hatch on the Big Thompson there were several swifts recklessly darting along the river and I snagged one on a cast. Pretty bird. Released unharmed after...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Big Brown Trout

I poked around his site. He's not selling himself as a guide or an expert that I can tell. He appears to be a youngster with a project (personal or academic, I can't tell) and it looks to me like...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 10-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Clear small stream tips and advice

A couple more thoughts.

You mention you use an EHC. Give that fly some action every now and then. Caddis skate across the surface of the water occasionally so a little induced drag is actually...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 10-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Largest fish on a fly rod to date

Here's my first bass (I think you beat me there ;) ):

https://onedrive.live.com/download?resid=34C7F3708173F451!868&authkey=!ANN7RckDNSO0Hac&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng

Oh, and that feller is the...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 10-01-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

This is common on two pay-to-play sites I fish regularly. Both are trying to manage a fish population by letting the anglers keep some trout but the only anglers paying to fish are C&R types. Like me...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Overlooked Lakes, Overcrowded Rivers

So, this is just me, but I don't fish big still water because it's boring to me. It's just as technical as any other water but I don't like standing in place or being stuck in a boat in order to work...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila Wilderness and Gila Trout

They don't look for anything special and all the usual western patterns will work. The wild ones can be spooky like any mountain trout but they aren't all that picky once they move on a fly.
Forum: Fly Rods 09-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,894
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Glass VS Graphite

I'm not nostalgic at all but I do prefer slower action rods, thus the reason I test cast a current glass stick. After that test cast I bought it (Redington Butter Stick) and now it's my favorite rod...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila River, NM - Life after Fire?

Here's the latest from NMDGF:

Gila Trout Fishing Maps (http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/GilaTroutFishingMaps.htm)

It looks like there are actually two creeks to fish...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Gila Wilderness and Gila Trout

Here's the latest information on fishing for Gila trout:

Gila Trout Fishing Maps (http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/GilaTroutFishingMaps.htm)

You'll want to read...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Pressure and mousing

I see fishing pressured areas as a challenge and I use those times, usually, to try different things. I try to present something different in a different way to give the fishing something different...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By dwtalso
Re: San Juan worm

Absolutely it'll work. It's a worm. Half the world sits on the shores of lakes and dangles the live ones under a bobber :).

If I wanted to be all fly angler about it, I might kick the silt along...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've been fortunate to have not run into too many *really* bad examples of guides on the water. I've been mildly annoyed on the San Juan but never really angered...by guides ;). On another river I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 09-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,283
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Sometimes you have to kill "everything" to save something.

The problem is that the game managers have time requirements *and* budget requirements and removing unwanted fish via angler is ineffective. Even in places with unlimited take there are still...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By dwtalso
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I've never fished the stretch in the OP but I've fished my share of crowded streams in crowded forests. Used to be I'd do everything I could to separate myself from others and that's really not too...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By dwtalso
Re: If you had the $$$

Define "useful".

Both rods will catch lots of trout in a lot of different conditions. Those two rods feel different and have different capabilities but they will both work just fine.

What is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Small stream fishing.

The little guys make me giggle :). All day long, every time, for decades now. I'll happily dap a dry onto a tiny stream for a wee trout any time. Makes me happy :D.
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