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Forum: General Discussion Today, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Bigfly
Re: They don't sell that

Fred, I'll take your word for it, on red heads......
Might cut into my fishing...
But I will give you a shout out....
My Sensei is Andy Burk. Andy introduced Rich Henry to me...as his Sensei.......
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Nymphing.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/Bigfly1/ecf4210a-673c-4623-b2b0-341891aa42d6.jpg (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/Bigfly1/media/ecf4210a-673c-4623-b2b0-341891aa42d6.jpg.html)

On a high...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Little Black Stonefly techniques?

The trick, is to drag your flies near the surface before rollcasting.
That way, the energy in your cast isn't partly used up, dragging weight and flies up from the depths........once you get this...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Little Black Stonefly techniques?

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac260/Bigfly1/Clients/BUGS/P3060047.jpg (http://s905.photobucket.com/user/Bigfly1/media/Clients/BUGS/P3060047.jpg.html)

My weighted dry....(No hackle, dubbed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Bigfly
Re: A Trip Worth Doing Once

I like, "middle of nowhere".
And, given the clues.....you can figure it.

Jim
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Nymphing.

Exactly.....
When you see the bobber slow, your flies are contacting the laminar flow near the bottom.
If you don't notice the speed change in your indy, you are not yet there. I refer to this as...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 996
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Fishing Streamers, Where & When;

All I fish at Pyramid are streamers, I get to watch a bobber way too much the way it is.
A 300 gr. DC (density compensated) sink line, and a box o buggers....on a fast 8wt.
Sz.6-2 in many colors....
Forum: Pacific Southwest 03-10-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 16,999
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Truckee river (CA not NV)

Shaun...
I am hardly the "master" of the T...
We call it the Tuffy river.
Lets say, challenging for beginners.
I have a friend who told me yesterday, it's taken him two years to begin to get his...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 959
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Actually Giving It Up, For Now

Now Milt......
If he wants to pluck strings, instead of throw things, that's OK by me.
If everybody who I offered to teach accepted, I wouldn't have time to go fish....
I'm lucky, I don't have a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-10-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Bigfly
Re: So Cool

Those actually aren't tricks....just spey....
Snake mend and some touch and go casts and a snap T with a showy anchor...
Looks like a light rod though. Smaller loops/lighter line...
Scared hell...
Forum: How to Spey Cast - Technique and Advice 03-09-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 376
Posted By Bigfly
Re: I get it...kinda, better!

Larry. wish you were around here.......
Being a juggler, I'm capable of teaching either way. I keep it honed by fishing left handed if my companion is a lefty.
Besides, there really isn't a left...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Looking for a specific underwater video

I'm not sure there is a wrong way to fish, unless you are not catching at all....
I believe you can fish randomly, and hook-up.
The challenge for me as a guide, is make it less random.
I do a...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Looking for a specific underwater video

The American style uses weight on the leader, above the flies, and a considerable amount at that...
Czech style uses a very heavy series of flies. Heaviest on the bottom.
Not all shops carry Czech...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Looking for a specific underwater video

Both techniques have their uses....
Straight line nymphing is good up close, and your numbers will be up because of it.
Bobbers are good at greater range, perhaps larger fish, and maybe fewer fish...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Looking for a specific underwater video

I'm a statistical fisherman.....
The fewer fish you miss, the more you catch......
This is a common weak point in our game, I teach fishers how not to pre-release......like a rod-set...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 365
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Looking for a specific underwater video

Or, get rid of the bobber.......................
Lisa is a good fisher, so if she's missing the fish, we would miss those fish.....
Makes you think......
I suggested to Ralph that a video of...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Fishing Blown out water

In my experience, the majority of fishers don't fish well to start with, and see even poorer results from "blown-out water".
When those fishermen discuss it, they share how poorly they did, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Question on replacing boot soles

Looking for a good bond on the first try.....
Put some stuffing in the shoe to keep the toe-box.
If you go rubber sole....get studs.

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Question on replacing boot soles

Rips on it.
Barge is best.
Grinder action best.
Then, park the car on them while drying. (Old climbers trick..)
Good luck.

Jim
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-05-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Better tool for improving?

A tool is only as good as the user...
The high dollar rod doesn't guarantee a good cast..
The cheap rod doesn't preclude a good cast.
I almost always get more out of a client's rod than they can,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 410
Posted By Bigfly
Re: the other rods?

When guiding 2 guys I'll carry at least 4 rods, sometimes 5...
I have a bright yellow soft-side cooler that I leave next to the rods.
(Have left a few rods out overnight....)
Do a rod count at the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Better tool for improving?

I suggest using the instructors rod.....medium/fast 9ft 5wt is standard....
Part of the issue I see with casters is they have developed habits with their own rods.....often compensating for their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Have you ever put a worm on your fly ?

I was in on the testing phase of that fly....
It was like having a silver bullet.
Now, fish here will avoid them like they are plugged in......fish do learn.
Always change up your game......

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Have you ever put a worm on your fly ?

Haddons Dead drift cray....from Umpqua.
It was tied for the fall molt.....
Our drainage tipped out of balance with those signal crays.
Most big fish like a cray.....especially Browns.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Have you ever put a worm on your fly ?

We thought you guys carried the torch........
Perfectly cast dries, up stream of course, to a rising fish.
It's the heritage that I bought into about the "Holy waters" of the east.
Now, it seems...
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