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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By tbacala
Re: Headed to the Gunnison! Need advice...

I stayed at Willowfly/Three Rivers Resort a couple of years ago and having a fly shop, a restaraunt, a bar, and fishable water right there was very convenient. I'd go back there again. I'll add...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 02-17-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By tbacala
Re: If you could go anywhere in CO

I've only fished Colorado a few times. On the last trip I spent a couple of days at Three Rivers Resort in Almont and did a guided trip with Willow Fly Anglers on the Gunnison River. This was just...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-25-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By tbacala
Re: 3 Day highcountry backpacking flying fishing extrodinair!!

I've made a few backcountry backpacking/camping trips and face the same dilemma of reducing weight on a budget. Shop in terms of ounces or pounds per dollar and you'll probably find that you can...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By tbacala
Heading to Almont, Colorado on Sept 17

I'll be heading from Louisiana to Almont and will be spending a five days in the area with my son. On Tuesday, we'll be doing a guided trip through Willowfly Anglers the on Wednesday we'll hike...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By tbacala
Re: Grand County, CO - Off the Beaten Path

This site offers the best maps that I've been able to find on the Internet. In the top right corner you will see that it offers topo maps that have Forrest Service ans trails marked.

ACME Mapper...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-23-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By tbacala
Re: Secret -- don't read this

Spent a few days on the Piedra a couple of years ago. Backpacked in about 3 miles, set up a tent, and fished for three days. It was a beautiful place with almost zero fishing pressure, in fact, I...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-02-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By tbacala
Fly fishing instruction in Ft Collins, Co

My son just moved from Louisiana to Ft Collins, Colorado. He loves to fly fish, but mountain stream fishing for trout is unfamiliar territory for him.

I see that St. Peter's Fly Shop and Rocky...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-01-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,226
Posted By tbacala
Re: Domestic vs. Offshore Flyrods

I'm a novice with no experience with high end rods. I fish a Sage Launch because it was at the limit of what I was willing to spend. My question is this, dollar for dollar, in the $150-$250 price...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,956
Posted By tbacala
Re: Your Worst Day / Calamities While Fishing

I'll make them short.

This year I was in a conoe and paddled to a fishing hole. Putting the Sage together, I dropped the tip section overboard. I grabbed for it and before I could blink, the...
Forum: Fly Reels 06-08-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,084
Posted By tbacala
Re: Cast vs. Machined Flyreels

I bought an inexpensive cast reel for my son. On about the sixth outing with it, he dropped it and bent the rim of the spool. This caused the reel to be almost unusable as it would bind on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-02-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By tbacala
Re: Introductory Rod for a beginner..

A couple of years ago, I was more or less in your shoes. I had fly fished up until my early teens then took about 35 years off. I ended up buying a Sage Launch and an Orvis Mid Arbor reel off of...
Forum: Other Gear 05-22-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By tbacala
Re: Water Filter?

There are lots of filters out there that would work for you. I'd check products by MSR and Katadyn. Keep in mind that you will need a water bottle to filter water into so if bulk is an issue, you...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-10-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By tbacala
Re: Anyone in the Pagosa springs,co area

Adding to the above reply, Williams Creek is another option that might be worth considering.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By tbacala
Re: Anyone in the Pagosa springs,co area

If You don't get any first hand replies, you might want to check the Wolf Creek Anglers website for stream reports. They update these reports every week or so.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-13-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By tbacala
Piedra River vs other Colorado locations

How does the Piedra River compare to some of the more famous/popular spots in Colorado. I'm thinking about a remote camping and fishing trip next year and the Piedra looks like it is ideal for...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-12-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By tbacala
Re: Cabelas Traditional II

I bought one for my son as his first fly rod, mainly because it was on sale as a complete outfit for $109. It is a bit tip heavy but not bad for the price. Don't expect it to feel like a premium...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By tbacala
Lower Mountain Fork vs. Little Missouri

Anyone fish both of these rivers? I'm interested in a comparison of the these two locations. Which do you prefer in terms of fishing quality, easy access, etc.
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-16-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By tbacala
Recently made first trip

I recently made my first trip to LMF. It was also my first trout fishing trip. Ron Woodruff, who is a local fishing guide, was running a tournament and I spent about an hour talking to him. He...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-02-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,238
Posted By tbacala
First Broken Bow Trip Follow Up

To all of you on the forum, I also owe you thanks. This journey to Broken Bow began six months ago before I owned a single piece of equipment...as a matter of fact, I didn't even know what equipment...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 03-01-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,238
Posted By tbacala
First Trip Report

Well, I made it through my first trout fishing trip at the LMF river. I started out Saturday morning on Spillway Creek where I met several guys who were fishing the "One Fly" event. I was asked if...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 02-25-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,238
Posted By tbacala
Rookie needs advice on Lower Mountain Fork

I plan to fly fish the Lower Mountain Fork this coming weekend. It will be my first trout fishing trip and my first trip to the LMF so I need some pointers.

I'll be in a tent and I was...
Forum: Fly Lines 02-21-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By tbacala
Re: Cabela's Prestige Plus Line

Even though no one responded to this post, I went ahead and bought some WF5F Prestige Plus Line, if only because it was on sale at the local Cabela's for $20.

I am a novice and have never used...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-21-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,758
Posted By tbacala
Thanks

Thanks for the information that all of you have shared. There isn't any moving water in my area so any practice that I do on the water is on ponds and still rivers. However, most of my practice is...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-17-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,758
Posted By tbacala
Cabela's Line

Thanks for the information that all of you have provided. As a follow up, I bought some Cabela's Prestige Plus WF5F this past weekend mainly because it was on sale for $20.

The Cabela's line...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-12-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,758
Posted By tbacala
Distance casting goal

The reason for my original post is that I want to give trout fishing a try. I've been assembling gear and doing some back-yard practicing. I want to be reasonably competent before I make a trip and...
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