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Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 701
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: What happened over the 4th of July weekend

Looks real nasty. Hope you heal quickly and get back to the things you enjoy - just don't push it.

All the best.

Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By BigJim2x

I live in MN but never heard of this; time to share:

Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 07-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 376
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Route Advice Sought.....

If you take I-90 through SD don't forget to stop at the Corn Palace in Mitchel SD.

Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,001
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Solo canoe Fly fishing?

On flatwater when there is no wind you can stand and cast but as mentioned previously you need to be aware of yourself when setting the hook. You should not stand in moving water but casting from a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,156
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: How realistic is a career as a fly fishing guide?

Two that come to mind; Ernest Schwiebert was an Architect with a Phd and Gary Borger is a Biology Professor with UW Wausa - there are many noted ff that have degrees in Environmental and natural...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-21-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: St. Croix Imperial vs. Avid

I have an 8' 3 wt Avid that is 10 yrs old and a 8.5' 5/6 wt Imperial that is 20 yrs old. I use the Avid for dries or light nymphs and the 5/6 Imperial for everything else. The Imperial works great...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,249
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: On the idea that using UL fly rods demonstrates "expertise"

I didn't pick up a fly rod until the age most fly rodders had attained a modicum of expertise, fished a couple of times and set it aside for a couple decades and took it up again a couple of years...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Video: How Wolves Change Rivers

This had been posted before and I did not comment at the time - interesting video but...towards the end it is stated that the river is straightening. :confused: River sinuosity is a natural and...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-05-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 213
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Joni's Birthday

Happy Birthday Joni

Forum: Fly Reels 06-05-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: High end reels.

I have 3 Ross Gunnison reels that I bought in the mid '90s and I like them very much. They look great and work flawlessly. I would suggest that the Ross Reels are a mid level reel. Last year Abel...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-02-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Happy Birthday Mojo!

Best wishes on the day.

National Parks Golden Eagle Pass - a one time $10 and good for the rest of your natural born days in any and all National Parks. Not that I ever had one.

Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Stillwater

Although not specifically stillwater, the warmwater fly fishing forum holds many threads that are stillwater. I have not used a fly rod on stillwater yet but intend to give it a go at some point. ...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Fathers Day Fishing?

It is an odd fact of life that Mothers Day we need to pamper and feed our mothers and wives and on Fathers Day do the same again.

Forum: The Lodge Den 05-28-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 241
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Happy Birthday Fredaevans!

Happy Birthday Fred.

Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: A MUST LISTEN for all Fly Fishers

Thanks Silver. I had to chuckle with his answer to question six. Regarding question eight - if fishing pressure decreases the young ones coming up are not as educated and eventually, at least I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-14-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Must see!

Cool, thanks for sharing. I got to see a great moonrise.

Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Glass Rod

Rock, I think the Orvis rods are specifically 7' for a 3 weight, 7 1/2' for a 4 weight and 8' for a 5 weight. Scotts 4 weight is 7'7" with a couple of 3 weights: one at 6'6" and one at 7'.

I am...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: The Gunnison is back!

Cool :clap: I have a couple of G1s and a G2 that I bought new a couple of decades ago - the've held up so well I probably won't be adding to them but I wish Ross the best of luck.

Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: First time using flyfishing guide

There is a new shop in Preston MN called Drftless Fly Fishing. Mel is a great guy, not well stocked and does some guiding. You might at least stop by. He hasn't quit his day job so very limited...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Pflueger Sal Trout 1558

dplank, you probably shouldn't post your email. Best to conduct private information via the pm function. If you are not familiar with pm (private message)you should learn it and use it.

Just a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Full eclips of the moon tonight!

Cool! :thumbsup: Didn't see it myself but those are great pics. Thanks for sharing.

Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 254
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Full eclips of the moon tonight!

Lunar eclipses come in pairs and this round is a quad over the next 18 months. I think it is October 2014, April 2015 and September 2015.

Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Question on Handheld GPS Units

Thanks guys, I hadn't considered that a gps and software could give me property lines/owner information for permission to fish.

Most of my fishing has been on public access ways, I haven't hunted...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: A traffic jam 'redefined.' :>)

I'm glad the little guy finally figured it out. Cool video, thanks for posting it.

I wonder if they were running from the same caldera event the buffalo were fleeing? :D

Forum: Fly Rods 03-29-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By BigJim2x
Re: Anybody fish a Winston IM6 8' 5-weight?

Step 1: get yourself an 8' 5 weight... :D

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