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Forum: Member Introductions 07-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By dwtalso
Re: Introduction - New Guy

Welcome! :)

Get some waders :). Winter should not stop you from fishing where you are at. You've got good cold weather fishing all around you but waders are a must :).

I wet wade in CO in the...
Forum: Western U.S. 07-23-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By dwtalso
Re: First Tiger Trout

They are the sterile hybrid of a brookie and a brown.
Forum: Western U.S. 07-23-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By dwtalso
Re: First Tiger Trout

Nice! Supposedly those gems are extant in a little creek just a couple of hours from me, but I've yet to find one. I'll have to keep working at it I guess ;).
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
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Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

The book you've got has good info. I think the fly shop that was in Ruidoso has been closed for a few years now and I haven't heard of a new one so you'll need to ask around. The drought and fires...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By dwtalso
Re: We've all played this out time and again

It depends on the situation. Some fish don't seem bothered by the line in the air. For example, I run into cruisers in ponds here and there that don't seem to react to the fly line as it's passing...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By dwtalso
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Come on in, the water is fine :).

The San Juan is one of my winter rivers ;). The Jemez, Pecos, Taos, Valle Vidal, and Valle Caldera areas all contain plenty of great small stream fishing, much of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,535
Posted By dwtalso
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

It's about an hour and ten minutes to the nearest trout water for me (I don't do the stocked ponds and drains in and near Albuquerque unless I absolutely have to). It's at least two hours to reach...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 531
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Laces vs BOA

I've had a BOA wire break and I've had to field repair a knob, both occurred a couple of miles from my vehicle. I carried spare parts with me at the time but when the lace broke I had, for some...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Maybe i spent too much on my 5wt?

I don't regret it. I fished with less expensive rods for most of my life and was happy as could be. Then a shop owner I'd become friends with lent me a Sage for a month and I was forced to admit that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-11-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Trout Stream Investigation

A river system, even a tiny one, is not so fragile that rolling a rock or two will disturb it. If every angler in a high pressure area did it that might be different, but in the vast majority of...
Forum: Other Gear 06-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 703
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Stike Indicator Help

I like yarn, mostly white. I think it's more sensitive while it's drifting than hard indicators or balloons and it seems to cast easier for me. The two down sides I've found are that it gets soaked...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

I'm talking about the same fish :). A shadow crossing their vision has different meaning to them than seeing another fish move about erratically or feeling those movements through their lateral line....
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

Yep. It actually works well, hatch or not. I use it a lot when I'm presenting downstream, especially to spots that I won't/can't get to from downstream or the side. Also, it's worked well for me with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

Two things. First, for most trout darting about and chasing down prey is pretty natural and I don't think they can discern the difference between thrashing and darting, for the most part. But...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-23-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Why do some not catch fish?

I fish places where you will not fish from shore. Ever. There's nothing but a wall of willow, thorns, or canyon/rubble on the banks so you get in the water or you go somewhere else :).

However, I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

I was on the San Juan Saturday and I was reminded of this thread. One of the tactics I use drifting nymphs is to let the line go tight at the bottom of the drift. This swings the nymph upwards...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By dwtalso
Re: The Drag free drift, is it always required?

Some bugs drift along and to imitate those you need to be drag free. Adult mayflies on the surface or in the film, for example. But some bugs twitch and swim: caddis flies skate across the surface...
Forum: The Lodge Den 06-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 349
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Why do some not catch fish?

One of my biggest lessons in river angling has been to check out that spot I'm about to step into or step over. I can't tell you how many times I've spotted/caught fish that were lounging in the...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 06-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By dwtalso
Re: For those who fish in the National Forests

Ok, but a couple of decades ago USFS said that they would limit cutting and thinning because data showed that that was bad, but they would continue to thin areas around power lines and other sparky...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-13-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Skill level- Dries vs nymphs.

I agree with this. Knowing those habits is how an instructor/guide gets a newbie in to fish despite the fact that their skill level is near zero. Imo, the earlier one picks up on this the better...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Skill level- Dries vs nymphs.

No question :)!



Ah, I dunno. We can go round and round on this. Yeah, nymphing is 3d and depth causes challenges. On the other hand, dries are susceptible wind and currents that nymphs are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Is Tenkara a fad?

Are you talking about US anglers? 'Cause it's way past a fad in Japan. They partake in several versions of "Tenkara" and have been for a long, long, long time.

I hope it's not a fad here in the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Skill level- Dries vs nymphs.

I don't see a difference in skills. For dries or nymphs you have to:

1. Find fish.
2. Determine what the fish are eating.
3. Select a fly.
4. Present the fly to the fish.
5. Detect a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,325
Posted By dwtalso
Re: Big fish, small flies

I try to do what silver creek has posted. For the vast majority of my fishing I use 5x. There's a river where I'll use 3x or 4x for streamers but mostly I use 5x.

The exception for me is the San...
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