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Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Pere Marquette River

Counting the days... First weekend in March and I'll be fishing the PM for some Steel.

You've gotten great advice here. Stones, Hex, Pheasant Tails, Caddis, Glo Bugs, Nuke Eggs. If you're...
Forum: Fly Reels 12-02-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abercrombie & Fitch reel - Uniqua?

I'm not discounting the team of flyfishers we have here at NAFF - so don't jump on me! But the guys over at the Classic Fly Rod Forum are well tuned with these old reels too and might be worth a...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 12-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Muir Woods coho salmon vanish

I've stood on the bridge in the article and watched small salmon (2 inch fish) feed in the past. Sad.
Forum: Fly Fishing Reels Classifieds 11-16-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Hatch 4 Plus Finatic

What color? Interested.
Forum: Gear Reviews 11-15-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,320
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel Nipper

Here here! Love mine!
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 943
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Wading jackets

Generally, when I fish I fish all day - not just a few hours. I also do not let rain deter me from fishing, especially if I'm on a week long vacation or traveled to fish steelhead. For me, I need a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 11-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Poudre

Leaving the lower canyon today I found not one but two fly rods in the middle of the road. I stopped to pick them up but they both were damaged pretty good. One was a TFO with a black Bauer reel. The...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-28-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Greeley Colorado area

I fished the Big T two weekends ago. I did fine and saw plenty of fish. I thought long and hard about the St. Vrain. That is one nice looking piece of water. The numbers are the numbers but I did...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-24-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: nice brook trout

Dude - I swear I saw your truck parked on Thompson Canyon road on Sunday when I was changing to leave after fishing. I was admiring the wheels. Awesome truck. Great blog/pix too.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-18-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: South Boulder

I fished it today with limited success. Saw a PMD hatch late morning and a small caddis hatch early afternoon.

I started at the parking spot just downstream from the water works facility. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Presenting a Dry Fly to Rising Trout

It's posts like this that make me realize that I know very little about flyfishing even after almost 15 years. And after all that time, if I don't know it, will I ever? Yes, flyfishing is a journey...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Not a good read.

I've seen some of this fungus on the South Platte. I'm not sure if it's related or not but it does kill the fish and I thought the same thing about it looking like Salmon towards the end of their...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Lamson Speedster for life?

Depends on what feels right to you in terms of weight and balance. I use an Abel Super 6N on my Sage ONE 690-4 and it's perfect for me. Ideal, actually.

Cheers,
Mike.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,488
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Abel's forthcoming Sealed Drag Reel

I can't count how many steelhead and salmon I've landed on Great Lake tribs fishing with Abel Reels. Too many to count. I've never. Ever. Had an issue with the cork drag not doing its job. Rain....
Forum: Fly Reels 10-02-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Reel for G Loomis NRX 9' 9wt

I have a Hatch 7+ mid arbor on my NRX 9 weight. Awesome set up. I use the reel for an 8 weight switch too and with a switch Spey 8/9 line there is still plenty of room on it for me.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Icey Mud flow..

Wow, that's too bad. I'm assuming the picture in the post is the stream and the video is what has happened to it. I can't imagine such a thing but the video sure is graphic.
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,283
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Expensive reel for a 3 wt rod?

Help me understand that logic, please. You don't "need" an expensive reel on a 3 weight. In fact, you don't "need" anything that is more expensive than the least expensive option on anything. You...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-07-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: On places like the South Platte, would you say...

I have a little bit of a different perspective. I appreciate the the crowding of people in the mountains is because we all want to enjoy the spectacular resources. When I fished 11 Mile Canyon a...
Forum: Other Gear 09-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Need advice on cold weather fly fishing gloves

I've yet to find a glove that I can tie knots with that are not fingerless. The foldover mitts are what I use when it is simply brutal or the wind is driving snow and cold rain - but they are a PITA...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Addiction

Dude. You only have 1 pair? I have 5! LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Who's using the Tapatalk App??

I don't use it. Don't like it.
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-01-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By chi flyfisher
Forum: Fly Lines 08-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I agree with you on the GPX. A beginner line is actually an apt description for me because as I've become a better caster I've come to really dislike it unless I'm throwing junk in close.

My...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: What's best for my z-axis 590?

I've fished GPX on my Z-Axis rods for years. It is the first line I bought for my Z's when I first bought the rod and I'm now on my second line for my 4 weight. My point is I've been fishing with...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-29-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By chi flyfisher
Re: Last minute help needed. going to Chicago for the weekend,,,, where to fish?

There is no trout fishing unless you want to drive into Wisconsin or Michigan. Your best best depending on what part of Chicago you're in is to target smallies in a couple different rivers - not my...
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