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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 377
Posted By depenner
Re: My built in fire alarms are chuping. WHY??

This happened last month with our hard-wired detectors. As others have mentioned, there is a back-up battery in each detector; one or more needs to be replaced.

My question is why inanimate...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 834
Posted By depenner
Re: New 'old dog' and a new 'best friend?'

Oh, yeah, I know this story. We put down our second shorthair nearly three years ago. One of the worst days of my life (still almost makes me cry). My wife and I talked about taking a "break" from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By depenner
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

We are clearly not related :D (although you sound like you could be related to two of my brothers).

I have gotten better about keeping things around for awhile; but only because I've managed to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By depenner
Re: What to do with flies you don't use

Larry

PM your info and I'll get them to you.

david

ps, do you need name, size info?
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By depenner
What to do with flies you don't use

I'm sure I'm not unique in this, but I have a number of flies that I've tied up over the years that are just sitting in boxes. Most I'll probably never use (they looked interesting, and I thought...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By depenner
Re: Right hander trying to teach left hander.

I'm definitely right-handed. But, I'm a woodworker and at times find myself having to use my left hand to do something; so, I'm somewhat comfortable using my left hand.

I didn't find it difficult...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 354
Posted By depenner
Re: Right hander trying to teach left hander.

[QUOTE=amertens;707013]So this isn't really a question or much of a topic, but I am right handed and was showing my left handed buddy who recently started fly fishing a few simple flies....

Please...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By depenner
Re: Lake cottage find. Dickerson bamboo, old Medalist and flies.

You'll get a lot of help and information on the Classic Fly Rod Forum.

david
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By depenner
Re: My philosophical $0.02

I've come to realize that my starting point is "I'm having a good day." After all, I've the opportunity to go fishing. Add to that the beautiful places I get to see and the different animals (wild...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By depenner
Re: Kayak Fishing

I didn't find the position relative to the water to be a problem (I had a WS 120 Commander), but points two and three strike home and are the main reasons (especially point 3) I sold my kayak.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 645
Posted By depenner
Re: Confession...

+1 for me, too. I have a number of 7 1/2' glass rods, and find this especially useful with these rods.

david
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By depenner
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By depenner
Re: Thief stole my fish and fly.

Somebody sent me a link a few years ago from Youtube of guys salmon fishing in the Northwest. Guy has a nice size fish on when a killer whale decided to have a snack. All that was left was the head....
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By depenner
Don't be lazy--check that tippett

Was out smallmouth fishing in a nice wadable river. Five hours of great fishing on a beautiful summer day. This river isn't known for huge fish--most are in the 9" +/- range. Large is 12-14". Got the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By depenner
Cocoons Sunglasses question

I've been using Cocoons with an amber lens for the last few years and have been happy with their performance (forget about how they look--my wife walks 10 steps in front of me if I'm wearing them).
...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By depenner
Re: Fiberglass might be the answer

I, too, started off with graphite, but could never get comfortable with my first rod (Cabela's L-tech). I can't remember how I got onto the Fiberglass Fly Rodders board, but I became intrigued. Nine...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By depenner
Re: What and where can I buy one of these!?

I picked up a box (empty, of course) exactly like that at Michael's craft store last year.

david
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By depenner
Re: Favorite Old Rod

I, too, do like old rods.

50's Heddon that I rebuilt this winter--replaced the guides, converted the metal ferrule to a spigot. This is my small, small water rod. Loves a 4DT and can handle just a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By depenner
Re: Question for those with the Patagonia sling pack

I glued a few pieces of velcro to the outside of the small pocket and just took the foam patch that is inside the small pocket and stuck it on the outside. It's been working for me the last 2 years....
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,119
Posted By depenner
Re: Dear God, the NE tiers of States are about to get pounded with more snow.

Snow levels in Madison haven't been too bad this year--just bloody cold. We average about 50" or so most winters; but a few years back it started in early December and never stopped snowing. Every...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By depenner
Re: What ever happened to Sharkskin?

I must have bought a bag from the same guy. Great quality and a lot of different types of furs. Having the names on the back of each piece is very handy.

david
Forum: Other Gear 04-02-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By depenner
Re: Selecting a kayak paddle

Trouter

If you ever get up to WI to fish the Driftless you might want to take a trip to Rutabaga in Madison. Great kayak/canoe place with very knowledgable people and an extensive selection of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By depenner
Re: Techniques for very narrow creeks

Oh, no, another fly rod? Well, if that is what it takes, that's what I'll have to do :) .
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By depenner
Re: Techniques for very narrow creeks

The knee pads idea sounds good.

I started this thread because this is the type of challenge that got me interested in fly fishing to begin with. I think I've got enough ideas to just get out and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By depenner
Re: Techniques for very narrow creeks

yeah, this looks a lot like what I'm talking about.

I appreciate the pointers. I don't have any problems trying lot of different ideas--floating flies downstream (thanks for the pointer on...
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