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Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By al_a
Re: need your trip suggestions--Kansas to Washington, DC

I can speak about Missouri...assuming you're coming across I-70, everything worth fishing except for a few obscure streams is well south, at least a couple hours off I-70. But depending upon where...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By al_a
Re: 4 or 5 wt?

Definitely I'd get the 4 wt. As was said above, it seems a little pointless to get a rod only one weight lighter than what you already have, since it probably won't do much significantly better than...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-01-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,901
Posted By al_a
Re: how often do you keep your catch?

I too love to eat fish, and just can't understand people who say they don't like them...I suspect that they've never had fish of a good species taken care of properly and prepared well. I have a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By al_a
Re: Montana fishing, Livingston,Pray area

Yellowstone is almost certain unfishable, so a float trip is out of the picture, and the wading size creeks in the area are probably in the same fix, so that leaves you the spring creeks. Make a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By al_a
Re: Total species

Life list for the fly rod:

Largemouth
Smallmouth
Spotted bass
redeye bass
rock bass
shadow bass
bluegill
green sunfish
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By al_a
Re: Newby

I'll also agree that the St. Croix is an excellent rod. Try before buying, but it's worth the money.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By al_a
Re: Now that's crazy

The most troubling part of the Wyoming law is that you don't have to be trespassing on PRIVATE land. Under the vague wording of the law, you apparently can't even gather data on polluting activities...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By al_a
Re: Dream Fly Fishing Trip for Father/Son

Just a thought...finding good fishing plus at least a bit of near solitude in Yellowstone Park absolutely requires hiking or horseback riding. As much as I love Yellowstone...as a wildlife artist...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,292
Posted By al_a
Re: So you caught a sucker/fallfish what do you do?

I have a deep aversion to killing any fish that is native to the water you caught it from, unless you're going to eat it. Somebody above said that they'd hate to see how many drum there would be if...
Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By al_a
Re: airline travel/carryon/personal item??

I think the pre-check is somewhat random, but you're more likely to get it if you fly frequently. If you fly much at all, however, you might want to get on the permanent pre-check list. You do it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By al_a
Re: airline travel/carryon/personal item??

A lot depends upon the particular plane you're flying on. For instance, a trip from St. Louis to Bozeman MT usually involves either a smaller plane from STL to Minneapolis and a bigger one to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By al_a
Re: How can you tell that your nymphs are reaching bottom

Unlike cab, I like Thingamabobbers. I usually add a little more weight than I think is necessary...in fact, in fishing the kind of fairly fast-moving water that I'm often nymphing on rivers like the...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-12-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,084
Posted By al_a
Re: Cushy Scenic Float Trip Wanted

Yeah, depending upon the snowpack and weather, first week in July could still see high water on some streams, which makes choosing one stream a long way ahead of time a bit of a gamble. I'd make...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,440
Posted By al_a
Re: where are the most famous place to fly fish?

For me, "famous" destinations sometimes disappoint because of the crowds. The San Juan, Bighorn, Frying Pan, South Platte, White, Kenai...I've fished them all and all have fallen into that category....
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By al_a
Re: Grass Carp???

It appears to me that they are only susceptible to fly fishing under certain situations. They are mostly plant eaters, but if there is a huge supply of certain insects, like hoppers, they might...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,586
Posted By al_a
Re: Snakes!

i think it's situational. I'll usually kill a copperhead that is in my yard, because that's approaching an unacceptable risk and that's MY territory. I'd never kill one otherwise, because when I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By al_a
Re: Tactics for blown out or muddy creeks?

True, it also means that light has to travel that 6 inches down into the water, bounce off the object, and then travel another 6 inches to reach the fish's eyes. So it isn't quite as simple as just...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By al_a
Re: Tactics for blown out or muddy creeks?

Silver's advice in the other thread is about as good as it gets. I think a lot of anglers don't realize how much muddy water changes things, especially how it changes where fish lie and feed. Let's...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By al_a
Re: Boats and other things that float

6 solo canoes--one each for my wife and I at our Montana place, a glass "fast" canoe for fishing rivers with lots of dead water to paddle through, my all purpose Ozark stream canoe, my OLD all...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By al_a
Re: Raptor identification

I'm calling it a sharp-shinned, based upon a few things...

The eyes on Cooper's Hawks are placed well forward of the center of the head between beak and back of head, eyes on Sharpies are close to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,328
Posted By al_a
Re: The best caster

There are so many things that go into being a good angler...knowing the biology of the fish you're after, reading water, presenting flies, getting good drifts, etc. Casting is only one component. ...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By al_a
Re: walleye in small pond?

No way they'd ever reproduce. Just about any kind of fish more or less native to the area could live for a while anyway in a pond like that. I have a pond a little less than an acre next to the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,924
Posted By al_a
Re: Snakes on my Brain

Cottonmouths are definitely a southern species, but you should tell some of the Missouri ones they don't like cold water. One almost surefire place to find a few cottonmouths is a certain side...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,924
Posted By al_a
Re: Snakes on my Brain

I live in Missouri and Montana. In Missouri we have lots of copperheads, timber rattlers are fairly rare but present, cottonmouths are not common in the Ozark streams but some streams have pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By al_a
Re: Hawaii suggestions?

Another option, though not one I'd consider unless I was already going to be on the island, is that there is some pretty interesting stream fishing for smallmouth bass on the island of Kauai. And...
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