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Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By jbird
Re: nautilus

That is unusual. I didnt know Nautilus made rods and Im betting its a different brand from the Nautilus we know. Do you have a picture of the label?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 02-18-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By jbird
Re: Baby trout

Very nice color and shape! It is very rewarding making balsa poppers from scratch isnt it!

One thing to watch out for is your hook gap. Try to get your body riding higher on the hook. If you...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-18-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 691
Posted By jbird
Re: 19 Days Until Wisconsin Opener

Amen to that brother!!!
Forum: Entomology 02-16-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By jbird
Re: Bug pics thread

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/jbird35/DSC01779.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jbird35/media/DSC01779.jpg.html)
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Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,840
Posted By jbird
Re: When Did The Rules Change, and Why Am I The Last To Know?

Jerry Im so sorry to hear of your series of run ins with douche bags. They definitely are growing in population. The American greed machine is a bit unnerving.
I have read this thread and hevent...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-04-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By jbird
Re: Rigging for Tuna and Billfish

it sounds like you are very well equiped for both species. The shooting head is going to give you the quick descent you need for tuna. The only downside is the mono type running lines can be unruly....
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By jbird
Re: Shooting line to backing?

wjc explained everything you need to know. If youre putting a standard 90+ foot flyline on the reel, cut the running line off. You dont need it. it is specifically for shooting heads
Forum: Fly Reels 01-29-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 860
Posted By jbird
Re: A reel that sings

G Loomis Venture 5 Silver Fly Reel with Soft Case | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/G-Loomis-Venture-5-Silver-Fly-Reel-with-Soft-Case-/371245090474?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566fee86aa)

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Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,114
Posted By jbird
Re: 2015 Fly Fishing Goals

Feel the cool rush of water against my legs as I take in the fresh air. It's been awhile.

Tell my wife I love her every single day.


Thank God for every day. Good or bad.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By jbird
Re: Workweek Cabin Fever (fly box art)

Beautiful! Thanx for sharing ;)

I wonder what kind of coating would work to preserve the art?
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 01-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,517
Posted By jbird
Re: General Discussion for Smallmouth

Not a whole lot to add. They do love BIG flies. REALLY BIG! They can be as finicky as carp one day and as gluttonous as bluegill the next. I think I learned more about smallies sight fishing to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-26-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,636
Views: 62,014
Posted By jbird
Re: Show us Your Photography

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/jbird35/jbird35085/JDS_4269_zpsff0rlc6x.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jbird35/media/jbird35085/JDS_4269_zpsff0rlc6x.jpg.html)
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Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 978
Posted By jbird
Re: What am I missing?

I caught my first 300 or so steelhead on a st croix avid, a phlueger medalist and some cortland 333 floating line. Once I realized I was addicted to the darn things I started moving up in quality. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-24-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By jbird
Re: Poonado !

When I saw the title of your post i thought a water spout had sucked up a school of tarpon and dropped them on a parade, wreaking havoc on a small, unassuming town ;)
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By jbird
Re: Moving to Portland

Im also in process of moving to portland. Have a look at Henry Hagg Lake. The state record smallie has come from there a couple times. Theres good LMB fishing too. They do stock it with trout as...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-23-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By jbird
Re: Mylar minnow pattern I was playing with last night.

Its got a nice profile and color! I LOVE that hook. My only concern is how it will swim. If the bass are aggressive and in the mood to hammer something the second it hits the water, Im sure it...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By jbird
Re: Keepemwet Photos... Wow!

Joe. Maybe you could edit your post and add a link to the thread? Great idea by the way to talk about it in a new thread. It is a humbling array of images for sure!!
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-21-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By jbird
Re: loreto mexico

Clousers and zonkers and crazy charlies will be good from the beach. That time of year should have sierra so bring wire leader. You should find some lady fish and the odd Jack crevalle and maybe a...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 01-20-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,807
Posted By jbird
re: Keepemwet Photo Contest is Now Open for Judging--Place a "Like" on Your Favorites!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/jbird35/970378143_dnoid-XL1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/jbird35/media/970378143_dnoid-XL1.jpg.html)

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Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By jbird
Re: Hey Friends!

It woulda been funner to show you ;) Nice avatar btw!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4DwpS3QavE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqQBc26t-RA
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By jbird
Re: Hey Friends!

Thanks John! Im afraid not. It means I cant take it anymore and Im leaving anyway. LOL
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By jbird
Hey Friends!

Just thought Id pop in and say hi :) to my favorite fly fishing community. I havent been doing much internet com, lately.

I really enjoyed the company I found on this site and just wanted to say...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,000
Posted By jbird
Re: Whatever happened to mridenour?

hi Mike. Glad youre back. Like everyone else. I never took offense to anything youve said. I didnt even notice you were gone. Partially because Im not here that much lately (Im kind of in a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By jbird
Re: Which river for bigger Chum salmon in Nov?

Chums are awesome! They only hve a bad rap cause they aren't very tasty. They're my second favorite flyrod salmon behind Coho. Great pics! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-11-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 863
Posted By jbird
Re: Brrrrrrrrrr.......

This was taken in my backyard thismorning

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/jbird35/jbird35053/JDS_3724_zps5b080d8f.jpg...
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