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Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By tpo
Re: Go to stillwater trout patterns

For the stillwaters I fish here in Northern California, my "go to" flies are:

1) Midges, particularly size 12-14 red pheasant tail blood midge pupa with and without silver brass beads or clear...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 08-25-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By tpo
Re: Stillwater books?

I have one to add to this, I picked it up at a fly shop this past weekend and I really like it. It's available on Amazon for about $7 less than I paid for it, shipping included:

Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By tpo
Re: Morning with the 3wt

I think you have a fever, and the only cure is more fly rod... Go for it!
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By tpo
Re: Morning with the 3wt

I love my 3 weights (so much that I bought a second one). I fish warm waters with size 10 or so panfish flies and have a ball catching bluegill, crappie, etc, and the bonus is that about every 3rd or...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By tpo
Re: Personal best Small Mouth, 23"

Wow, great fish, congrats! What do you think she weighed, 5 lbs or so? I also thinks it's great you released he so quickly, very sporting thing to do. :)

Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 490
Posted By tpo
Re: Advice on a new bass outfit.

If you want to buy one more rod and be able to fish large flies for large bass then I agree a 9' 8wt rod is your best choice. The two rods you then have (5wt and 8wt) would cover all your bass...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By tpo
Re: Float Tube recommendations?

I have the Fish Cat 4, it's a good tube. The Cumberland float tube, I think it's made by Classic Accessories, gets great reviews. I've never used it myself but would look closely if I needed a new...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-29-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By tpo
Re: Weed gaurds

Here's a sample of some of my poppers with weed guards:

I use 20# Mason's hard nylon, other butt material will work too. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By tpo
Re: Loop to Loop connection Leader or nail knot

My personal assessment of the various methods I've used:

Pre-manufactured nylon loop attachment to fly line: works OK generally, I'd say its a pretty good solution for most if your line doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By tpo
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

Give the Palomar a try, but if you change flies with any regularity, I expect you'll find it uses too much tippet and it probably isn't practical on small flies/ small hook eyes. I used the improved...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By tpo
Re: LM Bass rig

A 7 or 8 wt would making casting big bugs easier, and you might enjoy getting a new outfit. Another option to consider is to buy a larger line first, your 6 wt rod will probably cast a 7 wt line...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,229
Posted By tpo
Re: What did you catch this weekend?

I got out once this weekend for a few hours. It was really crowded out there, no surprise I suppose, lots of fishing boats and a ton of ski boats. I was doing battle in my float tube.... At any...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By tpo
Re: New to Bass Fishing

I've been catching some good size bass recently on light tackle, 3 and 4 wt. I was pan fishing with smallish flies and to my surprise the bass were willing takers. I did up my tippet to 2x or 3x and...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By tpo
PB LMB on Fly

I was out on the CA Delta today in my float tube dodging ski boats. Took my 4 wt and was having a good time throwing small flies for gills, redear, and hopefully a few LMB. Was about done for the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-24-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By tpo
Re: My favorite panfish fly is ......

My hot bluegill/ small bass fly is any that includes these:

Size 8-12 3x long hook
Bead or bead chain eyes
Black chenille body (small) sometimes with yellow chenille tied in too
Rubber legs or...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-22-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5,061
Views: 281,510
Posted By tpo
Re: What have you been tying today?

I posted a thread with pics elsewhere on the forum of some 3wt panfishing I've been doing this spring. I've been having a blast with it, and to my surprise its been much more effective for all kinds...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 05-10-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,075
Posted By tpo
Re: 3wt or 4wt for bluegill.

I have both 3 and 4 wt rods and lines. My 3 wt is a 7.5' while my 4's are 8.5', and the 3 wt feels a lot smaller/lighter, its a great rod for bluegill and small bass (I posted something on this in...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-10-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By tpo
Re: 3 wt Joystick

I went back yesterday and fished a while longer, and while I caught some bass again, this was the fish of the day, a pig red ear. As you can see, she's about 11" long and look at the belly, must be...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-08-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By tpo
3 wt Joystick

I did something today I haven't done for nearly 40 years, I went bluegill fishing. I've caught bluegills in recent years, but only when when bass fishing with poppers. So today I went out to the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tube--convince me.

Yes, an anchor will help you out a lot in the wind. I'd recommend getting a 1.5 or 2 lb anchor and keep it in your tube's pocket. I only use it if it gets VERY windy or I get tired after a long day...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,677
Posted By tpo
Re: Snakes!

I had one close encounter with a rattler some years ago when fishing Putah Creek here in NorCal. While moving upstream along the bank I noticed one sunning himself about 3' from where I was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 834
Posted By tpo
Re: Float tube--convince me.

I agree with with what others have posted about float tubes. I think they'd be an ideal way to fish small ponds/lakes (I use mine mostly on some very big waters here in CA). One really nice feature...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 04-20-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By tpo
Re: Fishing Chironomids - 04/19/2015

I love fishing chironomids at my favorite trout lake (Lake Davis) here in California. I fish them under bobbers sometimes too, but the method I've had a lot of luck with is a fishing them with a 9'...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By tpo
Re: Cabelas Prestige Plus Intermediate Line

This is a copy of the reply I wrote to a question about Clear Intermediate lines in a recent post:

Here's proof I have too much stuff: I have three clear intermediate lines in 5-6 wt:

Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By tpo
Re: Fish Stillwaters Alone or with Fishing buddys??

I prefer to fish with someone for safety reasons and to split the cost, but I go by myself a lot out of necessity. I have a 10' boat and two is a crowd in it; float tubing with a buddy works great,...
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