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  1. #1
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    Default and so it passes....

    wow,
    my last chances for fly fishing went from some to none in a matter of a couple of days as the temps here have gone from steady 50's and 60's to sub freezing temps in the 20's and low 30's
    well, better get out the vice and see what i still got


    casey


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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    Find those spring creeks and break out the STP son of a gun and chapstick to keep those guides clear as long as possible! Or jump in on all the swaps and wow us with tying photos
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    Find those spring creeks and break out the STP son of a gun and chapstick to keep those guides clear as long as possible! Or jump in on all the swaps and wow us with tying photos
    couldn't agree more!

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    just dusted off the old vise been awhile. thanks for the encouragement guys!

    casey


    ARFE

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    This winter I'll starty tying my own flies, but it hasn't gotten cold enough down here yet where I need to put the rod up for the winter.

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    Man, the best time to fish is when it's sub-freezing. Some of my favorite days this year came when the temperature was hovering right around 10*. Nothing beats having an entire stream to yourself.


    But tying works too...

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    Hi Casey,

    Considering where you grew up you well understand the finality of cold here. I haven't began tying flies yet as I've been kept busy plowing snow, not to worry though it's already December 1

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
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  8. #8
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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    After our first snows it got beautiful again, mid 50's and some days of 60 degree temps. Fishing has been slow but kind of steady actually.
    I've been catching nice browns on streamers,little guys on nymphs, and even seen a few rising! Yesterday fished in a T-shirt and jeans.
    Today: 6" of blowing snow, temps in the 20's... Low's around 6 tomorrow should lock it all up for a bit.


    I've been making some Christmas ornament streamers on cotter pins as an affordable gift. Plus it allows me to use up some of the gaudy stuff.


    Who wants a hookless sex dungeon for christmas??!! Just sounds funny...

    Instagram page @tblom77

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    been thinking about tying my own flies for over 10 years now.... still thinking about it as i type this......

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    Default Re: and so it passes....

    Dude, If you've been thinking about it for 10 years, why not?

    A single fly from a nice shop: 2-3$

    All the ingredients to make a certain nymph pattern, probably: $20.

    The difference is that you'll make about 25-50 nymphs of your own for that 20$
    A 10$ rooster pelt will provide hackle for hundreds of flies.

    I used to think of a day losing 5 flies as a '$10 day', now it is like $1.50.

    It depends what you have more of; time or money.

    My favorite days are comparing my own flies side by side with store bought flies, seeing which works better (I contend my own... cough, cough).

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