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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    flav replied to a thread Orange & Black Midge in Flies
    Halloween midge.
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    10-14-2018, 10:40 PM
    flav replied to a thread Reel Identification Help in Fly Reels
    Yes, definitely the old Lamson saltwater series. I believe there was a bonefish, permit, and tarpon model. There was a salmon and a steelhead...
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    10-11-2018, 10:50 PM
    flav replied to a thread Fly tying memories in General Discussion
    I was about 10. My first fly had a sewing thread body and a tail and wing of fibers from a mallard flank feather I found by the pond near my house. I...
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    10-11-2018, 04:10 PM
    flav replied to a thread I have my doubts. in Fly Lines
    I've used all different kinds of leaders over the years and given them a fair shake. Furled leaders are great, they're not my favorite, but they do...
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    10-10-2018, 08:12 PM
    flav replied to a thread Yakima River in Pacific Northwest
    I've only fished the river once in the fall. It's a nice river, especially nice for wading at this time because levels drop after irrigation season...
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    10-08-2018, 09:35 PM
    You can clean your gear as much as you want, or not at all (I lean towards not at all), but it's pretty much inevitable that the tip of your floating...
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    10-07-2018, 08:42 PM
    Definitely a rainbow or cuttbow, I lean towards it being a cuttbow.
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    10-05-2018, 08:22 AM
    flav replied to a thread Good affordable reel? in Fly Reels
    The new redesigned medalists are actually spring and pawl, and they're a really nice reel for the money. They're now fully machined instead of...
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    10-03-2018, 08:11 PM
    flav replied to a thread New Mexico Pigs in Rocky Mountain Range
    Yes, Mike, nice photos of some beautiful trout. I always thought I wanted to fish the SJ, but the more pictures I see of crowds and hatchery fish...
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    10-03-2018, 04:45 PM
    Of course you can drift nymphs downstream of your position. The downside is that you may need to feed out line and your drift could be shorter, so...
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    10-02-2018, 12:51 PM
    flav replied to a thread Long 5 and 6wts for Lakes in Fly Rods
    I actually prefer shorter rods out of a toon or tube. The main deal for me is it makes landing fish so much easier because I use a dehooking tool or...
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    10-01-2018, 10:22 PM
    I've built on several pacbay and batson blanks and haven't been too impressed, too stiff and tippy for me. My favorite trout blank is the MHX....
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    10-01-2018, 10:10 PM
    flav replied to a thread October Caddis in Flies
    I've always skated and swung orange bodied flies in October on the lower river, and several other rivers as well. Both trout and steelhead like them,...
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    10-01-2018, 09:52 PM
    Don't file the reel foot, I've known guys who have, and every one was sorry they did. If nothing else it usually looks crappy, but it also reduces...
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    10-01-2018, 09:39 PM
    Are you telling me that guys think that being able to cast farther will make them a better fisherman? Next you're going to tell me that guys will buy...
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    09-30-2018, 10:48 AM
    I think the liqud would fit the bill nicely. I have a litespeed I use in the salt and the lamson style drag is pretty well sealed. It may be cast...
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    09-29-2018, 12:13 AM
    flav replied to a thread Trips and Rods in General Discussion
    For extended trout trips I carry three rods, two I plan to use and one backup. I use an 8'6" 3 wt for dries, and a 9' 4 wt for nymphs and streamers,...
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    09-27-2018, 10:40 PM
    I fish with a backpack a lot. Mine is smaller than the simms bag, though, and all it carries is extra gear like a jacket, lunch, drinks, and dry...
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    09-25-2018, 09:52 PM
    Just curious if it's the extra .9 ouches that you feel or the way it's distributed. I had I rod that I built that felt a tad heavy when I fished...
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    09-24-2018, 09:24 AM
    flav replied to a thread Western Oregon in Travel Tips Section
    If you want smaller streams and wild trout closer to PDX the best options are the coast range and the streams up in the cascades. I've never been too...
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    09-21-2018, 12:34 PM
    I wouldn't be surprised if the dorms have storage for gear like fly rods, I know the dorms in Montana have gun lockers. My son kept a quiver of rods...
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    09-20-2018, 09:28 PM
    flav replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    I love day trips. I have never had the desire to fish from dawn to dusk. I have almost always made a point of living near fairly good fishing so I...
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    09-20-2018, 09:06 PM
    Lots of good rod suggestions, and I think you won't go wrong with any of the TFO, Echo, or Reddington rods others recommended. UW has a fly...
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    09-20-2018, 02:43 PM
    I give you credit for sticking with the trout spey, although where you live is probably about as good a place as it gets to swing streamers for...
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    09-19-2018, 03:18 PM
    Randy, I know someone asked, but I didn't see an answer to whether you're swinging for salmon or steelhead, or for trout? In my experience the...
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    09-19-2018, 09:02 AM
    flav replied to a thread 7 foot or 8 foot in Fly Rods
    With a shorter rod you sacrifice a little casting distance, but probably more importantly you lose some line control. If most of your fishing is...
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    09-18-2018, 03:53 PM
    Definitely, Dillon, fishing a waker is very enlightening. It gives you a lot of insight on how a subsurface fly might move on the swing, and how what...
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    09-17-2018, 08:48 PM
    flav replied to a thread Line to leader connections in Fly Lines
    I like the loop to loop connection with a perfection loop in the mono. If you're using a straight leader, though, you have to make it pretty thick...
    5 replies | 205 view(s)
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