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    Today, 11:02 AM
    trout trekker replied to a thread tubes in Other Gear
    Hi, Since I have to carry them in anyway and I use them to get me there, I've been using these for decades on pack in trips. This is...
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    Today, 02:16 AM
    Simms will send you a 20 for $30, I know that's not as rich as an Abel but they do say Simms on them :) No doubt you have the waders with the...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Boxes in Fly Reels
    I've always been a box & papers keeper Bob, Over the years I've sold somewhere around 30 + reels. I believe I get my prices because I have the kit...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    For those who fish the 2 hand rods I posted what you could call a fishing report here >...
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    Welcome to the forum and I hope you'll hang around with us here :) Ard
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    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    You've got 6 days :)
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    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Hi Ray, I'm still home due to wind and rain that just let up. Not sure if I'll go out for the evening or wait to see what tomorrow brings. Living...
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    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    I just got off the phone with his friend JD, there has been no significant change in Fred's condition. He remains in care and still has no use of his...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    I see no reason why not, it will be a little heavier than the new generation reels but they are solid stuff. I assume you are talking about an older...
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    I'm not saying that the self inflating types are best but they tend to be less restrictive and people will wear them. They can be a pain taking them...
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    Yesterday, 12:06 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Pedal Power in Kayak/SUP Discussion
    Wind speeds up to 14mph and raining pretty good right now guys, I'm staying home today I think.
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Pedal Power in Kayak/SUP Discussion
    I've yet to take one out in the salt but sooner or later I may. I met a guy years ago who had taken one from Whittier to Seward along the coast. He...
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    Good to see the place, wow! You'd probably enjoy fishing with me because I have been a member of the she-it happens club myself for over 50 years....
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Ard replied to a thread Pedal Power in Kayak/SUP Discussion
    Getting it here right now Larry, that's why I'm still here at home. I'm thinking that with the rain over the past 3 days I'll be able to take the big...
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    09-23-2018, 10:43 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Western Oregon in Travel Tips Section
    The only guy I know down there is Nate Bailey; Nate Bailey - Fly fishing Guide, Casting instructor | Fly dreamers directory I hired his service...
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    09-23-2018, 07:51 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Fall fishing in General Discussion
    My favorite season because I am often alone on my rivers here. Any fishing report posts will show up on my blog here attached to my profile. I used...
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    09-23-2018, 04:19 PM
    I don't do much drift fishing any more but 2 things I remember are you need to be fast and accurate unless you are floating some slow water. Second...
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    09-22-2018, 04:26 PM
    Nice Rick, You should open a blog on your profile and save this. Easy to do, open the post in edit form then block and copy everything. Then go to...
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    09-22-2018, 04:20 PM
    Software and platforms can crash, depending on the level of expertise the owners have and the type of software they use it could be a while until...
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    09-22-2018, 03:38 PM
    Hey Bob, I've suggested them before and I'll do it again.............. Maybe you have one maybe not but for a few bucks they make life...
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    09-22-2018, 12:17 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    Hi Dillon, I do many on the rivers closest to home but anything 3 hours or more away I only do extended stays. I'm fortunate that there is a river...
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    09-22-2018, 12:03 PM
    Hi, The business of spooling the line and then the backing to check capacity has always sounded like an urban legend to me. Anyone who has ever...
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    09-21-2018, 02:45 PM
    trout trekker replied to a thread tubes in Other Gear
    Their popularity varies by region, in many of our higher altitude lakes that require you to carry in whatever you wish to float with, they still...
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    09-21-2018, 01:48 PM
    trout trekker replied to a thread Day trips in General Discussion
    I live on a mostly rural plateau near the western portal of a National Forest. My home river can be reached by road in fifteen minutes or by mountain...
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    09-19-2018, 09:26 PM
    Ard replied to a thread Pedal Power in Kayak/SUP Discussion
    Looks interesting but the close up photos make it hard to understand what I'm seeing. Maybe when you test things out you could get some photos of the...
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    09-18-2018, 11:21 PM
    Hi Scotty, I was going to message you this morning when I read your post but didn't take time, I left for the river. Let this be a lesson;...
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    09-18-2018, 11:42 AM
    We would need to fish together in order for me to clearly show you how I accomplish what I consider effective presentation of a wet fly. Whatever...
    32 replies | 662 view(s)
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Early years, typical kid that happened to prefer a fly rod, but Iím fluent with many types of fishing equipment.

Past fly fishing business background:

I came to the fly fishing business in my twenties.
Fly shop owner, partner and manager in multiple stores.
Licensed guide, outfitter and hosted fly fishing travel coordinator / trip leader: California, western U.S., Florida and the Caribbean.
Fly fishing destination developer.
Pro staff and guide program member with several brands and lodges.
Previously a specialty and contract tier with Riverborn, Saltwater Innovations and Umpqua.
Fly Fishing, Fly tying and casting instructor.
Exhibitor, Guest Speaker and Demonstration Tier at fly & sportsmanís shows, fly fishing clubs, fly shops & conclaves.
Retail fly fishing product development consultant with several firms.
Contributing tier to the book ď Trout Flies of the West ", authors Jim Schollmeyer & Ted Leeson.
Author of articles dealing with the west coast saltwater scene and lesser known inland fisheries.

Life Time Member, Federation of Fly Fishers.

Currently: Resource Management & just another guy on the river.

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Western Portal Sequoia National Forest / Kern River.
Fly fishing for just about anything, cycling, boating and exploring the world we live in.


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