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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Ard
Going Ice Breaking In The Morning;

You guys will have to keep things going through the night and tomorrow, I've gotta hit the hay and go break some ice. The weather is changing way faster than I had thought and the rivers up north...
Forum: Fly Rods Yesterday, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Ard
Re: I don't need, but want an 8wt

Welcome to the forum,

I can't help with this rod choice but I'm sure some of the guys are gonna give their thoughts.

Good to have you posting with us here :)

Ard
Forum: Flies Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Ard
Re: Help Identifying a fly

I've never seen one just like that but it has the look of something you would use for silvers here.

By the way, you can use the same technique you used to put that one image in to post ten into...
Forum: Flies Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Ard
Re: Help Identifying a fly

Hi,

Bad link, I get an error page.

Ard
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

It's what I wrote on the signature line ten years ago Dave when I joined the forum group, many things have changed but that saying holds true I think. I used to live in Pennsylvania and so understand...
Forum: Fly Lines Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By Ard
Re: Question about fly line maintenance

I'll break rank here and admit to using line dressings. Two products; Umpqua Glide and Overton's Supreme silicon paste. The Overton product is something new, I figured that their Wonder Wax was so...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

That should work Steve, when I see a number in the posting info under the green boxes I click there too. I was able to read and comment, I do hope this isn't one of those things where I can see and...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By Ard
Re: High-Sticking with Short, lightweight rods

As long that you match the size of the rod to the size of the creek it's going to work great. That's always been my experience whether dry fly, streamer, or nymph fishing.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By Ard
Re: Sink tip streamer fishing for smallmouth - too heavy.

There will be no calls for your head from me. I haven't touched a ten or fifteen foot sink tip for many years. The mini head system I demonstrated in a video I made (posted in the Spey sub forums)...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Ard
Re: Mouse Fishin'

I ask because a number of years ago my wife and I were outside at the cabin at about 1:00 AM on a very cold February morning to see if there were any active northern lights, we saw something and to...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

I'll get back there and look things over, I'll leave a few comments so you know your effort wasn't in vain. I am just looking through threads now and have to go stack more wood, it's getting cold...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By Ard
Re: Fly Fishing Go Bag/Bug Out Bag

Creature of habit here, been using the same bag for about 33 years. In my other life I was a grouse hunter who trained pointers. I belonged to the Ruffed Grouse Society and at the 1884 / 85 banquet I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By Ard
Re: Mouse Fishin'

I want to hear about the UFO bud!
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-16-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Ard
Re: how to break off a fish

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I call those "come Back fish" because as long that you haven't pricked the fish you can generally raise them again. A few pages back on my blog here there is a story called, "Going To...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-16-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,797
Posted By Ard
Re: What's In Your Yard?

I'm going to buy a telescope but haven' settled on which one yet. I have a 300 mm lens for my Nikon but unless I enlarge the moon it looks small. Is that the International Space Station?
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-16-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Ard
Re: how to break off a fish

That bears witness to my theory to some extent Lewis, I'll still call you Lewis if you don't mind ;) I believe that salmon not only quickly adapt to whatever holding spot they have chose but they...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 10-16-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Ard
Re: how to break off a fish

My streamer rigs are stepped down in tolerance from a 50 pound double loop at the tip of the fly line to the 12 pound tippet. Various connections are 25 or 35 pound so if a fish breaks off it is the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-16-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,050
Posted By Ard
Re: Let's Talk About Knives.....................

I'm aware that they command top dollar for the knives, sorta like the Abel Nipper of the pocket knife market but............. Every one I've had has been sollidly built, very sharp, easy to maintain...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-16-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By Ard
Re: Help Needed: techniques for Coho/Kings in Oregon o

Having that stream right out back will make this a dream house! Silvers can be tough customers sometimes but sooner or later you'll hit things right.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-16-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Ard
Re: First Big Streamers

I have transitioned from using huge bulky Sculpin patterns (difficult to cast) to a few varied tube fly patterns that are way easier to cast. I posted one called The Monkey Fly into the Flies For...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

One thing that works well is to select e-mail notification of comments. That way if and when people begin to comment or ask a question you get a heads up. For readers, you can select to 'Subscribe To...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2017, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

Oh I'd find it Kevin, once it gets cold here I have time on my hands till the rivers freeze up well enough for me to get back to the cabin. I may be able to fish some more but it's getting cold fast...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-16-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By Ard
Re: Have You Lost A Knife This Year?

I feel your pain buddy. I had one of their original Portland models that I got in the 1980's and lost it on the Susitna River when a pack strapped to the snowmachine came open. I never noticed it was...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-16-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 307,722
Posted By Ard
Re: Reel Love; the Fly Reel Picture Thread

This reel is buried somewhere in the thread but I never said you couldn't post the same thing twice did I?

I use this a lot, it's my reel for an 11 1/2 foot Hardy Swift 7 weight. The Swifts have a...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-16-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,970
Posted By Ard
Re: Rods You Just Can't Part With

Any more this category covers about every rod I own. I know that's not helpful so I'll try to peel it down to some specifics.

Orvis Cane rods; 3 of them, two were custom built by Ron White for me....
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