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Forum: Fly Lines Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
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 Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
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 Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 102
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 Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 157
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 Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
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 Today, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
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 Today, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 465
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 Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Ard
Re: Mouse Fishin'

I want to hear about the UFO bud!
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
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 Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,791
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 Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
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 Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 346
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 Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,047
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 Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
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 Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 163
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 Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 02:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
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 Yesterday, 01:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
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 Yesterday, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,422
Views: 307,612
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 Yesterday, 01:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,817
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....
Forum: Member Introductions Yesterday, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Ard
Re: Hello again

The tail water below Lake Lanier can be crowded, if that isn't a problem then it'll be closest for you. I lived near Newnan for a while and learned my way around during that time, feel free to PM and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By Ard
Re: If You Started a Blog here on the forum, I have a question.

Thanks for the heads up!

I fixed that and renamed the link; Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors. I had no idea the link was fouled. The other link that says Life On The Line leads to my own website,...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-15-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Ard
Re: Have You Lost A Knife This Year?

Airport, carry on bag........................ yep.

And Dave,

I don't know why I don't carry that Kershaw, light, thin, fast blade, what's not to like? It's still new.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ard
Re: Burned out?

I went Friday and had a good day even though it was 40 and a cold rain all afternoon. I'm headed out again soon but the boat is covered with about 1/4" of hoar frost and there is a minor inversion a...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-15-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,047
Posted By Ard
Re: Let's Talk About Knives.....................

Hey dean,

Love that old Boker! I guess I should dig out whatever I have left of my little collection of knives. I sold some dandy collector types years ago because they were just getting older and...
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