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Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Budget Nymphing Rod for OPST Commando Heads??

I feel for you as a student....funds are tough in school...
My policy for gear is to save and buy the tool, not make do.
Although I use my rods in ways they were not designed for, expirience shows...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 10-18-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 308
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Budget Nymphing Rod for OPST Commando Heads??

Stig is right on....
Although I sneak out a spey cast on my 11ft 3wt ESN, (two fingers on butt) and I have nymphed with my 11ft switch.....
But I would not ask either rod to perform well, doing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Bigfly
Re: 7 or 8 wt

I tried a 6wt switch at pyramid...didn't like it as much as a single hand 8wt.
I first bought an older Sage SP 8wt...
Was too soft for the weather.
Get a cannon for Pyramid.
I use a 7wt for...
Forum: General Discussion 09-18-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Resources for Matching the Hatch

This is a good place to talk finicky.....
It depends on the fishery, and how much pressure they get.
When I was younger, I would fish in the back country. Loved fooling the little fish who never...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-18-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Best way to straighten mono running line?

I tried the frog hair.....and moved on.....
I'm with Ard.....integrated running line for best results..

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Resources for Matching the Hatch

There is a curve to this....
On one end you have folks who will invest no time on bugs...
There are others who cannot get enough.
We all fall somewhere along the curve.
There is no reason to fear...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 09-08-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Bigfly
Real fun.....

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G11kBwGQhvo)

This is next......
Forum: News & articles for discussion 09-08-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Bigfly
Re: New Study Reveals 1.5 Million More Americans Lured by Fishing

I hate these PR reports....It's not really news....just spin by industry hacks mostly.
But this little bit of "news" is encouraging.....
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 09-06-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Thin tippets on faster water.

I try not to constantly repeat myself.
Mostly because I've heard it....
But while you guys are going to smaller tippet.....I will mud my leader and go up in size......I get love from tough fish by...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bigfly
Re: How important is "nice" gear?

Would love to see you troll behind the ship.....maybe just stage a shot for us.....
Take the big stick....
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bigfly
Re: How important is "nice" gear?

I had an old guy (gray hair) who asked me if there was a difference in very expensive rods.
I asked if there was a difference between a Ford Pinto, and Ferrari testa rosa?
They both go from point A...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bigfly
Re: How important is "nice" gear?

Be careful you don't catch anything down there...........while not fishing.
After you recover, give a shout.
I'll be around.
IPA?

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,391
Posted By Bigfly
Re: How important is "nice" gear?

Shaun.....
It's not all marketing.....
and, tastes change as they say.
My first rod was the deadly spin/fly eagle claw noodle......
I don't lean towards offending anyone, but you would have to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Trip Report: 4 Wheeling and Rainbows on the Feather River

Shaun, give a shout if you come up this way.....

Jim
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Red Band?

I always recomend reading...
Anders Halvorsen's...
An entirely synthetic fish....
A great read!

Jim
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-28-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Red Band?

Red band was what people called rainbows before the Latin was known.
Oncorhryncus Mykiss = Red band or rainbow.
Could be a local cultural hold over from before 1903.....
That's when the McCloud...
Forum: Western U.S. 08-28-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Waaay out of my 'wish list' price range!

You guys know we do half day trips too?
Spend a little, learn a little, have a little fun......

I wish more rivers had the regs that the N Umpqua has....
Fishing there isn't consumer style...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,462
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Fly fishing excluFly onlysively?

Fly only since early 70s.
And still pleased with the decision...

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Barbless Hooks

I "pinch" the barb.....
There are nice barbless hooks for sale....and pricey, just that they made most machines to barb hooks...they outsell by far.
I lose a few fish without, but not enough to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-25-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Almost Time - Starting Early

That was from my buddy Evan.....yesterday.
We have waters nearby that produce some nice fish.
They get bigger...........
I just like the switch rod for size, and the Galvan reel bringing out the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-25-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Almost Time - Starting Early

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4397/36659829831_d6e3014d86_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XRvdcz)FullSizeR_1 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/XRvdcz) by James Landis (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156195835@N04/),...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-25-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bigfly
Re: If You Were In a 2 Fly Tournament....

Of course there are snacks......and beverages.....
But drink fast, because your fly's ready.

Jim
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bigfly
Re: If You Were In a 2 Fly Tournament....

I too day dream....that may be the point...not fish. Spent 40 min. with a mink this week....
But on duty I need to be faster than a recreational fisher does.
So it may seem silly, but after...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bigfly
Re: If You Were In a 2 Fly Tournament....

Since you calculate things.......
After all these years, I had a retractor break, so I combined my Gink on the same retractor as my nippers.
Saved 0.5 sec. at least every time I use a dry........it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bigfly
Re: If You Were In a 2 Fly Tournament....

In a real one fly contest you have 1 hr to tie the flies you will use on the day.
if applied to your contest, how would that effect your strategy?
I think Stig would would still be right.
Midges,...
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