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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By planettrout
" AMERICA'S FAVORITE FLIES" - The Book...

I have been asked to proudly spread the word that I am one of 245 fly fishers from throughout North America who have provided pro bono energies and original writings and images for America's Favorite...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
Posted By planettrout
Re: Hows everyone’s Autumn season

Let's see...I froze in Montana in the middle of September and next week is starting off at 100 degrees here in Los Angeles...Fall weather indeed !!! :p


PT/TB
Forum: Flies 10-17-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By planettrout
Re: Help Identifying a fly

Make sure you copy and paste the BBCode box ( marked in green )...

https://i.imgur.com/0spIf7V.jpg

P.S. That fly in the photo appears to be tied on an up eye Atlantic Salmon Hook so I would...
Forum: Flies 10-17-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 140
Posted By planettrout
Re: Help Identifying a fly

I see that that one image worked for you however,
Photobucket now requires that one pay $399.99, for a single year, in order to access the images stored there on your account. Find another place...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-16-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By planettrout
Re: First Big Streamers

Yep...flytire is correct...tie up a bunch of Kelly's patterns...that should keep you busy for (quite) awhile...

https://i.imgur.com/gnfB4xA.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4zsz4Qt.jpg




PT/TB...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-13-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By planettrout
Re: What reel for orvis recon 10ft 4wt?

These are three 10', 5wt. rods that I use with the reels I put on them. They are interchangeable:

https://i.imgur.com/2fy60Ow.jpg

Scott "G" Series 10', 5wt. / Tibor Freestone Reel

The...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By planettrout
Re: smaller Rod companies

These were offered out of a shop in Helena, MT up until a couple of years ago. I used to see anglers with them on the Madison quite frequently:

Gatti Fly Rods (http://www.gatti-flyrods.it)

They...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By planettrout
Re: Thomas & Thomas Rods.

Look at the Thomas & Thomas Fly Fishing Store Locations. This is self explanatory. They are not in enough locations:

Fly Fishing Store Locations – Thomas & Thomas...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By planettrout
Re: smaller Rod companies

Here is one I would suppose no one has never heard of...

Adams Jupiter EVO 10'6 pies #3 | Adams Fly Rods (http://www.adamsflyrods.com/producto/adams-jupiter-evo-106-pies-3)


I see these all...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By planettrout
Re: smaller Rod companies

6wt. Spey Shootout:

6WT Spey Shootout - North 40 Fly Shop (https://north40flyshop.com/blog/6wt-spey-shootout/)


PT/TB
Forum: Fly Rods 10-09-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By planettrout
Re: smaller Rod companies

Take a look at George's 2016 5wt. shootout. There are probably some rod makers that one might not be aware of included:

2016 5-weight shootout - Yellowstone Angler...
Forum: Flies 10-08-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By planettrout
Re: Tying v. Buying

I recently spent 12 days in Montana fishing on the Madison and in YNP, followed by 6 days on the East Walker River in the Eastern Sierras , on my way back. These are the patterns that proved most...
Forum: Entomology 10-07-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 78
Posted By planettrout
Saddle-case Maker Genus Glossosoma

Photographed on the Madison River second week in September 2017:

https://i.imgur.com/QamEO7W.jpg

Little Tan Short-horned Caddis


PT/TB
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 10-06-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By planettrout
Re: I can't find a video of using a dubbing rake.

harryhh,

My dubbing rake came from Hareline. It was not that expensive,

https://i.imgur.com/o7Lst4r.jpg

I picked it up from Bob Marriott's which is my local shop. They now offer the Terra...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-06-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By planettrout
Re: Enrico Puglisi PowerFull Tippet

Some people here have not had that experience with Rio Powerflex Plus:

https://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/fly-lines/372031-stroft-5x-tippet-strength.html?highlight=Stroft+tippet
...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 10-06-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By planettrout
Re: San Juan River Flies

Give a look at Paul Freeman's flies for the SJ and elsewhere:

Flies | Roughrider Guide Flies (http://roughriderguide.com/flies2)

Not a lot of foam, just a smidge...His Shucka Kahn Midge;)...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-06-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By planettrout
Re: Enrico Puglisi PowerFull Tippet

As one can see from the nylon chart below, tippet diameters vary from the mfgs. stated diameter and the actual diameter when George Anderson took his micrometer to it:
...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-05-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By planettrout
Re: Enrico Puglisi PowerFull Tippet

Puglisi "Powerful" is really good nylon. I put it right at the top followed closely by Stroft GTM.

Interesting, I am in Blue Ribbon Flies two weeks ago and have a spool of the new Seaguar Fluoro...
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 99,029
Posted By planettrout
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

Stuff I got in Montana that has just been photographed...

https://i.imgur.com/StGqdFr.jpg

Something for my Grandson Miles...

https://i.imgur.com/Wm4chzG.jpg


Something for me from the...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-29-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 586
Posted By planettrout
Re: Selecting Line Wt For Vintage Rod

See if there is text on the rod surface near the grip. Here is the conversion chart from Orvis:

Silk Fly Line Conversion Chart | Bamboo Fly Rod Information Center - Orvis...
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 99,029
Posted By planettrout
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

Picked up some of these for future tying at the Family Fly Shop in Bozone...

https://i.imgur.com/FBYcgq9.jpg


The price was right !!!


PT/TB
Forum: General Discussion 09-28-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By planettrout
Re: 10ft vs. 8'6... 4weight vs 5...

I learned how to fly fish on the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan back in the day- 1975. If I were to pick one rod for nymphing, it would be this one:

https://i.imgur.com/ROrwe3q.jpg

That is the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,531
Posted By planettrout
Re: The River Runs Through It - 25 Years Later

From the food co-op in Bozeman...;)

https://i.imgur.com/TfdrWwe.jpg


PT/TB
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-25-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By planettrout
Last car in the parking lot wins !!!

https://i.imgur.com/I5QvxeP.jpg

...$3.00 Bridge, Madison River, Montana...report in the works..:D


PT/TB
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 99,029
Posted By planettrout
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

THIS:

https://i.imgur.com/wwv2dsB.jpg

Patagonia Lightweight Felts & Goat Head Sole Spikes...toss out the crappy laces that come with them and replace with Kevlar...:thumbsup:


PT/TB
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