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Forum: General Discussion Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Trout coloration vs size vs age vs origin

Short answer, there are all sorts of reasons for fish changing color, we humans do for a variety of reasons too. Exposure to sun, diet, disease, reproductive state, exertion ( don't rule that one...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 741
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fly Fishing Go Bag/Bug Out Bag


Fish the American River Parkway? How many eyes see you setting up in the parking lots there, how about the low flow up on the Feather, etc. Is that box going to end up in plain view on...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Ebay RPLs Range Report

Great honest & personable review that gave me a laugh. :thumbsupu

Had a friend who let some guy up north talk him into letting the wrapper build him a custom Sage tarpon rod. Wrapper John found...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Cleaning and lubricating Abel cork drags

Discontinued in 2016 after being available for nearly twenty years, the Abel Sportsman's Lube Kit took care of the needs of most casual Abel cork drag reel users. It contained all the lubes...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 10-12-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Sage Question

.......sorry wrong thread
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,595
Views: 99,091
Posted By trout trekker
Re: What Did You Buy Today?

Today's haul, another Lamson reel, three spools, two Sonar uniform sinks, some bilious orange backing, thread, chenille, angora dubbing, a few spools of tippet....

But this takes the prize...
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By trout trekker
Re: You have 24 hours and a plane ticket. Where do you go and what do you fish for?

Fly into SFO from 4/1 to 5/30 and again from 9/15 to 10/30. Fish the Bay Trail just to north and to the south ( all within 15 miles ) of the airport. Spring, Stripers and Halibut, Fall Stripers. You...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By trout trekker
Re: The 'Rate this thread' button .. anyone, save for me, use the thing?

I see it Fred and I'm glad to know it's you that is using it to rate threads. For the longest time, I thought that egotistical OP's were giving themselves all those stars just to get hits.:wavetowel...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-10-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Konnetic vs Konnetic HD

This issue goes way beyond one rod company. I agree that to a large part, companies go out of their way to come up with flashy ads that are written with great flair, but convey little in the way of...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By trout trekker
Checking in.

Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 882
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Drone Questions

Had my first ( and I hope last ) close and loud encounter just a few weeks ago at 8,200 feet on an alpine lake inside a national forest. It wasn't well received....
In places where the sound of a...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-03-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,803
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fly line prices = extortion?

New for 2018.
Rio Gold Enviro 5 pack. $379.99.:thumbsupu

Such a deal, Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 08-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,021
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Favorite vintage rods

G. Loomis FR1084 IM6.

My once favored spring creek and stillwater rod.
I'm glad its gone, my memories of that rod and accomplishments with it, far exceed what it's actual usefulness to me would...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fishing during eclipse

I was fishing the high sierra during the event and while the sky was clear at the time, I was so engrossed in what I was doing, that I thought the dimming was just passing cloud cover and didn't note...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,462
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fly fishing exclusively?

I still host a single day deep sea party boat trip most years for old friends. Its something we started back in our mid teens and while we all have our own idea of what fishing is, we all look...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,389
Posted By trout trekker
Re: How important is "nice" gear?

"what is the one cheapo you have that just plain WORKS?"

I can tell you what my wife would say, it's her original 80's style Caddis fins which cost around twentyfive bucks. She's had them for...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By trout trekker
Re: It's too hot to fish

On my way home Sunday I rolled through Death Valley, stopping at the Furnace Creek visitors center to take a break, it was 126 degrees. When I arrived home, it was a balmy 110. :(
Quite a shock to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-16-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fishing Dreams?


How many here have woken themselves up by setting the hook in their sleep?

I know I have....more than once.

That was one topic that would come up at breakfast often when I was leading...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-16-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By trout trekker
Re: The "Dislike" button

Roger that.:thumbsupu
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By trout trekker
Re: I can't read or speak Korean :)

Thanks guys, I was starting to wonder if I was the only one seeing this.:eek:;)
Seems to be a big ole bullseye on this site lately.

Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By trout trekker
Re: TU Membership Question

Hi Kevin,

I wrote a rather long response based partially on the view as one of those HOA ( backs up to something special ) residents, twice over. I've read your question and responses. Don't know...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-27-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Sage XP 9'5" #5

Hi Maric,
I don't recall Sage making a 595 XP, a 596 ( 9' 6" - 5 weight ) yes. Is this a typo or did someone snap an inch off the tip or cut an inch off the butt and call it a custom build?

Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By trout trekker
Re: How to design a fly rod?

Listen to your old uncle Dave and he'll save you all kind of time trying to get an education in rod design. Easiest way, contact some of these folks, tell them what you want and ask for prototypes....
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fly Fishing Organization Rebranding

Point taken. One man who is not comfortable with the sale of public land is quoted here.

While not directly related to the original...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By trout trekker
Re: Fly Fishing Organization Rebranding

I agree the name and logo change seem pointless ( and a waste of valuable resources ), I felt that way when they changed the original name, by adding the International to the Federation of Fly...
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