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Forum: News & articles for discussion Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Bigfly
Re: "Older Fishing"

Guides are conflicted.
Many clients want to fish a dry.....but either they can't cast, or get a drift, or the fish aren't showing noses, or all of the above.
The first thing you learn about rowing...
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Best knot for tungsten putty?

I've never used a knot to hold my shot, and have used the putty for many years.
Put putty on the leader then "clinch" it with cold water....
Then roll cast.....no problem.
I have serious loop...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 51
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Techniques Developed from Rod Tech

Not sure there are any new techniques invented exactly.......
There's only so much physics in the world.
But, we are fishing more easily to do the same old things........
I followed the rod path...
Forum: Pacific Southwest Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Truckee, CA.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4502/37782808642_6bcfc9fb11_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZyJLFd)20170927_093355[1] (https://flic.kr/p/ZyJLFd) by James Landis...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 601
Posted By Bigfly
Re: Fly vest knife

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/37834361381_43d147b100_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZDhZvx)20171020_174322[1] (https://flic.kr/p/ZDhZvx) by James Landis...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 10-19-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
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: 19
Views: 396
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: 657
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: 533
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: 17
Views: 3,535
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: 533
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: 237
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: 177
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: 727
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: 4,430
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: 4,430
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: 4,430
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: 4,430
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: 311
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: 413
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: 413
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: 747
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: 1,468
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: 1,652
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: 259
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...
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