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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,252
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Burned out?

Hi Everyone,

I have been fishing longer than most and have had my ups and downs just like others. Here are some thoughts that have helped me.

If you fish alone, get a buddy. That is, get a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 10-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Alaska August 2017 Coho trip.....

I agree with Ard. Rock throwing distance is to close to bears. The shallower the water the further away you need to be. It is amazing how quick bears can move.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Alcohol for storing fly tying materials?

I just checked in my copy of Fly Tying Materials by Eric Leiser and here is what he suggests.

With necks or saddle capes, or other bird plumage with the feathers on the skin, you can wash them in...
Forum: Other Gear 02-02-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Best boat bag

Hi 802flyfish,

What ever bag you select just make sure it has a hard plastic bottom of some kind. REI has the Patagonia Great Divider lll on sale...
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-02-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Casting With Arthritic Hands

Hi Denny,

Glad I could help. Let us know if it works for you. A lot of Bass fishers like how it feels. I haven't used it my self.

Frank
Forum: The Fly Cast 02-01-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Casting With Arthritic Hands

Hi dennyk,

Sorry to hear of your problem.

Take a look at this Bass Pro handle grip wrap. Comes in three lengths, 16", 24" and 30" and three colors, black, red, blue. It sticks to its self...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-01-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Fractured 6 weight

Here are my thoughts and others may do something different.

Pink Salmon are great fun to catch and make very good smoked salmon. I lived in Fairbanks so Pink fishing out of Valdez was an every...
Forum: Western U.S. 01-28-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Pyramid Lake Closed Till April 1st

Hi nevadanstig,

Thanks for the info.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Change in the Way the Forum works?

Hi Everyone,

The New Post link searches for all post that have posted since you were last signed into the Forum. If you are not logging in to the Forum then you will have the problem described. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Change in the Way the Forum works?

When I am on the Forum Home Page I click on the NEW POST link on the top menu bar with the green background. That brings up all of the new post. Don't you have the New Post link on the same menu...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-19-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Silver Salmon Photos;

We use to smoke Pinks more than anything else.

Frank
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-15-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Silver Salmon Photos;

Hi Ard,

Thanks for the really great pictures. Some fine looking water there. Sorry to hear the King runs are so low.

Frank
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-22-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Reeling technique

Hi mk117,

I have always been a fan of playing big fish from the reel. There is no reason to introduce slack in the line getting the fish on the reel with the right technique. The time to learn...
Forum: Other Gear 11-30-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Best winter fishing gloves

In Alaska I use to use Skin Diver gloves that were neoprene. They would keep my hands warm even if I stuck them in the water. Worked great for operating a boat or picking up decoys. The one...
Forum: Northeast 11-25-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: He Fished Every Morning......

Hi Rip,

Thanks for the link. A nice read. As I grow older I find these types of story to hit close to home. I spend much more time thinking back over some of my life experiences.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: What do yall do to keep feet warm when wading

A lot of good suggestions here that will help. I always had cold feet and Silk liner socks under high grade wool socks that would at least covered my calf. I also wore fleece pants to help keep the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: PFD for Pontoon?

To me the most important thing of any PFD is safety. Some of the vest that I see suggested doesn't look or say they will float an unconscious person with their head out of the water. Some may even...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 11-08-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,974
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: strike indicator just will not stay put!?

Hi Joe,

With the yarn indicator knot you can leave it in the leader if it is in the top section of the leader where the leader diameter is much larger than the tippet. If you are putting your...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,387
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: DIY Fiberglass drift boat

When I lived in Washington State I thought about building a powered river boat using fiberglass batts. They were several feet long and maybe 6" wide. They worked just like wood but were more...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-03-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,817
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Back from Amazon.. OMG!!!

Great pictures, great fish but the most exciting part of the report is the guy wadding in that water. I couldn't do it.

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 11-03-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Watching the World Series and I saw this.

Good job Cubs. Three wins in a row is amazing. So I guess we will see them again in 70+ years.:wavetowel

Frank
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Generic Midge Patterns?

Hi ia_trouter,

I see your comment about your entomology study. Do you have the book NYMPHS by Ernest Schwiebert? You might find it useful in your study.

Frank
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-30-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Wooly Worms

Hi flytire,

Nice flies. I am a long time used of Wooly Worms. My favorite fly for Grayling in Alaska was a small grey wooly worm with grizzly hackle. The first fly I ever tied was a wooly worm....
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Need advice on how to transport inflatable pontoon

Just to clarify how I mount my pontoon on the roof. I slightly deflate the pontoon so it is not extremely hard. If it is too hard it doesn't make enough contact with the roof surface to be study...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By Frank Whiton
Re: Need advice on how to transport inflatable pontoon

Hi casterjohn,

If you go with the LVM Inflator you need to do a couple of things. It comes with a bunch of adapters and you need to make up a short tube with the correct connector to adapt to...
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