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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Re: Invasives in the Big Thompson of Colorado?

The major threat is whirling disease. Gear treatment advice at the bottom of this page: Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers. (
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Heading to Missoula!

If you make it to the Missouri these folks will happily set you up with a rental drift boat, shuttle service, and excellent advice regarding which lanes to fish, where, etc.

Missouri River Fly...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,579
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Nymph rig

There are two common methods used to tie the second fly to the first fly. One is the hook bend to eye method you are using, the other is eye to eye. The hook bend to eye route tangles less but the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,651
Posted By MBWCC
Re: traveling with gear

You mileage may vary, the comments above regarding one TSA agent on an authority bent is quite appropriate, but for the past 3-4 years I have carried an Orvis "Safe Passage" fly rod case as carry on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,059
Posted By MBWCC
Orvis Products on Sale

First, I searched the webboard FAQ's etc. but couldn't find a comment one way or another, but if my post violates any webboard etiquette or rules then please, Frank, accept my apologies and delete...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,158
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Would You Have Released This Trout?

The concept that barbless hooks save fish has repeatedly been demonstrated false by scientific studies. Robert Behnke summarized bits of that science in an article he wrote for TU's Trout, Winter...
Forum: Other Gear 02-26-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,521
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Wading Jacket Question

I own a longer length hooded rainshell (REI), a normal length hooded rainshell (Mountain Hardware), and a wading jacket (Ovis Tailwater). I have fished in all three in some truly nasty rain...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 01-16-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,539
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Fishing in February?

Folks above mentioned the Blue in Silverthorne, the South Platte, and the Colorado downstream of the Williams Fork confluence. Another option is the Blue River just north of Breckenridge in the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Mystery Moth

It was maybe 1.5" tip to tip at the tail of the wings, slightly less nose to tail of wings.

I appreciate the suggestion of a sphinx moth, but after researching them a bit I find that they are...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By MBWCC
Mystery Moth

Is there anyone with a suggestion as to what the pictured moth might be? It was found on the Bitteroot Moutains ridge line between the St. Joe River drainage and the North Fork Clearwater drainage,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Good Pack/Travel rod,advice?

I have a 3 wt Orvis Frequent Traveler which is my favorite backpacking and compact travel fly rod. The rod tube is standard diameter and less than 20" length--basically designed to fit within the...
Forum: Fly Swap 09-14-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By MBWCC
Re: material for flies?

You read it correctly. Simply stay away from (a) (millinery and ornamental) and (b) (mounted specimens) and stick to "for making of fishing flies".
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 09-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By MBWCC
Re: lessons?

In the SE corner of PA you will find the White Clay Fly Fishers Club. If you are close to the area several members in the club would most likely be very happy to get you and your husband started in...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,187
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Along the topic of HATS ... Magnifiers ?

They aren't cheap, true, but they do work. A "large" fly in my usual fly box is size 18, my usual flies are size 22 or smaller. I tried every other solution before I tried the B&L loupes. It was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,187
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Along the topic of HATS ... Magnifiers ?

I tried the usual solutions and had the same issues others have mentioned regarding the hat brim "flip up" magnifiers, etc., you find in the average fly shop. Eventually I found a magnifying loupe...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-09-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,696
Posted By MBWCC
Wanted - G. Loomis 8' 6" 5 wt Streamdance Metolius Fly Rod

I had an G.Loomis 8' 6" 5 wt Streamdance Metolius fly rod for which I lost the tip section. G. Loomis has a great (i.e. "no fault" warranty), but G. Loomis no longer makes this fly rod model. G....
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Suggestions for On-Line Fly Supply

Fly Shack
Big Y Fly
Blue Fly Cafe

Bought from all three at various times in the past, latest was from Fly Shack--no complaints, good service, good quality, good price.
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 07-08-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,109
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Rod & Reel Sale

For the record, G. Loomis warranty is very much what you expected of Winston: Lifetime coverage regardless of original ownership status. The G. Loomis warranty is also much less ornerous than any...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,726
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Wading for Arkansas Trout?

Generation schedules for the White and Norfork Rivers (updated daily): Southwestern Power Administration (

Phone number to recorded announcement...
Forum: Other Gear 07-03-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,149
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Boot size

I would not agree with Simms on this point.

I wear size 13 street shoes. For the most part size 13 street shoes are just a bit loose on my feet (in other words, if the world made size 12-1/2...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,917
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Wet wading foot wear

I use either Keen sandals or Simms wading socks & felt sole boots depending on conditions. The usual choice driver is water temperature. The Simms wading socks provide warmth retention much like a...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-19-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By MBWCC
Re: I need a primer on Montana wading access laws

"Ask permission" in the regulations book refers to situations where you choose to cross private property to access the stream. It does not refer at all to situations where you access via public...
Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By MBWCC
Re: Driving me nuts

When fish are rising and you can't find the right fly stop and take a look at the water around you for bugs on the surface or bugs hanging in the film. A fine net (seine) can be really helpful for...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 06-17-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By MBWCC
Re: I need a primer on Montana wading access laws

Excerpt from the 2010 Montana fishing regulations book, page 8:

Montana Stream Access Law
Under the Montana Stream Access Law, the public may use rivers and streams for recreational purposes up...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 05-30-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By MBWCC
Re: What are your 5 must fish rivers in Colorado in early July?

Regarding campsites-

Here are a few campsites I have noted in passing:

1. Swan Mountain Road near Frisco along the perimeter of Dillon Reservoir (USFS White River Nat'l Forest).
2. Hwy 9...
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