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Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 06-15-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Galong
Awesome! What sort of gear were you guys using? ...

Awesome! What sort of gear were you guys using? Which flies?
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-13-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Galong
Big Barramundi... and plenty of 'em!

Hi guys,

I had the most amazing flyfishing day in my life a few days ago. I was fishing in a private pond in Bangkok with my flyfishing guru, Max, who hails from the Outer Hebrides.

Between...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 03-07-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Galong
Wow, what a gorgeous Fish!! One nice fish...

Wow, what a gorgeous Fish!!

One nice fish can make a mediocre fishing trip a great trip... well done.

Ciao,
Dave
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 03-03-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Galong
Very groovy fly indeed! I gotta give that a try....

Very groovy fly indeed! I gotta give that a try. :smile:

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dave
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 02-27-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,799
Posted By Galong
Hey Tom, Wow, now that's what I call a deal!...

Hey Tom,

Wow, now that's what I call a deal! Thanks for the lead. My sister-in-law is looking to get into fly fishing and this might just be the rod for her to start with too. She's not sure if...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 02-22-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Galong
Why would you troll with a fly? I'm not wishing...

Why would you troll with a fly? I'm not wishing to sound upity or in any way insulting here :wink: but my personal love of fly fishing is from the technique of casting. Catching is secondary.
...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 02-22-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,799
Posted By Galong
Hiya Tom, That sounds awesome. I don't...

Hiya Tom,

That sounds awesome. I don't really want to put a lot of money into a rod that I'm only realistically going to use a few times per year.

What model is it? Do you know how long it'll...
Forum: Our Environment 02-21-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By Galong
What are the chances of anyone or any government...

What are the chances of anyone or any government taking the initiative to tackle the over-fishing of tuna in international water... well, I'm sure it's on the furthest back burner if it's on the...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-21-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By Galong
More parts = more possible parts to break. What...

More parts = more possible parts to break. What would happen if the 'hinge' stuck or broke? That would make an interesting paddle back I'll bet. :smokin:

I prefer a nice wide Flat-bottomed...
Forum: Our Environment 02-16-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Galong
There are probably many tiger breeding programs...

There are probably many tiger breeding programs going on here... including programs at zoos. I don't know why Thailand even bothered to sign the CITES Treaty if they're not going to follow its rules...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 02-16-2008, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By Galong
Now that's a lovely fly. I tried squinting at it...

Now that's a lovely fly. I tried squinting at it and guess what it looked like? :rolleyes: :hihi: :o
Forum: Our Environment 02-16-2008, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Galong
It's still there Chromedome... try...

It's still there Chromedome... try http://phuketbirder.blogspot.com/2008/02/slain-mammals-intercepted-in-nakorn.html

If it doesn't work, I can PM it to you if you wish. It's not very pleasant...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-07-2008, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Galong
I'm not sure I follow this. I am pretty sure...

I'm not sure I follow this. I am pretty sure that most manufacturing is done in Asia where labor is cheap (see Wallmart :p ) and I don't see how the pollution accompanies manufacturing. What am I...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-06-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Galong
Um, sorry, I strongly disagree. The fact of the...

Um, sorry, I strongly disagree. The fact of the matter is that "most" of the "vile polluting" is still happening and it is being compounded with fertilizers, pesticides, additional CO2 in the...
Forum: Our Environment 02-05-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By Galong
Feeding China's greed through Thailand's apathy

Check out this very sad story from the Phuket Birder Blog at http://phuketbirder.blogspot.com/200...orn.html#links

[Begin quote] Slain Mammals Intercepted in Nakorn Panom
The front page of Kao...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-02-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By Galong
Unfortunately I see no reason to be anything but...

Unfortunately I see no reason to be anything but pessimistic about the future of any aspect of Nature. We are in the middle of the 6th major extinct and this one is man-made... whether you want to...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 01-27-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,804
Posted By Galong
Awesome fly Manitou... thanks for sharing it with...

Awesome fly Manitou... thanks for sharing it with us.

I'll bet you can make a load of variations on that theme too.
Forum: Yak Attack 01-26-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By Galong
I use a hot glue gun. This seems to work really...

I use a hot glue gun. This seems to work really well.
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-25-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Galong
what a cute little doggy!!

what a cute little doggy!!
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 01-25-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By Galong
I got to use a Sage rod for the first time a week...

I got to use a Sage rod for the first time a week ago at a private lake in Bangkok that is stocked with lots of big Barramundi. Wow, what a nice rod. The rod casted very easily and once hooked up,...
Forum: >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 01-14-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,660
Posted By Galong
Thanks to all for the useful input. I'll give it...

Thanks to all for the useful input. I'll give it a try soon. I think that streamers would be the obvious first choice.

As I live in SE Asia, I think that there could be a difference in...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 01-14-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,008
Posted By Galong
Thanks guys, it looks like I'll make some leaders...

Thanks guys, it looks like I'll make some leaders myself and give it a try.
Forum: >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 01-14-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,660
Posted By Galong
Human hair flies - dog hair flies anyone

Hey, have any of you ever tried using human hair or maybe dog hair to make flies? I've got four hairy dogs that need haircuts rather often, so I was wondering if I should ask the barber for some of...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 01-13-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,008
Posted By Galong
I've sort of stuck with store-bought tapered...

I've sort of stuck with store-bought tapered leaders. Perhaps I should try to make some of my own and see how they compare.

I'm a bit concerned about having two or three knots in a home-made...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-12-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By Galong
Plenty of flats everywhere in Phang Nga Bay,...

Plenty of flats everywhere in Phang Nga Bay, Trang and Tarutao Marine National Park. Plenty of big mullet too.

Ko Libong in Trang Province has a big sea grass bed on the south side. The...
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