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Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-19-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,418
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Charlie, It is very cool for me to see this...

Charlie,

It is very cool for me to see this fly. Independently of Joe, I started fishing this fly for winter fish in clear water over 25 years ago, well before I heard of Joe's version. Many...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-06-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Steelhead or Trout?

This is a question related to SSPey's thread about follow-ups.

For those that fish where there are both trout and steelhead, how do you distingush looks or pulls from trout vs. steelhead? I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-06-2006, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,129
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Excellent topic, Steve. Smalma, thanks for...

Excellent topic, Steve.

Smalma, thanks for the thorough response. Glad to hear some confirmation that my approach is at least reasonable, because...

For the last couple of years comebacks have...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-27-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By SparseHairHackl
I had no real mentors; I picked up flyfishing...

I had no real mentors; I picked up flyfishing largely on my own and through books, until after I'd been at things awhile. So the two who most influenced me were:

Bill McMillan
Bill Bakke
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-19-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By SparseHairHackl
While on the NU, take the family, drive 12 miles...

While on the NU, take the family, drive 12 miles up Steamboat Creek, and stop at the Fishwatch trailer. Head down the path to look at the pool. By early August there will be hundreds of steelhead...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 06-18-2006, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,649
Posted By SparseHairHackl
A favorite fly. My son caught his first...

A favorite fly. My son caught his first steelhead 2 years ago on a sparse McLeod Ugly tied on a light wire hook, and unweighted.

Like many fishers, I modify patterns slightly for my own needs or...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-29-2006, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,713
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Dang, Philster. I had to run downstairs to make...

Dang, Philster. I had to run downstairs to make sure I still had my box of summer wets. Not too different. Maybe I'll get a picture in here this weekend.

--Bill
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-08-2006, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Ann, thanks for giving me the excuse to...

Ann, thanks for giving me the excuse to post/re-post these pictures!

And, especially, a hearty congratulations on "yet another award" !!!

--Bill
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-08-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Sometimes it's the whole family: ...

Sometimes it's the whole family:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/bkoran/Family%20Groups/TroutLakeHikeOutCrop.jpg


And sometimes it's just the spey gang:...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-08-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Uh, Juro, as shown above with the pink hat, I...

Uh, Juro, as shown above with the pink hat, I think she was standing in the Deschutes holding a 2-hander!:tsk_tsk:...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-07-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By SparseHairHackl
8 or 9 years earlier, with the first (mini)...

8 or 9 years earlier, with the first (mini) 2-hander.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/bkoran/First%20Use%20of%20Kids%20Flyrod/OlgaFishPinkHat.jpg

Occasionally I even let her tie a fly! ...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 04-07-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,190
Posted By SparseHairHackl
One of my gals will join me...

A little practice with the off hand
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/bkoran/Spey%20Casts/olgalefthandloop1small.jpg


On the river with the off hand...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-20-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Not Santa Barbara, but I volunteered to help...

Not Santa Barbara, but I volunteered to help CalTrout with a fish trap for monitoring steelhead in Malibu Creek about 18-20 years ago. Haven't really followed what's going on down there since.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-17-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By SparseHairHackl
A True(?) Story: I got hooked by my first...

A True(?) Story:

I got hooked by my first steelhead in February 1981. Since that time steelhead have become very important to me, since my pursuit of them contributed greatly to my environmental...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-29-2005, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Welcome home! May the rivers be good to you as...

Welcome home! May the rivers be good to you as you mine for chrome! And thanks for the inherent reminders to me to count my blessings...

--Bill
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-24-2005, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Interesting question--I look forward to seeing...

Interesting question--I look forward to seeing what other people have to say.

I'm working to improve 2 things:

1. I have a tracking problem--my rod tip doesn't travel in a straight line. This...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-18-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By SparseHairHackl
I fish surface flies 80-90% of the time for...

I fish surface flies 80-90% of the time for summer steelhead, and I am always using riffle hitched hair flies. I've had the fish take the fly seemingly every way imaginable--sips, head-and-tail,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-17-2005, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,593
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Ken, One more welcome. Interesting that...

Ken,

One more welcome. Interesting that Flytyer quotes your grandfather as saying that the Skykomish Sunrise is the best fly he ever tied. Of the well-known McLeod flies, I regularly fish the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-07-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,790
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Ditto what wrke wrote. I believe it was...

Ditto what wrke wrote.

I believe it was Salmo g. who several years ago posted about a closeout LL Bean spey reel. I purchased 2, and am still using them. One of the gears has metal that is too...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-01-2004, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Andre, I think you're confused. The...

Andre,

I think you're confused. The proprietor of westfly.com is Scott Richmond, not Steve Raymond. I've never seen mention of Steve Raymond on Westfly. (But I've read a couple of his books!)
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-29-2004, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 933
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Salt Dog, It's already going and hopefully...

Salt Dog,

It's already going and hopefully growing:

Republicans for Environmental Protection (http://www.repamerica.org/)

--Bill
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-29-2004, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Best pictures I've seen in months! Both of you...

Best pictures I've seen in months! Both of you are tougher than me...What river is at 38 deg F???

--Bill
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-22-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Send me a PM, too. --Bill

Send me a PM, too.

--Bill
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-06-2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By SparseHairHackl
I wish the weighted flies wouldn't start until...

I wish the weighted flies wouldn't start until November 1. Surface and near-surface flies still work fine in October.

--Bill
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 10-28-2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By SparseHairHackl
Thanks, flytyer! I'm at the bench today and...

Thanks, flytyer! I'm at the bench today and looking forward to playing...

--Bill
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