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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-08-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By roballen2
If Portland Orrgon shoot me an e-mail ...

If Portland Orrgon shoot me an e-mail roba26@hotmail.com we'll get you going in the right direction..
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-02-2005, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,301
Posted By roballen2
First off like others have said the combination...

First off like others have said the combination of depth and speed are important.

As far as stationary flies drawing strikes, lets not forget that arguably the most effective steelheading...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 12-30-2004, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By roballen2
not many manufacturers do it but an 8'9" rod is...

not many manufacturers do it but an 8'9" rod is the perfect length for an all around trout rod..
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-19-2004, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By roballen2
Andre, I don't think it matters how many...

Andre, I don't think it matters how many organizations can come to an aggreement. I don't think it would help if every angler in the nation wrote daily letters to thg governing agencies and...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-19-2004, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By roballen2
Unhappy What hope is there?

I guess I am one not given to high levels of optimism. In fact i easily give into dispair. When it comes to steelhead it is doubly so. I just don't see anything good happening for the long term...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-28-2004, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By roballen2
I have had an extremely hard time finding boots...

I have had an extremely hard time finding boots that hold up.

My simms guide boots ( old leather style) were garbage and only lasted 2 years
I bought a pair of their freewstones at exactly the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-26-2004, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By roballen2
tying supplies??

Anyone know a place to buy bulk scud hooks and pink floss?? :D :D :D :D
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-25-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By roballen2
Sparkey maybe them chambers creek "steelhead"...

Sparkey
maybe them chambers creek "steelhead" actually bite up north there but dang it 6 years of effort down here and i have got one and that was a kelt.. umm whats a hatchery kelt doing in the...
Forum: Art of Casting 11-16-2004, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,026
Posted By roballen2
I am sure this is not the case because RPLXi's...

I am sure this is not the case because RPLXi's are awsome rods ( at least the ones i have cast were) But rod design can create this problem.. Over the last few years I have watched my boss...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-10-2004, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By roballen2
George Bush is gonna give them all Medals and tax...

George Bush is gonna give them all Medals and tax breaks...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-18-2004, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By roballen2
JD another thing about thoes GREAT mustad...

JD another thing about thoes GREAT mustad hooks is that you don't need a bench grinder to sharpen them when you hit a rock.
because they are so hard to sharpen i have a strong dislike for...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-17-2004, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By roballen2
In terms of moving fish to a fly, it's my...

In terms of moving fish to a fly, it's my personal opinion, actually Bill's opinion passed down to me ( and many others) that water temp is the primary factor for a steelheads activities . I won't...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-13-2004, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By roballen2
first off not all swung flies on a floating line...

first off not all swung flies on a floating line are being fished "greased line". Lots of people assume that because they are fishing a floating line and swinging that they are greased lining,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-02-2004, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By roballen2
Kerry I'll be on the lower river and the...

Kerry

I'll be on the lower river and the snake Tuesday- Saturday black toyota with a canopy honk if ya see me
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-29-2004, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,194
Posted By roballen2
if you are looking at new glass boats...

if you are looking at new glass boats clackacraft and lavro are the best boats available ( not including small custom builders of which i am sure there are many)

if you are looking for used ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-19-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By roballen2
They AIN'T going up the Deschutes!!!! Spent all...

They AIN'T going up the Deschutes!!!! Spent all weekend fishing between Maupin and the Mouth.. It sucked big time!! Been an extremely frustrating summer all around... time to buy a bass boat or...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-04-2004, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By roballen2
something i forgot to mention.. becoming a guide...

something i forgot to mention.. becoming a guide because you like to fish is a bad idea.. become a guide because you want to help people.. i think that makes a huge different in terms of your...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-04-2004, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By roballen2
We need a regulation stating that once you retain...

We need a regulation stating that once you retain your wild steelhead for the year you MUST use single barbless artificals! That would be consistent regulating.. if you are required to release a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 08-08-2004, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By roballen2
insincere apology accepted anyway.... to my...

insincere apology accepted anyway.... to my knowledge there is no legar right to fish, let alone fish for a federally listed species at a time when they are vulnerable to dying when caught.
...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-28-2004, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 930
Posted By roballen2
Back to the top!!! this is too important!

Back to the top!!! this is too important!
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-19-2004, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By roballen2
The North Lewis is full of Skamania hatchery fish...

The North Lewis is full of Skamania hatchery fish if ya wanna get them to move to a fly get it deep and slow.. They are completely worthless as a game fish for the fly in my opinion. Cowlitz fish...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 07-13-2004, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By roballen2
you'll get a lot of differeing opinions on this...

you'll get a lot of differeing opinions on this but in my opinion a strike indicator doesn't do anything the end of your fly line won't ( if you are attentive)
I think it is a rare occasion where...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 06-30-2004, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By roballen2
well My streamer fishing consists of throwing...

well My streamer fishing consists of throwing weighted streamers against undercut banks on Montana streams. I never do any open water streamer fishing.. For My purposes a floating line is all...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-29-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,208
Posted By roballen2
I could frankly care less about my...

I could frankly care less about my credibility.. I care about the future exsistence of wild salmon and steelhead..

wild steelhead will never be restored unless we stop killing them,...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-29-2004, 03:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,208
Posted By roballen2
Guys... sure conditions are different in the...

Guys... sure conditions are different in the various parts of the state.. what I am trying to get you to understand is that the same thing is happening in all areas of the state!!

OK prove it ...
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