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Forum: Art of Casting 09-01-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By Bee
are you trying to direct the cast more upstream...

are you trying to direct the cast more upstream or more downstream?..if you are trying to get more uptream, thne try this...I am not a casting instructor and only can say this works for me in my snap...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 12-07-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Bee
wish I could be more encouraging on the two hander

From your inofrmation you appear to a "small stream " trout fisherman. Use the same rod and same equipmentyou would use on the small stream for spooky trout and apply them to the bonefish. Distance...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-30-2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,621
Posted By Bee
Danners are hard on your feet I think

I fished in them for twenty years....my feet always hurt when I quit fisihing. I even developed collapsed bone muscles in some of my toes... I fish a l ot...anyway, I switched to a pair of Fly Tech...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-30-2004, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,783
Posted By Bee
do not forget you are a visistor and they live there

Having bone fished al over the bahmamas for many many years , I wwould simply say to you to defer to the natives to some extent if possible. They look to the guiding business as a critical income...
Forum: Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 11-05-2004, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bee
I have been fishing there 25 years

some additional thougths...go as long with the leader as you can turn over comfortably. I fish 16-18 feet most of the time and fish an rplxi 6weight. Tippet size is not as critical as you might...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-23-2004, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Bee
if you are going to use them for steelhead

then I would urge you consider a more slender body than you see in the commercially tied versions in many of the fly catalogues...personally, I want the hook gap not to be negatively impacted by a...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-07-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,743
Posted By Bee
small finishing nail with a threa wrap

Why spend money on a mandrel when you can use a small finishing nail of approximately the correct inside diameter of the tube, use thread to wrap it for the EXACT inside diameter of the tube(or the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-01-2004, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Bee
and yes, I fish a G-5 on my 14/9 sage spey ...

and yes, I fish a G-5 on my 14/9 sage spey ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-01-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By Bee
tough loss

sorry about the reels and other equipment. I recall standing at the airport in Vancouver, watching friend s from seattle depart in their vehicle for home after a week on a great steelhead river. ...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 08-30-2004, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By Bee
rhea is legal I think

Rhea and waddington shanks are available from Jack Cook at irishangler.com...hope that address does not violate board rules. He is in Carnation, Wa I think.
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 07-13-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By Bee
I used some gadwall flank and mallard flank for...

I used some gadwall flank and mallard flank for collars in various intruder /waddington shank type patterns I tied and used last fall in BC. Colored them with orange marking pens , and they worked...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 07-12-2004, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Bee
I have been tying some smaller tubs on plastic...

I have been tying some smaller tubs on plastic tubing stripped in tact from electrical wire that has aBOUT HTE SAME DIAMETERS AS THE COMMERCIALLY SOLD TUBES AND THE BRAKE LINE STUFF(sorry about...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 07-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By Bee
Color of tube material for dries??

Some of the plastic tube material I am using for tube dries is almost clear. Some is slightly whitish opaque. Some is black. If you are tying on tubes in the colors of a popsicle, would you avoid...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-15-2003, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Bee
Fish Hawk is as good as it gets

Show me a better fly shop anywhere ..seriously....
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-08-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,424
Posted By Bee
stabilizing the hook

Are you fellas using anything to stabilize the hook inside the brake tubing...? On some of the tube sizes I am using, the hook is somewhat loose inside the tube, and it occurs to me that I might...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 08-25-2003, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By Bee
not being an experienced great lakes fisherman,...

not being an experienced great lakes fisherman, what are those whelps or knots on the side of the fish, curiously? Lampray?
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 08-19-2003, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By Bee
Interesting but not surprising that some of you...

Interesting but not surprising that some of you have alos seen the guy on e-bay selling blue heron...I asked him if he could provide, prior to any purchase, a certificate of authenticity...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 08-18-2003, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By Bee
For the cotter keys I have use, I have used wire...

For the cotter keys I have use, I have used wire cutter to cut a portion of the short piece of the key off by perhaps 3/8 of an inch, then I use needle nose pliers to fold the long piece back ,...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 08-15-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,483
Posted By Bee
cotter keys substitute for waddington shanks

I have been tying a little bit with waddington shanks purchased from JAck. As I ran out of the purchsed shanks, I visited a hardware store and looked at the cotter key selection, bought a few in...
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