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Forum: Art of Casting 10-02-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rick J
A very common problem on the forward cast is to...

A very common problem on the forward cast is to hit it early with power - you start right off hitting it hard. The term accelerate means to constantly increase in speed. The forward cast needs to...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-21-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Rick J
When I guided, I generally received between 10%...

When I guided, I generally received between 10% and 25%. Some of my repeat clients did better than that.

I rarely hire a guide - there is one I keep going back to for steelheading in Oregon and...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 07-18-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By Rick J
I sure don't like a full moon for steelheading. ...

I sure don't like a full moon for steelheading.

And I also beleive that high tides during full moons are not great for fishing tarpon in mangrove areas such as in norhtern Mexico. The high...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-24-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rick J
Gary had both a 12' 3 wt and a 4 wt at the San...

Gary had both a 12' 3 wt and a 4 wt at the San Rafael show. Quite fast action but very nice
Forum: Overhead Fly Casting... 05-23-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,331
Posted By Rick J
Nice post. I think that Steve Rajeff...

Nice post.

I think that Steve Rajeff probably has the best back cast in the business. Watching him has done more to improve my back cast than anything else I have done. You can see him both on...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-22-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rick J
Gary Anderson has both a 3 wt and 4 wt 12' rod -...

Gary Anderson has both a 3 wt and 4 wt 12' rod - pretty sweet though I have not had much chance to play with them - the 4 is the next rod on my list - should be a wonderful rod for Klamath steelhead...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rick J
Check out the new spey BB on the Fly Fisherman...

Check out the new spey BB on the Fly Fisherman board - photo of a big cat fish taken on a spey rod!!
Forum: Getting Started 05-19-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By Rick J
I would highly recomend you get a copy of Bill...

I would highly recomend you get a copy of Bill Nash's book and video (2 videos) and I believe he only charges $35 or so - one of the best knot references for the fly fisher. He haunts Blanton's site...
Forum: >> Archive: Bonefish/Tarpon Flies 05-13-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By Rick J
When I fished the Canun area a couple of years...

When I fished the Canun area a couple of years ago the guide had a dynamite pattern that was tied on a number 8 hook. Legs and mono eyes were tied on the shank and a small piece of felt was glued on...
Forum: Getting Started 04-29-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,615
Posted By Rick J
Don't know if Orvis still makes them but the old...

Don't know if Orvis still makes them but the old CFO's were great reels with an awesome sound!!!!
Forum: Art of Casting 04-16-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By Rick J
Another method to keep the line away from you ...

Another method to keep the line away from you with wind blowing from your right - rather than casting off shoulder which can be difficult to learn - if you hold your hand in a normal back cast...
Forum: Getting Started 04-05-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,437
Posted By Rick J
I would recommend you always tie on a section of...

I would recommend you always tie on a section of tippet to your leader especially if drag free drifts are necessary - I will often tie on 24 to 36 inches of tippet to get a good drag free drift. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-15-2005, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rick J
I just tie on a short piece of 25 or 20# maxima...

I just tie on a short piece of 25 or 20# maxima (18" to 24") to the line tip using an Albright knot. Tie in a double surgeons to this. Then take whatever tippet size I want to use and tie in a...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 02-27-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Rick J
I've been there twice - fished the Isla Blanca...

I've been there twice - fished the Isla Blanca area and stayed in Cancun. In April you will have opportunities at Tarpon and Snook but likely few bones or permit that arrive in the middle of the...
Forum: Art of Casting 02-06-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,633
Posted By Rick J
I think striaght line path is very much as JD...

I think striaght line path is very much as JD describes. If you are constantly accelerating the tip continues to bend. I think the idea is that if at any time you let up on the acceleration or slow...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 02-02-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By Rick J
The technique can be very deadly - so much so...

The technique can be very deadly - so much so that a group got together and managed to get it banned on the North Umpqua. I prefer to swing but as you say some water is not conducive to this...
Forum: Getting Started 01-20-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Rick J
For size 18 and smaller I use a single...

For size 18 and smaller I use a single microfibbett on a side and split it with my thread so it flairs at about a 90 degree angle (to each other, not to the shank -so that would be 45 degrees from...
Forum: Art of Casting 01-19-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,785
Posted By Rick J
I have had fish that close on several occasions...

I have had fish that close on several occasions while fishing spring creeks such that a 9 foot rod extended was too far and extended over the fish and I have actually hooked a few of them when they...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-16-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,593
Posted By Rick J
What Ed said about floods destroying more runs...

What Ed said about floods destroying more runs than they create sure holds true in N California. Of course the floods are worse due to the logging and overgrazing that bring in tons of silt that...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-14-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By Rick J
I use spey techniques frequently though generally...

I use spey techniques frequently though generally do not make full spey casts - I will use a snap t or snake roll to cast the line up in the air then go into a regular aerialized back cast - often...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-13-2005, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Rick J
I think the photo is real - I sorta thought that...

I think the photo is real - I sorta thought that also but if you look closely it looks like his left foot is wedged in a slot in the rock and really isn't out of proportion - posted this on spey site...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-13-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Rick J
Check out this small steelhead!!

Bill Kiene sent me this post of a fish caught in Bosnia!!

http://www.kiene.com/images/Bosnia.jpg


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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-12-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By Rick J
Not exactly shows but the SF Spey Clave is April...

Not exactly shows but the SF Spey Clave is April 22-24 and the Sandy Clave is May 14-15
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-06-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,789
Posted By Rick J
Hi OC - Nicely put - one more question for you -...

Hi OC - Nicely put - one more question for you - I am not sure I understood your comment on skagit method - too effective? - seems it is just swinging a tip - it is just the casting method that...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-06-2005, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,789
Posted By Rick J
OC - loved you description on trout responses and...

OC - loved you description on trout responses and I would agree that steelhead likely respond the same way. I have spent many hours on spring creeks just watching trout behavior rather than...
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