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Forum: For Sale by Owner 09-08-2009, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Nooksack Mac
Fiberglass

Eagle Claw six-piece Trailmaster, 6' 9" for No. 6 lines. Includes orig. bag and 15" aluminum tube with screw cap. Honey-colored blank, brown wraps; original Eagle Claw internal screw-hub reel seat....
Forum: For Sale by Owner 05-09-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
WTB
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Posted By Nooksack Mac
I have two Cortland 333 sinking lines, both Type...

I have two Cortland 333 sinking lines, both Type 2 (medium-slow, 2.5 - 3 inches per second): a new, never opened WF10S and a DT8S from which I've used about 12 feet. $10 each, plus $2 shipping; $3...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 04-27-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Monocord

There's a popular tying thread called Monocord, approx. 3/0 and usually unwaxed. It's used for tying larger flies. That's excellent for spinning-bobbin wraps. Anything of similar size is also...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-11-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,909
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Question Floss or phlosse?

Sorry about that... I tie spey and Dee flies, plus soft hackle trout flies and others that call for floss bodies or tags. I've read that such patterns should be tied with silk floss to be allowed...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 09-11-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By Nooksack Mac
A little down?

I've wondered if flourocarbon tippets in the 5x-7x range would have an advantage for dry fly fishing. Do they sink a little in order to avoid surface line shadow, but not enough to pull even a...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 08-19-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,252
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Where less is more

I read that the factories have analyzed knot performance with micro-photography, as well as carefully controlled and measured comparison tests. An important discovery was that knots that fail...
Forum: Lines, Loops and Leaders 08-19-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Snip: good-by trout, hello bass

On this subject, here's something I've wondered about. I don't have much experience with bass bugs, pike flies, salt water Clousers, etc., inasmuch as I'm one of those snobs who tends to feel that...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 08-05-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Left, right, left, right...

Practice on water with a chunk of yarn, big enough to give some line stick, is a good idea. Try doing it from a low dock or small point of land. You'll have to alternate casts to your left and your...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 07-27-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By Nooksack Mac
WTT: Orvis CFO Spools

Long ago, I got a great deal on extra spools for my Orvis CFO V click-and-pawl reel. That's been my system for large trout rods, mainly for lake fishing. I have a spool that hasn't been in use in...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-07-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Unhappy Tough luck, R2D2

It's my understanding that this is done only with returning hatchery fish (which to state-run or tribal hatchery employees are merely mobile repositories of eggs or milt). I think there'd be a...
Forum: the Rod Rack 06-06-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Thumbs up Book of the bamboo builders

Casting a Spell: The Bamboo Fly Rod and the American Pursuit of Perfection, by George Black. 235 pages; Random House; 2006

This book is a fascinating, if somewhat somber, history of the great, or...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 05-19-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Nooksack Mac
A friend has a 9-foot 8-weight from, I think,...

A friend has a 9-foot 8-weight from, I think, that same series, that he used to catch Pacific salmon (mostly chums) with no problem. I found it to be a medium action that was reluctant to throw...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-12-2007, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Nooksack Mac
What you need in a rod and a line

Kid,

If you check into the Forum at The Spey Pages (an invaluable resource for anyone interested in learning about spey fishing), you'll notice that the majority of recent commentary has been...
Forum: Getting Started 02-18-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By Nooksack Mac
A good choice

I'm not sure how this applies along the Mississippi, but a 5-weight in 8 1/2' or 9' is a fine all-around choice for trout and panfish. The Cabela Genesis package looks like an excellent value for...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 02-18-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Nooksack Mac
If I remember (I still have one), these were...

If I remember (I still have one), these were offered through E. Hille, a fly tackle purveyor in the eastern U.S. whose ads I haven't seen in years. It's a good carrier for wet flies and smaller...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-24-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,272
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Spiders and maribou spiders

Crudely speaking (I'm doing this from memory) "spiders" were attractor dry flies tied with very oversized dry hackle, usually no wings, designed to imitate crane flies or other big insects making a...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 08-27-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Nooksack Mac
The Deep Purple Spey, aside from its intrinsic...

The Deep Purple Spey, aside from its intrinsic virtues, is an excellent introductory pattern for tyers who are intimidated by the complexities of spey patterns. Its pheasant spey hackle is easily...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-04-2006, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Mine was custom-built on a brown blank that looks...

Mine was custom-built on a brown blank that looks like standard Ferrulite glass, and feels like it; considerably crisper than the two S-glass rods I've owned.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 06-03-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By Nooksack Mac
So Old that It's New

I just lawn-tested a new rod acquisition, a previously owned fiberglass Fenwick 7 1/2-foot two-section 6-weight. It's a lively little stick, throwing tight loops with not just a WF6F, but also with...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 04-10-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Question Are there two different lines, a Windcutter and...

Are there two different lines, a Windcutter and an XLT? What are the prices of each item?
Forum: Art of Casting 04-01-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,341
Posted By Nooksack Mac
It sounds like the torquing action of the plastic...

It sounds like the torquing action of the plastic ribbon was furling, rather than braiding, parts of your leader. Have you heard of furled leaders and furled extention bodies on stone fly dries? ...
Forum: Fitness & Favorite Recipes 03-29-2006, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Nooksack Mac
Unexpected benefit

Thanks, Juro; this is bound to be useful.

I took up crunches to reduce my middle-age spread. I worked up to doing around 110-120, and have done as many as 200. I do 30-50 until I'm out of...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-28-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By Nooksack Mac
I won't play

This is one of those mental exercise questions that are fun to think about, but have no practical use.
As for expense: who in all the world can never hope to afford more than one fly rod/reel...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-28-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Nooksack Mac
With years of use, I found a ten-weight rod to be...

With years of use, I found a ten-weight rod to be perfect for winter steelhead, and pretty good for hefty chum salmon. A ten is not for situations where any amount of finesse in presentation is...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-28-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Nooksack Mac
The Savage of the past

In June of 1964, I was completing advanced training at the Army Intelligence school in Baltimore. Knowing that I would be sent to Germany, probably for several years, I spent a weekend pass to drive...
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