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Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 12-19-2007, 10:30 AM
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Posted By pcknshvl
Thanks for all the input, everyone!

Thanks for all the input, everyone!
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 12-18-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By pcknshvl
Still looking for info

One last try before I pack up and head for the airport on Saturday....
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 11-30-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pcknshvl
Juro-- Yes, long time! You'll be happy to...

Juro--

Yes, long time! You'll be happy to know that I've gone into the two-handed thing big time. If only I could afford more rods....

What's a "cowhound?"

Thanks for the info!

Are you...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 11-26-2007, 11:33 AM
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Views: 592
Posted By pcknshvl
Bump... still hoping for info. We'll be on...

Bump... still hoping for info. We'll be on Asawoman bay. Thanks!
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 11-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pcknshvl
Maryland at Christmas

I'll be there... and our host has a boat. Can we expect (or merely hope) to find any salt water action?

Thanks for the help!

Tom in Seattle
Forum: Art of Casting 02-06-2006, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By pcknshvl
Had a little pre-game practice....

Went down to Lincoln Park in the bright sunshine....

...and concentrated on the "concave path." I saw some improvement. I was able to tell when my cast was off, and could sometimes recover by...
Forum: Art of Casting 02-03-2006, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By pcknshvl
A HUGE storm is forecast for our area very early...

A HUGE storm is forecast for our area very early tomorrow (sat) morning and most of the
day tomorrow, so I'll have to wait to try the forearm plus fist spacing!

Thanks, Juro....

Tom
Forum: Art of Casting 02-03-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By pcknshvl
Great information as always, Juro, but I was...

Great information as always, Juro, but I was acutally talking about overhead casting.

BTW it also turns out that I've mainly been concentrating on the underhanded spey casts, since that's the kind...
Forum: Art of Casting 02-02-2006, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By pcknshvl
Hand Placement

Wide? Narrow? What "feels comfortable?"

Is there any definite effect on the space between the hands? My feeling is that a wider
grip--for me, though I haven't acutally tested this yet--might...
Forum: Art of Casting 01-30-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By pcknshvl
Thanks, Juro. We are experiencing a series of...

Thanks, Juro. We are experiencing a series of sou'westers here, but at least the wind comes from the left shoulder (for us righties)! I'll work on that rod path on the lee-sides of some of the...
Forum: Art of Casting 01-28-2006, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By pcknshvl
Two-handed Overhead: Tailing loops, hat brims, etc.

I met George Cook today on the Snoqualmie River where he was a guest of the River Run fly shop, giving demos of Sage rods and Skagit casting techniques. I was fortunate in that he spent a fair...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-28-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By pcknshvl
Thanks! I'll check it out. How about shad...

Thanks! I'll check it out.

How about shad in estuaries before they head upstream--any point in attempting targeting them?

Tom
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-27-2006, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By pcknshvl
Look under their "Orion" series rods for the...

Look under their "Orion" series rods for the beach two-hander.

As for lightweight rods, I was thinking in terms of the CND Tracker series, Bob Meiser's "Trouters," the Loomis Metolious 5/6... and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-27-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By pcknshvl
It's in their "Orion" series--11'-6" 10/11 wt. ...

It's in their "Orion" series--11'-6" 10/11 wt. The website doesn't show much, but here's the link:

PLEASE!
thank you, Juro
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 01-27-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By pcknshvl
LLBean beach two-hander

I see LLBean is on the bandwagon. Just goes to show how far two-handed fly rods have come. It looks like a nice package they have, BTW. And notice the other end of the spectrum--very light...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-21-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By pcknshvl
[QUOTE=teflon_jones] I picked up a copy of...

[QUOTE=teflon_jones] I picked up a copy of Eastern Fly Fishing in Barnes and Noble the other day and it looked pretty interesting, but it was pricey. Anybody have a subscription to that...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-18-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By pcknshvl
Thanks, Mark. A lot of what I know comes from...

Thanks, Mark. A lot of what I know comes from Gary Bulla's web site (garybulla.com). He guides in S. Cal. and has a bunch of "Surf Reports" on his site, plus all kinds of fly patterns and so...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-18-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By pcknshvl
Thanks, Mark! That's pretty helpful. I've...

Thanks, Mark! That's pretty helpful. I've always wanted to try the surf-perch thing.

Tom
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-18-2006, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By pcknshvl
I haven't tried an Outbound on it yet.... I...

I haven't tried an Outbound on it yet....

I think Rio should market just the heads as a 37.5' interchangeable system. I understand that part of the beauty of the existing line is the continuous...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-17-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By pcknshvl
Further N Cali question: the Beaches

This would be N. of San Francisco....

Seeking general species availability--surf perch, kelp bass, how about west coast Stripers? Appreciate any input--I generally know flies/tackle, just need to...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-16-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By pcknshvl
Juro-- Yes, I did. Snowbee Torridge, with a...

Juro--

Yes, I did. Snowbee Torridge, with a grain wt of 320 - 350. I've been using Scando heads so far. I have yet to really test it on any decent fish. It's a rockin' overhead rod, too.
...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-16-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By pcknshvl
N. California Shad

After some due diligence, I discovered that typically in mid-May on the Russian River in California there's a shad run. I would expect some in the estuary as well as some moving up-river. (I'll be...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-14-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By pcknshvl
Seeking general info: N. California estuaries and rivers in May

I'll be on the Russian River in mid May, attending an in-law's wedding. We'll be in Jenner, CA, right at the mouth of the Russian River.

What, in general, can I expect? As I understand things,...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-03-2006, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By pcknshvl
Trip cancelled....

Thanks for the help and responses, but the trip has been cancelled....

None-the-less, I've been dying to see and fish the Carolina coasts. Someday....
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 12-14-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By pcknshvl
Still hoping for some insight.... thanks, all! ...

Still hoping for some insight.... thanks, all!

Tom
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