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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-06-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By flytyer
OC, You'll have to show/teach the fellow who...

OC,

You'll have to show/teach the fellow who owns the local fly shop there in town how to catch winter fish on a fly. Then you won't be so lonely when fishing:wink: . Only now you're getting...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-03-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By flytyer
OC, Working at the ski area seems more like...

OC,

Working at the ski area seems more like a way to pass the time and get the free passes for your family than a job, which means there is hope you won't be looking for a full-time job and...
Forum: Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 01-01-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By flytyer
I know I got around to posting an answer to your...

I know I got around to posting an answer to your question late, hopefully not too late. Anyway, it will be useful to you in the future. The best method I've ever used for deer tails, or even full...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-01-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By flytyer
OC, What would you want to go and ruin your...

OC,

What would you want to go and ruin your perfectly good early retirement by getting a job? Unless of course said job was testing new rods, lines, etc. on the rivers around your new digs for the...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 05-08-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By flytyer
Believe it or not, a 3 hour drive is not really...

Believe it or not, a 3 hour drive is not really much to those who live (or who have lived for several years) in Montana. During the 12 years I lived there, it was normal for my wife and I to take the...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 01-29-2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By flytyer
The body is 'caddis green' or 'green caddis'...

The body is 'caddis green' or 'green caddis' dubbing ribbing with small flat pearlescent tinsel. The wings are grey duck wing sections (grey goose shoulder would work, but the duck is much shorter...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-21-2008, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By flytyer
Not to drive 300+ miles from Mount Vernon, WA to...

Not to drive 300+ miles from Mount Vernon, WA to Orofino, ID to fish the Clearwater for 3 days and then use 8# tippet. The first day fishing, I hooked a "B" run steelhead and promptly broke the fish...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 09-01-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By flytyer
John, That is precisely why Frank and I used...

John,

That is precisely why Frank and I used 10'ers, both in 6 wt and 4 wt.
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By flytyer
John, Thanks for letting us know how you...

John,

Thanks for letting us know how you did. The Bighorn is a river I greatly miss (as is the Misssouri, Big Hole, and Upper Clark Fork) since I moved to Washinton state 17 years ago and turned...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By flytyer
John, If you put in at 12 mile and float...

John,

If you put in at 12 mile and float down to the next take-out (granted it is a long way) you will see very few fishermen and will cover some great water. This was my favorite stretch on the...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 08-01-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By flytyer
John, During the 12 years I lived in Montana...

John,

During the 12 years I lived in Montana I spent 9 months in Billings and fished the Big Horn at least once/week during that time and fished it at least 12 times/year for the 4 years after I...
Forum: Our Environment 07-23-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By flytyer
Moonlight, Yes, I know about the 8th St....

Moonlight,

Yes, I know about the 8th St. bridges being replaced. I was told about them last month by some Port Angeles friends I saw when I was over for a job interview for the Director of...
Forum: Our Environment 07-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By flytyer
Moonlight, These are phots of the new bridge...

Moonlight,

These are phots of the new bridge under contruction that is replacing the old single-lane wood-decked one just above the state hatchery right? I also assume the reason the river is...
Forum: Art of Casting 07-10-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,618
Posted By flytyer
Every good 2-hand Skagit head caster I know casts...

Every good 2-hand Skagit head caster I know casts with 3"-8" of running line out the rod tip unless he is making very short casts that are less than the Skagit head's length. In other words, you want...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-23-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,672
Posted By flytyer
I think John (striblue) is very close to what has...

I think John (striblue) is very close to what has happened regarding fewer folks fishing today, which encompasses all types of gear from fly to casting to spinning to trolling. As an example, I am...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 06-20-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By flytyer
Galong, As Teflon-Jones mentioned, the link...

Galong,

As Teflon-Jones mentioned, the link got deleted because they were to commercial, non-sponsors of the forum site. This was done in accordance with site policy.
Forum: Getting Started 06-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,174
Posted By flytyer
ECHO blanks and completed rods are made in China...

ECHO blanks and completed rods are made in China to Tim Rajeff's specs.
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 06-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By flytyer
John )striblue) got it nailed. Follow his advise...

John )striblue) got it nailed. Follow his advise and you won't have problems.
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-06-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By flytyer
Eric, Yep, bats are sure nasty and aren't...

Eric,

Yep, bats are sure nasty and aren't too fond of having been hooked on a backcast!

I've managed to hook a couple of beaver in their tails when fishing, the last one was 4 years ago when...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 05-04-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By flytyer
I was out fishing for large browns at night back...

I was out fishing for large browns at night back in the mid '70's on the upper Delaware River near Hancock, NY and after pulling the line and fly out of the water on its intitial backcast suddenly...
Forum: >> Archive: Favorite Trout Flies 04-15-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,803
Posted By flytyer
Beautifully tied Catskill style classic and it...

Beautifully tied Catskill style classic and it sends me down memory lane on how I started tying flies.

These Catskill style dries are what got me into fly tying when I was 9 years old. I got tired...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-12-2008, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,002
Posted By flytyer
The only advantages silk has over rayon are: 1)...

The only advantages silk has over rayon are: 1) it is stonger, so it hold up better when fished; 2) it lays flatter, so it is smoother when tied in; 3) it doesn't fray as easily as rayon; and 4) it...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By flytyer
Jim and Pete, Thanks for your kind words,...

Jim and Pete,

Thanks for your kind words, but I'm just trying to share what I've learned the hard way over the last 28 years about dying materials so others don't go down the dead ends I did. I'm...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-04-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By flytyer
Jim, RIT is not a good dye to use, despite...

Jim,

RIT is not a good dye to use, despite A.K. Best writing a book about how he uses RIT for dying feathers and fur. RIT is a so-called union dye, which means it is composed of many different...
Forum: >> Archive: Striper (etc) Flies 04-03-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,159
Posted By flytyer
Jim, As you have found, using Kool Aid to...

Jim,

As you have found, using Kool Aid to dye materials gives you nice pastel colors. The reason for this is the coloring agent in Kool Aid is acid dye, which is why you need to use vinegar to set...
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