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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-09-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By Gillie
Eric, I thought you might find it interesting...

Eric,
I thought you might find it interesting that the web site is for Pennsylvania fishing. I think it might be a Great Lakes fish.

Gillie
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-05-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Gillie
I have hooked fish on claret patterns on both the...

I have hooked fish on claret patterns on both the Deschutes and the Umpqua, although I have had greater success with black or purple and a touch of some brighter color.

Around home on the GL's I...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 10-21-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,144
Posted By Gillie
Josko, I have taken steelhead in Jan and Feb...

Josko,

I have taken steelhead in Jan and Feb swinging flies up there. Don't be afraid to bring the big flies up with you and let them swim.

Gillie
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-26-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By Gillie
Get a Airflo skagit. They are much nicer lines...

Get a Airflo skagit. They are much nicer lines than the Rio. They are also longer. Depending on the size they are 32.5 to 35 feet long vs. the 27 ft Rio. I attach anywhere from 5 to 13 feet of T14...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 10-06-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By Gillie
Peter, I have always liked the copper killer. I...

Peter,
I have always liked the copper killer. I actually fish it quite a bit for steelhead. I never thought of adapting it to a tube. Would you mind sharing the dressing ?

Gillie
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 09-08-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Gillie
Shaq, can you share what materials you used ? ...

Shaq,
can you share what materials you used ?

Jonathan
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 09-01-2005, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Gillie
To catch fish you will need to own at least 6...

To catch fish you will need to own at least 6 different rods, don't let anyone tell you otherwise :devil: . If you own a home there are financing options available. I believe some of the fly shops...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 08-17-2005, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Gillie
I'm excited to announce that Charlie will be...

I'm excited to announce that Charlie will be doing his slide show on the Gaspe and Atlantic Salmon for us Saturday after the clave. I have not seen it myself yet but am very excited. I have heard it...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 07-15-2005, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By Gillie
Ther is stoneys and there is also Selkirk Shores...

Ther is stoneys and there is also Selkirk Shores which is a public park in the area that I believe has some camping.

Whitakers, which is a local lodge, is offering some great rates for that...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 06-01-2005, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Gillie
I'm finally able to post the tentative list of...

I'm finally able to post the tentative list of presntations. Hopefully a PDF with additional information will follow shortly.

Current planned streamside presentations include:

Rick Kustich...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-29-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By Gillie
Redington RS2

Found a RS2 reel on sale and thinking about it as a reel for one of my lesser used rods. Any experience ? It looks a lot like the current CD series. Any significant differences ?

Gillie
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 05-28-2005, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Gillie
Just a reminder that Rick will be down on the...

Just a reminder that Rick will be down on the Genesee tomorrow the 29th. We are starting arounf 9:30. He will have a large selection of the new Loomis speys with him to try. I've already received a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-21-2005, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By Gillie
Speyman, Could I impose for the pattern on...

Speyman,

Could I impose for the pattern on that fly ? I think I can figure out most of it but it's always good to ask. It looks very cool and has just then right color combination for some of my...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 05-02-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Gillie
Loomis Speys in Upstate NY

Rick Whorwood will be on the Genesee May 29th to do a spey casting demonstration. He will also have the current Loomis line available to try.

If your in the general area and interested this is a...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 04-29-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Gillie
Charlie, Glad to hear you'll be there. If...

Charlie,

Glad to hear you'll be there. If you venture up a day early you might be able to convince me to show you some of the summer Skamania water we've been exploring for the past few years.
...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 04-25-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Gillie
Brief Update: Rick Kustich has agreed to a...

Brief Update:

Rick Kustich has agreed to a demonstration and will be representing Winston Rods with their new spey line present. He will also be representing West River Publishing. Rick has...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 04-21-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By Gillie
Salmon River Clave (NY)

I have been working with the DSR and some of the local fly shops to try to plan a speyclave on the Salmon River this year.

We have received a good response from a number of manufacturers so far...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-06-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,599
Posted By Gillie
Smalma, Any idea as to why ocean survival rates...

Smalma,
Any idea as to why ocean survival rates are so low ?


Gillie
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-06-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,599
Posted By Gillie
Is there any chance that declaring them...

Is there any chance that declaring them endangered will allow for more scrutiny and control over commercial fisheries and aquaculture ? If that was the case then it might not be such a bad thing....
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 02-24-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By Gillie
Steve, Thats a nice looking fly. I've always...

Steve,
Thats a nice looking fly. I've always been a fan of the Silver Hilton and this a nice variation.

Gillie
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-08-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Gillie
Peter, I'm curious if you have had the chance...

Peter,
I'm curious if you have had the chance to try any of the Orvis rods ?

Gillie
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-08-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Gillie
B.F Those rods would certainly do the job,...

B.F

Those rods would certainly do the job, and probably do it well. The reality is that almost any manufacturer makes a decent spey rod these days. It really comes down to preference and casting...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-08-2005, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Gillie
Spock, I would agree that Sage are not the...

Spock,

I would agree that Sage are not the greatest rods for the region. Especially for someone who is entering the spey arena. Unless you are fishing the bigger rivers, which for me means the...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 02-03-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Gillie
I have to vent !!!

I was channel surfing tonight and came upon an episode of Jimmy Houston Adventures. This isn't a show I would normally watch but the information on the cable directory mentioned salmon fishing so I...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 01-07-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By Gillie
Silver Hilton

I have always enjoyed the Silver Hilton as one of my favorite flies. I have recently stumbled upon some unique variations and have been playing. I'm curious what anybody else has used for wings. I...
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