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Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-13-2003, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By roballen
Fly tyer I was fishing for Coho on the...

Fly tyer

I was fishing for Coho on the Satsop this year. I had fished all day with very little success when I came across a pool that seemed to be filled with fresh Coho I hooked 3 in...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-12-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By roballen
Used as Bill intended ,on floating line deeply...

Used as Bill intended ,on floating line deeply swung, it's a great pattern and one of the only patterns capable of being fished that way. if it's tied smaller that 2/0 it loses it's intended...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-10-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By roballen
Talking Inland I didn't feel provoked at all.. I ...

Inland
I didn't feel provoked at all..
I don't need provocation to go about BSing about steelhead
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-10-2003, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By roballen
Inland No I don't think thats the case at...

Inland

No I don't think thats the case at all.
I think an aggressive fish is aggressive by nature or by circumstance. I don't think a steelhead has ever one time throughout the annals of...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-09-2003, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By roballen
I have said it a million times so one more won't...

I have said it a million times so one more won't hurt..

Size does not matter
color does not matter
pattern does not matter

What does matter is showing your fly to an aggressive fish. If an...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-06-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By roballen
very beautiful!!!! yet simplistic.. I'd be...

very beautiful!!!! yet simplistic.. I'd be interested to see one with the guiene ( hate trying to spell that) wrapped as a collar instead of a throat
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-03-2003, 12:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,760
Posted By roballen
Talking MJC Kerry gets the whole story. I am just a...

MJC Kerry gets the whole story. I am just a poor working stiff keeping his nose to the grindstone:D
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 12-02-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,760
Posted By roballen
Yeah work is such a pain. I mean who wants to put...

Yeah work is such a pain. I mean who wants to put up with coming in on a Monday morning the smell of graphite dust in the air. Talk to a couple truly good people about fishing over the weekend. ...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-25-2003, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,323
Posted By roballen
On numerous occassions I have had steelhead in...

On numerous occassions I have had steelhead in the Washougal ignore small wetflies but chase down and inhale a 5/0 gp in very low clear conditions in the fall. Most of the time a fly that isn't...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 11-23-2003, 10:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,323
Posted By roballen
Something to think about 1. in winter very...

Something to think about

1. in winter very few fish are aggressive compared to summer fish

2. of thoes aggressive fish a smaller % of them will act aggressively towards a fly compares to...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 11-17-2003, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,504
Posted By roballen
Sage Rods and Blanks for sale

I am trying to sell these for a friend of mine..

(1) Sage 9150 ( 15 ft 9wt 2 handed) finished rod by Mill Creek Custom rods. Top of the line components and workmanship. Little or no use. $300...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-14-2003, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By roballen
The air temp warmer than water temp is an old...

The air temp warmer than water temp is an old Atlantic salmon theory. I won't comment to it's validity because I am not a fish:)

However somehting to remember about fish responsivness is that...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-14-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By roballen
the pics 1. looking up into the boundary...

the pics

1. looking up into the boundary pool from sox creek

2. looking downstream into rip- rap ( elevation) from Burnt creek

3. Boundary pool

4 Swamp creek
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-11-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By roballen
speaking specifically about orvis.. The reason...

speaking specifically about orvis.. The reason Orvis rods don't sell in the west is because salesmen won't push them in fly shops!!
A few years ago i worked for an orvis dealer in oregon and went...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-09-2003, 12:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By roballen
No I am suggesting that the reason rod makers...

No I am suggesting that the reason rod makers have the ability to produce such good rods in such quantities is because they can charge 500 bucks for them. If they sold for 1-2 hundred there would...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-08-2003, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,685
Posted By roballen
Nevada Caster.. Prices ARE where they...

Nevada Caster..

Prices ARE where they should be.. I guarentee you that you would not have the quality fly rods today if they could not charge 500+ for them.
I'll tell you one thing comong...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-04-2003, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Poll: One River
Views: 1,411
Posted By roballen
Hmm the list of rivers though a great list sure...

Hmm the list of rivers though a great list sure seems biased regional and seasonal bias. The river I would pick has chrom2 24/7/365. and is 500 miles from the nearest river on the list. it...
Forum: Open Forum 11-02-2003, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By roballen
it's too bad it takes a noted river like the...

it's too bad it takes a noted river like the Thompson to go down the tubes before it gets notices. I desperatly wish that my 4 home rivers had 800 wild fish between them all..
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-28-2003, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By roballen
my hopes for the winter: December: Bonk as...

my hopes for the winter:
December: Bonk as many chambers creek winter runs out of the Washougal as possible just to keep them from spawning in the wild.
January: continue with more of the same...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-10-2003, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By roballen
Sinktip while i agree 100% I think a person is...

Sinktip while i agree 100% I think a person is wasting their time trying fot Chambers creek fish during Nov- Jan. It's my experience it doesn't matter how many hours you put in they won't move...
Forum: The Quintessential Trout 10-07-2003, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By roballen
Fishing for fish that are ona a spawning run is...

Fishing for fish that are ona a spawning run is one thing.. fishing for them as they are in the act of spawning that is something else.. It is WRONG to mess with any spawning fish!! period !!! thats...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-06-2003, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By roballen
Fishing the Paint Brush or similar: simple dead...

Fishing the Paint Brush or similar: simple dead drift .. cast up and across, stack mend a few times then fish the drift watching the tip of the line for a strike..

fishing the Winters Hope or...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 10-04-2003, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,068
Posted By roballen
I hooked my very first winter steelhead on a...

I hooked my very first winter steelhead on a Paint Brush. it was 1985. I was fishing a powell 9'6" 9wt built by Bill in my very favorite winter run riffle on the Washougal called "Skelton's". It ...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 09-30-2003, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,050
Posted By roballen
Stu is correct In regards to the hook. to get...

Stu is correct
In regards to the hook. to get the true intent of the pattern it needs to be tied on a large heavy wire hook 2/0 for shallow tail outs annd up to 5/0 for other locations depending...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-29-2003, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,230
Posted By roballen
1000 fish? thats better than my 2 home rivers...

1000 fish? thats better than my 2 home rivers combined, not that 1000 fish is a good thing just saying things could be much much much much worse.
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