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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-13-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By fishhead
Juro already said it but........... ...

Juro already said it but...........


POLARIZED SHADES!

And not really FF but related in a way...........

All the progress that has led us to the nearly limitless possiblilities of getting...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 12-13-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By fishhead
WAY to GO!!!! Dad. Congrats to both of you on...

WAY to GO!!!! Dad. Congrats to both of you on Amelia. Like the others stated beautiful name for a wonderful new addition to your family.

I just sold(traded) my Volvo wagon for a pick up-Dodge...
Forum: >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 12-08-2005, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By fishhead
Beauties for sure, Will! VERY buggy! On the Hex...

Beauties for sure, Will! VERY buggy! On the Hex and the targeted Carp.....is this sight fishing or blind casting during a hatch? I'm going to assume you flick them out in front of the Carp on the...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 12-08-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By fishhead
Yep, even waaaaaay down here in the South-ok, mid...

Yep, even waaaaaay down here in the South-ok, mid south- the blasts of chilly air have cooled the bite down considerably. Doing some tying. considering the next rod build after my first effort-a H&H...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-28-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By fishhead
Hey Guys, my wife and I honeymooned in...

Hey Guys,

my wife and I honeymooned in Jamaica in June of '98. I was not into FF back then but have been a lifelong angler. We stayed in a mountain top villa overlooking Montego Bay and travelled...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 11-23-2005, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By fishhead
WoooooHoooooooo!!!!! Lots and lots of fish....

WoooooHoooooooo!!!!! Lots and lots of fish. Built my first rod, a 2 pc, 8ft, 4wt Batson blank from Hook and Hackle. A new personal best LMB- which I hope to re-catch to weigh and measure it next...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-18-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By fishhead
Bummer.......we hit one on the way to the airport...

Bummer.......we hit one on the way to the airport for my Alaska trip last year at 430 AM but only a mile from the house and would have walked back to get my truck to make the flight. Turned a curve...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-14-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By fishhead
I just got one and it makes me smile when I use...

I just got one and it makes me smile when I use it after having used cheaper outfits for my teeth cutting into FF. Jimmy said it best.....they need to be tested on the water. Mine is my 'go-to' 5 wt.
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 11-07-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 436
Posted By fishhead
Upgraded with TFO and Trion!

Being a bargain hunter pays off sometimes, though one has to be aware that buying cheap can mean paying more in the long run. This weekend I feel I got two needed upgrades to my gear at good prices....
Forum: Getting Started 11-07-2005, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By fishhead
Hey BB, from another new NC fly tier, you're...

Hey BB, from another new NC fly tier, you're getting some good counsel from the guys. I tied on forceps for a while-YIKES can't believe I was so cheap! Just getting into it, I was also unsure if I...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 11-03-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By fishhead
Being on a Mac most every work day, I can't use...

Being on a Mac most every work day, I can't use the google map program, BUT I can go to terraserver by microsoft and get some decent zoomable views. The imagery is dated 1999 and 2002 both good...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 11-01-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By fishhead
Talking off-forum with Wee Hooker confirms what...

Talking off-forum with Wee Hooker confirms what you're saying. He even mentioned the "S" word meaning the white stuff made already made a debut appearance up that way. YIKES! Sounds like the old man...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-01-2005, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,656
Posted By fishhead
Well, here's mine from a not too distant...

Well, here's mine from a not too distant Southeast Alaska Silver Salmon trip.

A short story on the Klawock River Steelhead....Each year I volunteer at one of the local Hatcheries in Southeast...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 10-27-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By fishhead
Scott and Ian, Thanks again for offering...

Scott and Ian,

Thanks again for offering good choices to consider. It's funny(or not) but on my current 8 wt rig I think I spent more on the Orvis Wonderline than on the reel. Haven't tried a...
Forum: the Rod Rack 10-26-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By fishhead
Didn't really mean to horn in on the originator's...

Didn't really mean to horn in on the originator's thread but after looking so long and not finding what I want in a rod my options came to either commission a custom rod ($$$!) or build one ( and...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 10-26-2005, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By fishhead
yep, listening and learning sure beats buying and...

yep, listening and learning sure beats buying and regretting. That's why I'm on board to get a better jump on the learning curve. The money into the Salmon setup is the logical upgrade. Especially...
Forum: the Rod Rack 10-25-2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By fishhead
great stuff guys! I have yet to build one but am...

great stuff guys! I have yet to build one but am on that ledge and keep looking down. Ready to leap any day-maybe a winter project for me. My dilema in hunting for "the Rod" is this: where can you...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-21-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By fishhead
Adrian- I'm due West of where you're headed by...

Adrian- I'm due West of where you're headed by about 140 miles in a town called Wake Forest. We have good striper fishing in-land as well in the Kerr reservoir on the VA/NC border plus some spawning...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-21-2005, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By fishhead
Dewey- Thanks, I did bite the cork in some of...

Dewey-
Thanks, I did bite the cork in some of the non-posted pix and got pond water, fish flavor, and some grit in my mouth for it. lol! should have wiped the handle and my hands first. I did do a...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-20-2005, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By fishhead
Peter-"BTW, don't quit your day job." Too funny! ...

Peter-"BTW, don't quit your day job." Too funny! I'm glad I can leave work AT work and don't travel unless it's pleasure (annual AK trip!) or vacation with the family. Being only 48 next month I...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By fishhead
all this took place during a tiny post work...

all this took place during a tiny post work fishing window of 25 minutes at a pond near my home. About the tenth cast came the first and only bluegill and then the fly switch and in two or three...
Forum: >> Archive: Warmwater Gamefish Flies 10-19-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By fishhead
Peacock Bluegill Imitator

Well here is the panfish look-a-like contest loser fly. I really don't have a good name for it nor know if it is even original or not. I just thought it up after having a rash of Bass attack and...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-19-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By fishhead
The bass was only about 3.5 pounds and was...

The bass was only about 3.5 pounds and was greedier than he should have been as the bluegill it ate was around 6 inches long and at least 4 inches tall making it a good size meal for the hungry...
Forum: Warmwater flyfishing 10-19-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By fishhead
NEW personal best LM Bass on NEW fly!

Lately i've had a spate of enjoyable bluegill fishing being interupted by some greedy Bass smashing my fish and this resulted in me taking the battle to the Bass. I managed to crane lift one greedy...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 10-18-2005, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By fishhead
Upgrade time!

Having been a flyfisher for a little over 2 years now and only seriously the past year, I'm looking to upgrade my rods and reels. (the cheap stuff is on the way out!) The Pflueger Trion reels have...
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