The north american fly fishing forum. Fargo/Bozeman. Jan 13, 2022. #2. camlloyd said: Hello all, I ...

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The largest, most active online fly fishing community in the region! Join us and enjoy the endless amounts of fly fishing knowledge, stories and conversation! We value your privacy, and vow to NEVER bring in any invasive ad campaigns that use trackers and data harvesting technology. ... It goes against everything this forum was founded on.They'll go wild for flies that imitate their natural forage, such as crayfish, leeches, baitfish, and gobies. I'll use the pre-spawn Smallmouths here as examples. I use an 8wt fly rod because when the Smallies are in pre-spawn, there are still very aggressive post-spawn Northern Pike around. I also use an 8wt because of the flies I throw at them.Nov 22, 2023 · 409. Nov 22, 2023. #1. As much as I love fly fishing, it remains a close second to upland bird hunting with my dogs of which I have been blessed with several very good dogs. Last years record snow and summer rains revitalized the habitat to a great extent although much of the CRP has gone back into production. A couple pics from last week. Apr 27, 2023 · Apr 27, 2023. #1. Part 1: Just got the DB Ideal Nymph 10' 1wt to compliment my T&T Contact II 10' 2wt and 3wt. Bought from Dakota Angler with a 10% discount because it was my first purchase with them. They called the same day to confirm that the address was correct which they routinely do for first time purchases which. Oct 24, 2021 · The best fly fishing advice I’ve ever heard came from noted author, lecturer and casting instructor Gary Borger. “Of the the things that are important in fly fishing, on a scale of 1 - 10, DRAG is 1,000”. Learn to cast, mend and eliminate drag. The best way to do that is get on the river and fish. Euro nymphing is not a naughty Google search. It is a style of fly-fishing that uses three nymphs and little or no fly line on the water. The rods used for this method are longer than usual at 9.5 to 11 feet. These rods are rated for standard fly lines (i.e. #4) but often anglers use a level line, which has no taper at all.Dec 25, 2018. #6. The 907-4 Radian is quite a soft rod and in my opinion, not a great streamer rod if full sink lines and larger flies are going to be used. It simply has too weak of a tip to be a great streamer stick in my opinion. I would personally choose a 7wt Meridian or an 8wt Radian if it was me.The largest, most active online fly fishing community in the region! Join us and enjoy the endless amounts of fly fishing knowledge, stories and conversation! We value your privacy, and vow to NEVER bring in any invasive ad campaigns that use trackers and data harvesting technology. ... It goes against everything this forum was founded on.On the one hand, the Payload was introduced after the Bass II was discontinued and both were designed for throwing big flies with compact head/overweighted lines. But there's a 10" difference in length for most models (most Payloads are 8'9", but the 10 and 11 wts are longer), so that suggests a completely different rod.The 590 reminds me of my Sage SP 590 but possessing a more precise and reactive front 1/3. Sunday I took it to a local reservoir known for the size of its fish as it is C&R. 15' leaders with light chronomid and scuds suspended under an indi. Great. 6' with a 4" Catch All fishing drop offs and weedbeds @ 30'.In this guide, we share the best ways to fly to New Zealand with points and miles. This is a comprehensive guide for North America. We may be compensated when you click on product ...Aug 15, 2014 · Sacramento CA. Aug 19, 2014. #20. My 'gill set up is the same as my high mountain Sierras set up. Custom 7'6" 1wt full flex rod with Orvis Battenkill BBS reel with the RIO Trout LT DT line. Bluegills have small mouths and respond killer to small unweighted nymphs as well as small dries. Apr 5, 2014. #5. jastrout said: Can not say a thing about the 905 but owning and fishing the 885 it is awesome dry fly and light nymph rod. I won a TU coupon years ago for 40%"of Scott Rods and called them directly. to ask sweet spot in the G 2 series. Was told the 883-884-885 were superior to the 9' .Nov 24, 2011 · Re: A Thread for the Dry Fly Purest; Hi Ard, You've pretty much summed up dry fly fishing for me. Yvonne and I would rather catch bluegills on drys, than dredge a nymph for deep trout. Blue-Winged Olives are a particular favorite, and we can usually get something to rise to a small BWO of the temperature is above 50 degrees. Stillwater Fly Fishing. Discuss stillwater techniques, patterns used, ask questions, get answers on the best way to fish stillwaters. 1.Nov 22, 2023 · 409. Nov 22, 2023. #1. As much as I love fly fishing, it remains a close second to upland bird hunting with my dogs of which I have been blessed with several very good dogs. Last years record snow and summer rains revitalized the habitat to a great extent although much of the CRP has gone back into production. A couple pics from last week. 11,712. Location. South of the Catskills. Mar 18, 2015. #16. Hunt, Next to Abel and Hatch most other reels do suffer by comparison. But in trout fishing, as rods get lighter, there is a major need for skeletonized, light weight reels with adequate performances for proper match up and Nautilus and Galvan are two important contenders here.11,642. Location. South of the Catskills. Jul 19, 2021. #1. A real loose for the aficionados of fly reels, the innovative reel artist Ari't Hart of Holland has died. He was, I believe, the first to incorporate one-way bearings as a method of actuating a disc drag (at least the first I knew of) and, working largely in his home, built one after ...385. Location. Virginia. May 27, 2020. #4. SOHO is only a 1 to 2 miles from Bluff City, according to where you fish it. Watauga only a few males farther. White Top Laurel in Virginia is maybe 25 or 30 miles up the road. After that the South Fork of the Holston in Virginia is just outside of Marion and has great …The Stickman Ti5 10 foot 5 weight is lighter in swingweight than the Hardy UL NSX, but in terms of action and feel, there is not much in it. I look at the Stickman as being a 5/6 where as the Hardy is a pure 6 and can handle a 7 if need be. The swingweight of both the 6 and 7 NSX is lighter than the original Loomis …Squirmy wormy's may "lessen the experience" for you. For some of us we are still learning and enjoying any experience we have. Some of us live in places where we don't get to "dry fly" fish all day long. We have to do what we can with what we have. I can tell you that in my first 10 years of fly fishing I could dry fly fish all day.Also, I ended up at Michaels last week on my way to Joannes and found 2mm foam for 99 cents for a 12x18 sheet. 6mm suitable for streamer box liners for $1.50. The thick stuff wasn't a huge sheet though. Just enough or one x-large fly box.If you’re a truck driver or have ever taken a long road trip, chances are you’ve come across a Flying J truck stop. With over 750 locations across North America, Flying J is one of...Nov 6, 2023 · In fact, it took until page 28 to see anything related to actual fishing. 28 pages of clothing and crap. I guess BPS/Cabela's are a "lifestyle company" like Orvis Then there are three whole pages of fishing stuff containing a whopping two fly fishing specific items listed, their own brand reel and a Redington Path II rod and reel outfit for $100. Apr 19, 2023 · Apr 19, 2023. #1. I live in Florida (These days) but I want to go up to the Nantahala and camp along the river and fly fish by wading. There are several camp grounds and I am reading that some areas have no access, it is private property. As I said, the area has to be shallow enough to wade but still have room to cast, and an area with some trout. A forum community dedicated to fly fishing and sporting enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about safety, licenses, tips, tricks, rivers, reviews...29. Location. NC. Jun 21, 2016. #8. If I remember most of the Davidson is in the Pisgah National Forest and is fly fishing only catch and release now don't hold me to that it might have changed on the fly fishing only.In fact, it took until page 28 to see anything related to actual fishing. 28 pages of clothing and crap. I guess BPS/Cabela's are a "lifestyle company" like Orvis Then there are three whole pages of fishing stuff containing a whopping two fly fishing specific items listed, their own brand reel and a Redington Path II rod and reel outfit for $100.If you can handle a 3-piece rod, the 8' 3wt WT is one of the best small-stream rods ever. Scott: G2 in #2, #3 and #4 in 7'7" and 8'4". The 7'7" 2wt and 8'4" 3wt are superstars in this series. The 8'8" 3wt is maybe the best of all but it is a lot of rod for small streams and IMHO is better suited to fishing dry flies on bigger …Threads 42,129 Posts 208,027 Members 10,891 Active Members 161. Welcome to our newest member, essaere106K. 3h ago. Community Rules. Read WashingtonFlyFishing.com community rules. 1.4K. Apr 25, 2023. General Fly Fishing Forums. General Fly …A zucchini slaw is a refreshing and unique twist for this Mexican, seafood entrée fish taco recipe, which packs a wallop of flavor while also hitting all the healthy criteria. For ...May 24, 2010 · I've fished the 8'6" 5wt version of Redington's new fly rod a few times now, and it really fits the mold of a practical work-horse. Its not a parking lot rod that will easily lay the whole line out there and wow the crowd. That's a good thing, as those rods don't do well at most types of trout fishing. This rod excels at short precise casts ... Of course, there are many guides in Alberta on various rivers and if you are seeking a trip on waters we don't guide on we'll certainly point out a few people that we know provide good service. Please feel free to email me at. [email protected]. Dave Jensen. 403 346 1698. Light weight but Orvis did a good job keeping enough material to maintain rigidity. It could even be a little heavier. Machine work looks very good. It’s got a great incoming and outgoing sound with the outgoing being a little muted. More drag than any trout reel needs, most of it comes in the last 1/4 turn.Jul 18, 2020 · The contact II , at least in the 10 ft 2wt must be a much more comfortable rod to fish: the contact 10ft 2inch 2 wt weighed 2.93 which balanced with a 6.7 oz reel for a total weight of 9.63. the contact II 10ft 2 wt weighs 2.96 which balances with a 4,23 oz reel for a total wt of 7.19 oz. the contact II is also slightly faster (AA 67 vs63) I ... General Fly Fishing Forums. General Fly Fishing Discussion. FISHING MAGIC NAFFF SALMON FISHING SEA TROUT. North American FFF. Jump to Latest …A 6 weight Radian or Meridian with a 200 grain sink tip and an unweighted fly (maximum 4’ of leader) can easily hit targets 75-80 feet with great accuracy and get the fly down to the fish. The only thing that begins to screw up longer casts with big streamers are ones that cause a lot of wind resistance.DB What to watch for today Greece is the word for the ECB. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is expected to call for a new deal with the country’s creditors today as the...FL. Sep 19, 2021. #4. Welcome to the forum tiggbigms252 - Not sure what your budget may be, but for a glass creek rod I'd recommend the Epic 370 or 476. I fish the Epic 476 and love it. On small streams, you seldom cast more than 35', usually 15'-25', and at that distance Epic FastGlass2 rods really shine. They offer a rod …At G. Loomis, Gary Loomis, a machinist by trade, designed and built his own rolling machines. The increased pressure he could now apply minimised trapped air bubbles, greatly …Vintage Tackle Blog from Thomas Turner Fishing Ant. Threads. 500. Messages. 523. T. The Allcock’s Aerial reel, is it a good investment? Yesterday at 6:12 PM. Thomas Turner.Jan 13, 2022 · Fargo/Bozeman. Jan 13, 2022. #2. camlloyd said: Hello all, I am going to Kalispell the last week of June with my wife and six-month-old. I'm going to do a guided trip but think I will only be able to convince the wife to let me do a half-day trip. Any guide recommendations? I am staying on the Flathead River near the lake but am unsure if ... The UK Fly Fishing Forum. Salmon Fishing Forum. Sea Trout Forum. Thomas Turner. Menu Log in Register Home. Forums. General Fly Fishing Discussion. General Discussion. Southeast Fly Fishing Forum. Thread starter tthrower; Start date May 11, 2010; 1; 2; Next. 1 of 2 Go to page. Go. Next Last. T ... Contact us; Help;The sight fishing has been incredible and seeing 18 inch trout come up and slowly inspect flies has made me a paranoid fly tier. In rivers fish only have a few seconds to decide to hit something. In these mountain lakes with 4-6ft of visibility the fish sometimes slowly circle my fly for 30 seconds before they decide to take it.Location. central NY. Aug 1, 2016. #3. GLoomis still offers the GLX 'Classic' , all 9 ft., two piece, in 4, 5, 6, and 8 wgt.. They are wonderfully light in feel, have a sensitive tip and fit right in with the Radian aesthetic < meaning stealth and classy, kinda' like the 'Little Black Dress'. Sans bling.Fly Rods | The North American Fly Fishing Forum - sponsored by Thomas Turner. Home. Forums. Tackle Talk. Fly Rods. Post any comments or questions …Flying with American Airlines? It’s important to be aware of the flight requirements set by the airline to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. Before boarding an Ame...Stillwater Fly Fishing. Discuss stillwater techniques, patterns used, ask questions, get answers on the best way to fish stillwaters. 1.2,825. Location. Oslo. Feb 18, 2023. #3. Guideline are known to offer some very good rods, both sh and dh. The sh NT:8 #7 is the only one in their current line up i’v fished with, and I fancy it a lot. I’v had some Guideline rods over the years. My first was part of a mid priced rod/reel/line package I had as a student.Reaction score. 112. Location. On a trout stream/Suburban Pittsburgh. Apr 5, 2016. #6. 8'6 is an ideal rod length for the Driftless, especially if you only have one rod. You're in great shape. 8'6 #4 was my most used rod on the smaller streams but I'd fish a 9'0 on the larger water.For fishing small water in an ultra lite fashion it would be a sweet rod with action similar to today’s Winston B3X. In fact, you might check to see if you can get a 2wt B3X on sale that in my opinion, approximates the flex and action of the Sage 389. I have 2 B3X’s and really like them. My 2 cents. Best, SR.Scott G2 or GS 883- one of the best small fly, long leader, medium distance rods ever made. Winston Pure 763 - nice small water current production rod. Winston BIIILS 763 delicate small water stick. Winston IM6/WT 763 one of the finest ever made in this config. Winston IM6/WT 8'3wt- ditto above.Nov 18, 2015 · The UK Fly Fishing Forum. Salmon Fishing Forum. Sea Trout Forum. Thomas Turner. Menu Log in Register Home. Forums. General Fly Fishing Discussion Oct 24, 2021 · The best fly fishing advice I’ve ever heard came from noted author, lecturer and casting instructor Gary Borger. “Of the the things that are important in fly fishing, on a scale of 1 - 10, DRAG is 1,000”. Learn to cast, mend and eliminate drag. The best way to do that is get on the river and fish. Talk about anything somewhat related to fly tying... When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission, which supports our community.I have found over the years that a size 2 or so Crayfish fly on a sink tip line where you hit the bank or structure, let the fly drop to the bottom, make a couple of hard quick strips and pause, let the fly sink back to the bottom, and repeat. I have not found that taking the time to strip the fly back to the boat is productive with crayfish flies.Dry Fly Purist; as in those persons who would gently toss a dry fly upon the water and carefully mend and drift to a waiting fish rather than anything else. There have been times in my life that no form of fishing could have possibly delivered the joy and satisfaction that i received from the act of fishing the dry fly.Traveling can be a stressful experience, but with the right airline, it doesn’t have to be. American Airlines offers nonstop flights to hundreds of destinations around the world, m...One was a 16' which would handle a 3 hp outboard on an adaptor that clamped onto the gunwhales, the other was the 12' Gruman aluminum alloy and touted as the lightest canoe ever made. The total weight was either 22 or 23 pounds. The 16' never got used for any but large lake fishing after the short one was …Jan 28, 2024 · Jan 28, 2024. #1. I attended the Show both Friday and Saturday, meeting several Forum members which was really nice, saw friends from TGF and PHWFF as well as numerous long-time fly fishing industry personal. There appeared to be a larger turnover from one company to another than I have experienced in the past but everyone was convivial towards ... The 7'6" - 8' 6" +/- class of 3wt (and 4wt rods too) of current production rods are, fortunately for us, some of the nicest rods that have ever been produced. I fished, arguably, two of Winston's finest models, an 8' 3wt and 8' 4wt IM6's for more years than I can count. These rods were, and are, wonderful, specialized, fishing tools.On my 4th or 5th cast, I got a strike and it was fish on. An 8" Rainbow, which for this stream is a near-trophy (the typical fish there is 5-6" and more likely to be smaller than larger). So a great way to break in the new rod! I am so impressed with the rod. Just exceptional for the small, tight waters I fish so often. It roll casts amazingly ...Aug 5, 2019 · The Orvis 7'6" 4wt is my favorite from that line-up and is fast (for glass). I think someone else here mentioned Steffen and my Steffens are by far my favorite rods I own and are also on the faster side for glass. C. Also, I ended up at Michaels last week on my way to Joannes and found 2mm foam for 99 cents for a 12x18 sheet. 6mm suitable for streamer box liners for $1.50. The thick stuff wasn't a huge sheet though. Just enough or one x-large fly box.13. Location. southern Ohio. May 27, 2011. #1. I'm low on line cleaner and was thinking of trying ArmorAll (wipes?) as an alternative to the products marketed as fly line cleaner. I've seen it suggested on forums, but I have no idea which ArmorAll product (s) would be suitable for this use.Reaction score. 72. Aug 30, 2020. #15. I like the SA euro nymph kit especially for beginners. Give both the fly line and leader a good stretch, tie on your tippet and nymphs to the ring and go fish. I tried using the 20# maxima as line and the SA line has less coils and better handling feel.On the one hand, the Payload was introduced after the Bass II was discontinued and both were designed for throwing big flies with compact head/overweighted lines. But there's a 10" difference in length for most models (most Payloads are 8'9", but the 10 and 11 wts are longer), so that suggests a completely different rod.. Location. Prague, Czech Republic. May 14, 2021. #1. HeyA forum community dedicated to fly fishing and sporting McCall, ID. Jul 21, 2014. #2. I've done 2 "tours" of New Mexico, one for work and one for school. While there are certainly better fly fishing spots in the west, NM can be decent depending on where in the state you land. My favorite part of the state for fly fishing is the Taos area. Quick access to the Red River and the Cimmaron. Nov 24, 2011 · Re: A Thread for the Dry Fly Purest; H An update to my original post and some more information. I fished the Dynamix 6 weight this weekend with a 250 grain sink tip line and it was a blast. We were hitting the banks with casts of 30-60 feet from a boat and it performed like a champ. You couldn't force the rod but with a nice relaxed stroke it easily got the job done.The North American Fly Fishing Forum. Let's talk about fly fishing in the North American Fly Fishing Forum. Share your fly fishing adventure & experiences, … Apr 17, 2022 · Colorado. Apr 18, 2022. #15. Many years...

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