Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance patterns

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Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Thank you very much Roger for your generosity. I too print out many of your posts and stick them into Les's cutthroat book.
 

Ed Call

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#17
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Amazing, as so many others have expressed. It is truly a gift to be able to read direct reports from the experts. Thank you.
 

kelvin

Active Member
#18
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Roger exceptional post
thank you for sharing your wisdom

Thank you
 
#19
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

It's funny, when I first got interested in fishing for sea run cutthroat I searched and started making a "cut and paste" file from this forum, collecting insightful pearls from Roger, Preston, Les, Leland, Anil and many others. That file is now 36 pages long, 25 of them belonging to Roger. It reads like a bible.
Uh oh, I'm missing three pages of Roger's threads, I've only got 22 pages worth.

Thanks for all the great stuff Roger.

JR
 
#20
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

That was a pretty good inciteful post there brother. I still have one of your skating candlefish from a fly swap from awhile back. It stays on the desk next to Lelands from that swap as a referance fly.
 

ceviche

Active Member
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Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Thanks for the Christmas gift, Roger. At this point, it would make sense to enshrine your post in the Articles section of this website. You presented your information in a very concise and organized manner.

When I think about it, you should see if one of our two major fly fishing magazines might be interested in publishing your article. Most pubs don't take unsolicited articles, but exceptions do occur. When you do contact them, don't send the whole article--just send a teaser. That's just to confirm the content and quality of writing for them. I suspect that you won't have any problem making the sale.

Good Luck and Best Fishes during the Holiday Season!
--Dave E.
 
#22
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

When I am no longer able to fish for sea-run cutthroat it will give me much pleasure to know that I have helped other fly fishers to enjoy the thrill and challenge of catching large sea-run cutthroat on top water sand lance patterns.
Mr. Stephens thank you for sharing your experiences to this fishing community.

And may you continue to enjoy your fishing pursuits for many years to come, for would be a pleasure one day to cross paths with you on the water just so I could watch, listen and learn from a fellow fisherman who has mastered at what he has enjoyed for many years.

I think that I can speak for all of us who have read your posts that we will all feel a little more confident and successful in "hooking up" the next time out on the water.

Thank you,

Richard Torres
 
#23
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Golfman65:

A top water sand lance pattern which I used for several years with pretty good success is shown on page 141(photo and materials list) of Les Johnson's "Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon II" book.

Do a search on WWF patterns forum using "F.T.(floating tube) sand lance pattern" posted by me on 12/24/08. The post(9th post from top) gives tieing instruction and photo. Also, under the same forum do a search of "Floating baitfish ala Mr. Stephens" on 1/04/09 by Tony. The post(8th post from top) showns two good looking top water sand lance patterns which were tied by Tony and another by Double-D. Good stuff!

The foam is wrapped with pearl Kyrstal Flash but other tiers have used pearl diamond braid or similar materials.

I am going to keep under "wraps" the top water sand lance pattern which I am presently using since I am still making modications to it. Sometime in the future I'll post a photo and materials list.

Riseform:

The reason why you have so many pages from my past posts is that if I have not been able to fish for awhile, it get pent-up distress which causes me to be long winded;).

Ceviche:

Thanks for the suggests about a magazine article. In the future it might be something to look into.

Roger
 
#24
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

I appreciate the positive feedback to my post. Hopefully my "guiding hand" will allow many of you other sea-run cutthroat fly fishers have a never ending lifetime quest of enjoying and understanding this truely "special wild" fisheries.

Roger
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
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Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

roger- good post with a lot of good information, although i think the fishing would be better appreciated and valued if learned on their own.
merry christmas
 
#26
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

I am in total agreement with Smartie..Been tracking them for close to 57 years and I have never said a word..Sometimes it is best to just keep your mouth closed..
 

Ed Call

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Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Personally, and this is my opinion only, if anyone has read much that Roger Stephens has tried, recorded and shared you can easily know that he loves and respects the SRC and does as much as possible to not only share those ideas but ensure that others know better ways to manage them, catch them and release them unharmed for more to enjoy. If you don't like what he has to say why the hell not say it to him instead of saying it to all of us. 25 responses, 23 of thanks and two of criticism.

Maybe it has been a while since you go solo, keep it to yourself and share no information with anyone guys has read the WFF Home Page. Let me put a little something from there. Maybe you could care less of my opinion of what it says, read it for yourself:

"Welcome to Washington Fly Fishing. Providing fly anglers information specific to our beautiful waters, and general fly fishing topics applicable anywhere.

It's a community site, run by anglers for anglers. Content is provided by the site but mostly, as with any good community based site, it's a mechanism to share info, stories & photos between each other.

While most folks end up in the discussion forum, if you haven't yet you should look through the photo gallery. With over 10K registered members the gallery has quickly grown to over 25K images and some video as well."
 

D3Smartie

Active Member
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Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

No one is saying that he doesnt Mumbles. I know roger respects the fish for than most people on the board. All i am saying that i expect that his respect came from the hours he has put in. The people that value this fishery and know it intimately have put in the time. There is no way you can fully value this fishery if you havent worked for the fish.
When you post something on the web, you are sharing it with the world. They dont have to be a member to read the content.
Do you think that they guys that read this post, and learn how to catch fish from this post, will appreciate the fish as much as roger does? Do you think that a gift wrapped knowledge of how to target these fish is good for everyone to have?
people might appreciate the post and appreciate the fish that they catch, but the value of the experience wont be there.
not a critism just a comment.
i'm going hunting.
 
#30
Stategies/techniques to catch sea-run cutthroat with top water sand lance pattern

Roger balances his information well: enough to be helpful but not enough to give away secret spots. Thanks again Roger and Happy Holidays.

JR