What fly fishing clubs do you guys go to?

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What do I know---I'm just an old man

    Show up Saturday and get a lesson and you can meet up with the old man. Opps I shouldn't have said that. No nobody will show up and I've jinxed another outing.

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  2. MacRowdy

    MacRowdy Idaho Resident Craftsman/Artisan

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    Jim,

    How fast do you type? I mean with the shakes and all!? I think you've got the most posts out of anybody. And if you do the two finger type job like my old man then you must spend hours on your computer. Now if you do the three finger shuffle you are getting somewhere.


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  3. Preston

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    Speyfishing is a term coined to describe fishing while using the Spey cast. The Spey cast was a technique, developed in the nineteenth century on Scotland's River Spey, that allows the angler to make long casts in areas that have little room for a backcast. Basically, the cast entails loading the rod by forming a D-shaped loop with the line behind the angler while the fly and leader are still "stuck" in the surface film of the water in front of and either up- or downstream (depending on the current direction) of the casting position. The cast can be made with a single-handed rod, but is more commonly performed, and really comes into its own, with a long (up to fifteen feet or even more), two-handed rod. In this country such rods have come to be known generically as "Spey" rods. At one time almost entirely restricted to Atlantic salmon fishing in Europe and the British Isles, these rods and techniques have become very popular among steelheaders over the last twenty-five years or so.
     
  4. KerryS

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    Other advantages

    that spey gives the angler besides longer casts is better line control due to the longer rod and better fish control once hooked due to longer rod with the lower handle functioning as a fighting butt. Although the longer rod can make landing a fish more difficult. Also, one can cast heavy sink tips with very little effort without wearing your arm or elbow out during a long day of fishing. The list goes on.

    Oh yeah. Fidalgo Fly Fishers.
     
  5. Randy Knapp

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    Northwest Fly Anglers meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Haller Lake Community center at 12579 Densmore Ave N. Tomorrow nights speaker is Steve Probasco with a show on Montana streams. Fly tying at 7 PM by guest, meeting starts at 7:30 PM and runs until 9:30 or so. Membership is about $25 a year (my wife pays it so I don't recall), great outings (the Deschutes this coming weekend), coed, monthly raffles, good comraderie, great library for members, great classes, etc. Come on by!

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    I went out yesterday to soak a few flies,and when I got home I thought that I would read a little and give out some lies. I only spend about a hour at a time on this stupid thing. And yes I'm a hunt and peck typist. Even then I make lots of mistakes. But why do you care how much time I spend here. I'm not using up your time. It's the only way I get to talk to so many different people. And this is the fastest way to 1000 posts that I can think of. So there
    :TONGUE :KISS :TONGUE :KISS

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    MacRowdy Idaho Resident Craftsman/Artisan

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    Old Man Grizzly Jim,

    So what do you get when you hit 1000 posts? hahaha Just curious.

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  8. Old Man

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    After 1000 posts you get 1001 stupid. :TONGUE :DEVIL

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  9. troutman101

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    Trying for the Trailblazers but need voting in to be a member. A bunch of great guys though. Lots of good secrets about what lakes are stocked and when their prime years are for fishing.
     
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    What fly fishing clubs do you guys go to? Famous WFC Mem

    I belong to the Washington Fly Fishing Club. It has some pretty hefty horsepower folks in it (some names you may recognize are Steve Raymond, Les Johnson, Preston Singletary). [/quote]


    Another Famous and Well-known member of the Washington Flyfishing Club is WA State Fly Casting Champion Richard Embry.

    Last year he threw a DT 4 weight 117 feet (that is into the backing folks!)

    It would be worth attending just to rub elbows with him, and hope for a chance to see his casting artistry at work. :EEK
     
  11. redgibber

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    I am in the Fidalgo Fly Fishers. We meet upstairs at Village Pizza in Anacortes on the 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. We have about 75 members from the Skagit Valley area. Guests are welcome.