1. Rob Allen

    Big smallies now

    There were three tournaments on the in the Columbia river gorge this weekend . One at Hood river and two at celilo park. The average weigh in was over 15lbs for 5 fish. Time to get out there.
  2. para_adams

    FS Sage - Anderson Custom Rods - Big fish rod

    Mint condition Anderson Custom Rods built Sage 1290-2 RPLX. The rod has the beautiful Anderson wraps and a utilitarian, functional and somewhat ugly seat with fighting butt. Two cork grips. Original sock but no tube. Can send pics if interested. $200 local pickup, or $230 shipped and I'll...
  3. tyafly

    Small hooks - Health Bass

    Fishing my goto crappie rig last week. 1/80 oz rootbeer micro jiglet on a #12 sickle jig hook. About 3-4ft under an indicator. Cast, let the rings settle, then 6''-12'' aggressive strips all the way back in. Pause for 5-10 sec between each strip. The stripped indicator causes commotion sort of...
  4. Adrian

    FS Big Man Camo

    Full head to toe Realtree 5 camo set up. As follows: Cabelas SuperMag 1600 neoprene waders in Realtree 5 size 12 stout, comes with hanging shell holder. Cabelas Dri-Fowl II Extreme 4 in 1 coat. This is a waterproof hooded shell with a zip in Thinsulate coat. Zip-in coat is a stand-alone...
  5. Bagman

    Tying for big tuna and more I hope

    Ive never fly fished for big fish, like Wahoo, yellow fin, yellow tail, and other big fish. I'm tying up some deceivers, on 5/0 34007 saltwater hooks. Can anyone point me in the right directions, or will these work?
  6. Lue Taylor

    The Big Day

    After 43 years in the Bicycle Industry from Mississippi to Chicago to Ohio and then finally the greater Seattle will all come to a stop on March 5 2018. My wife back in 2003 tried to get me to do it then an become a Mr. Mom to my two kids Nikiel and Kara I still hung around the industry. Now the...
  7. wetswinger

    BIG Eddy

    Just got home from an interesting session. Fished Hammersley outlet on the out going tide, and man was it going! Found where the current rolled into a nice eddy. Set-up so I could cast at a 45 down current and let it slide into the slack, eddyline. Thought I was on a big river, swinging flies to...
  8. SquatchinSince86

    MA123 Quick Report

  9. Shapp

    Trip Report Camera Catch and Release - Big Island

    Updated note (June 2018), see the last post in this thread. Kapoho area has been devastated by the lava flow, hundreds of houses (including the house in the photos below) are gone and the Kapoho tide pools area (some of the underwater photos below) are no more. So sad. Another update on July...
  10. Mems

    Dean, aka Old Kid on the Big Island

    Dean got his first boner on the Big Island. Too bad the fish jumped out of his hands on the hero shot. Then yesterday we went offshore, heard there was an early run of ono, wahoo. Rainbow was a good omen. Right after the rainbow the short rigger goes off. Dean gets on the reel and lands a...
  11. M

    Wanted Abel Big Game 1 in guide finish

    Found one. Best contact [email protected]
  12. M

    FS Abel Big Game #3 (Solid Spool!)

    Very hard to find #3 with the super classy old solid spool. In great condition given it’s a 30+ year old reel, some scratches / dings on the frame but the spool is near perfect. It took me 7 years to find this reel - they literally never seem to come up for sale. Price is $400 PayPal shipped...
  13. P

    Wanted Rio big nasty wf6f

    Wtb Rio big nasty wf6f. Let me know if you have one in good condition available for sale.
  14. Golden Trout

    Selling our best to big oil!

    On Wednesday, Congress sold out the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and all the wildlife that depend on it. Now oil and gas drilling authorization will go to the president’s desk to be signed into law and the future of the Arctic Refuge will be in the hands of Big Oil. The rape of our planet...
  15. sakana

    FS Abel Pt. 5 Big Game Reel

    I have an Abel Pt. 5 Reel for SOLD. These are bulletproof reels. • 5 weight line included • Abel pouch included • Guide finish • LHW • Great condition with some rim rash
  16. Steve Kokita

    Big rainbow carving

    Here's my other painted in the round 18 1/2" trout carving. Lots of scales one at a time.....carved rocks and current swept weeds. Zoom in to see the fly/tippet snagged on the driftwood!
  17. Mems

    big sale at tackle direct

    Aloha Guys, big sale now at tackle direct. They have fly gear and conventional gear as well. If you are not a member you can sign up and become one no cost. Simms, G-loomis, Sage, Cheeky, TFO all on sale now. Mems.
  18. Anil

    Reel big sale

    We are closing out a large number of our reels, they're all new in box we just have too many in stock. This means great deals for you and cleared inventory for us. Take a look HARDY SUG. RETAIL SALEPRICING...
  19. P

    Wanted Abel Big Game 4 & 4.5N spool

    Hello, I am looking for Abel Big Game 4 and 4.5N spools. Let me know if you have any available. Thanks!
  20. Tim Ihle

    Wanted Abel Big Game #3..

    I am looking for a late model BG 3. Ideally it would be gloss black , ported, in and out clicker, and be in mint condition. If you have one that your thinking of selling please end me a note. Cheers, Tim
  21. Mems

    Jack Beer big island adventure

    Aloha, took Jack Beer out for a day at A-bay. The tide was high so we started on the wall. Jack got hooked up on some weke,but the papio would only follow the fly and didn't hit. He got a couple more weke, they want to be a bone and try hard. Best catch was this cuda. Jack got it with out...
  22. kinigit

    FS Abel AR Big Game #4 Reel

    I have an Abel Big Game #4 anti reverse fly reel in good used condition. Some minor small marks. Comes with case and loaded with backing although not sure of condition. These are some of the prettiest reels ever made. Looking for $340 shipped. Also have a spare spool I'll include for an extra...
  23. Anil


    Simms has discontinued some models of waders and wading boots, and we are offering what we have at a discount. These are all new and unused. We will update quantities as they sell. Simms G3 Stockingfoot Waders - Retail $499.99 SALE $350 $315 NOW $300 MED x1 SOLD MED SHORT x1 SOLD MED KING x2...
  24. D

    FS Orvis Odyssey IV Big Game Reel

    For sale is a used Orvis Odyssey IV Big Game Reel. It is spooled with what I believe to be a 12wt SA Intermediate line. I do not have the fly line box but it was bought less than 3 years ago and never used. I bought the reel for big game saltwater but it hasn't touched the water since I've...
  25. napawino (Roger Craft)

    FS Marlin Guide Gun 45-70 Big Loop Lever. New, w/extras

    New, unfired except at the factory. Marlin Guide Gun 45-70 big loop lever. Model 1895GBL – A larger-loop finger lever makes for easier cycling of the action while wearing gloves. The two-tone brown laminated wood stock enhances resistance to weather. Blued finish. Full length six-shot tubular...
  26. Mems

    A-bay big island

    Aloha, took Chris Bradley out for a day at A-bay. He is owner of the StoneFly shop in Butte. He got into the yellow spot papio, and got a wide variety of other fish like weke, goat fish and even a nice Lai, queen fish. The picture got messed up when I rotated it, so you will have to believe...
  27. plaegreid

    My big fish for 2017 (so far)

    Went out to a lake on the 15th for a little morning wet-wade fishing. It was pretty quiet; the power-baiters were getting a few here and there, but it wasn't crazy hot like it can be. So I dinked around a bit and got this guy after a while: Nice bow, fought like a bad mamma-jamma. Sent it on...
  28. ScottP

    SBS Wike's Big R Bug

    A few changes to the original; not into those pre-formed bodies so went with the foam. Original also used schlappen for the hackle; didn't have any so subbed a big, webby, cape hackle. Tied here as a short-wing stone. hook – Dai Riki 280 #8 thread - UTC 140 tan core - 20 lb mono under tail -...
  29. Mems

    silverfly on the big island

    Guy got to go out for a day of offshore action with my good friend Bob Duerr on his boat the "Mo Betta" The day lookedpromising with a nice little rainbow over Pu'uo vent. Seas not to bad for Hilo standards. Guy, aka silverfly got all covered up for the hawaiian sun. We ran south looking for...
  30. Irafly

    Big Trout Local Waters

    In most places around our country and or our planet for that matter, a 20" trout is a nice trout. Granted I know about those places like Jurassic lake or some of these other waters where the locals are only impressed with fish in the double digit pounds, but as I said for the most part a 20"...
  31. b_illymac

    thumbing a big girl

    I believe this is a personal best. Choked the hell out of the beast vole when I was day dreaming. And look at the aquarium view below my feet! :DA hell of a day! :) Billy
  32. Shopkeeper

    Only Thing Better Than Me Catching a Big Fish...

    ...Is my daughter catching one. A year ago tonight, we took our last fishing excursion before her wedding; I was miserable every minute leading up to it...So, the fishing on that night was a pleasant distraction. She wanted to go again tonight to mark the occasion (really, she just wanted to...
  33. F

    Big Mayfly...ID Help!!

    Big Mayfly at Winchester Dam on the N Umpqua, May 27, 2016. It's was a big'n too. Light shinin' through it... Pocket Knife (3.5" approx.) for reference... Direct sunlight... Thanks for the help.
  34. b_illymac

    chasing big girls

    with my number 1 and 2 old standby spots toast for at least a few years due to winter kill and water issues I needed to head to some new water.. this spot looked good. in fact you couldn't create a better spot for a big bass then under this tree. I attacked it from every angle. important...
  35. Mems

    big island report

    Had my two cousins over with me for a big island adventure, they really liked Waipio valley. Took them offshore for a day, we went all around but only got this one small ahi. Anna was stoked, and we made ahi kabobs for pupuus. I took them inshore fishing over in Kona and got this nice yellow...
  36. GAT

    The Year Of The Big Bass

    Yesterday, I decided to forgo the Memorial Day crowds at the trout lakes and headed back out to the private farm lake 25 minutes from my house. The weather was warm and the sun was uninhibited by clouds. But things started slow. As usual, I first tied on a popper. I wanted to try a new...
  37. kinigit

    FS Abel Super 4N and Abel Big Game Pt 5 w/Spare Spool

    I have two Abels for sale. Both are guide finish (matte black). First is the Abel Super 4N. Great condition with maybe a few handling marks, but no dents, dings, or scratches. Looking for $285 shipped in the CONUS. Second is an Abel Big Game Pt 5 with a spare spool. Both the reel and spool...
  38. Rocking Chair Fan

    Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts
  39. Mems

    Big Island with AA

    Took AA out in Hilo for an afternoon of chasing fish in Liliuokalani Gardens pond. Aaron got a new Sage one and it cast some nice tight loops. Too bad the trevally and bonefish did not cooperate. His wife Meghan had fun with a spin rod and got a bunch of puffers. The first couple were...
  40. Mems

    big ahi on light tackle

    Aloha went offshore yesterday and got this 78lb ahi on light tackle. I wanted to try Guy's, Silverfly's new tie he sent me. It was too rough and crowded to fly fish. We put out some chunk after getting a small ahi and aku on a popper. Then this nice ahi take 1/2 of my spool straight down...
  41. Bob Triggs

    Getting The Big Picture

    Gratitude to Phil Monahan, at the Orvis blog, for sharing this one.
  42. Alosa

    FS Sage Xi2 - great salt water rod!

    I bought this Sage Xi2 back in 2014, but my trip fell through and it's been sitting in the closet ever since. It's been lawn cast once, but it's never been out on the water. It's essentially brand new, but I'm not going to use it and it needs a new home. It's a big beefy 9'0 13wt rod, and...
  43. Peter Kovah

    Bright Lights, Big City (Help Me!)

    I will sum it up the best I can: You're 28. You are moving to New York City. At the very last minute, you switch things up and cancel your flight, and decide to drive the entire way rather than fly. You're leaving Washington on Friday (as in, this upcoming Friday) in a shitty Chevy with all of...
  44. Mems

    big ahi on the troll

    Aloha, got this nice 100lb ahi yesterday outside Hilo. My friend's son was pretty stoked. We got some small ahi and mahi as well. Bite wasn't good for fly fishing, but I was ready, Mems.
  45. Mems

    Big Island Bone

    Aloha, went out on April Fool's day and got this nice Big Island bone. Got it on my TFO BVK 6wt and a TFO 340 reel with 12lb tippet. It went into the backing a couple of times and I was able to keep it out of the rocks. It swam away healthy and strong. Hope you weren't fooled on April...
  46. SaltyTippet

    Sight fishing big bonefish

    Salty = 0 Bonefish = 12 Needless to say I am now totally hooked on sight fishing for bonefish as it was by far the most difficult fly fishing of my life.... had a shot at about a dozen over the course of a few afternoons but no takers.... There is something indescribable about seeing a 12...
  47. Stonefish

    Big Crappie

    Would love to hook some this size on a fly. SF
  48. SpringCreek

    FS Ross Canyon Big Game 4 Special Edition Reel

    Here is a pristine Ross Canyon Big Game 4 Special Edition # 91 of 100 with a spare gold spool. The "Special Edition" series were reserved for and awarded to Ross's top selling fly shops. I have only used the reel for one weekend fishing steelhead on the Methow River since I purchased it, and you...
  49. triploidjunkie

    Big water

    The Columbia is ripping right now, and will be getting bigger. Every year someone underestimates the power of that water and pays the ultimate price. I almost witnessed it last night. When I showed up at the boatlaunch, the first thing I noticed was two guys in a tiny little rowboat, anchored...
  50. Grayone

    NFR So we are turning the oceans into a big slurry!