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  1. Easttexasangler

    Okuma Sanibel 8/9 reel NEED HELP

    Just found this reel, let's just say at a really good price. What is it worth? Should I sell or fish with it very very new to fly-fishing. Couldn't find much on this let me know what y'all guys think.
  2. Jasonczora

    Need help for my Marine Corp nephew

    Hey all... my nephew was just stationed in Bangor Washington. He’s dying to get out fishing, but doesn’t fly fish (yet).... can anyone give me some advise or places he can go on his off time for some salmon or something? Thanks a ton
  3. ThinGreenLine

    YIKES!!!

    http://nwsportsmanmag.com/2nd-northern-pike-caught-in-lake-washington-but-unfortunately-released/
  4. muknuk

    Kola Peninsula help with flies

    I have only fished for landlocked Atlantic Salmon in Argentina and have the opportunity to fish the Kola Peninsula in Russia this summer and was hoping someone out there can give me some advice on fly patterns that might be worthwhile to take. I prefer fishing dries, but really only have...
  5. fivefish

    Lake Sammamish help

    I am a fan of fishing this lake, as it's local and I'm a sucker for some bass fishing. I have a 15' inflatable Saturn boat with a trolling motor, and am able to putt around within proximity to the launch ramp. I'm looking at buying a real boat this month, and it would be the first time I've...
  6. HooverK

    Help with Thread Tension

    Hello, I have wrapped a couple of graphite rods, and am getting ready to epoxy them. I am wondering if I wrapped them too tight, and if so if that can cause any problems. When I tried lighter tension the wraps would unravel with any burnishing, but with the tension I used it was pretty tough to...
  7. The Duke

    Spring Trip Help

    My annual early October Montana trip is out this year due to the impending birth of my second child whose due date is Oct. 1. I can’t wait for the kid to be here, but am bummed about my annual trip. Currently with a 2 and a half year old, the last time that I fished was in October of 2017...
  8. Steve Kokita

    Intermediate wrap help needed

    I'm working on a Hardy Rogue River, tons of intermediate wraps! What's your method for the simplest clean wraps? Thanks~
  9. D

    Starting up

    Hey guys I want to get into fly tying and would like a recommendation on any new starter kits or anything would help.
  10. Shopkeeper

    Decal Help

    Have a question regarding athe decal issued with a Thomas & Thomas blank. Below is the decal, but I can’t figure out how to apply it to the blank. The previous T&T blanks I’ve done were wet-transfer. I’ve soaked this one and it doesn’t separate; neither will it pull apart from the backing. Is...
  11. Cougar Zeke

    No Help from WDFW Commission on NOF

    From Change.org petition "FEB 2, 2018 — The Commissioners just voted unanimously against the PEOPLE in voting down our request to convert the NOF policy to a rule. Ron Warren recommended a NO vote, and every Commissioners voted NO! It was apparent that the department staff (based on a briefing...
  12. jersey

    Medalist find and help needed

    Found these today at an antique shop. Smokin deal too... 1494 and 1494 1/2 Is there anyone who sells the reversible drag plates any more? These are RHW and I prefer lefty. The drag plates are not reversible on these reels. He also had an absolute mint 8 1/2 foot Wonderod. Cork looked brand...
  13. Mike22

    Help with a couple rod ID's

    Inherited a couple rods, figured there might be a couple of you who could help with identifying them. Planning on bringing them to the local sports consignment shop unless they mean something to somebody. First up is a 3 piece bamboo with extra tip section. Came in a brown cloth rod sock...
  14. M

    Help ID Pattern

    Looking to ID this pattern. Not sure where it came from or even how I ended up with it. Thanks, Mark
  15. duggiefresh

    Help feed salmon at Carkeek Park with the Carkeek Watershed

    Just saw this, and it sounds like fun. Once my schedule starts leveling out, I plan on volunteering. http://parkways.seattle.gov/2018/01/11/help-feed-salmon-carkeek-park-carkeek-watershed/
  16. Fishnow

    Bug ID help

    just curious if someone can help with identification. North central Arkansas tailwater, Little Red River. January 10th , 1 pm, 45* air temperature. Several of these were landing on me but didn't see any in the air. No fish rising and couldn't see any hatch coming off , Thanks, Bill
  17. G

    Need help with a line ID

    Hi. I recently purchased a 390 grain 19' Airflo Skagit Switch from a member here. I received the line from New York today and...not it. I now have a 360 grain 22.5' Airflo shooting head with a pale yellow front loop...not the brown loop shown on the Rajeff Sports line charts. So what do I...
  18. A

    Spey Rod Help

    Hello everyone, I am looking at getting my first spey rod and have a question about whats a good all around rod weight to get? Im super excited to get one and getting out on the water. I'm looking at getting the Echo TR. I mainly trout fish, but I do want to get into some steelhead and knock...
  19. SalterLee

    Help lining a SAGE RPL 390-2

    Picked up this rod as a light pocket water nymph / soft hackle swinging / no wind dry fly rod. I've only ever cast the heavier RPLs 790-4 or 8100-3 - So i'm curious if anyone has any favorite lines for the lighter RPLs 3-5wt). My first impulse is just to get a RIO Gold WF3F and be good with it...
  20. Woodman60

    Help with a Scadden Rampage leak

    Last time I took my Rampage out, I had a slow leak in the floor/seat. Topping it off every couple hours was fine, but got on fixing it when I got home. Found some bubbles coming form under the valve with my trusty bottle of soapy water. Pulled the valve and cleaned it out and reset it with...
  21. muknuk

    Looking for help DIY in Chile

    I am looking for any help on do-it-yourself trips to Chile. I have a rental car and a pontoon boat for one month in Nov-Dec. I have fished Patagonia Argentina for the past 15 years and know it well, but I am wanting to try another part of Patagonia. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  22. creekx

    Saltwater Rookie Seeks Help

    The wife and kids are looking for something different for a vacation next week. Thinking of a North Cascades/Sound trip. A friend of mine used to camp with his family at Deception Pass in August. He'd catch Silvers and Pinks (odd years?) down at the point at Ft. Casey. He said the Pinks were...
  23. Irafly

    Andy Grindulis Help

    PM me if you knew Andy Grindulis, local commercial tier and lure maker.
  24. L

    Looking for some help

    Hello, My grandfather recently passed and we have an entire basement full of fishing gear and tie flying materials. We have no idea what is valuable and what is junk. I am looking for a way to have to all appraised so we can sell it. Is there anyone in the Seattle area that can help us figure...
  25. A

    St. Croix Imperial Spey - Newbie Help Needed

    Hey All, I got recommended to this forum from a fellow New Englander I spotted while walking the beaches of Maine. I'm a long time saltwater fly-caster, but really want to try two-handed casting. That said, I picked up a St. Croix Imperial Spey 9/10 for a great deal on Craigslist. I need to...
  26. S

    Advice needed:St. Joe float and fish

    I'm planning a family trip out to the St. Joe (assuming it's good) to camp with my wife and boys. Bringing the clacka craft and wanting to float and fish as well. Anyone experience over there that can help dial me in with camping areas, put ins and take outs and fishing it? Feel free to pm me...
  27. Norm Frechette

    help finding a book

    i found the following photo on the internet (it had no reference to where it came from) and would like to know if anybody can identify what book it might be in. maybe youve seen the photo in one of your tying books? i believe it may be from a steelhead fly tying book? thank you in advance norm
  28. Matt Paluch

    Pebble mine is back, please help stop it

    So the EPA is now apparently working with the foreign Pebble Partnership to try and allow this mine to move forward. Fortunately, they opened up public comments. Please take 2 minutes and fill out this short form that will automatically voice your opposition to this mine...
  29. G

    Howdy Y'all! Can anyone help me with info on this Rod?

    It looks like a Grizzly/Early Fenwick Blank. Could this be a Factory Fenwick custom build? Any info would be appreciative.
  30. B

    Family Boat Help Please!

    Hey all, Here's where I'm at...I would like to get a little boat (sub 16 ft) for taking my wife and 2 kids out (4 & 7). We might crab a little. We might lake fish a little. I'd like to think that we might go someplace like Ross Lake and camp from it. I grew up sailing and spent a lot of...
  31. 4sallypat

    Help with Tip ID - 10' floating - light blue - no info ?

    I need help to identify a tip I found in my single hand box. Looks like a tip for a skagit - 10' long - light blue w/ loops - weighs 9 grams - see photo. It tapers short & heavy on one end and light & thin on the other end.... I can't remember if this was a Rio product as I remember buying...
  32. M

    Wood Boat Help

    I bough a refurbished boat and discovered that it had a leaky rear end. It had a plywood bottom screwed in and glued on and today I decided to take in off and discovered what you see in the picture. I have no clue where to begin from here to repair the boat so that it doesn't leak...not even...
  33. mtskibum16

    NFR Recreational Kayak Help

    I purchased a Native Slayer Propel (pedal power) last year, and I want to get my wife a kayak so she can come along sometimes. I really know very little about kayaks and have not spent much time kayaking outside of fishing. I've started the research and talked to a couple shops, but I'm hoping...
  34. Bugmeister

    Lake Washington bass help

    I am rocking a new kayak and jonesing to get out some time in the next week. I am wondering if anyone thinks Lake Washington bass fishing might be heating up. My best guess is that it is a bit early for topwater, but it has warmed up a lot over last few days. I don't need spots as I have one...
  35. wannafish

    Help me spend money...

    I'm starting to get closer to taking the plunge on a new/used boat. I fish and crab in probably 80% + saltwater. I live near Westport, so more than 1/2 the time I'm on Grays Harbor or Willapa Bay. I occasionally will duck out across the bar but only on the nicest of days. I don't want a...
  36. Brad Niemeyer

    Some Help with Bend OR ?

    I'm heading to Bend OR with some 13U koufax baseball ball players for a tournament. I hope to find a couple hours to fish right there in Bend ( deschuttes runs outside the hotel deck). Can any Upper Deschuttes angler tell me what flies to bring and what style to fish in? If the boys want to...
  37. Buster Wolfe

    Little help please. TIA

    My son lives in Yakima, but he doesn't fly fish. I am coming to the area May 25-30 and was hoping to show him what he's missing. Does anyone have any suggestions for a bank-fishing trip from Yakima that could be successful? I have been reading a lot online and watching the forum, so I would...
  38. Richard E

    Need help getting pontoon from Boise to Seattle...

    My dad lives in Boise (Nampa) and has a pontoon boat of mine. We're trying to figure out how to get the pontoon boat from there to Seattle (or the greater Puget Sound). Anybody coming from Boise to Seattle and possibly be able to haul the pontoon boat? It's all broken down and ready to haul...
  39. SERE Nate

    Missoula realtor? Need help

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a realtor in Missoula with a fly fishing background. I'm hoping to move by next spring. I also found a piece of property that looks very promising. If anyone is local and could give me feedback on this location I'd really appreciate it...
  40. Big Tuna

    Skeena Country Help

    My brother and I are taking my dad to Terrace, BC, the last week of September, 2017, to celebrate his 80th birthday. This is a DIY trip. We have access to a truck and a raft. None of us has ever been there before so I'm trying to gather some beta on the area. I'm not looking for anyone's...
  41. P

    versileader/similar help - grain weights, etc

    I am trying to get a better understanding of the grain weight differences between various Rio VLs (standard spey VLs, scandi light VLs, and trout VLs) as well as the similar offerings by Airflo. Does anyone have a link to a grain weight table they could provide for these, or a contact who could...
  42. Porter

    Help on Cleaning blank?

    Got myself a practice rod. It's a old WW Grigg, not even sure if they are still around. I stripped the snakes and guide off. What should I clean the blank with? As a little varnish/glue type residue on it. This is an E glass rod. I'm keeping reel seat and grip. And keeping tip top all...
  43. fmunoz

    Help shopping for components

    Hi all, I have a sage Circa 589 blank that I got on closeout that will be my first full build, the problem I have is that I'm at a loss on buying the components, I know the guide sizes thanks to Sage's web site, but I'm not so sure on the handle, reel seat and tip, any tips? I wish there was a...
  44. scifidelity

    8 wt. line help

    Hi All, I am looking for an integrated line for a 9.5 ft 8wt Winston B3x. I already have an OPST skagit rig on a different spool for it. I won't buy RIO anything. I'll entertain any other brand though I've been keen on trying something from Airflo. After speaking with a few shops, The Kelly...
  45. C

    Please help me with a business class assignment. (FF related)

    I need to get answers from business owners and customers on some business related questions as part of a business class. The objective of the assignment is get us thinking about what makes businesses successful. My thought was that this set of questions might benefit both members and sponsors...
  46. F

    Fly reel help

    I have two new LL Bean feels from 1996 (marked on paperwork) made in England by Hardy. They are both GQS 6/7, Spooled with cortland 333 bug taper wf8f and double taper, both have soft cases and owners manual. These reels are for sale. Would appreciate if someone could give a value. I am...
  47. BDD

    Need Oregon Fishing Help

    Sold a boat to a guy from CA last fall. He's fairly new at rowing and so he was hoping we could meet up and fish together for a day or two with his new toy. I had always wanted to fish the Rogue or Umpqua and we agreed to meet and deliver his boat and go through setup and basic rowing, while fly...
  48. Alex MacDonald

    Can anyone help here?

    Got an email message from a classmate of mine hoping to be able to relocate two GSPs. I'm copying the message here, so if anyone wants the pups, they're yours. Hi there John. I need your help. I have a friend who is an avid pheasant hunter who unfortunately is in the final stages of cancer...
  49. Sagebrush

    Could use some Printing advice

    My old Epson printer bit the dust, and so after some research bought a Canon MG7720. It looked like it would be a decent home printer with pretty good photo printing capability. Now keep in mind I know next to nothing about photography, and these days do most of mine off of a Samsung 6 or...
  50. Tim Lockhart

    Overabundance? Stop Choking, Here’s Help

    Overabundance? Stop Choking, Here’s Help You’ve been there and so have I. Fish everywhere, food everywhere, rods abound and, yet, not a hookup in sight. It’s even spring and conditions are prime…what gives? We all have a version of this rousing good time where nothing works – the right fly...
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