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  1. AK Kevin

    How to prevent mat from sliding?

    I bought several floor mats which I cut to shape to lay on the deck in an effort to prevent it from getting scratched up from cleats. The problem I am having is with the mat in the the bow beneath the casting brace. The deck slopes upward slightly and the mat scoots down and gets bunched up...
  2. Tim Ihle

    How to extend the life of PVC fly line?

    Question: how does one extend the life of a PVC fly line for years of good casting? Is it possible to make them last as long as the PU product?
  3. SERE Nate

    How to row, row, row your boat......

    When rowing with 2 fishermen, how do you position the boat so both can get clean lines? I normally fish with one friend and I have no real problem getting the boat in a good position. I usually nose the boat in towards the bank that we are fishing, and back row away to control drift and...
  4. philos

    10 elk pref points in Wyo-hard to know how to proceed

    I have 10 pref points for elk in Wyoming and after doing some research I am a bit frustrated. The areas I would like to go are very difficult draws even with the max of 12 points and I am 2 behind. I'm thinking I might go guided this year and draw in a area with little public access. Any...
  5. napawino (Roger Craft)

    Reverse the retrieve on a Medalist, how to video
  6. Rock Bottom

    How do you keep your feet warm when wading?

    Well, I don't believe it's just me. When fishing in the water for a few hours in colder weather (like 40-50 degrees), my feet would become freezing cold and numb. Sometimes it's like my toes would fall off if I don't get out of the water. I wear hiking socks (from Costco) inside the wader, but...
  7. para_adams

    How to preserve the script and bamboo color old Heddon?

    I found my winter project, a wonderful little Heddon with the extra-light trout taper 1-1/2f 3/2 7-1/2' rod. All bamboo is original full length, seat is intact and cork is about 95% good. It has the "typical" heddon varnish meltdown and some wraps falling apart so a strip and rewrap will be in...
  8. genghis78

    How to straighten out Hackle Tips for Wings?

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone had any good advice on how to straighten out hackle tips that have been curved &/or twisted while sitting in the original packaging? I know most hackle tips have a slight set curve from when they were growing on the bird but it seems like after going...
  9. wilyj

    How to reply to with PM?

    Someone is interested in a rod I have for sale in classifieds. They wanted to know the best time to call me about it. How to I reply with a private message instead of posting in the thread?
  10. SERE Nate

    No tying room, how to organize

    Right now I keep my materials in a 1x2x1 Tupperware container. I have a renzetti foam tool organizer that works well for my tools. I'm getting ready to order a ton of materials ($300) and don't have anywhere to put everything. Outside of other Tupperware, what would some other good options...
  11. silvercreek

    Free Kindle Edition - How To Improve Your Fly Fishing & Catching
  12. Tim Spangler

    Article 2017 Fly Fishing Meetups For Casting, Tying & How To 2017 Meetups for Casting, Tying & How To Show up at any meetup, at Flycaster Brewery, on every Thursday 5-9, show up any time, to learn a thing or two, while making and new friend or two. Here are the...
  13. dryflylarry

    How to Identify a Tiger Muskie...

    Any questions???
  14. ScottP

    SBS Carnage Yellow Sally SBS

    hook - Dai Riki 125 #16 thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow monocore/egg sac - Amnesia #15lb red abdomen - 1mm foam yellow wing - deer hair bleached head - dubbing pale yellow hackle - light ginger make a loop in one end of the mono mash barb, start thread; tie in mono tie in foam...
  15. A

    Article Avoiding Broken Rods!

    I am based in the London, UK area but I visit WA at least once a year to see granchildren, last year I managed over a month fly fishing in wonderful Washington. Fishers on this site have been helpful in getting me into some super fishing so by way of saying thank you I would like to share an...
  16. S

    Article Stillwater Fly Fishing - Fly Design and Presentation

    Stillwater Fly Fishing: Article by Tyler Laurenti Having a Game Plan / Fly Design and Presentation Fly Design and Presentation In the last article, Having a Game Plan, we covered the basics of lake structure. In this article, were going to get some insight into what is necessary to make your...
  17. S

    Article Stillwater Fly Fishing - Having a Game Plan

    Stillwater Fly Fishing: Article by Tyler Laurenti Having a Game Plan / Fly Design and Presentation Having a Game Plan If I were to make a guess, I’d say that about 80% of fly-fishers are attracted to running water. Of that 80%, I would be willing to venture that half of that 80% fish running...
  18. Steve Buckner

    Article Fly Fishing For Coho Salmon - Mining For Silver

    Fly Fishing for Coho Salmon - Mining for Silver Article by Steve Buckner - The Northwest Fly Fisherman It was a typical fall morning in early September. The first of the fall freshets had risen the rivers slightly and my hopes were high that fresh Steelhead had moved into my favorite local...
  19. Steve Buckner

    Article Fly Fishing Steelhead

    Fly Fishing Steelhead Article by Steve Buckner - The Northwest Fly Fisherman Steelhead holding water - A look at the variables. Although we may never understand all of the variables that attract a steelhead to a given section of water, and ultimately what leads to a successful hook-up, the...
  20. Zen Piscator

    Article Steelhead Nymphing Strategies

    Steelhead Nymphing Strategies By Andy Simon and Mike Davidchik Nymphing is a fun and effective way to take steelhead under many different conditions. Knowing how to nymph effectively will open up water to a fisherman that they have never been able to cover before. While we know that mature...
  21. R

    Article Strategies-techniques To Catch Sea-run Cutthroat With Top Water Sand Lance Patterns

    I have been fishing and developing top water sand lance patterns for over ten years and have finally "dialed in" on how to consistently have excellent success catching sea-run cutthroat particularly large ones(+16-17") with top water sand lance patterns. I am 73 years old and would like to pass...
  22. Steve Buckner

    Article Fly Fishing For American Shad On The Columbia River

    Fly Fishing for American Shad on the Columbia River Article by Steve Buckner - The Northwest Fly Fisherman If you're looking to hook into a number of hard fighting fish, it is hard to beat fly fishing for American Shad. On the West coast, the American Shad, Alosa sapidissima is usually referred...
  23. J

    Article Yakima River Fly Fishing

    Yakima River Fly Fishing - A River of All Seasons Article by Jack Mitchell - The Evening Hatch Guide Service A success story it has been and lets hope it continues. It is the jewel right in our back yard. It is a river for all seasons; The Yakima. Scaling from the forested East slope of the...
  24. CaddisMadness

    Article Fly Fishing Argentina & Patagonia

    Fly Fishing Argentina & Patagonia By Barrett Mattison & Evan Jones of Argentina, the world’s 8th largest country, encompasses more than 1 million square miles at the southern end of the South American continent (about 1/3 the size of the US). It extends from the Tropic of...
  25. Ed Call

    Article Getting Started: I’m New To Fly Fishing – Now What?

    Background Information – Not long ago I was new to fly fishing myself. It seemed like the thing to get into when I relocated to the Pacific Northwest. I had no clue what to do, not that I know much more now. I started out with a 5wt rod, reel and line combo with a starter video on casting...