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  1. Gary Thompson

    I love wind

    I took a little trip up to Omak to see an ole friend, buy a new pistol in 9mm and to fish Omak lake. It was 1330 hrs when I got to beer can and the lake was like glass. As I was rigging up I could see some fish rising out in deep water, then I saw what I had come for, fish working close to the...
  2. Lymitliss

    6wt the perfect filler for me?

    Hey everyone. I'm a fairly new Fisher (less than a year) and an even newer fly fisher. I started with a Cabelas ready to fish setup in 5wt and once I started getting the hang of it, ended up buying a Sage Accel in 4wt and one in 8wt because they were such a good deal after being discontinued...
  3. Wayne Kohan

    I can’t see....

    I tied up some size 14 chironomids today. I tie with reading glasses, 2x power. I can’t see what I’m doing though, at least not as well as I would like to see. I did a search here, and found some people talked about using 3.5x glasses, other use the magnifiers that attach to the vise or...
  4. GAT

    Finally Went Fishing...Not What I Expected

    This is the latest time in the year in many decades that I made my first fishing trip. Usually the first trip is for trout but the weather report was iffy and I didn't want to freeze my ass off fishing a coastal lake. So I opted to try a private farm lake not far from my home instead...
  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. Adam Saarinen

    NFR I want one for Christmas!

    I want one of these what these Finnish guys built!
  7. SpokaneFisherman

    I think I screwed up...

    I got drawn for a Smith River permit. The problem is that I put in for dates based on my availability and not optimum flows/conditions. The launch date that I ended up with is 8.1. After doing some research the general consensus is that the river will be too low by then. Any thoughts/experience?
  8. triploidjunkie

    I love where I live

    I might have a wee bit of fishy water around me. My house is almost dead center, overlooking everything... Edit: Not overlooking everything, just the Columbia and Crescent. I can't actually see Banks, just the dam...
  9. T

    I Want This Nurse Heading HHS

    I nominate this nurse to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Its peak flu season. The CDC is saying the vaccine is less than 20% effective. I ran into a guy I barely know at CostCo. He sneezes into his hand and then wants to shake mine. I fist bumped him and then headed to the bathroom...
  10. T

    Tell me where I should fish this weekend

    Little thrown off as far as where I should fish this time of year. Rookie fly fisherman, and not opposed to some spin casting, and or sinking some worms. I live in Seattle. Willing to drive 2 ish hours. Weather conditions don’t matter to me, except high windows are no bueno. I have a...
  11. Squamishpoacher

    FS Spool I think for a Shakespeare Speedex -- FREE

    This spool was in with some stuff I bought. A piece of paper with it said "Speedex". Its 3.5 x 7/8 inches. If you want it it's yours for the cost of postage. I tried to upload a picture of it but I'm not having success.
  12. J

    FS/T Orvis Mirage I Spool

    I have an extra Orvis Mirage I spool. Trade or for sale. Black. Never used. With pouch.
  13. Iz Wa

    I Suppose I Should Do some Type of Introduction...

    Hi Guys (and gals?), (better grab a cup of joe for this one) My name is Robert and I did a search on something and this site came up. I figured the proper thing to do is an intro. I am on several forums, primarily wristwatch (I know crazy, huh... you guys think you are a crazy bunch?! I could...
  14. para_adams

    I wonder what they used the fly rod for??? (CL ad)

    Saw this on a Craigslist ad today. Sex toys, prosthetics, fly fishing rod, peg board © craigslist Shilo pack & play w/balls ($75) Spare parts harness - large ($50) Spare parts underwear harness - large ($50) Magic wand - rechargeable but needs a new charging cord ($40) Fly fishing rod...
  15. Dry Fly Dutchman

    FS I bobber pulse $70obo

    Got this as a gift and don't use it as much as I'd thought. It's been on the water a couple times and works like a charm. Great when I'm out fly fishing to find water depth to figure out what length I need to sit up. This is a good fish finder for bass and lake fisb just wish I spent more time...
  16. Skip Enge

    I don't think so

    For some reason I do not think I will ever be able to tie one of these on a #32 Mustad hook...
  17. J

    FS/T Orvis Mirage I spool

    I have an extra Orvis Mirage I spool. Trade or for sale. Black. Never used. With pouch.
  18. napawino (Roger Craft)

    FS Fenwick FF755. Minty

    Clearing out another rod I have a duplicate of. Need the space. Fenwick FF755. In superb condition. No issues. Beautiful rod. I'm keeping one and selling this nicer one. 7 1/2 foot. 5 wt. 2 1/2 oz. $125 shipped. Reel not included.
  19. Thiago - Brazil

    I attended the AFFTA Dealer Summit at Bozeman, MT.

    It was a fantastic workshop, the people that work at AFFTA did an excelent job, lots of valuable information for any fly shop owner and managers.
  20. Jojo

    NFR Funny sign i saw on my walk today.

    At least I thought it was funny. I'm not sure what the Baptists are trying to say here.
  21. Josh

    I caught a whitefish

    Fishing report: I caught a whitefish.
  22. IveofIone

    NFR: Sorry I missed this

    Wed Oct 11 was National Fossil Day and I forgot to wish OMJ many happy returns. Hopefully when you are measuring time in geologic terms a day either way won't make a helluva lot of difference. Hope you had a good one Jim. Ive
  23. Alosa

    I hope this is false...but I'm worried it's not

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/politics/pebble-epa-bristol-bay-invs/index.html Is this a slippery slope and a harbinger of things to come?
  24. SMSNYDER

    I shaved my mustach off today

    Yep after 50 years I finally did it. Grew it when I was in Vietnam. The place I fish for king salmon/steelhead those fish were scared to death of me. Now they won't know who I am. LOL
  25. Jojo

    With apologies: Ten Things I Did Instead of Fishing.

    My last day in Manzanita and i have not fished one day of our 5 days as we were supposed to. Many of y'all were kind enough to offer advice. Thank you and my apologies to the following for being an 'askhole' : weiliwen, Kilchis, Copper John, Roger Englehart, Wetline Dave (and a few others i...
  26. C

    WTB orvis cfo i - made in usa version

    looking for a grey orvis cfo i reel - version made in the god ol' us of a thanks!
  27. JesseC

    WTB 590 SALT - I want......

    I'm looking for a 590 SALT in "like new" condition. Doesn't have to be pale cherry cellophane cork, but 8.5/10 or better would be preferred. Don't need a warranty card. Would be nice if it came with the tube. Happy to pay via venmo, paypal, or meetup in Seattle or Bainbridge. Let me know what...
  28. Skip Enge

    The mountain lakes I have loved

    Hadn't been there to fish in 20 years, Ellen and I geared up and finned the little canal like snaky lead in to Misquito Lake near Mt Adams...got about to where it opens up but couldn't enter the lake proper...an old pile of logs and lumber was about 6 " below the surface ...we were in float...
  29. SpudFly

    I certainly want to keep it, but I just cannot....

    This is not about fish. It is about fishing. This is about a box I received today from a friend. Actually, the wife of a friend (who is also my friend). I was out front of my business and she said, "I have a box for you." Totally random occurrence. She said, "I need you to grab it from my...
  30. Irafly

    Andy Grindulis Help

    PM me if you knew Andy Grindulis, local commercial tier and lure maker.
  31. Greg Price

    Old Man I explored blue lines

    Hey old man from Montana, I have seen you tell people numerous times to explore the "blue lines". I was in Purdy yesterday during the eheat wave with no jobs, so I looked up blue lines in mason and Kitsap counties snd found a few open to fishing. It drained to salt, so I tried it. Lots of...
  32. Jeremy Floyd

    So I went fishing today... FINALLY

    My business is eating up my life. It's monopolizing all of my time, and I've gotten stuck working the last two weekends. I worked 35 hours between Thursday and Friday. A local company, West Fraser, had a server room A/C that was destroyed by carelessness. I had to remove it and replace it...
  33. cutthroat kid

    I remember

    My first trout on the Wenatchee river fishing with my dad 40 years ago today I remember catching my first trout on a dry fly 4 years ago I remember I could scramble over rocks all day and not have to take advil when I got home I remember my first double header, meaning I caught more fish than...
  34. Porter

    I need more hoop strength

    Problem solved! http://www.orvis.com/s/helios-3/14729?adv=352841&cm_mmc=linkshare-_-TnL5HPStwNw-_-1-_-352841
  35. Old Man

    I think I'm done with fishing.

    It's been hard to get around lately. Plus I'm in an area that sucks as far as Skinny water goes. Hell, I haven't even seen a lake close by. I think my get up and go got up and left without me. You people have a good time out there now.
  36. Olive bugger

    I am beginning to worry

    Things have been crazy here at the plantation, and the weather is not much help, but the long and short is that the rod and reel have been collecting dust and cobwebs. What worries me is that every time I see a PICTURE of a stream, river, or lake, I start looking for fish lies and pocket water...
  37. X

    Do I want a Butter Stick?

    I fished the butter stick of spinning rods this weekend and now I want the fly version. Is there a sweet spot with these rods? I would most likely be throwing size 6-14 size flies to 12-18 inch fish. I'm new to being a glasshole so what rod would that be? Please help me butter my biscuits.
  38. Elkman

    Moving to Anchorage... what are the best fishing/ hunting opportunities I have to hit?

    Looks like me and the family are Ak bound the end of June to Anchorage area. We have never been to Alaska and will only be there for 2 years. Looking for advice on where to go, and what rivers/ spots I shouldn't miss on our AK adventure. I fly fish for trout, searuns, and silvers, and gear fish...
  39. Jeffer

    I would appreciate any and all input on this product

    The price is attractive but does the product have quality? Thanks.
  40. B

    I want to float the Yakima from Ensign Ranch to Bullfrog

    I want to float this stretch of the Yakima above Cle Elam in the next few days. Does anyone know if you can get into the Ensign launch and then take out at Bullfrog? I know access at both sights has been an issue because of snowpack. Thanks!
  41. GAT

    Finally... I Went Fish'n

    Normally I'd post this report in the Warm Water Forum but because it is my first fishing trip of the year, I'm dropping it in here. If you hate bass... read no further. This is the time of year I fish for trout but the weather on the weekends has prevented me from doing so. In fact, the...
  42. Jeremy Floyd

    Going winter steelheading, do I need to pre make a bunch of signs?

    @Swimmy Amirite? Kitsakalum, here I come!
  43. FinLuver

    NFR I Bet Ya Can Relate...

    @Swimmy ...it's a "curse".
  44. mcoomer

    Wow! I stink at casting!

    Put a spool of SA Amplitude MPX on the reel and lawn cast the new Helios 2 yesterday. I had a terrible time casting with this new rod. My old rod was mid-flex, where this one is tip flex. Didn't think it would be that different but it certainly was. First, I was trying to pickup too much...
  45. Jojo

    NFR This is i think my second thread I've ever started since I joined years ago. But i have to ask:

    What is the Soap Lake Girls story? I marked this NFR even though it might actually be fishing related. I have no idea! Though i'm inclined to think not!
  46. Tinker

    How Do I Separate Stuck Rod Sections

    The middle two sections of a four-piece rod are stuck and I can't get them to separate. There is paraffin on the male ferrule. I've tried leaning it against the wall in case it's caused by water. I've tried leaving it in a warm location. I've tried the behind the back trick. That's my...
  47. dp

    I Fished Rocky Ford Yesterday...

    and had better luck. it snowed from the pass to the top of Rye Grass and then turned to rain as I crossed the Columbia. The snow is starting to melt at Rocky now. I shared the water with 10 plus guys while it rained in the morning (35 degrees). I ended up with 10 hookups but only got two in...
  48. Jeremy Floyd

    I Don't Think It's Possible To Improve Boobies..

    Am I right? So.. I am going to just call this the "third boob", because it's a definite improvement.. Short strikes are the bane of the booby fly, due to the small egg hook they are generally tied on. Dry fly hook with an egg hook stinger!
  49. Skip Enge

    What I Woulda Tied...

    ...had Jim and I made our 15th annual Ludicrous lake and pinhead Pond trip on new years Eve...we be getting older and decided it was too freakin' cold...this is a concept drawing...I may work on it...
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