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  1. silvercreek

    Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot

    Editorial posted on a Blog: http://www.sweetwaternow.com/opinion-fly-fishing-brand-ambassadors-social-media-what-might-they-be-doing-to-your-fishery/#
  2. C

    Tube Fly Adapter

    I just purchased a previously used HMH tube fly tool kit. Included was a tool/piece I'm not familiar with...but it appears to be a tube tying adapter. It's on the right in the photo. HMH large plastic tube material is a perfect fit at the tip. The only threads I see on the unit are in the brass...
  3. Tim Ihle

    Pattern Question: what is this wing material?

    i need some help on this one.
  4. triploidjunkie

    Don't steal Tony Pro's patterns:)

    Tony Pro is back, and its hilarious!! It's on a private fly tying group on Facebook, so I screenshotted the original post. I'll try to link his YouTube meltdown before he removes it. This is epic!
  5. Starman77

    Is UV dubbing really UV reflective?

    I've been tying up some baitfish patterns using Hareline Dubbin's Ice Dub UV dubbing material. I got to thinking, "How do I know that this dubbing material really reflects UV light and how much?" Since we humans can't see UV light, for the most part, we can't just look at the dubbing material...
  6. F

    Fishing Is Actually Dangerous

    That fishing gore thread really got me thinking: some of the most near-death and terrifying precarious moments I can recall have been while out fishing. Including but not limited to over the last several decades: -Near drowning experinces -Multiple bear encounters -Multiple pyscho tweeker...
  7. Squamishpoacher

    Who is the Youtube Fly Tyer that You Admire the Most?

    I thought this would be a fun topic and might introduce us to some tyers that we haven't seen yet. So who is your favourite Youtube fly tyer....Davie McPhail, Daniel Holm, Holger Lachman, Brian Chan, Eivind Berulfsen, Phil Rowley....Who?
  8. Clint F

    is anyone interested in a resident coho fly swap?

    just wanted to see if anyone is interested in a resident coho fly swap? it has been a while since I have organized one . how much interest do we have in this? Clint
  9. b_illymac

    Who is having a white Christmas?

    Lets see it! This is in Walla Walla. Coming down pretty well. Merry Christmas to all!
  10. ceviche

    We Know This is NOT a Steelhead... or "Thank You, Preston!"

    Out of politeness and respect towards some other fly tying/fishing forum located somewhere else in the greater Internet, I will not name names. However, I must ask, how is it that folks east of the Rockies and/or the Mississippi seem to think Rainbows and Steelhead are either different fish or...
  11. Skip Enge

    NFR Gene How is Medicare treatin' ya?

    I sign up in january and have someone to call about supplemental...substitute part time work does not provide healthcare...just wondering...yeah this is a bit public but I do not have an email address for you anymore...call it research...no big deal if you don't wish to talk about it here. but...
  12. WT

    Is anyone squid jigging?

    thinking of heading down to the local pier to jig some squid. has onion here done this or thinking about doing this. any advice?
  13. Dupher

    swimmy is slacking

    I would have expected to hear about these socks from @Swimmy but he must be busy planning a wedding or something
  14. MRKbass

    What model is this sage?

    Would like to find one for my daughter, but don't know what I'm asking for. Thanks for the help Matt
  15. the_grube

    What fly is this?

    I thought it was a soft-hackled, rubber-legged, bead head pheasant tail. While it shares some characteristics I don't think that's it -- the tail looks like brown squirrel or something, the thorax is black instead of green hurl. Looks like a pretty easy tie, but I haven't had a chance to...
  16. 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?
  17. wadin' boot

    Off 99 Brownlining action is heating up!

    Today, as in many of the days past, my son Jack and I have been working the shallows and weed beds for the fall rock bass action that can make most local ponds and lakes an absolute blast, particularly for kids. If Roger Stephens lived over this side he would designate it with trumpeting all...
  18. triploidjunkie

    WTH is wrong with people!?

    Just randomly start shooting at two kids fishing, and hit one. The triggerman should get a life sentence, the other at least twenty years. http://www.kxly.com/news/two-men-arrested-after-shooting-at-boys-from-across-priest-river/620566267
  19. stilly stalker

    Winter is coming..........

    Lysergic prawn. All composite loops except the jungle cock and hackle tips.
  20. Golden Trout

    This is not a Sci Fi movie preview!

    Did I hear that yet another hurricane (Katia?) was brewing off the coast of Africa to follow Jose? Yea, Hansen's warnings coming true right before our eyes. Incredible stat that FEMA is spending $155,000 a minute on Harvey. The nightmare of Climate Change is becoming a reality as predicted...
  21. Vladimir Steblina

    Is NorthWest Fly Fishing still in business??

    I can no longer view my digital copies of the magazine on my IPAD. When I call the help number they say leave a message and we will call you back. Needless to say, nobody has ever called back. Are they still in business?? At the very least I would like to have my digital copies back.
  22. cutthroat kid

    dont forget how fun this is

    a flip cast that works and drifts 7 feet in pool for a 6 in westlope you can't even see in clear water roll casts that actually go where you intended it to land and drift right around 3 different rocks in 10 feet high sticking that works even at 4 pm with already 10 hours on the...
  23. napawino (Roger Craft)

    Fly tying is just too hard.

  24. SMSNYDER

    New Orvis Helios 3 is out.

    Rod looks ugly with that white in front of grip. It is also a mid flex rod. Wow $850 for a 9 foot 5 weight.
  25. skyriver

    What line is this?

    Hi guys, I purchased a Ross Essence FC 386-4 (8'6" 3wt) for $70 (usually closer to $170) and then a nearly mint old Cortland Crown size Small and extra spool for $30 off Ebay. The Crown came with a ULTRA WF4F and wouldn't you know it, the thing casts like a dream. 50-60' casts with ease. $100...
  26. cutthroat kid

    It is cool to see

    It is cool to see a 20 foot riffle boulder pool section of small creeksized river have crystal clear water and still not see the cutthroat until they come out of every crevass and look like silver bullets when the caddis fly goes by much like my cat used to come out from underneath the...
  27. o mykiss

    SFR: Apparently, in some places skateboarding is a crime

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/illicit-skatepark-on-green-lakes-duck-island-cops-called-on-bowl-built-in-bird-habitat/ Any of you guys who like to fish Green Lake and also like to skate might want to strap your board on the back of your 'toon the next time you come down...
  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. B

    What is open June 1?

    Sự tăng trưởng mang theo sau một chuỗi những vấn đề cần được giải quyết, tuy đó là mức thu nhập bình quân, nhưng có người thu cao rất cao, có người lại không đủ cho chi tiêu. Do đó, http://vaynhanh24h.com đã được nhiều người tìm đến, nhưng không phải ai cũng được giúp đỡ và hỗ trợ về tài chính...
  30. Aadaboy

    What is this fish called???

    Caught a bunch of these on the Methow this weekend. The closer to the Columbia river, the fewer trout and eventually I was only catching these. I cant seem to find out what they are anywhere. They don't seem to have teeth, or much teeth, they have scales, but the upper portion of the fish feels...
  31. wadin' boot

    Bad Poetry, 2017- Theme is BOOTS

    I love my ugly ankle-snappin' boots, They got new felt and monkey shit-caulk meant for roofs, Sure they smell and look like crap, But on the cedar and snoho you're immune from the clap, and best of all Swimmy gets all jelly and mute!
  32. kanaskatbandit

    Brutal day on the upper green (orvis question)!

    Fished the upper green yesterday, sure was quiet and serene... Got to fish for about 20 minutes and got this little guy tossing a dry! Promptly after releasing fish i slip and land flat on my ass, I was ok but I broke the tip section of my Clearwater! Frustrated I make the long walk back...
  33. N

    Does anyone know what this rod is for?

    My neighbor showed me this rod. It was his grandfathers. Its a 9 section 14 foot rod. It has either Japanese or Chinese markings. I will attach 2 photos which I hope you can zoom otherwise you can't really see the rod very well. It has flyfishing guides. I thought it may be a squid rod but I dunno.
  34. Josh

    What fly is this? (damselfly nymph?)

    Anyone have any idea what this fly is? I had a couple of them in my box and had a good evening using one the other day. But I have no idea what they are are where they came from. Some sort of a damselfly nymph maybe? Brass beadhead with a lead bead or splitshot tied in as well. Sinks plenty...
  35. Shaun Martin

    What is this fish?

    Caught this guy on the Yakima and not sure what it is. I'm sure someone here knows.
  36. Joel Henley

    FS Yeti Tundra Cooler, 160qt, like new $445...msrp is 679

    For Sale- Barely Used Yeti Tundra Cooler- White, Best Money Can Buy! Size is a 160 Qt. Clean and Barely Used. Dimensions are: Outside- 21.5"H x 45"L x 19.5"W Inside- 15.5" x 37.38" x 12.38" Footprint- 16.38" W x 43.5"L MSRP is: $679 selling for $445 Come grab it. I am moving and don't have...
  37. Olive bugger

    What is up with Wapsi?

    I just did a search and the machine said that their web site had been taken down?
  38. msteudel

    Someone is trying to tell me something

    Found this on my computer monitor after the kids went to bed, apparently my 8 year old daughter wants me to me to do something ...
  39. 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!
  40. Randall Clark

    What is your favorite lead wrap substitute?

    What do you guys like for a lead substitute for wrapping your hooks before tying? Is there one thing that works better than another?
  41. Rock Creek Fan

    How Important Is Barometric Pressure For Fishing?

    It is not something I have paid a lot of attention to. But I have noticed that when a cold front is moving in fishing seems better - at least in Montana on streams... What are your experiences/thoughts?
  42. IveofIone

    Nfr: Is Tv Killing Major League Baseball?

    A time clock in MLB? WTF? No pitches to walk a batter? BS! The constant complaints by TV companies to shorten the length of the games is the forerunner of contrived contest like NASCAR and WWF. They paid billions to obtain the rights to televise those games increasing the amount of money players...
  43. dreamonafly

    Is This Normal For An Guide???

    Went out on a guide yesterday; as we went back to town; he told us that we Have to pay for the shuttle; is this normal; I don't remember this? We were going give him a tips anywhere.
  44. Gyrfalcon2015

    NFR Spring Really Is Almost Here ! (west Wa. Sorry E Wa And Over..)

    First signs of Spring for me in western Washington ! Today 2-18
  45. G

    The Gross Reason Your Salmon Is About To Get (even More) Expensive.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/01/25/the-gross-reason-your-salmon-is-about-to-get-even-more-expensive/?utm_term=.720a31ab954a
  46. mcoomer

    What Is Your Holy Grail Reel?

    I bought a new fly rod a few weeks ago and now I'm wondering what to hang on it. I've wanted to upgrade my 5 weight from the Orvis Clearwater that I bought when I first started fly fishing and after thinking for the longest time that I wanted a new Sage One or Winston BIIIx, or the like, I...
  47. Jeremy Floyd

    Chili Rocks!

    I admit it. I am, and always have been narrow minded when it comes to chili. My Pops' is from Texas. When i was growing up I always looked forward to chili night. Whenever i went camping and cracked open the Nalley's, I was always let down. Let down on flavor that is, but never let down on...
  48. S

    NFR Golf: Woods Is 'back' Anybody Care?

    Not ashamed to admit I actually watch golf. All 4 Majors and FX Cup, sometimes more than that. Proud member of the BGA ( Bad Golfers of America )! You can read a book, run to the store....and not miss a shot. THIS is the Rub......Tiger is 9 shots back and 99% of the press is about him. I know...
  49. SERE Nate

    This Is A King Right?

    Swinging flies for steelhead on the Clearwater and hooked into this guy. Broke my 8 weight Sage tcx switch in the process but managed to land him anyways. Wasn't as big as I was expecting based on the fight.
  50. Brian White

    Redington Vice - Is It Cps Reincarnated?

    Anyone fish the Redington Vice as of yet? I still cringe when I think back to the day I broke my 6 wt CPS. While Redington customer service was quick to replace it, the CPS had been discontinued and I ended up getting a CPX instead.....just wasn't the same. I will try to get one in hand and...
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