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  1. ScottP

    Trip Report All That Snow Has To Go Somewhere

    Time to get out while there's still some wadeable shoreline. Teakettle still has a bit Flathead is looking good (had a bit of color and was definitely up 5 days later) South edge of the Park is holding on to it, too Banks are even with the top of the truck; all destined for the...
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Who's going to Red's Rendezvous this weekend?

    I'll be working the Dutch oven booth Friday and Saturday, will also be representing Project Healing Waters. Who else is going?
  3. 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?
  4. Dave Boyle

    Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

    I wish I knew about this re pre April 1st. The image of this endangered critter is great, no photoshop, just spirolina or something. Anyway, an interesting article that caught my attention. Swimmy, as our resident fashonisto/fishonisto, any thoughts on hair styles or breathing through your...
  5. 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...
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

    Unsold items - Consider donating to Project Healing Waters

    There are some of you who have flyfishing, gear fishing, and camping sales ads that have been up for quite awhile, and not selling. If by chance it's something you just want gone, and would like the items to go into the hands of veterans/military in our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Got...
  7. Adam Saarinen

    Went to have a look!

    Went to a place today to see if i could maybe get the float tube out on Monday? :rolleyes: Probably won't happen!?! :eek: Still a lot of ice! :p Every winter isn't like this, seen a couple winters where ice fisherman couldn't even get out at all in the South! Shouldn't be to long of a wait...
  8. silvercreek

    Guide to Fly Fishing the Yellowstone Region

    Longs for Cutts just revamped the Parks Fly Shop website and has put up a DIY guide for the Yellowstone Area. Click on this link to start. At the top of the page are other links, some of which are pull down menus such as the one on flies and hatches. Yellowstone Fly Fishing Info Site...
  9. Rod Wittner

    NFR Had to say goodbye to my pal this morning

    Well, it was time. Had to say goodbye to my buddy this morning. The buddy that every afternoon would get up on the couch, put his paws up on the back so he could watch out the window and wait for me to get home. Odie the Vizsla was an awesome companion, hunting dog and family member. He was...
  10. Vladimir Steblina

    SFR-Why Fishing has gone to hell in east of the Cascades.

    CSA/*MSA: 2016 | 2017 | Change | Percentage Boise: 770,213 | 790,363 | +20,150 | +2.62% Spokane: 707,921 | 721,873 | +13,952 | +1.97% *Tri Cities: 283,799 | 290,296 | +6,497 | +2.29% *Yakima: 249,323 | 250,193 | +870 | +0.35% Idaho Falls: 239,329 | 243,805 | +4,476 | +1.87% Bend: 203,019 |...
  11. J

    Place to buy materials for Squimp and Delia Squid

    I'm going to attempt to tie these two flies for SRC (and Coho) and have a shopping list gleaned from Nick Clayton's videos (by the way thank you Nick). I shopped around some on line. Golden pheasant tippets (for Squimp) seem to vary quite a bit. White saddle hackle is also something I will need...
  12. A.A.

    Dad, when are you going to take me fishing?..

    My daughter (7) had been begging for weeks. So it finally worked out to take her and my son (10) out on the Umpqua on Saturday. Beautiful lucky green water on St. Patrick’s Day. Pizza already cooking in the bow. Headed downstream... Perfect drift. These kids learn fast... (And no, my...
  13. O

    NFR Gonzaga advances to Sweet 16

    As a Gonzaga alumni it's been a welcomed surprise that they have advanced onto the Sweet 16 despite my early season criticism about how they would not make it this far. Flordia St. will not be a pushover even though GU is favored to win. I have enjoyed more college basketball this year than...
  14. Salty_flies

    To the coast!

    I'm meeting my folks and siblings for a weekend on the coast, and I'm curious if anyone can point me in the direction of some open water I can drop a fly into while we are there. We will be staying at Pacific Beach, just south of Moclips. Seems like there isn't much water open along the route...
  15. jamma

    Hoppin' Down to Maupin

    Seriously considering going down to Maupin Tuesday.Anyone been there lately?What kind of condition is the river in?
  16. Trapper

    Sorta FR: Slave to Tech?

    Several things crashed recently in my head. 1. Last summer I worked at a lodge in Alaska. From the windows I saw bears, wolves, eagles, caribou, etc. People ate like Kings and were daily flown out to catch 100 salmon, grayling, trout, or char a day. Know what they talked about most? Lack of...
  17. T

    FS Sage Spey 7141-4: looking to trade for single handed similar quality Sage?

    Hi, I have a Sage 7141-4, 14'1' spey rod, very lightly used. After a few tries I prefer a traditional single-handed rod. Would anyone be interested in trading for a similar quality, condition Sage 7 or 8 weight rod?
  18. Fishcat57

    Info on Places to Launch Drift Boat in Eastern WA, ID and MT

    Thanks for any help you can provide on this topic. I live in Spokane and I am new to the Drift Boat fishing world (which I can't describe how much of a game changer it is!) I have always just wade fished on the Spokane River and surrounding areas but have since mainly stayed on Lakes with my...
  19. MountainTrout

    FS 3 old glass rods and a Riverbeast

    Cleaning out my rod quiver, time to let a few of these go to someone else! Scott F80/5 - $SOLD Early Scott San Francisco F80/5 Brown glass (8' 6wt, 5 pc), with the original 'Scott PowR-Ply San Francisco' aluminum tube and green sock. The serial # and color places it around '78-'81. The cork...
  20. lee c

    FS OutCast FishCat Scout

    Outcast FishCat Scout $350.
  21. Troutlife

    Where to go for a good time in the Winter?

    What are some good places to go in the winter if you just want a good time?
  22. Old trout

    Looking to move.

    My wife and I are getting tired of the traffic, crime and all the crap of the Seattle area. This is not the same city we moved to in 1973. We are looking to move in about three years ( when our four legged children are gone). I am from southwest Washington and have relatives in Oregon. I...
  23. bk paige

    Another deep water trawler waiting to launch.

    Any one see this, I hope it burns to the ground. There is no need for even bigger deep sea raping machin. https://www.adn.com/business-economy/2018/02/16/alaska-fishing-interests-join-tussle-in-congress-over-huge-new-trawler-that-ran-afoul-of-federal-law/
  24. Mingo

    Tropical color to cut through the gloom

    I haven’t posted a report here in quite a while so I wanted to offer up some recent Kona color to help you all deal with the last hacking gasps of another northwest winter. I’d like to thank you all for your support these last two years. The notes, jokes, funny messages and offers to go...
  25. ewaflyguy

    Debarbing small hooks

    Hello I’ve been lurking on here for awhile, but this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their favorite fishing holes with precise GPS coordinates ;) just kidding, but anyways I’ve been fly fishing for a few years and have started to do a lot more nymphing especially with...
  26. Dave Witchey

    T Want to trade Epic 686-3 Olive glass for Epic 580 glass

    anyone got a full wells grip Epic 580 they would like to trade?? Thanks Dave zeeva2479@gmail.com
  27. fivefish

    What to use for large hook barbs

    Just wondering what you all prefer for pinching barbs on bigger hooks. My forceps are decent quality, but can't fully crimp a thicker barb. I bought some Field & Stream pliers from Dicks Sporting Goods but they suck.
  28. Mike22

    To Fix or to Get Fixed

    I bought a pair of Redington Sonic-Pro's last April and have worn them once a week (on average) since. Following a full day of fishing last week, my left sock was wet after pulling the waders off at the car. It seems that the seam between the breathable pant leg and the neoprene stockingfoot is...
  29. TroutHustle

    NFR Shout out to Chalse

    it was good while it lasted, brother. Best of luck in your endeavors.
  30. The T.O. Show

    Talk to me about backing

    Okay, I'm trying to line a reel for Baja, and I want to pack as much backing on this thing as possible. I have a little bit of experience with big game salt stuff, but not a lot. As far as I can tell, the best strength to line diameter out there is the Hatch PE backing, but dang it's expensive...
  31. Jerry Daschofsky

    WFF Who wants to take vets out on a trout early opener April 21st?

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is being hosted by Trout Unlimited, Daughter's of the American Revolution, and the WDFW. This will be an early trout opener for us before the general public has a chance at the fish. It will be held at Langlois Lake on Saturday April 21st 7am to 5pm. The...
  32. Trapper

    If You’re Coming to Montana Soon ...

    Montana got a lot of snow around Christmas. It pretty much stayed cold so all that snow got packed down on many roads, parking lots, sidewalks etc. Right now it’s raining on top of that ice. Lots of people taking headers. One guy was hanging on to his car (a small car) for support and it started...
  33. S

    Easy to build fly table

    Was asked to put up some info on a simple to build fly table, so here we go. Bill of Materials: 36" x 24" x 1" edge glued panel https://www.homedepot.com/p/Edge-Glued-Panel-Common-21-32-in-x-24-in-x-6-ft-Actual-0-656-in-x-23-25-in-x-72-in-493597/202017003 4 -Waddell screw-in legs...
  34. SUSteelie

    Hatching More Salmon to Feed Starving Puget Sound Orcas

    Endangered Orcas Are Starving. Should We Start Feeding Them? Saw this article this morning. Thoughts? My reaction was that the idea is pretty absurd, and that the understanding of salmon hatchery programs and how well they work by the people quoted/contributing in this article was excessively...
  35. Riversidecountydrive

    Ideas for minimalist trout fishing

    With trout fishing right around the corner, I would like to hear ideas from other minimalistic anglers on how you keep your gear small. As example I'm thinking instead of fly boxes. Maybe a Velcro hat with all my flies on it.
  36. P

    WTB New or close to it - 5' or 7' polyleader/versileader set

    Looking for a set of new or nearly new 5' or 7' sink tips. Airflo, Rio, OPST would all be considered. Prefer a full set from intermediate to super-duper sink. Post or PM with what you've got and your ask price, thanks.
  37. M

    Sucks to be blind

    Life is unkind that I have found such a great way to spend what rare free time I have...and now I can't see without readers! I spend more time fumbling around in my pockets pulling in and out my cheaters with numb fingers from the cold...and usually it's raining so I have to look through a...
  38. napawino (Roger Craft)

    Reverse the retrieve on a Medalist, how to video

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/kifSr_oVmog?rel=0
  39. MrP

    Looking Back to 2017 , Looking Ahead to 2018, and Thanks

    I started this thread back in the last week of December. I had hoped to post it on New Year's Eve. I was using Internet Exploder as I drafted it; I continued to have problems getting the video link to embed. I finally used Chrome and it worked. (I hope) If you are using Exploder you may not...
  40. Ejmilkovich

    FS Thomas & Thomas Apex 10wt 9' (+ add'l to be posted)

    Thomas & Thomas Apex 10wt in excellent condition. I picked it up gently used a couple years ago for a trip that never materialized. Comes with original sock and tube. Feel free to message me with questions. Asking $375 shipped to the lower 48. Manufacturer Description: This line was designed...
  41. Trapper

    NFR So you dont have to mumble through it

    Rough translation of the original Scottish version. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. CHORUS For auld lang syne, my jo, For auld lang syne. We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. And surely...
  42. dp

    going to Rocky ford - 12/29

    one last shot for 2017. Anyone else be there? I'll be in a Jeep GC middle lot to start. look me up! Also clamming on New Years Eve with my Dad. nice way to end/start a year! dp
  43. Clint F

    Best way to clean a clear intermediate line?

    Ok guys. What is the best way to clean a clear intermediate line? It still works well but not like when it was new. No damage just needs a cleaning. Gotta get that Atlantic smell off of it also. Lol thanks in advance. Clint.
  44. jim52

    WTB Sci angler system 2 67 spool , anyone want to sell one ?

    I need of a spool if anyone has one kicking around. Not the 67L. The regular 67. Many thanks. Jim
  45. fjay

    FS Orvis Hydros Nymph WF7F (similar to SA Anadro)

    SoLD Never used Orvis Hydros Nymph WF7F Bright green head, white running line. Was spooled on reel, has front loop and id marker. If you look at the specs it is basically the same taper, head length, and head weight as the SA Anadro line. This line is not textured.
  46. A

    New to fly tying

    Hello all, I just started tying my own flies and I have no clue what I'm doing, so I'm interested in gaining some tips and advice. The only fly I have tied is a Zebra Midge, which went relatively well considering it was my first time. I really enjoyed the experience of tying my own fly and I'm...
  47. SuperSecretCIA

    FS Classic Books - Out of Print - Hard to Find

    Ok, you saved a ton of money on sale items for your family and friends. That means you have money burning a hole in your pocket. You deserve to treat yourself and I can help. Here is your opportunity to purchase some of the best Fly Fishing - Fly Tying books ever! The condition of every one...
  48. silvercreek

    Free Beginner's Guide to Fly Tying

    The Southern Wisconsin Chapter of TU is giving a free beginner’s course in fly tying. The course guide is an excellent free guide for beginners with a pattern list of basic flies. They also have a list of basic tools and materials. Since the course provides all fly materials, there is no list of...
  49. P

    Loomis Crosscurrent upgrade to NRX?

    Cast an Asquith and NRX 8# at a local show recently. I was impressed with both. Came back home and cast my Crosscurrent (not a GLX). I wish i had them all strung up together to compare but seemed the NRX is lighter, could shoot out more line with one back cast and could carry more line in the...
  50. Aukshot1028

    New to fishing

    Hey everybody I am new to fishing and have only been with friends and used their equipment. I am looking to buy my own rod and fish around Annapolis where I live. Anybody have any suggestions on places to fish and what kind of equipment I should buy. Also I haven't been but fly fishing looks...