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  1. Watercraft
    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. General Forum
    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. General Forum
    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. Cast & Blast
    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. General Forum
    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...
  6. Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels
    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...
  7. Fly Tying
    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...
  8. Site Help and Suggestions
    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?
  9. Fly Tying
    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...
  10. General Forum
    https://www.amazon.com/How-Improve-Your-Fishing-Catching-ebook/dp/B01MSY5X54/
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    https://www.meetup.com/TheSeattleFlyfishing-flycasters-PacificNorthwestFlyshing/ 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 details...
  12. Warm Water Species
    Any questions???
  13. Fly Tying
    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...
  14. General Forum
    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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