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by High Stick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Fly Line Repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Fly Line Repair?

I think you can cut a foot and a half and not see a significant change in the line's performance.
by High Stick
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Larry Gavin
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Larry Gavin

The link has been deactivated. I hope he is ok.
by High Stick
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Advice on western fly fishing.
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Advice on western fly fishing.

I have been on the Sand. Just be prepared for lots of recreational types around you that aren't fly anglers. The water is clear and casting distance and accuracy is pretty important. I'd call it an atypical "western" stream, but it's worth a stop if you don't have anything else planned. I'm probably...
by High Stick
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Advice on western fly fishing.
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: Advice on western fly fishing.

I fish Wyoming every summer and would echo TFO's sentiment. The Bighorn River in Ft. Smith is big, crowded, and requires drifting. It's not a pretty place to fish whatsoever despite there being a pile of fish in it.
by High Stick
Fri May 29, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Waders - swap or sell
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: Waders - swap or sell

Ebay is always buying/selling used waders.
by High Stick
Thu May 28, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: What is it about this year?
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: What is it about this year?

I've been out around 15 or so times since March, so I'll opine on what I've seen: low, clear water early on. Streamer fishing was good early on with the higher water and colder weather. Dirtier water as of late. I hit some good caddis at times, but I had a spectacular outing this past weekend with a...
by High Stick
Mon May 25, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: HATCHES
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: HATCHES

I fished Sunday PM south of 90. Water's in good shape. Two different sizes of yellow mayflies (could very well be Light Hendricksons), no March Browns, several sizes of tan caddis, and a few remnants of crane flies.
by High Stick
Tue May 19, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: 5/16-5/17 Rainfall
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: 5/16-5/17 Rainfall

Further south and east from WW should be fine. I talked to a friend in LaCrosse yesterday. They got an inch that soaked right in. Saturday and Sunday look potentially wet.
by High Stick
Sat May 16, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: 5/11 and 5/12 Fishing Report
Replies: 13
Views: 1161

Re: 5/11 and 5/12 Fishing Report

I would argue that based upon what I have seen the last week to ten days, there are a few streams that could use some flushing as their slime/algae growth is significant due to lack of water (and high concentrations of nitrates). We need some substantial rain, IMO. No dries yesterday, but sight fish...
by High Stick
Thu May 07, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Cold Front Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Cold Front Strategies

Time of day and water temperatures matter when you get hit with a cold front, too. It's frustrating for us all that the weather sucks right now, but you give it a go and see what happens. As someone who has fished the area for quite a while, don't assume that there will be no one around this weekend...