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by jrs
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling

Apparently there was more than one baetis dun. My buddy reports that after I left (about 3pm): " ... kept walking upstream where you were going to go. The next riffle hada big hatch of baetis going but picky of course. Stuck six 8-10" fish". Kind of surprised as I took a temp earlier in the day of 4...
by jrs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling

Fished again today, but with DAFLC. Nice weather again although it seemed to get windy and colder in mid afternoon. Water was 42F, very clear and a bit low. A tad on the slow side again today. There were quite a few midges about, a few stones, and at least one baetis dun. A few sporadic risers, but ...
by jrs
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Perfect Weather for Winter Angling

I got out with jay92 yesterday. Very nice weather -- nice to not deal with gloves or iced guides. Stream was very clear and there was lots of angler traffic. Quite a few midges around the water, but we didn't see any pods of consistent risers and didn't do any dry fly fishing. There seemed to be the...
by jrs
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 2/16 fishing report
Replies: 1
Views: 103

2/16 fishing report

Decided to sneak out for a while today as it sounds like more snow and then cold will be moving in. I fished a stream reach north of I90. I fished this stream reach a couple weeks ago and it fished well enough that I decided to give it another try. Nymph fishing with an orange scud trailed by a ligh...
by jrs
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Lead
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Lead

For fly fishing/tying, I've pretty much been lead free for a while. For tying, I've used lead free wire for years and also brass beads and more recently tungsten beads. For fishing, I use tin shot and some times tungsten putty. (I actually carry two varieties of tungsten putty so I can mix / match w...
by jrs
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Won’t have to break rods down between streams.
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Won’t have to break rods down between streams.

Nice job. I've got a diy rack in my RAV4 SUV. Telescopic shower rod in the back, pool noodle with slots cut for rid tips between the front headrests, Gear Ties and a few other odds and ends. I can carry four rods. 9' rods fit easily. My 10' rod is a little tight but doable. Nice to have rods inside ...
by jrs
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 2/3 Stream Report
Replies: 0
Views: 160

2/3 Stream Report

Didn't make it out over the weekend, but decided to sneak out this morning before the wind picked up and temperatures drop. Fished north of I-90. Was a little surprised that the stream seemed unaffected by the weekend thaw. Thought there might have been some run-off yesterday, but the stream was sti...
by jrs
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: 2/1 Report (and a question)
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: 2/1 Report (and a question)

I'll second the H&H fly lines. But if the rest of your line isn't in terrible shape, snip off the loop and any additional badly cracked tip and whip a new loop. I cut the end at sharp taper, double it over to firm a small loop, wrap the end of the loop with fly tying thread, and coat the wraps with ...
by jrs
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream report 1/28
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Stream report 1/28

Yes. Fourth trip so far this year for me. The cold and snow depth are harder to deal with as I get older, but beats a trip to the gym.
by jrs
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Board
Topic: Stream report 1/28
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Stream report 1/28

Fished today with jay92. Streams seem to be in excellent shape, maybe even a bit low and clear. Didn't take a stream temp, but imagine it was high 30s. We started nymph fishing in mid-late morning. Nymph fishing was very slow. So after trudging through the snow along a bit of stream with one fish ea...