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Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By WILDWILLY
Pushing down on the eye of the hook HARD rotates...

Pushing down on the eye of the hook HARD rotates the bend of the hook upwards and allows you to QUICKLY snap/jerk the hook out of the hole it made when going in. Use heavy line and the angle of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By WILDWILLY
I would like to go...keep me in the loop.

I would like to go...keep me in the loop.
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By WILDWILLY
Silver creek

Showed it to a friend who has a cabin fairly close last week. The water was dirty and very poor visibility. Not what I remember when I was there in January 4 years ago. Any explanations for this...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By WILDWILLY
need some info

Will be in St Johns beginning on the 20th for 2 weeks working on a cabin with a friend who is a novice to fly fishing. We will not tow a boat up there or have any type of floating devices.
What are...
Forum: FAQ's 09-10-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By WILDWILLY
need some info

I will be in St Johns for 2 weeks beginning on the 20th working on a cabin and possibly fishing with a friend who is a novice to fly fishing. Not going to tow a boat up there, or any other type of...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,318
Posted By WILDWILLY
Not sure how much time you will have available...

Not sure how much time you will have available but the Deschutes would give you the most opportunities. Salmon Flies and Caddis in early June. About 2 hours to the mouth from Portland and it is an...
Forum: Fly Chat 09-09-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,682
Posted By WILDWILLY
Spirit River sells silver lined clear glass...

Spirit River sells silver lined clear glass beads. Used them for years on Chironomids.
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By WILDWILLY
You might want to rethink warm water fishing in...

You might want to rethink warm water fishing in Arizona as I caught this 17" Crappie 2 weeks ago.
http://www.azflyandtie.com/photopost/data/500/medium/17_INCH_CRAPPIE.JPG
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,203
Posted By WILDWILLY
Posted this last spring but since it was my first...

Posted this last spring but since it was my first Telapia with a bow I thought I would share again. Not as easy as it would seem. Wish they would eat a fly more readily....
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By WILDWILLY
So good to see many people willing to help. This...

So good to see many people willing to help. This is the right thing to do, in many situations.
Forum: Juanuary 2016 - Jan 16,17,18 12-22-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,876
Posted By WILDWILLY
I like the whiskey part !

I like the whiskey part !
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,175
Posted By WILDWILLY
I fly Alaska a couple times every year. Four or...

I fly Alaska a couple times every year. Four or 5 3pc or 4pc rods inside a 4" tube as my carry-on item and the reels in a small backpack which is my personal item. Never had an issue. Not sure...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,976
Posted By WILDWILLY
Very easy for some forum members to determine the...

Very easy for some forum members to determine the proper line weight for the rod; just start casting with an 8wt and progress down to 5wt.
If the rod casts a line suitable for the type of fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By WILDWILLY
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 28 degrees right...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 28 degrees right now and dropping. Can't wait until February when I can bask in the desert sun.
Forum: Fly Chat 08-26-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 92,301
Posted By WILDWILLY
Nothing wrong with a "rolled" wing and a "tent"...

Nothing wrong with a "rolled" wing and a "tent" wing usually breaks down after a little fishing. If I can find a good video showing how to set the wings I will send it to you but the simple way to...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By WILDWILLY
Had a record run of Sockeye in June on the...

Had a record run of Sockeye in June on the Columbia but it took too long for the Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife to "discover" the problem and ask the BPA to dump more colder...
Forum: General Discussion 08-09-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,329
Posted By WILDWILLY
Fly rods only since I was 10 years old, except...

Fly rods only since I was 10 years old, except for Catfish. They do eat flies but for me this is an incidental catch. Need to have Dub explain how to specifically target them with a fly as they are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By WILDWILLY
Just out of curiosity I googled "rattlesnake...

Just out of curiosity I googled "rattlesnake gaiters" last night and found plenty of interesting products.
Forum: General Discussion 05-29-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By WILDWILLY
Wore plastic "leggins" that zipped together and...

Wore plastic "leggins" that zipped together and covered from the top of my foot to above the knee when working 1 summer in the woods of Arkansas and Louisiana 45 years ago. Saved me from 3 strikes. ...
Forum: Fly Chat 05-14-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,166
Posted By WILDWILLY
I use Dub's method as well as the following. ...

I use Dub's method as well as the following.
Attatch small tape eyes...1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm...depending on the size of the thread head. The adhesive on these eyes is poor so I wrap over them with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By WILDWILLY
Looks like a Steelhead to me, and I have seen...

Looks like a Steelhead to me, and I have seen plenty. Wish there was more info that came with the pic.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,162
Posted By WILDWILLY
The lake is not remote....just the area we were...

The lake is not remote....just the area we were camping in.
One 24' trailer/Dodge 4x4/Bass boat, 1 36' toy hauler/Ford 4x4/quads/Bass boat, and my Ford 4x4/pop up camper/pram should not give the...
Forum: Tight Loops 04-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,346
Posted By WILDWILLY
Over 50% of my fishing is done with 8wt's to...

Over 50% of my fishing is done with 8wt's to 10wt's.
Not sure what rod you have but your "problem" is probably not the rod or line.
Find a willing instructor.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,162
Posted By WILDWILLY
Difficult situation

About 2 weeks ago while camped at a fairly remote desert lake I was awakened at 5:30 in the morning by a vehicle which parked about 30' from my camp.
My friend camped next to me was also awakened....
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,194
Posted By WILDWILLY
I have owned an E Z Packer for the past 5 years...

I have owned an E Z Packer for the past 5 years and feel that it is well worth the $300 price tag. Previously was useing a ladder to hoist the boat on top of my camper until one day I went over...
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