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Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By aztightlines
Force Fins, a scuba fin developed for military...

Force Fins, a scuba fin developed for military purposes... arguably the best, but unfortunately now rare and expensive.

Yikes, just saw a $225 price online...could that be correct? Avoid the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 522
Posted By aztightlines
I favor the Brown Hackle Peacock as a nymph...

I favor the Brown Hackle Peacock as a nymph dropper, size #10-14, for warmwater lake fishing

I have been using copper beads/wire, sometimes a tail; also black or gold beads/wire. The light or...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By aztightlines
So, the Logik is to do nothing because it doesn't...

So, the Logik is to do nothing because it doesn't totally control the problem?

Many of us favor Sensible Felt Control....

....but now I have to buy some new wading shoes, dagnabbit. I used to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By aztightlines
I'll enjoy seeing it...Don is all about 2 and 3...

I'll enjoy seeing it...Don is all about 2 and 3 wts. these days. I love my little fiberglass rods for small streams - bamboo too.
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By aztightlines
Don't make me send him to your door..... He...

Don't make me send him to your door.....

He just came by for coffee, is still going strong, though I know you see Don fairly often.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By aztightlines
Thanks, Mike (Seldom)..it was fun looking back...

Thanks, Mike (Seldom)..it was fun looking back and reliving that first magic trip to Montana.

Joe has passed on a few years ago, Drew is now head guide at Blue Ribbon, married with a young son and...
Forum: General Bass Discussion 03-29-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By aztightlines
Just returned from Arivaca Lake...saw numerous...

Just returned from Arivaca Lake...saw numerous tent caterpillars in/on their nests..about 1-1/1/2", black with white/grey legs down the slender body. The bodies are straight, same diameter, not...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By aztightlines
Most have driven the 191 from Clifton/Morenci to...

Most have driven the 191 from Clifton/Morenci to Alpine precisely once...it takes approximately 3 hours for travel the 90 miles. Switchbacks, up and over at least 2 mountain ranges - absolutely...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By aztightlines
Good advice...even if you eventually choose to...

Good advice...even if you eventually choose to whip finish without a tool, a Matarelli-style whip finish tool is essential to start out.

Umpqua, Wapsi companies make good beginning tying...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By aztightlines
Getting started

I would recommend Skip Morris' "Flytying Made Clear & Simple" book - preferably in the spiralbound version, so it can be held open to the page you want - as a first step.

Randall Kaufmann's...
Forum: General Bass Discussion 01-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By aztightlines
I sold Sage fly rods some years back, when the...

I sold Sage fly rods some years back, when the first series of bass rods appeared on the market.

I believe at least part of the thinking for the shorter - 7'11" - rods was for flyfishers to be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By aztightlines
Mentioned my interest in the czech/european style...

Mentioned my interest in the czech/european style nymphing rod to my friend, who bought it a few years ago...and he came by yesterday and gave it me - said he never fished it.

It is an Echo...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By aztightlines
Funny, small world....Woodstock is my home town,...

Funny, small world....Woodstock is my home town, where I began fishing on Catskill streams and ponds. Started out with cane poles and rock bass, sunfish and bullheads, riding the bike to backyard...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By aztightlines
Having the longterm perspective of fishing 4x...

Having the longterm perspective of fishing 4x tippet with a breaking strength of 2&1/2 lbs in the early days - before graphite rods, let alone fluorocarbon leaders/tippets - I appreciate all the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By aztightlines
I cast a 10' 3 wt Echo european-style rod of a...

I cast a 10' 3 wt Echo european-style rod of a friend's and was impressed.

Did not fish it, but it cast well and seemed like a good tool for upstream nymphing.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By aztightlines
Very cool... The Arizona-Sonora Desert...

Very cool...

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum here in Tucson had an exhibit with Apache Trout a while back, have not been out there in some time but assume it is still there. Local trout club...
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By aztightlines
say no to fee hikes

Thanks, Don, as those of us who fish the Southern lakes have a bit to lose...there are no real services offered that are worth the proposed fees

Here is the email address: ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By aztightlines
I met Ted Hebert at the Fly Tackle dealer show a...

I met Ted Hebert at the Fly Tackle dealer show a while back..had a suitcase full of necks. Said he couldn't work things out with his ex, following an ugly divorce, and sold out his stock and flock...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By aztightlines
Western Drug

We used to have a few Defender Drug stores in Tucson, sorry they are gone.

The one near my house, in Casas Adobes Plaza, had a lunch counter in addition to all the pharmaceuticals. Bullards was a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By aztightlines
"Madonna of the Trail"...didn't know that one, as...

"Madonna of the Trail"...didn't know that one, as Wenk Kriegler from the X-Diamond, a local, referred to the statue by the other name.

I spend most of my time on that side of the mountains when...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By aztightlines
We found some amazing retro postcards on the...

We found some amazing retro postcards on the revolving rack....could not resist the giant trout strapped to the back of a mule card.

Good place to buy WMAT permits on that side of the mountains. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By aztightlines
Thank-you...the paper seems to raise as many...

Thank-you...the paper seems to raise as many questions as it answers, but is fascinating reading.

So, they could be offspring of northern cutthroat populations...and/or...in the lineage of more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By aztightlines
That makes sense....Yaqui trout and and nelson...

That makes sense....Yaqui trout and and nelson rainbows in baja live even south of here, probably came up from the oceans.

Steelhead have a current range all the way south the S. California, but...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By aztightlines
Are there any theories of what fish the apaches...

Are there any theories of what fish the apaches and gilas evolved from?

As I understand it, they are neither rainbows or cutthroats...curious about their lineage, if that is known. This stuff is...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,328
Posted By aztightlines
It seems highly likely that trout populations...

It seems highly likely that trout populations spread into the Little Colorado, White and Black River drainages in the cienegas around what is now the Big/ Sunrise/ area above Greer. Heavy water...
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