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Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By aztightlines
Almost ironically, the South Island is probably...

Almost ironically, the South Island is probably more famous for the possibility of hooking huge brown trout on very small flies - one of the few places in the world where an angler can do that.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By aztightlines
How about a new fishing show, along the lines of...

How about a new fishing show, along the lines of "River Monsters"....maybe called "Failed State Fishing," with Bucksnort as the host.

Blue Marlin in Venezuela..Wahoo in Honduras....Mahseer in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By aztightlines
5 years seems like a pretty good rule-of-thumb,...

5 years seems like a pretty good rule-of-thumb, depending on hard you fished the lines.

You can try a line treatment product, which may rejuvenate a line for another season or two.

New lines...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,784
Posted By aztightlines
brown hackle peacock fly

Day-in-day-out I like the beadhead brown hackle peacock fly...3128

Though I fish mostly stillwaters down south in Az, I find a size 12/14 copper or black bead 1/8" with small copper or black wire...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By aztightlines
I was chased out of Dankworth Pond near Safford -...

I was chased out of Dankworth Pond near Safford - part of the Roper Lake State Park - by an irate beaver one evening a few years back.

I was alone in my float tube, sun going down and heard the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By aztightlines
Would flood a pretty little canyon along the...

Would flood a pretty little canyon along the North Fork of the White, near Post Office Canyon...but the fishing has gone downhill over the years on the North Fork, above and below Diamond Creek,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 808
Posted By aztightlines
There was some talk of a dam on the North Fork of...

There was some talk of a dam on the North Fork of the White River, above the town of Whiteriver, but have not heard much lately about that project.

Virtually all of our lakes are man-made, dammed...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By aztightlines
That is a great article..those feathers,...

That is a great article..those feathers, especially the saddles, are incredible.

We live in a golden age of flytying, materials are available we could scarcely dream of - natural and synthetic -...
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By aztightlines
A brief Google search provided some info: Take...

A brief Google search provided some info: Take the Last Train To Clarkdale..then avoid the lake at all costs....3,333 ft elevation, exactly half of 6,666 so very bad luck.

Said no trout or...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By aztightlines
I offered - Cortland brand, usually - braided...

I offered - Cortland brand, usually - braided loops to customers in my old shop, as many folks use loops to connect the leader to the flyline.

I kept some items under the counter, like firework...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By aztightlines
A fellow here in Tucson invented a similar rig...

A fellow here in Tucson invented a similar rig about 25 years ago, sent a few to author John Gierach.... who replied, "I am generally against anything that makes flyfishing easier, want it to be the...
Forum: Fly Chat 01-07-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By aztightlines
I recall snagging some sticks with a small...

I recall snagging some sticks with a small spinner lure in the White River down by Diamond Creek many years ago...and keeping a few hellgrammites from the clump of sticks to study, maybe even fish as...
Forum: Fly Chat 01-07-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By aztightlines
Helgrammites definitely exist in AZ...in the...

Helgrammites definitely exist in AZ...in the Black River and White River watersheds for sure, and probably more fisheries along the rim.

As I understand it, they don't live in lakes...but fish...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By aztightlines
Very cool...Robert Traver was one of our best...

Very cool...Robert Traver was one of our best writers
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 12-17-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By aztightlines
I fish a 10', 3 wt Echo out of my floattube for...

I fish a 10', 3 wt Echo out of my floattube for bluegill/bass down in S. Arizona - really fun, a similar rod to the Hardy.

Casts a 3 or 4 wt intermediate sink nicely, would work well for trout in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By aztightlines
I was checked at Silverbell Lake here in Tucson...

I was checked at Silverbell Lake here in Tucson once, had switched wallets and was missing my urban permit, back when you needed them.

Luckily, the G&F officer hadn't seen me fishing beforehand...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By aztightlines
A bit OCD...but good, Paul

A bit OCD...but good, Paul
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By aztightlines
That was pretty much the joke... Paul knows...

That was pretty much the joke...

Paul knows me; I am waiting to exert my privilege with the Border Patrol at the checkpoints down south...will let you know how it goes.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,693
Posted By aztightlines
How about exerting your "white privilege" and...

How about exerting your "white privilege" and throwing yourself on the Mercy of the Court?
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By aztightlines
I believe the title is, "The Longest...

I believe the title is, "The Longest Silence,"....but I agree. That is one of my favorite books, in any genre
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By aztightlines
Flyfishermen Should Read

The title is a quote from one of the authors in maybe the best anthology of fly fishing stories out there: "Silent Seasons," by Russell Chatham. I bought it for $6, kind of a lot for a paperback at...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,388
Posted By aztightlines
I doubt if I will be moving north any time soon,...

I doubt if I will be moving north any time soon, but I am impressed with the Arkansas River Valley... old railroad towns of Salida, Buena (pronounced Bewna)Vista up and down the Arkansas.

A large...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By aztightlines
Congratulations, Jim, on your first Apache...

Congratulations, Jim, on your first Apache trout...that's the way to catch them, in the streams.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,130
Posted By aztightlines
Pretty much verify Bucksnort's report: one of...

Pretty much verify Bucksnort's report: one of fished full-sink (type IV) rig w/nymph & dropper, one sink-tip (15') and one floating rig from shore. Not a bump for any of us in 2-3 hours, so we...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By aztightlines
I should be able to meet you on Wednesday,...

I should be able to meet you on Wednesday, Jim....check your email
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