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Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2020, 07:07 PM
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Posted By aztightlines
The retired schoolteacher out of Springerville? ...

The retired schoolteacher out of Springerville? He coached me a bit at Silver Creek one day, had the technique for catching big fish there..I must have offended him a bit when I turned down his...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By aztightlines
Echoes of the Trident Technology, also from...

Echoes of the Trident Technology, also from Orvis, in which a vibration-dampening substance from the skin of nuclear submarines was applied to the flyrods.

My first trip up to the Flyfishing Trade...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2020, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,051
Posted By aztightlines
I know you can receive traffic tickets from...

I know you can receive traffic tickets from tribal officers, Jim, on highways through reservations...I got one near Cameron, north of Flagstaff, on US 89 about 30 years ago.

How many search &...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By aztightlines
left vs right-handed

I believe it's high time for left and right-handed flyrods...enough of this discrimination.

How many guys call themselves "Lefty" any more?
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By aztightlines
Thank-you, had not seen that one before. ...

Thank-you, had not seen that one before.

Sliding the bamboo rod out of its tube brings back a lot of memories...such pleasure derived from the little things associated with fly fishing.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By aztightlines
You can call it whatever you want, Mike..been...

You can call it whatever you want, Mike..been told it's Preskitt...rhymes with biscuit
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By aztightlines
I just left - voluntarily - the Facebook group...

I just left - voluntarily - the Facebook group "520 Bass Masters" with full disclosure: I was only there to report to a flyfishing friend on the possibilities of weekend "tournaments" with up to 30...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By aztightlines
What is a "Tucsonian"..and how would one delete...

What is a "Tucsonian"..and how would one delete another's angler's post, unless they were a moderator?
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,068
Posted By aztightlines
Though I hope they will be judicious in planting...

Though I hope they will be judicious in planting gila trout in our streams - not simply installing populations in every stream that looks like they can survive at the cost of the populations that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By aztightlines
We lost our biologist, FishManager here on AZFAT,...

We lost our biologist, FishManager here on AZFAT, to retirement..so don't have the local information for Region 5 as readily as we did in the past.

Hope Don is doing well over there in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By aztightlines
Rio Fluoroflex sell for $39.95 for 100 meter...

Rio Fluoroflex sell for $39.95 for 100 meter spools...but I guess that would not qualify for cheaper fluorocarbon tippet.
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By aztightlines
One of my customers told me years ago about some...

One of my customers told me years ago about some rental cabins on the Pine....with a stretch of the river accessible.

He reported good success and fun on that stretch...don't know if they are...
Forum: General Discussion 06-21-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By aztightlines
Brown trout are stocked - as fingerlings - in...

Brown trout are stocked - as fingerlings - in Rose Canyon up in the Catalina Mts above Tucson.

I caught browns, though not many, in Riggs Flat Lake in the Pinalenos - above Safford, AZ - a few...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By aztightlines
Willow Creek is probably the most accessible of...

Willow Creek is probably the most accessible of the streams listed.

Whitewater Creek above Glenwood, NM had beautiful little gila/rainbow hybrids and was fairly accessible, but a flood took out...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By aztightlines
There is a ranch along the West Fork of the...

There is a ranch along the West Fork of the Black, below the campgrounds, called Thompson Ranch, I believe, that was fenced off years ago. The AZ Game & Fish owned it, for some strange reason.

A...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By aztightlines
Does it seem likely the transfer we are talking...

Does it seem likely the transfer we are talking about..the White, Black and Little Colorado headwaters are close together..but imagine a large cienega from the area by present day Big Lake over to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By aztightlines
What an idiot...reminds me of an incident last...

What an idiot...reminds me of an incident last week on Pena Blanca, a southern AZ lake when I hooked a huge fish on my 5 wt who took a small leech pattern on 3x tippet.

I called for help from my...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By aztightlines
Seems pretty clear: Tigers + Woods = Woods Lake

Seems pretty clear: Tigers + Woods = Woods Lake
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By aztightlines
I don't believe the flow rates at Point of Pines...

I don't believe the flow rates at Point of Pines would be of much help, Jim, as the gauge is so far downriver - way down on the reservation. Mostly smallmouth bass with some trout in the mix.
...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
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: 610
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: 459
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: 48
Views: 9,153
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: 1,559
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: 1,559
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,...
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