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Forum: General Bass Discussion Yesterday, 09:54 AM
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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: 580
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: 439
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: 439
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: 580
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: 231
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: 258
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: 261
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: 605
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: 605
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: 605
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: 1,189
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: 1,189
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: 1,189
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: 1,189
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...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By aztightlines
My flyfishing friends are probably more skilled...

My flyfishing friends are probably more skilled at making license plates than choosing a vanity plate......(rim shot)
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By aztightlines
There are some mayflies hatching in the evenings,...

There are some mayflies hatching in the evenings, but I would be thinking chironomids - midges - in the evenings.

A friend was a more skilled "midger" in the past, but hanging a small hare's ear...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By aztightlines
It has been quite a while since I have been down...

It has been quite a while since I have been down there from Tucson, but I would imagine they are used to seeing kayaks and such coming back from the shore. We go through the checkpoints at Amado and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By aztightlines
Thanks, Don, bad news, but not entirely...

Thanks, Don, bad news, but not entirely unexpected.

Some of us will be happy to help any reintroduction efforts when the time comes.
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By aztightlines
As a St. Croix dealer for 15 years, I can vouch...

As a St. Croix dealer for 15 years, I can vouch for their friendliness and business ethics to independent dealers and customers, though always a distributor to big box stores. They moved into the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By aztightlines
Sorry to hear it, but thanks for the update. I...

Sorry to hear it, but thanks for the update. I was off the grid for a couple of weeks in July and must have missed that piece of distressing news
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By aztightlines
I had not heard about wildfire damage over in New...

I had not heard about wildfire damage over in New Mexico - could have happened - but 3 streams in the Pinaleno Mts that hold Gia trout here in AZ (Mt. Graham by Safford, AZ) have been aversely...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By aztightlines
I had a warden check the barb on my fly in the...

I had a warden check the barb on my fly in the middle of the river on the Juan years ago...so I believe they did watch for "shufflers" and cite them.

Also there was a C&R section, and I heard...
Forum: General Discussion 08-23-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By aztightlines
Grant Creek is an amazing place to have caught...

Grant Creek is an amazing place to have caught your first trout on a fly. Hybrid rainbow/apaches in very challenging little stream, beautiful place and fish.

I brought a friend over there a few...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By aztightlines
Ran into our old Orvis rep Ed Schroeder on a...

Ran into our old Orvis rep Ed Schroeder on a couple of lakes in Montana..now retired, he conducts lake seminars for those interested out of Ennis, MT in the summers.

Ed was in some sort of...
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