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Forum: Rod Building 08-06-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Bucksnort
Reel Seat

Many years ago, I constructed a fly rod from a Fisher blank. I've used it so much, the finish is almost gone from the wood reel seat. I want to re-finish the seat without removing it from the blank...
Forum: Sell, Buy, Trade, Give Away 07-31-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By Bucksnort
Float Tube Bladder Wanted

I believe I have posted this thread in the past but had no success.

I am in need of a "U" shape bladder, which is about the same size as a traditional "U" style float tube. This is not the tube...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Bucksnort
David, I guess I'm still on Colorado high...

David,

I guess I'm still on Colorado high country seasons. The high country lakes I fished in Colorado are either frozen or inaccessible by early October so when you say you fish until Christmas,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Bucksnort
jchar, Just about the way if figured it is. ...

jchar,

Just about the way if figured it is. Last year, my first year exploring Arizona lakes, I did a trip to southeast of Flagstaff in the Spring, which was a total waste of time, then a monsoon...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Bucksnort
Scheduling Fishing Trips (weather)

From my short time in Arizona, it seems the high country, from Flagstaff to the White Mountains, receives more rain and severe thunder storms during the monsoon than the valley. Is this accurate or...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
Some of the lakes I've seen with green stuff at...

Some of the lakes I've seen with green stuff at or near the surface may be algae and not lake turnover. As I said, I'll take clear water any day.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
Seldomseen, Many years ago, I was camping...

Seldomseen,

Many years ago, I was camping and fishing on the Grand Mesa in western Colorado. Some of the lakes were turning over to the point where they were unfishable and you could see green...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
Seldomseen, From my experience with turn...

Seldomseen,

From my experience with turn over in lakes, the yukkie stuff from the bottom comes to the top. I see a lot of floating green stuff at the surface and down a short distance.

Is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
What about White Mountain lakes in October and...

What about White Mountain lakes in October and November?
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
lakelady, Thanks for the information. ...

lakelady,

Thanks for the information. Arizona, Colorado and probably other states, have the same situation in high mountain lakes. If not for stocking, there would be few fish but the difference...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
Mr. Blur, One of my all time favorite fly...

Mr. Blur,

One of my all time favorite fly rods was an 8.5' graphite Eagle Claw in 5/6 weight. I bought it at the outlet store at Wright McGil (I-70 & Colorado Blvd) in Denver for about $20. It...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
And speaking of dry fly purists, a long time ago,...

And speaking of dry fly purists, a long time ago, I was in lower Cheesman Canyon. I was doing quite well with drifting a single fly under a strike indicator. On one occasion, I was standing next to...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
DrLogik, It took me only a few seconds to...

DrLogik,

It took me only a few seconds to get your point and that's why I will try the dropper method. Heck if my way doesn't produce anything, I've driven to the White Mountains for nothing but...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
DrLogik, Wow! Your technique of cutting off...

DrLogik,

Wow! Your technique of cutting off the treble hook reminds me of the high school pal who taught me to fly fish. Occasionally, we would go to lakes for fly fishing but when things were...
Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bucksnort
Straight Line vs Dropper (Old habits die hard)

When I began fly fishing, around 1977, small adjustable cork strike indicators were becoming popular for moving water. Some die hard purists didn’t like nymph fishing with indicators and wouldn’t be...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Bucksnort
Navajo Reservation

I have neither heard nor read anything about lakes/streams on the Navajo Indian reservation.

What up?
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bucksnort
Champ161, You mentioned a word I hate -...

Champ161,

You mentioned a word I hate - suckers. My philosophy regarding suckers is there are only two kinds. Those that are dead and those about to die.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bucksnort
May I assume there is public access from Phon D?

May I assume there is public access from Phon D?
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Bucksnort
Lower Salt River

I see so much information about the lower Salt, I don't know which way is up or down.

Will someone tell me where I can go to wade the river and when to go? I know I can wade at the parking area...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,503
Posted By Bucksnort
Champ, were you fishing from the bank or wading...

Champ, were you fishing from the bank or wading or from a tube?
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Bucksnort
Any information on access for Knoll Lake?

Any information on access for Knoll Lake?
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Bucksnort
Seldomseen, I think your advice about the...

Seldomseen,

I think your advice about the reservation is sound.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Bucksnort
If you live in the east side of the valley,...

If you live in the east side of the valley, Desert Fly Casters also offers free tying lessons.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Bucksnort
Sometimes, I prefer a slower more scenic route. ...

Sometimes, I prefer a slower more scenic route. Is there a way to head northeast through the reservation to the Big Lake area from Gilbert? If not, the way through Show Low / Pinetop would be my...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Bucksnort
Route to Big Lake

Today, I was told that in May the route to Big Lake by way of Payson to Show Low and Pinetop will likely be closed so the route to take is from the south. Do I have this correct when I say the...
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