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  1. Without indicators we would have tons more...

    Without indicators we would have tons more anglers who are still fishing conventional.

    Without indicators we would have very few fly fishing guides.......sorry.

    There is an art to indicator...
  2. You have to realize some of the leaser known...

    You have to realize some of the leaser known fishing guides have big pickup and boast payments.

    No fish, not returns and no tips.

    That is why 90% of the fishing guides all have to use...
  3. A senior biologist friend in Davis has studied...

    A senior biologist friend in Davis has studied the water in Lake Berryessa and it has some kind of bad mineral pollution that I think comes out of a mine?

    Many years ago the town of Davis opted to...
  4. Giving Snake River Salmon the Freedom to Roam - video funded by Patagonia

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iErooJ4lE3E


    Please watch and share this video......
  5. First Annual "Bishop Trout Rodeo".......

    I just found this post on Dan Blanton's Forum:


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    Posted by Michael Schweit on 2022-01-25 19:12:22

    Posted with permission from Dan (Thanks...
  6. In the 1960s and 1970s ( 50 years ago) many from...

    In the 1960s and 1970s ( 50 years ago) many from the Valley towns and the Bay Area cities float tubed Lake Solano.

    In the summer there were huge Callibaetis mayfly hatches back then.


    In a...
  7. Let's remove the 4 dams on the Snake river?

    This would be the largest salmon and steelhead recover in human history......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm290O6Rgr4

    Share this video where ever you can.
  8. I will post some really good videos about Franks...

    I will post some really good videos about Franks life:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcLXyR5Smp0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcoFFzPXv4w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3s-N2Q1hmY
    ...
  9. The Legend on the Umpqua river, Frank Moore, just passed away.

    Here is a nice note from one of our old friends:

    "Bill,

    I received a email from a close friend in Roseburg, Frank had passed last night.
    Frank was 98 and would have been 99 in 7 days.
    My...
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    If the rain slows for a while the lower Yuba...

    If the rain slows for a while the lower Yuba river could be the place to go in Feb/March/April.
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    An old friend who works in fisheries for years...

    An old friend who works in fisheries for years added that when they get the 4 dams off the Klamath river we can drive 5 hours up

    Interstate 5 and start fishing, I guess up or down stream?
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    This is an interesting group of posts.......... ...

    This is an interesting group of posts..........



    I did not know anyone who fished or guided the I-5 area until the last 20 years?

    Some or most of those could be resident Rainbow trout?
    ...
  13. This beautiful 13'3" #7 line in 3 pc would make...

    This beautiful 13'3" #7 line in 3 pc would make a good serious Steelhead rod for someone.

    Burkheimer still makes that iconic rod.......blanks are $550.
  14. I am right with everything WLREDBAND posted. ...

    I am right with everything WLREDBAND posted.


    I have had a Minn Kota Enduro tiller 55# 12v in 42" for many years on a Jon boat on the transom.


    They still sell this original model but also...
  15. That is one of the best casting Spey rods...

    That is one of the best casting Spey rods ever.....iconic rod. It might actually be a 7 weight?

    I know several folks who have that rod.

    Theoretically it should be in the class with $800 rods.
  16. Wow........a real bargain. I think it was over...

    Wow........a real bargain.

    I think it was over $300 new?
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    Thanks Bill

    Thanks Bill
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    They are a beautiful fish...... A 3 pounder...

    They are a beautiful fish......

    A 3 pounder would probably be a battle.

    How do they fly fish for them.....?



    A friend of mine fishes for them at night from a boat with lights in Lake...
  19. Lots of water has flowed under the bridges since...

    Lots of water has flowed under the bridges since those days Jay.

    Sadly, we have both seen a huge decline in most fisheries in our life times.

    Our fathers and uncles had even better fishing than...
  20. That transparent FF85 is a truly super old really...

    That transparent FF85 is a truly super old really collectable Fenwick fly rod.


    Sadly, In my lifetime they dammed up most all of those lovely small coastal streams with wild Steelhead and some...
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    Fly rod cases for sale

    Green 9' 2pc Cordura rod and reel case - $10.00

    Red 10' 2pc Cordura rod case - $5.00

    Gray 9' 4pc Cordura rod case - $15.00

    Sage 10' 3pc aluminum rod case - $10.00

    Sage 12'6" 4pc aluminum...
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    Amazing......can you post a picture of that...

    Amazing......can you post a picture of that Blowtorch?


    During the drought of the late 1970s in super low water conditions they had some good winter fishing on the Klamath river.



    A dentist...
  23. It is a really wonderful event. You can...

    It is a really wonderful event.

    You can compete or volunteer to help or I guess you can just show up to the weigh-in.
  24. Peacock Bass in the remote Brazilian Amazon on a fly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8o0cGxbwqA

    This adventure needs to be on your bucket list but be careful which outfitter/lodge you go to.

    I was lucky to be able to go there on a fantastic trip.
  25. WTB: A friend is looking for some Sage "ONE" fly rods.

    Sage ONE 696-4

    Sage ONE 796-4

    Sage ONE 7100-4

    Let me know if you have one for sale.
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