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    PS Fished from 6:30AM to 12:30 yesterday...

    PS Fished from 6:30AM to 12:30 yesterday mid-river. Giant skunk. Nary a hit. Mostly swung, but at the end I nymphed in some perfect nymph water. Fish & Game guys in their kayaks said no one else...
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    Bill, nice story. I haven't fished steelhead...

    Bill, nice story.

    I haven't fished steelhead enough to have a great weather story. Just plain cold and bleak on the Klamath, swinging flies endlessly. I turned around to look upstream for my...
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    Bill, what's the worst steelhead weather you've...

    Bill, what's the worst steelhead weather you've fished in?
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    Awesome. I was tempted but pussed out and fished...

    Awesome. I was tempted but pussed out and fished Saturday instead on another river.
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    Sounds encouraging. Thinking of fishing next...

    Sounds encouraging. Thinking of fishing next Thursday morning. Forecast looks a bit rough -- 36 degrees, rainy, sustained winds 17 MPH, gusts to 40 MPH, wind chill of 25 degrees.
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    Lower American Winter Run

    Any thoughts on whether this storm will pull up any winter run fish? Or is a pulse flow needed as well?

    I've always wondered how long the swim takes. E.g., if they decided Sunday to move on up,...
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    I decided to commit to high end hooks -- why go...

    I decided to commit to high end hooks -- why go through all the work to have a hook bend, or have a hook rust out, or not penetrate, etc. So I use try to use Hanak for everything except when the...
  8. I've been high-sticking and now "euro-nymphing"...

    I've been high-sticking and now "euro-nymphing" for years. I've been fly fishing for probably 40 years, total, nymphing ~90% of my total casts. I've never made any real effort to balance my outfits...
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    Great advice. Thanks, Mark. I only started...

    Great advice. Thanks, Mark. I only started tying these articulated flies recently and have screwed up all of them in one way or another: too short, too long, too skinny, etc. And I'm using those...
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    Mark, I noticed you don't tie the zonker to the...

    Mark, I noticed you don't tie the zonker to the stinger hook. Is there a reason? Thanks.
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    Deal. You can PM me for address, etc. Thanks!

    Deal. You can PM me for address, etc. Thanks!
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    If you'd like to sell online, try Etsy.com or...

    If you'd like to sell online, try Etsy.com or eBay. People even sell flies on Amazon. Selling from your own website will be difficult because no one will know about it. There are many more...
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    Dyna-King Excalibur For Sale

    For Sale - Dyna-King Excalibur Vise With Pedestal Base

    $741 new = $641 base + $100 added midge jaws (used twice)

    the one I'm selling looks just like the blue one here:...
  14. Yeah, I guess a price would help. I'm asking for...

    Yeah, I guess a price would help. I'm asking for $500. You can PM me if interested. Thanks.
  15. For Sale - Dyna-King Excalibur With Pedestal Base

    I bought it used from a professional fly tier for $450 a year ago. I then got new midge jaws ($100) and also got the existing standard jaw refurbished by Dyna-King (I forget the cost of this). I've...
  16. Daily high temperature at Fair Oaks fluctuating...

    Daily high temperature at Fair Oaks fluctuating between 72 and 72.5
    https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/uv?site_no=11446500

    Looks like the highest in over 20 years:...
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    Nate, I tie a lot but I'm all self-taught and not...

    Nate, I tie a lot but I'm all self-taught and not really an "expert" but I do have some questions. First, a comment, it does look like it could work, but I could say that about so many of my own...
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    Great conversation and I'd be curious to hear...

    Great conversation and I'd be curious to hear what people expect for the Lower American.
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    Thanks guys for your feedback. The night before...

    Thanks guys for your feedback. The night before we arrived there was a surge in turbidity. Visibility was probably 8" or so -- like in Willie Wonka. First night I caught one small guy swinging a...
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    McCloud Turbidity -- Techniques?

    Any advice on fishing the McCloud in the next few days with 1-foot visibilty due to Mud Creek glacial runoff?
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    I've never targeted shad but last year ended up...

    I've never targeted shad but last year ended up hitting a pod of them or something while fishing for blue backs. I was high-stick nymphing using a Frenchie (pheasant tail nymph w/ pink hot spot) and...
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    The genius of it... Thanks, I'll give it a...

    The genius of it...

    Thanks, I'll give it a shot.
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    Anyone have an idea how to fix the neoprene boot...

    Anyone have an idea how to fix the neoprene boot section of stocking waders? I've fixed some holes in the goretex section, but I seem to have a slow leak in the stocking setion. It could be the...
  24. Fished the lower/mid Upper Sac again Monday and...

    Fished the lower/mid Upper Sac again Monday and landed 10-15 fish each, some small, some big.

    We were able to sneak in once more before flows rise from snowmelt (though probably not as much as a...
  25. Wow, I was about to ask if that was from The...

    Wow, I was about to ask if that was from The Onion. Scared the crap out of me.
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