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No New Posts Any suggestions for wading boots for backpacking? (Preview)
I do a lot of backpacking in the eastern sierras in the summertime, and would like to find a pair of lightweight boots or booties.  some high country lakes require wading to get your fly past the shelf and its always a drag having to haul in my chest waders and heavy boots when space and weight are limited....
lairdbaird 6 2339
No New Posts Orvis (Preview)
I thought this rod was a couple years older.  I found the paperwork while packing boxes in preparation for the move to Michigan. It has been my go to rod from Eagle lake, Pit, Lower Sac, Feather, Yuba, Putah, etc etc.  I've never owned a really fast tapered rod and this one is far from it.  I just like them s...
lightfoot 0 2259
No New Posts Cold weather gloves (Preview)
Late last year I basically cut the end of my left middle finger off and had it sewn back on.   For the most part, it is pretty numb but cold air does wake it up in a not so good way.   I suppose this would be a perfect question for steelhead fishermen, what gloves do you prefer?  
lightfoot 0 1596
No New Posts old post on knots (Preview)
I do a lot of sniffing around different boards looking at "old" posts for info.  Here is a little snippet from 2009 regarding knots.  I never really give my line much thought while out on the water but found this very applicable.  I can certainly reflect back on breaking off snags or fish and finding my l...
lightfoot 0 1820
No New Posts Favorite 5 weight rod for nymphing? (Preview)
My oldest son finally has a decent job and is looking for a 5 weight for nymphing.  He's thinking about a Sage, but frankly, for tossing lead that seems like overkill with a high price.  My favorite nymphing rod is a 4 weight St Croix Legend.  I've never used/tried some of the newer rods like TFO, Redingt...
East Bay Ed 1 1896
No New Posts wading boots (Preview)
I've been saving money a couple of years to buy an old flat fender jeep but finally talked myself out of it, went a different route and decided to get more flyfishing time in.  I bit the bullet and ordered a pair of G3 waders today but didn't feel like throwing money at boots yet.  I've got an old pair of Wein...
lightfoot 5 2916
No New Posts Cabelas selling Prestige Plus reels for $20. (Preview)
If you need another reel or are just curious about this product, these Prestige Plus reels are good and you won't ever find anything better for $20 - or even $50.  I've been using them for about a year now and can't find anything wrong with them except that they are not precision machined like the super e...
iamamultitasker 1 2494
No New Posts Fixing issues with Ross FC and FS fly rods. (Preview)
A few days ago I was notified that Cabelas was selling the Redington Vapen fly rod for 1/2 price.  I generally steer away from Redington based on my experience with their CPX line, however, on a trip to Pyramid Lake this year I met a gentleman from SoCal who was using a Vapen 7wt.  I liked the non-cork, go...
iamamultitasker 0 2239
No New Posts Sage Z-axis 8100 and lines I should buy (Preview)
I have just bought myself a Sage Z-axis 8100 and am uncertain about the lines I should buy.I hope to learn to spey cast. What advice can you give me please 
Arnt Raider 5 2636
No New Posts Annual Festival of Fly Fishing Marin Rod and Gun Club on Sunday March 20th, 2015 (Preview)
The Annual Festival of Fly Fishing is coming to the Marin Rod and Gun Club on Sunday March 20th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Casting and Fly Tying demonstrations by some of the best in the Bay Area. A full day of presentations and speakers to help you make the most of your fly fishing in Northern California fro...
unknown 0 1974
No New Posts Fly Fishing Show at Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb. 26, 27, 28, 2016 (Preview)
Fly Fishing Show at Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb. 26, 27, 28, 2016    
keith bigelow 0 1902
No New Posts Dryft Waders (Preview)
Has anyone tried the Dryft brand waders?  The price point is good, and if they are what they claim to be, very durable and cut better for the movement required on rivers like Putah (climbing over downed trees and boulders).
Hatethebait 0 2268
No New Posts Disc vs. Click and pawl and diameter questions (Preview)
Anyone have a strong opinion on which is the way to go on a 9' 5wt? I'm debating between the Leland Classic Trout reel (2.9" diameter with click and pawl) vs the Ross CLA (3.25" diameter with disc drag).  How important is that extra .35"?  As far as drag...I've been told that the click an...
Hatethebait 2 3996
No New Posts A bunch of reviews of inexpensive rods and reels. (Preview)
Last year I went on a buying/testing binge from Amazon, Sierra Trading Post and Cabelas since they had a lot of products on sale.  I didn't need any of this stuff, but it sure was fun experimenting.  Hopefully, this will help some of you guys if you need to buy new equipment this year. Rods: Redington CPX...
iamamultitasker 2 12959
No New Posts Dyneema as fly reel backing. (Preview)
This year I decided to try a less expensive and possibly just as good alternative to the usual fly line backings like Dacron and gel-spun lines.  Dyneema seems like the perfect alternative.  It doesn't stretch, is really tough and thin for the rated breaking strength.  For the rated strength Dynee...
iamamultitasker 0 2014
No New Posts Scientific Anglers Frequency lines (Preview)
Anyone using these new fly lines?  At $50 I'm wondering how they perform.  My experience has shown that anything under $70 doesn't do what I want it to do well enough ie shoot, mend, roll cast etc.
Ty 0 1976
No New Posts Orvis Sling Pack sale through 10/12/14 (Preview)
I have the smaller Safe Passage sling pack and really like it.  This is a steal at this price.  Good through 10/12/14 midnight.  The only downside that I have found is that they are not waterproof and so if you don't take care you will get your contents wet.
DrDan 3 2499
No New Posts Greys Streamflex Rods (Preview)
Over the years I have had the opportunity to fish a lot of different setups.  From fast action to slow and from graphite to glass.  With the technology in fly rods these days you really can't go wrong.  I am a firm believer in fish what you like and be happy with it.   When it comes to Putah I was on the Winston...
Berryessie 6 4659
No New Posts Advice on reels (Preview)
Hey guys, Time to upgrade my reel.  I'm fishing a 9' Reddington 5wt.  Two reels in my price range have caught my eye, but I don't know which (if either) is a good choice.  The first is the Ross CLA.  The second is the Sage 4200.  From what I have been reading, both are good choices (which makes me say get the R...
Hatethebait 3 2547
No New Posts Looking at going longer (Preview)
Looking for a little help please. I'm looking at getting a longer than 9'-0 rod for some Tight-Line and Euro Nymphing. I've checked out but not cast the Greys Streamflex and the Hardy Sintrix Zenith rods. Does anybody have any experience with the Zenith line of rod's, or the Streamflex line? Also the H...
wormfree 3 3339
No New Posts studs (Preview)
So I finally have to break down and get some new boots.  I was gonna go with felt again until the finally outlaw them here in Cali.  I may try the rubber with studs.  One of my buddies was telling me the simms alumabites worked pretty good.  What are you guys using and what's the best option out there??
Cole Davis 8 3425
No New Posts No Ku- no scales, just Boo (Preview)​es-just-bamboo.html
Alpen Glow 0 2219
No New Posts Outcast float tube fins (Preview)​sories.aspx?cat=15&id=280
lightfoot 2 6134
No New Posts Anyone else using a ContourRoam camera? (Preview)
I bought a camera called a ContourRoam and a headstrap for it.  The camera does 1080p and 720p at 30fp and also does still shots @5 megapixels.  So far so good with the testing.  Easy to connect to a PC too - just plug in a USB cable and the camera appears as another drive.  Video is good, not excellent.  Goo...
iamamultitasker 2 2422
No New Posts iOS fishing log (Preview)
I've been looking around for a decent fishing log for the iPhone for a while now and I think I found it. It's called FishTales. It's obviously not fly fishing specific but it has some great features. You can enter fly patterns you use into your "tackle box" including photos. You can take pics...
DrDan 0 2537
No New Posts wading jackets? (Preview)
So I was at the shop the other day checking out some wading jackets.  I'm curious if any of you guys can tell me about the neoprene cuffs. Do those really make a difference with water getting in your arms?  I have a couple really nice gortex jackets from my buddies at Marmot.  I layer up on fleece which drie...
Cole Davis 3 2393
No New Posts Cabelas czn 10' 4 weight (Preview)
I begin this posting with a mixture of excitement and guilt. Like all of you I'm sure I'd rather keep my dollars in the U.S , buying American made products and patronizing our retail shops like our beloved fly shops. When I purchase a fly rod or reel etc., and it is of the fixed price point variety like a Sag...
viking 4 7248
No New Posts Old J C Higgins 311-3124 Click n paw reel (Preview)
A friend  gave me an old  jc higgins   click n paw   reel  and it seems  it has been put together wrong  or I dont know?   Does anyone have any   experience with these old style reels   and be willing to take a look see   and let me know what they think  is the problem       I would love to get it working       Please fee...
rgloft 3 2627
No New Posts Sink tip line recommendations (Preview)
I'm looking to get my first sink tip line and have no idea what to get.  What are you guys using?  It's going on my 7wt rod.
Ty 2 1917
No New Posts Quick-Seine nets (Preview)
I've been using this for many years now and am about to replace it because the old one is starting to disintegrate.  You don't always need to "get all technical" to catch trout, but when I'm not getting any interest on stand by attractor patterns I slip this over the net and start dipping to se...
windknots 0 2493
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