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No New Posts Homemade Boat (Preview)
Hi everybody, I'm new here, although I've lived in Yolo County for eight years and have spent a lot of those years down by the creek. It looks like there's still a wee bit of activity on here, but if not then oopsie daisy.  I've been toying with the idea of building a raft and floating/paddling this summer...
Southbound 1 1436
No New Posts Tangled and twisted leader material (Preview)
This qualifies as a rant, but I'm looking for suggestions.  I've been trout fishing for a long time and no matter what I do my leader material gets tangled.  I've tried any number of leader material holders and at some point my leader material turned into a tangled mess.  Are any of you using anything th...
East Bay Ed 4 1837
No New Posts Bass Fishing (Preview)
With Spring lookin like its right around the corner here in the north bay, that means bass fishing will be kickin off soon. I would love some info regarding fly fishing for bass; techniques, rods, reels, lines and flies. What are your favorite patterns to fish with? What kind of setup do you use if you ar...
rubio505 1 2722
No New Posts Don't store your rods or reels away when they are wet (Preview)
With the rainy weather (hopefully) coming soon, I thought I'd post this tip.  Before you store away your rod or reel, make sure that it is dry.  I have a reel that has its surface pitted because I forgot to wipe it dry before putting it away.  I have a Scott rod that used to have red guides  that now has pink g...
Nohackle2 0 1868
No New Posts Leland Casting Method (Preview)
The following briefly describes the 3 principles to efficient fly casting. They may look familiar if you know the 5 principles the FFF uses however we felt only 3 where needed to both teach and implement. Feel free to ask any questions you may have here or in person at the Leland Ranch. http://www.lela...
LelandFly 6 3565
No New Posts New Flyfisher TV program (Preview)
For those of you who can get the PBS channel KCSM (Comcast channel 17) there is a program called the New Flyfisher that airsweekdays at 9:00 A.M.. I don't know how long this program has been airing, but I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago. It covers a lot of different types of flyfishing, not jus...
Nohackle 5 3254
No New Posts How to hold a small trout (Preview)
I have an old video called "Successful Flyfishing Strategies" that I took out of the closet and re-watched a few days ago. In the video Gary LaFontaine made what I think is a very important observation. While holding a small trout, he said that if you cup your palm so as not to touch the fish’s...
Nohackle2 3 2280
No New Posts Considering doing a intro to fly fishing class at Napa adult ed (Preview)
I still need to contact the Napa adult ed . But I want to put on a intro to fly fishing here in Napa . So does anyone have any advice on content   . IE  this course will cover 1. Gear , 2. dry fly presentation 3.Nimphing . Reading Water ways   Where do fish like to hang out   . This is just an intro class  so you will n...
rgloft 4 2919
No New Posts Keeping a fishing journal (Preview)
If you are serious about making a long term committment to learning how to fish Putah creek, you may want to consider creating a fishing journal.  To start, bring a small notebook and pen in your vest.  For each trip record the date, start time, end time, the weather, wind, outside temperature, and m...
Nohackle 2 3583
No New Posts Building your own tapered leaders (Preview)
After going through a small fortune in store bought knotless leaders on the Pit this weekend, I'm seriously considering making my own.  Anyone got any tips of good sources of instruction? Are the knotless leaders any better than home made?
Bob Loblaw 3 3825
No New Posts How to fish with sinking line (Preview)
Cabelas is having a huge sale online this week, so I went ahead and picked up and extra reel and 6wt sinking fly line with a sink rate of 3. I've heard great things about it and I haven't had any success using split shot, so I figured it was a worthwhile investment.  Now I need some tips on how to best take adva...
Teve 4 4391
No New Posts split shot close to the fly (Preview)
I haven't fly fished in 45 years.  I once was pretty good at it.  My question regards the placement of split shot on the leader.  How far from the fly do you place the shot?  I'm using floating fly line in 5wt with a 9 foot leader on an 8.5 ft pole.  In the old days when using a salmon egg instead of a fly we would...
kokoloco 2 2554
No New Posts funny video (Preview)
shon42073 15 4965
No New Posts How do you remove the barb from a hook. (Preview)
I am having a hard time finding flies tied on barbless hooks, so I am going to have to learn how to remove the barbs.  How do you do it, or where can you find flies on barbless hooks.
smunoz 9 12303
No New Posts Problems false hooking.............Again (Preview)
Well I've posted before about this, but I continue to false hook fish.  It always happens with the bigger fish I hook into.  It's obviously due to a late hookset.  My question is:  Is it possible that I have too much leader below my indicator for the water depth I'm working in?
Ty 5 3230
No New Posts Proper catch and release (Preview)
For those of you who aren't sure if your releasing properly... This is NOT how you catch and release.
LilWhippersnapper 4 3065
No New Posts Tying strike indicators (Preview)
Alastair recently brought up the interesting point of tying your own indicators. I found this site really helpful - here it is if you're interested Hopefully finding good yarn won't be too hard Vince
vince 1 2915
No New Posts Video: Rigging a thingamabobber (Preview)
I ran across this video today: That's they way I've been doing it since I saw MX do it on the Feather. Even though it's not adjustable, it's great! Vince
vince 7 5292
No New Posts Something you should read. The Cutters (Preview)
Here is an interview with the Cutters.  I am not so sure about the Fluoro statement, but the rest is really good.
Otter 6 3434
No New Posts The Snap T (Preview)
I've been slowly getting into various types of spey casts (hoping to get a spey rod soon!), and in watching some videos about casting, I saw some great videos of the snap T: It's a quick cast that works great with a single handed rod. When I drift...
vince 1 2921
No New Posts water temperature (Preview)
Obviously water temps are important in trout streams and rivers, but I've never used a thermometer out fishing.  How many of you guys/ gals check water temps?
Ty 3 3673
No New Posts Perfection Loop in Fluro (Preview)
I have just switched to using flouro for my leader and am having trouble tying a Perfection Loop in it ?!?I can't get it to hold and it keeps slipping, am I doing something wrong?? Sorry for all the questions...and thanks in advance for any help. Cheers, Alastair
AfricanAngler 2 3028
No New Posts Foul hooking (Preview)
To all, As most know I am a rookie and unfortunately don't get much time to fish anywhere else but Putah. So don't get into many fish I am sure it is me more than anything. I seem to do a lot of obssesing over wether I have enough weight or too much is my dropper long enough or too short, leader to long short etc e...
AfricanAngler 9 3876
No New Posts Standard nymph rig (Preview)
On a standard 2 nymph setup, what is the purpose of the first fly? Do you tie something on that you know will get strikes, and a different dropper just to double your chances? Or do you tie on more of an attractor type fly just to get the trouts attention and then tie a dropper that you know will get hits? -- Ed...
Ty 7 4878
No New Posts Working Putah with a dry and and dropper (Preview)
I think I read somewhere about someone using a dry and a dropper  any suggestions  on what to use as a dropper and a dry I going to work the riffles at access five with it I had some success with a dry sunday And I would like to try variations and a dry with a dropper sounds like a good start Im just not sure witch...
rgloft 13 3902
No New Posts Setting drag on the reel. (Preview)
What's a good way to set the drag?  Prior to hooking up a fish based on what the tippet can handle?  Very light to pull off line easily for casting and then adjusting as needed for the size of the fish?  I'm still learning and it seems that when I hook up a strong fish I start to freak out and just hold the line a...
Ty 4 3161
No New Posts Tenkara video (Preview)
This is a neat introduction the Japanese stye of fly fishing small streams, Tenkara: Vince
vince 0 2727
No New Posts Ralph Cutter on indicator nymphing (Preview)
Keep your indicator floating drag free on the surface. If you're fishing in 12 inches of water, yes this is true. In water knee deep and beyond, you're blowing the presentation by having the indicator drift with the film. Because of friction exerted by the substrate, water just above the streambed is...
vince 2 4087
No New Posts New fishing technique? (Preview)​​ayer_embedded
jvento 0 2204
No New Posts Anyone ever try Tenkara? (Preview)​04/tenkara-fly-fishing-heaven
vince 1 2656
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