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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #375 on: February 04, 2023, 12:28:32 PM »
Was tieing flys for the up coming season until I had surgery on a trigger finger. back to it soon!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #376 on: February 11, 2023, 11:43:18 PM »
I ran out of ginger dry hackle in the sizes I tied. Picked up a $70 cape from Charlies Fly Box. i'm set for a long time!
Did I mention I'm a dry fly fisher? LOL

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #377 on: February 12, 2023, 09:52:03 PM »
Watched the SB with two of my fishing friends. We talked of our favorite places and had a great time. I just got my next 3 year Idaho licence.
Be on the lookout for WA plates on our favorite streams!  :cheersmate:

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #378 on: February 23, 2023, 10:57:54 AM »
Picked up my 3 year too.

Had to re-do the hook keeper (actually had to bend the small metal strip that's the base ) and front of the cork grip (loose) on the Heddon Black Beauty, Haven't been able to fish it till now.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #379 on: February 24, 2023, 10:44:45 PM »
How do you like the BB? I had a chance to get one a few years back and kick myself because I didn't.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #380 on: February 25, 2023, 12:19:34 PM »
How do you like the BB? I had a chance to get one a few years back and kick myself because I didn't.

In the 2F taper (mine) it's an excellent 5 wt. If you can get one, do it. Look for pre- 1950-ish rods, they'll have the orange tipping.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #381 on: March 04, 2023, 10:48:58 PM »
Started thinking ..  I'm at that point in life that I have enough fly rods. It's now time to fish them more.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #382 on: March 23, 2023, 12:03:42 AM »
I really need to go fishing!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #383 on: March 25, 2023, 12:56:21 AM »
I really need to go fishing!

Been trying but still frozen here.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #384 on: March 26, 2023, 10:48:25 AM »
Another couple weeks and I may go out to see how pre runoff looks.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #385 on: March 26, 2023, 03:24:17 PM »
Another couple weeks and I may go out to see how pre runoff looks.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #386 on: March 26, 2023, 07:26:49 PM »
It's really good to see you continue this long and illuminating thread, now next to the Dumpster one of the most memorable features here on conservativecave.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #387 on: April 01, 2023, 09:06:14 PM »
It's really good to see you continue this long and illuminating thread, now next to the Dumpster one of the most memorable features here on conservativecave.

Frank, you are the reason I joined here many years ago. I really enjoy your writing and stories. I guess I got tangled up in a side line here about fishing.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #388 on: April 04, 2023, 11:13:34 AM »
It's really good to see you continue this long and illuminating thread, now next to the Dumpster one of the most memorable features here on conservativecave.


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I had a tip section scarfed back to full length. It's for the FET Dirigo I posted about before. The rod was made some time before 1909. Like the other sections there are lots of intermediate wraps.

 



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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #389 on: April 14, 2023, 08:42:32 PM »
Did you scarf it yourself?
I have a gentleman in western WA that does work like that for me.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #390 on: May 06, 2023, 12:32:38 PM »
Did you scarf it yourself?
I have a gentleman in western WA that does work like that for me.

No that's something I farmed out. I used Dennis Stone.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #391 on: May 18, 2023, 11:17:52 PM »
I'll be on the main fork of the CDAR next week. Snow is gone and running downstream fast.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #392 on: May 27, 2023, 10:00:10 PM »
Water was still up but dropping. Teased the trout to rise to my drys. Good day.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #393 on: May 29, 2023, 11:36:08 AM »
Went to the LNFCDA River and teased a couple of large Cutts to a stimulator but none landed. Looked like the road (FS 209) had just cleared of snow. The weekend before it was impassable because of snow drifts. I going to try the upper Pack river this week.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #394 on: June 01, 2023, 09:24:53 AM »
I missed the first few that rose to my dry. I call that the early season cutty hook set. :cheersmate:

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #395 on: June 12, 2023, 10:34:44 PM »
How was the Pack? It looked like a wonderful crick when I drove it a few years ago.
I'll be on the NF next week camping at MP 38. Hidden in the trees.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #396 on: June 29, 2023, 12:59:06 PM »
It was nice, but not the greatest water I've ever fished. I went to Lightning Creek last Fri. near Clark Fork. Very nice, good fish and if you want to keep a few, you can. Also the dispersed camping areas are nowhere as "beat" as the Little N. Fork CDL.

I fished it with a 7.5 ' Montague Rapidan. Nice rod.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #397 on: July 02, 2023, 08:42:26 PM »
Nice! I'll put that crick om my list to try.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #398 on: July 10, 2023, 11:33:10 AM »
It was nice, but not the greatest water I've ever fished. I went to Lightning Creek last Fri. near Clark Fork. Very nice, good fish and if you want to keep a few, you can. Also the dispersed camping areas are nowhere as "beat" as the Little N. Fork CDL.

I fished it with a 7.5 ' Montague Rapidan. Nice rod.


Correction, no you can't  it's part of the Clark Fork drainage.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #399 on: July 12, 2023, 11:49:13 PM »
Fished Lightning Creek today. Long drive from Freeman.  Went up 12 miles or so, caught small fish. Worked my way down too the fire area, watched the helicopter drop water every 9 min on a fire that was not putting out smoke.
All in all, a good day! I fished a Channer boo, cant beat that!
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