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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #350 on: July 26, 2022, 09:40:35 AM »
Spent the day on the upper St Joe last mid-week. Flows are perfect for wet wading and the fish are looking up!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #351 on: July 27, 2022, 09:55:11 AM »
I hope to go there once this hot weather changes.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #352 on: July 31, 2022, 10:45:12 PM »
Go mid week if you can, place can be a zoo on the weekends.
Fishing access is better upstream from Avery, just about every pull out will have a trail to the water.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #353 on: August 01, 2022, 10:48:38 AM »
Go mid week if you can, place can be a zoo on the weekends.
Fishing access is better upstream from Avery, just about every pull out will have a trail to the water.

Found that out on the Little NF CDL River. TONS of Washington plates.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #354 on: August 02, 2022, 09:00:00 PM »
Found that out on the Little NF CDL River. TONS of Washington plates.

LOL, I have Washington plates! I'm about 3 miles from the state line as the crow flies.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #355 on: August 02, 2022, 09:46:44 PM »
LOL, I have Washington plates! I'm about 3 miles from the state line as the crow flies.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #356 on: August 02, 2022, 10:20:07 PM »
Found that out on the Little NF CDL River. TONS of Washington plates.

One day I was trying to find a spot on the St Joe to fish, very busy weekend. I counted license plates from 17 different states. It can get busy there!
 If you have the time take the road to the end at Red Ives. It's a one lane road with pullouts for the last 14  or so miles.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #357 on: August 07, 2022, 01:31:09 AM »
One day I was trying to find a spot on the St Joe to fish, very busy weekend. I counted license plates from 17 different states. It can get busy there!
If you have the time take the road to the end at Red Ives. It's a one lane road with pullouts for the last 14  or so miles.

Actually went there yesterday and camped at Conrad Crossing. Fishing was ok, lots of campers. I went a little way up from Gold Creek but didn't have enough gas/time to go much past it.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #358 on: August 10, 2022, 09:55:34 PM »
I typically camp at Tin Can. Never stayed at Conrad, with only two campsites on the river and the rest across the road, I prefer lower or further up the river.
Good to hear you made it up there though.

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« Reply #359 on: August 13, 2022, 12:14:16 PM »
Tin Can was full up. No one was at Conrad. The site was great and the fishing at the camp was too. LONG drive though.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #360 on: August 27, 2022, 08:33:12 PM »
It is a long drive. Two plus hours to Avery for me and once you get above there no telling how long the last 40+ miles will take.

Going to try to get back up there after Labor Day, but I have a week long trip planned for mid month, and a float trip on the Yakima before that.

So many rivers, so little time!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #361 on: September 29, 2022, 10:05:19 PM »
Back from my Lochsa river camping trip. Many fish caught, river was as low as I have seen it in the past 23 years. Rain hit us Thursday and raised levels back to streamer fishing levels. All in all a great trip.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #362 on: October 15, 2022, 11:03:28 PM »
Fished the NFCDA earlier this week. Cool temps and no fish rising. Caught nothing :( . Good day anyway!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #363 on: October 17, 2022, 11:22:45 AM »
If the NF is like the Little NF  once colder temps hit, the fish seem to shut off.

Ill post a pic of a Heddon I did a limited resto on.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #364 on: October 31, 2022, 12:06:24 AM »
Ordered a fly rod outfit from Cabelas  for one of my nephews, he fishes already but wants to learn to flyfish.
This is the second time I have done this, first one took to it good!

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #365 on: November 07, 2022, 10:59:02 AM »





Pic is fuzzy but it's a Heddon Expert 9.5 ft Salmon rod, what they called a 3F ferrule size and made for Sears.
 It's from a former co-worker who wanted it " fixed up a bit". It belonged to his grandfather who passed in the mid 60's. All I did was redo the stripping guide and an over varnish.
His grandfather had applied varnish at sometime but not very well.

 Right now he is cleaning up his property in Florida. House made it, because its cinder block and raised up.
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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #366 on: November 11, 2022, 11:21:06 PM »
I like those old Heddons. I have one around here someplace, it was gifted to me, still has the plastic on the grip.

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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #367 on: November 14, 2022, 11:00:17 AM »
It's probably trash. Send it to me, I'll dispose of it.


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Re: Old fly rod
« Reply #368 on: November 16, 2022, 11:59:40 PM »
LOL, I'll get right on it.


Most of my bamboo rods are newer. Main rod is a 7'-6" Channer, I have 3 or 4 more of his builds.
Kusse and Taylor quads, both 7.5 ft 4/5 wts.
A few others I cant remember, *G*
Also have a penta that I rewrapped a few years ago, almost done!