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  1. I've never fished either of them, but plan to this year. I live on the Front Range so I'll have to make a trip of it. From what I've heard both rivers are awesome. The Frying Pan probably has the biggest trout in Colorado in it if I had to guess. Just search "Frying Pan Toilet Bowl" and look at the pictures.
  2. Looks like a big nasty Wedding Veil. Nice ties.
  3. Cool video. I'd love to see a close up picture of the fly.
  4. I like the double-deceiver coyote style!
  5. What exactly is your issue?
  6. I agree with everyone that's posted so far. I debarb all my hooks. If I ever forget I get upset because I usually have to ruin the fly to get it out of a fish. Barbless hooks, if you know how to fight fish, should work just as well and will do less damage to the fish and yourself. When you hook yourself (it will happen), you'll be happy you went barbless. EDIT: Also, barbless hooks don't tear up your fly boxes!
  7. I've heard that short rods are better for casting big flies. However, I have a 9'6" 8wt and I like it a lot. I have a preference for slightly longer fly rods for whatever reason. With that said, when I purchase a 10 wt there's a pretty good chance I'll try out a shorter one maybe an 8'6" or 8', I wouldn't go too much shorter than 8'. Go with what you like to cast. Demo some rods in a bunch of lengths and see what you cast best. Also, don't forget (if you don't already know) to learn how to Belgian cast.
  8. Odaon

    GCO Hooks?

    Flyandice, I wouldn't worry. I assume they have lots of orders coming in right now are a pretty busy.
  9. I have only fished the Rio once (sad because I grew up in NM) and i didn't catch a single fish. I fished it up above Pilar, NM. From everything I've been told about it, the river can be a pain in the butt. I guess crane fly larva work well? I don't know much but hopefully that can get you started.
  10. Normally I whip on the post like most people here have said. I saw this video the other day. It's one of Davie McPhail's videos and he uses a small piece of silicone to push everything back. I might start doing this way now.
  11. Odaon

    GCO Hooks?

    I've heard good things about them and you can't beat the price! I've never used any myself but I have 5 packs on the way. I'll update this when they show up and I've fondled them.
  12. Just ordered some hooks. Thanks for the awesome deal!!
  13. In my area, getting them on the fly is usually very hard. I think the first thing I would try would be cottonwood seed flies.
  14. I agree with SBPatt, for wet flies just get something that you like the look of, buy yourself a nice saddle when you want to tie a ton of dries.
  15. SBS is a step by step. Would be cool to see how you tie them.
  16. Awesome tie. I too wish I was that skilled at spinning and stacking deer. Could we get a materials list? I'm mostly curious about the hook you used. Thanks.
  17. Can I get an address? Mine are going out by the end of the week.
  18. My 5 is pretty soft as well definitely doesn't like much weight!
  19. Yes indeed! I don't know how well a 5wt would throw it though!
  20. Sorry again everyone for my tardiness in this swap. My flies are on their way too Kevin right now. I didn't name the flies on my toe tags. But I'll call it the articulated flash minnow. Enjoy! Edit: I hope all of you have a heavy rod cause these guys turned out pretty hefty.
  21. EDIT: I just sent the Yiman a PM but wanted to apologize to the other people in this swap as well. I had a bunch on unexpected life/work stuff come up in the last couple of days and I wasn't able to get these flies finished up and sent off today like I wanted too. I really didn't ever want to have to drop out of a swap but I don't think I have a choice at this time. You guys were all on top of your stuff and I got far too busy in the past couple weeks to have any time to tie flies or even get out and fish. Sorry for delay the return of your flies and making you a set short. I'm sure you all can understand, life and work come before fun and sometimes it sucks. Orion
  22. Hey everyone. I wanted to appologize for the slight delay on my flies. They're finished I have just had a bunch of work stuff and other priorities jump in front of me getting to the post office in time. They're headed out priority. Sorry again for the delay. I hope I'm not the only one holding these flies up! Orion
  23. Sign me up! I enjoy this style of fishing! Not sure what I'm going to tie yet.
  24. No worries for the delay. I'm also fine with you keeping or mixing my extra. Thanks!
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