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West Virginia

Crappie fly fishing
My experience with Crappie, though limited, extends from Indiana to Florida and West to Texas.   Like most fresh water predators, they will attack anything ... opportunist when hungry.  They
Hen cape
call jim's fly co. they may be able to help   Campfire Lodge Resort / Jim's Fly Co155 Campfire LaneWest Yellowstone, MT 59758Phone: (406) 646-7258Fax: (406) 646-7258Email: jimsflyco@aol.com
Finishing deer hair popper faces
Yeah I can live with that price. I’ve been getting mine at Hobby Lobby and its like $12+ Thx for the heads up. I only recently realized that there are two sizes for LF bottles. Maybe that expl
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
Don't let the "temps in the sixties" stuff fool you.  That time of year almost all of Florida will be getting cold front after cold front (and most of them will eventually make it all the way dow
Lake Mead anyone?
Check the State records and you'll find that four of the top 30 record catches were from Lake Mead. Way too far West for me.   Good luck, if'n you go there any time soon.     Looki
A couple of tool ideas that might help
Islander, do you use that foam and bottle chenille dispenser?  Seems like the ear plug would get pulled up into the nozzle until it would be too tight to pull chenille out.  Do you have that
Just got a skiff!
Congratulations on your money pit. I have a fish and ski money pit, it's a pretty common lakes style boat for the larger lakes in Maine and bigger ponds around here. Having not figured out how to
November Flies from the Vise
#26 Adams is my limit 26? I wish! 12 is the smallest I can decently tie. And that is arguable :)5A297834-4C84-4534-8A3C-A13E402B27AC.jpeg Nice Montana nymph, often fished sizes 12-6 out West
salt question
Good luck on the trip man. If the docks have lights, fish them at night on a moving tide and you'll be sure to get snook, tarpon, and others. If you are looking for a more adventurous day, hit up the
Everglades backcountry, 21-23 October
In general the waters in that area are still quite high (the hurricane, more than a month ago now left so much water on the ground that it's still draining back down toward the south..).  Once co
Nice knowing you guys...Iím a dead man!!!
I miss Mike West. He was always very helpful. I wonder what will happen to his stuff. Probably sold to buy a new couch.
10ft 3wt Xi Series rod
Just finished this Xi series 10ft 3wt 4pc up this morning and ready to head to it's new home out West. RFIL2 reel seat with custom grips fore & aft, measuring marks every 2" from 16-24", titanium
Maggie Valley, take two!
I remember your report from this summer, and you caught mostly wild rainbows and browns. Beautiful little fish too. I know I'm showing my bias toward wild trout, but I'd stay where you are planning an
Super Cheap DYI Dubbing:
I have been making my own dubbing for years, and recently I came across a "NEW" super inexpensive dubbing material.  I made a couple of lanyards from Paracord.  The cord cost 11 cents a foot
Everglades National Park, Flamingo to re-open tomorrow, 7 October
Just got the word (10:00Am Friday, 6 Oct) that Flamingo re-opens tomorrow... Heard it from another guide then called the Visitor Center and verified it.... Yippee!!!Now for the details.... The opening
Sink tips
I've built lots of sink tips for both single handers and two handed rods. I like the airflo tungsten tip material. The T-7 weighs 7 grains per foot and sinks at 7 inches per second, T-10 weighs 10 gr
Fishing Private Land on the San Juan!
The San Juan River is one of the most popular and productive river in the United States.  Possibly the world.  Located in North West New Mexico, in the middle of a desert, this tailwater is
Any snake ID out there?
... you can’t forget 26 years of parenting and say “Go ahead and do whatever the h3ll you want ...   Hey....his house his rules. Got to respect that.   I agree with both
Start thinking Christmas Swap
Cut off for sign up is Nov. 17th to have flies here by Nov. 24th. Welcome to the Secret Santa Swap 2017! The object of this swap is that you send me your flies
fishing and scouting report Chokolskee - first trip after Irma
Based on the colorings of those fish it seems the water must be pretty clear down there. It is similar up here in the Big Bend. Before the storm, the water out on the flats was like coffee and the fis
E-Bay Bidding
Out here in Ca. the fly show has gotten so bad with no materials, I may not even go this year.  To me the biggest concern I have with high grading my own natural materials is with dry fly necks a
Strip Rattle and Roll
I've watched all your videos since you started posting them but never commented before that I can remember. I've seen you get lots of criticism on them in the past. It's so easy to find fault with p
Ordering online
You can order manufactured brand named materials with confidence. You can order brand named natural dubbing mixtures and they will be very consistent. Off brand manufactured materials like tungsten be
New Guy From Florida But Moving
I grew up fishing for panfish, and bass in the northeast.  Moved west and spend a very long time fishing for trout in the Rocky Mts.  Fished from Canada, to Cancun.  Settled after retir
September flies from the vise
i bet those would be great to use during ice fishing season
Mop Fly Variant
Noahguide nice variant. How many days did you fish there? I had two days on the river. Boulder field was much more productive.  Two days that's great. What road is near the Boulder field? I was
Stay Safe
NOAA has started posting post Irma imagery. So far only Key West and parts of the West Coast waterfront. https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/Irma/index.html
Hurricane Irma
Shifting west now towards Ft Myers, and winds are dying down just a bit. Sounds like we are staying, as most shelters are already full. I'll try again to post updates when possible, but do know it may
The New and Improved Fly Swap
Mike West your Stimulators look great! :)
Soft Hackle Wet Flies
Planettrout, Is that Tioga or Virginia lake? I grew up there..
7' 6" 3wt glass
Was nice to take an extended break from filling customer rod orders there for a bit after I got back from vacation. Time to make the donuts though and back to work. Lots of parts I had on order have n
Hello from the SF Bay Area
Hi, everyone.   I've been lurking for far too long on the site and just recently became a member. I have been fishing since a young age even doing the competitive bass tournament scene for a whil
плут оса SBS
резня саржа (White Miller variation) A bit more involved than stuff like CDC & Elk or X-Caddis but it'll float until it's chewed up or b
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
Did not know we were growing Atlantics in the Seattle area. There have been enough escapees from Canadian aquaculture outfits that I've heard there are now 'runs' of Atlantics in some BC rivers. Consi
Fishable and Fanciful
Fantastic work as usual. I got to meet Walt a couple times and get some pointers from him. Another other very talented man who was willing to share and teach.   Thanks to you AND TO THE OTHER
Mumford's Irresistible Grasshopper (variation) SBS
Found this in Trout Flies of the West. Original extended body was tied with deer hair spun on a core of non-tox which seems a bit counter-intuitive; switched to mono core and dubbing loop-spun deer in
Substitution for a new, old fly pattern
Except those who's habitats were raped for the petroleum to make plastics.... Petroleum extraction causes MUCH less habitat destruction than harvesting wood for your homes or metal for your cars o
New HMH TRV rotary vise?
      similarities??? FlyTire, What is the name of this vise and who makes it? I think Takahashi was pushing this vise last year at the West TU Fly Tying Clinic and the Fly Fishin
Where to find "these" Vinyl stick on eyes..?
Hi Mike West,   I was cleaning out one of the drawers in our tying room and was planning to throw away a BUNCH of similar stick on eyes. They are yours if you want them just e-mail your address t
Trouble with foam bodied spiders
Thank guys I think I have a handle on it now. Retrocarp What part of Australia you from? back in 02 I got to spend 3 months in west Australia at a town called Roelands near Bunbury. I hooked up with s
Fly tyer back from hiatus
Hey greg , I to am blessed with the clear freestones of upstate New York , I'm always on the Beaverkill as long as the levels and temps are good , my other spot is on the west branch of Delaware which
What are they?
The larvae in question are Black Flies, otherwise known as Simulids. They are part of the Diptera Family:     I tie a number of different patterns to match their hatch progression: 
more free to a good home
mike west - i'll send you the laser pen uv light   onebadmofo - you get the ultrafire 502b   riczieger - you get the ultrafire 501b   flatsroamer - you get the ace hardware light  
Hello from CO
Hello welcome , great site very busy w/ great group of guys willing and able to help, how's you're season been out there in co? I'm from upstate New York , I fish the Beaverkill, and willowwemoc , al
Solarez!
Solarez got into fly tying shortly after discussions with and experiments by a west coast tier (Jay Murakoshi) if I recall correctly. Their primary product up to that point was for surf boards. If you
Isonychia Flymphs
The tails are natural golden pheasant tippets dyed green.  They come out a little more olive.     Dave, I'm a big wet fly guy. Its just the style I have fished for years and am most com
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
It's not a bad idea, but we're pretty scattered.  I rarely fly, anymore, and driving more that 8 or 9 hours is too much, at my age.  Some kind of regional activity might work, though, say a
July Flies from the Vise
My twist on Fshng2's Bream Bug. Size 10 Nice Mike, Bream are going to be all over em.
Line question - Florida Gulf Coast snook in Augist
The few times I've done the west coast beach at dawn thing... I quickly learned that when the beach strollers showed up it was a good idea to move down the beach away from them...  The more folks
Hi From Lake Eucumbene Australia
Welcome Cobber. I was fortunate enough to spend three months in West Australia back in 02 . I stayed in a little town called Roelands near Bunbury and Australind . I got to go for 4 days to the famous
Hello from Tennessee
I'm from west Tennessee, but I fish the smokeys every chance I get.
Ninth Annual Casting for Recovery Project
Mine would go out Monday except some people get Holidays off. Ever since I retired I longer get Holidays off and don't know why any of you should. Not fair to me when every day's the same and you get
Hungarian Partridge skin
Hello Solly, If you go to Water west .com you will find H. partridge skin's for sale #1 are $24.95 or #2's for $19.95 I'm a comm. tyer for the last 54 yr's. this is a really good buy! Also I will have
The Cubs won the series and Dave goes fishing.
I am going fishing in the morning, had dig out a couple of fly rods and fly boxes.  Going to west bay or the CIS just depends on the wind.  It has been a couple of years, Turkish prison ain'
8ft 5wt fiberglass
Not sure why that size doesn't add up Dave, 8ft 5wt to 7wt glass was actually the industry standard throughout most of the 50's, 60's & 70's. That is what more than half the fly rods of the time
Snook Flies Swap
East coast of Florida has deep inlets where they hang much deeper 8-15ft and in the surf where troughs can be 4-5 feet deep. West coast snook flies are usually quite small ( 1-3" ) and on the east coa
Strong with the force I am
Speaking as a Hoosier (which I was but ain't now) ... when we drove across the State line to see Gramma and Grampa ... we noticed all the trees were leaning to the West.  It was quite obvious to
Anybody from the Catskills-upstate new york
Just curious, this is my stomping grounds fish the rivers several times a week, Beaverkill, we-moc. , west branch. Anybody else here also fish this area ? How's you're season going
Finally , Hello everyone
Hello , been signed on here for a little while, I'll admit I had a rough time being able to post or comment ,in fact I wasn't able to , then I " revalidated my acct. this worked lol. So as you can se
Can you cast same distance as a #7/8 weight with a #6?
Janboy, I don't think I've seen your name before (17 posts right now, and this is the first one I've seen ... sorry) so, welcome to the site.   To answer your question, yes.  I never had any
Hello From Vermont
Welcome to the site, Phat, from Central Florida. Although I've been to Vermont ... I haven't spent any "real" time there.  What's the fishing environment like?  Where do you fish and what
Day at the beach. South Fl.
 The wife is ready for a day at the beach with the kids. Now that I am in ,whole heartedly, to fly fishing, I'm looking for somewhere to take them where I can do some beach fly fishing while they
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
BB, first off, great news on your daughter! It's always a scary thing to hear "news" about your kids. So glad she'll be recovering quickly.   As to the swap, like some warm water fish I've met, "
Anyone suggest a pattern.
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