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clarkii

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  1. I use the Daylight brand with "daylight" bulbs. It gives a nice even lighting effect, and the lamp is great for illuminating flies as you

    photograph them.

     

    Bill

    ^this for me too.

    i have this one-

    http://www.amazon.com/Daylight-Table-Craft-Lamp--White/dp/B000WV069M/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1358786871&sr=8-8&keywords=daylight+magnifying+lamp

    and although i like additional light- this is where i get my direct lighting- it has been a great lamp.

    clarkii.


  2. The spot to stand is where the best presentation is achieved.

    ^ yep-

     

    my question would be- what smart fisherman would fish upstream from a starting point and not fish on the way back?

    and- im not sure about this whole san juan shuffle stuff- but in the small clear mountain streams i fish- any disturbance has the potential to put the fish down- you tread soft...

     

    Clarkii.

     

    Is the way back along the river? Some places I fish it isn't. I may drop into pools on the way back if I can, but as I explained before working downstream but fishing up pools, the usually most efficient way, means walking up to 3 times as far. Often it is quicker to walk back and fish up again.

     

    One length of the river Tame in Saddleworth springs to mind. It takes about two hours to fish up it thoroughly. Then about 10 to 15 minutes to walk back. The path back is only 20 to 30 feet from the river but up to 40 feet above it. Its a very loose bank, you wouldn't want to try to navigate from the path to the river. This is just one example, but the situation isn't uncommon.

     

    Cheers,

    C.

    makes sense- we all fish different water/streams that demand their own approach- so it appears highly variable/situational... i fish some pretty steep gradiant streams- it can be physically taxing and im not getting any younger, but unless i am running out of light i will usually fish my way back.

     

    Clarkii.


  3. The spot to stand is where the best presentation is achieved.

    ^ yep-

     

    my question would be- what smart fisherman would fish upstream from a starting point and not fish on the way back?

    and- im not sure about this whole san juan shuffle stuff- but in the small clear mountain streams i fish- any disturbance has the potential to put the fish down- you tread soft...

     

    Clarkii.


  4. If I ever catch another fish, I'll post a pic. :)

     

    I do have one question, which clarkii's pic made me think of... in fly fishing pics, why do we so often see the rod and reel dropped into the water, laying on the bottom? I can't think of any other pictures I've ever seen of other types of fishing where the angler puts the rod and reel down in the water to take a fish. Not criticizing, just curious.

     

    JS-

    here we have an example of the fish being the priority- and wanting to get it released quickly-

    i was standing in water- by myself- wanted a picture of the fish- -only have two hands- one for camera and one for the fish-

    so rod goes in the water... and no worse for wear. B) .


  5. thanks for the response guys!

     

    griffs thin works pretty good!

    yes- i agree!

    but they have stopped making it-

    it will sell out soon- and i am looking for other options... B)

     

    thinkin' i'll go w/ sallys- maybe thin it for smaller flies- and try out some water based stuff as well... for now.

     

    cheers!

    Ry.


  6. just wonderin' what fellow fly tyers are using for a thin type head cement-

    i have always used the griffs thin coat- my understanding is this is no longer in production?

     

    -for the most part- this would be for trout fly stuff- usually not lookin' to fill gaps or add shine- just a good thin set-

    i usually use waxed danville thread... so need something that can penetrate

     

    kinda lookin' at the Loon water based- anyone tried this? i seems to get good reviews?

     

    B)

    thanks!

    Ry.

     

     

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