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    I like this blog post: Scandi (spey) vs Skagit...

    I like this blog post: Scandi (spey) vs Skagit (spey):
    http://www.jsrods.com/blog/skagit-or-scandi-pt-1-history/
    Randy
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    I don't like using a spey rod for making short...

    I don't like using a spey rod for making short casts. Also, unless I'm using a Skagit line, I don't like using a spey rod for casting heavier flies and fishing below the surface.
    Randy
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    Two problems that two-handed rods solve: 1. It's...

    Two problems that two-handed rods solve: 1. It's less tiring to cast a two-handed fly rod than a one-handed one. (True, with a 3- or 4-weight this isn't as big an issue.) 2. Using a two-handed fly...
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    Just make sure you get a line - one with a short...

    Just make sure you get a line - one with a short head - that matches an eleven foot spey rod. The only problem is that after each cast you'll probably have to retrieve some line before your next...
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    Sticky: Paypal link is fine with me. Randy

    Paypal link is fine with me.
    Randy
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    Generally I prefer a vest, except during the...

    Generally I prefer a vest, except during the summer when it's too hot to wear a vest. (The mesh vests don't seem to have enough pockets.) . Also, sometimes I wear my vest and my sling, especially...
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    Hope you have a great day. Happy birthday. Randy

    Hope you have a great day. Happy birthday.
    Randy
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    I recommend this book:...

    I recommend this book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Fishing-Tandem-Flies-Tactics-Techniques-ebook/dp/B007XXQVPA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417527681&sr=1-1&keywords=tandem+rigs
    Randy
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    I can't imagine what it's like to lose a son or...

    I can't imagine what it's like to lose a son or daughter, especially to suicide. My prayers are with your friend
    Randy
  10. Modern Emergers: When Did Anglers Begin Using Them?

    Does anyone have info on when anglers started tying and fishing modern - post spiders and traditional wets - emergers?

    Thanks,

    Randy
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    Of all the fly rods I own, the CT is the best...

    Of all the fly rods I own, the CT is the best bang for the buck.
    Randy
  12. Folks, Thanks so much or all your suggestions....

    Folks,

    Thanks so much or all your suggestions. I really appreciate them,

    Randy
  13. Good Books on the Techniques and Tactics of Fishing Emergers?

    Any recommendations would be appreciated. Seems like few books were published on this subject.

    Thanks,

    Randy
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    I bought a Redington CT fly rod for about a...

    I bought a Redington CT fly rod for about a hundred bucks. To me, it casts just as well as my slow-action rod that I bought years ago for a lot more money. I own a lot of premium fly rods. I will...
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    Curious myself: Are there a lot of places to wade...

    Curious myself: Are there a lot of places to wade fly fish? Also, is there smaller stream fly fishing near Missoula?

    Randy
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    Glad she's doing well, Randy

    Glad she's doing well,
    Randy
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    Folks, thanks for your replies. I guess I should...

    Folks, thanks for your replies. I guess I should have said I was wondering about swinging mayflies.

    Rand
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    Swinging Dry Flies?

    Just curious: Does anyone swing dry flies? I never read of anglers doing it, but I don't see why not.

    Opinions please,

    Rany
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    This question came up on another board. I didn't...

    This question came up on another board. I didn't know that we can use mallard flank as hackles on soft hackled flies.
    Randy
  20. Folks, thanks for making this a great thread. I...

    Folks, thanks for making this a great thread. I learned a lot.

    Randy
  21. What effects do floods have on insects?

    I'm reading Leonard Wright's The Dry Fly as a Living Insect. In his book he briefly mentions that when rivers get flooded much of the insect population gets washed out.

    I wasn't aware of this. As...
  22. Let's all say a prayer for her. Randy

    Let's all say a prayer for her.
    Randy
  23. Yes, please let us know. I thought it was just a...

    Yes, please let us know. I thought it was just a torn rotator cuff. Is this correct?

    Randy
  24. What about using Stren Easy Cast mono for butt...

    What about using Stren Easy Cast mono for butt leader material?

    Randy
  25. Thanks so much for the info on the Borger...

    Thanks so much for the info on the Borger leaders. They look a lot easier to tie.

    Randy
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