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  1. 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
  3. Folks, Thanks so much or all your suggestions....

    Folks,

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

    Randy
  4. 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
  11. Folks, thanks for making this a great thread. I...

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

    Randy
  12. 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...
  13. Let's all say a prayer for her. Randy

    Let's all say a prayer for her.
    Randy
  14. 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
  15. What about using Stren Easy Cast mono for butt...

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

    Randy
  16. 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
  17. Size 18 and 20. Building these leaders is such a...

    Size 18 and 20. Building these leaders is such a pain. I wonder if it's really worth it.

    Randy
  18. Thanks John. I'll try a shorter tippet. Randy

    Thanks John. I'll try a shorter tippet.

    Randy
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    I'm lucky I got to meet him once in his little...

    I'm lucky I got to meet him once in his little shop. Certainly he was a colorful character.

    Randy
  20. Questions/Concerns About Harvey Leader Formulas

    I tied two 5x leaders to Harvey's formula. When I cast my flies, however, the leader hardly turned over and the flies landed close to the end of the line.
    Maybe this good because there's a lot of...
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    I think it's important to cast with both hands....

    I think it's important to cast with both hands. First, it gives both arms - shoulders, elbows - a chance to rest. Second, if you fish small streams a large part of the stream will now be open to you...
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    Here are the results of a tippet shootout. Some...

    Here are the results of a tippet shootout. Some good info here:...
  23. Interesting List of Classic Fly Fishing Books

    Just wonder how The Dry Fly and Fast Water got left out:

    http://www.flyfishingwis.com/html/classic_books.html

    Randy
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    Harvey's New Leader Formula

    Helpful:

    http://www.flyfisherman.com/2012/08/28/harveys-new-leader-formula/

    Randy
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    If you're looking for both hiking and wading...

    If you're looking for both hiking and wading boots I'd go with a pair of Korkers. (Which is what I have.) You can change the soles.

    Randy
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