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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:46 pm

Nice fish...glad to see you back around here
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Re: The fishing thread

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Bloodhound wrote:Nice fish...glad to see you back around here
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:29 pm

Anyone use a wading staff? I wasted plenty of time the other day eyeing trekking poles at the local shop. The stretches of my home river that I like to fish - coincidentally the water others don't fish - is pretty fast and bouldery with cobbles the size of bowling balls. After sliding down the mountain last fall, I decided I'm too old to take foolish chances so I'm looking to towards reducing risk. If you use one, what do you use? I have some busted hockey sticks around here but telescoping trekking poles can be had for $20 so it's silly to DIY. Do you have it on a tether so it hangs downstream when not in use? Does it get in your way when you're stripping in a lot of line? Carbide or rubber tip?
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:38 pm

I’m afraid I have no advice on the wading staff...

I do have a question:

A couple summers ago Mrs Gabriel picked up this old 8wt fiberglass fly rod that I’m finally putting some line on and hoping to use this year. The ferrules are the steel type wrapped on with thread.

The main threads have some cracks and the ferrule is a little wobbly, not bad, but it’s not tight. Any advice for reinforcing? Polyurethane? Superglue?

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:53 pm

Gabriel wrote:
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I’m afraid I have no advice on the wading staff...

I do have a question:

A couple summers ago Mrs Gabriel picked up this old 8wt fiberglass fly rod that I’m finally putting some line on and hoping to use this year. The ferrules are the steel type wrapped on with thread.

The main threads have some cracks and the ferrule is a little wobbly, not bad, but it’s not tight. Any advice for reinforcing? Polyurethane? Superglue?

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:28 pm

Ferrule to blank is a little dodgy. Ferrule connection is great. The reel seat connection is going to need some attention too. Probably just some locktight or some such.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 pm

Got out with the kids a bit today. So glad to be feeling good enough for a little time by the lake. No fish were moving in the shallows yet, and I’m not yet recovered enough to hike the creek, but it was so good to be out.

My 8 year old chattered my ear off and is begging to be taught to use my fly rod...

Not even the venerable ptn got a reaction from the fish.

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 pm

Glad to hear that you are mendin' Congrats on the time on the water with the kids.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by hugodrax » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:28 am

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Glad to hear that you are mendin' Congrats on the time on the water with the kids.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Sledin » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:09 pm

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This was probably my favourite fishing trip ever, my boy is usually pretty stoic....

This was about a week later.
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Re: The fishing thread

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Great shot. If that doesn't make you smile...
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:38 am

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Hey new guy - you know what I like better than seeing kids fishing?
Nothing.
Not one damn thing.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by JimVH » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm

So I pilfered the neighbors trash this weekend. I'd like to think I'm above such behavior, but this time I found my limit.

Rita and I drove by Friday evening as he was setting out his trash. He's been in downsizing mode (headed for the condo lifestyle) for a while now and has put a lot of scavengable stuff out for the last few weeks. It hasn't triggered me until I saw a wooden trout fishing net sticking out of a box. How dare he throw away something so precious and so useful when there are people in need, I thought. I parked in my drive two doors down and watched for him to go inside and close his garage. Rita, sensing what I was scheming, wanted no part of it and went into the house mumbling something that seemed to question my character. Women... am I right?

Anyway, as his garage door closed, I moved toward his trash pile with the cat-like smoothness of a ninja. Shazaam. There at the curb lay large plastic tubs neatly packed with all manner of fishing treasure. Reels, nets, line, loaded fly boxes, lures, hooks, weights of all sizes, a handheld GPS, knives, pliers, forceps, a pile of plastic organizer boxes, chest packs, and more, much of which is brand new. It took me two trips to hump all that stuff home.

Boom.

I saw him the next day and told him I shamelessly dug through his trash. He was happy someone was putting it all to use.

Win, meet win.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by FredS » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:16 pm

nice

A few months ago, Mrs FredS and I went to an estate auction of a widower who had moved to AZ. It was one of those sales where you can walk through the house and then place internet bids. Highest bid wins. There was a literal ton of outdoor supplies, much of it for for fly fishing and tying. Some really nice tying supplies but the rods and reels were suspiciously second rate stuff. I asked the auctioneer if someone had already picked through it and he said no, the old coot kept the good stuff when he moved.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm

FredS wrote:
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Hey new guy - you know what I like better than seeing kids fishing?
Nothing.
Not one damn thing.
Yup! Me too.
Nice mess of walleye.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by durangopipe » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm
So I pilfered the neighbors trash this weekend. I'd like to think I'm above such behavior, but this time I found my limit.

Rita and I drove by Friday evening as he was setting out his trash. He's been in downsizing mode (headed for the condo lifestyle) for a while now and has put a lot of scavengable stuff out for the last few weeks. It hasn't triggered me until I saw a wooden trout fishing net sticking out of a box. How dare he throw away something so precious and so useful when there are people in need, I thought. I parked in my drive two doors down and watched for him to go inside and close his garage. Rita, sensing what I was scheming, wanted no part of it and went into the house mumbling something that seemed to question my character. Women... am I right?

Anyway, as his garage door closed, I moved toward his trash pile with the cat-like smoothness of a ninja. Shazaam. There at the curb lay large plastic tubs neatly packed with all manner of fishing treasure. Reels, nets, line, loaded fly boxes, lures, hooks, weights of all sizes, a handheld GPS, knives, pliers, forceps, a pile of plastic organizer boxes, chest packs, and more, much of which is brand new. It took me two trips to hump all that stuff home.

Boom.

I saw him the next day and told him I shamelessly dug through his trash. He was happy someone was putting it all to use.

Win, meet win.
Big time!
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Gabriel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:41 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm
So I pilfered the neighbors trash this weekend. I'd like to think I'm above such behavior, but this time I found my limit.

Rita and I drove by Friday evening as he was setting out his trash. He's been in downsizing mode (headed for the condo lifestyle) for a while now and has put a lot of scavengable stuff out for the last few weeks. It hasn't triggered me until I saw a wooden trout fishing net sticking out of a box. How dare he throw away something so precious and so useful when there are people in need, I thought. I parked in my drive two doors down and watched for him to go inside and close his garage. Rita, sensing what I was scheming, wanted no part of it and went into the house mumbling something that seemed to question my character. Women... am I right?

Anyway, as his garage door closed, I moved toward his trash pile with the cat-like smoothness of a ninja. Shazaam. There at the curb lay large plastic tubs neatly packed with all manner of fishing treasure. Reels, nets, line, loaded fly boxes, lures, hooks, weights of all sizes, a handheld GPS, knives, pliers, forceps, a pile of plastic organizer boxes, chest packs, and more, much of which is brand new. It took me two trips to hump all that stuff home.

Boom.

I saw him the next day and told him I shamelessly dug through his trash. He was happy someone was putting it all to use.

Win, meet win.
8O whoa...
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Jocose » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:54 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm
So I pilfered the neighbors trash this weekend. I'd like to think I'm above such behavior, but this time I found my limit.

Rita and I drove by Friday evening as he was setting out his trash. He's been in downsizing mode (headed for the condo lifestyle) for a while now and has put a lot of scavengable stuff out for the last few weeks. It hasn't triggered me until I saw a wooden trout fishing net sticking out of a box. How dare he throw away something so precious and so useful when there are people in need, I thought. I parked in my drive two doors down and watched for him to go inside and close his garage. Rita, sensing what I was scheming, wanted no part of it and went into the house mumbling something that seemed to question my character. Women... am I right?

Anyway, as his garage door closed, I moved toward his trash pile with the cat-like smoothness of a ninja. Shazaam. There at the curb lay large plastic tubs neatly packed with all manner of fishing treasure. Reels, nets, line, loaded fly boxes, lures, hooks, weights of all sizes, a handheld GPS, knives, pliers, forceps, a pile of plastic organizer boxes, chest packs, and more, much of which is brand new. It took me two trips to hump all that stuff home.

Boom.

I saw him the next day and told him I shamelessly dug through his trash. He was happy someone was putting it all to use.

Win, meet win.
Big time!
The Rita part made me chuckle out loud..

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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:15 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm
So I pilfered the neighbors trash this weekend. I'd like to think I'm above such behavior, but this time I found my limit.

Rita and I drove by Friday evening as he was setting out his trash. He's been in downsizing mode (headed for the condo lifestyle) for a while now and has put a lot of scavengable stuff out for the last few weeks. It hasn't triggered me until I saw a wooden trout fishing net sticking out of a box. How dare he throw away something so precious and so useful when there are people in need, I thought. I parked in my drive two doors down and watched for him to go inside and close his garage. Rita, sensing what I was scheming, wanted no part of it and went into the house mumbling something that seemed to question my character. Women... am I right?

Anyway, as his garage door closed, I moved toward his trash pile with the cat-like smoothness of a ninja. Shazaam. There at the curb lay large plastic tubs neatly packed with all manner of fishing treasure. Reels, nets, line, loaded fly boxes, lures, hooks, weights of all sizes, a handheld GPS, knives, pliers, forceps, a pile of plastic organizer boxes, chest packs, and more, much of which is brand new. It took me two trips to hump all that stuff home.

Boom.

I saw him the next day and told him I shamelessly dug through his trash. He was happy someone was putting it all to use.

Win, meet win.
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Re: The fishing thread

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:16 am

FredS wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:16 pm
nice

A few months ago, Mrs FredS and I went to an estate auction of a widower who had moved to AZ. It was one of those sales where you can walk through the house and then place internet bids. Highest bid wins. There was a literal ton of outdoor supplies, much of it for for fly fishing and tying. Some really nice tying supplies but the rods and reels were suspiciously second rate stuff. I asked the auctioneer if someone had already picked through it and he said no, the old coot kept the good stuff when he moved.
Smart guy :)
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