Search found 14 matches

by Zak
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Advice for coastal Washington/Olympic National Park?
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Advice for coastal Washington/Olympic National Park?

I'm packing up and moving from Vermont to Olympia, Washington to start a new job in May. I look forward to getting to know the South Puget Sound and the streams and rivers of the Olympic National Park! But I usually fish with a 4-weight and know practically nothing about fishing for steelhead or oth...
by Zak
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Unnaturals
Topic: Sage 389LL...finest dry fly rod ever?
Replies: 23
Views: 12697

Re: Sage 389LL...finest dry fly rod ever?

My first "real" fly rod (after an eagle claw spin/fly combo) was the SAGE LL 486 8' 6" 4WT and it is still my favorite rod. I use it for everything, even when I should really be using my 5 or 6 weight faster rods. I love that rod! It casts dries like a dream with a DT line and can handle heavy nymph...
by Zak
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Grass Rods
Topic: Barney & Berry "Mohegan" fly rod
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Barney & Berry "Mohegan" fly rod

Hi, My friend's dad just gave me an old bamboo fly rod. Bamboo is whole new world for me. The reel seat is stamped "Barney & Berry, made in USA" and the rod butt has the word "Mohegan" inked in script. It's identical (except for the placement of the handwritten word "Mohegan") to the rod (and bag an...
by Zak
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Map Catskill region
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: Map Catskill region

I'm a total map geek. State GIS webpages can be very good. I usually use Google Earth (which is free). You can download data sets and GIS overlays to Google Earth, just find the file with the data you want and drag and drop it onto the GE planet. The files you are looking for ("keyhole markup langua...
by Zak
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Wets
Topic: More soft-hackles...
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: More soft-hackles...

"smallest hackle pliers you can get your hands on"-- For the last year,I've been using this simple and really effective hackle plier, it never slips and is easy to hold and rotate around the hook, works great for starling: https://www.amazon.com/TYFLYZ-Tools-Hac ... B00GJ2H2P4

Zak
by Zak
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???

red "quill" usual
red "quill" usual
redquillusual.jpg (81.19 KiB) Viewed 657 times
by Zak
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???

Here's an unusual based on "Betts Generic Bug" from Stewart & Allen, Flies for Trout, 1993.
IMG_20170803_110017.jpg
IMG_20170803_110017.jpg (73.11 KiB) Viewed 930 times
by Zak
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???

An unusual Hex:
Usual Hex.jpg
Usual Hex.jpg (89.57 KiB) Viewed 1094 times
by Zak
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: Rotary vises, plus
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

Re: Rotary vises, plus

I'm pretty new at tying, but I'm really happy with my Peak vise (@$140). The only real use I make of the true rotary is applying materials to the underside (throats and Clousers) and for wooly buggers, on which I wrap the body forward, the hackle back, and wire forward to lock the feather down. The ...
by Zak
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: The Tying Table
Topic: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???
Replies: 8
Views: 1338

Re: How many UNUSUAL ways do you tie the Usual???

I tie some unusual usuals, and use snowshoe for wings on lots of things. I like Weilenmann's Regular:

https://youtu.be/rbW8IWGGhPU

And tie variations on this:
IMG_20170419_141314.jpg
IMG_20170419_141314.jpg (702.48 KiB) Viewed 1183 times
Hard to beat the original with hot orange thread, though.