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Forum: Rods   06-10-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By Marty
Without question. I have fished the 7134 for both...

Without question. I have fished the 7134 for both springer and the summer and the summer Grilse in Ireland. I also fish the 7134 in BC for summer steelhead. The rod is just at home on the Skagit for...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   06-07-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Marty
Adding to Aldo response, the cast is the same...

Adding to Aldo response, the cast is the same single or double handed. "Spey casting" was a relevant term 15 years ago, today it is meaningless. It was used to differentiate the difference between...
Forum: Trout   06-01-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,411
Posted By Marty
It a big deal in Utah, both on the Green and the...

It a big deal in Utah, both on the Green and the smaller rivers. 4 weights seem to be the top rod. I also see two handers quite a bit on the Snake, South Fork, and Henrys Fork. The last trip to the...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   06-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By Marty
It must hold the hook. All the bells and whistles...

It must hold the hook. All the bells and whistles won't mean a thing if the vise cant hold the heavy irons. The Regal is a no brainer, but there are others that do well. Good luck
Forum: General   05-25-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Marty
I fished a week in March and a week in April....

I fished a week in March and a week in April. Weather was awesome for camping, not so great for fishing. It was awesome to be on the water and to reconnect. A lot has changed. It was sad to see all...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   05-16-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Marty
Here are the hackling instructions for the Mahony...

Here are the hackling instructions for the Mahony (correct spelling) from our book Steelhead Fly Tying Art and Design. As you can see Dec secures the hackle by the root/butt end.

Step 4. Select a...
Forum: Trout   04-21-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By Marty
Back in the day it was not uncommon to catch 2 or...

Back in the day it was not uncommon to catch 2 or 3 20+ Browns during a good hatch. My largest fish taken from the Provo was a 24 inch Brown. The fish on average have gotten smaller and the big fish...
Forum: New Member Introductions   04-15-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Marty
caupwhiting, my hope is you attended the Wasatch...

caupwhiting, my hope is you attended the Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo this past weekend. If not you really missed out. The opportunities were endless. Two-handed casting demo's, two-handed...
Forum: Rods   01-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,896
Posted By Marty
I started last year with a new 8 weight Nimbus...

I started last year with a new 8 weight Nimbus and the 13'3" #7 Kairos. The bad news first. The Nimbus failed after about 6 casts. Complete shear in the midsection. The break is so clean it looks...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-23-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Marty
Unreal, over the top tying. There is so much I...

Unreal, over the top tying. There is so much I like about this rendition. The purple in the collar, natural brown hackle, the shape of the wing, the ribbing, I could go on forever. 10+
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-22-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By Marty
I would not worry too much about a scent trail...

I would not worry too much about a scent trail when swinging flies for steelhead. Head cement, the dye used to color material, chemicals used to preserve materials, tobacco residue (I used to smoke)...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-21-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By Marty
Shrimpy kind of thing.

My son Trevor has been working on some steelhead flies for both summer and winter fishing. It is kind of complex from the propping of the forked tail to the spooned flat wing. The pattern has a good...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-20-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Marty
Thinking outside the box, perfect.

Thinking outside the box, perfect.
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-18-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 372
Posted By Marty
Great start. Substituting materials is a big part...

Great start. Substituting materials is a big part of the game and is encouraged. Dec uses four feathers for the wing. Keep at it, you are headed down the right path.
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-09-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Marty
Ed's explanation of why he added a dumbell was to...

Ed's explanation of why he added a dumbell was to counterbalance the fly so it would swing perfectly horizontal. The dumbell was not used to get the fly down. Ed designs in a good sink rate by the...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-03-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Marty
I dye a lot of materials. Very easy, but messy. ...

I dye a lot of materials. Very easy, but messy.

Do a google search for Chinese Rooster Necks, Dyed Over White

Call Poppy he might have some.

I have also found some good necks at...
Forum: Rods   01-02-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,067
Posted By Marty
I must disagree. Length of the rod has little to...

I must disagree. Length of the rod has little to do with the length of the cast. I can easily cast 80 to 100 feet with my 9' 7 weight. I can also easily cast 80 to 100 feet with my two handed 13' 7...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   01-01-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Marty
As stated, Chinese rooster necks are what you are...

As stated, Chinese rooster necks are what you are looking for. I have a hard time spending any more than $20 for a neck. Buying over the net is kind of hard because I like to see the shape of the...
Forum: Rods   12-31-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,067
Posted By Marty
My favorite single handed spey casting rod is a...

My favorite single handed spey casting rod is a 7'9" #4 cane rod I built. The flex is perfect for both left and right shoulder casts.

With that said, rod selection has so many variables it would...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-31-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,208
Posted By Marty
I am not a fan of the circle hook. I like Dec...

I am not a fan of the circle hook. I like Dec gave them a shot many moons ago and found no confidence. I gave the OPST a workout this year and was quite pleased. I landed 4 out of the 5 steelhead I...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-22-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marty
Not sure what post you are reading, I never...

Not sure what post you are reading, I never expressed my opinion, only that I have fished AJs for a long time. There is no question the Blue Heron hook is softer and you won't see as many failures...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-21-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,248
Posted By Marty
Logic, hooks do not break when they come in...

Logic, hooks do not break when they come in contact with air or water. The broken hook in the photo is showing the classic signs of a fracture at the barb. A common cause comes from pinching the barb...
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-21-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,869
Posted By Marty
Before and after. It didn't take long to connect...

Before and after. It didn't take long to connect after this fly got wet.
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-20-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Marty
Alec Jackson 2052 size 1.5

Alec Jackson 2052 size 1.5
Forum: Hooks, Feathers and Floss   12-20-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Marty
Green and Red Ween Mallard

I hope all is well and if not I wish relief for all who may be suffering. May we all find a little joy at the vise this holiday season. I did not have any dyed green Gadwall so I substituted my...
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