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Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-03-2010, 03:16 PM
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Posted By littlerivermike
See post #53 in this thread. .........use...

See post #53 in this thread. .........use bio-degradable soap to clean your gear.
Forum: Tackle and Gear 09-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
Fished the upper North Fork of the Payette...

Fished the upper North Fork of the Payette yesterday..... with my Simms rubber sole boots...BUT for the first time with 18 star cleats added.......Big difference....much better....still need to give...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-22-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,491
Posted By littlerivermike
ferrule wax

Ferrule wax....Orvis has started including with new rods....What are the pros and cons of using ferrule wax?
Forum: Tackle and Gear 08-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By littlerivermike
Cork Care

1) Best way to clean a cork handle?

2) What type of "filler" to use to repair or smooth out cork (what does the manufacturer use?)?
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By littlerivermike
It's been on my short list for way too long....

It's been on my short list for way too long....
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-28-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By littlerivermike
My eyes, or my skills, or both, may not be up to...

My eyes, or my skills, or both, may not be up to the task.
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By littlerivermike
Yellowstone

Different stokes for different folks….

It’s hard to beat the Smokies, where my good friend and mentor, taught me to fly fish for trout.

But just got back from a short trip to Yellowstone, my...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-28-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
Here is the Manager of Silver Creek (The Nature...

Here is the Manager of Silver Creek (The Nature Conservacy) response to my inquiry re what they put in the cleaning tubs:

HI Mike,
We actually just use a bio-degradable soap, it doesn’t kill...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 07-27-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
The jury is in. I’m just back from a week in and...

The jury is in. I’m just back from a week in and around Yellowstone and only took my new Simms rubber soled wading boots. No felt. There are some streams and conditions like the upper Gallatin or...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-15-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By littlerivermike
On the SF Boise, you come in via the dam, fishing...

On the SF Boise, you come in via the dam, fishing and access good for the next 4 to 5 miles, but it is primarily a drift boat stream...even though many wade. Just pick your spot anywhere along the...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By littlerivermike
My son & his family lived in Boise, now in...

My son & his family lived in Boise, now in McCall. I see them twice a year, always take a rod.

Boise R through town is just OK, mostly stocked and heavily fished.

Idaho is a huge state and...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 06-02-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By littlerivermike
Broke down and purchased a pair of new Simms...

Broke down and purchased a pair of new Simms rubber sole wading boots at Troutfest....just spent a couple hours in Elkmont waters. The verdict is in.

Not as good as the hype......Not as bad as...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-19-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
So the consensus is.....Felt is still the best...

So the consensus is.....Felt is still the best material for wading boot soles for traction while fishing Park waters. While there may be some benefits for using the most current rubber sole wading...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-15-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
At last year's troutfest, I asked the Chota rep...

At last year's troutfest, I asked the Chota rep if his new rubber sole wading boots were "just as good as felt in the Park"....he side stepped the question. I was hoping that there had been some...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-14-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
1. Easier to clean and less risk of transporting...

1. Easier to clean and less risk of transporting invasive species.

2. Better traction on the trail and getting down to and up from the water.

3. Real good traction on the pebble beds out...
Forum: Tackle and Gear 04-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,627
Posted By littlerivermike
Update on rubber sole wading boots

Everyone understands the advantages of the newer rubber sole wading boots over felt. But I want to focus on the "sole" issue of traction. Some have said that on certain surfaces that the new...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-17-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,535
Posted By littlerivermike
Just finished Jim Gasque's '48 book "Hunting and...

Just finished Jim Gasque's '48 book "Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies" which had a chapter on Mark Cathy. Mark almost always used the same pattern when fishing in the Smokies and purportedly...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 08-01-2007, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By littlerivermike
SF Boise is tailwater with close to constant...

SF Boise is tailwater with close to constant release. Guides are not allowed on the river. Access is excellent with half floating private boats and half wading. Large browns and rainbows.
...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-31-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By littlerivermike
Yes, to the "Pink Albert", but not on Silver...

Yes, to the "Pink Albert", but not on Silver Creek. Pinks are a major hatch on the South Fork of the Boise, about 1.5 hours west of Siver Creek. I have heard of a few throwing Pinks on Silver Creek...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-31-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By littlerivermike
I'll be at Roosevelt Lodge from 8/25 until 8/30,...

I'll be at Roosevelt Lodge from 8/25 until 8/30, West Yellowstone after that. As of now, I'm thinking about walking in to Cache Creek off the Lamar on the 28th or 29th. Never fished it but have...
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-30-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By littlerivermike
Yellowstone - Aug 25 til Sep 3, 2007

I keep hearing about lots of guys heading to Yellowstone next month. Anyone planning on being there during the 9 days before Labor Day?
Forum: Fly Fishing for Trout in Other States 07-30-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By littlerivermike
Silver Creek 1. If you fish the Nature Con....

Silver Creek
1. If you fish the Nature Con. section you must register at the cabin.
2. You will be wading belly deep in cold water, you will need fleece under your waders.
3. Tricos and betis,...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-17-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By littlerivermike
You do not need a special trout license or "trout...

You do not need a special trout license or "trout stamp" from TN or NC to fish anywhere inside the GSMNP. NC nonresident is $10 for 10 days. Outside the Park, like on the Nantahala, you would need...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 04-16-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By littlerivermike
If you are planning on just fishing in the...

If you are planning on just fishing in the Park....you may want to consider buying a NC license on line. In some cases a NC nonresident license can by less expensive than a TN resident license. Sad...
Forum: Smoky Mountain Fishing 03-07-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,899
Posted By littlerivermike
Have spotted many coyotes in Cades Cove area,...

Have spotted many coyotes in Cades Cove area, along with several fox, a beezillion deer, a score of bears, and 1 bobcat
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