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Remove scent from your hands before you pick up your rod or tie on your flies, heck, even before you tie your flies.

There is an old song for this quote  "If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain"  ;D ;D ;D

Also note to rookies don't leave your rod on the dock while you tie ;) :D

Johnnytalker might step on that!

Don't be concerned at first when you don't do well. You are here to learn, observe and enjoy being out on the water with top notch anglers. Stick with it and YOU WILL only get better.


Fly Fishing Product Reviews / Re: Arcay nymphing line
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:22:19 AM »
Think you nailed it Chris! ;)


Fly Fishing General Discussions / Re: Are you a Biter or a Nipper?
« on: July 23, 2018, 12:55:44 PM »
Biter, and my dentist lectures me all the time. Especially when he has to perform bridges and crowns because of the  :-[abuse.
Slowly turning to a nipper as the crowned and bridge teeth will not perform like they once did before. Pretty sure my dentist played a role in that as well, keeping the eye teeth more rounded without a cutting edge.

Gord and I have the same dentist and he rounded my pearly white biter too. I still bite if I am in a real hurry but otherwise I am a nipper now.


My clan will all be up there. Team Lunkwa (Ken & I), Team Manderine(my brother Bryan & Smitty), Team Stroud(Colette & Rob), Team Paskall(Randy & Deb) and Team Laugh a lot(Wayne & my son Tyler). And maybe a special guest Tony "Montana" Moore.  ;D

Saturday night after the comp we have a big wind up bbq @ Wayne's on Leighton.

I heard from Melissa at the mine site, they had a "learn to fish" for the kids and were very happy to see some good sized fish being caught.

Friday is an optional practice day for 3 hrs and a donation of $20 to do so. You can also leave your boat there for the next day.


This is truly a fun event. The fish were bigger and stronger last year and I'm sure they will be good fighters this year. It is open to the public now as they need more people so join up for a great cause and some good laughs.


What are the table sizes Todd. Have to build me a table blind so no one can see my secret Similk fly!  ;D ;D

Can't do this one  :( I am packing to go up there the next day ;) :) :) :) :)


Congrats to the Oishi's & team S.I. for great team work and top finishes. :) Also to Todd for the double gold and Brian danklenuts fish slayer!! :D Also congrats to the lovely women that showed up and kicked some butt. Very impressed!! ;)
Thanks Brian and Bobby for roasting your wieners always a hit  8) and to Mike & Todd the # crunchers.  ;)


Thank you all for all the support!! It was a great time, great venues and a top 20 for me which was what I set out to do. Best part was after 3 sessions sitting in 5th place I knew I had a shot but my luck ran out on South twin lake. Not for a lacking of trying though. I had 3 undersized fish, lost two keepers on a long line release and many hits that never converted. I went over everything I did and was happy I didn't leave anything in the bag. I had a good last session on Lava and went home with new friends, great memories and a big smile.  ;) :D


Thanks guys for your best wishes and the tips and notes. I am super stoked, even a little nervous, but this will be a great learning experience and I hope to show well. Packing my Caesar mix as we speak  8). Just kidding  ;D ;D


p.s our 3 other teammates - one is a fly fishing guide from San Diego and twins from the town of Bend! We are team #10

Stillwater Fly Fishing / Re: Sayres lake
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:06:44 PM »
Used to have lunkers in there. Not sure about now. Randy Paskall is the man to ask. He use to fish it.


Sounds great. Lets hope it goes through!

Surprised they only have 4 competitors per team?


Stillwater Competition Angling Discussions / Re: Full sinking line
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:32:38 AM »
I have the Airflo type 7 six sense line and I have used it on my 5 wt. But I am using my Z-axis which is a fast action rod and strong enough to cast it. A medium to soft 5wt might feel a little under gunned. I would purchase a 6wt rod for comps unless you are fishing tiddlers(go lighter - 5wt) . When or if you need a new line you can buy 5/6 wt and use it on both rods to keep the $$ down as not everyone can afford all the lines and all the rods.


I am shocked! I told Tina I might be lucky to get 5th with all the big #'s in the afternoon. Some really good fishing by a lot of people. Congrats to you all! Ken and I were talking about how everyone was approaching it differently. Great to see everyone having a good time, beautiful weather and some good eats (thanks Brian & Bobby).
Good job by my partner Ken as well. We stuck with our plan, maybe even waivered about going in a different direction but we stuck it out. If any of you have never met or talked to Ken please do! He is a wealth of information when it comes to fishing lakes and a great guy to chat with.


A great weekend for the Kingfishers!

Congrats Kevin, Jon and Lance!

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