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by mickmcco
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 46
Views: 25054

Re: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?

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by mickmcco
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Some recent flies
Replies: 8
Views: 3520

Re: Some recent flies

Beware of members on this Board offering to "test" your newly tied flies. They are often shiftless characters and not to be trusted! :P

P.S. Nice flies, Russell!
by mickmcco
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Quiet board, time to post some pics
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

Re: Quiet board, time to post some pics

Very nice flies and photos. Those flies will work well on the Guad. Use either one as a lead fly and add a small, dark midge behind and fish the dark green water.
by mickmcco
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Flies??
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: Flies??

Ray, You may also want to check the websites of prominent fly shops, like Orvis, Feather-Craft, Bob Marriott's, or The Fly Shop (based in Redding, CA). Since they sell a large variety of flies, they'll often have really good pictures of each one they sell, and will sometimes (for Orvis and The Fly S...
by mickmcco
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 46
Views: 25054

Re: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?

Small, dark nymphs on light tippets. Thread midges, RS2s, WD40s, Ron McAlpin's BWO Swimming Nymph is always one of my favorites.
by mickmcco
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Home Water
Replies: 11
Views: 4691

Re: Home Water

Jimbo, you dog you!
by mickmcco
Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Home Water
Replies: 11
Views: 4691

Re: Home Water

Thanks, Ron. You know my weaknesses. Turns out I have a three piece version of that rod, made by Rob Hoffhines of Chicago. And I just picked up a couple of custom rods Malcolm Duke (Lyons Rod Co, Bradford protege) built for me (7.5 ft, 2 pc, 2 tip, 5 wt, based on a Bradford/Payne M.101 taper), so my...
by mickmcco
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Home Water
Replies: 11
Views: 4691

Re: Home Water

I'm not familiar with the Leonard taper, but have a Mike Brooks version of the Young Driggs River that is my favorite bamboo rod. He made it with two tips, a 4/5 and a 5/6, so he calls it a 4/5/6. There is a noticeable difference in how the two cast, but my favorite is the 4/5 with a 5 wt line.
by mickmcco
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Peacock bass?
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Re: Peacock bass?

I caught them fishing in the urban canals around Miami last March, along with four other exotic species I'd never caught before. They all fell to my chartreuse and white Foxy Clouser tied with Arctic fox and with pearl diamond braid wrapped around the shank of the hook. The fly was less important th...
by mickmcco
Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: Scud back material?
Replies: 11
Views: 5181

Re: Scud back material?

My favorite scud back material is an old Orvis product called "Shimmer Skin." Not sure they still sell it, but I have great luck with it. It has a mottled texture and iridescence not found in other scud back material.
by mickmcco
Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 46
Views: 25054

Re: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?

I was in our local Cabela's today and was amused to see that grizzly hackle capes, saddles and necks are still not showing up on their tying materials racks. In fact, I'm not sure they've had them during the entire time this store has been open. Glad I have a decent supply at home. They're great for...
by mickmcco
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: Wading guidelines in higher flows
Replies: 18
Views: 11100

Re: Wading guidelines in higher flows

Guidelines for wading in higher flows. Now there's a wishful thinking topic if I ever saw one!
by mickmcco
Tue May 17, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9647

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

I just remember how cold we all were that morning. I was glad I was the one with the camera in my hand and not standing in the water.
by mickmcco
Tue May 17, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9647

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

You missed your chance, Jimbo. A Mike Clark-made "John Gierach taper" bamboo just sold on the Clark's site with an asking price of $2000.

That photo looks familiar, Ron!
by mickmcco
Sat May 14, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 8333

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

Nothing like being scolded on the internet.