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by mickmcco
Sat May 14, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 8493

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

Nothing like being scolded on the internet.
by mickmcco
Fri May 13, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer
Replies: 15
Views: 8493

Re: Cibolo Creek Help - First Timer

That was my "home waters" when I lived in Boerne (2003-07). Danny has given you good advice. As with most Hill Country streams it fishes best a couple of days after a nice rain. I always had my best luck with a hopper-dropper or popper-dropper rig. Especially fun downstream from the Center are the R...
by mickmcco
Thu May 12, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Just took delivery on a gorgeous rod that I found on the Clark's board. It's a Wright & McGill Granger Victory 8642. It has been carefully and gorgeously refurbished by Scott Whitman of Missouri. Had it out in the front yard briefly for some test casting and it is sweet. Can't wait to try it on the ...
by mickmcco
Tue May 10, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Orvis also produces one for their bamboo rods:

http://www.orvis.com/intro.aspx?subject=2875
by mickmcco
Tue May 10, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

I checked with Orvis on my rod. It was built in October of 1973. That makes it a month older than my oldest son, who turned 37.5 two days ago. It was built by Ron White (I assume, NOT the Ron White of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Very nice action rod that I look forward to trying out. Thanks, Ron. ...
by mickmcco
Mon May 09, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Just added another UL bamboo rod to my quiver. It is an Orvis Madison 7ft, 2pc, rated for an IGI (three weight) line. It's a bit windy here to give it a thorough test, but I think I'm going to like it. It's a full flex rod, but is not wimpy, with some decent backbone. And, unlike some full flex rods...
by mickmcco
Sun May 08, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Yes, Jimbo, you always have been a speedy kind of guy, cars and fly rods as examples. I resemble the remark you made earlier. I do have a bunch of light rods, and I have tended to add more bamboo than graphite to my quiver lately. The short, light ones are great for fishing under the tree canopy her...
by mickmcco
Sat May 07, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Rafael:

Yes, UL means ultralight. Here's an interesting forum that focuses on ultralight fly fishing:

http://ultralightflyfishing.yuku.com/
by mickmcco
Sun May 01, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Fished my bamboo rod today
Replies: 29
Views: 9903

Re: Fished my bamboo rod today

Yes, that rod does look familiar....

And I agree, it casts better with a three weight line.

Glad it is getting some use.
by mickmcco
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Dobson Flies
Replies: 8
Views: 3582

Re: Dobson Flies

I fished the Blue River in Oklahoma last winter and was told by Rob and Steve Hollensed (local guide) that it was full of Dobson fly larva. I had good luck with tunghead Guadalupanas in sizes 4 and 8. Dark olive or dark brown would work. There are much more complicated hellgramite flies you can tie,...
by mickmcco
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: bull creek crayfish
Replies: 5
Views: 8002

Re: bull creek crayfish

Gib: This is a great fly and worth learning to tie. I found it works on the creek behind my house here in Dallas. Here is a short tutorial on dubbing loops. http://derekspace.net/dubloop.htm I am rediscovering them this weekend as I make some buggy nymphs and buggers for trout in the Lower Mountain ...
by mickmcco
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Tippet sizes for bass, sunfish, and other non-trout?
Replies: 10
Views: 5070

Re: Tippet sizes for bass, sunfish, and other non-trout?

Depends on the size and weight of your flies, the amount of "structure," and how much stealth is required. I'm typically fishing 3x or heavier with sunfish, on 6-7.5' leaders, and heavier stuff for bass (Ox to 2x). For things like stripers up here on Texoma, it's 12-20 lb test Orvis AR (Abrasion Res...
by mickmcco
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 52
Views: 26202

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

Jimbo:

I have just the clock for you:

http://www.amazon.com/Clocky-Mobile-Ala ... 659&sr=8-2

We got one for our teenager and it really works.
by mickmcco
Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Flies and Tying
Topic: What's In Your Fly Box for Guadalupe River Trout?
Replies: 52
Views: 26202

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

Pay close attention to Jimbo's advice. He spends more hours (and more productive hours) on the river than just about anyone I know. That's especially noteworthy because Jimbo's alarm clock can be set no earlier than about 9 AM. :lol:
by mickmcco
Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Alleged Record Breakage
Replies: 13
Views: 5811

Re: Alleged Record Breakage

Dale:

Good thing you saved him from that shark that I see in the upper right hand portion of the photo.