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About danflytr

  • Rank
    Way too many!
  • Birthday 12/19/1953


  • About Me:
    recreational fisherman and hobbyist.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fly tying and gold prospecting
  • What I do for a living:
    cashier and hardware

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    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  1. Yes but the dust settles everywhere as you may know. An example of that just look at your vehicle("car, truck...etc.) the dash board in a few days even with the windows up and you will find dust! Now with the roll top desk you will still find dust but not as much. The dust is constant and yes after trimming a fly or in my case flies("I normally tie a half a dozen at a time")
  2. Yes if you can get a roll top for a couple of hundred $$$'s go for it. The reason I say this is because dust. A roll top will help a little to keep the dust off of your thread and other tying materials! I was storing mine in the garage and since I am now using the spare room. If I am tying epoxy flies then I still coat them in the garage because of the smell
  3. In the west Squid flies have been known to catch Leopard Shark! I tried it at South Shore Beach in Alameda, Ca. with no success. But I was wading using a 12 wt. The fly I was using was a articulated anchovy about 8" long. I did see some about 30 feet from me but I think that the fly was too long. I could of chummed but didn't. I did tie some squid flies but didn't use them the one time I tried fly fishing for sharks
  4. Yes to strip down a Fenwick would take some doing because of the epoxy and getting it just right(acetone) you have to be extra careful because you can damage the blank. You might want to contact someone in the Rod Builders forum that is local. My buddy David builds rods but his waiting list put the completed rod out past 1 year and he is in San Leandro. Even at that to strip down the rod I don't know if he would be willing to do that Good luck
  5. OK it is this simple for me to say. Spend the time working the tides and even Luck becomes experience In other word to find out what is going on is to spend the time fishing
  6. I am glad I read this because I was getting ready to buy another boat just to rock fish! I been eyeing a 22' Whaler "Outrage" down here. I was going to haul it up north and leave it at my sister's house for storage I remember out of Princeton just before I moved they where still getting 40 lb; Lingcod with 10 lb. snappers in their mouths. Also up north Bodego Bay in winter Cordell Banks was pulling in 100 lb. sacks per trip with a mixture of Rock Fish. Wow in less than 25 years it all gets screwed up What a shame but good for me being I seen this post! Saved me $$$$
  7. Oh Yes my step mother("bless her soul") would call my name out loud to come and empty the garbage
  8. On New Years I use to be invited to my next door neighbors bar("Man Cave and across the street") Gene's house to roll some dice and drink shots I use to crawl home hands and knees. Do you think I would learn my lesson? Well after 3 years straight of doing it I finally did
  9. This is hilarious
  10. You get better stripers in O'Neil forebay and San Luis Reservoir just saying
  11. Practice catch and release That is what I use to do when I lived in the bay area! What I got out of fishing was making my own lures
  12. Nice
  13. I tie flies drunk and some nights I can't even see the vice *
  14. One thing good down here is the time stays the same("It gets very hot but still") the time stays the same
  15. Solid Core would be what I would recommend