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“Mossback, ^^^^thank you for the information and details. I've been out of town or else I would have responded sooner. I appreciate your info on the cabin remains. There's another TB'er who might be interested, too. I'll email you off line.^^^^Thanks^^Cliff”
“Mossback – were the remains of the old miner's cabin at the outlet visible when you were there? I was first at this lake as an invading boy scout in 1966, and I don't recall any structures anywhere on the south end of Isabel. I do recall the mineshaft, however. ^^^^Thanks,^^Cliff”August 14, 2004 at 12:59 am in reply to: Another "golden" moment #85116
Beautiful fish, Soop. Thanks.
McPil & Brian – thank you. I will be trying Adobe Photoshop in an effort to play with my photos.
McPil – I don’t have the slightest idea of how to do that. I have no special photo software, just whatever Windows XP utilizes. If you know how to resize/downsize the jpegs I would love to hear about it.
CliffNovember 21, 2003 at 12:01 am in reply to: Okanogan County S/R Donations #84954
“Thanks Brian and Sooperfly. Very nice articles, and very sobering too. ^^Cliff”November 12, 2003 at 10:47 pm in reply to: Avoiding Snags #84915
Originally posted by Brian Curtis
What I call the slip bubble is the one with the clear plastic tube down the middle. The ones with the surgical tube are, as you say, easier because you don’t need leader. I like to go down to 2 lb test, so I go with the slip bubble. Realistically, it probably only makes a difference if you are using really small flys.
CNovember 10, 2003 at 2:30 am in reply to: Avoiding Snags #84913
Sorry I’m coming to this thread rather late, guys. Brian, are you referring to the plastic bubble with the clear pastic tube down the middle, or the model with the surgical tubing running top to bottom? I’ve used the clear plastic slip float in the past with bait and small swivel – the fish takes the bait and runs with it not knowing it’s hooked. But the kind I carry in my high lakes tackle box these days is the one with the surgical tubing. It’s easy to place at various lengths on your leader and is held in place simply by twisting the tube on the line. I’ve had good luck running Berkley 4lb Ultrathin (discontinued now) as my main line and simply using it as the leader, running it through the bubble and on to a Hares Ear or Pheasant Tail, about three feet beyond the bubble.
Fireline: I used this for steelhead fishing a few years ago and it seemed to work well.
“Thats priceless, Ken…..^^Cliff”September 19, 2003 at 3:39 pm in reply to: Salmon Fishing #84896
“Andrew – I fish for salmon/steelhead in the Stilly, Sky, and occasionally the Sauk & Skagit. I'm not a very good steelheader so I tend to target the easier salmonids like pinks and chum. I've never caught a chinook. If you have any specific questions please contact me at email@example.com.^^Take care,^^Cliff”August 19, 2003 at 5:16 pm in reply to: Crater Lakes- Trip Report #84890
“Thanks Andrew, for a great report!^^Cliff”
“Dave, ^^Thanks for your input. Just to let you know, I did find a good pair of Raichle Rotondos about four months after I posted this message. They were perfect – not even broken in yet, but they just wouldn't work. They are almost my size, but just a little too large. Even padding them with extra socks wouldn't help. I even made a couple of trips to Dave Page to see if he could get them to fit better, but he couldn't. Reluctantly, I am in the process of selling them to another TB'er, and I'm back at square one. ^^Thanks,^^Cliff”
“Dave,^^^^left an email with you on Friday morning but haven't heard from you. You're probably out hiking, but if not, contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I'll be stocking later this week.^^^^Cliff”June 18, 2003 at 8:04 pm in reply to: Big Alpine Trout: #84765
Thanks Brownter & Brian C. like you, I do 90-some percent of my fishing with a fly rod, but I like to bring spoons and flatfish on mountain lakes. I’ll try outfitting my hardware with both hooks and see what happens. Welcome to you, too, ltlcleo.
CliffJune 17, 2003 at 4:46 pm in reply to: Big Alpine Trout: #84761
When you use spoons – or any other hardware, do you replace the treble hooks with single siwash hooks? I always end up releasing a lot of fish and the singles make it a heck of a lot easier to do that. I’ve been doing this with my Kastmasters for years, using Gamakatsu (sp?) singles. I haven’t noticed if I lose more fish than if I was using trebles. Ditto with the Flatifsh. Just curious how you do it.