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  • in reply to: Trip Report: England #89260
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    That’s a seriously cool trip Zach – some of the most famous and historic trout water in the world, and those browns are stunners. Look forward to seeing the write-up in the Drake.

    in reply to: UV Resin question #89193
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    I use Loon and have been very satisfied. They have a Thick and a Thin formula – I’ve found the Thin more useful, and I expect you’ll find the same for your midge and nymph tying.

    A quality UV light cures the resin much better than a cheap one. Also, contrary to what some of the companies market, all of the UV resins (that I’ve tried anyway) end up being slightly tacky after curing. A thin coat of clear nail polish over the top of the resin gives a nice tack-free finish.

    in reply to: Lost and Found Gets Brother-in-law in hotwater #88953
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    That’s a great story Mike. Good on you for tracking down the owner. I dare say you’ve just topped up your bank of good fishing karma.

    in reply to: Flat Creek (Jackson Hole) #88942
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    As the others have said, Flat Creek is worth a day, particularly if you’ve never fished it before. The technical sight and stalk fishing there is super fun, but also don’t be afraid to tie on a big streamer and rip it past some of the undercut banks…

    in reply to: The "Mid" – Rollin' With Renegades #88762
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Outstanding images Jay. I always enjoy seeing your work. Some great shots and excellent fish in this spread – the fun of the trip really shows through in your images. The “Mid” is on my bucket list, and this definitely makes me want to venture there sooner rather than later. Strong work, as always!

    in reply to: Got Him! #87991
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Wow! Hell of a fish, Travis. Nice work.

    in reply to: Check Out the Jason Jagger Podcast on Iceland #87958
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Nice interview. I worked with Jason for a couple summers in Colorado years ago – he’s a great dude and ace photographer too. The Midfjardara sounds amazing.

    Does anyone have experience using hitched tubes on trout? I have a couple local trout rivers that I’d like to try them on.

    in reply to: SUP recommendation #87943
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    This recent article by Dave Karczynski, from Midcurrent, may interest you.

    http://midcurrent.com/gear/how-to-choose-a-watercraft-sup-edition/

    in reply to: Pine Squirrel Woolly Buggers #87891
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Great fish Mike. I received a fly similar to the one you showed above in a fly swap years ago (through this forum actually, I think). I still haven’t given it a proper swim, but will have to make a point of doing so now.

    in reply to: Yellowstone trip – first timer #87860
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Great stuff Mike. I’m glad you had a good trip – Yellowstone is an amazing place, and it sounds like you made the most of your time out there.

    in reply to: Southern Striper Tour #87832
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Looks like you’re having a hell of a summer Travis. Great stuff!

    in reply to: June Trip #87799
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Outstanding, as usual, Travis. You have those southern musky dialed in. Impressive work.

    in reply to: The Itinerant Angler Biggest Fish Contest #87764
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Got a good brown last weekend that made for a great battle in small water on the 5wt. Photo by Kiyoshi Nakagawa.

    in reply to: The Alaska Chronicles #87737
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    I read it a couple years ago, and loved it. It’s probably about time for me to re-read it. I actually enjoyed the slightly ‘unpolished’ style of the book that you mentioned because it seemed to add to the rawness and authenticity of the stories. I’m not sure if that was Nolte’s intention (he is obviously an outstanding writer), but regardless, it worked for me.

    in reply to: Eucumbene River – Australia #87717
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Looks like a great trip Chris. That rivers seems to get some absolutely stunning browns running through it.

    in reply to: Chest Wader Recommendations? #87669
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Simms offer a lifetime warranty for workmanship and material failure, a 30-day “across the counter” exchange for any leaks, and a free repair within the first year. More here: http://www.simmsfishing.com/cs-guarantee. Simms has a great reputation for their quality of customer service, and I can vouch for that excellence first-hand. The reality is that any wader will eventually leak. If you smash through enough blackberry, walk enough miles, jump enough barbed-wire fences, and wear them long enough, your waders will spring leaks. However, like any soft-good, there can be a big difference in the amount of abuse that different brands and models of waders can endure before wearing out. Buying a quality-built wader will help to prolong the initial leak-free period, after which aqua-seal or manufacturer repair can further prolong their life.

    Good luck with your search for your ideal wader, Mike. There are definitely plenty of good options available from a range of manufacturers.

    in reply to: Chest Wader Recommendations? #87662
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Simms are by far the best and most durable waders made, in my opinion. I have a pair of G3’s that I have beat the shit out of all over the Western US, Michigan, and 4+ years in New Zealand, and they are still going strong. If I were you, I would strongly consider stepping up to the Headwaters model, which features Gore-tex instead of Toray. http://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/waders/headwaters-stockingfoot.html

    Alternatively, you may be able to pick up a closeout pair of last year’s waders. I would particularly look for their “Guide” model, which was basically a stripped-down pair of their G3’s without the pockets and extra features. It’s a great wader, and it should be close to your price range on closeout sales. Call around to some fly shops and see if they still have any in stock and are willing to do a deal for you, or at last resort you can hit ebay:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Simms-Guide-Stockingfoot-Waders-NEW-in-Box-Closeout-Size-XL-/321417354053?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ad5f79b45

    in reply to: Permit Flies #87651
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Do they use the Avalon Fly much where you were in Mexico? That seems to be a hot fly for permit in a lot of areas around the Caribbean and Australia too. I tied a batch up for a bonefish trip last year and it looked great in the water, but I haven’t had a chance to throw it at any permit…yet.

    in reply to: Photo Essay: Grand Slam Lodge, Mexico #87644
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Looks like a very cool trip, and congrats on the permit!

    in reply to: MACRO – Cicada #87640
    Tim AngeliTim Angeli
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    Damn these are awesome Jay! Inspirational work, as always. #3 is particularly cool with the transparent wings splayed out like that and the green ‘veins’ running through them. Great shots.

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