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Sink rates are generally determined by the body of water you are fishing. An intermediate sink rate would give you the slowest sink rate and would be appropriate for slow moving, less deep water. A type 3 sink tip would be appropriate for a little faster sink rate (3-4 inches per second) and if the water is moving faster. For throwing streamers in a lake you may want to go with a type 6 sink rate which will sink at a faster rate.

Thanks for the report. Glad the trip went well.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:56:18 PM »
LHR, ready to take a horseback ride there now?

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:12:53 PM »
Yes Deep Creek Flyfishers, I figured a 5wt would be a good start.

I`ve heard of Temple Fork, and Reddington and I know BPS has their own brand, what about Okuma ? I have some of their conventional equipment and like It.

BPS has TFO (Temple Fork Outfitters), Redington, White River (House Brand), and Orvis starter kits in 9'5Wt and some in 8.6' 5Wt. If you want to get better quality you can also choose your own rod and reel w/backing & Fly line. Both Weight Forward Floating and Double Taper line in 5Wt is available. There are a couple of Okuma reels available too, but many many more choices.


Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 26, 2017, 03:28:26 PM »
I assume you joined Deep Creek. I know a few of the members. I would recommend A 9' 5 Wt. It's a good middle of the road size for both creek and lake use.

Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Re: I went south, part 1
« on: November 30, 2016, 05:27:16 PM »
LHR - WOW!! Your trip looks fantastic. Great Pictures...looking forward to more. Looks like Nat Geo does it 1st class. England, Scotland, Mexico, Guatamala...any more travels planned before the end of the year?? Glad you appear to have had a great time. :clap:

Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Re: Great Britain Trip
« on: September 20, 2016, 10:17:30 AM »
I visited Stonehenge as a kid in the 1970's.  Back then, you could walk around the stones, touch them, sit on them.  Looks like they stopped people from doing that, since it looks like all grass grown in around them now.  Used to be decomposed granite around them.   Thanks for sharing.


Yes, there is only a path around them now. They recently built a visitor center about 1/2 mile away. That's where you park and get bussed in. Actually, I think it is nicer that way. You can actually get pictures of Stonehenge without too many people in the way.

Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Re: Great Britain Trip
« on: September 19, 2016, 05:15:53 PM »
How was the food?I've heard mixed reports from others. Probably no taco shops?

The food was great!! From pasties, to meat pies, fish & chips, full English Breakfast, and even surprisingly enjoyed Haggis in Scotland. The one thing that surprised me was that you can't get iced tea almost anywhere. If you ask for it they look at you like you are crazy!! However, that was easily remedied by just getting a "pint"! And actually, we did have Mexican food one night for dinner in Edinburgh. It wasn't half bad.

Trip Reports from Elsewhere / Great Britain Trip
« on: September 18, 2016, 10:58:59 PM »
My wife and I took a trip for 14 days at the end of July thru August this year to Great Britain. We met my son who flew in from Japan (where he is in his 3rd year of teaching English in the JET program) to travel with us. We visited many sites in England and Scotland. Here are just a few pictures:

I have always wanted to visit Stonehenge.

Of course I couldn't resist going into the Orvis Fly Shop located in Bath.

Edinburgh Castle overlooking the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. Simply fantastic. We took a tour of the castle.

Looking down at Edinburgh from the castle. The body of water is the 'Firth of Forth'.

Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands. We also visited Loch Ness (Nessie sends her best). Unfortunately I didn't get to do any fishing!

Kensington Palace and gardens in London (we also took a tour inside the palace).

Trafalgar Square in London.

On the grounds of Christchurch college in Oxford, England.

The actual student dining hall at Christchurch college. You may recognize the dining hall from one of the Harry Potter movies which was filmed here.

Blenheim Palace, outside of Oxford, where Winston Churchill was born and raised.

Of course we visited all the other standard tourist destinations in London - Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace (Wow, what a tour!), Victoria & Albert Museum, Hyde Park, Harrod's, the Churchill War Rooms, The British Museum and the Portobello Market. Even made in to Greenwich, England on a boat trip up the Thames River. It was our first trip to Great Britain and we thoroughly enjoyed it, but especially getting to spend time with our son who we hadn't seen in person for three years!

Anything Goes / Re: computer guru in san digo
« on: September 14, 2016, 07:26:40 AM »
I bought a Lenovo last year. Have not had any problems with it. It's a large laptop I can use around the house. Decided to not be tied down to one spot with a desktop. Bought it online through Costco. Costco extends computer warranties for a second year at no charge.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: 2016 club event
« on: July 12, 2016, 08:11:31 AM »
Sure missed being there to see everyone. See you next time. Thanks for the pictures!

Strictly Media / Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« on: June 17, 2016, 10:03:03 AM »
What's that white stuff on the ground?

Strictly Media / Re: video from last week
« on: June 13, 2016, 10:43:09 PM »
Thanks for sharing!

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: BIG McGee creek trout
« on: May 23, 2016, 10:12:10 AM »
Nice trip report and fantastic pictures!

Anything Goes / Re: no more pie....
« on: May 20, 2016, 11:31:39 AM »
It certainly kept the bears away!

Anything Goes / Re: no more pie....
« on: May 20, 2016, 09:10:24 AM »
I must admit the chili is excellent! I actually had the chili instead of the pie last time I was up there.

johnjcampnfish, I think an EHC size 16 or 18 would be good.

Anything Goes / Re: Happy 3.14.16
« on: March 14, 2016, 03:53:28 PM »
That means that one slice of Sue's PI would be 0.523598775598 today. I guess she could round it off to 52 cents. :pie2:

An Elk Hair Caddis might be a great potential meal for these guys. :fishing3:

...and it looks like more is on the way next week!! :clap:

I remember seeing Huell Houser do a show on Yosemite and the firefall on his "California's Gold" show. I was able to locate it on the web,
here is a link (broken  into 4 segments) if you are interested:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:;topic=1147.0;last_msg=12202

Part 4:

Very interesting!!

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Agnew Meadows to Yosemite Valley Aug 2015
« on: February 16, 2016, 10:22:47 PM »
Congratulations on completion of your trek. EXCELLENT pictures, Gary.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: the fall bodie heritage tour
« on: January 26, 2016, 07:03:39 AM »
What a great opportunity to actually go inside! Pictures are fantastic.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Last minute trip to the Eastern Slope
« on: October 26, 2015, 11:12:21 AM »
Sounds like a good time was had by all, Paul. Look forward to your pics.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: All about pie
« on: October 09, 2015, 10:07:06 AM »
I can almost taste one of Sue's pies right now. (and have you tried a bowl of the Chili?? Yummy!.) Thanks for the link fishdad! Looks like a special road trip to visit some of the other pie destinations is in order.

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