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Old 08-24-2012, 11:50 PM
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Has there ever been a Fishing/Hunting forum on the RS website? I mean, we already have a Bike/Motorcycle Forum...... How about something for those of us that hunt and fish too?

A lot of fishing and hunting involves the use of 4x4 roads to access far away spots, what better way to enjoy stories, fishing reports, hunting dogs, show off pictures and swap ideas with other RS members? I'm posting this in our Members Only section just to pitch the idea. I hope it's something that's considered.

I know there are a lot of forums already associated with our site, so if this idea stinks or it's been tried before with no success, than forgive my ignorance.

Something like this....

Here's a few fish I took this year on the fly rod. Both are back swimming in the waters they were caught from. I practice "catch and release" pretty religiously, but I fully support responsible harvest. Both were taken on an RS-2 that I tie in size 20. That's pretty small for you non-fly fishers. Maybe just a hair bigger than one of these letters.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:29 PM
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that's impressive, Stan, nice fish!

As for the forum I of course adore change, innovation, and improvements. Not sure if this hits all three but I'm willing to see how it goes... if it bombs just merge the threads back to Chat and call it a day. If it's no more popular than ham radio, or photography, so what.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:52 PM
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I thought this would be something a lot of guys were interested in.

"I fished (insert water) and fishing was great. Fish were feeding on (insert bug/lure)"
"We just hunted (insert field) and there were no birds for my dog to even point at"

That type of stuff. All local Colorado knowledge/tips/ideas/spots/resources.

In any case, fall streamer fishing is just about here. My favorite time of year! I'll be fishing the Arkansas very soon and camping around Five Points.. Also, streamer fishing on Spinney Res really gets going too. Anyone?
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Its probably a good idea. I both hunt and fish, but I don't consider myself much of either one, so I probably wouldn't use it much, but I imagine others in here would use it all the time.

However, I'm also a mountain biker, but don't use the bike forum for the same reason, I'm not much of a mountain biker. But that forum gets a ton of use, and I bet this one would to!

Thanks for thinking up new ideas! Cheers!
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I'm all for it but a gun discussion might break out and we don't want that again...
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Did someone say gun?!
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OK experts. What is a good quality/value short rod (7.5 or 8 foot) for fishing smaller streams and creeks? Probably 3 weight.
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OK experts. What is a good quality/value short rod (7.5 or 8 foot) for fishing smaller streams and creeks? Probably 3 weight.
I'm a huge fan of the Sage XP series. They don't make them anymore, but you can sometimes find them on craigslist or on Ebay for around $300-$400. I have a 4, 5 and 6wt. Love them all.

For quality and value, it's hard to beat Elkhorn Fly Rods. They make a 7' 6" 4wt in a 5 piece that's very nice. Plus, they're local. (Loveland) Hard to beat for around $250. http://www.elkhornflyrodandreel.com/product/2EF
I don't own one, but I have fished with one for a day. It's well worth the money.

My all time favorite 3wt rod is a 6'6" Diamondback Diamondglass that I bought almost 10 years ago. They stopped making them, but demand was so high, they started back up again. I think I paid $400 for it back then and I wouldn't sell it for double now. It's the smoothest casting rod I've ever held. I haven't cast the newer model, and of course the owners of the original say the new one isn't as smooth, but that's hard to believe. If you can find an original, it's worth the cost.
http://www.cortlandline.com/products/default.asp?id=581

The St Croix Avid is another nice rod that is worth the price. I learned how to cast on a St Criox and it's also hard to beat at around $250.
http://www.stcroixrods.com/product/avid-fly

Not sure how much fly casting you've done, but The St Croix and the Elkhorn will be the 2 easiest rods to cast. The Diamondglass will be a much slower rod that takes some time to get used to.
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