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Could look beautiful, could look like you have a skin condition

Carabiner and an elastic magnetic release clip. The carabiner clips to the magnet and either your wader straps behind you, your pack or just hangs off your pocket/belt/waistband if not wearing waders. When you have a fish, pull and the magnetic release unclips and you can net the fish. Clip back to the magnetic bit once you’re done using the net.

Genuine question. Why elastic?

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2 points · 18 hours ago · edited 18 hours ago

I’m not actually sure it needs to be elastic, it’s just what came with the magnetic release thingy, some black elastic cord that looks a bit like paracord. One benefit is you have less line hanging off you than you would if it was not elasticated - for the same potential reach with the net.

Edit - just to be clear, the elastic cord connects the net to the carabiner, so if you drop it it doesn’t float off down the river.

Take 4 mile up to glacier point, then take panorama trail to Nevada falls (don’t miss panorama point), then mist trail back down to the valley.

Edit - actually, that might not work for your timings, but either 4 mile (inc sentinel dome) or mist trail would be great

Original Poster1 point · 4 days ago

Does the crinkle noise ever go away with Tyvex?

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Scrunch it up and put it in the tumble dryer (on cold) with some shoes. Crinkle gone

1.6k points · 5 days ago

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Gorilla warfare? 🦍

There will be a small green bug (or bugs) in the middle of the foam. Not sure why they produce it. Protection? Attracting the lady bugs?

Is someone bathing with ALL OF THE CAMPSUDS just upstream?

Check out the fiberglass rods at the anglers roost.

I can't for the life of me figure out what you mean by a Z cast. I would say you were using a 2 hander, but then you said you had to use a double haul, so that throws that out of the equation. I would assume you mean you were mending or throwing a bend in the line to get a better drift.

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Original Poster1 point · 13 days ago

It’s just a type of mend - not some clever single handed Spey technique.

Haul - to get the distance, but then as the line is near the end of the cast zig zag your rod tip gently left and right. Your line ends up in a ‘z’, which shortens the cast but works better for mixed currents than a single directional, rod lay-down mend to the left/right. Gives that little bit longer drift, unaffected by the faster stream in front.

Yeh, I know what all of that is. Just never heard it referred to as a Z cast, only with spey.

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Original Poster1 point · 12 days ago

Cool, hopefully it helps someone who doesn’t!

Fisher cat, I’d love to see a photo of your fly box to act as some inspiration next time I’m at the vise. Would you be willing to share one with me?

Check out the interactive map on the USFS website. It breaks out the national forest land into squares in different shades of green, the lightest of which designates that while forestry land, it is privately owned. You can then work out where you are good to camp, and where you can’t.

An exception, you often can’t camp right by a designated campsite, even though it is USFS land. There will be no-camping signs to tell you this.

The map is pretty slow to load and clunky, but it has the info you need. There are likely better apps/sites that have this data but until I find them, www.fs.fed.us/ivm/index.html remains my go-to.

Near mammoth there is also BLM land by the hot springs where you can camp

Check out the tarptent double rainbow. With the carbon pole and the extra head sheet/liner inside it acts like a double walled tent but is v light.

Good length, up/down in seconds, 2 entrances, mini vestibules for your bag.

I have the BDs and really like them. It’s so nice being that light, and there’s no slipping which I have found with some other extendable poles.

I have a few friends who are keen long distance trail runners, they all rock the BDs too

Nice Hopper selection!

Original Poster2 points · 22 days ago

Thxs. That’s my favourite time hopper droppers

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You’ve got a serious number of crystal buggers and some really nice looking stones too.

I had some good success with buggers on a fast flowing river last weekend, just casting them like a soft hackle at 45 downstream, the letting them whip across and then retrieving past the banks.

I can’t wait until hopper season is in full swing

The main lookalike is the jack-o-lantern. That has true gills rather than the primitive ones that chanterelles have. They are also meant to have some glow-in-the-dark properties.

These look pretty chanterelle-y to me

Original Poster1 point · 25 days ago

Yeah I've been trying to strengthen my feet by switching to 0 drop minimal padding shoes. How do you handle rocky terrain?

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Sharp rocky terrain is where they suffer. You have to place your feet more carefully than you would with hikers or trail runners like speedcrosses. Mine have now torn the material either side of the arch from rocks but they are still going.

Depends on where you hike but I’ve found that the stuff that really sucks is things Iike fire-roads made of broken up granite. You don’t end up on terrain like that for very far so never too much of a problem.

Definitely make sure your calves/Achilles and feet are strong enough. Muscles can be conditioned relatively quickly but tendons take a lot longer (and longer to heal if you damage them). Carrying a pack will add to the strain, but ~20lb is a nice weight.

Phalloides has a green olive colour cap

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Original Poster1 point · 25 days ago

Cap was definitely white to cream, not olive. Waiting on imigur upload before I can post more pics. I had read that cap colour can vary significantly from all white to green or even brown.

Gills slightly separated from stem, cream to maybe peach/pink. Again - not greenish so phalloides may not be correct ID

I read that as 7 foot! That would have been a seriously large one.

Nice haul

Looks like a sparkler to me - although lots of different ways of tying them.

Represents a small baitfish - can be really productive.

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