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Dreadgerbil

Dreadgerbil

Location : Boise, Idaho
Registration date : 2012-01-05

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Dave_In_Philly wrote:
Dreadgerbil wrote:
I'm a rank amateur but I love to do it. My wife grew up fly-fishing and tying her own flies. She's been teaching me but I have A LONG way to go.

This is me fighting with a tiny wee but very feisty fish back home on the Whitecart river.


You're not wearing a kilt...and sporran...are you?


I am indeed. Very comfortable for fishing in. I even have a sporran with a sheepskin front which is perfect for holding flies.
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WnyPiper

WnyPiper

Age : 35
Location : Western New York
Registration date : 2012-10-24

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A lot of great photo's in this thread. I'll have to make time to upload some of mine.

Been fly fishing for about 10 years now. Got the kid into it, he's 11 now probably started him at it a couple of years ago I'd guess. him and I take a lot of trips up to the Alleghany Mountains for Brook Trout. It's nice because the scenery is unbeatable and the places peaceful and Brookies are by nature easy to catch. Aggressive little things.

I'm going to take him out this year though to hit some of the Steel Run we get out of the Great Lakes. Should be a good time. I'll start him with some yarn flies or nymphs under the indicator but I hope to have him swinging flies by the end of the season.
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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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Bird season doesn't start for another couple of weeks, so if was off to to a local hole for "Kansas Brookies"...

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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 47
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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It might be a cliche, but there really is something special about lighting a pipe on the side of a trout stream when your arm is too tired to keep casting and you legs are burning from wading against the current.

Oh, and not pipe related specifically - but I also love the anticipation of approaching your fishing spot with an untested new fly at the ready and the conditions perfect. (The red head Clouser below proved to be quite popular with the residents of my in-laws Ohio farm pond as it turned out.)

[img]How many fly fishermen in the BoB? - Page 4 Clouse11[/img]
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Registration date : 2011-10-24

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Bluefisher wrote:
It might be a cliche, but there really is something special about lighting a pipe on the side of a trout stream when your arm is too tired to keep casting and you legs are burning from wading against the current.

Oh, and not pipe related specifically - but I also love the anticipation of approaching your fishing spot with an untested new fly at the ready and the conditions perfect. (The red head Clouser below proved to be quite popular with the residents of my in-laws Ohio farm pond as it turned out.)


Pics or it didn't happen. Wink Laughing
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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 47
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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[img]How many fly fishermen in the BoB? - Page 4 Fish10[/img]
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Registration date : 2011-10-24

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Bluefisher wrote:
[img]How many fly fishermen in the BoB? - Page 4 Fish10[/img]

Laughing You have been exonerated my good man. cheers
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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 47
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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Here's the Clouser in action!

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Simple Man

Simple Man

Registration date : 2011-10-24

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Bluefisher wrote:
Here's the Clouser in action!


Very nice! Very Happy
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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 47
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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Thanks! I love all sorts of fishing, including Steelheading in torrential downpours with little luck, but there's something about crazy, pressure-free farm pond largemouth.
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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I think this applies to me...

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I'm also the past owner of the Classic Fly Rod Forum and author of The Cracker Barrel
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blr1911

blr1911

Location : Dayton, OH
Registration date : 2013-02-03

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I am so jealous of you right now.

Look at all that bamboo!!!!

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KevinM



Age : 77
Location : Connecticut
Registration date : 2012-02-26

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The next time you cringe at the thought of $300 for a pipe, consider the cost of a bamboo fly rod or a fine double shotgun. Granted, I'm a value consumer (we're frugal, not cheap. Our motto is: Make it last), but sometimes you have to pay a little extra to get something you really want. No tedious explanations required.
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docwatson

docwatson

Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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Incredible selection of cane rods. I hope they all came with an extra tip. I usually need at least three tips for every cane rod, as my casting technique needs to be tweaked.
Thanks for sharing the photo. Not sure if you know Les Young from the NY Club, he's a cane rod aficionado as well and a wonderful gentleman.
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fishnbanjo

fishnbanjo

Age : 70
Location : southern me
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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I don't believe Les and I have personally met but I may be mistaken, he does post on the forum I used to own, The Classic Fly Rod Forum. Since you live in MA and come to ME you have to go quite close to where I live just before the toll booth in ME. Give me a holler if you are going to head up and I'd be pleased to give you some casting tweaking! Wink Most of my rods have 2 tips...........
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docwatson

docwatson

Location : Central Massachusetts and midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2008-03-21

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Thanks for the invite for casting instruction, I can surely use them!!
As for Maine, I usually travel back and forth from Wiscasset very frequently. Although the next week will be spent hunting in Virginia.
We'll have to hook up in the near future for sure.
Andy
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morningsmoke



Age : 62
Location : almond,wisconsin
Registration date : 2013-04-03

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I really enjoy fly rodding and it's basically all I fish with outside of muskie plugging. Lately I've smallie fished on the Menominee,brookies and browns in the UP, float the Bois Brule in June, Hex fly fish locally, and bluegill fish with a duck skiff. Use cane if my rods fit the fish (5 wt) or graphite for toothy critters. My pipes are my constant companions for enjoyment and to keep the mosquitos at bay. Used to enjoy a big honduran cigar till I burned through a $60 fly line fighting a bull bluegill. Expensive fish. My dream is to fish the babine but my account says forget it.
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Mikem

Age : 64
Location : Glendale, Arizona
Registration date : 2007-12-14

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This hasn't been my day. Every year around the 1st of May I go on my annual Turkey and Fly Fishing trip. I usually go out for a week to ten days. I decided to start getting my 5' by 10' utility trailer that I converted into a camp trailer ready. I decided to put another coat of water proofing on the canvas and repack the wheel bearings. When I start working on it I start hearing kittens crying. What do I find......not one but two different litters. Four of them don't even have there eyes open, the other two can't walk yet. Made a nice box up for them and put them in the bed of an old pickup on the side of the house. Had a tarp over it so they could hide. An hour later they are back in the trailer. Will move them again tomorrow. If the come back again I guess they are going to end up as coyote bait. This is what I get for letting the wife feed a couple of stray abandoned cats that people left when they moved away, another couple days of work cleaning up the mess. Come May 3rd I head fro the south rim of the Grand Canyon to fish, cats be damned.
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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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Easter Sunday bass, first fish of the season...

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Toirtis

Toirtis

Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2013-10-02

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I seem a bit late to this party, but here I am. I have fished all my life, but discovered fly-angling in the early eighties, and been fly-fishing and fly-tying for almost 34 years now.
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Bluefisher

Bluefisher

Age : 47
Location : Seattle, WA
Registration date : 2012-11-02

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yeap, here! I'm also not against throwing hardware.
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GeoffC

GeoffC

Age : 53
Location : USA
Registration date : 2011-10-23

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Use fly fish as a teenager. Bass fish all the time when I was college. Then I worked . . . and worked. My brother-in-law is getting back to fishing. We are camping out on the Outer Banks for a week surf fishing for Drum. Did it last year and had a great time.

Like to get back to bass fishing but I need to blow a weekend and find a good fishing hole in the area.
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 54
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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Toirtis wrote:
I seem a bit late to this party, but here I am. I have fished all my life, but discovered fly-angling in the early eighties, and been fly-fishing and fly-tying for almost 34 years now.
Toirtis have you ever fished the Bow. A buddy of mine has been trying to get me to do a Bow River trip all summer but are work & time scheduals just havn't worked out. I did get out a 1/2 dozen times on the James River & Lower Stoney west of Sundre while working in the area.




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Toirtis

Toirtis

Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Registration date : 2013-10-02

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Hawker wrote:
Toirtis wrote:
I seem a bit late to this party, but here I am. I have fished all my life, but discovered fly-angling in the early eighties, and been fly-fishing and fly-tying for almost 34 years now.
Toirtis have you ever fished the Bow. A buddy of mine has been trying to get me to do a Bow River trip all summer but are work & time scheduals just havn't worked out. I did get out a 1/2 dozen times on the James River & Lower Stoney west of Sundre while working in the area.
Living a 3 minute drive from it, the Bow is my default stream, and has been for the 26 years that I have lived in Calgary.....when I do not have time to hit some still water or the Livingston, Highwood, Willow, etc, the Bow is where I go, and some days, I just like to spend a few hours on the Bow. I did not fish it as much this year, as the flooding had it mostly unfishable for about 2-3 weeks, but it has recovered well, and will continue to do so. As long as it has sections free of ice, and the air temp is over -5, you I will be fishing it through the winter, too.

You will not be disappointed fishing the Bow....lots of great fishing on it, and the spots are better and the fish bigger from the Calf-Robe bridge down to the Carseland weir (great fishing south of the weir, but that area is closed until next spring now). Now that the temps are cooler, we are into the heavy nymphing season, and there are some huge fish just hanging out in the deeper holes.
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 54
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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Toirtis wrote:
Hawker wrote:
Toirtis wrote:
I seem a bit late to this party, but here I am. I have fished all my life, but discovered fly-angling in the early eighties, and been fly-fishing and fly-tying for almost 34 years now.
Toirtis have you ever fished the Bow. A buddy of mine has been trying to get me to do a Bow River trip all summer but are work & time scheduals just havn't worked out. I did get out a 1/2 dozen times on the James River & Lower Stoney west of Sundre while working in the area.
Living a 3 minute drive from it, the Bow is my default stream, and has been for the 26 years that I have lived in Calgary.....when I do not have time to hit some still water or the Livingston, Highwood, Willow, etc, the Bow is where I go, and some days, I just like to spend a few hours on the Bow. I did not fish it as much this year, as the flooding had it mostly unfishable for about 2-3 weeks, but it has recovered well, and will continue to do so. As long as it has sections free of ice, and the air temp is over -5, you I will be fishing it through the winter, too.

You will not be disappointed fishing the Bow....lots of great fishing on it, and the spots are better and the fish bigger from the Calf-Robe bridge down to the Carseland weir (great fishing south of the weir, but that area is closed until next spring now). Now that the temps are cooler, we are into the heavy nymphing season, and there are some huge fish just hanging out in the deeper holes.
Good to know thanks for the tips. Hopefully next year we can make it happen.
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