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Fly Fishing BS thread

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by TNDrew, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Mar 17, 2024 at 11:51 AM
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    Marty65

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    Can’t beat local intel !
     
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  2. Mar 17, 2024 at 12:00 PM
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    I do this after every trip with my spinning rods. I use mono on them and line twist gets pretty bad by the end of the day. So I put a bearing swivel on one end and walk out 150% of my normal casting distance and pull, I reel in under slight tension and the bearing swivel pulls all that twist out.
    Ill have to give it a try on my fly rod before spending the money on new line. But I'll have to wait, its currently 36 degrees out :(
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2024 at 12:07 PM
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    And I would suggest practicing a couple knots instead of the snaps you mentioned earlier. I use the improved clinch knot, the double surgeon and occasionally a blood knot but not often.
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2024 at 6:02 PM
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    Old timers would take an out of season reel, strip the line off and hang line in large loops over a big wooden dowel. Stretching the line helps with coils too. You can do it yourself or by fighting big fish or trying to free a fly from a snag.
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2024 at 6:16 PM
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    5nahalf

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    I feel this will be a good chunk of my first outing..
     
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  6. Mar 23, 2024 at 7:50 AM
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    Participated in my first fly swap. Got some hand tied leaders with it too. Pretty cool experience.
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  7. Mar 26, 2024 at 3:34 PM
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  8. Apr 1, 2024 at 9:04 PM
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    Throwing some flies on the salt river tomorrow morning.
     
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  9. Apr 1, 2024 at 9:15 PM
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    38 days till ditch pickle season starts
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  10. Apr 5, 2024 at 5:35 PM
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    Successful day in Payson, AZ on the East Verde River.
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  11. Apr 9, 2024 at 4:42 AM
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    This past Saturday's Pa. trout season opener turned out to be a total bust....With all the early to mid-week rain, ALL the creeks I passed on my way to camp on Thursday were totally blown out!!! They were chocolate brown, had white water and were way over their banks (one stretch was at least 10 times as wide as normal for this time of year). Called my son from camp and told him to reschedule his vacation days due to weather (was cold, rainy, and snowy) and water conditions. On my way home Monday, the streams were more fishable, but were most of the trout washed out downstream?? Anyway, during one 100 yard stretch of road paralleling Big Sandy Creek, I saw 3 mature bald eagles perched above the water looking for trout too!!!!
     
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  12. Apr 9, 2024 at 5:05 AM
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    Yea our season started last week, water running very hard, to swift for my knees,lol. Im patieant, 3,4 weeks will be perfect
     
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  13. Apr 9, 2024 at 9:27 AM
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    So when the fishing isnt the best lol i just keep tying flies , the addictive obsession i suppose lol, love tying
    Cheers,David
     
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  14. Apr 9, 2024 at 9:36 PM
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    Man you guys are lucky to have water. Our snow pack is looking pitiful and will likely bring a pile of closures again this year.
     
  15. Apr 28, 2024 at 12:03 PM
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    Murphy’s law is still in effect. This is what happens when you drop your tying scissors on your hardwood floor.

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  16. Apr 28, 2024 at 1:01 PM
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    Nature of the beast my friend, it happens and sucks, i always keep back ups……….when you tie it happens, i tie 200 flies a week and i always have a back up
     
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  17. Apr 29, 2024 at 11:37 AM
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    Fishing report - traveling just overt the VA line into WV and thought I'd embarrass myself with fly rod. South Branch of Potomac was deep enough and had decent action, but the South Fork of the South Branch was pretty low. Found some rocky spots with pools but most wasn't worth it.

    First time using Korkers and the rocks shredded the back of the boots, didn't notice until afterwards and now can't change out cleats unless using a bunch of duct tape. Totally pissed.

    On a positive note - ran into Mossy Creek in Harrisonburg VA. They kindly gave me some local recs which I will check out next time. A great fly shop and they have tours as well.

    https://mossycreekflyfishing.com/pages/meet-the-team
     
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  18. Apr 29, 2024 at 11:39 AM
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    I know it’s been discussed here before. Where are people buying flies if they don’t have the time to tie or need a fly they can’t tie. We have one “local” shop that I know ties but it’s a bit over 1 hour each way and it’s not in my travel route typically.
     
  19. Apr 29, 2024 at 11:44 AM
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  20. May 2, 2024 at 1:06 PM
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    Finally got some info on the fly trip that I am taking this coming weekend. We are fishing the Lester River right in Duluth off lake Superior. We are going for steelhead, so larger than the trout I am used to catching at the local stocker lake.
    I will have to grab a new license saturday when I gas up to drive north.
     

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