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7/27/06 1:02 PM
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Gemini2281
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Just curious if anyone here is into fly fishing?
7/27/06 8:09 PM
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JackFunk
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Yes, been doing it just a little over a decade.
7/28/06 9:31 AM
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Nice. Where are you from and what rivers or lakes do you fish? I'm in North Central Arkansas and I mainly fish the Little Red River, White River, and Norfork River.
7/28/06 2:56 PM
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JackFunk
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I live in Vancouver BC. I learned to fly fish around the Whistler area when i lived there in the 90's. Now I am in the city again i hit some of the local rivers and lakes in the lowermainland of the province here. fishbc.com is a site dealing with my local waters. I am also in the process of moving up from bellytube to small pram for stillwaters. I might build one or just buck and buy one, 8' maybe..
8/3/06 9:25 PM
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Started in '85. From New Orleans; fish the entire Mississippi delta from Grand Isle (pretty good surf-fishing certain times of the year) in the west, to the huge expanse of marsh east of Lake Borgne. Check that. I haven't been to many of those places since Katrina. Some of those places are really hard to access now. Habitats range from salt marsh, to freshwater marsh and swamp, to pretty little wadeable rivers that run through pine and hardwood forests just north of Lake Ponchartrain. No freshwater trout in those, but plenty of largemouth, some Kentucky bass, and tons of sunfish. If you gear down to a 4-weight rod, you can have a ball, and rarely see another soul. I fished the White River about 20 years ago. Some nice browns in that river, IIRC.
8/13/06 1:02 AM
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jackfunk im in vancouver also,floatubes are nice, i bought a pontoon last ,awsome little boat what local lakes do you go to?
8/13/06 3:35 AM
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JackFunk
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well lately I have actually been doing more float fishing when I have been going out lately, hitting the Capilano and Vedder rivers in search of salmon at this time of year. Tomorrow might head off to the mouth of the cap and try for some Coho's. Tonight I went out for some ocean fishing from shore, just one med sized sculpin. I do really like to flyfish on the interior lakes, I just don't find the lower mainland trout to be big enough to hold interest for very long. Here is couple of forums for fishing in bc that I post/lurk at. http://forum.fishbc.com/ www.fishingwithrod.com forum section
8/24/06 11:33 AM
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I fly fish. I live in the denver area fish much of the northwestern part of the state.
9/1/06 8:06 AM
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I fly fish a couple of times a summer with my dad for atlantic salmon. He's a fanatic about it (goes every chance he can and take two weeks vaction every summer to visit a couple different rivers), me not so much. I'm not even very good at casting eventhough I "started" 4 or 5 years ago. For me its more a chance to spend some time with dad and spend a relaxing day on the river. Catching something is just a bonus.
9/1/06 9:15 PM
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DaNewf, I heard someone sort of jokingly describe flyfishing for AS as "10,000 casts for one strike". Is it that hit-and-miss? And do people still use those crazy salmon flies with the double hooks and exotic feathers?
9/3/06 1:35 PM
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Yep started a month ago or so in Athens, Georgia and now living near the mountains just outside of Tokyo. Caught some bream and bass in Athens have yet to catch anything in Japan.
9/18/06 11:59 AM
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Mullet @ Heart
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I started last year. I still really suck at it, but I have a good time. I've fished the North Platte in Wyoming. Other than that, I almost exclusively fish the Provo River, in Utah.
10/11/06 4:53 PM
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Pennsylvania fly fisher here....
10/12/06 10:33 AM
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I have, but I`m not exactly a fly fisherman. Fished the same places as you. Below the beaver damn on the White. I learned at Roaring River in MO.
10/12/06 11:44 AM
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NED if you can holdout, there is a flyfishing show in Somerset NJ every year right around the super bowl, that's where i got my elkhorn combo what part of NJ you from?
10/12/06 11:53 AM
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tippetsnapper, How long ago did you get your combo deal?
10/12/06 11:54 AM
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This is the show.....worth a drive for you....you'll be able to get anything you would ever need. http://www.flyfishingshow.com/
10/12/06 11:56 AM
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about 4 or 5 years, i have an 8 and a half foot four weight. Actually my reel is kinda shaky, but I'm mostly using it for small freestone streams and am always just stripping them in.
10/12/06 12:15 PM
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Mullet @ Heart
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Things may have changed. A dude named Brian bought Elkhorn and drastically increased the amount of the combo deal. Raised it up to something like $250. Which is still, in my opinion, a steal. The reel is worth that much. However, I think I saw $179 on their sign at last year's (Denver) fly fishing show. I think they realized people won't pay that because they don't know Elkhorn, and lowered it a bit. Brian sold me my first spare spool for $25. Now his show price is something like $69. It's what they should have been charging all along, but it still hurts.
10/12/06 12:21 PM
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Have you tried their larger weight rods??? I am looking into an 8 or 9 weight for smallies. I don't want to skimp and be disappointed....that could lead to long days with short casts. Ever thrown one of the TFO rods?
10/12/06 12:35 PM
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I would recommend any of the new TFO rods. Since Lefty came in and shook things up the quality of their rods has risen to an entirely new level. And that Finesse series rod is just badass.
10/12/06 2:27 PM
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Mullet @ Heart
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Smallies? There are two types of fish in this world: Trout and trash fish. I choose to fish for trout, which don't require anything higher than a 6 wt. :^( I really like TFO rods. When I bought my Sage FLi, I went to Cabela's and cast like 6-8 different rods. Some more expensive than my FLi, some less. That blue TFO was my second favorite. I'm actually supposed to be getting a free TFO from a rep. I'm transfering his old FF videos from VHS to DVD for him.
10/12/06 2:36 PM
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Mullet, if you think trout don't require anything higher than a 6wt. then you've obviously never fished the White River. I had a brown snap my 5wt. 2 years ago with ease. I doubt a 6wt. would have faired much better. But for the most part you're right. Other than that one day i've never had any trouble with a fish on my 4, 5, or 6wt rods. And yes, TFO rods are awesome. However, my favorite rod thus far was my St. Croix Avid. I've never seen a 9' rod, regardless of price, that would mend that effortlessly.
10/12/06 2:38 PM
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Mullet @ Heart
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Sounds like a big-ass trout. I've had 22-inchers on my 6 wt with with 5x tippet. What were you fishing for, lake trout?
10/12/06 3:29 PM
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I am also a die hard trout guy, but fighting bronzebacks should not be downplayed...pound for pound they are the best fighting freshwater fish.

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