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About Saltybum

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  • Birthday 04/25/1954

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    East central Florida Merritt Island
  1. You can find similar material shirts for a lot less w/o "SIMMS" on it.
  2. Poop you've never read or watched "Old man and the sea"? Not fly fishing, but reading the book put me right in the boat.
  3. Yes, biodiversity. Everything was alive and blooming just adding more to the beauty up there. Got to go back again and fish more. Wife got Asheville down town for two days then a third at Builtmore. Next trip it swings more my way. AND be a lot less costly.
  4. Just got back from my trip to NC. Started by visiting my brother in Raleigh area. He took me to the Harris Res. for top water bass. He's throwing his rubber frog and I'm using my 9wt to throw my deer hair mouse I tied about a year ago (changed the tail to rabbit first). Besides he tells me there's some jumbo large mouths in this lake. Big bait...big fish. Pow! Fish on. Not big but my first on the mouse and this rod I built. ????? Crappie? Yepper. Musta bin reel hungry. Did cat a large mouth but small. From there we went on to the west and the mountains where the rains came and came and turned most waters unfishable. Right before the rains I got one afternoon on the Mills river with a 16 year old friend. He hooked a nice trout on a dry right in front of him. It got off but now he's hooked on small mtn. streams away from everything. I did find a mtn. lake later that produced a few browns on a green wooly bugger.for dinner. The rains and high water did make the waterfalls dynamic however. All in all had a good time. Yes I hit a few pubs/breweries in Asheville too.
  5. Flats is growing up in the anything goes society and pretty soon "porn" will be removed from the dictionary.
  6. Your wife was 37 but you said she was 73? Something like that?
  7. Fished Mills river Monday and caught a couple trout then the rains hit. Been in Franklin since Wednesday and watch the Cullasaja turn into the CullaRagea. Wild and muddy. Still raining but found Cliffside lake and caught a few browns for dinner on a green woolly bugger. More rain coming but enjoying the mountains anyway
  8. Dick Catino, Satellite Beach? A long while back he even had some custom fly reels made too. VERY rare to find one of those and they look quite similar to the Billy Pate reels. A good friend of mine Troy Perez introduced me to him back in the 80's and he has a Catino reel as well.
  9. Anna Maria had a load of snook on the beach but hard to get hits. This one was barely off the sand and almost invisible. So close I didn't cast...just flipped it to it.
  10. Kanekalon and other wig materials. Waaaaay less expensive. May not have as many colors or the flash but ready to tie one.
  11. I've got a postal scale I use a lot for all kinds of things but think a gram scale would be handy as well. Constantly reading about fly lines being 250, 275, 300 etc. and working better with brand X _ wt. rod. Almost all my lines except a Teeny don't list actual gram weight. Plus then I can actually weigh all my ( wifes ) gold and know how much/little there really is.
  12. Here ya go Mike. The motley bunch. Never having tied anything smaller than a 6 it was quite the challenge for these old arthritic digits to work a few smaller things for my mid May NC trip. The rainbow fry streamers are all PB with a bit of marker for hair spots. The bottom left is peacock hurl wrapped around four glass beads, the #10. Only have a poor bit of biots and pc hurl to work with. Top right jumbo stonefly is all s rubber silly legs palmer and legs with a biot tail. #6 jig hook. Bigger than the other 6 streamers. I do have plenty of store bought etc. real flies from years back (nymphs and dries ) vacations to bail me out in case...... I do admire those whom tie on tiny hooks. My usual is #4-2/0 for the salt.
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