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About bzt712

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  1. Where I have: Most Lake Ontario and Lake Erie Tributaries (home waters), Catskills, ADK, PA, Florida (Atlantic and Gulf), Vermont. Bucket List: Salmon fishing across Scandinavia, chalk streams in the UK, Iceland, Newfoundland.
  2. If they are flies that are going to be used, another one would be the Red Tag (both wet and dry). Always a solid pattern. Its not from the UK but the Nalle Puh is also a killer pattern.
  3. lykos33, Good point, I had completely forgotten that some places do not allow C&R at all. At least it was a clean harvest and probably as rifflerriversteelheadslayer said, a good meal.
  4. I have to throw another vote for Davie. Very well spoken, easy instructions, and good video quality.
  5. I see you are from Upstate NY mvendon, I am as well. I would like to know if you've been able to catch big lake run browns, steelies, or kings without using your reel. Or if you've managed to have a big female king over 20 lbs only take out half of your fly line. If that is the case, I'd love to learn from you. As for the video, who knows it could be a pond underneath the water and only a few spots poke through to earth and are able to be fished? Who knows. Stranger things have happened.
  6. I chose other. Up here is western NY we have a lot of native bowfin. Super aggressive and a lot of fun with some topwater flies. They run like a king salmon also.
  7. Mine would be a 10 inch brown on a simply tied nymph of sorts. White dubbing with peacock herl head. Didn't have any tungsten beads at that time. I still tie this same sort of fly, just a little neater! Oh and it was at Powder Mills Park in Victor NY.
  8. I have very little experience with switch rods, but like you I am addicted to fishing out of the kayak. I used to always use my 9' 6" out of my yak until I found a Ross Fly Stik on clearance somewhere. Out of pure curiousity I picked it up. Right away I fell in love with it. I bought the 8wt version. Although the name is a little goofy and the color of the rod isn't everyones cup of tea, I found it to be light and capable of swinging all my big bass and pike flies with ease. I have never done any musky fishing but me personally none of my casts out of my kayak are of a great distance. With the FlyStik, you won't get a long cast but it loads up nice and can launch those big streamers with no false casting. As far as I know they come in 6, 8, and 10wts. Due to the reduced length it is a pretty light weight set up which I've grown to like. I am sure you've experienced this also, after a long day of fishing and paddling, the paddle back to the car is almost like torture. This rod alleviated a lot of that for me personally.
  9. Greetings everyone! I was a member of this forum a while back. I couldn't quite remember how long ago until I found the Hatches article I had written as a teenager. All the way back in 2006! http://www.hatchesmagazine.com/page/august2006/231 Even though I may have been absent from this forum for quite some time, I have never stopped fishing. Located in Western NY, during the summer you can find me in my kayak chasing all warm water species. The rest of the year I am usually trib fishing or at the bench. I can't wait to meet some new people and possibly make some new friends. Cheers!
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