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Member Since 06 Nov 2018
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In Topic: What are you working on?

Today, 07:36 AM

As I get older I'm trying to avoid anything with a motor if possible- I've spent way to many valuable hours turning wrenches. 

In Topic: HMH Spartans on Clearance

12 September 2019 - 06:21 AM


Silver the Cabelas store in Hudson MA had at least 2 on the shelf yesterday-

They usually offer free shipping between stores.


Cabelas 44 Highland Commons W, Hudson, MA 01749


Phone: (978) 212-6200

In Topic: New reel and line

10 September 2019 - 07:37 AM

you betcha


and the sage rod i won the following year


spooled up the redington reel this morning. after undoing the twist ties that hold the line in a coil, it is not recommended that you drop it on the floor and have it roll away from you creating a jumbled up mess of knotted fly line. but all went fine after getting the mess untangled smile.png


My 5 year old Grandaughter:  "I have a really bad knot in my shoe lace"!

My daughter:  "I can't get this out, I'm going to have to cut it".

My wife:  "Bring it to Pop Pop he's a fly fishermen". 

In Topic: Show me the ways

10 September 2019 - 07:24 AM

I've had some luck catching Crappies and small size Large mouths using size 8-10 winged wets.  I fish them like a streamer,  6" -12" strips or on the swing.  I'm guessing the fish perceive them as fry?  The down side is that after a few fish the wing tends to get pretty mangled so you will go through flies.  Just another reason to tie some more-

In Topic: Fish Pictures

09 September 2019 - 10:49 AM


I was there yesterday, only fooled a couple brookies, the river can be frustrating seeing all those fish not buying what your trying to sell.


The Swift is probably the best brook trout fishery in Mass.  I'm working in Springfield tomorrow and with a little luck I'll be able to hit the Swift on the way home.



 The Swift wasn't meant to be - As I was heading out of work on Friday traffic came to a stop due to a serious accident.  It took me 2 1/2 hours to cover what should have been a 40 minute drive just to get home.  It was disappointing to have all my gear loaded up with the areas best Trout water such a short distance away but there are also worse things.   I read that EMS called for two med flights and sadly one person died.