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North Carolina

Wulff swap
Somebody tied a "Virginia wulff" in a swap once, that was a nice variant I've used, lost, and only remember orange floss Anybody know what I'm babbling about?I think I saw that mentioned in a swap fr
Smallmouth time, my favorite
Had a nice float down the Flat River, a great smallmouth river in West Michigan. Caught bass steadily all day long, most in the 12-14" range. Since the river is so broad and the current mostly gentle,
Bug Buffet
Nice pictures.  I've ran into those microcaddis.  One of the first times I went fly fishing on the local wild trout streams.   I was all set with what I thought were the right flie
best flies for small lake in late summer
I'll disagree with Mike on water temperatures on Canadian Lakes in the summer.  I've gone to a lake in Northern Ontario, 8 hour drive north of Toronto, mainly in mid to late July and seldom has t
Bushcraft and self reliance
North Central Indiana.  Not exactly the "wilds" ... but there were areas where you could go a day without crossing another human's path, if you so desired.  Get to the middle of those areas
Any news on the creature?
Yeah, FB; Carolina dogs are nicknamed "American dingoes." They strongly resemble each other physically, but there's no genetic connection. My guess is that dogs who fend for themselves have evolved in
Places to find Good Bucktail?
There are adequate bucktails and really great bucktails. I think northern whitetail are the best and would check out those places in the north recommended. Also, remember that the fur down close to th
The Golden Missile
Nice pattern and video. I found the following to be interesting starting at page 5. "17-year periodical cicadas of eastern North America." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodical_cicadas 17-year ci
Bull Reds
If I were to guess... I'd figure he did it the way Kenny Bittner did years ago with monster goliath grouper (well over 300lbs) taken on very, very light gear....  He'd tow one slowly to the marin
Headed to Gettysburg from WV...suggestions?
The Yellow Breeches is about 3/4 of an hour north of Gettysburg.   ddb
Tampa Fl Area
You'd be 2-3 hours north of me too. I certainly could take y'all out on Okeechobee for bass and big bluegill.  Or, I have many bank fishing spots loaded with aggresive cichlids if you wanted to d
Just got off the phone with Sage...Grrrr
Out of curiosity and because rods should not be green, I searched a bit, searched "black fly rod blanks"..and these folks all had some; American Tackle (Mudhole & Anglers Workshop & Janns)) Ho
Sheep Fly
Hey John; hope all is well with you. I haven't gotten out much the past couple of years, but that's about to change. They're getting some reds right now in the 30-50 pound range, and I've heard of som
Fishing report, Everglades Flamingo, 2 May
After spawning out the big fish head north following their stomachs and all the baitfish they keep finding.  A few years back I had a customer up in Virginia that asked for a few big black Tarpon
Paint Creek today
Yeah it's a nice thing to have here in SE Michigan for an urban fishery. It's nice to be able to drive a short 15 minutes and fish for trout in a setting that makes you forget you are surrounded by ci
May Flies From The Vise
Far cry from my size 30 this is a size 5/0 streamer bound to south Carolina after I do 3 more. Also known as my bar flies cause I'm at local bar lol.
Any other Michiganders doing the Trout Opener this weekend?
Mike, I haven't heard anyone say "purt' near" since I lived in Missourah!  Living up north, you can almost forget how to talk right. :-D
Some ficus bonsai work
Weeds = devil's spawn ... I don't see any real argument against that logic.  Along with all the "ground cover" weeds you have up north, we have a few that are temperate to tropical only.   O
Back on the river today
The section of the Clinton river I fish is actually the better section for steelhead in that river, the thing is it doesn't get a large run of them like our rivers up North. It's one of those rivers w
Anyone Fish Out of a Float Tube
Since '92 ... wading and tubing Florida.  Did some North Carolina and around Houston, TX, too.   I've had 'gators swim after my top water lures, but never got closer than 6 to 10 feet away.
9' 7wt 3pc
its been a tough couple weeks, I don't mean to make this sound like a fishing report, but we have had 20-30 mph winds and way below normal temps on and off for 2-3 weeks. so the new rod didn't see a
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
Holy smoke!  I had no idea about the diversity of opinions concerning new fly fishers, guides, pics, etc.  I am a new fly guy, so I assume I may be viewed as a challenge to the sport or as a
Western NC help
You didn't say when you would be there.... It does make a difference.   Davidson R is a favorite.  It has several miles of "fly fishing only" as well as hatchery supported fishing at the low
Global warming?
Fisherboy & Dflanagan, This is a normal winter up here. It's just wearing a bit thin. I don't understand why these "Climate scientists" can call this climate change/global warming when we only hav
White River out of Beaver Lake
20 miles and 30 minutes north of Beaver Dam is Mo state trout park and hatchery which might save the day if the Army is generating. https://mostateparks.com/park/roaring-river-state-park   https:
Squamish in Spring
Fished the Squamish several times in spring for C&R steelhead, but never in our fall.  Its about 45 minutes north of Vancouver.  Used the guides at Whistler Fly Fishing and found them to
Astronomy ... gravitational waves
Mike, I have had two UFO experiences up north over the years. No, I wasn't abducted, nor did my vehicle shut off, and yes, for one of them there was three other witnesses in agreement with what we saw
Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 11-18 March
... fly line you don't mind losing (another of those "ask me how I know" propositions....). I haven't fished salt water for a very long time, but I do remember catching sharks off the North Caroli
Broiled Trout Recipe
I just finished a large breakfast souffle but looking at your picture I just drooled on the keyboard. Back in the days when I believed in  "selective harvest", which to me meant if it selected my
Hello from Fort Worth
My name is Lee, I am a high school speech teacher in Fort Worth, I also tie custom flies.  I grew up in North Alabama where fly fishing was laughed at for the most part but now is coming around.&
de-barbing pliers
  Most states allow the bump after a lightly mashing down of the barb. The only State I've fished that required barb-less was California.  (Not saying other States don't require it, I'
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
I agree, rod action had to do with it.     I brought that rod thinking I would nymph the whole time with small flies.  Its the rod I use on the San Juan when fishing size 24-28 hooks.
Biscayne nights on the fly, 27 February, 2018
We fished nights this past weekend - on Saturday with Jonathan Wexler from Denver and on Sunday with James Warren from Bozeman, Montana - and it was on....   We only used fly fishing gear both ni
Spawning season
I think it's true. Water temps and lunar cycles play a major factor as to when the waves of fish move in and out. However, in areas farther north with a "real" season change, the windows of opportunit
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
August isn't the best month for fishing, but I don't think it's as bad as you currently fear.  I fish plenty in NH during the month of August.  Like many places, you will have better luck ea
9th Annual Opening Day Swap
Thanks for posting the photos. I used my fly this weekend in the North Toe River with two split shot as the bottom of two flies. Caddis are a big deal in a lot of NC streams. 
Reptiles!
Spring has Sprung [finally] in Eastern Carolina... [URL=http://s198.photobucket.com/user/Phracas/media/fullsizeoutput_27b5_zpsu5acavxm.jpeg.html][/URL]
For guys who tie a Tarpon Fly
I've never fished for tarpon or tied tarpon flies (not a lot of them swimming around in North Texas), but actually have something to add to this thread. In his book 101 Favorite Saltwater Flies, Dave
Rivers to salt
Welcome to the site.  I hope you can post some pictures of this new phase in your fishing.   Just one question ... " logged every fish I've caught since the age of 14" and "somewhe
Atlanta fly tying show
Went there today.  It was north of Atlanta, but close enough.  It was a good show, crowded which is encouraging.  A LOT of boats, a lot of tiers, kinda slow on components.  Althoug
Connecticut Fly Fisherman Association Expo
Small one day expo, I have always enjoyed it, good group, if you are local to CT and have nothing planned for Saturday.       Saturday, February 3 CFFA Expo & Banquet featuring Jen
February Flies from the Vise
Couple more GP, nice ties. I'm headed north this week,plan on trying Masemore and the boulder field. Any suggestions on what to bring? I've tied a bunch of PTN, smalll black stones, and griffith's gna
Trolling Flies
I've trolled many many times with full sink line, especially towards evening when the fish are more looking up or are actually on top or in the film. Also very effective for slower fish is drifting wi
Wading boot studs
"Not caring much about ecosystems is exactly what threatens your way."   Yeppers, ...       (fwiw, north to south, east to west, limestone, freestone, gravel and mud bottoms; I hav
SGF article on the cold snap and snook
Been following cold kills for snook and others down here in paradise for many, many years... I expect (and am rarely disappointed ) that we'll have a bad cold kill every seven to ten years here in Flo
Driving around Richmond, VA
Literally, I drove AROUND Richmond.  I started at the airport (East side) and headed north to Ashland.  There I met with PowerShooter (Bo Hamby) and visited with him for about 4 minutes.
Krystal Flash $1
Likely One Dollar Zone ..mostly in the north east ...in particular PA and NJ with a few stores in other nearby states
Polarized Eye Glasses - need help in buying a new pair
I've always really liked Smiths, a good product and pretty good customer service. I figured their ski goggles were good, and there's way more glare when you're skiing, so they must make good sunglasse
Royal Coachman
You've hit one of my soft spots, I really like the Coachmen dries and the fish like those and the Royal Wulff both up north.. I've had some luck with the streamers too, for some reason never tried a w
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Yea I'm familiar with bridge port my dad endurance races horses down there a few times a year, I grew up north of Truckee
New years fly fishing
More photos please, Zip.   Right now sunny Florida ( space coast ) is raining, 45 degrees with 95% humidity and gusting to 36kts. Very crappy start to the new year. Might as well be up north. I s
January Flies from the Vise
No rest for the wicked,eh? The year is starting off just great. A Barr's emerger variation. That should incite some North Park sipping from some outsized trouts...
Jig Swap
This is not the pattern I sent. I had to get fancier with the ones sent in but this design relates to the Flu-Flu that is the spring staple up north. I lost a bet (not real big) that a buddy could out
Using google earth to scout wading areas
Ok I'll give a specific example.  On google earth I see a sand bar that looks like the shape of a stick figure seagull, not a hundred ft, east of the 275 in tampa bay, north of a groovy looking s
Promising weather report
Living here in the great white north you have to ice fish if you don't want to spend 4 months of the year waiting for open water. Three feet of snow makes accessing some remote lakes much easier than
Tying a May Fly Swimming G Nymph
Thanks :) @TCTROUT - no,  I do not  bend the hooks for better looking flies. I use them like they are. I love to tie simple and fast tying flies .I always appreciate the realistic work 
best time of year to fish South FL
This recommendation comes from previous discussions.  I'm not a salt water angler, but I used to do some in North Carolina, and Florida isn't much different.   Tie up some light, quarter siz
Crystal Bugger
tjm, mucho gracias senor, thought I was having a nightmare for a minute. Hey, Y'all how about them Cowboy's? I mean: McFly Lures, nice Tying and Great Share! Merry Christmas fron the Frozen North...
South Ben Oren-O-Matic
I would submit that auto-winds are not necessarily Small-fish reels. When I was pre-school age my dear, departed Mother landed an 11 pound Northern Pike on a steel fly rod equipped with a red Martin
Giving Feather Emporium a second chance?
Anyone ever had a Ptarmigan skin? My research indicates the Colorado version doesn't have a wide range compared to other North American species, two found in Alaska and/or Canada. Legal to hunt in C
Tye v Tie
LOL  ... here we go!   Tye vs. tie  <I write tie> Tyer vs. tier  <I write both, depending on the sentence> Line vs. string  <Only recently saw someone refer to
TGIF-Need a great Bloody Mary recipe
Did the Clamato folks once have a spicy peppery drink in their product line, too? Maybe Maxi- Tom or similar name? Liked both just fine so they go on list. Visitor got me Bloody Mary at dining spo
rocky mountain tyers
i think i'm covered for now   i have contacted the following. hopefully one shop may have the answer. if not, oh well life goes on charlies fly box   denver fly shop   anglers all  
Christmas pictures...and comments from Santa
Boy, oh, boy...! An elf wearing a weird blue-ish/grey-ish outfit delivered today a Christmas envelope all the way from the North Pole, which I did not know it also went by the name of Oklahoma. I wil
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