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Rhode Island

Are shrimp eyes a necessity
So, I plan on tying a few shrimp patterns for my next trip to pine island or choko.  I'm still a salt virgin with the fly rod, but I'm all about using whatever means necessary for a fly to be the
WTB used Bass Bug/ SW Type of lines 8-9 wt
Hi Mike,   I have a Rio Mainstream WF9F general purpose saltwater line that I've used twice fishing for Snook on the beaches of Sanibel Island. It has spent less than an hour of its life in
Any snake ID out there?
I used to live in South Carolina.  I encountered more Moccasins there than I have here in Florida.  I had a similar situation on the Santee River.  Moccasin came at the boat from the sh
fishing and scouting report Chokolskee - first trip after Irma
Go to this thread for the full report since I didn't do any fly-fishing this time... In short the fishing is outstanding with little evidence that the outer islands sustained much damage from hurrican
Stay Safe
Capt Bob - glad you are okay. Hope Flats, Islander and others have similar reports as well. Keep us posted on status of Everglades NP. My wife and I are coming down to Singer Island the first week of
Line question - Florida Gulf Coast snook in Augist
Heading down to Ft. Myers in mid - August to fish snook from the beach on Sanibel; also doing one day at Matlacha/Pine Island Sound in kayaks. I'm wondering if a fly line made for tropical climates mi
Hi From Lake Eucumbene Australia
Hi Mate. I am on the other side of the Island some 3000 odd klms from your area that you visited.   Fly fishing is a little quiet at the moment due to fish spawning and strong winds( 40-70klms) &
Beaverkill/willowwemoc /West Branch
I fished there back in mid 80's, loved the area. My wife and I stayed at the Roscoe motel or camped at the state park. I was in the army stationed on Long Island. The times I was able to get a few
Looking for pelican quill
Pelican quill is not illegal to sell in the USA. As Davis 82nd stated in his original post, Competitive Angler (PA, USA) does carry it but they are out of stock on most colors.  http://competitiv
Sanibel Island
Planning a trip to Sanibel Island soon.  Has anyone fly fished the area?  Mainly wade fishing.  Anyone recommend what part of the Island is good wading.  Will be staying about a we
Salty but not fly related
VanStaal is the only answer. It is the sealed-reel of choice for the boys with the wetsuits who swim off of Montauk Point in Long Island, to get to rocks where the stripers hang out, and could otherwi
Fishing Saint Vincent and Gernadines..???
Mike, I am writing this only to give opinions on what I THINK you'll find out there.  I've never been to that Island.  I've been to several others in the Caribbean and to Crete in the Medite
Feather Emporium ??????
    Why red hackle?, you ask.  I'll explain. On page 69 of Vince Marinaro's "In The Ring Of The Rise", he describes a dry fly pattern he calls the "old Red Quill" dry fly.  It ha
Hooks for salt water
Piker, these were tied with albacore in mind, but I'm sure they'd work on other species. They're tied on Mustad circle streamer hooks, which I like a lot. When the hardcore Rhode Island tuna guys star
Day at the beach. South Fl.
Oh, you guys are no fun.  Just kidding, that is great advice!   I don't really plan on much fishing. I am still bringing the 8wt. though. A few of my first ever errant casts into the salt wi
Eastern Shore Skies.
I've thought about strolling the beach down there too. I used to do it when we lived in Portsmouth. I've never seen albacore there, but I've never done it in season. Getting tuna from shore isn't the
Need a Laugh?
Few years back I had started a sales job in Rhode Island.  Came in one morning (April 1st) and was handed a lead from a customer I had spoken with a few days prior.  Just imagine how funny I
Carp on a fly is a blast. You fish them like bonefish.   There are several guide services here in Indiana that specialize in carp. Yes you read that right, guides for carp. The flies they have de
Fly caught salty fish pictures
Mike, I'm actually south of 528 in Merritt Island and these areas are both north and south of me with the most accessible areas being just north of the Bee Line. Monday they were hitting crazy at my f
Standing Tying Desk
Thanks for the replies. Stability is definitely one of the main concerns because of the shape and the swiveling wheels that will go underneath. May have to build a bigger platform with a cut out in th
Bulk fly storage
This is what I use. Bought at Trouthunter fly shop in Island Park, Idaho
That's a "3 Mile Island" bug, if ever there was one.  The abdomen looks like jungle cock nails without the whites ... a lot of them!
Water clarity report for everglades?
That reminds me - the animals in the jungle have learned the lesson about things in the waters there...  You'll never see a small animal like a raccoon, fox,  or bobcat make the slightest so
Is it just me?
In the past 28 years, I've lived in Rhode Island, Idaho, Maine, (twice) Virginia, (twice) Connecticut, (twice) Maryland, and New York. If I'd only had a week or two to fish in any of those places, it'
Rhode Island Red Cape.
Rhode Island Red is the original Royal Coachman color.  A good quality RIR cape is dry fly quality and will tie size 10, 12 and 14 flies.  Compared to modern generic hackles, it is large and
Squirmy Worms
Originally, the tentacles came from cheap knock-offs of a Koosh Ball.  There are tons of kids toys that have them.  The are usually aimed at toddlers, and often cost $1 to $2.  Some are
Fly Knots
I fish a lot, and have for a longtime.  Almost exclusively I use a Homer Rhode non-slip knot with one more loop.  I call it the Homer Rhode and a Half. It increases the strength of the knot
Henry's Fork?
[snip] We sposed to have 2 mi of stream kinda between Ashton and Chester...single cabin at a ranch. Obvious all new and I'm researching...I'm excited about the dry opportunities!That's considerably do
BWO/March Brown Swap
Vicrider my guess at Norm's file is a striped Rhode Island Red hackle
Going to Sanibel
Hi Flats,   I don't know much about Sanibel Island but I have seen several videos by Norm Ziegler who owns a fly shop on Sanibel.  Norm seems like a down to earth guy who can probably give y
Bass rod
well dead weight, yeah we did take a couple groups of "scientists" down to some island off the coast of Haiti once. They had about a million dollars worth of brand new camping gear from Cabela's and R
Tamiami Trail...
It's been years since I have fished the trail, but back in those days I found mostly bass on the Miami side, especially as you go further west towards the L28, which has some of the best bass fishing
Favorite Wet Fly ?
Sometimes favorite is not the same as most productive.  For example, day in and day out I use a #10 seal bugger in one of a half dozen colors because they are incredibly effective.   If I ha
EP Style Minnow Streamer Fly - Underwater Footage!
I first met Enrico in the late 1970's when he visited and did demos to promote his products in the saltwater fly shops in CT. He was from Long Island, NY and began selling his EP fibers which wer
Snook under the lights
Wow, some great info on this thread. I love snook fishing and have had the fever ever since my first encounter as a young boy. Reading all this has me drooling over throwing a fly at them in dock lig
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Santa's on his way...
Dave, I'm worried about yours. I left the slips with the regular PO boss on Friday and she'll try to figure out what the deal is. I have a slip that has you address but the PO slip for where it's goin
Welcome your new mods
Geeeze Steve, how many people had to say no before you got this far down the list lmao JK. Ha ha ha ... now that's funny !!!   On the other hand ... since you had to ask, he didn't get to you.
Fluorocarbon or Monofiili?
I use a loop knot most of the time - it's an improved Homer Rhode loop knot....  Hope there's video of it somewhere since I've never been able to talk anyone through it - you just have to see it
Southern US Fly Fishing..warmwater minnow patterns..?
Forgot one fly that's our go to bug when there's lots of "rain bait" being worked (correct name would be bay anchovies, from tiny all the way up to around three inches long at maturity in the fall....
Fishing around Tampa Bay
Beach next to City Pier in Anna Maria Island has spanish macks, drum, and a lot more. But really any areas that look fishy to you will have fish, my general rule of thumb is to get away from the crowd
Hurrican Bay FL....?
Cool pics. Yep, same place. The bay can be good sometimes, but the areas all around pine island are legendary. Pm me when you get some dates rounded up and I'll see what I can do..if you want.
Almost done with the hurricane shutters...
Thanks guy - as of this morning they are allowing re-entry to the island starting at 3pm today. As of 9am the traffic is already backed up, there is only one bridge on and off the island. The communit
Scenting flies???
Great reply! ^^^^   I like the Gulp products too, and have caught many fish on them. However, and this may relate some to flies. I seem to have the most success with those Gulp imitations that ar
Dancing with gators.
I've heard there are some very large gators near where I live, but so far have only seen one about 5' long. A fellow who had a tackle shop nearby told me the "Bar Pit" area near the dam had some reall
Hilton Head Island TIps and Tricks
Pinckney Island is a nature reserve ..if caught by DNR wading there from the island you will get ticketed. Best to approach by kayak or similar. And get a license it is required now,even for fishing f
U.S. wide fishing licence
As already noted each state is an island to itself as far as fishing licenses go (and usually we're also talking separate licenses for freshwater and saltwater purposes...). There is are a few bright
Bahamas Island Questions
Looking for an island in the Bahamas where there is those vast flats, lots of bonefish, takes 1 day to get there(from Miami), and doesn't get crowded and is all of that touristy crap Flats
Acklins Island? Anyone Been?
Those were some BIG wahoo, and a whopper bonefish. Didn't know it took 2 days to get there from MIA, I know you have to stop in Nassau but I don't think that should take up a day. We will be staying a
Soft Hackle Flies
Years ago I made annual trips out west,,, live in New England.   Read all the books and tied up the popular Western patterns.   In northern New Mexico I found a nice large pool with good vis
Casting in the wind
Yea im on the gulf side, wish I was on your coast. The rain and wind have been killing us. Im going to head to honeymoon island this week though. Im thinking about throwing a 10wt intermediate on it m
West Florida vacation
   Well I had three days to chase snook over at Anna Maria Island and almost got skunked. Very early morning they just were not on the beach but when going back after the beach was loaded wi
NC Coast Flies?
Shrimp and crab patterns.When I lived on Topsail island they were excellent producers
First Bonefish!!
Sounds like you had an exciting first time out Carson. Davin is a good teacher. Keep it up!   Dick   I sure did! Davin was quite happy when I told him you said he was a good teacher. Now
Does fly color matter?
hi, I lived in Singapore. Here there is a small group fly fishers and 1 fly shop in the country or island. once we group up and headed to Pahang Malaysia fishing pond. why so far for a pond? Ther
ICAST/IFTD 2016 Orlando
Yep, I too am leaving for vacation and passing by Tollando on my way to the west coast on the 17th as well. I could probably get myself in but...I hate Orlando anymore. Too dang crowded. Merritt Islan
Visiting south carolina soon
I use to go to Hilton head every year. From the surf it was all black tipped sharks. Not sure about myrtle beach but man there were tons of black tip sharks. I went freshwater fishing more on the isla
Okeechobee Fly Journal
There's an awesome place in town to eat if your down after man.I think it was called the Parrot Island Grill?Helluva good burger and plenty of cold beers!
Hello from South Florida
Back in those days, we used to pitch a tent on the beach just north of the old lighthouse. (the little one at the south end of the island).   We'd fish in the surf for pompano, or swim out w
Squid fly question
Most I see and most i tie are not in white.  I tie them in a multitude of colors, primarily consisting of combined colors such as orange, pink, gray, white, gingers, and browns.  Orange is p
Hello from Southold NY
Welcome to the forum.  Used to live on the other end of the island- Queens, to be exact.
Keys Swap
The schminnow will go schwimming next week in Anna Maria Island surf. Hopefully schnook will like it too.
Bucket List Fly Fishing Destinations...
Christmas Island !!!
anyone have any tying books they want to sell??
Joseph ... I have four fly fishing related books that I don't look at or have already read. "The Blood Knot" by John Galligan.  It's a murder mystery, the main character is a burnt out Security S
Best loop knot
I use an improved Homer Rhode loop knot... on everything from flies to plugs to jigs - works like a charm but it's hard to explain in print (or photos....).  It was taught to me by Al Pflueger ye
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