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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.
Need to blow off steam
Chell,it's the south man.Theres always a Wal-Mart within spitting distance
Question about hens and rosters.
I was at the South Florida fair this weekend and walked through the poultry tent where I saw some gorgeous birds. And that got me thinking about hackle... Are specific breeds selected for genetic hack
the fly fishing show
Striperknight, after I posted I realized I left the club name out.   South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers.   We're usually next to the CFR table.
Wade fishing awareness cautionary tale
Poopdeck, It was  not about adrenaline rush at all, it was just an observation on the hazards of living. Driving to the fishing hole is dangerous, a few drivers die each day on the way to somewhe
Brrrrr...! How low can you go?
Well, went out to fish this morning and my whole pond was frozen over. In SOUTH GEORGIA!!! This is insane.
Summer land Key
Just got back from Key Largo and spent some time fishing. I go down there 4 to 5 times per year. Fishing has been good since the storm. The mackeral bite has been hot. Snapper is good. Redfish an
Using google earth to scout wading areas
It's going to be pretty tough to put me off, however some of it is sinking in. You'll be able to spot the rookie, I'm the one wearing waders and boots to the beach.  I've got several secret spo
best time of year to fish South FL
My brother and I are going to try to visit my sister in South FL next year to see her and her husband but more importantly fish for things we can't catch in northern CA. I have always wanted to go aft
Fly Fishing on Anna Maria Island, Florida
If the water is clean the beach may hold a variety of fish like snook, trout, pompano. To the south may be good at the pass depending on tides. I've only been there in summer and don't have any advice
South Ben Oren-O-Matic
I agree, somewhat, with tjm.  Bamboo rods were generally a couple line weights heavier than what we use today.  It wasn't really needed, though.  I build a lot of 4wt bamboo rods, and
Howdy from Deep East Texas, Sam Rayburn Lake country
Hey again Mike,   I lived on the south side where the Arlington River confluence with the St. John. I fished up in the Arlington as much or more as I did in the St. John. I can remember that the
Tye v Tie
You Yankees may not understand, but it isn't your fault. Down south we talk about pecans and pecans.  "Peecans" are a cheap nut that sells in lower grocery stores like Walmart for about two dolla
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
December flies from the Vise
    I'm in production mode. I've been tying flies for Christmas presents. I am also replenishing my stocks to sell flies at the FFS in January and the WEST TU Fly Tying Clinic in Feb. I'm
hello all from ohio
Welcome from South Florida. You are in good company here.
How many fly fishermen ARE NOT fly tiers?
Most of the people I know that fly fish tie at least some of their flies.  My niece and her husband fly fish and don't tie their own flies. They've sent me some materials over the last couple of
Crappie fly fishing
also forgot to mention that I used to fish a pond in the stinking armpit of the south,  which was turbid at best, and plain old muddy after a rain but held some very nice crappies- 14" to 15" ran
We need to wake the hell up, gents   If this gets me banned, well then so be it, but we're living with our heads in the tar sand.
Destin, FL and environs in December/January?
I hear you, Mike -- North Florida was my mom's idea (this has been proposed as a family Christmas gathering). According to Weather Underground it only gets up into the 60's for the daytime highs in De
Is it a better time now to host a swap?
Actually Vicrider. The Styx river is a beautiful trout river that runs through some world heritage euaclypt forest in south western Tasmania. The waters are high with snow melt this time of year, but
November Flies from the Vise
Holy moly !!!  Those hemostats !!!   I've seen people at the dentist with teeth like that (Usually when I'm in "The South"), but never a Hemostat.   Sure makes a good looking tail on th
Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout...
Thanks a bunch Peter for the SBSs ! They're great. How do you think those flies would work on the Stripers on the Cape ?   Just Phine... and on some DAZE, GangBusters...! the Broad Spectrum S
Everglades backcountry, 21-23 October
In general the waters in that area are still quite high (the hurricane, more than a month ago now left so much water on the ground that it's still draining back down toward the south..).  Once co
4 wt Monocore fly line
I have a floating WF 4wt monocore fly line that at a guess is between 10-15 yrs old.  I believe it is a RIO product.  It is a stiff super slick line that does extremely well here in South Fl
Are shrimp eyes a necessity
I'm sure there are times that fish care and times they don't.  A fish that is hungry is just looking for an excuse, it'll grab anything that is close.  Lock jaw is lock jaw.  I think it
Need a source for TMC212 hooks
Well, I heard back from Hans from Dakota Anglers.  It seems that he may be able to get the smaller sized TMC212Y hooks in packs of 100.   We'll see.
Spray for neoprene waders to make them easier to put on?
I used to wear Hodgman breathables when wading inshore, paired with felt boots. I have not done that for a while now, but... If I recall correctly, air squeezed out of the wader as I was getting in th
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous - A Gathering of Tyers
29th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous    Co-Sponsored by the Gulf Coast and Texas Councils - FFI                         &
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
What flies to start with?
Initially, I thought that's a big area, but throw traffic into the mix, maybe as far north as Princeton, east to the shore, south to near Millville.  Lots of lakes and streams to fish.  By "
Need some info on this Sage rod
Funny how, depending on where you fish, what exactly you're going to be needing in the fly department.  That 7wt is actually the lightest  fly rod I own.  To say it's been to the wars i
DO NOT absentmindedly.....
I've been a garage operator for some years now (after me and all my materials got chased out of the house...).  My tying desk is right next to the side door of my  two car garage (and my gar
tiny fly questions
Small flies, San Juan river, South Platte River too. We commonly fish 22,24 and 26's. If I could find smaller hooks I'd tie on them also. For dries I use TMC 100's. I think even though they're small t
New Guy From Florida But Moving
Welcome from another south Floridian. I love the smokies, and the wife would love to live there.  But I don't think I could trade the fishing capital of the world for a trout stream. That's just
Mop Fly Variant
The things we do to our pets.  That's a nice color.  An interesting fly.  Let us know how it works.  I've been toying with the idea of mating mop pieces with a foam popper head. &#
Stay Safe
A quick update.... a buddy was over at Everglades City (the far northwest end of Everglades National Park - about 30 miles east of Naples) two days ago and he reported that the place was just stinking
Fishing for grass carp aka amur
I know many now target common carp on the fly, but how about amurs? There are lots of them down here in south Florida, but are they a target species or just an accidental bycatch?
Hurricane Irma
When you are in South Florida there is a lot of "upland" to go before you find true inland. And you still can get hit anywhere along the way. Not worth it in my opinion.
Hello from the SF Bay Area
Welcome to the site, KM.  I work, for a couple of weeks a year, South of Stockton.  Plenty of small bass and trout waters over there.   Good luck finding tying and fishing partners.
Walker's Wiggler
Hi Guys   Can anybody help me with tying instructions of the Walker's Wiggler fly. Have a client i South Africa looking for some.   Thanks  
Thousands of 10-pound Atlantic salmon were accidentally released
well if they run further south during I'll do my part and give it a go.
Any float-tubers out there?
Years ago, like almos 50, St. Paul MN experienced a huge influx of Hmong refugees. There were several nice little lakes around us and most had a full walking path around them. I used to take my belly
August flies from the vice
Been prepping for a weekend in Tennessee.   South Holston?
U.P. Trip Report (photo heavy)
Had a great trip to Michigan's U.P. earlier this month! The official nature of the trip was to deliver my son, Will, to a Geological Engineering camp at Michigan Tech University in Houghton, way up in
Newbie from Kentucky
Just starting fly tying. I retire next April and look forward to my new hobby. My main interest is saltwater flies since we are in the South Florida area a couple times a year. Have a trip planned to
howdy all
Nice popper collection. Yet to tie one and streamers but can tie #24 dries and wets with ease though my eyes are slow south bound in my mid age.
Redeye Bass = patterns and info.
I catch lots of rock bass in my backyard creek in PA. I've also caught lots of red eye bass in SC. I know for some reason South Carolinians like to say they are not the same. To me they are the same t
Group gathering...Tying...Fishing...Friendship
It's not a bad idea, but we're pretty scattered.  I rarely fly, anymore, and driving more that 8 or 9 hours is too much, at my age.  Some kind of regional activity might work, though, say a
UV lights
I second the above post about contacting Silver Creek about his UV light (and resins....I have all 3 types).  I tried multiple lights and Silver's high end light is far and away the winner among
All copper wire nymph?
It may be the Brassie midge larva/pupa pattern    
Fly Tyer's Dungeon
Got it, feathers.  Vicente answered, but I'll add my understanding. I now live in Florida.  I was born and raised in Indiana.  I've been all over the world. Based on my experiences, fis
8ft 5wt fiberglass
Not sure why that size doesn't add up Dave, 8ft 5wt to 7wt glass was actually the industry standard throughout most of the 50's, 60's & 70's. That is what more than half the fly rods of the time
Snook Flies Swap
According to my wife, better than any other fish in south Florida. Grouper and snapper included.
Thinking of a Jeep Wrangler
I have a 2009 Unlimited with a 2.5" Teraflex lift and 35" tires.  It'll go anywhere I ever want to go offroad.     But on road it gets old.  We've driven it to Colorado twice (from
Feather Emporium ??????
Patriot as others have mentioned I think the color red when dealing with old pattern dries refers to a fiery brown but I could be wrong and maybe you have stumbled onto the next latest craze. South
Getting Crabby Swap
Thanks Salty. definitely a pattern to cast at sighted fish.  But glad you got it wet.   Looking forward to feedback from you salties in the north.  They are a fantastic fly for the flat
Day at the beach. South Fl.
Here's how I used to handle that situation (long before I ended up with six grandkids....).  We'd stay at a place called Crescent Beach on Siesta Key (right next to Sarasota...).  With my tw
Ultimate Challenge - Your Greatest Nightmare Fly Swap
Just wanted to let you all know that the flies are in the mail. Thanks to everyone for participating. The flies all turned out very nice. Even the "Snake Doctor" which is what we call dragon flies (or
ice out brookies help
Maine Lakes are on a longitude ( more so latitude) not so far off from you and where I frequent up there ice is just now going out, brookies will generally be found not far off shore then. Even here f
Tying to Match the Hatch
When sulphurs are coming off on the South Holston, I've had reasonable luck using a Catskill size 16 sulphur dun, but I've had better luck swinging a size 14 partridge and yellow past the rise forms.&
Scud Back
I own a fly tying factory in South Africa and are looking for scud back in bulk as we use a lot of it.
Garden almost in shape
Very pretty.  A lot of what you've planted doesn't even grow well this far south.   Wife is envious.
I had a friend back in South Carolina (1979 - 80) who emptied a 9mm magazine into the bottom of his boat, trying to kill a snake that had dropped into it from an overhanging branch. 9 holes in his boa
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