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Ray Bergman Collection - 233) Martin

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Letís talk decals
A few thoughts about thefts from vehicles... Plenty to argue about as to whether decals get you targeted or not (if we were talking about weapons - I'd say differently - a lot of evidence on the side
golden trout - liquid gold
The upper reaches of the South Fork of the Kern River, above Monache Meadows contain Golden Trout. I started going up there in the late 70's when I got a Jeep Renegade that I tricked out. I have also
Classic Smoky Mountain Flies
There is no fly (or tying style) that is more authentic to the Southern Appalachians than the" Yallar" Hammer. From Don and Kevin Howell"s book, Tying & Fishing Southern Appalachian Trout Fli
Boca Surf
The area is not known for saltwater fly fishing opportunities on foot. A boat would open many other possibilities on that front. Best fly fishing bet is freshwater. If you can drive, I would suggest t
Trouble with rod
Metal ferrules are definitely a different proposition.  When I first started fishing down here in paradise (south Florida) there were many, many rods with metal ferrules (this was about five year
new here
RRSP, did it again today. Good on #14 green beetle and and #16 BWO    I'm about 45 miles south of Joplin, near I49, so an ~hour to the park.
July Flies From the Vise
You all continue to not only raise the bar but keep the bar high. Fantastic work everyone!   Here's a simple caddis emerger. Recipe if you're interested. Hook:Umpqua U002 (16) Thread:Uni 8/0 tan
Killiefish/Mummichog imitations?
John, I have seen anything up this far yet, but I've been meaning to get down that way and check out some of the flats I've found on satellite maps. There's a state wildlife management area adjacent t
Grand Lake, CO
Go around the south end of Grand Lake to the Monarch Lake parking.  You can spin fish (or fly fish) Monarch or fish the small stream below the spillway of Monarch.  Stream is small enough th
Help a fishing noob go fishing
Hello,   I went fishing one time in my life and that was on National Fishing Day a couple of years ago at Vasona Lake in Los Gatos, CA. Me and a friend had no clue what we were doing, we just bou
Casting Practice aka Pretend Fly Fishing
 .Is your local ball field in California or Australia or Lithuania?     Hello,   I went fishing one time in my life and that was on National Fishing Day a couple of years ago at
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
Static electricity
I've learned over the years that a few different techniques work with materials and static.. The first is quite simple - instead of using that dryer sheet on the material - I simply "dry-wash" my han
June Flies From the Vise
Great work as usual folks. Killer pattern. Spotlight Caddis emerger. size 16's were deadly on the CO. river last week and size 18's were just as effective on the South Platte yesterday. 16's on the CO
Bushcraft and self reliance
Lol. It was just a shock when excalibur came out of the tackle bag. It would be an experience to try and live off of the land. It wouldn't be too hard to find food where we camp on Fisheating creek. F
Any news on the creature?
Mike, dogs and wolves belong to the same species, and their offspring are fertile. Knuckleheads who breed these potentially dangerous animals come up with all kinds of percentages of dog/wolf genes by
Carrying two rods
I have a telescoping 3 piece 12 fiberglass "cane pole" that was designed for Crappie fishing.  There were (maybe still are,) parts of the south, where you could fish without a license if you were
Hired by my local Fly Shop... advice needed!
Thanks for all the helpful advice, gents. I will definitely try and apply this when not if I get into a situation where I simply don't know something. Sounds like a good idea to not BS my way out of s
Tampa Fl Area
I'm a couple hours south of there but everytime we drive through I day dream of hitting the beaches along the Sunshine Skyway.  Lots of wind surfers there, I think two rest areas to park at along
Looking for panfish ideas
For surface flies, I use Bivisibles in a variety of colors.  I make them with white fronts and the back 3/4 of the fly is brown, black, olive, grey or variegated ginger.  Sometimes I tie in
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
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.
Is the FF Industry Sacrificing Ethics for the Hero Shot
I have been fishing almost all my life, and despite the twin hurricanes of Sept. 2004, which did tremendous damage to South Hutchinson Island and some damage to the Indian River Lagoon, these "fake" g
Western NC help
You are correct phg I left out the very important time frame. May 14-21st with two or three days in Ashville area then heading over to the Franklin area where we will staying about four more days with
April Flies From The Vise
April is kicked off with some great stuff. A few parachute blue wings and a klink style to match my local hatch. And to replace a few from yesterday's outing on the South Platte.
White River out of Beaver Lake
More on RRSP   might be of interest (this has flood stage pictures)
Yearly trips
CaloosaB, here's a site might help finding bank fishing ops! Shore envy youse SouthFla guys!!!
Biscayne nights - Everglades days, 11-18 March
The weather was tough this past week - but finally got right at the end of the week.  We started out with a night trip in Biscayne Bay and small tarpon were the targets with visiting angler Reggi
Hello from Fort Worth
  Welcome from south Fla.  Those are some interesting patterns.  I'm curious if that frog floats with the point up?  Thanks for sharing and I'll be looking forward to more.  &
RIP Lefty Kreh
I was lucky enough to be introduced to Lefty in the spring of 1972 by a young man named John Emery...  At that time Lefty was the outdoor writer for the Miami Herald (this was a few years before
de-barbing pliers
I teach classes out there, south of Stockton.  I don't remember exactly where I was, but maybe the upper Stanislaus River?   Oh, I just checked online ... it WAS the Stanislaus ...   "T
Gamakatsu SL12S Big Game Wide Gap Fly Hooks 6/0
i'll bet theres an equivalent hook that you can get to south africa Unfortunately there is no hook equivalent to the Gama's that is available in bulk ie. 100 per box in South Africa. I can get the
House of Hardy Documentary
My wife is from London so I have some family connections there... Back in the eighties, my last visit across, I made a point of visiting Hardy's.  I had hoped to make a connection or two there si
Southern Pink Moth Pattern
[ The rosy maple moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) is a fairly common and small eastern silk moth (Saturnid) with the bright pink and yellow coloration--  again never present in any great numbers. 
Hey Bimini or anyone else in that area!
It's that time of year again where I get twitchy because can just taste fishing The Alley.  That would be Alligator Alley aka I-75 in South Florida for folks not from the area.  How is the w
March Flies From The Vise
These are some bass size mop flies I've been paying with.   These two are intended for salt water.   My attempt at a Cinder Worm.  We have a decent hatch on the South Jersey shore.
Eleven Mile Canyon - Snow!
McFly, You should have dropped me a note. 11 mile is about 1,30 from home. I know it like the back of my hand. It's a beautiful, productive fishery. A red tungsten bead size 22/24 rainbow warrior is d
Northern New England in mid-August--worth it?
I've fished south central Vermont, Ludlow  and Plymouth(birthplace of Calvin Coolidge) area for many years during the late spring and through the summer.   I've caught trout in July and
Oh boy here we go!
I call this fake spring. It warms up just enough where you want to uncover the boat and fire it up but then march comes in all angry and messes things up again. I'm not falling for it this year. I'm
I have a couple of pink and white clousers that I pull out for salt water.  It's one of the go to flies up here for weakfish, sea trout for those of you south of the Mason-Dixon line.  I alw
Hook Size for false albie flies
Have you checked with a fly shop in the area you'll be fishing?  The "gulf" is a big area and the patterns may vary from Florida to Texas.   I would imagine that you could use the same
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
Cream, you certainly have my attention!  Have you fished it? Does it keel right side up?  I'm assuming (and you know what they say about that) it is an articulated pattern?  Inquiring m
Animas River Fishing in January
  First the San Juan now the Animas, stop, just stop. Hahahaah Any other rivers close to me fishable this year? If so, Ill gladly fish them... haha   Piedra, Pinos? I'm hitting the South Pl
International Fly Tying Symposium 2018
Thanks, cphubert.   Good info to know.   I'm going have to check with my club and see if it costs them anything to have a table at either show.  For several years we've sold r
Wading boot studs
Several states did ban felt soles because of an article by Max Bothwell, a research scientist for Environment Canada, who wrote an influential article that linked angler's felt soled boots to dyd
Crap or Crop?
Crop-e is is how it's pronounced in these parts. I have noticed that the further South you go those that don't call them specks will pronounce it crap-e. So maybe a regional thing?
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
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
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
January Flies from the Vise
TheCream,  Looks like a killer pattern.  Outstanding photo which helps define fly's size and color.  Did you flatten the body on these flies?   I don't flatten them.  The
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
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