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New guy in Minnesota
Hi Gang,      My name is Mike (aka Uncle Levi)  and I moved to Minnesota from North Dakota just after Christmas. I live on 10 acres  just north of Dassel now and besides
Landed my first Fly Fishing Guide job
Cool. Great way to finish off the summer. Is you plan once you establish yourself and get some real time in to hopefully work both ends of the country and fish the south in the winter?
Rather irritated
I vote for Bola. I saw someone throw one and saw videos of them hunting birds in South America. It opens as wide as the pattern of a shotgun. Cool videos on Youtube.
Acadia National Park
I've been to Bar Harbor a couple times and have looked into this very thing. Unfortunately there's not much. I've heard conflicting things about stripers. The people I've talked to all say that there
Southern New England Hex hatches
Up here in Maine they were hatching like crazy July 31st, and gray drakes were a few days earlier. But today all I've seen is the sub-imago into imago exo's so the spinner fall can't be long, tonight
Rocket City, Alabama
Welcome... the closest town I could ever claim as a hometown for me was... Huntsville.   I was an Army brat and the longest my family ever lived in one place was Redstone, then Huntsvile (1960 th
Effects of fire on a stream
Depends on topography and extent of fire in the watershed upstream.   One of my local creeks suffered a bad fire a number of years ago that burned the slopes above right down to the banks. The st
Just how "barbless" do I need to be???
There aren't any "barbless" regulations down here in paradise that I've ever run into (south Florida) but I'm mostly barbless with any gear I use (particularly with any gear -fly, spin, or plug that I
Cleaning Waders and Boots
A few hours out in full sun is probably the best natural disinfectant.   Here in the South, where we wade on slime covered bounders, several states have backed off on banning felt.  It is a
Rod action - fast / mod-fast
Mine is so cheap it doesn't even say. Lol. It only says South Bend. Two piece fly rod. 8' 6" 6/7Wt. Made in China. But hey it's caught a crapload of fish.
Peacock - Now endangered
We have them down here in south Florida both the ones being raised and tended and ones that just live wild.  If you've ever been near any peacocks they make such a racket that I can easily see ho
catfish on dry fly
Hi Jacktown,   We often catch a wide range of fish from the Snake River a few miles south of Boise, Idaho. Most of the fish in that part of the river are smallmouth but we often catch crappie, tr
Boston Fly Shops
Just how much driving do you want to do? Bear's Den, as Henrick stated ... is about an hour south of Boston, in Taunton, MA. There's also the Kittery Trading Post, just north of Portland, ME.   I
South Holston River, TN - Advice?
I did manage to get out!  I waded a stretch of the Watauga River on Tuesday night for a couple hours and landed a decent number of browns that while small were beautiful, feisty little creatures.
old fly rods
Hey guys, I'm looking for some information:  I was recently given eight fly rods from a friend, all of them with the exception of one are glass rods. all are in decent shape but need refinishing.
Reel question: Pflueger Medalist
I fished for salmon in upstate NY quite a lot when I lived there. I have a Pflueger 1498 (I bought in the 70's made USA). I started fishing for Striper and Blues on Long Island, Connecticut and Rhode
Hello from Daytona, FL/Elk Park, NC
My name is Steve. Im new to this site. Currently live in Daytona but will probably be moving down to South Florida in the near future. Most of my fly fishing is done in Northwestern North Carolina for
Charleston in 2.5 weeks
We'll be coming from eastern TN and will be there for 4 days.  It's a quick trip but our lodging is paid for so that's a huge plus.  I'm found some info about fishing the flats around the ar
Southern Oregon Tying Hangout
About 5 hours south of the OR border...a bit far for a regular get togethers.  Have family in your area however, so spend some time up that way.
Smoky Mountain Fly Patterns
Matt-   Contact Little River Outfitters in Townsend, TN. They have a website & forum. At LRO talk to Byron or Daniel and they can give you great info on what to use. I've fished most of almos
Hey! From Georgia
thank you for the warm welcome everyone!   and yay tidewaterfly for returning to the south! ;)  :P
UV resins
What is koolaid? Is it some kind of home made American gatoraid or something? I've got no idea! Look it up, Adam.  It's a powdered drink mix ... mostly fruit flavors, sweetened.  Parents
living in florida....
Your questions on location can't really be answered since that is entirely up to your preference.  As a born and bred native who as lived all over the state and fished pretty much every coast and
Second Annual 2 in 1 Reel Recovery Swap
12 of these are ready to go     midge  
Just joined and already have a question
Lake Marion is about 70 miles south of me. Will you be in Santee?
Just joined and already have a question
Hello everyone, I just joined this forum a few minutes ago and think I'm going to really enjoy the experience. Ive been into fly fishing for some years now, mainly panfish and bass don't have much tr
I'm not as good as I once was ....
It's a bit of a common trend on this side of the world & some people decide to do it when there is not much work, take a unpaid leave from work! Go to Australia, NZ or south America, Salt water is
Turkey biots
I live in South America.... anyway, thank you for your tips...
Fly that will catch anything!
nice fly. looks like a rubber legged dragon on steroids. will work great here in the south
Franklin TN
Some of the stories that a small request such as yours will bring to memory just knock me flat, every time. You can not possibly imagine everything I remember about my journey through Franklin, or.. m
Spooked Fish
Since I fish quite a few beginners to the salt we wind up spooking fish on a regular basis.... Not bound to one stream we range far and wide by boat so a spooked fish (or a spooked spot with lots of f
Saltwater Fly Fish'N After Dark
Sandworm, if you're ever down my way (south Florida) you'll find some great night fishing... We're spoiled though, since between docklights and well lighted bridges we're actually looking right at the
The Truth
My ultimate goal is to catch fish with my flies, plain and simple. Does that make me less of a tier or fisherman? Sadly to some maybe it does, but to each their own. I've been to the South Platte and
Newbie to tying salmon flies
Thanks, guys.  After 50+ years of tying pretty simple stuff, that has served my needs very well, I finally can't resist the alure of the most beautiful flies in the world.  I'm amazed at som
Get Ready Mainers
I've been watching the water temps for my favorite rivers from the USGS water data and most of the smaller rivers have held 55 since May 6th, AKA the red quill/Hendrickson hatch and the Quill Gordon h
Craft Foam Baitfish
Ok.... These are the last two color patterns for now. One for Lakes that hold Rainbows and Pike . Match the Hatch with this Rainbow Fingerling . If your fishing the East Coast from Jupiter Inlet sout
Setting up a Hardy Bamboo rod
I personally like a rig that is slightly reel heavy. It seems to produce a balanced rig when I start swinging the rod with the wind resistance and the weight of the line in the air and of course
Trout Selectivity
I would agree that us fly fisherman do have a tendency to overcomplicate and overthink the pursuit a bit. Forgive me for the long anecdote here, but this experience comes to mind often. I saw it happe
no fish yesterday
Wow what an awesome animal! It is kind of an unsettling feeling when you are confronted it the fact that you are not at the top of the heap anymore isn't it?  I agree the really big ones tend to
saving money.....
Yeh! A nice whiting dryfly cape is better then a neddle up the arm & lasts much longer! Once had a boss in Aus that was still betting on horses in South Africa when he was pissed at night cos' all
Weedless Frog Flies
I always thought Northern Pike and Muskies swam in the same waters.  I know we don't have either down here ... Chain Pickerel being the closest fish to them relative this far south.
Might need to learn dentless paint repair
My car is a 2006 HHR we paid cash for. Truck is a 2004 Ford 150 club cab long since paid for. With the cost of insurance and older paid for vehicles I dropped full coverage on all three cars a couple
I hit a turkey!
Joe... people do run over wildlife on purpose.  It's considered a cool pastime up in the Appalachians.  On my way up here yesterday I saw four deer carcasses (in different locations in South
Headed to Vermont
Rt 2 via Lancaster NH, coming from more northern Maine. I figured the water would still be high and muddy but wasn't sure of the conditions and snowmelt, being a little further south and inland. I'll
Go to dry fly
My go to dry fly is the CDC and Elk. It's worked for me through out the Northeast and in Southern Ontario. I may not see a may fly hatch but there's always seems to be caddis around or a caddis hatch
Took some insect and river pictures on the Connecticut River today
Flytire, I'm way south of Pittsburgh, NH. I wish I lived up there I have heard the fishing up that way is amazing. This is the strech of river between Wells River, VT and Woodsville, NH. The Water tem
Pin Butt Cree Hackle Spear Fly
After doing some extensive research, Rotary and Barry, I found that the fly has indeed been kept secret for a very long time.  But I also found out that there are several versions and methods of
April 1st tomorrow!
Trout season opens tomorrow (actually 40 minutes from now) here in South Florida.
Anyone in the Johnson City area?
That link I put up is the South Holston (SoHo).  And no, that is not me in the pics.  Wish it were!
Back on track (weight loss)
Dang, I'm beginning to feel short and fat (and old). I am just a little over 6 feet tall and I had to step up to a size 36 waist this winter.  I don't know what my chest is anymore but most of it
Fly tying hooks
Cheap is the problem.  There's been a seismic change in hooks, these past 5 years, or so, as Chinese manufactures have displaced everyone else, including the Japanese.  This has resulted in
Lab Rat mouse pattern
I like to tie deer hair bugs but I also like using craft foam. Some of my favorite flies use craft foam and I would like to tie a couple of these foam mice to throw at some bass. I am curious as to wh
A Peak Vise Improvement
I have no intension of patenting anything. If I did, I certainly would not have posted it here. No intension of selling anything either. I'd rather be fishing at this stage in my life. Feel free t
How to Conduct a Good Poll?
Kirk If he's trying to use a poll to convince his wife he's not fishing more than "normal" husbands, then taking a poll from a fishing website membership is hardly convincing.  He'd need a poll f
Vintage reel for 4wt?
There are several 'vintage' reels that would work well for you and last a life time with minimal care. Martin tuna cans 61, 62, 63, South Bend 1122, Heddon 240 I think was the model#. My choice would
BIG catfish on the fly AKA catching catfish on purpose :)
In South Africa we target the Sharptooth Catfish. Can grow to 45kg.   Attached is some pics of a few big ones. In clear water we need to make long cast and use flies that push a lot of water. In
Quality Starter Vise
Thanks for the replies guys.  Sounds like a true rotary may have it's merits, I must admit the other 2x vices mentioned are attractive from the point of simplicity and access to the hook. I've lo
South Platte Advise, Please
I'll be camping at the Blue Mountain Campground just south of Lake George in Colorado the first week of August. I've never fished this area and about all I know is the South Platte and Elevenmile Cany
Bream/panfish patterns?
Tide, your observation about what was in those fish's stomachs shows you know how to get to the heart of the matter.  It's a very simple thing that many of us forget too often.  And I'd have
Least favorite fish to catch
Mudcats or as some folks up north call them Bullheads!  Nasty tasting fish although up north I have ate them.  My grandfather lived up in Arnolds Park, Iowa and he used to smoke th
Newbie from northeast Indiana
Welcome Yakker.   Don't despair.... lots of us in the south only fish for bluegills and crappies.  Ain't no trouts down here.    Those are nice starters...  second one is
Fly Boxes: Slits or Pokes
This probably belongs in your other thread, so OT here for one message :   Listen Freddo, I started with a floppy fiberglass South Bend fly rod, probably 1955 vintage with metal interlock that wa
City Park Bass
Small waters of all types are often overlooked pearls, and the only way to know if there's any fish in them, BIG fish, is to give 'em a try.  Here in the rural south, farm ponds vary even more th
FTF Fly Pattern - cussfly16 - Galloways Vladi Worm
Yeah man, it's been a good one.... The bane of the South Holston the last five years for sure!
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