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Hello from Redway Ca!
Welcome to the site, Jmox.  Lots of good fishing areas between you and San Francisco.  I have been in French Camp (south of Stockton) several times ... and might be there a year from now if
Looking For A Good Agent Orange Fly Pattern
Been using this Agent Orange pattern in South Africa to catch good size Carp. Originally a Bonefish fly   Wet Fly Hook # 4-6 Orange Chenille Orange Crystal Flash with Grizzly Hackle tips  
November Blues
I love the South.  Here in NC, as well as east TN and SW VA, we fish year round!  Not just trout, but all fish.  Jan and Feb are pretty slow, but there are still fish to catch.  I
Black Rabbit
See that pattern working for Largemouth Yellowfish in South Africa
Fly Tying Beginner
I'm about 90miles south of Chicago. Any idea what town the market was in?
Suggested Flies & Poppers?
Thanks for the comment artimus!    Panfisher, you're welcome!   One more thought. For panfish flies, you can save some money by finding cheaper hooks. You don't need the top dollar fly
Hunting for Materials
I'm different, I guess, being limited to the South where plenty of critters live, but not very furry and condusive to fly tying materials.  Got lots of Wood Duck feathers, more than I'll ever nee
Favorite streamer
Tidewater I was totally focused on trout in my post. My blues and striper saltwater clousers are not sparse. I fish the striper runs with wide alewife patterns in South Carolina.
Fly Tying Supplies
A question as old as time, or at least the Internet. There are tons of stores and you'll get as many suggestions. Honestly I have foregone Internet retailers as an exclusive source of materials.
cold fronts and the effect on trout fishing
That's a good question FlaFly, I'm, curious to hear the answer as well.  I would also add in other warm water outflows like springs. We have areas here like Crystal River where springs pump out c
October flies from the bench
Simon, mine two until I moved north. I will get down south for some grayling this year. Really miss them living here. Cheers, C.
Having fun with some pikes
They spend the time out around the islands in south east Denmark, it is considered sea area, and then they move into the cove the two times a year. Pretty much as the coastal pikes in Sweden move in a
Worst of the best.
I will say being from the south that ive never even heard of half the flys you guys speak of.  Alot of talk down here about a spoon fly but never got one to work for me??
Hello from Manitoba
welcome, and tell us a bit about yourself so we'll know whom we're talking to.  I see your favorite fish is smallmouth bass, so that means you're not from the deep south or the southwest.
Hello from Romania
And welcome from Denmark too. Let me know if you decides to travel here or south Sweden, I might be able to give you a few insights... Henrik
Critique this Muddler
I'll see what I can do - most of mine only last long enough to get shredded - and I never got any orders for them from any of the shops I tied for so I never put up any masters.... It was noted above
Gonna Need a Bigger Kayak
FlaFly, Makos and spinners are completely different species (at least what we call spinners here down south). I have never heard of makos inshore in Florida and the spinners we get are much closer rel
Those OTHER pheasant feathers
Here is something you may not know. The Matuka was created in New Zealand and they call it Matuko. At least that is what they say in the south Pacific.
Florida's untalked about hatch that pan fish love
Looks good to me. As i am living in south western Florida, i am going to have some ready this year. Thanks fore sharing. Chuck
Everglades days, Biscayne Bay nights - last week of August
Here's a copy of this week's fishing report. Not a lot of fly fishing (skip to the night portion for fly only...). As usual at night we're mostly using 8 or 9wt rods, floating lines, with a single
I love it when a plan comes together
Morning / evening all :P   Haven't been putting a lot up in the way of reports of late.. So just thought I'd pop a quick little post up highlighting a couple of my recent trips...   Nothing
salt water materials?
Your son lives in paradise. I have a friend that is a trooper in both, north and south, islands of New Zealand. I have another in Australia. Both avid anglers and tiers. I do know you can catch R
Top 5 rivers you want to fish...
Little Juanita, PA Penns Creek, PA Ausable River in Grayling, MI for the Hex hatch White River, AR South Holston (silly cause I live fairly close)
Hello from California
Welcome to the site.  A fisherman who doesn't brag ???  ALL fishermen brag, especially about the ones they ALMOST caught.  You, young Jedi, have much to learn !!!   Okay, joking as
Billings, MT
These are the public access sites on the Stillwater:     I generally stay in Absarokee, MT and fish the upper sections of that river. This time of year, the rocks in there can be quite slip
New here and already need advise.
Hi Doug,    My short distance vision started going south in my mid-forties. That was about ten years ago, and it's slowly gotten worse. To help thread smaller fly's, I use this tippet to fly
Latest bonsai tree
Yep your stuck bud lol. Hopefully I'll have pics of this one before winter...because this thing backbuds like an SOB. So IF if survived the transplant, I'll know and have new growth soon.   BTW..
uv lamps
 You need to read this and talk with  Henry aka Silver Creek…he's the guy to talk to about resins and UV lights got mine from him and it is the best I've ever used……..UV re
fly type advice
Hi, I am fishing a very small brook that I think has brook trout in it. The brook is very narrow, just a few feet with brush on one side and weeds on another up stream there is some thicker brush. The
Blackbird wings
In the last 12 years or so, American Crow populations have been decimated by West Nile Virus.  Fish Crows populations do not seem to be as adversely effected..   The range of the American Cr
Montana 2014
There's a whole lot of "Western Montana".  North or south?   It doesn't matter .... here's my recommendation. Go to  It allows you to get some good information about
Heading to Fort Myers Beach/ Estero Island
Any places recommended in South Tampa Area to fish in 15ft Jon boat with 15hr outboard and trolling motor?
Casper, WY
The only Frying Pan I know of is in Colorado, near Aspen.  The North Platte runs right through town.  There are several fly shops, and a Sportsman's Warehouse in Casper.  They should be
Casting For Recovery Fly Boxes
FYI I got the following email from CFR today:   Hello Bob!   Just wanted to let you know that the flies have arrived safe and sound.  They are incredible!!!!   I sent out an email
Added another species to the list...
A lot of the lakes around here (central Kansas) have automatic fish feeders on them. They go off twice a day. Every 12 hours. If it goes off at 7 in the morning, it will go off at 7 in the evening. I
Fishing buddy
Don't worry I've always been south too, my dad went to Montana though, came back with pics of all the wildlife, and told me how they used marshmallows to trout fish.
Need Light-Weight STABLE Boat Recommendations
My wife and I own a house where we hope to retire in about 3 years that is across the road from people with waterfront property on a large hydro-electric lake in South Carolina. I have talked to a lad
Hoping The Pond Stalker Is Welcome Here!
PondStalker,   Your more than welcome.  To a former cold water stalker, transplanted to the deep south, warm water input is always welcome.  A nice blog also.  
Nice shark's teeth !!! Where are you collecting those?  I've found some on the beaches of Florida, but nothing that size.  I remember living in Charleston, South Carolina in the late 70s ear
The Bumblepuppy revisited
History says that Gordon and his fellow fly tyers used too play with his pattern and change it to suit their whims, "the Bumblepuppy" has lots of different interpretations, here is mine. I hope Ted wo
Firetiger Streamer and Painted Fish Masks
Great looking fly, those colors work great here in the south on bass.
2nd life
Chase ... When sitting on a log, remember that it's the water moving, not you.  You don't have to compensate for current. Or perhaps you decided to look up at the birds and the trees? Or you were
What's up from Slapout, AL.
  Well I've come to the conclusion that if I don't start reaching out for help I'll just continue to suck at what I love to do. I've been flicking fur, feathers, and foam for about three years no
Happy Canada Day!! And a quick thanks
Just wanted to wish a happy Canada day to my fellow Canadians! And to my American friends to the south, wishing you a happy early Independence Day. Would also like to take this time to thank all of th
Jon Boat
Do yourself a favor if you are planning on a johnboat. Get at least a 14 and 48" wide. A 36" is ok on small streams but canoes are better IMO. Plan on a trailer to stave of back strains or worse. I do
Craft Fur Minnow and Recent Report
Great permit... When I came back to guiding almost 20 years ago and went full time a very well respected long time fly angler who lives in the Keys and has caught everything from billfish to permit on
Gotta love them bluegills!
Great article!  I could have written that myself (but nowhere near as well).  I do have to admit that the Mainiacs have a point.  When the predator population is eliminated, or reduced,
What is it?
good Lord... at one point I was stationed with a guy from swampass South Carolina and another one from downeast Maine and yet another kid from inner-city Pittsburgh----- listening to them all talk at
Looking help in palm beach fl
Go to Singer Island and check out the Munyon Island area on the north end of Singer.  There are mangroves and shallow flats good for wading.   There are trout, snook and some reds, as well a
If it comes from Mike, you can be sure it's a little bit of both.  But truly, most Floridians consider the panhandle as "South Alabama".  Only freshwater up there comes from Ala and Ga. 
looking to get into tying in Houston
You've got a wonderfully large Bass Pro Shop just South of Houston, and another one West, out in Katy. BPS carries some good starter kits ... and they have all the individual tools needed, if you want
Brand new in Houston, TX
First off. Thanks! FlaFly-I am from Wisconsin. Born and raised. My wife and I moved to Texas from MN about 6 years ago. Golfer- I live on the north side. Near the woodlands. Not in them but close. I
Fly Fishing Ca, Aqua Duct
Funny.  Fished the aqueduct once many years ago south of  Los Banos, before I picked up the fly rod, and never went back.  Might have to try it again someday...
What is tenekra fishing
So the bottom line, really, is that a regular fly rod can do all that a tenkara rod can do, plus a whole bunch more.     If you're that good, and that specialized, that it makes sense t
What Motivates Young People to Get into This Sport?
I started spin fishing with my dad when i was really young and loved it. Then i wanted to learn more ways to catch fish. I wanted to learn fly fishing from a very early age. I did learn to tie flie
panfish flies help
I'm using a shimsno reel on a Deep South rod, made for light minnow baits and topwater, but I also have an ugly stick heavy action for heavier baits, just a quick rod change.
Im in need of an insect
It's possible that the lake trout were eating other small fish that were on the bottom eating scuds....   Just a thought.  We don't have lake trout here in the south, so I have no experience
18's and 20's
I tend to agree with two_nymph_rig, at least when fishing are rising and you can't see what they're rising to.  It depends on location.  The area where I live in the SE corner of PA is not n
Czech nymph fishing in swedish stream
Awesome. Just awesome, I could only dream of trout in the Deep South, but I've got all the bass and bluegill a boy could ever want... I'd still rather trout fish though... What was that curious little
EP fibers vs Congo Hair
Here's my take on synthetics in general (although I'm probably a 90 to 95% natural materials tyer....). I'd recommend buying a package of any synthetic first - then try it out a bit for different ap
Gold Rib Hare's Ear.....kicking my butt!
years ago when beads were first gaining popularity, I was fishing a section of the South Platte river in Colorado below Deckers and couldn't stop catching those trout on a bead head gold ribbed hares
Wulff Swap
Netabrookie, if you were to go north in late summer or early fall you would think it was paradise. Then the first 20 below blizzard hits with 40mph winds and the plow plows in your driveway you just c
South Holston Trip???
Netabrookie Glad your son made it back!  Give him a big thanks from me and my family.  You are choosing a great area to visit.  There are a number of options to fish not just the South
Finally... Bluegills!
The world record Bluegill was caught in South Carolina in 1998 and weighed 5 lb. 7 oz.   According to fisheries scientists, a 1 lb. bluegill would be 10.5 inches long.   A 3 lb. BG
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