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WILD BROWN Trout in Colorado
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Life is crazy
Zip, I am lucky to have some in the lake of the community. When I go after bass, I get a peacock every now and then. Not sure how much further north they are, but they certainly are reported further s
South African in Latvia, Northern Europe
Hey All, I'm a South African who lives in Latvia,  Recently started tying, needless to say I'm hooked.  Fly Fishing all over Europe, Russia and Africa, hopefully one day able to fish the Ame
Florida Keys Recommendations
Are you only looking to fly fish? If you are open to spinning gear, the area bridges there can be great fun, especially at night while your family is sleeping.  The Marathon bridge is a great one
Animas River in Durango, CO
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Winter Fly Fishing The ANIMAS River
One of the last free-flowing rivers in the state of Colorado, the Animas River is a unique and rare treasure. With the newest and one of the best Gold Medal Water fly-fishing sections in Colorado, the
Bass rod
I think the differentials are mostly irrelevant.  No one tournament fishes with a fly rod; in fact no one I know now tournament fishes with anything but a casting rod.  I've known several to
casting distance 5wt v 8wt
The answer is that the heavier the line wt of the fly rod, with all else being equal (fly rod length, action, rod material, etc), will cast the furthest. It is simple physics.   What makes the li
WTB SCI Anglers System One Model 789 Reel
Loking for one in very good to excellent shape -- preferably made in Japan vice South Korea.  Will pay up to $100 for a top condition reel.   Please PM me,   Rocco
Atlanta (Duluth, actually) Fly Fishing Show Feb. 3-4
Just a reminder, the show is this coming weekend.  If you are in the area, find time to come by.  The show will feature Bob Clouser, Lefty Kreh, Gary Borger, Joe Humphries, Simon Gawesworth
I hope everyone through Middle of Country is safe...
This ice storm is big and nasty. We are right on the south edge of it and yesterday and last night our trees got iced and lots of weaker branches came down. Our temps ranged from 30-32 but because we
Nautilus CCF8
I bought this in hopes of using it on a trip south and wanting a work horse reel that wouldn't let me down in a far away place. But now doesn't look like it will happen.   Sent it in last March f
Foam Mouse Fly
A cold, but dry weekend here in South Carolina. Decided to play around with some of the Rainy's Foam Mouse bodies. I had some medium and large bodies laying around, so I decided to tie up a pair of
McFly Angler - Episode 2 - Fly Fishing The San Juan River
Mac, do you ever fish the run between the "BIG ROCK" and the rock you show in the video? That looks like great water to nymph, at least it looked that way when you were walking  in the video. S
Hello from NE Ohio
Welcome from South Florida. Lots of good people to learn from on the forum.
Tamiami Trail...
I'd really listen to anything that Steve Kantner has to say about that area (since he worked charters there for many years - without a boat -similar to the way western trout guys operate out of their
Silvercreek's UV resins
Two links for  " Silvercreeks " stuff its great …….. have used it for a while …….. damn good stuff  and he's great guy too ……… UV resin sy
UV curable coatings, advise for a newbie?
Carl Z….Check these two site's out " Silvercreek " has some great stuff ….I have been using it for a while …he's a good guy you will get your stuff and it  will be good stuff an
Hello from central Virginia
Welcome to the site, Bo.   Fantastic timing.  I'll be in the Richmond area for four weeks starting January 8th.   I was hoping someone up there could fill me in on: 1)  Are there
Hi from Northeast Pa.
Welcome from South East PA.
Amazing temperature drop
I have been disappointed in the last few years with the South Florida winters. Sure, lower humidity, but, with few exceptions here and there, the temperatures hang up there in the 80s, and that is fre
Snook under the lights
A quick word about fishing around someone's dock at night... The night scene was the first thing I was lucky enough to start learning out of a boat (winter of 1972 - I was going to school on the GI bi
What Is A "Professional" Fly Tier
For Ed Gallop, you're a better man than me... after 22 years in law enforcement (during the height of the party down here in south Florida, 1973-1995, and all the BS that goes with advancing in rank u
Ready for a visit Mike??
When I read the title Steve I thought YOU were coming south to visit Mike. What's one more snow bird, you're welcome to come on down!   I was wading the flats yesterday 85 degrees in shorts
Very cool flies. How long and what size hook?   What fish are you targeting with those?  I tie a long skinny eel for cobia down south.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Santa's on his way...
Presents have arrived here in south Florida. As the mail man came in the door a draft from the north pole followed. A high of 66 f, today and a high of 73f tomorrow. Thank you Santa for the presents,
We'll be on the hardwater soon!
It was kind of funny for wife and I when we lived up there. We lived about 80 miles north of Duluth and loved winters. We showshoed, snowmobiles, cross country skis, ice fished, sledded, and spent a l
Fly fishing in Lansing early Jan?
I spent 4 years traveling to Michigan during winter. I recall one time it dropped to somewhere around -40 degrees. So cold it was the first time in the history of the University of Michigan they cance
Project Healing Waters Donations
Received 2 packages from folks today.  RickZeiger and shoebop's flies and more arrived today, Thank you for your great donations.   Blane Blane, My FHead minnows are ready to migrate South
Grass Carp Flies
About Steve Kantner - took a moment, hit google and found four or five entries for him (including Land Captain, and a book on fly fishing on foot here in South Florida..).   Knowing Steve, it's p
Your favorite fly boxes
Almost-empty peanut butter jar. Drill a hole in the lid for a lanyard. JS, starting to think you are about the most practical poster on this site. Reminds me of my Uncle, also CPO... and
Happy Thanksgiving!
Our Thanksgiving is long over but a big Happy Thanksgiving to everyone south of the border. What the heck, Thanksgiving began in the northeastern part of the U.S. before it was the U.S. but all of us
Just a regular Thursday up here in Canada. Enjoy your Thanksgiving my fly tying brothers to the south!   J
Impressions of the International Fly tying Symposiumch
One thing to consider about shows for the south. Atlanta is by far the only big city in Georgia and drawing from north Florida is no good as north of Ocala you don't have near the population in centra
Your Best 12 Trout Flies?
Cheech, I'm also a big fan of the X Raps, primarily for LM bass & Striped Bass and I don't fish them with a fly rod either! :D X-raps awesome, but avoid barbaric, blasphemy if you tie up a s
Down but not out
Salty:  haven't been out since right before Matthew, and even then I was heading further south.   But will be going out Thurs/Fri to check a few spots in the 'Goon and will let you know. 
weirdest catch
Nothing too weird. Two young seagulls with the fly rod, a pesky cottonmouth down in NW Tennessee that had to be discouraged with a whack of my fishing rod to discourage it from chasing my Jitterbug. W
Re-stocking/recycling flies...
Put simply - I live pretty much outdoors - it's A/C, when it's turned down a bit that I have difficulty with.  When I first came to south florida in late summer of 1971 I'd just gotten out of the
Softhackle Parachute Dun SBS
Found this on a South African site; kind of like a Jingler in a horizontal orientation. Per the article, "the wider hen hackle adds an extra trigger for the fish as it creates lots of movement and cre
Diy Eagle Claw Switch rod
Im sure most of you are familiar with the eagle claw glass rods. They run around thirty bucks bright yellow?   Like the article says rod builders are free to laugh their way through this one.Br
Crafty Reversed Minnow - Streamer Fly Tying Tutorial
Saw it from utube, very nice! I thought it was super cool how you tied the chart. craft fur in!! That would work for so many species here in South FL
100% Wool Fingerless Gloves
  Although I don't use fingerless gloves since it's my fingers that get cold, you did a good job on them. Got a tutorial on making fingerless gloves with a fold back mitten and thumb. Years
Grip hooks
Bvillflytyer I'm looking for hook 14723BL in szs 14 and 16. Yes McFlylures it is a brand that I think is South Africa .
To weedguard or not?
I deliberately waited until a few other folks posted on this topic before chiming in... Yes, I do use weedguards a bit on some bonefish patterns - particularly when the bug is going to be used up on t
Greetings from Pennsylvania
Hola, from South Florida.
New to Tying, New to Forum (a few early efforts)
I see quite a few trucks around here with fresh life stickers.. TXH20man, welcome. I'm fairly new here also. As a native south Floridian we target much the same species. Your off to a good start. Keep
These large mayflies hatch in sept in south eastern ontario. I believe they are hexigenia atrocudata due to thier size, wing markings, and time of hatch. I would like to tie a nymph to match, however
Flash Minnow Candy
 All around Cape Cod actually but I'm mostly familiar with the bay side of the cape and estuaries and east end of the canal when it comes to these little critters. I haven't fish out around the
Matching the Hatch....Carp
Hi group,   We have found a size 12 Sparkle Pupa tied on a scud type hook to work really well on the carp in the Snake River south of our home in Boise, ID. Take care & ...
I've got to vent ....
Dr. Vette, are you sure all that Chemo to the brain didn't confuse some of your life with the Sons of Anarchy TV show. Since my brother was past President of a chapter of a club that was an associate
Bunny Gill Streamer Fly
Bream is a common term here in the south It is? Oh ok I didn't know. I lived in south Texas for a while, but that's the closest to the "south" I've been. They do things a bit different in Texas t
First Annual Smooky Mountains Hook and Hackle
  Fly Fishing Museaum of the Southern Appalachians is hosting the first Smoky Mountains Hook & Hackle  event, a fly tyer’s weekend.   The inaugural event will be conducted o
28th Annual North Toledo Bend Rendezvous-A Gathering of Tyers 11/4-6
The Gulf Coast & Texas Councils of the IFFF, annually co-sponsor the "North Toledo Bend Rendezvous". This is the best "hands on" gathering of fly tyers in the South!Rendezvous is held the first we
Hurrican Bay FL....?
Hurrican Bay???  Never heard of it.  Get your buddy to tell you the name of the nearest good sized city (lots and lots of developments in Florida with the name "hurricane" or some variation
Targets in and around florida?
When fishing the salt down south (usa) what are you targetting? Permit, snook, bonefish, redfish, tarpon (sizes?) Florida is just a part of "down south USA".  And Florida has more than 2000 m
Everglades backcountry report - Flamingo, 16 October
No, this isn't a fly fishing report - but it should serve to let folks know what's happening as of two days ago.... For those not familiar with the salt or brackish portions of the Park you can do mos
Vote Now for Southern Hall of Fame Trout Anglers
Oh ... there are SOOOO many reasons   You don't know the half of it!!    :D :D :D   I find it hilarious when people from Atlanta and Charlotte and Nashville talk about bei
Newbie from Alabama
The Gallatin is a looong trek from Bama. What do you fish for at home? Trout I can drive about an hour south of where I live and fish a river there or drive a hour north and fish in Tennessee
Almost done with the hurricane shutters...
I was making light of the situation, because we came through it with minimal damage. I should apologize to all those less lucky. Right along the coast, it was MUCH worse.  Has anyone heard from U
Great start to opening season !!
Well guys and girls...trout season started for us in Northern New South Wales Australia. Here are some pics[attachment=58866:14446090_10153960379350509_4383352917159234965_n.jpg][attachment=58867:1444
Fall Erie Steelhead Swap
Come up early next week, I might take Monday or Tuesday off. I would have mailed mine today but I wrecked my car after work... I'm waiting at rental car place in Erie now Hey, I'd like to make it.
Learning the salt and the keys
You live in Tav? I live in South Miami, finally found someone close to me! Do you by chance have a boat?
Lucky Man
Man that's awesome, great work! Bring him over here to South Florida an we will put him on some saltwater fish!
Time to Learn how to Add Baitfish Eyes...
Hey guys, I realized that 0 of my flies are baitfish patterns, except clousers. Especially here in South Florida, baitfish is the main target for most predatory fish. I really need to tie some baitfis
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