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About DFoster

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  • Birthday 12/30/1965

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    Charlton MA

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  1. It poured buckets for hours here on Saturday. My local rivers are blown out and tough to fish. I was fortunate to land these two.
  2. MARCH BROWN HOOK: #8 THREAD: RUST BROWN 6/0 TAIL: PARTRIDGE TAIL FEATHER FIBERS BODY: HARELINE DARK HARE’S EAR RIB: MYLAR TINSEL – GOLD MEDIUM HACKLE: PARTRIDGE BROWN WING: HEN PHEASANT PRIMARY SLIPS HEAD: S.H. HARD AS NAILS
  3. RED HEAD RABBIT HOOK: #10 NYMPH THREAD: BLACK #70 UNDER BODY: .20 WIRE TAIL: HARES MASK - NATURAL ABDOMEN/BODY: HARES MASK DUBBING - NATURAL RIB: GOLD WIRE - SMALL HACKLE: HEN PHEASANT COLLAR: RED FUR HEAD: BLACK THREAD
  4. My last outing was Sunday. Beautiful weather, beautiful Trout stream. After landing 2 I lost the next 6 off barbless flies and a couple of them were really nice fish. One might have been a personal best Brown Trout. Not my day. I went home cracked a beer and pondered why I put myself through this. Then I realized that I can't wait to get out again.
  5. Gordon's are tough to tie on a #18- well done Sandan!
  6. That's a great problem to have! Nice fish!
  7. I find a vest works best and is most comfortable for me. I like to have a lot of options when I'm fishing, which means weight and a vest distributes the weight evenly. My vest is made out of synthetics. Kuiu makes top of the line stuff and their pricing reflects it. My son in law is an avid hunter and recommended them when he found out I was looking for a brush pant. I considered Kuiu brush pants but they were overkill for what I needed. On occasion I might brush against a briar or I might need to push through a few feet of brambles to get to a casting spot The Kuiu's are designed for chasing small game through miles of really nasty stuff. I'm definitely going to take a hard look at the pants and shirts you posted and I agree nothing beats Merino for warmth.
  8. Yesterday after work. Recent thunderstorms had this river high, fast and broken so I was forced to use two weighted nymphs and a split shot. I wasn't expecting the river to be as high as it was and bringing my 7' 6" -3 wt bamboo which doesn't like weight very much was a mistake. My 9'- 5 Weight would have been a better choice given the conditions. I had to deal with several nasty leader tangles but with some careful casting I made it work. These two were taken on a #14 Holy Grail and a #14 GRHE.
  9. I tie trout flies size #10 to #26 and streamers for trout, land locked Salmon and smallmouth from size #10 to #4. The reality for trout fishermen is that there are times when really small flies are the only way to catch them. For me size 18 classic dries and winged wets are a challenge. A powerful head band magnifier helps a lot but anyway you cut it tiny flies are tough. I can do it but it's always a struggle.
  10. My wife went to Disney with our daughters and Grandkids and left me all alone- What to do? These bows were stocked over a month ago and the river was really pressured for about 2 weeks. The crowds have gone so I decided it would be a good time to go. I had the place to myself on Saturday afternoon. #1 on a Stewarts Black Spider, #2 on a bead head CDC nymph and #2 on a Stone Fly. Sunday it was time to go out for some wild fish. I went for Brook trout but ended up catching land locked salmon par. Small, but they are super aggressive, fight really hard for their size and are great fun on light tackle.
  11. That's a great day!
  12. Rough but better than the alternative. 😧
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