While in New York, I was watching some young fellows
next door to my daughter throwing out their line and
then bringing it back in and then it sounded like a 22
[when] they would shoot what they brought in.
My son in law called the police and they said it was
all right as long as they were not on his property. I
have never seen this before. When they started to shoot
the water would fly in the air. This was in Theresa New York.
Do you have any idea as to what they might have been doing?
I am a beginner in the process of bamboo rod building.
Purchasing many books already I would like to begin,
however, trying to find information on the Garrison
binding machine is my problem. I have seen the pictures
and heard a great deal about it. I have most of the
equipment to build the machine but no demensions. Can
you advise? Thank you
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What does start thread on hook mean?
As promised, I am keeping you informed regarding
my quest for a flyfishing/mentor. Unfortunately,
I have no good news to report, but here goes. The
IWFF group copied me on an email that was sent to
someone who knew a guy that happened to be the previous
owner of San Diego Flyfishing shop. We contacted each
other via email (of course I had to follow up twice)
and then talked on the phone. I was familiar with the
shop he used to own here in town and we are the same
age. We both play adult softball here in town and were
scheduled to meet on Sunday June 1st at his softball
game. I called his cell phone to find out what time his
softball game was on Sunday night (called three times)
and have yet to hear from him. Basically, it was his
ideal to meet and plan our first outing. The end result
is that he basically flaked. I am pretty used to flakes,
but I really thought this would pan out and I would get
what I wanted. I thank you for your effort, it did get
the ball rolling in the right direction, it's just that
the guy probably just flaked. I am hope that I am wrong
and that he has a good reason for not contacting me, but
at this point, I chalk it up as another flake. I will keep
looking and I thank you for your quick response. I will
keep you posted if I do have any luck.
My wife and I are interested in taking up fly fishing,
we have homes in Delaware (Wilmington area) & the Northern
Neck of Virginia ( south of Warsaw, Va.) We are between
the Potomac & Rappahannock Rivers and north of the
Where is a good place to start? I have done Lake fishing,
Deep sea & flats fishing in the Fl. Keys ( we enjoy that
the most) Tarpon, Barracuda on light tackle.
Look forward to hearing from you.
I have a few questions....
1) when is it better to fish in from [front] of the trout?
rather than from behind the trout?
2) how to best locate the trout..I don't seem to be
able to see any.....
Thank you for your generous help.
Dear Sir, I presently have a bamboo fly rod blank
with no finish on it.I do not want to varnish this
blank,do you have any suggestion on how I can apply
protective finish to this blank. Thank you.
Comments: how to tie the San Gabriel fly. Love your site.
Comments: Lady Fisher,
I accidently sent a free drawing with a misspelled
email address. I redid it with my right one. Hope
this doesn't mess you up.
I would like to display this rod with the reel in
my sons room. He had several reels all in good
condition. Any idea which reel has more value?
1. Perrine Mfg Free Stripping No. 50
There was also a bait reel Langley Sreamlite #310
2. PEMCO #55
3. Martin aut' with a Pat date of Oct 9 1923
(There is a Martin Box with the #49 on it but
I'm not sure if it belongs to this reel because there is no 49
I could see on the reel itself)
4. Pflueger Medalist #1494
5. Weberkraft Nylon No. 500
Comments: I have a 4 piece sage 6wt XP fly rod. Using
a 6 wt WF floating line at present. The line does not
seem to load the rod enough. My friend says that I
could go to an 8 wt line, I am wondering if I should
go to a 7 wt . or an 8 wt. Any comments.
I enjoyed reading the poem by Jack Schweigert. I have
been in his shop many times when he and Ann were still
there. I would like to use that poem in a book I am
writing. Where does one get permission to use such
I read your article on Flyanglersonline about how much
better is flyfishing from any other way of fishing.
I am 23 years old and I have been fishing my whole
life in the mountain streams on northern Italy where
I live. I must say first of all that I love fly fishing
at least as much as you say you do. But there is a
number of things I would like to point out.
For sure fly fishing is a very challanging way of
catching fish, but:
First that's not true that using a spinning gear
(let's say in a very small mountain stream inside
a forest, 3 hours away from the closest house, human
being and road, with very spooky native brown trouts)
it's just a matter of casting and turning your reel
handle. It's a way of fishing that, if done thinking
about it, after some hours gets you (and your nerves)
really tired. (more than fly fishing in a no kill river
close to big city and with hatchery trouts and a million
people next to you, let's say close to Milan or
Second that's not true that only flyfishers respect
the fish. I am sad to say that I saw people treating
fish like trash even using a fly gear. (that includes
using a too light (cane or graphite) rod and tippet
that forces to play the fish very slowly tiring it to
death..). I can garantee you also that there are a
lot of people who don't know how to cast a fly but
really protect trouts in every way they can (including
using barbless single hooks on their spoons)
Third and I belive most important, probably we
(as flyfishers) should never keep an "we are a
gifted elite" attitude. The reason that probably
a lot of anglers don't like us (particularly in
countries like Italy where flyfishing is not as
popular as somewhere else (UK & USA)). How many
times instead of arguing with another no fly angler
about who got first on that pool you smiled at him
or her and give him her a little advice on how to
catch and release more trouts??
Flyanglers are all alike on the river: trouts show
us it when (hopefully not too often) they just
decide not to feed on anything and every single
cast (fly, worm, spoon) is equally unuseful.
Hope you got my point,
Let's go fishing,