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  1. Thanks for the post. I was just thinking,...

    Thanks for the post.

    I was just thinking, "everything but the nymph could have been immitated just as well by a spinning lure," when WHAM, I saw that last one!
  2. Thread: Elk Creek 7/13

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    Interesting variety of speckled dace. They look...

    Interesting variety of speckled dace. They look very similar to the Brook Trout that are found back East. ;)

    Thanks for sharing!
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    I'm not "in the know", but I do know how to find...

    I'm not "in the know", but I do know how to find precipitation information in the internet. ;)

    It looks like if water levels are your concern, the Colorado front range is your best bet in the US....
  4. Thread: wedded bliss

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    Congratulations Jim! A long term marriage is a...

    Congratulations Jim! A long term marriage is a status symbol that money can't buy.

    My wife and I just celebrated 13 years yesterday by taking a trip together without any of our 6 kids. The rare...
  5. Anyone been fishing the Susquehana lately?

    It sounds like they're having one heck of a mayfly hatch!
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    I'll agree with Jay about the fact that a canoe...

    I'll agree with Jay about the fact that a canoe can be a beast. While I do not have a kayak, I have paddled a few, and they are much easier to control than my canoe.

    I own and use a canoe because...
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    Glad you survived the fall. Of course, everyone...

    Glad you survived the fall. Of course, everyone knows that the real danger after the first time an elderly person falls is that they are now a higher risk for falling again in the future. You should...
  8. Thread: Minimum gear

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    Well if you are hNt, you might need a stepladder...

    Well if you are hNt, you might need a stepladder to get your fly back. Just kidding, I couldn't resist the opportunity.

    Seriously though, when I go minimalist, it's usually for mountain trout...
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    And of course the cutthroats are generally...

    And of course the cutthroats are generally smaller and slower growing than either the rainbows or the browns. Who would want to stock a smaller fish, when bigger ones are available?

    But of course...
  10. Sunfish and Bass in a Clear, Pressured Pond

    I'm looking for ideas on fishing a local pond in a public city park. This pond has been open for several years now, but just this winter it joined the ranks of stocked trout water. As you might...
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    Thanks for the post, that was neat. The video...

    Thanks for the post, that was neat.

    The video description says this rapid hatching is not typical, but is unique to that particular species of mayfly.
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    Virginia waters are open year round, except for...

    Virginia waters are open year round, except for occasional thin ice that doesn't support ice fishing. Warmwater fisheries are open continuously. There used to be a trout opener around the end of...
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    Len, I appreciate this food for thought. While...

    Len,

    I appreciate this food for thought. While most of us will never catch a 27" Brown, some of us may be surprised one day, and not having a net could be devastating.
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    First Fish of 2015

    After a long winter, which I wrote about here, I finally caught my first fish of 2015. It was a redbreast sunfish in a public park stream in the city of Lynchburg. I caught the fish on my lunch...
  15. Byron, thanks for all of the useful information....

    Byron, thanks for all of the useful information. You've provided a fantastic report, and probably the most detailed summary I've seen for Patagonia. I'm glad you had such a great guiding experience....
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. It would seem...

    Thanks everyone for your responses. It would seem that there IS NOT a large crowd of people who successfully fish for smallmouth during the winter. Trout are a more common target, although they are...
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    Frustrated by my lack of success in winter

    First, I'd like to say that I'm quite fortunate to live where I do. Generally, open water can be found all winter long and there is no closed season. Furthermore, I have access to wild trout streams,...
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    The cell phones we throw away are amazingly...

    The cell phones we throw away are amazingly capable devices.

    Being a bit of a cheapskate, I have not yet gotten a smartphone for myself and my only phone is a flip-phone provided by my company....
  19. Looking for advice on Tenkara Rod for small mountain trout streams

    I?m trying to decide on my first Tenkara rod to use mostly in the small mountain trout streams in the Blue Ridge of Virginia, but possible occasional use on my backyard warmwater stream and others....
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    Continued from Post 1 13391 This is the lower...

    Continued from Post 1

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    This is the lower reaches of another local mountain trout stream, and on private property, so I don?t get to fish it here. This is about as big as most of the local...
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    What?s your definition of a small stream?

    I?m captivated by flowing water, partly because that?s what?s most available to me, but also because it?s often overlooked and because of the variety and abundance of fish species available in most...
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    Well, that's a tall order. Since I'm not planning...

    Well, that's a tall order. Since I'm not planning on learning new languages or reforming political systems for fishing, places like Kamchatka and Iran are out, though they probably both have great...
  23. I appreciate the post. I've often wondered what...

    I appreciate the post. I've often wondered what the difference was between the different types of spey lines. The marketing material just doesn't seem to explain it clearly enough to differentiate.
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  24. Whitewolf, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the...

    Whitewolf, I'm terribly sorry to hear about the theft.

    My home also was broken into about a year and a half ago; my things were ransacked, my washer, dryer, and shower were used, and at least one...
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    Lesson Learned When Wading Rivers

    I?ve waited a while to tell this story, but I think it?s worth sharing, so forgive my procrastination.

    This June, my wife was due to have our sixth (6th!) child, and because of an assessment of...
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