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  1. Very nice bug. Foam doesn't leave bubble trails...

    Very nice bug. Foam doesn't leave bubble trails as well as hair does. If you don't grease the hair you can get it wet and get it to rip underneath the surface like an escaping minnow. You can false...
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    That's a wonderful time. Hope you have many, many...

    That's a wonderful time. Hope you have many, many more.


    Charlie
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    Bill, I figure if they got a snout like a...

    Bill, I figure if they got a snout like a Doberman they probably ain't worth stickin' your fingers near 'em.:o Halibut have a set of choppers, too. I'm having fun lipping the plain jane stripers....
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    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj191/bluefish1...

    http://s272.photobucket.com/albums/jj191/bluefish1957/th_136-2.jpg

    Click on pic for slideshow.
    Sorry, Bill. I was quite busy when I got back . I'm hammering the stripes in the estuaries in...
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    Airflo- urethane, rather than PVC construction....

    Airflo- urethane, rather than PVC construction. I've had more problems with leaders, Any movement in the line is usually enough to set the hook with small midges. Unlike fishing dries in current,...
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    Same as App, I enjoyed the irony. Gotta find...

    Same as App, I enjoyed the irony. Gotta find humour in what one's passion is, otherwise it may become joyless! I went through the article , checking things off as I went. Oh boy, I missed not a...
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    There's some great beach to fish right at San...

    There's some great beach to fish right at San Onofre/San Clemente. Look up fliflicker.com for some great info on flies, techniques and a good message board. I fished it on vacation several times with...
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    I'm guessing your question is rhetorical, and...

    I'm guessing your question is rhetorical, and somewhat tongue and cheek, but for me the answer would be yes. It's a qualified yes, depending on how challenging the fishing was. If it was relatively...
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    The simplest cost saver of all- look behind you...

    The simplest cost saver of all- look behind you BEFORE you cast.:D



    Charlie
  10. I'll jump in here, as I've already fired hundreds...

    I'll jump in here, as I've already fired hundreds of casts off with a 350 on a 9 to stripers this year and will be doing so for the next 4 days. The shooting head is 30' , shorter than what is...
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    http://www.ktpevents.com/interior.php/pid/9 ...

    http://www.ktpevents.com/interior.php/pid/9 Here's a link to KTP's fishing report. It's a good cross section of what's around. It's worth a visit as Mocheur suggested, and there's some spots on the...
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    I agree with the salty suggestion. There's untold...

    I agree with the salty suggestion. There's untold miles of inshore water to explore, even with all the privatization along the Maine coast. Stripers will show up heavy in early June. Saco and...
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    That's the size I use. I actually tie them on...

    That's the size I use. I actually tie them on Mustad 34007ss saltwater hooks. I use them for stripers, too. The heavier hook counteracts the air resistance of the foam, so they cast a little easier....
  14. Thread: Cuttbow

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    May the hand that painted the side of the Golden...

    May the hand that painted the side of the Golden Trout apply its healing graces to this man in need. Cutbow lifted in prayer.

    Charlie
  15. Thread: carp flies

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    I agree with Ted wholeheartedly. I often target...

    I agree with Ted wholeheartedly. I often target carp specifically , but, occasionally will see them on a larger river I do the majority of my smallie fishing on. I've had some success using small...
  16. Thread: Orvis Helios

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    I may not be a guide in the Seychelles, but ,...

    I may not be a guide in the Seychelles, but , I've beat my 2 Helios up pretty badly and they've performed very, very well.
    I'm replying late to this, having just returned from a trip where my 6 wt....
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    Can't help you with specific water, but have...

    Can't help you with specific water, but have fished for them extensively in surrounding states. Accurate casting helps! Try to land the fly 18 to 24" away from them and slightly to the side if you...
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    I've always tied nail knots, even going to the...

    I've always tied nail knots, even going to the extent of learning the nailess nail knot so I could tie one without a tool of any kind. I've always like the nail knot as a direct connection for the...
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    I've used 9' 8 and 9 wts for the past 25 years...

    I've used 9' 8 and 9 wts for the past 25 years there. Plenty of stick.


    Charlie
  20. Good thing is it strengthens your legs for...

    Good
    thing is it strengthens your legs for float tubing and wading. :D Congrats. and that's a fine looking machine.

    Charlie
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    Notice the white and flash theme?- little...

    Notice the white and flash theme?- little minnows. Cabela's carries some jig hooks for fly tying that have a small lead head-I also use dumbell eyes tied right behind the eye to create a jig effect....
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    Early, early....

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj191/bluefish1957/111-1.jpg

    Last night, I went to a creek mouth on the Hudson River and got a 10 lb. channel cat on a size 1/0 bunny sculpin hopped on the...
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    Great to be getting out so quick this year!...

    Great to be getting out so quick this year! That's a nice gill.


    Charlie
  24. Hope it gets stretched by some giant bulls, Bill....

    Hope it gets stretched by some giant bulls, Bill. E-mail sent.

    Charlie
  25. Thread: wading advice

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    Though they are not cheap, Folstaffs are very...

    Though they are not cheap, Folstaffs are very well made and sturdy. Having done lots of winter fishing in heavy current, it's the only one I would trust that folds up. They are sturdy enough to...
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