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  1. 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...

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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...
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    Sticky: After I picked up fly-fishing in 2011, I spent...

    After I picked up fly-fishing in 2011, I spent some time wandering around the internet looking for every scrap of information I could find. While many sites had nuggets to offer, none have kept my...
  6. 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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  7. 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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    Trout fishing on private property

    I have often wondered what the fishing was like say, 1 mile downstream. Since few landowners own more than 100 yards of streambank, it's never made sense to me to ask permission to find out. But your...
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    Fall in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    Friday afternoon I arranged my affairs to leave work just early enough to stop at a stream before heading home without being late to the boss and kids. It had been a while since I had made it up to...
  11. Why are My Fishing Outings so Unsuccessfull?

    This past weekend I went on a long-anticipated fishing/camping trip with three of my sons (7, 5, and 1.5) and an adult friend. We floated down the Maury River (medium sized relatively swift river...
  12. If this was a recent fall, I hope you recover...

    If this was a recent fall, I hope you recover quickly. If this happened some time ago, I trust it has caused you to be more careful since then. I think about the possibility of events like what you...
  13. I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience, and...

    I'm sorry to hear about your bad experience, and I'm glad to hear that you have recovered from the bites.

    In the interest of adding to this lesson, does anyone have a good idea about what kind of...
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    BR, Sorry I was late to the party. Let me tell...

    BR,

    Sorry I was late to the party. Let me tell you about my experience with fly lines, since I got into flyfishing in 2011. I bought a mass-produced 5/6wt kit similar to the one you did, and it...
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    Wading Boots - Required?

    I'm a frequent fly-fisher, but mostly I fish from the bank of small streams that can either be jumped or stepped across. I do have a pair of boot-foot neoprene waders that I use occasionally in...
  16. Thread: Trout Tutorial

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    Len, I'd love to hear how you'd fish the hole....

    Len,

    I'd love to hear how you'd fish the hole. But until then, here would be my approach.

    Yes, I'd likely be in a similar position to the pictured angler. If I were really feeling ambitious (in...
  17. Thanks WarrenP for starting this thread. As a...

    Thanks WarrenP for starting this thread. As a recent convert to fly fishing, I had always assumed that fly fishers were elitist and opinionated, and not particularly interesting. My experience has...
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    Figuring out this nymphing thing

    I had a chance to get to a nearby step-across stream for about an hour early Saturday morning, while the wife and kids were still asleep. This was my first fishing trip to this type of stream since...
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    That's great news for the North Platte. Could...

    That's great news for the North Platte.

    Could you tell whether the spawning fish were hitting a fly? I had a similar experience on a local high gradient mountain trout stream here in Virginia...
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    I was there in June of last year, on my drive...

    I was there in June of last year, on my drive back to Virginia from California.

    It's basically a 13,000' mountain in the middle of the Nevada desert, not far from the Utah border. I didn't stay in...
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    Trending up, finally!

    If the weather trend around here continues, we'll have warm water in a couple of days. It's supposed to be cold on Thursday, but then back to the 50s and 60s for Friday and beyond.
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  22. Thread: Paradise Creek

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    Thanks for the post. It was very informative, and...

    Thanks for the post. It was very informative, and I love the eye candy.

    Brook trout are also the native trout in my state and still quite abundant in some areas, but I have never heard of gill...
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    There's open water in South Dakota in February?...

    There's open water in South Dakota in February? Who knew?

    Great job on the trout, er suckers!
  24. Congratulations on getting published! It's online...

    Congratulations on getting published! It's online at http://dnr.wi.gov/wnrmag/2014/02/trout.htm.

    Have you ever considered contributing to FAOL?
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    Update on Sunday

    A little more about yesterday, now that I have a keyboard in front of me.

    The flows were really good, certainly due to the 50% above normal rainfall we've had here since the beginning of the year,...
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