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    Or, if you're really lucky you'll hook into a...

    Or, if you're really lucky you'll hook into a striper or twelve. They fight like crazy! They can often be caught closer to the Nofolk side of the Hampton to Norfolk tunnel... easy to get to and if...
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    Lake Prince and the other small lakes in that...

    Lake Prince and the other small lakes in that area offer good fishing with a lot of different species... including land-locked Stripers.

    The James River can be fun too.

    The Chickohomny is a...
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    Your Flyer looks really cool! There are a lot of...

    Your Flyer looks really cool! There are a lot of flying fish in the waters that I frequent. Hmm, I don't have any flying fish flies... yet. :mrgreen:

    Congrats on becoming a media star too,...
  4. Thread: carp

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    Holy Cow Clay! Nice catch. How much did that...

    Holy Cow Clay! Nice catch. How much did that big one weigh?
  5. Thread: smallmouth

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    Hey DDRRedneck500, I think fishing for...

    Hey DDRRedneck500,

    I think fishing for smallmouth is just fishing where they are. :mrgreen: ...and maybe using slightly different flies.

    Where do you live in Virginia? I'm from Hampton, but...
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    Hey Raw69, Wow, I really like the tying job on...

    Hey Raw69,

    Wow, I really like the tying job on the Whit's Damsel Nymph on http://www.madriveroutfitters.com/pc-3272-219-whits-damsel-nymph.aspx!

    That looks like it would catch a bunch of...
  7. Thread: smallmouth

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    Hi The Rappahannock River in eastern Va is...

    Hi

    The Rappahannock River in eastern Va is really good for Smallmouth. There seems to be a ton of them in the 11" range, bigger ones tend to be scarcer. However, an 11" Smallie on a light rod...
  8. Thread: Grand Slam!!!

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    Excellent! Thanks Grubb! What's the name of...

    Excellent! Thanks Grubb!

    What's the name of that stream or is it top secret? :wink:

    I'm heading back to visit my family in the middle of June. I wonder if there's any chance of finding some...
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    Fair enough Grubb, I don't really know how to...

    Fair enough Grubb, I don't really know how to upload photos either. :lol:

    I'm lookin' forward to seeing your shots.
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    That sounds wonderful... that's one of my...

    That sounds wonderful... that's one of my favorite regions in the Atlantic states.

    Take some photos, buddy... pleeease. :p
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing that. ;) It seems...

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing that. ;) It seems like such an obvious addition to a vest. I wonder if there are more out there like that?
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    I second everything that CoachBob is saying. ...

    I second everything that CoachBob is saying. And, if your PFD isn't cumbersome, you're more likely to actually wear it all the time. Furthermore, if it's hot outside, the inflatable doesn't insulate...
  13. Thanks jkilroy! It seems like the verdict is...

    Thanks jkilroy!

    It seems like the verdict is unanimous: regular line works.

    Thanks to all who replied.
  14. I saw some Rotomod kayaks at a shop in Bangkok a...

    I saw some Rotomod kayaks at a shop in Bangkok a couple of weeks ago. They have a lot of freeboard, so I'd say they have come fairly close to combining a kayak and a canoe... not really a big fan of...
  15. Hi Stan, Yep, I'm only buying four-piece rods...

    Hi Stan,

    Yep, I'm only buying four-piece rods from now on. I've got a couple of two-piece rods and they're such a pain to travel anywhere with.

    I did some fishing with one of my 8 wt Orvis...
  16. Thread: yak question

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    I would like to echo gigmaster's suggestions. I...

    I would like to echo gigmaster's suggestions. I always go for a decked kayak vs a sit-on-top, but there is a strong contingency that is pro sit-on-top for fishing. I don't fully agree, but that's...
  17. Thread: yak question

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    I've been an avid paddler for more than 30 years...

    I've been an avid paddler for more than 30 years and run a kayaking company in southern Thailand. I have had close to a hundred or more kayaks through the years.

    If you're into speed at all,...
  18. Thanks Bob, I took a look at the Bass Pro Shop's...

    Thanks Bob, I took a look at the Bass Pro Shop's rods and there are about three that appeal to me. The prices are certainly nice.

    There's a Bass Pro Shop in my hometown of Hampton, Va too.
    ...
  19. Thanks buddy... the temperature here is always...

    Thanks buddy... the temperature here is always between 85 and 95 degrees, so not too extreme.

    Why would you "rather be in Ohio than WV?" If I could have found work in WV, I might not have moved...
  20. It's my understanding that tropical lines are bit...

    It's my understanding that tropical lines are bit stiffer. Hmm, I don't see a tropical 3 wt, so I reckon I should try the normal stuff. :cool:

    Thanks,
    Dave
  21. Thanks for all of your speedy replies. What...

    Thanks for all of your speedy replies.

    What I'm thinking about is getting a 3 wt outfit to catch some of the more unique creek/river fish here in Thailand. It would be fun on a light rod. Any...
  22. Do I really need tropical line in the tropics?

    Living at latitude 8, I've been told that I should use tropical fly line on all of my reels. I've heard that the softness/subtleness of regular line won't cast as well in hotter climates.

    But, it...
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    Hey Rick, thanks for the advice! I've never...

    Hey Rick, thanks for the advice! I've never heard it put quite this way... I was aware that they were easy to spook, but they can hear me talk? Hmm, I reckon I'll have to stop mumbling to myself...
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    OK, let me rephrase my statement then: sit-inside...

    OK, let me rephrase my statement then: sit-inside kayaks are more efficient and therefore faster. Your 'return on investment' is higher, meaning, you go further quicker with the same amount of...
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    Hi guys, Being an avid paddler for over 32...

    Hi guys,

    Being an avid paddler for over 32 years and being in the business for 16 of those years, I'd always opt for a proper sit-inside kayak, like the Tribal (Tribalance). BTW, I currently own...
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