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    Allen Gear ready

    It looks very nice, very colorful indeed. Is this smooth enough to word?? homes for lease New York NY
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    Posted 12-08-2012 at 04:06 AM by melissaswatts melissaswatts is offline
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    Bit of a NAFFF meet up

    Nice underwater video! Fantastic!
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    Posted 10-19-2012 at 07:14 AM by crruns crruns is offline
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    the hunt begins

    Good luck
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    Posted 09-15-2012 at 05:25 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    fresh fish

    Hi Mike,

    Sometimes 3 fish in 4 hours isn't bad
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    Posted 03-21-2012 at 01:42 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Bit of a NAFFF meet up

    Hi Mike,

    Very cool that you guys can get together like this, I could not get audio on the video but I got the idea. Would have been cool to see some Spey casting, who's using the long stick?
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    Posted 03-18-2012 at 12:21 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    first catch on my own fly

    It's a cool moment when the first fish is caught on a fly you created...Congrats

    Dave
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    Posted 03-01-2012 at 06:07 PM by littledavid123 littledavid123 is offline
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    first catch on my own fly

    One of the great moments in a fishermans history . Doesn't get any better than that.
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    Posted 02-24-2012 at 12:56 AM by theboz theboz is offline
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    Derby City Fly Fishers meet up recap

    Nice pictures and entry Mike, a very pretty creek and that exposed bedrock strata has me wondering, do you do any fossil hunting? I have a regular rock hound bag, an old WWII era map & document pouch that holds my rock hammers and chisels along with some newspaper to wrap goodies in after collection. You are in a good location for some good finds. Just looking at the outcrop I am hazarding a guess that it is late Mesozoic (cretaceous) period and early Tertiary period deposition. It may be much younger but my guess is that there will be some stuff in that area.

    The streamer you got the fish on looked like a Light Spruce, what was it?
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    Posted 01-11-2012 at 07:04 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Posted 01-10-2012 at 09:25 AM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    Allen Gear ready

    tested Xa Rod

    well I took the xa 8wt out for a casting session at the pond,, I say it that way because no fish were caught. I will say this about the 10ft xa it has smooth action and potenitial for great distance, but not with the line Im using. I got the allen 8wt line on the xmas deal and although very smooth casting it felt like it wouldnt shoot like my cv2 6wt line, I think I will try the Rio Grand line I was recommended by Evan from Allen, but first I will test my 6wt cv2 line on the Xa and see it that helps since I am used to casting it. But I can tell even with only one season behind me that this rod will be a canon once I get the line right.

    Mike

    ps, was a rather strange wind today also, but I dont think that was as much of a factor.
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    Posted 12-28-2011 at 10:47 PM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    Crazy weather..

    Well today was a bust, it had rained more then I thought it was going to and the creek was high. might try again this weekend. I gotta fish any chance I get because I know winter will hit one of these days.
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    Posted 12-21-2011 at 10:06 PM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    Fresh trout

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    Hares Ear Nymph size 12 or 14. This is a close match to the pellet food they get at hatcheries. A turn of lead on the hook before dubbing the hair will ensure a nice 'plop' when it lands. They actually should respond to the sound and sight of the nymph hitting the surface.

    good luck,

    Ard
    thanks, I tryed a small bead head with no result yet, not sure whats its called but it was working the other day. hope to get back at them wednesday.
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    Posted 10-23-2011 at 07:13 PM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    Fresh trout

    Hares Ear Nymph size 12 or 14. This is a close match to the pellet food they get at hatcheries. A turn of lead on the hook before dubbing the hair will ensure a nice 'plop' when it lands. They actually should respond to the sound and sight of the nymph hitting the surface.

    good luck,

    Ard
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    Posted 10-23-2011 at 05:22 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    30 mph winds..

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    Sometimes wind can be your friend. Like a heavy drizzle the wind disrupts the smooth surface and thus limits the fishes ability to detect your movements. This allows for you to get much closer to a casting target and so cuts down on the length of the cast. Unless that 30 mph wind is blowing on a 37* day I wouldn't hesitate to go get them.

    perhaps, its not that cold yet here. I just dont care to fight the wind if theres an option. been getting in some good kite flying.
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    Posted 10-16-2011 at 10:33 AM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    30 mph winds..

    Sometimes wind can be your friend. Like a heavy drizzle the wind disrupts the smooth surface and thus limits the fishes ability to detect your movements. This allows for you to get much closer to a casting target and so cuts down on the length of the cast. Unless that 30 mph wind is blowing on a 37* day I wouldn't hesitate to go get them.
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    Posted 10-16-2011 at 09:12 AM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    30 mph winds..

    Bend down the bards and you can fish in the wind...lol
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    Posted 10-15-2011 at 08:28 AM by littledavid123 littledavid123 is offline
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    Short trip to the creek with Grandpa

    Click the image to open in full size.

    thanks, He didnt take the photos, my mom did with my slr while keeping an eye on him and grandma, which were both in wheelchairs. was a good time, I wish I could ave kept one of the fish on the hook..
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    Posted 09-02-2011 at 09:32 PM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline
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    Short trip to the creek with Grandpa

    Hi Mike,

    So............the picture was taken by your Grandfather? I'll bet he enjoyed having you go with him, I've been trying to get ready for what it'll be like to be older. I say that because at just short of 57 I see the difference when I go trout fishing. I'm used to sneaking around and crawling / creeping through the bushes to get position and every year it is harder to do. I still do it but I cover a lot less ground than I did 25 years ago, heck even just ten years ago it was easier.

    You're a good fellow for taking time for the old guy and I know he loves you for it.

    Ard
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    Posted 09-01-2011 at 11:25 PM by Hardyreels Hardyreels is offline
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    Short trip to the creek with Grandpa

    Kudos for taking your Granpa with you.

    Dave
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    Posted 09-01-2011 at 01:25 PM by littledavid123 littledavid123 is offline
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    great day on the river again,

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    Mike

    Have you started tying your own flies yet?

    Dave
    I have not, maybe this winter I will.
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    Posted 08-29-2011 at 07:23 PM by mbphotos54 mbphotos54 is offline












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