Originally Posted by Hardyreels
Every post you make contributes to this group, welcome to the board! It's been a while since I was in Brooklyn. Have you ever been over to LI and fished in the Carmans River?
No I haven't been to the Carman's, I did read about it last night after finding a story about it in these forums.
I am not much of a freshwater fisherman...I started fishing as a kid by catching bluegills in a lake, since then I've managed to catch a few bass (largemouth or smallmouth- I wasn't sure) and thats about the extent of my freshwater fishing experience.
I intend to learn how to catch a trout or two from a river or stream on a fly , I just haven't been able to do it yet. Last winter as a way of combating cabin fever I picked up a vice and began to tie flies, that is very addicting too.
Almost all of my fishing experience is in the salt, and most of it and my love is surf fishing for striped bass. If I hit the lottery I would still be a dedicated surf fisherman. I picked up the fly rod about 3 years ago with the intention of learning to catch a striper, but it has been a slow process for me, as I often go back to my 10 ' 6" surf rod and hunt the striped bass whenever I can.
In the last 2 or 3 years I have collected quite a few fly rods and reels, and lines....some new, some used. I have an 8 wt orvis, an 8/9 wt albright GP, 2 10 wt rods (orvis and st croix), and a 10/11 wt rod (st croix) for the salt--all 9'.
For freshwater I have a 3/4wt 7'6" rod, 5wt orvis 9', and a cheap 5/6 wt scientific anglers rod.
Now I need to figure out what to keep and what will work best for me.
I think I may be a tackle junkie.