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Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By gfirob
Re: Do it Yourself (DIY) vest bodkin

Great idea!

Who is this guy, Silvery Creek, and how did he become the wisest guy on the river? He posts more in-depth information about fly fishing than anybody ever. With diagrams. And...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 703
Posted By gfirob
Re: A Prayer, A Good Thought & Some Patience...

God bless you all, Jerry, and peace upon you.
Rob
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 592
Posted By gfirob
Re: Is it worth the upgrade?

Your number one mission should be to find a human being who knows how to cast, who will spend some time with you. You will probably be amazed at how much you can improve in a fairly short time if...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By gfirob
Re: My Book Of Life

Lovely post. I wish your friend well and his life is a reminder that we should all appreciate the time we have, as it looks as if you do.
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By gfirob
Re: Thoughts on Criticizing “Grip and Grin” Photos

At the risk of sounding like an a*****e, I have an esthetic problem with these pictures. The big look-at-me grin, the whole triumphalist presentation, just reminds me of old fashioned bass fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By gfirob
Fly fishing in Middlebury Vt?

I'm going to spend a week or so in Middlebury coming up and I wondered what the fly fishing situation is up there. Anybody know? Seems like they have a lot of rivers in the region and there is an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By gfirob
Re: The New Fly Fisher

This is not a national PBS show, it is a syndicated show (meaning it's on about 130 of 350 stations) so you have to search for it. It may or may not be on in your area. You could contact your...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,629
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Gear Review
Ard’s Signature Baseboard Trim Trout Rod (8’)

Very easy to find (I got mine at Home Depot) these rods are #1 in value for the price. Fit and finish are a little rough (I got a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,629
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

Well, my next fly fishing purchase is going to be one of Ard Stetts' Signature base board trim rods. If its good enough for him, its good enough for me...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By gfirob
Re: Light weight floattube for backpacking

Wow, that looks great. Kind of pricy, but amazingly small and light. I wonder what it's life span would be. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,629
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly gear that should cost double or more?

I think a related question is, does the cost of the item actually provide an improvement that you can appreciate? That is, can you actually tell the difference?

I would think of myself as an...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By gfirob
Re: Nymphing for big trout?

The only sure-fire way I know to catch big trout with nymph is to tie the nymph on a stick of dynamite and throw it in a hole you know has a big trout in it.

I think I would go with a bead head...
Forum: Other Gear 10-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By gfirob
Re: Finn utility

No experience with with the Essex bag, but it does look like a bag with a strap (although a really nice one). The Vedavoo sling pack is really unique in a lot of ways, (I reviewed in on here) and I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By gfirob
Re: Presenting a Dry Fly to Rising Trout

Wow, pretty instructive.

I particularly liked the term "current defeating motions". I find in my case that the current usually wins...

Rob
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By gfirob
Re: Decisions Decisions...

Sleep late or read the paper, that's my dilemma...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 370
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Fishing as a medical treatment?

I'm cutting work tomorrow to go fishing because I have a terminal condition called life. None of us is getting out of here alive and if we don't enjoy every day we can, savor those people and places...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By gfirob
Re: Lake cottage find. Dickerson bamboo, old Medalist and flies.

This was a great find, both the reel and the rod. The reel will clean up and work fine, I'll bet you a buck, and it's a classic. The fact that it is beat on the outside only makes it look more...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By gfirob
Re: This just in from Hollywood...

The film cost $5,500,000 and only made $350,000. So you can see why the producers were annoyed.

According to the court ruling, the producers set up an editing room for Keaton in Santa Monica, but...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By gfirob
This just in from Hollywood...

In the Hollywood Reporter this morning, I read this headline:

"Keaton Fighting Lawsuit Claiming He Ruined Movie"

Evidently, his producers are suing Michael Keaton for directing a crappy movie. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By gfirob
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best low profile/lightweight fly boxes

I have a C&F Design pocket sized box that weighs .9 oz and is made of foam with a hard plastic sides. As a comparison, the Cliff Day's Worth pocket sized box is 2.3 oz and is made of hard plastic. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 793
Posted By gfirob
Re: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer?

I took that test and I’m not sure what it told me. Seems like I’m both.

I like to buy good stuff used, or the high end of the low end (Reddington). I like to do a lot of homework and then find a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By gfirob
Re: Beginner's equipment/questions

One of the most important purchases you will need to make is adequate nippers. Many would suggest something reasonable in cost and effective in cutting tippets. Dr. Slick, say or any of the many...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishing Spot Locater

I know it. Its www.ruinfishing.com. Check it out.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By gfirob
Re: My philosophical $0.02

The city of Baltimore has been “stockpiling” water in the reservoir that feeds the Gunpowder river and makes the tailwater trout friendly. So the level is extremely low. It is running about 40 cfs,...
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