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Forum: Bahamas 01-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Turks and Caicos?

Check out this article from Flyfishing In Saltwaters. Paddleboarding on S. Caicos.

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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Your favorite species of fish to catch on a fly rod?

The one I'm getting ready to cast too.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Must have bonefish flies

Based on my experience in the Bahamas, color is more important than pattern so having several colors of standbys like Gotchas and Crazy Charlies is more important than having a ton of different...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-04-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,996
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: What were your top 5 Bonefish Flies in 2010

Some of my favorites are personal variations on other flies:

Big Ellie - Like Aaron Adams Big Bone but with Brown grizzly hackle and orvis' barred bunny.

Bunny Gotcha - Same as a Gotcha, but...
Forum: Northeast 03-30-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Warwick, RI

Thanks Riptide. Just the kind of info. I was looking for. I will probably only be able to fish for an hour or two early in the morning before my meetings, but will try Jamestown etc. when i get the...
Forum: Northeast 03-29-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By hsmith1313
Warwick, RI

I will be in Warwick in June and was wondering if there are any easily accesible places to fish from shore.

Thanks,
Forum: Bahamas 03-29-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Heading to the Bahamas

If you have not fished for bonefish before you definately want to get guide. On my first trip to the islands i thought I would go DIY, I mean how hard can it be to:
1. find a place that is firm...
Forum: Share Patterns 11-03-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By hsmith1313
Simram recipe/instructions

I am tying for a bonefish trip on Abaco and would like to take some simrams. Does anyone have a recipe and tying instructions?

Thanks
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-09-2009, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Ross Reels

Can't comment on the newer Ross reels, but I have a 15 year old Ross Cimmaron 5 that has always worked flawlwessly despite less than perfect care.
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Prey fish becoming predators?

Sounds to me like you're matching the hatch. In this case the hatch is dead mussels.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: 5 or 6wt

I do a good bit of fishing for bass and bream on farm ponds. A couple of times I've tried using my 5 wt. and had trouble casting the larger poppers that I like to use for larger bass. It works...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,039
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Whats Your hat when fishin'?

Stetson 5X felt. (See my sig.) It's my lucky hat:thumbsup:
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-18-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Which knot to use...

The know Frank recommended is what I use for clousers and decievers going for stripers on the Cape. Its easy to tie.
Forum: Fly Reels 08-18-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,148
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Ross Cimarron vs. Lamson LP

I have a Cimarron 5 for an 8 wt. and it has been a very dependable, durable reel for the past 5 years. My one complaint is the small arbor. If you are looking for a smaller reel where fast retrieve...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: newb to bonefish

Don't know much about echo rods or bauer reels, but I highly recommend a large arbor reel. When that bone decides to come right back at you after taking you into your backing you need to pick up...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-07-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Return to the Cape

Back from the Cape. Fishing was good, but only caught one picture worthy fish on the fly. Problem is I did not have my camera. Good story though.

Kayak out to sand bar in saltwater pond on...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-07-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Hypothetical Fly Fishing: Last Weapon of Choice

9' 10 wt. Sage RPLXi
Ross CLA 6 w/200 yds of 30 lb. backing
Originally thought intermediate in case I needed to get a little deeper, but really like Joe D's idea on the versi tip.
2/0 blue and...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-16-2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By hsmith1313
Return to the Cape

Returning to Cape Cod on Friday for a week. Hope to capture many picture worthy stripers using hair and feathers tied to a hook. Will submit pictures if successful.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Cape Cod Stripers

In case anyone is interested, the fishing was pretty good, but couldn't find any keepers. Caught a dozen 4 to 5 lb. schoolies on the fly on an outgoing tide yesterday morning. Not big fish but alot...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By hsmith1313
Cape Cod Stripers

I'm heading up to the Cape for a long holiday weekend and looking forward to catching some stripers on the fly. Does anyone know what tthe fishing has been like recently? If I have any luck I'll...
Forum: Western U.S. 05-30-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Phoenix Area Trout?

Thanks to all for the info. Based on what y'all have said and info from the AZ flyfishing site I'm looking at a guided trip to the White Mt. area to try for apache trout. I appreciate the input and...
Forum: Western U.S. 05-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Phoenix Area Trout?

plland,

Thanks for the reply. Probably looking for small stream trout fishing. The idea of catching a native apache is appealing. Based on a little internet research it seems the White Mountain...
Forum: Western U.S. 05-29-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,068
Posted By hsmith1313
Phoenix Area Trout?

I am going to PHX for business Jun 12-18 and am hoping to do some trout fishing over the weekend. I'm willing to travel a bit (up to 4 hours) and spend the night away from PHX. Also willing to hire...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By hsmith1313
Newport, RI

I moved this from the Northeast forum where it got no responses.

I will be doing some work in Newport this spring and summer and am hoping to get in some fishing while I am there. I probably won't...
Forum: Northeast 05-07-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By hsmith1313
Re: Newport, RI

Any help would be appreciated
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