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Forum: Forum Polls 04-27-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,259
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Most Productive Flies

I am a tailwater fisherman, my home water(s) is the San Juan. Most tailwaters have similar biomass due to the water temp and speed of flows. usually the predominant entomology will range from several...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-14-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: The San Juan NM

Hi there, The San Juan is now at high flow rates due to the unusually big snow pack in the Colorado mountains. The high cfs will help scour the silt and sand from the river beds and hopefully restore...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-24-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: The San Juan NM

if anyone is interested on the goings on at the San Juan, please log into Mike Moras ifly4trout.com You will get a sense of what is really happening on the river and the situation. midgeaholic
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-22-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By Midgeaholic
The San Juan NM

If any of you out there are frequenters on any tailwater besides the San Juan, I am inquiering for opinions on the use of multiple fly rigs in your home waters. If you tune in to the ifly4trout.com...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 12-18-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 17,798
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Bream Fly Fishing - By Cliff Hilbert

I learned a long time ago that any fish caught on a fly is twice as much fun as any other method. I do not turn my nose up at any species. I have recently started to fish for carp on a fly, WHAT A...
Forum: Forum Polls 12-12-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,753
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: How Many Fly Boxes Do You Carry In Your Vest/Pack?

Seasons Greetings, I carry 3 small fly boxes astream. I wear a guide shirt and no fishingvest which is very comfortable. My midges, wd-40s, RS-2s are in one box, these are the most effective sizes...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-05-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By Midgeaholic
Tying, How I got Started

I lived in the Andrew Jackson projects in the bronx N.Y.C.. At twelve years old and reading Field and Stream, Outdoor Life and Sports Afield, My fly fishing fever was in full swing. The nearest I was...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: 4 wt, 5wt or 6wt ?? Newbie help again

A 5wt is an excellent choice, I am partial to 4wt myself. If the bluegills are of good size try a 7' 3wt Midgeaholic
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Midgeaholic
Cost cutting on Leaders

The flies I use on the San Juan are Very Small 22-32. I really am partial to froghair leaders which seem to have a slight edge over other brands( maybe psychological). However, froghair is expensive...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Midgeaholic
Last Natives of Pinemeadow Brook

I was trying to post a story that I wrote That had to do with a recent trip to N.Y.C. and a visit to Harriman State Park and some old Haunts of mine when I was a teenager. I stopped at a small brook...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Any one else a Midgeaholic

Hello again, I am tring to get some pictures of my San Juan midges posted. I may need some help, what digital camera are some of you using and are you using a macro lens? midgeaholic
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 11-12-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: What makes you buy a book.

My fly tying is very specific to the San Juan and also very small. My favorite authors came about as a need to decieve some very crafty rainbows. Amoung these are Gary borger " Designing Trout Flies...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: When you buy tying materials ?

Hi, Try Cabela's, Randal Kaufmans, Bass pro, or try the on-line direct to the hook manufacturers. You should be able to locate your hooks. midgeaholic.
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 11-12-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 50,798
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Cataloging your fly-tying names - by Randal Sumner

:) I derive a great deal of satisfaction from building my rods, tying my own flies and coming up with new patterns or improvements or innovations, tying and customizng my own leaders. It gives this...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 11-12-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 50,798
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Cataloging your fly-tying names - by Randal Sumner

I derive a great deal of satisfaction from building my rods, tying my own flies and coming up with new patterns or improvements or innovations, tying and customizng my own leaders. It gives this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: Any one else a Midgeaholic

Hello gentleman, thanks for your replies. The kf and the zebra are in my mind the most effective tailwater midge patterns. I have come up with some outstanding variations using UTC threads and ultra...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By Midgeaholic
Any one else a Midgeaholic

My fishing is mainly on the San Juan river in New Mexico. I build my own rods, tie my own flies and leaders. My experience on the SJ is of 32 years. The San Juan is one of the top tailwater fisheries...
Forum: Forum Polls 11-06-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,753
Posted By Midgeaholic
Re: How Many Fly Boxes Do You Carry In Your Vest/Pack?

My fishing is so specific to the San Juan that I have learned to downsize so I carry only what the rivers biology dictates. Tailwater fisheries are almost all the same when it comes to there natural...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Midgeaholic
It pays to get lifetime warrenty on expensive rods

One of the best rods I ever had I built from a Loomis blank 9' two piece 3 wt. A flaw in the blank destroyed a great rod. Fortunately, The rod(blank) was replaced for only the cost of postage. I just...
Forum: Member Introductions 10-16-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Midgeaholic
I am midgeaholic, Hi

Hello everyone, My post name is midgeaholic( I tie,fish and study alot of tailwater insect life, primerily midges). I have been fly tying, rod building, and fishing for anything that takes a fly for...
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