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Forum: General Discussion 01-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: The Silence of a Solitary Fly Fisherman

I have been on a stream alone and had deer and turkey walk up within 40 feet of where I am fishing. I actually love to be out fly fishing alone.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-15-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,233
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Tiers: Whip Finish- Tool or Fingers?

Do you guys find that the super glue whitens after being in the water for a while?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-15-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By dryflywaters
Pet Inspired Patterns / Uses

OK - I have read a few posts about tyers using their pets fur or feathers. I had a wonderful cat named bootsie who had amazing fur. She is long gone now - but I still have some hair in a dubbing...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: First nice brookie of the year

I love the brook trout colors. In the fall the reds and blues look almost tropical.

In MI - the brook trout is native.

Our main native fish - the Grayling - was fished to extinction in the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Dry Fly Fishing is hard work!!

I tend to think the type of fishing that is more technical depends on the water and weather. I have fished rivers where only dries catch fish and the same goes for nymphs. I actually think they are...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: rock bass?

Same here in MI. I fish for smallies and tend to hook into a ton of rock bass. I often end up fishing for the rock bass instead just to stay caching fish.

They are fun to hook into even with a 3...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: More than one way to work a stream:

I think this is a great take on warmwater fishing. I often fish small patterns just to get into a bunch of fish. When I spend the time to use large streamers or poppers I tend to land less fish -...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: a mouse for bass

Easy ties for bass are great. I find that the bass rip my flies apart quick. I also tend to hook into a pike or two when fishing for bass and they destroy flies so I like easy and quick ties.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: warmwater species advice

I also love to use deer hair poppers or cork poppers. They work well in the hot months when the sun starts to set.
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Cross Country Fishing Trip on my Motorcycle

I would kill to be able to pull something like this off. Maybe when I retire!!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: My new float tube!!

Nice set up - I have alwas wanted a belly boat of some kind. I don't know much about them though. This looks pretty cool.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: bass fishing over the last week

I am going to get out to a local bass stream in the newxt week or two. Your post has inspired me!!!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: A quick and fun trip to the river 6-13

Great shots of the browns. I love the coloration and the spots on large browns. Nice post.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Dry Fly Trout - Nothing Better

It is great to read a report about someone thrilled about fishing. I got out two times this year. The first was to a small stream and it was excellent.

The second was a short trip up north. ...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 06-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Fishing in Grand Haven, Mi

I know I have fished the little manistee and the pere marquette on the west side of the state. The PM can be fished by a few guys at one time. The little man is more suited to one or two guys at a...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-19-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Wisconsin's Wet Feet Law

I always use the road crossings to get near the streams in my area and then I stay on the opposite side of the river from any dwelling. It seems to work out well for me.

Great bit of information.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-19-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Rain Fish Fun

I love to see great pics of fish. I use a long purple bunny strip leach pattern for bass with a touch of black marabou that works really well.

It was inspired by the purple worm that I used when...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-19-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: too sunny of a photo transormed

The photo effect is cool - but the spot in the river you are fishing looks great!
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-19-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Playing With Photos Again

I like the effects. I paint and draw and the bottom pic does look like a painting.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-14-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By dryflywaters
First Brown of 09

I spent the past few weeks trying to hit a local stream to fish, but the rain we have had caused the water to be blown out!

I finally got out this week and caught 4 small rainbows and this brown...
Forum: Other Gear 05-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Another wader and wading boot question

I live in Michigan and fish in winter days that are below freezing and summer days above 90 degrees and use my breathables for all conditions. I find that by layering with fleece pants and long...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 05-07-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Stone Mountain State Park, NC

I have heard it is a good place to fish. It looks nice when you research it on the net.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-07-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Fishing was good in Southwestern Wisconsin

If you ever have the chance to get to the area of WI outside of Minneapolis you will find some great rivers with huge browns and brooks. My brother used to work in Hudson WI and I would fly in to...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: Chicago Area Ideas

I would look into heading up towards the St. Joseph area in Michigan. I think it is not too far and there are some nice streams there.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-07-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By dryflywaters
Re: "Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing...

I always say that it is not about the fish - it is about fishing!!
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