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Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 856
Posted By nickj
Re: Bait on a Fly Rod?

Growing up with "only" an old bamboo fly rod, fishing for whatever was in the Connecticut brooks and ponds.... How would I have ever learned how to roll cast if I hadn't fished with night crawlers?
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By nickj
Re: "Fleetwood Mac" on TV!!!!!!!

I ❤️ Stevie Nicks.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-06-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By nickj
Re: My first fly...

Get Charlie Craven's book - Basic Fly Tying. It's step-by-step, very well done.
Forum: Northeast 08-23-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By nickj
Re: Recent Maine trout trip

Maine stream fishing for trout is generally pretty dismal.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-19-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By nickj
Re: Disabled Veteran Newbie in Muskegon

Welcome. Check with your local VA hospital. We have a program here in Maine that introduces disabled vets to all aspects of fly fishing, from fly tying to rod building .

Life Member DAV
Forum: Wanted/Swap Classifieds 08-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By nickj
Re: WTB cheap 5wt rod

Where are you located? I have one you might be interested in but you'd have to pick it up in Maine, I'm not interested in shipping it. 7' 5w Fenwick.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-07-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,269
Posted By nickj
Re: Not good For Durango Colorado

"We're from the government, we're here to help."

They think that high flows will wash that nastiness away? I lived in the Colorado Rockies until the end of 2013. You can drive around and see mine...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-05-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 486
Posted By nickj
Re: Ever hit a deer/large animal while driving?

I've never hit any, but had one hit me. Early morning, driving down to Deckers, mule deer bolted out of the shadows, ran straight into the side of my Xterra. He took out every panel and piece of trim...
Forum: Northeast 08-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By nickj
Re: West canada Creek

I fish it. We have a summer camp there, spend a week or two a month spring through fall. I've had the most success this year with chartreuse caddis larva and hare's ear nymphs. Right now they're...
Forum: Other Gear 08-04-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By nickj
Re: Wading shoes...

Well..don't expect it soon.. I'm in Maine, Simms told me due date is November, so unless my basement floods it'll be a while. In all seriousness it appears to be exactly what I need. Simms is calling...
Forum: Other Gear 08-04-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By nickj
Re: Wading shoes...

I use my old Simms L2s with neoprene socks. I have a pair of RipRaps but as has been mentioned, they don't offer much support. Simms has a new wet wading boot in their 2016 line that I've already...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By nickj
Re: Housatonic River

I grew up in Connecticut. My first Housatonic fishing experience was camping out in Housatonic Meadows with my dad and my friend Bill. This was probably around 1960- there weren't any named...
Forum: Driftless Region 07-26-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By nickj
Re: What's working for you this summer?

No, chartreuse. BRIGHT.

---------- Post added at 03:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:33 PM ----------

This is a #10. Taken with my phone......
Forum: Driftless Region 07-26-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By nickj
Re: What's working for you this summer?

I tie mine on a 2487 hook. Chartreuse Ice Dub, med copper wire for the rib, and Black Peacock Ice Dub for the head. And wrap the hook with .015 lead-free wire.
Forum: Driftless Region 07-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By nickj
Re: What's working for you this summer?

Caddis larva. Chartreuse #10. Nothing else comes close.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-19-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By nickj
Re: New Member from Ct/NY

Welcome. I've been fishing the West Canada for the last week. Heading back to Maine today to mow and tend our gardens. Back here in a couple of weeks. If you see my blue Xterra parked by the falls...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 07-05-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By nickj
Re: Tying Tip- Keeping Scissors Sharp.

Even simpler than that- don't cut wire with your good scissors at at all. Use an old/cheapie pair for that.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By nickj
Re: Knee pads (under or over waders)

Basketball kneepads. I've worn them for decades. How else can you fish in full-on stealth mode? $10-15 at your local sporting goods store.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By nickj
Property for sale

Admins- tried to put this on the correct "property for sale" forum, was told I didn't have access- please move this as needed... anyway-

Upstate NY- Barneveld, seasonal cottage/camp on Cincinnatti...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By nickj
Re: Tying tippet to leader

I use a double Surgeon's knot. Works fine for me, easy to tie.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-19-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By nickj
Re: Black flies

I use the mesh bug jacket and a head net. For working outside as well. It's a good thing they're only around for a few weeks or Maine would be largely unpopulated. Um...well, it is..
Forum: Fly Lines 05-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 841
Posted By nickj
Re: fly line Knots - a problem

A clinch knot is not sufficient, as you've discovered. Use an improved clinch knot.
Forum: Other Gear 05-05-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By nickj
Re: Simms Nippers

Ditto. Mine had a tough time cutting 5x tippet yesterday.
Forum: Forum Polls 04-23-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,304
Posted By nickj
Re: Eat that fish, or release it?

Yep, I agree. Another question for those that do take fish- would you drink the water they're living in?
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-15-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By nickj
Re: Source you use for tying?

Opening that Herter's box was better than a birthday sometimes. Stuff for me, stuff for my Dad. I still have my first vise from Herter's, and some of the tying materials as well.
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