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Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-29-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Biking the Cranberry

As I mentioned in the original post, I did eventually get a used bike off Craigslist. Outfitting it to carry a rod was pretty simple using a section of PVC pipe and some cable ties - here is a link ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Predictive River Level Gages

Yes - they do not make it easy to find stuff.

Try this link (http://www.weather.gov/ahps/) that shows the entire US and then click randomly close to the rivers you are interested in. It should...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By switchfisher
Predictive River Level Gages

If you fish where you have to watch water levels to keep from going on a long drive only to stare at chocolate brown, blown out conditions, you should bookmark the National Weather Service page where...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Furled Leaders?

Thanks for the link - I'll keep using these and try some different brands. I used Blue Sky and Quigley so far. Both are good, and I prefer Quigley as the leader is softer.

Now that I know about...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-27-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By switchfisher
End of Season - Gunpowder (MD)

I took advantage of the great weather this last Sunday to run up to the Gunpowder. I started downstream at the Sparks crossing, but it was blown out as a result of the rain. Hoping for clean water...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By switchfisher
Furled Leaders?

Anybody use furled leaders?

I have been trying them this year and think they turn my fly over better than a regular leader.

Is it my imagination or are they really better?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Biking the Cranberry

What a great idea! I have always struggled with shuttles. And... you do not even need a boat to make this work. There are spots I go where I would like to fish in one direction for a few miles and...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-22-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Biking the Cranberry

That is a sweet bike.

Yes, one of the things I decided was that I need to get a real bike. I can use that on the towpath on the C&O canal on the Upper Potomac, the trail into the C&R area on the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-21-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Passage Creek VA

I find that the large pool about a mile up from the hatchery is pretty good. Fish the pool and the tailwater out of it within 3 weeks of stocking and there still should be some fish there.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-21-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,470
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Stoney Creek VA

I get the sense that it is. Harry Murray loves it and calls it one of the better streams in his area. I fished it in the spring season and believe it is hammered pretty good because it runs right...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-21-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By switchfisher
Biking the Cranberry

I spent a few days in West Virginia last week and made a point to visit the Cranberry River as a result of the good write up it received in the book "The Fly Fishers Guide to Virginia". That book...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 09-30-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,278
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Gunpowder River (MD - Big Falls Road)

We are at the tail end of the summer season, but try a size 12 hopper with a size 16 prince nymph or hares ear.

Just be sure the fly on top floats and the dropper does not drag it under.

good...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-02-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,150
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly fishing for bass with a weightless plastic worm

Good point - I guess I usually strip strike when going with the weedless setup. No problem catching some pretty big fish on the 6wt using this. You do have to shop around a bit to find a hook that...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 09-01-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,150
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly fishing for bass with a weightless plastic worm

Actually, you can use crappie lures on a fly rod just fine. They are small and can be texas rigged. No problem setting the hook on a 6wt using 4X.

Use a split shot or a 1/32 oz sliding weight...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-02-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,996
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly fishing spots near Washington, DC

The ultimate source for fishing spots is the good old Depts of Natural Resources.

Just look at the stocking plan - it lists every place in the state. Maryland's is spectacular because they have...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-26-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By switchfisher
Re: sSnk tip or full sinking?

I use sink tips for smallies all the time. With a loop to loop connection, you can swap out when the bite changes without as much hassle of changing a full sinking line.

In addition, I believe...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-15-2009, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,442
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly Fishing Shenandoah NP

Here is the link to the SNP reports (http://www.switchfisher.com/trout_content/shenandoah/mainpage.html)

No secrets revealed - all these places are well known and documented in the Flyfisher's...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Antietam Creek

Maryland is actually one of the better states to make it clear where their stocked water is. If you go to this page, you can click the links and they will show you where the water is right on...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,177
Posted By switchfisher
Re: How to work water, that may/may not have trout

Sorry - been off line for a while.

Yes, got the current version about 2 weeks ago. It is a fantastic reference - especially for a new fly guy like myself.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-16-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,177
Posted By switchfisher
Re: How to work water, that may/may not have trout

Thanks for the tip on the book. Looks handy - I ordered it.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-10-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,840
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly Fishing Maryland

How's the Gun fishing? I was up there a few weeks ago when it was still pretty cold. Has the water warmed above 40 yet?
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-18-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,285
Posted By switchfisher
Rapidan - Ely's Ford (VA)

Just getting around to writing this one up.

There are only a few access points in Eastern VA to get at the Rapidan / Rapp complex. On the Rapidan, you basically just have Ely's Ford and White's...
Forum: Fly Fishing Humor 02-17-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By switchfisher
Dealing with the wife - top secret guy stuff

You guys have to read the posts that Dr. Vern put up on his Jeep rebuild site.

Ladies - you are not allowed to view this.

These are so true, funny and sad... all at the same time.

Marriage...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-14-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,966
Posted By switchfisher
Dry River (VA)

Late last year, I stopped by Dry River on my way back from West Virginia. I had visited it before, but, for some reason, had never gone back. I assume this was because the river runs close to the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-11-2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,442
Posted By switchfisher
Re: Fly Fishing Shenandoah NP

I usually wet wade and just wear the neophrene socks. If you decide to use waders, you do not need anything but hip. It's shallow and there is usually no need to actually get in the water... things...
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