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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-19-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: trout rivers/streams near frankfort kentucky

Get on the Kentucky DNR web site and look around for stocking locations and dates. They have several places that are stocked in the Fall after trout is closed and then it is catch and release only...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 07-17-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: New River North Carolina

Quick report - without going to highland headwaters all we found was warm water (low to mid 70's). We'll wait for delayed harvest season to fish this area.
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: What did you learn today?

Using the opposite hand/arm/etc to learn and polish techniques has served me well. It forces me into learning mode. From there, I can analyze my usual form. I've also found it a good technique to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: 7'6" vs 8'6"

The main advantage I find in shorter rods is light weight and fun to overhead cast. For actual fishing, I'll almost always take a longer rod. Yes, things get tight for overhead casting, but roll...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 07-07-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By roadkill1948
New River North Carolina

My fishing BFF and I like to try new waters. Sometimes, we almost throw a dart and pick a spot. Our current interest is the New River in North Carolina. First glance indicates the lower waters are...
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: How Dry Flies Float

Thanks, very good information. It looks like small twister tails might imitate the rear feet and help transmit the sense of urgency.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: How Dry Flies Float

Good information. Thank you. What about a design for a 1/2 submerged lure, like a mouse? A design that doesn't hold lots of water and add to the casting weight. What's your thoughts? Thanks...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Ideas on wet-wading shoes?

My regular wading boots. I use the "soles" from cheap flip-flops as insoles to take up the extra room. Have been doing this for several years. A $1 solution.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-26-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Brule river

It has been 45 years since I fished the Brule and that was in the springtime for lake run trout. So, I don't have any help, but thanks for the good memories. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: I knew Cortland had been around a long time ... 100 years!

Good to see them around. Wish I still had all the little tins of line dressing. Their 10'6" #4 comp nymph rod is my fav trout/small/mid stream rod.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-17-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,156
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Streamer Fishing Issue

I seem to have better results using jig style hooks (with or without weight). I don't understand the mechanics, just seems to work better for me.
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Nymph fishing and its frustrations

Very much the same as doing a uni-knot as the bobber stopper. Instead of doing two knots, use a single knot and attach the indicator or snap to a tag end.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Nymph fishing and its frustrations

Some indicators are visual aids only (yarn, wool, etc). These typically don't modify the drift and don't require much adjustment. Other indicators are bobber styles and suspend the lure and modify...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-12-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: trout fishing indiana

OK, that helps. Brookville for sure should be on your list. It is a couple of hours away, but some very good fishing there. Otter Creek State Recreation Area, near Brandenburg Ky needs to be on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 970
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

For me, the Davy knot tends to slip if the leader is fine and the wire gage of the hook is large, e.g. 6x tippet, #4 hook. The double Davy seems to hold better. However, I still find Jack's knot...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 970
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

One suggestion I have is to pick your knot based on the materials you'll be using. Some knots tie and respond differently in different materials. Para cord or old flyline are great...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 970
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

I've played with this a bunch and I use Jack's knot, quick, easy, very strong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FArM6tL5FU
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-06-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: trout fishing indiana

In a word - No. :( There is a long odd possibility of one in the future. However, there are some options - Brookville tail water, Otter Creek in Kentucky. Where in Southern Indiana you looking?
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Dropper rig

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Going one and sometimes two line weights above the rod rating has always help me with casting...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,724
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: If you could only pick one...

7 wt is like a 16 gage - the logical perfect all around choice... However, seldom chosen. If only one I'll go heavy. It will be a 12 gage or 8 wt. I choose based on the max casting load I'll need...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Nymphing fly rods?

I do very little overhead casting, almost entirely roll casts of various forms. For small streams (yes, even the ones you can jump over), I use a 10'6" competition nymph rod from Cortland (4wt). I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Small mountain stream/spring creek rod question

I have a 6 foot, 3 wt set up I love to cast. The line, rod action, my casting style are all in harmony. However, I've not seen a lot of places where I could use that rod and not be able to use one...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Small lunge pool hydraulics

Thanks for the response. Your experiences are very much like mine. I've had the opportunity to watch several "hits" on a lure without being able to detect a take, so I know I miss a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Small lunge pool hydraulics

That's good fishing (always asking more questions). Thanks for sharing. How did you detect the take?
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By roadkill1948
Re: Is there a reason for a longer rod?

Yes, long rods have become my favorites. My current trout rod is a 10'6" 4wt. It is great for indicator and nymph work. I really like it for the roll casting. The only time I overhead cast and...
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