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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Short rod suggestions

All my short rods are vintage fiberglass

there's a 6'6" Wright&McGill
a 6'6" Garcia Conolon
and a 7' Fenwick

Fiberglass rods excel in tight places as they load with only a short amount of...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Anyone else fish for minnows

That looks like a Blacknose Dace to me.


http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/uploads/DSC092good12.JPG
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Anyone else fish for minnows

On hot summer days I like to wade wet in the local river and fish for juvenile smallmouth
They're very aggressive even at high noon on the hottest days and that's just about the time that you'd...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 304
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Fly Fishing Flair....

I have patches sewn on the back of my vest
There used to be more but it was getting stupid
At the top is a needle point that my cousin did while in the hospital, shortly before she passed away
...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions Yesterday, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Storing fly tying wire

This works pretty well
I got it in a raffle and I suspect that it's home made
...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: These help me get by.

Webcams of Fisheries - The North American Fly Fishing Forum (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/webcams-fisheries/)
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: 8wt set up or New tying vise???

If you practice a little restraint, tying your own flies can be much cheaper than buying
You don't need to buy every new product that comes along
You don't need every shade of chicken feathers...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 300
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: 8wt set up or New tying vise???

If you want to develop your skills as a fly fisher, then you need to tie your own flies
People that don't are at a definite disadvantage.

(you'll also need a 8wt someday too ;))
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 423
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Home Depot?

How about a nice smoker ?

(I'd probably get a new lawnmower myself,as I probably spend as much time working on my 25 year old machine as I do mowing . :rolleyes:)
...
Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Now that you have your bamboo and/or glass...

I have a fiberglass Orvis Golden Eagle. 9' for an 8wt, that I'll use on occasion
It's a heavy rod, 7.5 oz., but when you want to cast big air resistant bugs with an open loop, it has no equal. ...
Forum: Northeast 12-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Acadia and bar harbor ME

I was there for a week this past September, but only fished out of my kayak in the salt.
I probably would have been better off in the ponds :rolleyes:
Bring bicyles. Touring the carrage roads is...
Forum: Flies 12-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 356
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: In need of help

:secret: Learn to substite or just skip it.
The fly police will never know
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Best color for the keys on merkins

I have some big hairy 3/0 crab flies for the surf tied with extra large size lead eyes

Chuck- and - Duck !
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Best color for the keys on merkins

I tie my merkins to "match the hatch" and around here that's lady crabs.
Flats fishing here in the northeast has gone down the crapper in the last 8 or 10 years so these scruffy looking things have...
Forum: Flies 12-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 356
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: In need of help

While the black nose dace can make for a perfectly good generic bucktail, it's become a "match the hatch" streamer for me.
Black nose dace live only in the cleanest, coldest water. The same streams...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Maintaining a journal

I use a calender
There's not much space, just enough to jot down the destination, weather, and prominent hatch.
That's enough for me.
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 16,315
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Whatcha listenin to?

I'm cryin' a river
So long Joe

I once saw Joe play in a sweltering little club in an old mill. Sat in the front row
He had 12 Heineken Darks lined up around his mic stand
Downed 'em all, but it...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 925
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Help?!?! Private Stocked Water With Fed Fish

In the same situation, this fly would work just as well

http://fieldandstream.blogs.com/flytalk/images/2007/10/24/cigflies2.jpg
Forum: Northeast 12-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 485
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: CT Stocks Record brown Trout

One down
(just saw this on the facebook)
...
Forum: Flies 12-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 356
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: In need of help

I use chartreuse on mine. You know what Lefty says: "It ain't no use if it ain't chartreuse" :D

For the past two years my most productive streamer has been a Black Ghost tied Clouser style
Proven...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Bottomed out..

When we first moved to town we were invited to a neighbor's Yuletide (solstice) party.
Everyone was to bring something from that past year that they wanted to rid their life of to throw into the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Bottomed out..

I could never live in Alaska
I can barely tolerate the lack of daylight here.
Happy Solstice and Good Yule
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: The new bamboo

My first cane rod cost $3 new, but it was junk.

---------- Post added at 04:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:46 PM ----------

Around 1950 there was a trade embargo imposed on products...
Forum: General Discussion 12-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: The new bamboo

Bingo

I have a few cane rods, but the only one that I actually use is an 8' Japanese rod that I rebuilt.
It's a little on the heavy side but it's fun to cast.
Last year I got caught fishing it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By Rip Tide
Re: Vibram sole replace ? Is it possible ?

This is what you're looking for.

StreamTread (http://www.simmsfishing.com/streamtread#resoling)
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