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Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,022
Posted By bobdea
Re: Collins Hackle Farm

hey there, I have a barred ginger cape from collins. the cape is awesome. real nice to tie with. TONS of good feathers on it. small quill, stiff barbs. does not twist.

They are not super long...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By bobdea
Re: How many do you really use?

I was addicted to my 7' 3wt but I just built a fast action 8.6 3wt, I usually use small flies here on my local streams, no bigger than 10 usually so they suit me well
Forum: Northeast 01-06-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By bobdea
winter tailwaters

below the windsor dam on RT 9 in belchertown, MA
big rainbows that are hard to catch, browns that are harder catch and clear water, the perfect winter fix for us that our local streams are iced...
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,495
Posted By bobdea
Re: Best caddis fly pattern ???

rainbows love those sparkle pupas, I often fish them dry as well, I have to say that its a pretty versitile fly and ohh so easy to tie
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-02-2006, 07:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,608
Posted By bobdea
Re: Favorite Trout Streams

yeah, I like the deerfield alot actually
I however don't like how fast the water changes on that river
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 01-01-2006, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,989
Posted By bobdea
Re: Fly Tying, The Other Half of Fly Fishing - By Dave Whitlock

well it depends on where you get your stuff, the only thing I really think that needs to be quality is dry fly hackle, for me Whiting silver grade is my favorite this costs about $60 a neck but you...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By bobdea
Re: Bear

lots of bear in this part of MA as well, black bear are pretty easy going though I have been within 15 feet of one and when it heard us in the tent it went running
thats one hell of a way to wake...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By bobdea
Re: Night Fishing for Trout

in the east a mouse rat is a sure shot for big browns if you know where they hang out
what I do with a mouse rat or any other big dry is strip it across the water, sometimes fast sometime real slow...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,608
Posted By bobdea
Re: Favorite Trout Streams

my favorite tailwater is the swift river in belchertown, MA
giant brookies(up to 4 pounds) during the hex hatch? sturbiden pond in ME

from the kayak or tube would be the Alagash in ME followed...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-01-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,394
Posted By bobdea
Re: exotic trout in Wisconsin?

Tigers are common here in MA, mass wildlife stocks alot of them, most in the 10 to 17 in range I have never pulled a tiger early in the season before stocking gets going so I assume they either don't...
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