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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 08:52 PM
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What fly when?

Generally, in any kind of water with very limited visibility, bass and other fish feed using their lateral line "feeling" so they can very accurately locate prey. That means you want a fly or lures...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: New Bill Proclaims Striped Bass Our National Fish

Since I'm a native Marylander, Striped Bass have a special place in my fishing life, so IMO this is a great thing to do! Stripers should have been given gamefish status a long time ago & perhaps some...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Backcountry lake fly patterns

I had a feeling P/T would have some suggestions! ;)

:D
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-29-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Raccoon's tail-what flies?

Or, any place that calls for calftail. I like it for Crazy Charlie or small Clouser Minnow type flies that I use for panfish or as crayfish imitations for stream bass. Pull out most of the underfur &...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-28-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Backcountry lake fly patterns

Don't have any first hand knowledge, never fished out there. I read an article once by I believe Randall Kaufmann about fishing those type high mountain lakes. There were some damsel & dragon fly...
Forum: Flies 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Synthetic Materials VS Buck Tail for Clousers

Even with what I had posted previously about properly tying them, I like variations too. Here's one tied with nothing but Polar Flash. IMO this is the "Murdich Minnow" version of the Clouser Minnow. ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Straightening Used Fly Line?

Is it a cold water line or a tropical water line? Temps will make a difference in getting it back in shape if it's a tropical water line & the air temps are still chilly.

I have a clear line that...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Newbie Red Fish Question

What you have should be fine. If the reel is not made for the salt, just be sure to take the care to wash any salt off of it after each trip.

I fish primarily in tidal waters & use the same gear...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: How can you tell that your nymphs are reaching bottom

It took me quite a while to get the hang of nymphing. IMO, we make it much harder than it should be, primarily because we can't see the fly. For me, I found I had to keep my line short. This meant 20...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-27-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Tying a bass leader

Several years ago I started tying my own. I like to use some very large flies at times & what I had was not getting it done. I'm using Yozuri Hybrid, and starting with either 50 or 40 lb test which...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Any warmwater species mimic trout in feeding?

Rangerrich99, I too have noticed there are more similarities than differences. As I said above we too often label these species & the techniques or flies as being specific to each, but that's not...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,388
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Exhort your state's fishing

MD has a diverse fishery as well. The best known is probably for Striped Bass since the Chesapeake Bay is the primary spawning grounds for the entire Atlantic coast. However, there's some very good...
Forum: General Discussion 04-26-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Any warmwater species mimic trout in feeding?

Once I finally realized I needed to work on the techniques rather than "catching" I did a lot of this when I was younger. IMO, it's not so much the species, it's how they react to the technique. Most...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-26-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Super glue.

For my reference to using the SH, as an example I'll use it for tying Clouser Minnows, when I first attach the back hair (top side with the hook inverted). I'll make a couple of thread wraps, then a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-26-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Super glue.

I don't generally use super glues for tying other than for foam popper bodies on smaller panfish flies. Over a thread base they hold up very well. Otherwise, on bigger poppers I prefer epoxy.

IMO,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,286
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Fly tying saves money?

I save money by tying, because what I spend on materials is money my wife doesn't spend on things we never needed anyway! :rolleyes:

I consider what I spend as helping the economy! :rolleyes:

I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What maintenance should I give my dad's Ocean City md 306?

Don't have a reel like that, but when I clean any of my fly reels I use warm soapy water (Dawn dish detergent) an old soft rag, and wipe them good & dry them thoroughly before re-assembling. On my...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-22-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 762
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: When if fishing fishing?

Most of those "animal rights" groups are about money. It's a scam to get folks to donate money & those who run these groups benefit from it, but rarely do animals. I'm sure some who get involved are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-22-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Help with ep flies

They're quite popular with saltwater anglers in the Northeast. I have some in my fly boxes, all bought, and I've obtained some materials to tie them, but haven't yet done much with them. I'm old...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Better fisherman or better fishing water

Very much agree! MD doesn't have the "best" trout fishing in the country. However, what's here that I've experienced has been OK with me and even though I enjoy it when I have opportunity, the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-19-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Crappie line leader and fly advice for still water

TJ, IMO you're over thinking it. Crappies are not usually line shy nor particular about flies they'll take as far as patterns go. For what you describe, a floating line for your rods should be fine,...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Photos

I certainly will, thank you! :D
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Photos

Thanks for letting me know! We've rented a place on the island twice in the past for vacations & have fished the creek out of my Gheenoe & inlets from shore. I like Pawleys, but we feel that the area...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Photos

But, you're there, you're fishing & the weather looks to be cooperating, plus you are having some success! That's better than what I've been doing! :rolleyes:

The photo's are wonderful! :thumbsup:...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Summertime Trout: Maryland

I don't get to chase trout much now, did so more when I was younger. In addition to the Gunpowder, I always liked fishing sections of the Patuxent & Little Patuxent, Morgan Run, and a few times got...
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