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Forum: Fly Rods 03-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Is there really that big of a deal with rod length?

I must be the oddball here, I actually prefer a shorter rod. My favorite lately is a 5'5" 4wt Rainshadow. It allows me to toss flies 18 - 10 a short distance and is easy to manage if the line gets...
Forum: Northeast 03-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Lots of snow this year to run off. With any luck we'll see some nice lakers and salmon come over the spillway.
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,852
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Spin vs Fly fishing

What's with all the spin bashing? It's no wonder fly fishing seems elitist. The sad part is the attitude is hurting the sport. Especially considering the fact that most people transist from spin to...
Forum: Northeast 02-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

I'm really looking forward to the spring fishing. I didn't get out there too many times last year either. I usually start in April. Right around the time I start seeing ants in the backyard.
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Forum: Northeast 06-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,204
Posted By friar tyer
Re: How important is looking the part?

The fish don't seem to care what I wear.
Forum: Northeast 06-21-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Fly Fishing MA and Southern NH

The Chesterfield gorge section of the East Branch Westfield River is a good place to go. There is a huge C & R section there and the scenery is amazing.

I've also been hearing good things about...
Forum: Northeast 05-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Beautiful piece of property. There's a nice deep pool in front of the house. Last time I took the canoe out there was quite a few trout there.
Forum: Northeast 05-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

I didn't know you could go down the dirt road at the end of the street.
Forum: Northeast 05-10-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

The street directly across from the parking lot on rte 9 is a dead end. The hatchery pipe access is on River Road. The hatchery pipe parking lot is either the 3rd or 4th dirt road on the right hand...
Forum: Northeast 05-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

I made it to the river for the first time this year on Wednesday. The weather was nice and there was only a couple other people there. I was a little nervous about getting skunked since I haven't...
Forum: Northeast 10-25-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Definitely let me know. I'm always up for some fishing.

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Also good tips no matter how basic. The heavy...
Forum: Northeast 10-24-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Awesome underwater footage! I've caught a few salmon there, but they were on pheasant tails.

I'm planning on going up there Friday. I try and go at least once a week if I can.
Forum: Northeast 10-24-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Red Owl hit the nail on the head. The Swift is a very technical river were presentation is key. The drift has to be perfect for fish to even be interested in the fly. It's not uncommon for a fish to...
Forum: Northeast 10-15-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

Allot of the locals seem to prefer lighter rods and tippet. It's not unusual to see someone with a 000 wt rod there casting tiny flies. I've had good luck using a short 4 wt rod with 5x or 6x tippet...
Forum: Northeast 10-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

This is a good time of year to fish the Swift. They just did the fall stocking about 2 weeks ago. I was up there fishing a few days after the stocking and the fishing was great. I caught quite a few...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 09-13-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Need Material Recomendations for Christmas list!

You could get some CDC feathers and tie no hackle patterns. CDC is very cheap compared to quality dry fly hackle. It's easy to tie even on small flies. CDC doesn't require any floatant just some...
Forum: Northeast 08-21-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

There's one in Palmer. It's right off the Mass pike and about 12 miles from the FF C&R section. Wedgewood Motel (http://wedgewoodmotel.rylatechnologies.com/)

Directions from the motel to the...
Forum: Northeast 08-20-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

There's no camping near the Y pool or any of the upper portion of the river since it's on Quabbin Reservoir land. There's probably camping available in the surrounding towns of Belchertown or Ware...
Forum: Northeast 08-19-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

The fishing has been good so far this August. The water is nice and cool and there are still plenty of fish around. It's been a while since the last stocking so the fish that are still there are...
Forum: Northeast 08-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

That's got to be Bill. Nice guy who really knows his stuff. I see him there all the time and he is almost always catching fish. I learned allot about how to fish the swift from talking to him and...
Forum: Northeast 08-14-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

The Sulphur hatch is coming to an end now. They get smaller towards the end of the hatch. Last one I saw was about a size 22.

I haven't used San Juan worms there, but I did catch a big Rainbow...
Forum: Northeast 08-06-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,407
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Swift River Massachusetts

The Swift is a great place to fish. It can be fun or frustrating, but it's always a challenge. There are Rainbows, Brookies, Browns, Tigers, Lakers, landlocked Salmon and Smallmouth to be caught. The...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-01-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Tying vice for beginner

I started tying recently and have been using a Cabela's Master vise as my first vise. My Dad tied on it for awhile before giving it to me. It cost about 30.00 and it's easy to use. After quite a bit...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-03-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By friar tyer
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 05-30-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By friar tyer
Re: Ants

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/streamdance/EBEC/P1000650.jpg
Those are some pretty good looking ants. What are the bodies made from?
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