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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing Today, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By ejsell
Re: Schooling on Hooked Fish

My carp knowledge is pretty limited but I've had other species swarm a hooked fish. I always assumed they were attracted to the fighting fish thinking they were going to get in on a meal.
Forum: Flies Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By ejsell
Re: Does everybody have that "one" fly that never seems to let you down?

Mine's an orange and brown cone head bugger with yellow rubber legs. I actually bought it the first time I ever bought flies but didn't use it for a year because I thought it looked ugly and like...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By ejsell
Re: New to me: Catch and Release info

Hah, when I took a casting class at Bass Pro we were casting into their pond and the guy next to me "caught" several bass on his bare fly line, at east until they decided to let go. Most of them...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By ejsell
Re: Aleka, reviews anyone?

I took advantage of a free sample pack of dry flies and nymphs a couple of years ago and have been very happy with them. I started tying my own flies though shortly afterwards otherwise I probably...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By ejsell
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

We are visiting my sister in law this weekend in Durham Ct. which will be my kids's first trip to the east coast and she suggested that we take them to the beach. She had a couple of suggestions on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ejsell
Re: All fished out rant

That's a great gesture and one of the reason in love this forum. I do have access to a few small private ponds for the kids just nothing nearby. I need to make friends with more farmers in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By ejsell
All fished out rant

In a previous post I had mentioned a small 4 acre lake adjacent to a larger 9 acre lake and park owned by our local park district. The lake was an old quarry that had never publicly been fished...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,373
Posted By ejsell
Re: Catch and not Releasing

Wow, training them to get caught for a free meal. Never thought of that:D
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By ejsell
Re: Was going to go fishing.

Feel the same way. I thought I could sneak out for an hour or two after making burgers on the grill last evening but then someone started throwing lightning bolts. I did watch a youtube video the...
Forum: Other Gear 08-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By ejsell
Re: waders???????????

LLBean's warranty is based on your satisfaction, not what's wrong with the product. If you're not satisfied with how it performed or lasted they will replace it or refund you, your choice. Here's a...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 164
Posted By ejsell
Re: Great Lakes salmon patterns?

All of my salmon hookups last year on the Betsie were on hot head buggers. I lost the 2 or 3 I started off with and ended up buying materials at the local fly shop to tie a bunch more the second or...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 291
Posted By ejsell
Re: Favorite Books

Any book by Ken Follett, occasionally Dean Koontz (I've really enjoyed the Odd Thomas series. But my favorite two books are, non-fiction "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and fiction...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By ejsell
Re: Smallie Success

Great post and pics. I love that area. My wife and I have rented cottages up there twice. Once in the fall right on Gillies Lake and the second time in the late spring on Little Eagle Harbor (saw...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 329
Posted By ejsell
Re: SteelHead or Rainbow?

The Cleveland metro parks fishing report this month has a picture of a spawned out steelhead that stuck around in the Rocky River into mid July when they caught it electrofishing. It had turned very...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By ejsell
Re: Fishing in muddy waters

I watched a guy catching bass and blue gill in the grass one time at an overfilled lake, fish the edges and stick to dark colors.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-07-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By ejsell
re: Largemouth Bass Fishing with Two Six Year Olds!

That is a great post. I had my 8 and 6 year olds out over the weekend at a friends pond. Each had a fly rod in there hands and I spent my time running back and forth untangling knots. No fish were...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By ejsell
Re: Day Trip Fishing - Northern Lower Michigan - Suggestions Welcome!

Platte river runs into the sleeping bear dunes national park. Nice federal park, lots of campgrounds and family friendly areas. Beautiful river and the beach at the end where it runs into Lake...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By ejsell
Re: Mid grade or entry level waders...

Honestly in my opinion if you are going to spend $200 on waders, LLbean has a nice selection in that price range and cheaper and they all have a lifetime guarantee. I know someone that has their $99...
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 486
Posted By ejsell
Re: Amish and sustainability?

I grew up just on the outskirts of the largest Amish community in the country and my parents still live there. I think there are something like 30,000 in the region. The local grocery store still...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By ejsell
Re: "The night I put my Fly Rod down"

I've caught two cat fish and close to a dozen small mouth bass this year in muddy water with my fly rod. I also caught my first steelhead when hurricane sandy made its way to Lake Michigan two years...
Forum: Other Gear 07-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By ejsell
Re: Waders for real big guys

Bass Pro shops White River Osprey breathable waders are decently priced and run up to 5XL 5XLT and 5XLS. I liked them but I developed leaks in my first pair at just under a year. They are...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By ejsell
Re: Are crayfish patterns worth trying?

Tie up woolly buggers with rubber legs and dumbbell eyes in crawfish colors. Right now our crayfish are orange and brown so those are the colors I'm using. I was worried that the marabou I bought...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 07-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By ejsell
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By ejsell
Re: From Salmon River NY to Pere Marquette MI

I've never fished the PM but have the Betsie, Platte and a trib into the Manistee the last couple of falls. Michigan stocks a strain of steelhead that primarily runs in late winter and spring so...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By ejsell
Re: Duck, Duck, Goose

Same here and they are mean. They've attacked my car on the road a couple of times down at our park and my brother and I got attacked by an over protective mother goose on a green at a local golf...
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