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Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By sxm
Re: Fishing in Scotland

Thanks for that link. In three weeks I'll be in Callander fishing on the Leny and Teith for two day.

First time in Scotland. Needless to say, I'm a bit excited.
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,390
Posted By sxm
Re: The most versatile fly rod: 5 or 6 wt?

I have 4, 5 and 6SW. I have to say the 5 is the go to for all around. I use the 6sw for kayak fishing where I need a bit of leverage and help casting and for salt water. The 4 is just for the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,229
Posted By sxm
Re: Refurbished Orvis Helios Rods worth Buying?

While it is one of the top rods around, the basic question you have to answer is whether you are willing to self insure it and knowing you are going to have to spend twice as much to replace it with...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By sxm
Re: Fly Fishing Short

Why the pounding music. I engage in fly fishing for the quiet, getting away from the noise of life. Just the sound of the water, trees and birds. Seems almost every fishing video has to have a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By sxm
Looking for an reduced price on an Orvis Helios rod

I'd say follow the Orvis site. Seems that on its Facebook page Orvis is hinting that a second generation Helios rod may be out. That would mean a clearance on the existing stock. Remember the buys...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,524
Posted By sxm
Re: New to Bass on the Fly

If I had but one fly, it would be a bead head wooly bugger in dark olive or black.

If I had but two, a popper in addition.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-09-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,828
Posted By sxm
Re: New Hydros Lines--Baby Tarpon

and to the above I'll add Hydros 6wt All Rounder Saltwater on a new Hydros LA 6wt reel on a Hydros (discontinued) 6wt SW tip-flex. [Shame they discontinued the Hydros rod line; a baby Helios at a...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-06-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By sxm
Barracuda! Do you use a wire?

If you are fishing in an area where Barracuda may be present, do you use a wire as part of your leader? Such as the Orvis Haywire or the Umpqua Tyger wire leader?

Saltwater Fly Fishing Leaders /...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By sxm
Re: Newbie Salt Water Gear Maintenance

For the reel, I take the reel off the frame and do an an extensive flushing of all the parts with fresh water, no soaking, followed by WD 40
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By sxm
Re: Newbie to Saltwater Flyfishing!!

As with all the other responses, just an opinion. I'd go 9wt as all around for SW fishing. I've been using the Orvis Hydros rod, which was discontinued. Allegedly, the Access rod is to fill the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By sxm
For all those who have enjoyed fishing Vermont....

perhaps it is time to dig down and help the people of that great state.

Video of Flooded Rivers & Destruction Across Vermont due to Hurricane Irene...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By sxm
Re: It's Summertime and the fish ar jumping, but

Thanks for the responses. Yes, there were a lot of insects on the water that day. Those Smallmouth can really jump. One of its distinctive characteristics.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By sxm
Re: perch

An olive of black Bead Head Wooly Bugger works in my lake. Size 6 perhaps.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,422
Posted By sxm
It's Summertime and the fish ar jumping, but

they won't bite. Yesterday was nice, got two Smallmouth and a Pickerel who cut the leader before I could grab him). But today the Smallmouth were just jumping all over the place all around me. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 17,108
Posted By sxm
Re: Will I be able to carry-on flies/hooks on airplane?

Every year for the past umteen years I fly AA to the Caribbean. I take my fly rod, reel and a goodly number of flies on board with me. The only time it was an issue was when the TSA agent thought...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By sxm
Re: fantastic river locater

a POS. The information on MA is so bad as to be worthless.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By sxm
Fly fishing Blackstone River - Massachusetts.

Has anyone fished the Blackstone or West Rivers in southeast Massachusetts? These would be in towns of Blackstone, Milville and Uxbridge. Your experience and recommendations.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By sxm
Re: Too simple of a fly?

A #2 Olive/White Clouser works for me.

This season used the new Adams Big Ugly from Orvis, both 2 and 4, got good response. Right now a Barracuda off St. Martin still has my #4 Big ugly.
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,885
Posted By sxm
Re: Medium priced reel ($200-$300)

I have a Battenkill IV and V and really like them. But warning, the V had a change from a small 1 inch diameter drag to a 1 1/2 inch drag. The newer one is the larger drag, but both are available. ...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By sxm
First fishing of the year...

Too cold in MA in March, so St. Martin. Used an Orvis 8wt Hydros and Battenkill IV LA with clear intermediate sinking line. The little Yellow Tail (one among several) was hooked on a #4 Adams' Big...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By sxm
Re: Flying with Flies

Don't take clamps or pliers or such on board. Flies, rod, reel and leader, yes.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-23-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By sxm
Re: Wading in Ponds?

It all depends on the lake or pond in question. Some ponds may also have different bottom features at different locations.

I can wade out up to top of my waders in many location in my local lake...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,463
Posted By sxm
Re: Flying with Flies

Always carry flies on board. TSA agents sometime get weirded out.."Real flies?"

Be prepared to open the case and show and explain.

But that little old lady with the knitting needle is far more...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By sxm
Re: Greetings - First Post

Welcome to the forum.

I live in Metro-West Boston, and took up fresh water fly fishing last year, so most of my fishing is done on lakes and the rivers here. Totally enjoyable and one can make it...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,175
Posted By sxm
Re: 4 wt or 5 wt for Northeast Panfish??

5 wt. good all around general purpose.

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