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Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Cleetus
Fly shop poll

Just curious in the Hunt Valley, MD area which of the local fly shops people like best?

Greatfeathers seems to have the best selection of fly tying gear these days. I've noticed Theaux seems to be...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-27-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By Cleetus
Good "tooth-cutting" flies

Hello Everyone!

After 30 years or so of fly-fishing for trout (I'm 37), I have finally begun tying flies.

I am curious from some of you who've been tying for a while if there are any flies that...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 02-15-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Info on Maryland: Loch Raven and Below

Gunpowder is a fantastic year-round fishery. It's a tailwaiter with controlled release from the damn so you can fish basically whenever you'd like. There are several parking/access spots, but my...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-17-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,841
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Savage river

couple thoughts that may help you. First of all a hatch is, generally speaking, when a crapload of one kind of insect all come out of the water at once. I'd consider getting a book on fly fishing...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-15-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cleetus
Re: tight twists in tippet

excellent! these all seem like good tips and if I am able to get out this weekend and fish I'll see what I can do and keep you all posted. Thanks!
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-12-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cleetus
Re: tight twists in tippet

I was fishing a dry fly. And no the line is one season old and put on right. As far as I can tell it isn't twisted. I'm ont sure WHEN it was twisting however :/
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,650
Posted By Cleetus
tight twists in tippet

http://img23.imagevenue.com/loc1140/th_26656_untitled_122_1140lo.JPGOK So while fishing this weekend I came across a new phenomenon...for me at least. After casting I noticed the tippets section of...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-12-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Cleetus
Hola

Howdy Folks, I was just browsing and saw the introduction section for the first time. My name is Aaron. I grew up in New England and now live in Baltimore. I'm a professional mariner by trade. I've...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-10-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,944
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Fly Fishing Maryland

Good morning. I'm new to fly fishing and kind of new to the area. I'm planning on taking my Dad fishing on the Gunpowder today. Since it's been raining for a couple days I'm guessing that the river...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-05-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,944
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Fly Fishing Maryland

There's a circular for mid-atlantic fly fishing streams at every fly shop in the area. The most recent (May) issue has an article on Town Creek in Greenridge State park. I haven't read it yet, but...
Forum: Find a Fishing Partner 05-05-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 690
Posted By Cleetus
Maryland Gundpowder

Hey there - I'm a relatively new fly fisher and could use a mentor. I fish primarily the Gunpowder on the weekends and I can't afford a $260 lesson through the couple local outfitters. I would love...
Forum: Other Gear 05-05-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Cleetus
Care for Neoprene

I have a set of hip waders from Orvis with the neoprene booties, over which I wear stream boots. Whenever I get home from trout fishing I hang the waders up to dry. Recently however I have noticed a...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-18-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Piling up of my line

Great replies, thanks to you all. I'm going to try and get out again tomorrow and we'll see how it goes. The following quote brought up another question.



I did often have the 'accordion'...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-18-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cleetus
Piling up of my line

I got to go fishing on the Gunpowder today for a few hours and I came up with a couple questions I'd hope you al could help with

First off, I found that about half the time I cast, when I finish...
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-19-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Cleetus
Re: leader question

excellent advice, I tried and it worked great, thanks!
Forum: Flies 04-19-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By Cleetus
Re: Fly ID Book

Thanks everyone! I'm gonna try the library first and perhaps the bookstore as well. My first trip fishing since I was 18 (15 years ago or so) is Saturday and I cant wait.

I'll keep you all posted....
Forum: The Fly Cast 04-16-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By Cleetus
leader question

When I've been practicing my casts I've been using no leader. When I add the leader and fly on to fish, should I still be timing the direction change in my cast to the end of the line, or am I now...
Forum: Flies 04-16-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By Cleetus
Fly ID Book

Hi! I'm brand new to the forum but after looking around for a few minutes I decided to register...what a cool resource

After several years away from fly-fishing I am getting back into the sport....
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