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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 979
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

Three I can think of.

Early 1980's, age ten or eleven, way out in the channel in a braided section of the lower Winooski (VT) when they opened up the hydro plant 3/4 mile upstream. Levels came...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 52,730
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

No pics from today, but a good session nonetheless.

I've moved away from my favorite little stream; my drive to and from work still takes me nearby, but I've had little time to stop since spring....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: A Tip for New Guys on the Long Follow

Nice work!

Knowing how it is with browns in skinny summer water, I'm surprised the fish wasn't spooked by the vibes from the other guys passing through.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,074
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Best fighting fish?!

In my experience, I guess I'd say wild Pacific steelhead, landlocked salmon when they're in the rivers, and smallmouth, especially in rivers. The steelhead has the speed, and the salmon has the wild...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Advice? Rust in a Fly Box

Not much to say about what to do now that you've got it, but this is why I'm religious about drying everything after every trip.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 52,730
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

Wow, great posts. Plecain, your NH reports are awesome. I really need to get out on some little streams -- I've done zero of that this year, and I miss it. I agree, the cool temps have really...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: The mighty atlantic

You've got a lot of assumptions going here, some of which don't really match with the conditions that have been prevailing in the Northeast this year. In any event -- I think we all get it that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: The mighty atlantic

I waited overnight after seeing this before replying ... I think this is a bit extreme. We're not talking here about a guy wearing down a fish on a 2-weight until it's coming in on its side after...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: what stage are you in??

Been all over, from sunnies to salmon, but lately I've had two projects going, both mostly a function of where I just moved to, and what's around.

First, I've been busy tracking down the...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Adirondaks West canada lakes

I haven't fished those lakes, but I do occasionally fish wild/remote mid-elevation ponds for brookies here in VT, so I'll give a few comments based on that -- it's been my experience that dries are...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 27,883
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Brook Trout Pictures

Nice fish, y'all. I haven't caught many brookies at all this year. PA Wild, glad to see I'm not the only guy who sometimes chucks a microjig on a fly rod!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Smallie Success

Very cool -- always fun to pick the lock. Congratulations!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Double fly rig for finicky clear-water smallmouths

That's brilliant, flygrain. I hadn't thought of it, but it makes perfect sense -- basically the same principle as what I had going on here. The big/loud thing gets them in the area, where they'll...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Double fly rig for finicky clear-water smallmouths

Thought I'd share something I did yesterday. I was fishing a certain log jam on a river mouth near here, where I've seen some *enormous* smallmouth in the recent past -- fish in the 19-22" class. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,095
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Well ... I flogged the waters with a Cortland fiberglass 6/7, from when I bought it as a twelve-year-old in 1983 until two years ago. I never knew how awful it was until I tried something else. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,838
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Not far. I've got wild brookies to 10" in a stream a five-minute walk straight into the woods off the end of my driveway. It's so tangled in there I often don't bother, though. More consistent...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 428
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Old/New Fly Ride

That's really nice. I'm interested in this sort of thing -- after thirty years fishing either from the bank or from a 9' inflatable with floorboards and a trolling motor, I took the plunge for a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: My fishing buddy is a snake!

Wow. That's a pretty badass snake.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: what is a safe catch & release water temp for trout?

Among the guides around here, anything 70F or above and they'll change their plans -- I trust they know what they're doing, so I follow the same rule.
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Practice Fly Line

^^ All good suggestions.

Also, if you have a fly shop around that handles rental gear, you can ask them for used lines too. My place often has lines they've changed out from their rental...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Streamer junkies!

I fish an LL Bean 8'6" 5 wt and a Leichi Qingdao 10' 7. The big rod excels at slinging a heavy sink tip and a big fly, although once I have a fish on, it's a little too much rod for anything under...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: I'm so tired of flooding

OMG that is so demented. I love it and totally disapprove, all at once.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-27-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Lots of fish

Short answer, it depends. If they're all in one place because of some kind of obvious pressure, i.e. cool water relief area, water levels that leave insufficient shelter elsewhere, etc., I leave...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-25-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3,888
Views: 183,016
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: What have you been tying today?

In anticipation of this weekend's Ditch Pickle Classic fly-only bass tournament on Lake Champlain I've been building a lot of big ugly stuff in multiples -- three or more of each thing shown here. A...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,469
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: how often do you keep your catch?

I keep any fish I mortally wound, for starters. It doesn't happen that often, but figure 3-5 trout a year (I probably fish 50+ days) usually when they take a streamer in the gills.

I try very...
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