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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-14-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Tippet rings?

I swear by tippet rings and I fish primarily dry. I start with a standard tapered 9 foot leader tapered to 3x.....I then add tippet ring and start adding 4x 5x 6x etc. for whatever my fly and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,304
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Your name?

You finally solved it for me.....I thought he looked familiar but I never made it to Alaska nor recalled meeting him - but its all the movies i saw him in.

By the way.....my name is Walter ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Walter1023
Re: A Great Time to be a New Fly Fisher !

Forget about equipment.....what about the learning curve ?? technology (ie: the internet...this forum....you tube) gives you the answer to any related question or technique in a nano second ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-05-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Walter1023
11/5/14 Farmington River, CT....Dry fly season winding down

Bittersweet as the trees tell me winter is right around the corner - and finding rising trout becomes just a little tougher than it has been.........
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Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Likable

Let me be the first to like this post.....and I hope you catch your first fish on a fly shortly. For now we'll consider you a newbie.......which most seasoned fly fishermen...like myself...are...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Walter1023
Redington CT on sale again

Just ordered a 8'6" 3 weight for $75 on Cabelas site. Figured I could use a lighter rod for when I anticipate my fishing day will be mostly casting sz 22 and smaller flies on 7x. Do I really...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Turkey Biots

Old school style duns using my turkey biots .....hen feathers for the wing - Ginger Rooster hackle around the thorax....etc...

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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-02-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Housatonic River

"The Elms" probably one of the most beautiful sections on this gorgeous River. Still don't think they need to stock Hopefully we'll get a nice amount of rain to give the Herons and Eagles...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-02-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Turkey Biots

Hi Jaybo.......below is a pic of a few sz 14 and 16's I just tied using some biots. I basically am using partridge for the tail....and hen hackle for the wing. This year I started tying a lot of...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Orvis Hydros 3d Trout Flyline ?

My understanding is its their version of a textured line ...ie: golf ball type dimples...without the abrasiveness of the Sharskin Lines....which I still love as a crazed fly caster
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-01-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By Walter1023
Turkey Biots

I just actually bought my first turkey biots ever ....in gray, mahogany, dark tan and light cahill. For wrapping abdomen's on my larger dries/ soft hackles they really are like night and day...
Forum: Fly Lines 10-01-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By Walter1023
Orvis Hydros 3d Trout Flyline ?

I don't see this line mentioned much on the this forum......I ordered 2 (4 and 5 weight) on clearance at fly shop closeouts $49 ( vs $95 retail) . Mostly based on a very few reviews I read...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-26-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Housatonic River

Cab:
answers as follows.....
1) I like to use 5x mono for my tippet when fishing ISO dries on the housy...with my 4 weight. If the fish start taking olives I'll add on 6x fluoro.

2)...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Want to hit the beaverkill, NY

Also check local fly shops like Catskill Flies.....if you are 2 hours from Hancock I certainly would never rule out the Upper Delaware in the fall.....within 1/2 hour of the Beaverkill/Roscoe area
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Housatonic River

Yeah......I'm not a big fan that you always have to keep stocking a river- there are enough healthy holdover fish in that river already. save the stocking for the next bad summer where the trout...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-19-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Housatonic River

9/19/14 Hey Patrick.....I hit the ISO hatch this afternoon on the Housatonic .....I saw your post and we're both on a more "local" forum. I caught my personal Housatonic best on a dry fly this...
Forum: Share Patterns 09-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Quill Gordon BY FlySlinger

That's as close to perfection as you can get in fly tying. Very sweet.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-12-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Upper Delaware

Hi Eastfly......it was under this Coldwater Forums. (2nd page of listings) ....it was titled Upper WB Delaware Dry Fly fishing 7/30 and 7/31. I also posted on the 2nd best river for me ...the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Upper Delaware

See my prior posts about pontooning the Upper WB Delaware.....I completely agree with using 6x fluoro as my tippet material they are smart fish....that being said in past years I used a 9ft 5...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Fast Action rods

The underlying mechanics of my cast does not change regardless of what I'm casting...only my timing. When I'm on the water I may be using my Sage XP 5 weight, My Hardy Zenith 4 weight - sometimes...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

The Farmington Trout can be very tough at times...outside of the Upper Delaware - its probably the 2nd toughest trout river for me - its a tailwater..."some" (not most) of them are wild - and they...
Forum: Share Patterns 08-14-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By Walter1023
Re: CDC Black Flying ant

Hey troutnut......I use regular cdc full feathers. The brand i use is trouthunter......I found they are the best in my opinion
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Likes and dislikes

I like targeting big wild trout with dry flies.....the kind of fish that regularly get fished for and are hard to catch. The most frustrating feeling is thinking I've got their number and then not...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

Hit the same river yesterday a day full of browns and rising trout...but this guy was my biggest I normally don't beach a fish but the next photo I took shows him after I quickly rehab'd...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-06-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Walter1023
Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

I went solo on 8/4/14 to the farmington ....which as a dry fly guy is my favorite river ever. I've only fished the Northeast so I can't attest to what is out west.....but in this area the Upper...
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