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Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By ib me
Re: Lunch time fix.....

:D Good to hear you got out it was a great day to wet a line.Its nice to some one using a bike to fish with,Im thinking of getting one for a trip to white Top laurel this spring.do you have it...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,106
Posted By ib me
Re: All I want for Christmas is....

There 3 things on my list ( 1 ) To get to my daughter's house in SC to spend Christmas with my grand kids it will be a first for me (2) for everyone one this site to have one of the best Christmas's...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 11-28-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By ib me
Thumbs up Re: Rapidan in Early November?

Looks like you had a good day the Rap is a good stream.I hope you get a chance to try some other streams
:D Dennis
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-11-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ib me
Re: Shenondoah National Park Report

Some people still call white oak the robinon.When I go to white oak I take 231 S. from Sperryville turn right on 670 at Banco then turn right on 600 follow it to the park boundary I'm coming from...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ib me
Re: Shenondoah National Park Report

The Rose is a good stream I'm not sure how the water level is,The Rap is OK I tried it form the bottom once & wasn't impressed.My money is on white oak I will be hitting it Mon. let me know how you...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 10-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By ib me
Re: Shenondoah National Park Report

I know the streams are low I looked at passage last week before the state stocked it..So I'm sure the Mt. streams are even lower I've been waiting to hit some Brookie streams but until we get some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By ib me
Re: Indian Summer road trip

:D The first week was GREAT beautiful country & great fish,The camper looks very good also.Looking forward to next week
Thanks for the 1st week
...
Forum: Other Gear 09-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By ib me
Re: Chest Pack, Waist Pack, Vest, Hip Pack, OH MY!

Like you I have more bags & packs than needed.I settled on sling packs they do the job for me I have the stealth pack & one of the things I like about it is the bottle holder.I carry 2 or more fly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By ib me
Re: American Journey

:) I think You might enjoy the Brookie fishing in the Smokey National park,you might think about a float trip on the New River for Small mouth bass also maybe a horse pack trip to some of the alpine...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 08-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By ib me
Re: Rod Recommendations

;) If it was me I would get in touch with the tenkara Bum on his web site & also check out Tenkara USA.I started with an Iwana 12 ft rod for small stream brookies,gills & bass. My choice suits my...
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By ib me
Re: Cross Country Fly Trip

If your looking for smallies think about the New river in WV,or Va also the James in Va. If your thinking trout try the Smokies,or Shenandoah National park
:D...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,539
Posted By ib me
Re: 5 Weight Bass Flies?

I started with a 5 wt & love the rod weight,as I grew in flyfishing I learned the limits of my 5 wt.When I chase big bass I throw 7 wt with big flys but I still have my 5 wt with me. All the posts...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,013
Posted By ib me
Re: What fly did you catch your first trout on?

:) A green woolly bugger fooled a fall fish on the Doah
:D Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,340
Posted By ib me
Smile Re: Solo canoe Fly fishing?

:D I have fly fished out of my OT 119 K for years & love the boat. You can stand in it but it isn't stable I bought a set of stabilizers for it & now I stand & fish more than I set & cast. I have...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ib me
Re: First tenkara trip

:D I know what you mean its just automatic the one problem I had was what to do with my left hand I didn't need it to strip.I also found out I could cast with my left hand a lot easier no changing...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-22-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ib me
Re: First tenkara trip

My rod is the 12 ft Iwana I had a 13 ft floating line with a 6 ft leader of 5x material
:D Dennis
Forum: Other Gear 06-22-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By ib me
Re: Pontoon Features - What's important?

You might want to look at the boats from the Creek Company the are well made easy to set up & handle well,you set up a little higher which makes casting better ,you stay drier, the wind can be a...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-22-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By ib me
First tenkara trip

:D I finally got a chance to fish a local pond I caught some gills & a few bass the best one was a 11in.bass.I learned several lessons 1 don't rush the cast when I did the line would pile up,2 when I...
Forum: Other Gear 06-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By ib me
Re: Simms Headwaters Sling

I have the patagona atom sling & love the bag plenty of room & a water bottle holder also.You might want to take a look at them.
:thumbsupu Dennis
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By ib me
Re: fly fishing a river

:D I fish my rivers casting at an angle up stream following the line down past me once past me I let it line come tight then a slight pause before starting my back cast.
...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By ib me
Re: folding net

:D thanks guys I don't keep brookies to pretty I made a dehooker & it works great I'm thimking small net to help control the fish for some pictures then back into the water
...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 06-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By ib me
folding net

:rolleyes::) I've been thinking of picking up the Simms folding net that tenkara bum sells,Has anyone tried this net??
Thanks for your in put Dennis :)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By ib me
Re: What length bass leader

:D Well you can go with a 6ft.to 9ft Bass Bug Taper leader or just buy a roll of 8lb stern & be done with it. I have used straight mono for years with no problem
:D...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By ib me
Re: Introducing myself...

:welcome: Thanks for your service Army I'm retired Navy 2 tours Nam,Desert Storm,Desert Shield. You have some fish there Congrats.If you make it to Va I'd be proud to buy you a drink 7 do some...
Forum: The Tenkara Forum Threads 05-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By ib me
Re: It's Here: 1st Tenkara Rod

:thumbsupu You picked up the same one I did Congrats.I'm sure you will like it :D Dennis
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