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Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By schaef
Re: Questions From a Beginner

I've fished the Taccoa below blueridge lake last summer. I caught fish on a variety of nymphs and dries but the absolute trout slayer was a size 10 black woolybugger swung in the current.

One...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-22-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By schaef
Re: most unforgettable catches

Other than catching my first of a new species my most recent memorable catch came this summer. I was fishing a gorge that is pretty difficult to get to despite it being in a fairly urban area. I take...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By schaef
Re: Steelhead with bad Gill Plates

I don't know the cause but I've caught 2 steelhead in the past 2 years that have the same issue with the gill plates. They weren't bleeding but I was surprised that part of the gill was showing. They...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-07-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,680
Posted By schaef
Re: Carpin

I fish primarily rivers for carp and they can be aggressive at times. They patrol the gravel bars looking for crayfish, helgramites, stoneflies and other nymphs and worms in my area. The water...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 02-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,680
Posted By schaef
Re: Carpin

My carp setup is a 10' 7 wt using a SA supra WF line. I go down to 8lb flouro and use a 10' leader. Blind fishing carp on the fly is tough, I've gotten a few that way but the vast majority I sight...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 12-20-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,680
Posted By schaef
Re: Carpin

In the lake erie tribs I target them all summer long after the steelhead move back out into the lake. Sight fishing carp on a secluded stretch of river in the summer is probably my favorite type of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-23-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By schaef
Re: Good books or DVD Steelhead Great Lakes tribs

I don't know of any books or DVDs but I can help you with some information on Northeast ohio river access and patterns for the steelhead run.

Ohio Steelhead Fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By schaef
Re: help me tie a good blood knot ...quicker?

I can tie them pretty quick but i'm not sure if I can explain it right....

Take the 2 lines and make an X with the larger diameter line on the left. Grab it in the middle of the X with your right...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By schaef
Re: Steelhead trip to Erie

Congrats with the hookups! Ice locked guides are a real pain in the booty especially with a fish on. I use ice off paste and I stick to roll casting in those conditions so I don't strip wet line...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-04-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,386
Posted By schaef
Re: Economicaly priced rods

I own a TFO BVK 4 piece 6wt and man does it cast like a dream. Absolutely love that rod. They also have the no questions warranty.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By schaef
Re: Steelhead from this spring!

Northeastern Ohio, any of the main rivers and tributaries.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-02-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By schaef
Re: Steelhead from this spring!

Hey! I know where that cliff is!!:D

Very nice fish, got to love those spring steelies in the erie tribs. I live in the same area so I'll probably see ya on the river this fall.

Good luck and...
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