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Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 03-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By dabluz
Re: Predicting time of a hatch

I have an interesting story about insect activity at a certain time.

A few years ago, I went on a fishing trip with a fishing pro who had a fishing show here in Quebec. We were supposed to fish...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By dabluz
Re: This how we do it in Canada

Speaking about those small water crafts.

Here in my region of Quebec, the territory is llittered with small lakes and ponds. Almost all contain brook trout and only brook trout. The more easily...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 07-17-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By dabluz
Re: Confused about thread size

Not much choice of thread where I live even though brook trout are as common as bluegills or perch elsewhere. The only thread readily available is Uni-Thread.

The thread I like the most is...
Forum: The Lodge Den 07-16-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,084
Posted By dabluz
Re: Who's caught...?

Whitefish, landlocked Salmon
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By dabluz
Re: What's the Deal with Native Brookies

Most of my fishing is for brook trout. OK....I live and fish in just about the best region in the world for brook trout. There are no perch, bluegill, bass etc in my region. 90% of the lakes and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-13-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,589
Posted By dabluz
Re: What's the Deal with Native Brookies

The deal with wild brook trout is the fact that they are only found in very clean cold water. They usually not grow any larger than 16 inches and in small streams, may only attain 10 inches. They...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By dabluz
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

I rarely do any stream fishing anymore. I almost always fish from a canoe or boat so I keep my catch alive by placing them in a large wire basket that hangs from the side of the boat.

When I get...
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,664
Posted By dabluz
Re: Have been looking at wicker creels....

You put the wet bandana where? Maybe you are not sure how to use a creel. A wicker creel must be soaked for a while so that the wicker absorbs water. This evaporating absorbed water cools the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By dabluz
Re: Beginner Fly Tying Kits

I have been making flies for close to 40 years.

If you have the the kit.

If you are on a budget....stay away from any kit!

An excellent vise can be bought for 40 dollars. ...
Forum: Entomology 06-26-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By dabluz
Re: adult salmon fly

These flies are also found in the East. Here in Quebec there are some really big ones that are a good 3 inches long. The wings are slate grey and the bodies are yellowish-orange in colour with dark...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By dabluz
Re: leader/tippet twisting

Wow....that's the worst case of line twisting that I have ever seen. Use only leader material (stiff mono) when making your leader and tippet. Mono that is used for casting is much limper. You may...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By dabluz
Re: Bug off !

DEET matter what concentration. However, the weaker the concentration the shorter the time that it is effective. I usually use a 5% concentration of DEET because the flies are bad only...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,231
Posted By dabluz
Re: keep losing flies!

When fishing a stream or small river, you will be surprised at how short your casts can be if you use stealth to approach the areas where you think fish are holding. The closer to the holding area,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By dabluz
Re: building leaders

It depends more on the stiffness of the leader material. I think I would opt for 30 lb test leader material for the butt section of my leader.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,112
Posted By dabluz
Re: Polorized glasses.Yes or NO?

I finally bought a better pair of polarized sunglasses last week. No....I could not spend 200 to 400 dollars for Jim Maui or Oakley etc but I did find a pair of Ryders for 80 dollars.

Great fit,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By dabluz
Re: Rod/Reel Setup Help

A 5 wt to throw size 6 will struggle if there is any wind.

I would recommend a 7 wt rod and yes, a 7 wt fast action rod casts dry flies all the way down to size 28 on 3/4 lb...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By dabluz
Re: Catch & Cook

The best thing for keeping fish cool is a real old fashioned wicker creel.

Yes, they are expensive but nothing is as good. Stay away from plastic bags or anything that is does not allow air...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By dabluz
Re: Need help building a starter kit

I would not recommend a fly tying kit. I would recommend a fly tying course that lasts only 1 evening. That's all you need to learn everything that is useful. You can learn the rest of the stuff...
Forum: Fly Patterns 05-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By dabluz
Re: North Fork Spider

Before tying the hackles to the fly, I make a thin body of fur. I do this for 2 reasons.
The first reason is to aid in flotation. I soak the fly in silicone and let it dry at home before going...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By dabluz
Re: What to look for?

Since I make my own flies, my favourite dry fly is without the least amount of doubt....a mini muddler tied dry on a size 10 or 12 dry fly hook.

This thing looks like a hybrid mayfly, caddis, deer...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By dabluz
Re: Feathers vs Soft Plastic

I participated in a special fishing event that consisted of catching landlocked salmon that were kept alive in order to put them in a new fish hatchery and produce young salmon that would be released...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By dabluz
Re: Greased leader

I often grease my leader and even the connection between the leader and the fly line. I leave the end of the tippet free of grease because the greased part does make a big imprint on the water...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By dabluz
Re: Pike in Clear water

If you can see the pike.....they have already seen you and have felt your presence way before seeing you.
Forum: Fly Fishing Knots 05-05-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By dabluz
Re: Nail knot for tippet?

I go back to the original question which is "tippet to leader".

This is a situation where only a good mono to mono knot is used. The one I like the best is the blood knot. You can even leave...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-30-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,587
Posted By dabluz
Re: What Makes a Great Fly-Shop?

Just got my internet order from J Stockard. Wow! I'm delighted.
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