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Forum: Coldwater Articles 08-27-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Nymph Fishing on long leader

It's always interesting to see techniques from around the world! Good articles guys! I don't do a lot of nymphing since I don't do a lot of trout fishing. Will occasionally for stream bass, but...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Be careful out there...

Always sound advice! No fish is worth a life! :(
Forum: Fly Rods 08-27-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: New to Fly rod actions and confused

Jeff, welcome to the site & the sport. Use what you like & enjoy using. Rod actions vary greatly, and some are likely far better for some situations or conditions, but the bottom line, if you don't...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-26-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 182,736
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What have you been tying today?

Some Bass & Redfish flies for Sept. I have a weeks vacation then, hope to make good use of them!

All on size 1 hooks. Allen stainless SW001 & Gamakatsu 01110 Worm Hooks.
There are barbell eyes...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

Seige, dang man! Glad you're OK! What's that saying, "what don't kill you only makes you stronger"! That would be a tough lesson there! :eek:

I got dumped in a river one Feb. I was trapping,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

Only scary incident I can recall is when some punks approached me on a path as I was heading back towards my truck. I wasn't far upstream & heard the car doors & some voices. I had just left the...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: My first attempt at a fly

We all had to start somewhere. Do yourself a favor & keep that first fly some place for future reference. Silver has given you good advice to improve your next attempts. You should now have a better...
Forum: Lower Mid-U.S. 08-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Largest fish on a fly rod to date

You're off to a good start! :thumbsup:

Nice color to that bass too!

Took me a lot of years when I first started fly fishing to even catch a bass. Have caught quite a few since then.

My...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: The Slow Demise of "Honor..."

Jerry you're a good man! Very sorry to hear this, but it does seem to be the way it is these days.

A couple of years ago my pickup truck broke down & I needed to have it towed. Called a friend of...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-20-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Streamer hooks

Well, if you can get the Tiemco hooks on sale & at a good price, I won't pass them up either. I like them as well, good hooks, just don't like the regular prices charged for them.

Never hurts to...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: "God" is "Dog" spelt backwards?

Amen Fred! Our's knows what time it is & when she wants things. That head on my lap is a sure sign! :)

She knows what she wants too! Can't just give her anything & expect her to go off happy!
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Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 08-20-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Streamer hooks

Agree with Eunan, go for it! I don't fish for trout very often, but do use that style hook & that is an excellent hook for bigger streamers, whether for trout or otherwise. It's simply a wider gap...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 08-20-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Maryland - Need spot to take Boy Scouts

Todd, perhaps the Potomac would fit your need. I suggest the section where MD Rt 34 crosses between Boonesboro, MD & Shepherdstown, WV. I used to fish that section quite a lot. Access is not bad &...
Forum: Fly Tying Articles 08-20-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Materials for tying egg sucking leeeches

I don't do any Steelhead fishing, but do like the same patterns for bass, especially Smallmouths. Sometimes those hot colored egg heads work better than a regular bugger style fly.

I like tying...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Opinions on 3wt rods

That's the bottom line with anything we use. Doesn't matter the price, as long as it suits the person using it! :thumbsup:
Forum: Fly Rods 08-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Opinions on 3wt rods

For me, price is not necessarily a good indication of what I need a rod to do.
I look at price, because what I'm willing to pay is limited, and with light rods, since my use will be more limited...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best fighting fish?!

Most such fish are not caught in freshwater. We only have a few rivers that are truly freshwater where those Stripers will be found. They'll be in brackish water mostly. Same with the spring runs,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Snake...update...

Chad, that's great advice & food for thought! 99.999% of the time snakes of any kind don't want to be bothered. It's that small fraction of instances, when folks get bitten that is often because they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,073
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Best fighting fish?!

I can agree with King Joe as to the regard that there's no single best. Individual fish can have their own attitude when it comes to how they decide to fight regardless of species. There are other...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,510
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Snake...update...

I've seen many water snakes over the years while fishing. Never had any problems with them however. When I was a teenager I had a Green Snake almost slither down a branch onto my shoulder as I was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Letter from Orvis

Outstanding! :clap:



Growing up, late 60's early 70's, I was enthralled with Orvis! When I would receive one of their catalogs, which always had some great pages of flies, I would wear it out...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Set-Up For Bluegills

I've caught a lot of different panfish, some bass & even some Stripers on my 6 wt. It's an 8' IM6 Cabelas rod I bought in 1989. Not sure the model, I would have to go look. Probably not made now...
Forum: Flies 08-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Two flies my 5-year-old designed!

Great looking flies! Those will catch some fish!:thumbsupu

Kids lack the inhibitions we adults have. They see things we often don't and can use their imaginations better than we can sometimes.
...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Bargain hunters STP/Backcountry question?

Sierra Trading Post, they sell mostly closeout & over stock items.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 617
Posted By bigjim5589
Re: Bargain hunters STP/Backcountry question?

Eastfly66, My mind doesn't work right sometimes. DF= Deal Flyer! :o

Yes, STP plays mind games too with their DF & coupons. I bought some saltwater fly kits from them a couple of years ago & a...
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