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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By gfirob
Re: Advice on Magnifers / Lights

I thought I would mention a very useful light that I use for tying. I have an odd Bausch and Lomb square magnifier that must have been used for stamp collecting or something that I found on ebay,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 802
Posted By gfirob
Re: Waiting a life time for a rod of a life time.

Iíve ordered two custom guitars built for me in my life, the first was a disappointment and the second was never completed due to health issues with the builder.

In the case of a rod decision like...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By gfirob
Re: First day of Spring?

I'm going to snowshoe down to the river today and see how much ice has cleared along the bend behind the house. A lot of it is open along the road, so I have high hopes. A couple of guys have been...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 775
Posted By gfirob
Re: Orvis CFO Reels worth the money?

"I'm of that opinion. And since my technique/fly selection/casting abilities, etc. are so poor I was hoping to get a little 'stream cred'"'

I agree. For me, there is no better cover for crappy...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By gfirob
Re: Anybody remember Able fly rods?

They had to sell the rod-making plant to pay for the nipper plant...
Forum: General Discussion 03-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 775
Posted By gfirob
Re: Orvis CFO Reels worth the money?

Well, you can buy a pretty nice used Hardy reel in any of the suggested models for less than the reel in question, and the more beat and ugly it is, the less its going to cost you. And it will work...
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By gfirob
Patagonia wading boots suck (only not any more)

So, I was a big booster of the Patagonia Rock Grip wading boots with the aluminum bars when I first got them two years ago. They were better than felt and (once you got past feeling like you were...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,127
Posted By gfirob
Re: Smartphone apps

I use “Nymphzit”, a terrific new iphone app. Its free and once you download and install it, you just select the nymph you want and then throw your iphone into the river and it will replicate the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 962
Posted By gfirob
Re: 45 Days in the USA and Only For Fishing

Here are some thoughts and please forgive me if I am stating the obvious.

Many people who have not traveled in the US donít realize how big it is and that they can spend a huge amount of their...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 731
Posted By gfirob
Re: Leader Question

Akuriko, no problem asking questions, that's how you learn.

I was confused about this too, but a guy at a fly shop explained it to me. You keep the leader and throw away the rod. That's why...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By gfirob
Re: Hiking boots

I'm afraid this sounds a little bit like trying to find a curtain rod you can fish with. You will probably be able to find a good curtain rod, even a bamboo curtain rod, but it will still be made to...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By gfirob
Re: Vermont in winter

Thanks, I'm very glad to hear that. There are many, many streams and brooks in central Vermont (and in the rest of it, I'm sure). I have been looking forward to exploring some of these tributaries...
Forum: General Discussion 02-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By gfirob
Re: Vermont in winter

The new sewerage systems in these Vermont towns are just big multiple septic fields, so nothing goes into the river. Although they say that one of the things that happened during the floods with...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By gfirob
Re: Vermont in winter

Thanks for the help and advice. Rochester (together with some of the other towns in the valley) were entirely cut off for about a week, during Irene and the town pulled together in an extraordinary...
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By gfirob
Re: Vermont in winter

I wondered about waders and snowshoes....
Forum: General Discussion 02-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By gfirob
Vermont in winter

Iím in my forth week in Vermont now, mostly unpacked and installed. Fairly deep winter here, and I have snowshoed down to the river three or four times to check it out. Itís mostly frozen over, the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By gfirob
Re: Thanks for the warm welcome

Where are your flies made?
Thanks
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,381
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishing Systems & Some Thoughts on The Fly;

Lovely essay, Ard.

I think what is most meaningful to me is that you make it clear that there is something mystical about this process, something that transcends what is rationalólike how much the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 799
Posted By gfirob
Re: How to Successfully set up a fishing club???

I think maybe you have a geographic problem with the limited number of widely known trout streams (the Savage River in Western Maryland and the Gunpowder in Eastern Maryland, about 3 hours apart) and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By gfirob
Re: Special Thanks

Thanks for the nice post. I think this forum is really kind of unique on the web. There is a lot of fly fishing information out there, but I keep coming back here. Part of it is that the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,921
Posted By gfirob
Re: When Did The Rules Change, and Why Am I The Last To Know?

I have been robbed several times in the course of my life, including losing some of my most treasured and irreplaceable possessions. By far the greatest theft done to me in terms of dollars was done...
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By gfirob
Re: So, tell me about the pitfalls and stumbling blocks of flyfishing

There was a trail on the Gunpowder river that was almost closed with heavy greenbriars, It was a real b***H to get through, and aways drew blood, no matter how careful you were. But on the other...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By gfirob
Re: 70'th of 'D-Day.'

I just did a project about WWII and worked with a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania who specializes in that period. I learned a number of interesting things. First, WWII was the largest...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By gfirob
Re: Moving North

Riptide, there is skiing all around, but not for these old knees. I have snowshoes, though and I like to use them. I used to fish the winters fairly frequently in Maryland too. I remember seeing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By gfirob
Re: Moving North

Thanks, Klunker, good advice. My father pretty much fell apart after he retired, but the only thing that ever mattered to him was his work. I have a lot of interests and things to keep me busy, one...
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