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Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By gfirob
Re: Video of the Colorado Division of Wildlife air dropping Cutthroats

Wow, talk about catch and release...

I wonder what the survival rate is. It is true that fish have to survive pretty violent water action when rivers flood or dams have a release.

There was...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Fishing Filmmaking

Well, actually I do make television documentaries for a living, but not about fishing (I’m sad to say).

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but here is some advice:

1. Don’t shoot anywhere that...
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 492
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best hip, waist, or sling pack for under $60?

A little above your budget, but this thing is the bomb. Watch the video:

Tightlines Sling Pack | VEDAVOO (
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By gfirob
Re: Reflections

Lovely memory and great story. I was on Roosevelt Island myself as a little kid.
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,006
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best dog breed to take fishing?

Best fishing dog hands down is the Irish Ghost Hound. They don't eat, they don't sh*t, they don't jump in your pool and they have been dead for 300 years...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By gfirob
Re: New to the sport and the forum - few questions

Welcome to the forum Scotty, and to fly fishing and goodbye to your wallet...

Only kidding.

I liked it that you have no hesitation at asking basic questions. And you were smart to hire a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By gfirob
Re: Wading boots! Help.

When Maryland banned felt soles, I had to make this decision and I looked at a lot of options. This is particularly important to me because I have a bum knee and it doesn't take much to dump me in...
Forum: General Discussion 06-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishing around Yosemite

Wow, great pictures. I really envy you western guys. You'd be amazed what passes for a mountain in the east...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By gfirob
Re: Turtles on the fly?!?!?!?

Only tangentially related, but last week I was fishing when I founded myself with beavers in the water, and it seemed like they were circling me. Now I don't think they really were, but when more...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By gfirob
Saving time on the water

I came across this in a post on (one among many) and although it may seem like common sense, I never thought...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By gfirob
Re: Is Tenkara a fad?

Put it behind you, Grasshopper...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,014
Posted By gfirob
Re: Best nippers?

I just found out (according to Fishpond) that you could sharpen their nippers ($23) by rubbing the flat end on a sharpening stone. They said that is how they do it in the first place. I had quit...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,304
Posted By gfirob
Re: Is Tenkara a fad?

Why **** in somebody else's chili? What difference does it make if somebody wants to use a Japanese tradition or fish in a hula-hoop? As long as they don't let their dog jump in my pool, I couldn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By gfirob
Re: A River North

Wow, great little film, thanks for posting this. First of all, its beautifully produced, very well made. I wonder what kind of fisherman they expect to appeal to? The entire opening has a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By gfirob
Re: Do you ever fish with Two Rods....?

I have my Gillie carry my extra rods, reels, spools, net, and folding chair, as well as dry tweeds and the most recent copy of the London Financial Times. If he can't keep up, I have him flogged.
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By gfirob
Re: Online Movie: The Lost World of Mr. Hardy

First of all, I applaud Bigfly's instinct towards decency regarding viewing pirated internet films, even if he was wrong in the specifics of this case. As it is in the music business, it is hard for...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By gfirob
Re: Net your own fish

I don't know how many people have seen the old footage of James Hardy catching a Salmon and then handing the rod to his butler to bring it in, so that he won't get wet. I think he was wearing a tie...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By gfirob
Well, this looks interesting...

Patagonia is promoting this film about dam removal in America.
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Fishing Reel Weight

I agree that a lighter rod and reel would probably be more useful to you in the circumstances you describe. I use a Medalist on a 8 1/2' Phillipson bamboo rod because it is the second heaviest reel I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By gfirob
Re: Finding a wader leak

Wow, great advice all around. How great it is not to be alone in the world with your problems...
Thanks for the help.
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By gfirob
Finding a wader leak

I went fishing on Monday and when I put my waders on I found a big broken-off black-thorn sticking out of the shin of my waders. I pulled it out but saw no hole. In fact there was no evidence that...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By gfirob
Re: Renzetti or Peak rotary vises?

Peak's a great vise but I sold mine to buy a Nor Vise which (though more expensive) is a whole other world of rotary function and techniques. The Peak is built like a tank and works very well, but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By gfirob
Re: kindness on the river.

Thanks for posting, I love stories like this, it restores my faith in the human race. Generosity of knowledge and spirit are at the very foundation of what makes us decent people and every time I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By gfirob
Eating the insects

I was just reading Ian Frazer’s book “The Fish’s Eye”, which includes a story about fly fishing on the Ausable river in Michigan. He describes catching a green drake with his hand as it lifts off...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By gfirob
Re: Awesome lessons on brown trout

Well, glad you liked it, to each his own...
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