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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Home Waters

Yes! I don't like to drive far to fish, if I can avoid it, and I'm a big fan of getting to know whatever treasures my own neighborhood has to offer, however flawed.

I grew up on the lowermost...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Fall 2014 Landlocked Salmon thread

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qYXuJQQZtVU/VBegpOZdEfI/AAAAAAAAAaA/L29xGqrZmok/s1600/10616176_857817630896133_4158653295149309399_n.jpg

Anybody else out there in FF land like to fish for these?
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 49,737
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Rainbow Trout Pics

It's been a tough few weeks for the trout in northern & central Vermont. A comparatively dry August was followed by an uncharacteristically warm early September. I don't think most streams were...
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,903
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

Wow!

All my locals (north/central VT) are pretty good guys, really.

I grew up haunting Farrow Allen, Ed Antczak, and Peter Shea's shop in South Burlington ... they were patient and kind,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-06-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 439
Views: 54,155
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

Arctic Char, huh? No kidding. Pretty cool, unusual catch!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 54,155
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

I don't think that's a Laker. If I'm right, you've got yourself a Bull Trout there. That's a pretty great catch.

I love it when you can pick the lock and figure out what a difficult fish wants. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Addiction

So long as you actually use it ...

In this & many other fields of endeavor it's easy to get sucked into a 'vicarious living through gear' kind of thing. Especially if you're a mid-career sort of...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Schooling on Hooked Fish

I see bass doing this as "barf buddies," gobbling up what the fighting bass is regurging as it struggles. Don't know about carp, though.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,157
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

Three I can think of.

Early 1980's, age ten or eleven, way out in the channel in a braided section of the lower Winooski (VT) when they opened up the hydro plant 3/4 mile upstream. Levels came...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 54,155
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

No pics from today, but a good session nonetheless.

I've moved away from my favorite little stream; my drive to and from work still takes me nearby, but I've had little time to stop since spring....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: A Tip for New Guys on the Long Follow

Nice work!

Knowing how it is with browns in skinny summer water, I'm surprised the fish wasn't spooked by the vibes from the other guys passing through.
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Best fighting fish?!

In my experience, I guess I'd say wild Pacific steelhead, landlocked salmon when they're in the rivers, and smallmouth, especially in rivers. The steelhead has the speed, and the salmon has the wild...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Advice? Rust in a Fly Box

Not much to say about what to do now that you've got it, but this is why I'm religious about drying everything after every trip.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-17-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 54,155
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

Wow, great posts. Plecain, your NH reports are awesome. I really need to get out on some little streams -- I've done zero of that this year, and I miss it. I agree, the cool temps have really...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: The mighty atlantic

You've got a lot of assumptions going here, some of which don't really match with the conditions that have been prevailing in the Northeast this year. In any event -- I think we all get it that...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 913
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: The mighty atlantic

I waited overnight after seeing this before replying ... I think this is a bit extreme. We're not talking here about a guy wearing down a fish on a 2-weight until it's coming in on its side after...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: what stage are you in??

Been all over, from sunnies to salmon, but lately I've had two projects going, both mostly a function of where I just moved to, and what's around.

First, I've been busy tracking down the...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 08-15-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Adirondaks West canada lakes

I haven't fished those lakes, but I do occasionally fish wild/remote mid-elevation ponds for brookies here in VT, so I'll give a few comments based on that -- it's been my experience that dries are...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 28,457
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Brook Trout Pictures

Nice fish, y'all. I haven't caught many brookies at all this year. PA Wild, glad to see I'm not the only guy who sometimes chucks a microjig on a fly rod!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Smallie Success

Very cool -- always fun to pick the lock. Congratulations!
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Double fly rig for finicky clear-water smallmouths

That's brilliant, flygrain. I hadn't thought of it, but it makes perfect sense -- basically the same principle as what I had going on here. The big/loud thing gets them in the area, where they'll...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Double fly rig for finicky clear-water smallmouths

Thought I'd share something I did yesterday. I was fishing a certain log jam on a river mouth near here, where I've seen some *enormous* smallmouth in the recent past -- fish in the 19-22" class. I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,182
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Rods you regret buying...

Well ... I flogged the waters with a Cortland fiberglass 6/7, from when I bought it as a twelve-year-old in 1983 until two years ago. I never knew how awful it was until I tried something else. ...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,883
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: How long does it take from your home to the water?

Not far. I've got wild brookies to 10" in a stream a five-minute walk straight into the woods off the end of my driveway. It's so tangled in there I often don't bother, though. More consistent...
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 442
Posted By mirabelasunshine
Re: Old/New Fly Ride

That's really nice. I'm interested in this sort of thing -- after thirty years fishing either from the bank or from a 9' inflatable with floorboards and a trolling motor, I took the plunge for a...
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