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Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,681
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Rate Your Customer Service Experience With any Company

Orvis service is the best I've ever dealt with on anything, period.
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By goofnoff2
Question Spiked wading shoes

I've fished with felt soles for over fifty years and I really like them. Maryland just said I can't use them anymore. On the Gunpowder that won't matter, but in Western maryland it sure will.
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Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Beginner nymphing?

There's more than one way to skin a cat. You do what works for the situation.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,649
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Whats your go to fly?

I intended no disrespect to you. The original poster asked what I would consider to be a newbie question. We all know the stories about Bill Phillips only fishing the Ususal all season, or the guy...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: reading the water?

Ditto the Rosenbauer book, it will save you years of trial and error. He also wrote "Reading Trout Water".
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,649
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Whats your go to fly?

That's what he said. Fly being singular.
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Beginner nymphing?

A wise man once said that nymphing was like a Oujia board. You never quite know if you are in touch with the other world.

The idea of nymphing is to get a drag free float with a sunken fly that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Completely new to fly fishing...

If the clicker is gone, the reel is worthless, as it will overrun everytime you strip line off. Unless the reel has a silent drag. Is there a drag adjustment on the reel and does it work?

If...
Forum: Northeast 04-07-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: foothills of the adirondacks

I've fished all over NYS most of my life, except exactly where you are asking about.

Here's my suggestion. Visit your local DEC regional office, or call them . They are a wealth of information.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,649
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Whats your go to fly?

As I read the question it wasn't about considering variables. It was just picking a universal fly. Now if we want to talk all the variables, that is another whole discussion.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,670
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Why do you fly fish?

For the same reason I breathe.
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Matching the Hatch

I was taught to catch trout by my father who was a minnow fisherman. Actually, he fished strung minnows with a fly rod. By my early teens I wanted to fish a different way, so I began to focus on...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-05-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,649
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Whats your go to fly?

A wooly bugger................

Having said that, I could always find a more specific fly based on water type, time of year, time of day, and all the other variables.

Nice thing about the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Beginner nymphing?

Dame Juliana said that when fisning with a single hair line never use a cork bigger than a pea.

Indicators have been around for awhile.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Fly fishing - becoming more or less blue collar?

I've been fly fishing since 1958 and really got into it about 1960-61.

I grew up in a trout fishing, indeed any kind of freshwater fishing, ardise in upstate NY. Most of that great water is...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Some nymph fishing things

Brooks talks a lot about matching the 'hatch'. However the book is mainly about presentation. Rosenbauer and Humphrey are deeply into presentation.
If you look at all three they seem to use...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,044
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Does Orvis approve of this?

Actually, you now have game preserves and the landowner does own the game in those situations. I think the same thing could ahppen with fishing preserves.

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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Some nymph fishing things

It think half the fly fishermen in NA read that article, seriously. I know Tom was amazed by the feedback he received. Tom also covered the upstream technique in Prospecting for Trout.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 870
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: pond brookies

If you can get a boat on the pond try dabbling wet flies at dusk. It is the old guides method for the Adirondack brookies.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By goofnoff2
Some nymph fishing things

In the throes of terminal cabin fever I've been reading 20 year old fy fishing magazines and all my old books. Found something I hadn't noticed before
in the old books.

In Nymph Fish for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,157
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Slow action rods ...

I cast Joe Brook's 9.5 footer at Rhine-Main AFB near Frankfurt Germany. He also used a 7.5 foot Orvis Midge for 5wt. Both were Battenkills The big rod weighed the better part of six ounces. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,044
Posted By goofnoff2
Smile Re: Does Orvis approve of this?

So basically, what we are seeing is that whether or not you can wade gets down to the state legislature and state courts. Both these bodies can be influenced by politics. How much public fishing we...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 03-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Montana's "Wicked Witch' is 'dead' ... for the moment!

Here's one taste

Wise Use Agenda (http://www.wildwilderness.org/wi/wiseuse.htm)

Here is one of their core principles:

Wilderness has no economic value, no timbering, no oil and gas...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 03-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,148
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Montana's "Wicked Witch' is 'dead' ... for the moment!

The "Wise Use" movement isn't being driven by movie stars and Californians. It's being driven by landowners who want to make a buck off the trout fishermen. This kind of thing has been going on all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,044
Posted By goofnoff2
Re: Does Orvis approve of this?

After being a trout fisherman for 50 years I kind of fell away from it about five years ago in part because I was disgusted with how "green" the sport had become.

I'm glad I lived when I did. I...
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