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Forum: Great Lakes Region Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Fly Fishing Near Indianapolis

I've hit West Park in Carmel quite a few times, location is a little farther north though, 116th and Shelbourne. There is quite a bit of cover and I've caught some decent largemouth there, but it's...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Megan Boyd movie on Netflix Instant

Thanks for the tip, will have to check that out. Big fan of the instant view on Netflix and always try to keep an eye out in their documentary sections for things like this. Any other good fishing...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Fly Fishing Near Indianapolis

@ pjcalla, great idea on the updates/reports. On that note, a little farther out than local waters but I gave the stretch of the Big Blue River in Wilbur Wright SRA a try yesterday. It's probably one...
Forum: General Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,318
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: who keeps a flask in thier gear and whats in it?

Lagavulin 16yr or Ardbeg 10 Scotch whiskey
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-27-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Little Elkhart River - Northern Indiana

I'll mainly hit it off of 146th around town but my preferred stretch is up in Anderson at the park. Most of time I'll hit Geist in the kayak but checked that out last week and my usual put in spot...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Little Elkhart River - Northern Indiana

Haven't even attempted anything around Indy lately. Getting pretty worked up at the prospect of 55 degree weather toward the end of the week but thinking the snowmelt is probably going cause a bit...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 12-20-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 912
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: we did drinking and smoking but what are....

Love the Pandora while sitting at the work bench, usually alternate between the Alt Country, Grateful Dead channels and a couple comedy stations
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Anyone fish Isle Royale

Isle Royale is absolutely gorgeous. Spent a week hiking up there years ago, mostly around the shoreline and did a little canoeing through the smaller outer islands. The water was crystal clear and...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,039
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

Quoted from Shotgunfly's post: "I spied a Tag Heuer Aquaracer when my wife and I were picking out our wedding bands. A year later, it was cleverly wrapped and labeled as a wedding gift for some...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 12-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,332
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: December Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"We're going to need a bigger boat, ramp"
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Christmas list help.

Those Overlook chest packs from Umpqua have been catching my eye lately. Big +1 on the single malt suggestions too, anything Ardbeg puts out is worth sampling.
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-20-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,271
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: November Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"Relax Sparky, with the great deals on materials and hooks I got from Allen Fly Fishing, your tail is safe, for now...."
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"What do you...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 11-18-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: First Fly Rod..

Been looking at that one myself, all the reviews seem great but have never had the chance to cast one. If you have opportunity to do so you should probably try out a few different rods before...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,791
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Orvis Encounter Rod/Reel outfit, any thoughts?

So I just couldn't resist stopping by the local Orvis on my way home this evening to look around for an 8-wt outfit. Last time I was in they had one of their Streamline combos marked down really low....
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: I love CTs part II

Been reading your reviews on the CT's and decided to go for one in a 4wt, kicking myself now though as the Cabelas $75 sale apparently just ended (up to $99 now). Was there another retailer you know...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,363
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: What is important to you when buying gear?

For me, when considering large item purchases (fishing gear or otherwise), I tend to first look at versatility-how much use in different situations or applications can I get. Couple examples, for my...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 10-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Steelhead

Along this line, planning to get up at least a few times in next couple weeks to Trail Creek in NW Indiana. Any early reports on activity up that way? Heard the St. Joe a little further east was...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Buff Headwear?

Have yet to wear mine out for cold weather but picked one up this summer, mainly for bug repelling. I did run into problems as several have mentioned, with glasses fogging, being a little warm at...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 10-15-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Alligator in central Indiana

Yeah, I've just never been able to understand the draw to keep a reptile large enough to consume you as a pet.
Interestingly enough, there was an update in the local paper this morning saying the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,295
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Who carries more than one rod while fishing?

Along the same line of multiple rods, do many of you bring multiple spools along to over/under line your rod? i.e. bringing an extra spool lined with a 4/5wt line to throw on a 6wt rod? Or vice...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 10-14-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Alligator in central Indiana

Alligator found along I 69 early Saturday morning - 13 WTHR Indianapolis (http://www.wthr.com/story/23679261/2013/10/13/alligator-found-along-i-69-early-saturday-morning)

Thinking I might have to...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-10-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,232
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Help us name a new rod series!

Allen CSS-Classic Stream Series, with famous/classic river names for specfic weights-Blackfoot for 2/3 weights, Snake for 4/5 weights etc; incorporates the "Classic" of the action and the "Classic"...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Fly vises are a good investment, and I need a bluegill patterns right now!

Just started tying a few weeks ago, still working on putting together a good "pantry" of materials but have enough that I've been able to play around a little. Came up with one that both bluegill and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,364
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: Fly Fishing Business Strong Arm Tactics...

Seems like tactics such as this imply the "high-end" manufacturer is seeing a legitimate threat to their business from this start up. Makes me pretty intrigued to find out more about the start up if...
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By fishers_fisherman
Re: It was perfect....

Looks like a fantastic trip!
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