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Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,022
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 4 wt. Rods

Bob,

I love my 864 Hardy Zenith, and if you're lucky you can still find one on close out now which seems to be about 40% off list price. This is a sweet dry fly rod and excellent nymphing as...
Forum: Northeast 07-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By englishspringer
Re: White flies on the Housatonic

I fished the Farmington river yesterday with a couple of friends. We made the 2 1/4 hour drive down from MA. starting mid afternoon until 7:30 we saw a lot of rises but we got very few takes. We...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Zenith 8'6'' #4

The 8'6" 4 weight Zenith works great as a nymphing rod. It's a fantastic rod for Trout and while I do nymph it's so nice for dries that is what I try to do the most. I think it one the 4 weight...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,492
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

Eastfly, Bob, Mike,

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking extra spool(s) might be the way to go so now I'm hoping the spools get marked down like the reel has.

Dave
Forum: Fly Rods 06-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,492
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

All,

Need advice on fly line recommendations for a new 6 weight. I just bought a Sage VXP 6 weight at Cabelas and a Hardy DD 5000 on eBay, both deeply discounted so I'm buying both without having...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By englishspringer
Re: QAD San Juan Report

Nice pictures, big fish! I'm eagerly looking forward to my 1st trip to the San Juan in early July.

I'm sure the crowds will be big then but hoping for for some big fish on tiny midge dries and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Tungsten putty, weight putty

Mark,

Tough luck on the putty dunking! I use a custom mix of Tung Fu and Loon soft (something like that). A local fly shop owner in NE Mass (Evening Sun) came up with the proportions and mixes...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Hardy Zenith or St. Croix Avid

I have an 8'6" 4 weight Zenith, which I bought in my 2nd year of fly fishing. Compared to my 1st rod (9' 5 weight Orvis Clearwater) all I can say is there is no comparison! When you hear the saying...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-14-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By englishspringer
Re: The Science of Brookies

Interesting topic. Although I'm still pretty new (2nd year) to fly fishing I have been fishing overall 40+ years, and grew up with brookies in abundance in New England. As a kid I thought they...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By englishspringer
Re: New to Fly Fishing! Need Help Finding Good Waders!

As still a relative "newbie" (1 1/2 yrs fly fishing) my experience is limited and I've only use LL Bean waders. I had a cheap pair and they started leaking the first time out. The guarantee is good...
Forum: Northeast 12-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Farmington in MA ?

East,

I'm happy to give you my $.02 comparing the Swift to the Farminton. Keep in mind this is just my 2nd season fly fishing and I've been to the Farmington 3x and the Swift 20x (maybe more). ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,813
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Anyone try the new Air Lock strike indicators?

I've used them since the summer and I recommend them. They are super easy to adjust on the leader and don't cause kinks. My local fly shop (Concord Outfitters) is the only place I've seen them. ...
Forum: Ladies Fly Fishing Forum 12-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Support a Finnish fly girl - Fjällräven Polar 2015

Katri,

I tried to vote for you but as I don't have a Facebook account I wasn't able to. Best of luck to you from another Finn (actually a USA native but my Dad was born in Finland)! Watching your...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Farmington or Housatonic? Help plan trip.

I've only fished the Farmington so I can't help with the Housatonic. The Farmy is a gorgeous trout river and it does have large Brown's apparently. I've fished there four times in the past year and...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,557
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Scientific Angler SharkWave Ultimate Trout Fly Line - Stealth

I have shark wave Trout on my 8' 6" 4 weight zenith which I have used about 6 times so far. I like it, the best part is it's so easy to lift off the water to start the back cast.

There is a...
Forum: Fly Reels 07-17-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Ross Evolution and Zenith

I just went through the same exercise yesterday! Charlie at the Evening Sun Fly shop had all the color options. I found the Grey Evolution was the "best" match, black was ok, and green was not good...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 07-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,105
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison - what an S.0.B.

Great write up and spectacular pictures! I spent a year in Gunnison in the early 80's and checked out the Black Canyon with friends. We decided no way in terms of hiking down, good for you and it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Maine/NH fly fishing guide?

I can attest to two guides in NH, so it depends where you want to go.

First choice is Angus Bozeman, search for Broadside International. Angus is hands down one of the best guides you will...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,686
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Alaska Trip Report July 2014

Great write up and photos! Sounds like a true adventure and a great time. I just returned home from a business trip to Seattle and thought the Cascade and Olympics were spectacular but the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-20-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 10,483
Posted By englishspringer
Re: The Photography Chat Thread;

Thanks for the input Ard. I'll keep a watch on the Lumix to see if I can get it cheaper, otherwise it sounds like a good option.

Dave
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 10,483
Posted By englishspringer
Re: The Photography Chat Thread;

Hello all,

I'm looking for recommendations on a basic waterproof point and shoot camera for capturing my fishing catch and release photos. I checked out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS25 16.1MP 8X...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 67,749
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Show us Your Photography

Thanks Ard, I'll raise the question on the thread you suggested
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 67,749
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Show us Your Photography

Hi all,

I searched for a thread on good, basic, cameras to use in capturing my adventures fly fishing with no luck.

As I am still a "newbie" at fly fishing I've used my iPhone up till now. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By englishspringer
Re: knots for thin tippet

I use the Davy knot (check out YouTube), which is like a
Reverse figure 8. It's easy, fast, but still strong. I use it on 6x all the time without issue.
Forum: Northeast 09-29-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By englishspringer
Squannacook report

As my 1st year of fly fishing continues, with cooler weather I ventured out to the Squannacook for a few hours yesterday. My experience to date has been the Swift this Summer and the Assabet late...
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