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Forum: General Discussion 05-03-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By tbblom
Re: So evidiently I can tie game changers really well but can't fish them....

I think the Game Changer and other articulated flies are really good at catching fishermen...

I pretty much stopped tying articulated flies for a few reasons.

1. time investment; they are just...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By tbblom
Re: most effective way of marketing a fly shop

Hey Jim,
Reddington Delta 9/10, should be good up here in NC. I've got a Albright 9/10 2 piece that has been sitting for a while, figured I'd put a sinking line on it.
TB
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 780
Posted By tbblom
Re: most effective way of marketing a fly shop

Had a good laugh on this. My fiance just left on a trip yesterday, and I ordered a reel and backing... go figure:D
Cat is away, mouse will buy fishing gear!

Now I just have to hope the order...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 05-01-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 331
Posted By tbblom
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,207
Posted By tbblom
Re: New to Fly Fishing; What Would You Do If You Had A Do Over?

buy good waders!

buy at least a mid level rod.

Take a class or hire a guide.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 04-26-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By tbblom
Re: Fish ID: Brook or Brown?

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species

Been stuck in my head since sophomore year biology 22 years ago!

Add another to the list, Splake. Hybrid of Lake trout X Brook I believe....
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 04-11-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By tbblom
Re: SUP Fly Fishing in Florida

Last June in Florida I managed to jump a medium sized tarpon from a SUP. I was using a small fly meant for snook, and the hook pulled straight instantly and the fish was gone. But it was an awesome...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,300
Posted By tbblom
Re: where are the most famous place to fly fish?

^^^
wow... kenai looks ridiculous, if I showed up and saw that I would try to leave and go somewhere else less 'famous'!

To the original poster, not sure where you are based.
If you get a chance...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,500
Posted By tbblom
Re: April 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Ad said fly fishing. What they mean is you fly there, and then fish bait.
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-04-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 258,610
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

I've been practicing a new style of baitfish. The Hollow Fleye utilizes reverse tied bucktail to provide a sparse body with a lot of volume. In the water, the body pulsates and breathes well. The...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 718
Posted By tbblom
Re: Casting...What does it take...?

This site is awesome... Great people and advice, and no one ever gives a new guy a hard time. I've learned so much on this site, just had to say that!
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-01-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,500
Posted By tbblom
Re: April 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Now taking bets. Which blows first; the rod, the reel, or his O-ring?
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 718
Posted By tbblom
Re: Casting...What does it take...?

The timing really clicked for me the first time I fished at night. I couldn't see the line, so I actually had to feel the rod loading.

Smooth acceleration to an abrupt stop. Same on the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,500
Posted By tbblom
Re: April 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Guides to each other in their native language:
"This guy had better tip! And not the boat!"
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 04-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,500
Posted By tbblom
Forum: Southeast U.S. 03-27-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By tbblom
Re: Current Hatches in Western North Carolina???

In the Asheville area, Hunter Banks Fly Shop was very helpful to us.

I fished around Asheville and Boone.

About a week and a half ago, there was a big midge hatch mid morning.
Cream or tan...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 258,610
Posted By tbblom
Re: What have you been tying today?

Living on the coast, I've been tying mostly saltwater flies.

Shrimp
http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/Camarones.jpg

Squid...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,005
Posted By tbblom
Re: Anybody here use a float tube and cannot swim?

Get a good PFD that doesn't require inflation or gimmicks.

Learn to swim.

Short of that, I wouldn't go out. Sorry to be harsh... I don't believe that anyone who can't swim should be out on the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 03-23-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,013
Posted By tbblom
Re: March 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

"That's not what they mean by roll cast!"

"Cardio shmardio, I'm going fishing"
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By tbblom
Re: Non-intended fish on the fly.

suckers and whitefish when nymphing for trout.

small catfish when aiming for bass.

small bass stealing the fly when aiming for carp.

Once had two flies on for carp (crayfish and damsel), and...
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By tbblom
Re: Fish Stillwaters Alone or with Fishing buddys??

I used to fish a small private trout lake with a couple other guys, and when we would work across the lake in formation (maybe 30 feet apart) we would often get doubles and triples. We would slowly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By tbblom
Re: Carp ??

Fun thread to read through...

My best carp almost spooled me. I was looking at about 20 wraps of backing on a bare spool, and had to palm the reel and finally made the fish turn. After seeing...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By tbblom
Re: Carp ??

Some things I found helpful for carp:

Clear slow sinking fly line. Line flash will scare them away. Even a 15' clear head helps.

Fluoro leader. As heavy as you can get away with, 12-20lb is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By tbblom
Re: Carp ??

Fishing for carp in Colorado was probably the best and only way to practice for saltwater sightfishing. The time I spent hunting carp in nasty water definitely helped me when I traveled to the...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 03-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By tbblom
Re: What would you use this weekend in a mountain stream on the TN/NC border?

From the state law handbook, page 22:
"Dropper flies may be used when fishing any Public Mountain Trout Waters"

http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Regs/Documents/2014-15/Fishing_Regulations.pdf...
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