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Forum: Fly Lines 05-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 493
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Fly Lines for Long Leaders

I just wonder how many fly guys actually make practice casting and integral part of their regimen. I frankly would be stunned if any angler told me he only casts his rod when he is on the water. I...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 04-16-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Cost of Trout Fishing

Originally posted by left field:

"I'm not there yet, but I'm getting close to moving from C&R to legal C&K. The idea of harassing a fish - potentially to the point of mortality - just so I can...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-08-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

It is an interesting discussion......I've heard of guys that carry nothing but an "adams" in sz 10 through 20....or just beetles - or only ants etc and feel their success ratio is just as good. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 506
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Back from the hospital

I love how your biggest concern was not being able to use all your great FF tackle etc etc.
I heard someone say calling Fly fishing a "hobby" or a "sport" is really inaccurate - its a way of life....
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

Nice Boxes as an FYI I still have 4 fly boxes with me in my vest I just want them to be less cramped and yes - IT IS A DISEASE !!!!!!!!!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-05-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

I hear you Bruce. Every year ...maybe even every trip for that matter - I try to clean up my fly boxes. I'm just going to try to stay on the wagon longer this year and try to be a minimalist ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-04-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Walter1023
Simplifying/minimizing fly boxes "on the water"

This winter I've been tying like a fiend as the cold kept me indoors.....I bought 3 large plastic compartment boxes from Walmart 1 to include nothing but various styles of soft hackle flies I...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 03-31-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,957
Posted By Walter1023
Re: The Upper Delaware River System

I've fished all 3...(the neversink gorge only once though).......and your description is right on. To me personally its the pinnacle for dry fly fishing.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Walter1023
Re: any tips on fishing slow pools?

Jim.....I should have clarified - in my own situation I'm primarily fishing dries or emergers on or in the surface film - with NO WEIGHT or sighters being applicable. I do some nymphing on rare...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Walter1023
Re: any tips on fishing slow pools?

Hi Jim:
When I fish really tough slow pools (ie: Upper WB Delaware) my leader is usually 16 to 18 feet long.....tapered down to 6x fluoro (the rest is Mono) I also sometimes degrease my tippet...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Walter1023
Re: any tips on fishing slow pools?

The slower the pool the tougher the presentation becomes. My dry fly advice is use a long enough leader with smallest tippet you can reasonably get away with. Some pools are so slow they are almost...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Orvis Customer Service

I personally don't own any Orvis rods so I'm neutral put I respect what their company has done.....and I'll share my "second hand story' witnessed first hand. A few years ago I was fishing the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Predicting time of a hatch

I used to keep a daily diary of dates, streams, times, CFS waterflows and exactly what happened....ie: looked like a perfect day but I was wrong..or " I cannot believe how awesome this unexpected...
Forum: Flies 03-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Sparse Catskill Dries

I've seen Dave Brandt tie a few times at either the Arts of the Angler show in Danbury - Or Angler's Den Fly shop in Pawling.....he ties there a few times a year when they have their tying shows. ...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-21-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 473
Posted By Walter1023
Re: If you like a glass of wine be careful what you choose.

So I guess if you enjoy a glass of red and the company of a mature lady -
you have Arsenic and Old Lace
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-20-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,311
Posted By Walter1023
Re: "An open letter to America's anglers"

"I'm not an enigma, I believe strongly in conserving two things, our physical surroundings and our constitution.

I believe that the vast majority of these also feel that way, but there are some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,160
Posted By Walter1023
Re: April Vokey

I watched the free episode of shorelines on the net.....not too shabby. I've seen her before in various videos/shows and I'll say at least she can put her money where her mouth is. It's a pleasure...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Walter1023
Re: My Favorite Mayfly Dries

Hey Dean MT I never apply any type of floatant to any flies I fish dry. I have a fake amadou patch I simply use onall my flies to dry them out. I like them fished in the film.....but in...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Walter1023
My Favorite Mayfly Dries

As my thoughts in the northeast turn to images of Hendricksons, Quill Gordons and March Browns gently flowing down the river as Mr. brown awaits them.....I'm starting to enjoy these styles for my dry...
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,864
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Stickers and your Fishmobile

I have some Fly fishing stickers on my Rav4....may have to re-think that now.
BUT......THE ONE STICKER I WANTED TO GET BUT EVENTUALLY WIMPED OUT ON WAS A HUGE STICKIE THAT SAID.....

WHIP ME ...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-12-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Favorite BWO patterns

I like the standards 1) parachute on a standard size 18 or 20 dry fly hook 2) Thorax style tie on a TMC 2488 emerger hook with antron for the tail/shuck and 3) Sz 18 rusty spinner tied with...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-06-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Black soft hackle?

I second the Starling have not used my starling ties yet "in the field" but some of the fibers have a dark/black color. I have to think....1) something black 2) something that...
Forum: General Discussion 03-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,697
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Popular flies you don't like?

Guys.....don't dislike or feel guilty about a San Juan Worm.....just reclassify it is a Caddis Larvae and you'll feel better Just like a bobber is a "strike indicator"....its all in how you...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-04-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Walter1023
Some Henry's Fork inspired caddis

http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/medium/11021105_953878321303578_929867590622124571_n.jpg


Hook TMC 2488
thread Tan
Body: UV dbbing tan...ribbed with oversized orange...
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,271
Posted By Walter1023
Re: Furled leaders: Are they right for me?

Considering the high costs of most fly fishing accessories......spending $4.95 for a quality tapered leader....which is your terminal tackle (ie: MOST IMPORTANT TACKLE).....is a bargain. ...
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