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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-29-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Bruce
Re: Susquehanna cats with a flyrod 6/26 & 6/27

I've fished the Susquehanna many times. I live in Cumberland County near Newville. The nice thing about the river is that you just never know what you're going to catch. I've fished the white fly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Bruce
Re: Fly Tying Material, not from a fly shop ??

When I first started tying flies (appr 1950) there were no specialty shops to buy material. In fact, I didn't even know of a craft shop. We scrounged material from where ever we could. We got hackle...
Forum: Coldwater Articles 06-29-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,229
Posted By Bruce
Re: Overlooking Midge Larva?

Very good article. I live in south central Pa where there are lots of limestone springs and crystal clear freestone creeks. There are many days that if you don't fish the midge, you don't catch fish....
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 06-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Bruce
'Got Bugs', by James Castwell

I'm not sure if this has been discussed on this forum before, but it's an interesting article on protecting your tying material. It's on another site and tittled 'Got Bugs'. The site is Fly Anglers...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By Bruce
Re: Important Rod question...

I always apply a very light coating of parafin on the male ferulle and give a 1/4 twist when putting the rod together or taking it apart. I use several 2, 3 and four piece rods and I don't have any...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,618
Posted By Bruce
Re: How many fish older bamboo fly rods?

Kai, WOW! That is beautiful. I'd be a little concerned about fishing with a rod that looks that good, but I'd sure like to know more about the rod and the maker.
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,618
Posted By Bruce
Re: How many fish older bamboo fly rods?

Daniel, Sorry but I can't find anything with 'Whitney' on the rod. Most of the rods I have collected are fairly good rods and not all that heavy. I have two Standard Mills (Payne rod makers) that are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,618
Posted By Bruce
How many fish older bamboo fly rods?

I’m just curious. How many of you fish older bamboo fly rods? I have thirty-eight older bamboo fly rods that I have collected over the years, starting back in the 1950’s, including some pretty...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-04-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,498
Posted By Bruce
Re: Kettle Creek PA

Kettle Creek is a great trout stream with some regulated water. I don't know where you're coming from, but if you make the trip there are other streams you must fish. Kettle Creek is in Potter...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-04-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,520
Posted By Bruce
Re: Just ordered an Orvis BBS - did I make the right choice??

"Not familiar with streamline before Orvis, but I have to disagree totally with the Reddington. There would be no such animal if Orvis hadn't bought them. They were in big time trouble. With Orvis...
Forum: Fly Reels 04-04-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,520
Posted By Bruce
Re: Just ordered an Orvis BBS - did I make the right choice??

Orvis products are generally very good products. Better than most, not as good as some others. I own several Orvis rods and reels and have no complaints about them. They do have very good customer...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,637
Posted By Bruce
Re: fileting trout

There are two ways to remove the bones from trout. One way is as mentioned above, after cooking. The other way which I prefer is to de-bone (not filet) them while cleaning. I slice down both sides of...
Forum: Share Patterns 03-31-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By Bruce
Re: River-Bottom-Colored Sculpin

Fox, I just finished watching your instructional video links. Very nice. Thanks for posting and for the very clear tying instructions.
Forum: Share Patterns 03-30-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By Bruce
Re: River-Bottom-Colored Sculpin

That sculpin has a great profile. I live in an area where sculpins rule for large trout. I wouldn't expect a spinning problem with that pattern simply because of the way they are fished, short slow...
Forum: General Discussion 03-24-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Bruce
Have you ever had those days?

I caught my first trout on a fly around 1948 at the age of 5 or 6. That’s long before most of your parents were born, right. So I guess by now I should be writing books and getting patents of some...
Forum: General Discussion 03-22-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,799
Posted By Bruce
Re: Favorite DRy Fly

“What is your favorite dry fly”? Wow! What a tough question. I guess whatever is on the water at the time would be my favorite. A size 10 March Brown or a size 24 Trico or any size Caddis or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bruce
Re: Has anybody here used Water Shed Fly treatment?

I used 'Water Shed' on all of the dry flies I tied for a couple of years. Just a drop seems to saturate most flies. It does not affect the color or the head cement. Problem is, although it may...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 03-19-2008, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By Bruce
Re: trout on Kauai

I didn't fish for trout on any of the ialands. The first time we were on vacation for four weeks and the second time three weeks. There was just too much to pack and the fresh water fishing just...
Forum: Pacific Southwest 03-18-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By Bruce
Re: trout on Kauai

We vacationed in Kauai two weeks in 95 and again in 98. I was amazed at the outdoor offerings, including bowhunting and trout fishing. The trout fishing was considered to be better on the west side...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-30-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Bruce
Re: Tying Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear

Very nice pictoral tie-along instructural post. I tie most of my nynphs in weighted and non-weighted versions and use according to water conditions.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-24-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bruce
Re: Classic Salmon Flies

Beautiful flies. Wish I could've opened the English site. It would have been nice to understand the text associated with the patterns.
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2007, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Bruce
Fly Box

Every year for the past several years I tie enough flies to stock a Wheatley box for my two sons for Christmas. This year I am tying a half dozen of each pattern need for spring and early summer fly...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bruce
Re: Barbless hooks for required areas....

I normally buy barbless hooks, but I have found that it's not that hard to crimp the barb on most of the better quality hooks by using a small pair of needle nose pliers or forceps. Once the barb is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Bruce
Re: Buy or tie?

I've been tying flies for about 60 years, having tied my first at a pre-school age. And I actually caught a few trout on it. I think they probably mistook it for a grasshopper, (big deerhair thing)....
Forum: Member Introductions 05-31-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Bruce
Hello To All

Been lurking around this site for a while and thought I would like to be a member. I am 65 and have been flyfishing for about 60 years, the first few of which was more tangling, hooking limbs and...
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