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Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,167
Posted By catspaw
Re: Training a dog to be a good fishing partner

I agree with Gatorgrizz, Wooters' "Water Dog" is a great book. When I got my first Chessie the breeder told me to get the book and start reading before the pups were old enough to be picked up...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 09-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By catspaw
Re: Where to buy saltwater flies

If TCI is Turks and Caicos, the only fly needed the last time I was there was a large Gotcha.
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By catspaw
Re: Even while traveling to the fishing hole of my life

I was still guiding (saltwater) at the time. I guided out of Groton, Ct home of the New London Submarine Base, actually located in Groton. I had two sports on the boat and was fishing the Race...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By catspaw
Re: Bifocal placement on sunglasses

I use the same lenses, I put them on the bottom and use them without issue.
I also have a more powerful pair of regular cheaters for sub #18 flies.
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By catspaw
Re: My boat surprised me!

Make sure you have a good fine filter in the line, the ethanol gas will scour the inside of the fuel tank and all that junk ends up in the carbs, been there done that with a boat that sat for a...
Forum: Bahamas 03-23-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By catspaw
Re: Reports of illegal bonefish harvesting

I've used to be asked by locals many times while fighting a bonefish if they could have it when I landed it, at which point I would break off the fish. It's one of their few sources of protein so...
Forum: Northeast 03-02-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By catspaw
Re: Will be in New London early August (must fish in vacinity)

If the flows are down the Connecticut can be waded for epic smallmouth fishing. The bet wade fishing is up around Hartford, about 45 min north of New London. The Shetucket also has wade fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 02-11-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By catspaw
Re: Cross Country Fishing trip

No matter where you go or where you fish make sure you spend a few days in Yellowstone NP, there's good fishing but so much more. Every American should go there at least once.
Forum: Bahamas 01-15-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By catspaw
Re: Best time of year..

Although I've never fished Abaco I have fished Eleuthera a lot and a few other islands as well. The fish are always there but everything is weather and water temp related. Jan and Feb usually have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-15-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,467
Posted By catspaw
Re: History/Quality of Thomas & Thomas rods

Quite a few years ago I was a saltwater guide in Ct, and was introduced to T&T by a fellow guide friend. I cast one of his 9wt Horizons and loved the action and had to have them on my boat. I...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By catspaw
Re: Upper West Branch Delaware Dry Fly fishing 7/30 7/31

Did you do a float trip and get out and wade or a wade trip? I've fished it once this year and had an off day but I'm itching to get back.
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By catspaw
Re: Triangle Taper....Jack of all Trades...Master of None???

My #1 line for sight fishing with an 8wt. Bonefish and stripers.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By catspaw
Re: Nylon to rubber net replacement

Jann's Netcraft has two sizes of clear vinyl replacement bags.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-07-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,136
Posted By catspaw
Re: Is there a "Best" time of day to catch trout?

I was told a long time ago to fish when it's most comfortable for you. When the weather and water is coldest fish midday, during the heat of summer fish early and late in the day.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 01-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By catspaw
Re: Salt fishing without stripping

That's how the big flatwings fish best.
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-23-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By catspaw
Re: Trip Recommendations for solo angler

I fished with Paul once, weather and conditions were awful, clouds and wind, but he put me on fish and we caught a few. He's a good guy and knows his spots. I've been fishing Eleuthera for over...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-11-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By catspaw
Re: Trip Recommendations for solo angler

All the lodges in the Bahamas will accommodate a solo angler, there are endless opportunities, they run from very expensive to very reasonable. Feb will have you throwing a mainly bones, tarpon...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 12-11-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By catspaw
Re: Hey Guys

Two books by Dick Brown, one on fly fishing for bones and the other on patterns, second place goes to Chico's book on Bonefish.
Forum: Bahamas 10-08-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By catspaw
Bahamas Question

A buddy and I are looking for a place in the Bahamas that has the following: mostly wade fishing. We don't need to really be guided, neither one of us wants to be poled around, we're not against...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 03-25-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By catspaw
Re: Castro,Joe Brooks, & Lefty

Every July my brother and I go to Islamorada to tarpon fish, the last couple of years we've had the privilege to have dinner with Hank and Joy Brown and Billy Knowles. I've known Billy for quite a...
Forum: Belize 03-19-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 761
Posted By catspaw
Whipray Caye

Whipray Caye looks interesting, I know it's remote and spartan but it's all about the permit and tarpon. Has anyone fished here? What size are the tarpon during July,August?

Forum: Flies 03-08-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By catspaw
Re: Testing Dubbing Material

http://IMG 2007I have a few Scottish Highlanders (cows) on my property that love to scratch on the barbed wire fencing. Everywhere they scratch they leave a ball of fur that sounds like the bison fur...
Forum: Bahamas 11-07-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By catspaw

I'm looking for some info on Abaco and it's bonefishing. Is there any do it yourself available, I'm not against hiring a guide but I like to explore on my own? Are the flats wadable, and what's...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-28-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,083
Posted By catspaw
Re: Best 12wt Flyrod?

Thomas and Thomas Horizon II, it's a piece of art that lands big fish.
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