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Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 550
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Fly tying saves money?

Fly tying doesn't save me any money. But it does let me wrap lead under the dubbing on my favorite nymph patterns to actually get them down in plunge pools. And I have killer scud pattern that...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Any warmwater species mimic trout in feeding?

Mooneyes (http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/general-discussion/96054-mooneyes.html) can be found all over the Mississippi drainage and readily take dries and emergers on the rise. They fight...
Forum: Driftless Region 04-21-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Article on Minnesota's Driftless Region

Dennis Anderson, the outdoor writer for the Star Tribune, is a huge advocate for Minnesota's driftless region. He puts out a couple articles every year on the area. I always enjoy reading his...
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 238
Posted By diamond rush
Re: How Many Different Ways Can You Sling a Fly?

Where I fish, it's like flyguy12955 says. Only one cast: The improv rhododendron cast.
Forum: General Discussion 04-20-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small lunge pool hydraulics

I've seen this too except horizontal. Oftentimes there's a big eddy to the left or right of the waterfall that swirls the water back into the main channel. I'll often get a take in this case right...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-17-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Summertime Trout: Maryland

If you enjoy hiking as well as fishing, it's paradise. Follow any stream until you start seeing plunge pools and you'll find trout.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-16-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Summertime Trout: Maryland

I really enjoy fishing the Shenandoah National Park for brookies. The eastern slope streams shouldn't be more than 2 hours away from you.
Forum: Southeast U.S. 04-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Fish ID: Brook or Brown?

When I first started, I thought the easiest way to tell was the worm-like pattern on the brookie's back.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 63,424
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

Beautiful pics! How'd you do with the fish?....
No hatch...the fish were not active I caught six little browns...which isn't bad there:rolleyes::)

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Forum: Driftless Region 04-08-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Your go to flies

For trout, you should start to be seeing the black caddisflies hatch off soon. I have found that a good imitation is black dubbing for the body, copper wire ribbing, and a pinch of deer fur instead...
Forum: Driftless Region 04-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By diamond rush
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 04-06-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By diamond rush
Easter Weekend Shenandoah Trip Report

I stopped off at one of my favorite Eastern slope Shenandoah National Park on my way home from visiting family in DC this weekend. I apologize, but I forgot my camera, so no pic today. The weather...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 455
Posted By diamond rush
Re: can you harvest your own hackles?

I've bought chickens for decades from McMurray. The chickens in their fly tyer special don't have the genetic hackles that wolfglen was talking about. You'll definitely get more feathers than you...
Forum: Driftless Region 03-31-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,115
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Itch's Trip Report

Wow, those are impressive brook trout. Nice work!
Forum: Southeast U.S. 03-27-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Current Hatches in Western North Carolina???

I was out two weekends ago up north of Morganton and saw a couple BWOs and some midges. No March Browns yet. I didn't see a single rise either so you should probably think about nymphs.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Canceled Events

I don't attend conventions because I have limited time to fish. I only get out about once a month. So, every time the convention comes to town, my fiance asks me if I'm going to go. I honestly...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By diamond rush
Re: A plan is having a hard time coming together

Or go take advantage of Virginia's amazing unstocked wild trout water. :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 03-25-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Mossy Creek Va???

Spring creeks are fun, but if I wanted spring creeks I'd go to Minnesota or Wisconsin. When I go trout fishing in Virginia, I go way up into the Shenandoah national park and chase wild brook trout. ...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-24-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Little Black Stonefly techniques?

Up in the Driftless region, the early black stonefly nymphs look like:

http://i.imgur.com/yp3ZDsg.jpg

Must be some regional variation, or different species. When there's snow on the banks on a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Little Black Stonefly techniques?

Early black stonefly nymphs are found in fast-moving water over rocky bottoms. When trout are feeding selectively on them, you'll see the trout actively feeding in shallow riffles. A size 18 black...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,042
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Non-intended fish on the fly.

I was targeting mooneye on a stream in Minnesota because trout season was closed. Caught a nice 15" brown trout. Completely unintentional.

Edit: To clarify, the stream was not classified as...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-18-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,220
Posted By diamond rush
Re: "An open letter to America's anglers"

It's poorly written in the sense that it does not effectively present the argument it supposedly supports in a logical manner.

It's well written if the intent is radicalize and rally like-minded...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,220
Posted By diamond rush
Re: "An open letter to America's anglers"

Actually, the president and most of congress debate daily on the role of government in regulating growth. The republicans want mostly unfettered industrial growth and want to slow down and reverse...
Forum: Upper Mid-U.S. 03-09-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By diamond rush
Re: A non-opener post

Nice, but you should have moved up stream and tried for the slam. :) That PT looks a lot like the stonefly nymphs that are crawling all over the place this time of year.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By diamond rush
Re: Tactics for blown out or muddy creeks?

Do some recon and find the least blown-out streams. It's tougher during snow melt, but try to find places that drain off state forest land rather than fields. They are less prone to being blown...
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