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Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 08-03-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By Joe D
Your knot is fine for the bigger flies. ...

Your knot is fine for the bigger flies. Actually, all the knots mentioned are good knots. One you may want to add to the list is a non slip loop... easy to tie and a good knot for streamers. You...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Joe D
"Make it a game fish"

Stripers Forever believes wild striped bass should be declared a game fish throughout its range along the Atlantic Coast.

Free membership in Stripers Forever at
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-07-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By Joe D
Re: question

Rip Tide,

Do you mean the loop to loop sink tips that you can attach your floating line? If so, Orvis still carries them: Instant Sink Tip...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 02-06-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,049
Posted By Joe D
Get the Fishing Blues

Get the Fishing Blues
Capt. Joe Demalderis (

Probably the most common inshore fish on the East Coast is the bluefish. Happiest and most active when the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Joe D
Re: Another piece of trivia someone told me

I'm with you on that! What's the sense in casting your flies at any fish if you're afraid of wearing them out? :fishing:
Forum: Fly Reels 01-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By Joe D
Re: Need Your Help

Either Orvis reel will last you for the rest of your life.
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By Joe D
Re: helios fly rods


Sweet rod!
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-06-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,194
Posted By Joe D
Re: trying to improve distance and form

Get a good video, Mel Kreiger's come to mind, or take lessons from a pro. Stop trying to fix what you are doing. It's time to start over.

Do not take any advise from someone who says to let...
Forum: The Lodge Den 01-06-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,937
Posted By Joe D
Re: Career

To borrow from Alfred Miller, better known as Sparse Grey Hackle,

"If fishing is interfering with your business, give up your business."
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 11-23-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By Joe D
Re: I dont quite understand the reasoning behind SAGE'S BASS ROD..........

Each fly line weight is measured by a standard the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Association introduced in the early 1960's.

Each weight line is determined by the weight in grains of the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Joe D
Christmas Cards

When doing your Christmas cards this year, take one card and send it to this address:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C....
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Joe D
Re: Fly Size Question


Yes. It matters more than the rest of the stuff...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
Posted By Joe D
Re: Pontoon v. Kayak v. Float Tube

I think the pontoon will give you the most flexibility. Many are equipped with platforms so you can also stand.
Forum: Fly Reels 10-27-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By Joe D
Re: WTB: Spool for Orvis Battenkill 8/9 disk reel

Try this place: Home - New & Used Fly Fishing Rods and Reels - (

If he doesn't have one, he might be able to find one for you.
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Joe D
Re: Fishing with a 6 year old...

pdq 5oh,

I couldn't agree more as that was exactly my point. When my kids were small I always left my own rod behind, instead concentrating my efforts on them having fun and being successful. I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Joe D
Re: For those with a boat ??


I think that can be said anytime were not using then 24/7 :wink:

Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Joe D
Re: For those with a boat ??

1. When you go out onto a favorite river how long do you stay out ? Mostly until dark.

2. Do you float from one launch to another & have your vehicle/trailer moved for you by a spotter ? 95% of...
Forum: Northeast 10-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 680
Posted By Joe D
Angling For Charity (
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Joe D
Re: Lightweight, short rod

pdq 5oh,

I like a 7' or 7 1/2" for the kind of water you describe. Many of these waters entail some hiking, some brush busting and generally a hike of some sorts along the stream. Personally,...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-20-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Joe D
Re: Shad

I fish for American shad in the Delaware River, but what I hear from those I know who fish them in Florida the game is pretty much the same.

6 or 7 weight rod, sink tip lines, leaders in the 4 to...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,306
Posted By Joe D
Re: favorite dry fly for trout?

The one they're eating...
Forum: Fly Reels 10-16-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,294
Posted By Joe D
Re: Vintage Reels

Nice reels guys. I have a couple of shelves filled with vintage fly reels & baitcasters.

Nice to see they all look to be in great condition.
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 10-16-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Joe D
Re: Bass tournament

Go for it! Pick your tournament so the place and the season will most likely have conditions most conducive to fly fishing.

One minor detail is B.A.S.S. and FLW have rules governing what tackle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Joe D
Re: Safe for a Trout?


I agree with everything you said. But, (ah, that ever famous "but") the 4X part. I/we hook and land 20"+ trout on 5, 6 & 7X regularly. What you can't be afraid of is putting the screws to...
Forum: Fly Rods 10-13-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,642
Posted By Joe D
Re: Medium Action Fly Rods

Laurel Fork,

Either rod you're considering would work fine. The Avid would be a bit faster than the Clearwater in a mid-flex action and the Clearwater would be a fraction of an ounce lighter, but...
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