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Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 08-16-2015, 10:57 AM
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Views: 981
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Forum: The Lodge Den 05-30-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By Monello
Re: The death of newspapers?

I had a paper route for a few months. Looking back it was a lot of work and time invested for little gain. I made a few cents per paper delivered. Then you had to go collect payment. Lots of...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 05-30-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,877
Posted By Monello
Re: May 2015 Caption Competition - Sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Order your hands-free dental dehooker today. Patent pending.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,535
Posted By Monello
Re: Dream Fly Fishing Trip for Father/Son

Here's my 2 cents worth.

A few years back I took my son to Alaska. We flew into Achorage, rented a motor home then hit the Kenai Peninsula. Even if we didn't catch any fish, the scenery alone...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic Area 05-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Monello
My favorite panfish fly is ......

A Madame X.

I went to fish a small chain of ponds locally. I had a hard time keeping fish off of my line. I got a few bass but mostly bluegills. 1 bluegill was 1 of the smallest fish I have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Monello
Re: Campground Cost

First off I was an employee of AL&L for 1 season in 2013. I was a camp host at Bolar Mountain in Western Virginia. I took the job because I would get to spend the summer on the banks of a 2,500...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Monello
Re: Advice for Banff / Jasper

Those parks are amazing places even if you don't wet a line. I was very impressed with the parks. Lots of wildlife roaming around. Very picturesque.

I skipped the hot springs. I like the...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 05-10-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,447
Posted By Monello
Re: So You Want to be a Fishing Guide

I've used the services of guides twice in my fishing 'career'. Both times were to cut the learning curve in a new area.

First time the guide did his best but the outfitter was less than honest...
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Monello
Re: Stolen Winston rod

Seems the rod in question was stolen out of a fly shop. Here's a link to the shop's facebook page.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-07-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By Monello
Re: Swell day of trouting....

I've caught several dozen stocked trout in Maryland this year. The last place I fished all the trout went airborne when hooked. Several of those fish had nasty looking fins. It's just the nature...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 04-07-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Monello
Re: Ketchikan Trout Options

You should be able to find some trout up at Ward lake. South of town there is a hike up to a stocked lake. I forget the name. Take the road to the end and there's a parking lot and a trail head.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By Monello
Re: where are the most famous place to fly fish?

It has to be the Kenai river at the confluence with the Russian river. Right near the sanctuary. Spend the day casting a line with hundreds of your new, closest friends.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By Monello
Re: Idea for getting youth involved...

I have volunteered as a fishing aide for this event.

The link to their website (

I won't be doing it this year as it's quite a long...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,077
Posted By Monello
Re: Are there retail fly industry sales statistics for...?

There use to be a fly shop close by where I live. I'm in an area where we have pond, lake and bay fishing. Not too much stream fishing. The fly shop was a 1 man show. He'd open up later in the...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-01-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Monello
Re: New Member from MD

Another Free Stater here. I'm a transplant.

I fish fresh, tidal and salt.

Spin, fly & trolling.

Most of my outings are in the southern MD area. I post reports locally here: Southern MD...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By Monello
Re: favorite fly fishing movie

It's not a fly fishing movie. Man's favorite sport with Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss is a funny fishing based movie. Considering that it was filmed in the 1960s, it was pretty racy for it's time....
Forum: Forum Polls 03-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,666
Posted By Monello
Re: Do you like "opening day"?

I enjoy the tradition of opening day. I went this year with my son. We did a few years ago when he was still in school. We'd even camp even though it was still cold out. This way we'd be on the...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By Monello
Re: Caught a Little One, Today

Most don't get it. Nice fish BTW.
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Monello
Re: Stillwater photography

Aren't you gonna show us the picture?
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 03-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Monello
Re: Fly fishing doesn't have to be expensive

It wasn't my intention to confuse anyone. My perception is that many non fly anglers think that fly fishing is an expensive undertaking. So I was trying to peek behind the curtain at Oz and let...
Forum: Forum Polls 03-27-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,765
Posted By Monello
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 03-27-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Monello
Stillwater photography

While fishing in a local state park there was a photographer doing a photo shoot for a brochure to highlight recreation opportunities in the area. He took a few of me casting and then forwarded me...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By Monello
Re: Beware! They will even take your fishing gear as 'colateral.'

Credit is a tool like any other tool. Learn how to use it and use it wisely. Just like a power saw used incorrectly, credit can also do a lot of damage.

I grew up with parents that didn't have a...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 03-26-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Monello
Fly fishing doesn't have to be expensive

Many sporting goods stores carry starter or beginner fly fishing combos. They aren't too pricey. A pole, reel, backing, line, leaders, tippet, some flies and your all set. Other tackle and...
Forum: Alaska General Discussion 03-26-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Monello
Some more Alaska memories

I'm missing Alaska this time of year. Even though I've been out fishing 7 times in the last 2 weeks.

Volcano across Cook Inlet from Ninilchik...
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