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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By gfirob
Re: over-sock ?

I have always considered this whole over-sock thing to be a crock from the olden-days of primitive waders and Herter's fly tying equipment. Kind of like putting wings on wet flies.

But since...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By gfirob
Re: Simms Classic Guide Jacket

The reason these are on sale is that if they come in to contact with water, they burst into flames. Other than that, though, they are bullet proof.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By gfirob
Re: Tackle or Gear?

I just think of it as "Expensive".
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,117
Posted By gfirob
Re: What is your favorite Brand and model fly Rod?

8.5' Phillipson Pacemaker. Accept no substitutes....
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By gfirob
Re: hello, coming back around

Welcome back. I took a brief vacation from fly fishing for about 30 years and I found this forum extremely valuable in the process of finding out I didn't know how to do it in the first place.
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Forum: General Discussion 12-08-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 809
Posted By gfirob
Re: Forbidden Gadgets

Yesterday, in the middle of blizzard of distracting stressful life issues, I decided to take the afternoon off and go down to the Gunpowder river and fish until dark. It was in the high 30's but...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,069
Posted By gfirob
Re: Looking back.... How green were you?

Ohhhh... You are supposed to catch trout?
Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishing Field Notes

Take your field notes carefully with you to your grave (or leave them in a specially marked envelope for your kids...)
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By gfirob
Re: the F word

I agree. This happened to me recently.

I was, like, “Hey, you loud young guy, I’m trying to get some quiet fly fishing done here” and he was like “F***k you, old man!” and threw a beer can at me....
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By gfirob
Know your fish

Having spent some time in Vermont recently, I have been reading up about fly fishing on the White River, near the town where I have been staying.

There was a story in the Boston paper showing a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,306
Posted By gfirob
Re: Your name?

My name is Rob. But I will never remember all these names. I can barely remember my own name, which I think, is Rob.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By gfirob
Re: Some guys simply catch big fish….

Wow great pictures! He is so excited in the second picture that rays of delight are shooting out of his head!

But, you know, I use your leaders and I never catch fish this big. What's with that?...
Forum: Other Gear 11-23-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishpond Pitchfork Aluminum Clippers

Your mind will go dull before your Abel nippers do...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 483
Posted By gfirob
Re: How to make a fly reel heavier?

There is considerable disagreement about the whole balance of the reel issue. Some strongly feel they need an exact point of balance, where their finger will rest in perfect equilibrium just below...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 834
Posted By gfirob
Re: What flavor was your Kool Aid?

The Seamaster™ Mark I Reel features:

Precision Stainless Steel components
Three super precision ball bearings
Super Hard coated spool
Super balanced knob and counter weight
Super smooth as...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By gfirob
Re: Estimating Trout Age?

The simplest way to check a trout's age is to ask it for its driver's license. You have to be careful with this method, however, since some younger trout will carry fake ones. Check the photograph...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Rod question: what types was used in the river runs through it?

Has anyone else noticed that Silvery Creek knows everything about every arcane area of fly fishing, whether it involves biology, chemistry, physics or movie props and stunts? It's inhuman. No one...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By gfirob
Re: I Need a New Lid....

I don't know if I would choose a hat to make it easier to identify my body, but I guess it is one option. And as a long time easterner, I wouldn't wear a cowboy hat out here, because of the...
Forum: Gear Reviews 11-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By gfirob
Abel Nipper

Well, after some consideration, I thought I would write a review of Abel nippers. I do this with a little hesitation, because in some ways they are kind of ridiculous, the sort of over-the-top...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By gfirob
Re: I Need a New Lid....

Check out that Filson hat. Smaller brim, cooler in summer, I think they are 50 bucks, and the kind of hat you will give to your grandson...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By gfirob
Re: I Need a New Lid....

+1 on the Filson tin cloth. Good rain hat, full brim but smaller than a cowboy hat, basic fedora shape, cooler than felt.

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Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly fishing as church...

What fly did you use to bring that whale up? A really big Adams?
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly fishing as church...

The same guy we were interviewing also talked about big sporting events like football, where thousands of people gather together in a stadium, or at home watching the same events together on...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By gfirob
Fly fishing as church...

While working on a project involving integrative medicine (which is the combination of the practices and methods of alternative medicine with conventional medicine, such as acupuncture, meditation...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-12-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By gfirob
Re: New member: a girl who loves some fly fishing

Welcome to the forum, and I envy your dad. My daughter has different interests, sadly (though she is a great daughter none the less). I think if your dad stiffed you on the Alaska trip, the least...
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