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Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Who are you ?

Repped & rated this one buddy,

I couldn't agree more, when I get to know who is posting stuff I feel like we are having a conversation. This is not really the kind of place where we have to be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Anyone try the new Air Lock strike indicators?

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg406/Hardyreels/Not%20my%20pictures/LaughHard1_zps45c1ca3d.gif...
Forum: Northeast 01-21-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Fishing holiday from the UK

Hi Daran,

I'm just giving your post a bump hoping to draw attention to it. We have many members in the North Eastern US. and I hope they will help you out. Any suggestion I could make would be...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Keepemwet Photos... Wow!

Good move starting this thread Joe.

We (especially Larry) have stayed busy trying to contact members about removing premature 'likes' from the thread prior to actually opening things up to judging...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: New Tyer-Need Your Opinion

Hi Larry and everyone else too,

Since I don't post from an album here contained in the forum I must plead ignorance. it is my understanding that the albums have a maximum capacity as demonstrated...
Forum: Share Patterns 01-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Cree Terror

So good to see you are still with us Chris,

How are things down there? Nice tie too,

Ard
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 01-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: New Tyer-Need Your Opinion

Hi Richard,

For posting photos to a thread so that they can be easily viewed for the sake of feedback, using a photo host service like photo bucket will streamline the procedure. I am pasting a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Are You New To Fishing With a Dry Fly?

Hi,

You should tell them where to buy the powder....... I only ever used a couple containers of the stuff in all the time fishing with it but some might use more or spill it.

Ard
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: The Greatest Angler on the River

Yeah, those feathers.........

The plumage of the European King Fisher is only ornamental in value used on old school Atlantic Salmon patterns. Our Belted King Fisher being mostly gray is safe from...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By Hardyreels
Are You New To Fishing With a Dry Fly?

I was replying to a PM asking what I thought about the design of Tenkara flies and my reply got a little off track. In the end it seemed as if it might be helpful to more than just the fellow asking...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-19-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Connecting The Backing To Your Reel Spool;

There's nothing wrong with that, neither have I. That back line is just an insurance for the times when a fish can actually get 100 feet away from you. Now that I've had happen a few times but only...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: First Outing, and fish of 2015

MLK Day was always a day for me to fish back in Pennsylvania, good luck.
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-18-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 672
Posted By Hardyreels
Just Heaard This on 6:00 News, Oil Spill Yellowstone River;

ABC radio news just reported that a pipeline failed spilling an estimated 50,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. I thought it worth mentioning in light of Jerry's thread which is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: The Greatest Angler on the River

It took me a year to pay for that sculpture, I had ask to lay it away because that's how I was raised, taught not to run a bill. After 2 months he shipped me the sculpture saying it should be enjoyed...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: First Outing, and fish of 2015

I understand,

If you give streamer fishing a fair shake you may very well become a follower of it. I find it to be a really heady way to fish keeping you focused on every presentation. Remember,...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: First Outing, and fish of 2015

What a swell fish John! If what I wrote actually helped you today then it was all worth it for both of us :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: The Greatest Angler on the River

You shoulda known I'd have a King Fisher statue here Larry :D I think I've spent more time watching everything that goes on around me than I did fishing. Even here I get sidetracked by the birds and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Need new boots

Hi & welcome to the forum. If you scroll through this thread; http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/forums/other-gear/187007-new-wading-boot.html you'll find about every boot on the market discussed from...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: The Greatest Angler on the River

Hi Larry,

I have been intrigued with the Belted King Fisher since I was very young. Back in PA. it was a direct relationship between where there were King Fisher's and Heron's and where there...
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: chill-out!

I moved to Martin Mill Road out between Newnan & Senoia off of Highway 16 back in 1990. Got settled into the house by November and shortly thereafter there came a 13" snow. I didn't have many...
Forum: Fly Reels 01-18-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Connecting The Backing To Your Reel Spool;

That is slick isn't it? Over the years I've probably invented 20 knots while backing a spool, none of which I could remember when it came time to do the next.................
Forum: Fly Rods 01-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Another casting experiment

That's an interesting comparison Jim. Thanks for taking the time to write this up, I know how it can be kind of a labor to actually test rods and then try to describe what you found.

Ard
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Bunny Fur and Sculpins

Hi Dewayne,

I think that the way I got the way I am is the result of...............

Prior to 1978 I had a really poor fly rod and line but knew no better. By late 1979 I bought that Orvis Far &...
Forum: Western U.S. 01-17-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 381
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Just Missed the 20/20 Club

I caught a fish three years in a row in my previous life. It's pretty neat on the third year because you know where it should be and how to fool it. I miss that part of life because here things are...
Forum: Flies and Fly Tying for Spey Fishing 01-17-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By Hardyreels
Re: Bunny Fur and Sculpins

There are many opinions and even more hair splitting when it comes to lines rods and the flies to be used. I subscribe to the school of thought which says, use what you have. If your gear is within...
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