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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 01-06-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Michigan in February?

I love to fish steelhead and i have fished the tributaries around lake erie for steelhead in all kinds of miserable weather. Heck, if you wait for a nice day to fish steelhead in erie pennsylvania...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 11-11-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,326
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: November Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

Its all fun and games until someone has a mouthful of wooly bugger.

---------- Post added at 12:44 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:36 AM ----------

...and now the story of a trip to the...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 10-01-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,689
Posted By marty mcfly
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,541
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: The wives don't understand...

That is PATHETIC! Have some self respect, clip the hooks off one of those articulated salmon streamers and fish for neighborhood cats. Your friend can also practice his netting technique at the...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-23-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: High Mountain Brookie

Nice. Fishing brookies in a secluded mountain stream with an ultralight rod is hard to beat. My "happy place" (pic below) is one of those brookie streams that makes it impossible not to love...
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Tactics for wary trout?

Amazingly enough, I am pretty sure that false casting over some of the heavily pressured trout in my local stream will shut them down. Sometimes you just have to be a ninja. I also agree with going...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 09-15-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,376
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: September Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

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An illustration from Earnest Hemingway's unknown sequel, "The Old Man and the Sea Wall."
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-13-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Great Lakes Steelhead/Salmon

I can't be sure where I hooked the fish that straightened my hook...because I never saw it... but i would estimate about an 80% chance that it was indeed foul hooked. Foul hooking seems to be a real...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 09-12-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,376
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: September Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

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A behind the scenes look at what happens on River Monsters while Jeremy Wade is getting his...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 09-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,376
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: September Caption Competition sponsored by Allen Fly Fishing

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The worst day fly fishing is better than the best day of this.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-11-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Great Lakes Steelhead/Salmon

I don't fish a spey rod so I am not sure how it would fit that river. It is not a very wide river and casts were not terribly long.

When I go back I will be sure to bring a big net, a bunch of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Great Lakes Steelhead/Salmon

I just came back from my first trip to the Pere Marquette river in Michigan. It was a blast. I was there this last weekend and the main part of the salmon run was just starting to heat up. There...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 09-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By marty mcfly
Looking for a salmon fishing report for the lower peninsula of michigan...

I am headed up to Michigan to do some fishing next weekend. I was hoping someone might be able to give me a report on whether there is any good salmon fishing yet and to suggest a good pattern to...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 08-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Orvis Helios 7 WT Outfit

I'm in the market for a 9wt if you've got one
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-24-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Rod weight recommendation for michigan salmon

I appreciate all the responses. I am definitely buying a new rod - and it looks like I will be shopping for a 9wt. I have found that in married life you must sieze the opportunity to buy new toys...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Rod weight recommendation for michigan salmon

the pere marquette and the manistee.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-20-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By marty mcfly
Rod weight recommendation for michigan salmon

I am getting geared up for my fall salmon fishing trip to Michigan. I am going to have to buy a new rod and reel, as a 7 weight is the heaviest rod in my current arsenal. I was leaning toward...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-20-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: What's the Deal with Native Brookies

I fish wild brookies in tiny streams in Pennsylvania at least once or twice every year. The key to my success has always been stealth. You cannot step into the same pool you are fishing or even go...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Catch & Cook

I usually keep about three zip lock freezer bags in the back pocket of my vest (One is used to keep the TP dry in case nature comes calling too far from home). If I want to keep a fish I field dress...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: I've had some great days in Steelhead Alley...

I either of you are interested, I am headed up on Sunday morning unless the rain destroys the flow. I was just up on Paint Creek last weekend and had a blast. But, that was my first time fishing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Why did my tippet ruin my day?

Well, I just got back from the local fly shop. Picked up some fresh tippet, bought a bunch of new flies, and talked to the local guide. He convinced me to use a little heavier tippet. I am...
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Why did my tippet ruin my day?

Just so you guys can feel my pain a little bit, here is a video of my pain:

Ohio steelhead fishing - agony of defeat - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: Why did my tippet ruin my day?

I really appreciate all the responses and suggestions. I have never been a big fan of the orvis knot but I may try the nonslip loop knot, as it seems to be strong, fairly easy to tie, and have some...
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By marty mcfly
Why did my tippet ruin my day?

Today I got out to do some steelhead fishing on the Grand River in Ohio. The bite was excellent but I only managed to land 1 of 7 solid hook-ups. On 4 of those lost fish, the reason was broken...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-07-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By marty mcfly
Re: salmon fishing near steelhead alley (Michigan or NY)

I looked at the lower niagra river but from what I can tell it is very big, deep, fast, and not a river that can be waded at any point. One of the things i like most about fly fishing is being able...
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