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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By plecain
Re: Tying tippet to leader

Davy knot or Double Davy. The Double Davy mostly on fluorocarbon.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 213
Posted By plecain
Re: Tying tippet to leader

Or, use tippet rings.
Forum: The Lodge Den Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By plecain
Re: The most stupid thing you saw last week?

Driving on a two-lanes-each-side interstate when I noticed a car that I was pretty sure was an unmarked police car coming up behind.

I made sure I was at the speed limit. The cop slowed so that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By plecain
Re: Nautilus,Galvan or lamson trout reel?

Unless you're talking about trout over 4 pounds or so, just about any reel will do.

Even the low end of the Lamson line, the Konic II, is plenty adequate.

The Galvan Rush has an excellent drag....
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By plecain
Re: Help for visual acuity/knots:

On Youtube, there are a number of videos on tying knots with your hemostat.

For instance, this:

I use a hemostat for the Davy and Double Davy, too:...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 605
Posted By plecain
Re: Do stockies holdover?

I doubt many do.
I've fished places here in the Northeast on the last day of the season. In many cases, there were stocked trout still alive in those streams.
When the season re-opened a couple of...
Forum: Northeast 05-20-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 274
Posted By plecain
Re: Lost a fly box

Perhaps I'm a little over the top on things like this.

Everything in/on my vest has a tether - nippers, forceps, fly boxes, leader spools, net, glasses, camera... You get the idea.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 05-18-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By plecain
Re: Black flies

I have two words - head nets.

Nothing else really works when the flies are bad. I hate wearing them, but I hate black flies even more.
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-18-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 83
Posted By plecain

Thanks for the kind wishes.

No fishing today. My wife of 45 years is taking me to lunch at a favorite restaurant. Then to Orvis to pick out a present.

I'll be heading for the mountains of NH...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 991
Posted By plecain
Re: The Phantom Punch and An Early TKO...

It's worse than inexcusable. It's criminal.

I'd alert every law enforcement, drift boat supplier, guide, fishing shop, and anything else I could think of to find these guys.

Best of luck with...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By plecain
Re: Free Fishing Days

Here's a list of all states' free fishing days.

National Fishing and Boating Week | Free Fishing Days (
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By plecain
Re: Waders springing a slow leak already?

Call or e-mail Redington.

You've nothing to lose by doing that.

Chances are they'll do 'something' to help.
Forum: Fly Lines 05-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By plecain
Re: fly line Knots - a problem

Earlier I said I use the Davy and Double Davy knots.

Today, I was casting on a bass pond that borders my property. I was trying some Rio Fluorocarbon 5X tippet.

It didn't work at all with a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By plecain
Re: Small mountain stream/spring creek rod question

Covering all the possibilities with one rod is going to be tough.

But, you don't need to break the bank on rods, either.

I'd get a 6' to 6' rod for the really small stuff, either a 1 wt or a 2...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By plecain
Re: Sea Trout Run

Where are you?
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By plecain
Re: Fly Fishing Distractions....

Is it my imagination, or are there lots of them this year?

Seems like there are more about than normal.
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-15-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3,741
Views: 50,270
Posted By plecain
Re: The Three Word Story;

...wish that I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-14-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,741
Views: 50,270
Posted By plecain
Re: The Three Word Story;

...filling the air...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,147
Posted By plecain
Forum: Fly Lines 05-12-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By plecain
Re: fly line Knots - a problem

You could also try a different knot to see if it improves things.

I use a Davy knot...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-11-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 306
Posted By plecain
Re: Gas prices almost back to before.

I found this map: Gas Price Heat Map - Utah Gas Prices (

It almost looks like the prices are hemorrhaging out of California and across Nevada and...
Forum: The Lodge Den 05-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 306
Posted By plecain
Re: Gas prices almost back to before.

Why are Utah and Nevada so high?

Here in NH and Maine, unleaded is around $2.55/gal. And, we're at the very end of the delivery pipelines.
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By plecain
Re: Ever Hook A Bird?

No, but not because the birds didn't try.

I was wading about waist deep in the flats around St Petersburg. The cormorants would come over every time I hooked a fish (ladyfish and speckled trout...
Forum: Other Gear 05-10-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By plecain
Re: compact camera?

Ken Rockwell has a pretty good article about macro shooting: How to Shoot Macro (

His point is to use a longer macro lens. Read it and see if what he's...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-10-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,726
Posted By plecain
Re: High-End Rod Appeal

I'm an equal opportunity rod user.
In the last two weeks I've used:

10' no-name 3 wt built from a $29 blank.
7' 6" RDP 1 wt built from a $50 blank.
8' 6" Sage Z-Axis 5 wt.
7' 10" Sage TXL 00...
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