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Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Silver Doc
Birthday

:icon_lol: I want to thank you for the Birthday greetings. At my age you try to forget the years and hope that your brain holds together so that you can fish. Again thanks loads. Silver Doc (the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: The English Fly Fishing Shop?

Good place to buy flies. Good quality, nicely tied. /i've bought from them for several years. I also agree with Blue Fly Cafe's recomendation. Silver Doc
Forum: Fly Reels 09-14-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,791
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Hardy Angel - Made in ?????

I've noticed that the Angel reel that I bought in Scotland has the markings "Made in England." The later models do not have the oountry in which they are made stamped on the. I think that Hardy has...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,129
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: It's hot! What to wear under waders?

I never wade without waders. It doesn't matter how hot or cold it is. I've waded in the heat of summer and the cold of winter. It's that I feel very comfortable in waders. In the heat of summer I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: What Are The Essentials For A Beginner??

I thought I would let you know how good we have it here. I recenly returned fromm 2 weeks in Scotland. Flight paid for my wife and I by her company. She has a 2 bedroom apartment and the boyfriend...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: What Are The Essentials For A Beginner??

The trip to Scotland was paid for by my daughter's co.
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: What Are The Essentials For A Beginner??

I thought I would let you know how good we have it here. I recenly returned fromm 2 weeks in Scotland. Flight paid for my wife and I by her company. She has a 2 bedroom apartment and the boyfriend...
Forum: Atlantic 07-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: miramichi fishing

I've fished the river quite a few times, but We always stayed a a lodge. Vickers Pools. I believe that it has gone to to point of fishing by subscription only. Get in touch with the Doak Fly shop and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Need your imput

Centeal PA. I;m a former N.Y. boy (well old man now) and this is a great place to live. Low taxes, good housing that's affordable and some great sites for fishing. The Little Juniata, Spring Creek,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: What Are The Essentials For A Beginner??

If you are going to wade, you'll need waders, fleece underwear, heavy wool socks, and boots (with studs) and a wading belt so that you can attatch a wading stick. No need to go broke just look in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: TFO vs. St. Croix

bought one (same wt.) several years ago. It's ok, but not a rod I go to frequently. I usually use it on a small stream and when I need a short rod. It;s pretty nicely made and for that I have no...
Forum: Flies 05-28-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: A question about barbless hooks.

Slide the point of your pliers past the barb and then close firmly. Don't clamp down at right angles to the hook. Hope this helps. S.D.
Forum: Flies 05-27-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: A question about barbless hooks.

I meant using the pliers over the tip will cause the tip to break. Sorry. S.D.
Forum: Flies 05-27-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: A question about barbless hooks.

A little hint that I learned from Lefty Kreh. When you crush the bard don't use the pliers over the point, but use it on the side of the hook. Using it over the hook you'll find that it will snap the...
Forum: The Fly Cast 05-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,418
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Fly line to leader knot

There's a neat device made by Shimazaki (you can find it in Feather Craft Catalogue). It's a leader splicer that works beautifully. You then nail knot the leader to the fly line. Neat! :wink: Frank...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Any good reads lately??

You might want to read The Earth is Enough by Harry Middleton. One of the great books. He also wrote others that are very good. Doc
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Your home/favorite Fly Shop?

Forgot to mention the Spruce Creek Fly Co. (TCO) in Spruce Creek, PA. Good people especially John. One of the great nymphers. Doc
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,261
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Your home/favorite Fly Shop?

Here in Central PA it would be Flyfishers Paradise in State College. Great bunch of guys and a ton of info just for the asking. Terrific mail service from their catalog and a great Forum. Doc (Frank)
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Stupid Question about filling a reel

Good question. You really need a spooling machine. There are several on the market and always come in handy when you want to tale the line off. Before I got ine I had some fantastic tangles that took...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: No frostbite on the fingers

:) Glacier Gloves. I note that after fishing for a while my finger tips do warm up. I once tried a pair of surgical gloves under the fingerless gloes. Not very effective. Frank
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2008, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Books, books, and more books

The Earth is Enough by Middleton. Beautiful book as are his others. Frank
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Who??

:wink: My father and my daughter. Had some great times with my father. My daughter just left for Scotland as part of her job. Will miss fishing with her, but she did bring her gear and will be on the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-20-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: If you brave the Cold ???

Before open heart surgery 1 1/2 yrs. ago I could fish all day in temps about 18 to 25 degrees. After the surgery the summer was shot, so was the autumn and winter that year. I felt the cold like...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-18-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Spring Creek in Central Pennsylvania

Spring Creek is one of Central Pa's prime streams. There are basically 3 branches that can be fished. The Paradise is one. Flies are posted on the Flyfishers Paradise forum and it's also worth...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Silver Doc
Re: Which is your preference ?

I wade. It disturbs me at times when I get stuck in a boat. One time when we went to Canada to with the understanding we were going to fish for brookies (wading of course), when we arrived there was...
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