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Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,004
Posted By boreal
3M acquires Ross Reels

ST. PAUL, Minn. September 30, 2010 3M announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ross Reels, a Colorado-based manufacturer of fly fishing equipment and accessories....
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By boreal
Re: steelheaders pls help...

I've only caught a few and never on the fly (yet) but I'll say this.

Pound for pound the Steelies are the hardest, meanest, strongest freshwater fish I've ever hooked into.

I'll be huntin' em...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By boreal
Re: Sage, Winston, Orvis' new rods and prices

I smashed an amp and caught fire to a perfectly good original 69 strat in my youth.

25k couldn't replace the feeling it gave me that night.

I reckon that kinda mindset is why I'm usually...
Forum: Fly Swap 09-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,316
Posted By boreal
Re: Bass and Panfish Swap

Great stuff boys!
Mine came today and I can't wait to string them up and slap em into some fish lips!

Many thanks for the host Mark!
Forum: Webcams of Fisheries 09-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By boreal
Underwater "Salm Cam"

During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, the ARL Fishcam is located in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, in the St. Marys River. The camera is positioned on the output side of the Edison Sault Electric power...
Forum: Webcams of Fisheries 09-09-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,205
Posted By boreal
Breast Bay, Lake Erie

Lake Cam (
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,181
Posted By boreal
Re: Let's see your hat

Midwesterner to the core but I'm partial to the westerners style.

Glissmeyer...I swear...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By boreal
Re: flyfishing with bats

I've started targeting them specifically.
I catch far more and bigger bats than tout.
I even created a bug just for them. The Griffith's Bat Gnat.

Trying to find a guide in Australia where the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By boreal
Re: What Do You Consider A "Trophy" Sized Trout?

I'd settle for anything I couldn't lob behind me on the backcast accidentally:D
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By boreal
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By boreal
Re: New member into

Welcome to the addiction.

I'm fresh (April '10) as well.

Some good crew here and willing to help.:welcomean
Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,371
Posted By boreal
Re: 3-5 Best Panfish Flies

Foam Spider
Tiny Hopper
Eggi Juan Kenobi
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By boreal
Re: Finaly...

I missed the window again.

I ran down there today Dan...she's higher than ever.

Not wanting to waste the trip I grabbed the spinning rig and a handful of spinnerbaits, sticks, jigs and small...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-22-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,047
Posted By boreal
Re: Late night bass

Cast farther...strip faster;)
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By boreal
Re: Finaly...

Glad to hear the water's finally come correct Dan!

I may swing down there tonight if that's the case!

White streamer you say?;)
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-21-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,047
Posted By boreal
Re: Late night bass

I've been surprised at how some very highly pressured lakes can be amazingly productive after the sun sets.

Nice fish and cool report.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 07-20-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By boreal
Re: Water temp and survival rate

Generally here in Michigan most go by the 70* F rule.

After 70 keep them or don't fish cause chances are they'll die.

As much as I love using the smaller rod, when the temps get near that...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By boreal
Re: Damselfly-take 1

I mostly fish basses.:D

I tried a different wing after I did 1/2 a dozen of these. I used a flat back ribbon that looks more realistic (to me, from the top).

They throw like...
Forum: Share Patterns 07-17-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By boreal
Damselfly-take 1

Lakes and streams are teeming with these around here.

Inspired by Tob1's thread

I put these together.
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,688
Posted By boreal
Re: Vest or Pack

I made the switch to the chest pack this season.

I really like it thus far.
Plenty light but...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 07-08-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By boreal
Re: how would you catch carp here?

I've only ever hooked one.
Fished for them 3 times.
I used one of those that JBB mentioned that I tied but have no idea what it's called:D
Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By boreal
Re: Important tip 4 beginners

I hear ya brother.

I went to the Orvis store with my "fiscally responsible" game face more killing time while she shopped than anything but wanted to cast the Clearwater and MAYBE the Power...
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By boreal
Re: Hotspotting: thoughts

I mod a local board and there are strict policies regarding this as well.

There are lists of "Open" rivers that are common knowledge but even than revealing specific holes or runs could land you...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-05-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By boreal
Horrocks Ibottson?

Anyone have any backstory on Horrocks Ibottson?

Neighbor has one of their old Tonkin Cane rods and was asking me about it.

I'm too green and aint much on the web that I could find.
Forum: Great Lakes Region 07-03-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By boreal
Re: Picasa Black & White Focus Option

Very nice Len.
Just downloaded it.
Thanks for the tip!
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