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Forum: Great Lakes Region 11-16-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Small Stream Favorites

I fish a small stream with a pattern as simple as Brown Hen Hackle and Peacock Herl all on a #16 with 2 wraps of lead. Down and across and your in. Especially in the Spring when the Trout are looking...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 11-16-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: What flies are always in your box for small streams?

Pheasant Tails
Hares Ears
Small Buggers
BH Caddis Larva
Copper John
San Juan Worm
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Favorite Tandem Rig ?

Ran into a fellow a week ago fishing a foam ant with a drowned ant as a dropper. He told me this has been a killer combo anywhere he has fished through the summer months. On the other hand I fish...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,594
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Buy or tie?

Here's my take on it. If you buy all your flies it can become costly. If you tie all of your flies it can become costly. I tie all of my nymphs and buy all of my dries. I don't have the time to tie...
Forum: Other Gear 07-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Fly Tippet Threaders

I carry an Ultra midge with me at all times and I use it for all my small nymphs,wets and dries. Especially in low light conditions. C & F are really expensive. I got lucky and my wife bought me a...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 04-14-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Smokies Advice?

Check Out Little River Outfitters
Little River Outfitters - Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains (
I've fished the Smokies in the past and have had great...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 04-07-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Bead Heads?

I use Tungsten when I can afford it. Brass is the way to go . As you see everyone else feels the same.
Forum: Flies 04-07-2007, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By madriverbrown
Thumbs up Re: What flies to buy?

Check Out
River through Atlanta Chattahoochee River Guide Service (
This might be helpful to you!

Forum: Flies 04-07-2007, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: What flies to buy?

The basics would be a great start.
Pheasant Tail , Hares Ear , Wooly Buggers , Terrestrial Patterns.
There's plenty of Outfitters throughout the area and any of them can give you great advice on...
Forum: Fly Fishing Adventure Articles 03-29-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By madriverbrown
The Rise

Undoubtedly the first fish I ever caught on a fly was a Bluegill. Then came Rock Bass , Smallmouth and Largemouth. Once I went to college the focus was mainly on Smallies because of their...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: my first fish on fly..

Great story. My first fish on a fly I tied was a 6" Brownie from a Spring Creek
about six feet wide. It was a BH Caddis Larva pattern. Very simple to tie but I tied it myself and that hooked me on...
Forum: Forum Polls 03-29-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,135
Posted By madriverbrown
Thumbs up Re: Most Productive Flies

Lakes - Streamers,Buggers and Clousers
Streams - Buggers and Clousers
BH Patterns and Streamers
Dry Fly - Adams Parachute or Elk Hair Caddis
Caddis - BH Caddis Larva or Elk Hair...
Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Keep or Release ??

I would release a trophy. Take good measurements and get a fiberglass mount
that's the way to go for me at least. I don't eat fish and don't have a use to kill one for my wall. It's all in who you...
Forum: Great Lakes Region 03-12-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: new to this site

Welcome! From Ohio here , do you ever fish out of state? Maybe we can swap trips sometime. Steelhead for Browns. Anyway it's a great group of anglers , I just joined this year and I too like this...
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 03-10-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,622
Posted By madriverbrown
Forum: Flies 03-10-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,483
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Czech Nymphing

I'm with you. I've fished with a lot of people over the years and I've heard people call this very similar technique both Czech and High Sticking. Let's not make this an issue just remind our fellow...
Forum: General Discussion 03-10-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,190
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Braided Leaders!

Sorrry you see it that way but when you're self employed sometimes you just have to go with convenience! I'm lucky I have time to tie my own flies.
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Fishing in West Virginia

Cranberry River or Seneca Creek come to mind. Check out your DNR website or regulations for other areas. The links in the aforementioned response are very helpful. First Brookie I ever caught was in...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: My Friend's Secret Fishing Spot

A good friend of mine has a secret place within fifteen minutes of where we live. You can catch quality size smallmouth everytime (3-4 lbs). He finally took me there last summer it was awesome. One...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-08-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,285
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Favorite searching pattern

Rainbow Prince works well for me but the Copper John is a close 1 1/2!
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,190
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Braided Leaders!

Website is check it out.
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,190
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Braided Leaders!

Blue Sky Fly makes the best furled leaders. That's all I use and they are awesome.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-07-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,608
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Favorite Trout Streams

From Ohio, I have only one favorite in my home state, The Mad River. The TU Chapter has really done a magnificent job on this spring fed body of water.
Forum: Forum Polls 03-07-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,135
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: Most Productive Flies

PT's and Buggers.
Forum: Forum Polls 03-07-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,882
Posted By madriverbrown
Re: How Many Fly Boxes Do You Carry In Your Vest/Pack?

Two. One for nymphs and dries , one for streamers.
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