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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Atlantic Salmon - Where?

Thanks Ard.

How does newfoundland compare to newbrunswick and quebec?
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-12-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By johnnysdg
Atlantic Salmon - Where?

Hi all, I'm looking to do some atlantic salmon fishing this year but can't find good info. I saw the York River last year on a tv show and it looks amazing. The Gourmet Salmon Lodge has 40 miles of...
Forum: Fly Rods 09-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Steelhead/Salmon Rod

Buy two rods. 10' 7wt for steel and 9' 9wt for salmon. I can't see using a 2 handed rod for salmon
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Finally...Real Waders!

But I can give myself a manicure when the fishing is slow.
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By johnnysdg
Finally...Real Waders!

I finally decided to pick up a pair of Simms G3 waders and korkers Wading boots. No more duck hunting camo neoprene waders for me. (Except for duck hunting!)

I usually wet wade during warm months...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Sunfish with a UL fly rod!

I took out my new steffen 2/3wt glass rod for the first time the other day. My four year old and me caught 3 blugills. Wow, never had so much fun catching sunnies! My son caught a larger one and it...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Could use advice for slow action rod.

Buy a CTS blank and built one.

Their Quartz model is S-glass and is a medium action. They also make a moderate-slow action called the Vintage. The Vintage is graphite but intended to emulate cane....
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,374
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Smallmouth Bass Fly Line

I have a rio smallmouth line. I like it a lot but I don't think the "smallmouth" title has anything to do with it. I just think its good weight forward line. I just used it to swing wet flies for...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-27-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Indicator with a hook?

I would just switch to dry flies.

Johnny
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Casting fatigue question

Try a heavier reel or some lead core before the backing. I learned that lesson the hard way. If the rod is too tip heavy it will cause a strain.

Also, IMO an 8' is better for a bass rod than 9'
...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,687
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: First Fly Rod Help! Allen,Redinton,St.croix or Loop

Welcome to the forum! You need to cast some rods to see what like best.

I happen to be a fiberglass guy and not of fan of super fast action rods.

I hated the hardy sintrix, although I know...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Are specialized fly lines overkill?

I better get one, I'm going next Tuesday!
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Are specialized fly lines overkill?

I don't doubt that for large flies for salt water or musky that more weight forward won't help. I just think that you don't need much different line for smallmouth, largemouth, trout, steelhead, etc.
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Are specialized fly lines overkill?

My smallmouth line has a "warm water coating".

There isn't that much difference in water temps when fishing smallmouth or trout. The difference between the warmest smallmouth creek and the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-04-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By johnnysdg
Are specialized fly lines overkill?

For years we had DT of WF lines. Now, for instance, if you look a Rio's website they have steelhead, smallmouth, pike & musky, carp, etc.

Really?

I have a rio smallmouth taper 7WF and, rather...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 04-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,979
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: The Unknown Smallmouth Bass River

I grew up fishing largemouth, then when I was about 10 we started fishing a local creek and caught smallmouth. Some years later I caught one about 5lbs in the creek during high fast water and I was...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: New Fly Fishing snow

The show gets better and better. Today I was impressed when he show the rod a reel he used. Two different brands. I don't believe either one was a sponsor. He talked about cleaning line and what...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-25-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Wading the Salmon River

The DSR has been closed for almost a week because flows were over 2000. I think they actually went to 3000. They reopened today as flows are down to 1800.

I heard guys were actually fishing in...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-24-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

Thank you, I'll have to try that. I imagine that the twitch causes a reflex reaction. They don't have much time to decide whether or not to strike.

I read with Atlantics on a dry flies that if...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

Well said!


As for rod weight. Go with a 9 for kings on the Salmon River. It will protect the tippet better. I bet $1m that if you took a poll the vast majority would say 9wt.
Get a reel with a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

The do hit estaz eggs. But, they hit out of aggression. Same reason atlantic salmon hit dry flies. I like to sight fish and set it up so the fly drifts right in front of the fish.

Even run a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

Not totally true. It depends on when/where you go. If you go to altmar on a Saturday then yes it will be pack with idiots. There are other spots and better days to go.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

Salmon is fish in a barrel. Steelhead fishing is great there but catch rate won't be close.

I personally like Salmon better. I know a lot of guys don't. 30lb king on a fly rod is awesome.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

My opinion is a 9wt is perfect for salmon. The guide is great first time to show you the rigging. I use Tom Birke and I think he's fantastic.

Don't try and save a couple bucks at the expense of...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 04-17-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By johnnysdg
Re: Salmon river , New York

Hire a guide.
I use one whether I fish the DSR or drift boat. The place get a lot of traffic and guides get on the DSR first usually taking the boat up the estuary and getting prime spots on the...
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