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Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 497
Posted By gfirob
Re: American Journey

I think it is important to think about the kind of traveler you are. Some people like to see something different every day, others like to experience the place where they find themselves (which...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By gfirob
Re: I'm Not Coming Home!

Post a picture of the place you are renting. I have got to see that...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 575
Posted By gfirob
Re: Home Waters

I always go back to the Gunpowder river in Maryland, about 25 minutes from home. I find myself going back to the same stretch of river—flats, riffles and deep bend. I think if I keep going back to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,842
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

Who was Diver Dan? Was he killed in an Abel Nippers robbery? That's another hazard of those things, you never want to wear them in a dangerous neighborhood, just like an expensive watch...
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,016
Posted By gfirob
Re: Patagonia Rock Grip Wading Boot-Aluminum Bar

Here is an update now after about a year and a half:

I still like the gripping power on the rocks, but they are heavy and they are now beginning to deteriorate. Whatever the insulated plastic...
Forum: Gear Reviews 09-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By gfirob
Re: Vedavoo Sling Pack Review

Here is an update:
I still think this thing is great. It balances without an extra strap, holds more than you need for a day on the water, is very rugged and just keeps working. I keep a water...
Forum: Other Gear 09-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By gfirob
Re: Wading Staff Care and Maintenance

+1 on the Folstaff. Keep it waxed and it will never fail you. In my river a staff is something you only need occasionally, but when you need it you really need it. These things are great. One of...
Forum: Other Gear 09-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fishpond Pitchfork Aluminum Clippers

I also had Fishpond nippers and they went dull. I called Fishpond and they said they don't replace the blades but you can sharpen them of a sharpening stone. That was when I got the Abel nippers...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,842
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

I forgot about Tochterman's, dhaynes, that place is real Baltimore landmark for all kinds of fishing. I always think of it as a shop for Bay fisherman, but they do have a great fly shop there. I...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,842
Posted By gfirob
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

Early on I was entirely put off fly fishing for trout because I was treated as if I were covered with human feces at a fly shop, when asking about the best flies for local small mouth bass. Being a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By gfirob
Re: Finally...Real Waders!

Could have been worse. They could have gone and gotten a rope...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By gfirob
Re: Finally...Real Waders!

Now that you have stepped up to real waders, you should consider the next step and get some real nippers....
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By gfirob
Re: Latest thread killer

ABEL NIPPERS!?!?!
Great subject for a thread! Are they worth the money? Are they only purchased by people of tremendous taste and class or by stupid people with too much money? Can you open a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By gfirob
Re: What is a good beginner fly tying kit?

If you have doubts about sticking with it, get a beginner's vise, basic tools and materials and learn from youtube video and web sites.

But if you think there is a reasonable chance you will stick...
Forum: General Discussion 08-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 823
Posted By gfirob
Re: Airlines and fly rods

I must say as somebody who travels as lot for work, bringing expensive stuff with me, we hand carry everything we can. I could not list the number of times bags have been lost, or equipment damaged....
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,156
Posted By gfirob
Re: What's your scary fly fishing incident?

I was fishing a small Maryland river when the Angel of Death approached me from upstream.

“It’s time, Rob…” he said and I saw that he was using a well-worn Folstaf wading staff to move through the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By gfirob
Re: 1972 pflueger medalist 1495 rod recs

I use one of these with about 10 pounds of lead-core to balance an 8 /12' Phillipson Pacemaker bamboo rod. But it's a great reel.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By gfirob
Re: Streamside disposal of mono/floro?

When I trim leader or tippet, my Able nippers instantly transmogrify them into gold filaments and I pass them back to my man servant, Eduardo, who keeps them in an armored case. He also carries the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By gfirob
Re: Waders for kids?

Great suggestions. Thanks
Rob
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 188
Posted By gfirob
Waders for kids?

I’d like some advice about waders for kids. I took my 10-year-old grandson out to the river today, just to walk along it and talk about fishing a little. He waded in his sneakers a little and said...
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able Nipper update

Having used it now on the river some more, I still think they are nice but a little over-engineered. Kind of like renting a backhoe to bury your cat.

But once you take out a mortgage to buy one,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able Nipper update

Well, I may have leaks in my Redington waders, and moths in my feathers, but I will now bow before no man when it comes to my nippers...

Here is where we separate the sheep from the goats, the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By gfirob
Able Nipper update

OK, so I got my Able nippers and here is the review:

Fit and finish: Really nice.

Functionality: Cuts tippets really well.

Value for the price: Really not worth it, but it allows me to say...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,414
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

I have a gear keeper for my camera. I might repurpose that, but I kind of like the do-it-yourself option.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,414
Posted By gfirob
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

Well, I like that Kryptonite chain lock, but I'm thinking it might catch on the fly line, and also it would drown you if you fell in.

But I'm liking Jaybo's FishUSA swivel's and rings. Not only...
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