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Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By bpfohler
Re: what do you take with you on the water....

TP- Never know when nature will call.
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By bpfohler
Great Day in the Smokies

Went out fishing with my father today guided by Ian from R&R. Things were a little slow before lunch but finished with lots of action.

Overall great day fishing!! Ian was top notch and worked...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By bpfohler
I have arrived

We pulled in to Gatlinburg yesterday and settled into our cabin. On Tuesday we start fishing and on Wed. we're meeting up with Ian from R&R for a guided trip.
Fishing has been slow at home in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2010, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Does the color of fly line matter??

I'm not sure if it really matters but why take a chance. I always stick with muted like wheat,green etc.
Forum: Northeast 04-19-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Catskills

Not much luck up North except small stockies. I've seen lots of bugs on the water.
Fished a small river today and had to brush away all the small stoneflies and tricos.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,859
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Switch Fly Rods

I have a TFO switch as well as may single handed rods. I mostly fish sttelhead on the SR Lower Fly Zone and IMO it's too much rod for flip casting.

On the other hand, when I'm fishing early run...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By bpfohler
Re: 4 or 5

3&5 You can't own just 1. Cabelas offers a lot of good inexpensive 5 weight rod and reels. LL Bean has a great 3 weight rod and reel outfit (Streamlight) for $159.
Forum: Other Gear 03-04-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By bpfohler
Re: vest or packs

Vest when I'm fishing in warm weather with light clothing.

When I'm fishing in cold weather with several layers on I find it's easier to access my gear with a chest pack.
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By bpfohler
Orvis Battenkill or Lamson Guru?

I'm in the market for a new steelhead reel, I'm torn between and Orvis Battenkill and a Lamson Guru.
I may be opening a can of worms but I'm interested in everyones opinion.
Forum: Fly Reels 03-02-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,820
Posted By bpfohler
Re: LL Bean

I have an LL Bean Streanlight 3wt with Streamlight LA reel. Bought it after reading several great review on the equipment. Never regreted it a minute.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By bpfohler
Thumbs up Re: Line wt/rod/reel setup advice

I agree you can find a lot of nice inexpensive rods on the market today.

When it comes to the reel I have to disagree with "oregonism".

When fishing small species with lighter rods...
Forum: Fly Fishing Tackle Member Classifieds 02-25-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By bpfohler
Re: lamson guru 3 NEW

I'm interested!
Forum: General Discussion 01-02-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By bpfohler
Re: happy new year from Scotland

Keivn,
What's the weather like where you are in Scotland? What's the preferred fish to fly fish for?
Forum: General Discussion 12-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Nedd suggestions for best cold wearher waders

I love you guys from down state.
Anyone from NY City thinks anything north of the city is upstate. Those us in the great white north (way up on the Canadian -VT border) have a different view. We...
Forum: The Lodge Den 12-13-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,200
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Putting a face to the name

I haven't been here long but here is me fishing the Salmon River.http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/photos/data/500/FISH11.jpg
Forum: Fly Reels 11-06-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Steelhead Set-Up Advice

Where are you gonna fish?
I was in Pulaski, NY 2 weeks ago fishing steelies on the Salmon River and we had great fishing for 2 days. I'm heading back on Nov. 20th, if the fishing is 1/2 as good...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Where do you fish?

I live in North Eastern NY. I get great brown fishing on the West Branch Ausable in Lake Placid, the river runs right through the parking lot of Whiteface Mt. where the 80 Olympics were.

We fish...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By bpfohler
Re: First Steelie Trip of the Fall Season

Steelhead are my favorite to fish. That's a nice little porker, I bet it put up a good fight.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By bpfohler
Re: Help me pick a 3 weight...or do i need it at all?

I mostly use one of my 5wt rods but I have a great little 6'6" Streamlight from LL Bean I use for small river and creek fishing.
I use it for both trout and bass and it handles them fine and makes...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By bpfohler
Re: A Passion for Steelhead

I'm lucky tolive just 4 hours from a great steelhead river. Even the small ones put on a show when they strip your line to the backing and flop out of the water.

Where I live in the NE trout...
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