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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-05-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

I was wonering the same thing. I sent him a PM a little while back and didn't get anything back.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 73,299
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Brown Trout Pics

Those look an awefull lot like brooktrout to me.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-08-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Great Lakes Salmon and Steelhead

Here in NY, in the fall you are not allowed more than one hook, so a double rig is out of the question (thanks to the "lifters" aka snaggers). I use a 8wt with 6lb yo-zuri hybrid, Yo-Zuri Hybrid...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Horsepower rods - thoughts? Jerking steelhead in.

4WT, 6WT, and 8WT you will have a lot, a lot of fishing covered. I have been using the same three WT rods for a long time. 7' 4wt, 8.5' 6wt, and 9' 8wt. I've pulled in my share of big Steel and...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Flyline age?

New line in hand. I do try to take care of my lines, I silicone grease (dressing) them every chance I get. Kinda like once a week when I am out fishing a lot. Thanks for all the replies.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-01-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Flyline age?

Thanks for all the input. I am in the process of replacing the line. It seems my steelhead (big fish) 8wt rig takes the most abuse. My 4wt and 6wt setups aren't nearly as abused. I've allways liked...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 09-27-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By nockhunter
Flyline age?

How long do you guys and gals run your flylines? The Cortland 444 on my 8wt is starting to get a rough outer surface for the first 3 feet. I have had it for about 9-10 years. I am thinking about some...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-19-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By nockhunter
Re: New video from Jurrasic Lake Argentina - wow what a place!

Awesome vieo, great soundtrack. VH is my all time favorite.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Hitting the water tomorrow

I'll second that.

Mike
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 11-03-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,494
Posted By nockhunter
Re: St Croix Switch rods any one here ever cast one?

I just ran across this subject while considering a switch rod purchase. I'd like to say I take everything I find on the net with a grain of salt. There are too many monday morning quarterbacks...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-14-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

Hey A.J.

You got steel already. It's been slow at this end. A few salmon and some browns here and there (they drop back when the water drops)

Mike
Forum: Great Lakes Region 08-26-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Oak Orchad and Monroe Co. Creeks, from Pulaski

Hey Ben

It's about a 3-4 hour drive to the Sandy from the Salmon and another hour to the Oak. It might make a real long day for you. I fish Sandy during the week,(my days off from work) its not...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-26-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Chasing the Ozy Salmon.

A friend on mine who had a guide boat in Washington, now in Alaska had a good trick to keep seals away. When his client had a fish on and a seal would make a move on it he would send a few steel BB's...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 05-13-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Setting the hook for steelhead vs trout?

Remember, "you aint bass fishin"!
When I swing a wet they usually hook themself ( violent take of the fly), when I am using a nymph or eggs a quick lift of the rod is enough. Just my own experience...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-30-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

Nice, very nice!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

It took an Oregon cheese glo-bug. The browns also.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-12-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By nockhunter
Re: About tippet for Great lake steelheads

I haven't used straight floro so I can't comment on that. I really like maxima in 6lb and 8lb for most of my Ontario trib fishing. I ran out last year and I was in a panic, I couldn't find any close...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

First steel of the year. It's a whopper too, along with some big browns on Fri.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/mgiul/P2250298_zpsf42feb60.jpg

The net is 24" wide, to give you a...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-09-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 73,299
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Brown Trout Pics

My first time out this spring. I did very well. Here are two of the five browns and one steelhead I landed.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p104/mgiul/P2250296_zpsa6d1b33f.jpg
...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 03-06-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 66,229
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Small stream Stories and Pictures;

Fly Fishing in New Zealand...Micro stream Brown Trout - YouTube

Check out some of the trout this guy pulls out of this tiny tiny stream.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 12-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,637
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

They all look good to me. I like to have about 12 of each color and style on hand. Good luck.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-06-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,475
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Other Fish than Trout Photos

Here is a pic of an Atlantic vs sea run trout or Brown trout. There is only a slight fork to Atlantics vs Browns straight tail.

Mike
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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,475
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Other Fish than Trout Photos

Nice Atlantic AJ.
It sure looks like an Atlantic. Did the tail have any "fork" to it? Browns have no fork to the tail at all. The part of the tail where your hand is wraped is pretty skinny,...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,637
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Trout Beads for Salmon River NY

That's the indicator I use. I like the white or yellow.

Mike
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 10-27-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,877
Posted By nockhunter
Re: Steelhead Pics

Nice Steel AJ. I made it out Thursday, after wading through the out of staters, the "drift and lift" aka snaggers, I made my way upstream for a little elbow room to one of my favorite sections of...
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