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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-24-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By riderfisher
Re: First time luck with pike

I, too, have caught the fever for pike. Had my first couple outings last summer; talk about smashing your fly! I was using my 8wt and had my hands full- can't imagine how careful you had to be with...
Forum: Bahamas 03-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Reports of illegal bonefish harvesting

grtlks, I'm right there with you- good story and I totally agree with your perspective on the caribbean scene.

My wife and I love the Keys, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, and have visited all...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,056
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Do you know your state fish?

Easy for you to say. :D

In Ohio, it is of course, the mighty walleye. :o
Forum: Great Lakes Region 02-14-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,187
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Is it possible to get away from people in Ohio?

Speaking as a 30 year resident of Ohio, it can be a great place to live and raise a family - but to me, it has always seemed crowded. I lived my first 18 years in rural upstate NY, and like most...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Interesting to be 'old' and get a new book.

Hey Fred,
Thanks for sharing this with us- I was unfamiliar with Russell, so immediately googled him up to see what I've been missing- and immediately fell in love with his work! I take great pride...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Looking for an 8wt set up

Alot of great suggestions. Here's mine- go to your local fly shop, or even drive a little if you have to, where they will let you test cast 2-3 rods in your price range, side by side, with the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By riderfisher
Re: New Free Kindle today: The Telling of Waters

Thanks again Silver; I would guess all these authors should be thanking you as well, for making their work known to a much larger audience- I know I would never have known about many of the titles...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Skunked in Sarasota! :(

Mullet were my first thought, too- but many of these fish were far bigger than your average mullet- at least to my (limited) experience.

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Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 10-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By riderfisher
Skunked in Sarasota! :(

OK, so, I'm just visiting for a few days on a work trip, but brought my 8wt salt stuff to get in a little fishing, and just had an experience that astounded me.

I dropped in to CB's down near...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 08-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Fly Fishing in Almost Heaven WV

Nice footage, nice fish for a dry season. Love the snapper bit in the night shot, brings back some memories from my youth! :D What did you catch the carp on, if I may ask?
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,964
Posted By riderfisher
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Best of luck, maybe I'll see you on the water somewhere down there in a few years. :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,964
Posted By riderfisher
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Thanks for the info dwtalso. I had emailed Van Beacham a while back, and he said the same thing about the fly shop in Ruidoso, unfortunately. At this point, I'm just planning on bringing what I...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,964
Posted By riderfisher
Re: New Mexico Fly Fishing

Wow, can't believe I'm seeing this thread- I'm going to be vacationing with my wife in Ruidoso/Las Cruces area next week. We're staying in Ruidoso, and touring around the SE portion of the state as...
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Tapatalk

Wish I could get the forum to open up in Tapatalk, the way others do when I click a link from an emailed forum update. It opens the forum in my browser, and even prompts me to download Tapatalk,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Back from Austria (part 1)

Nice report, pics are beautiful! Would love to come and fish there- have always wanted to visit Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia. Hopefully some day, with rods, reels and mug! :biggrin:
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 07-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Video - Kayak Fishing for Skinny Water Marsh Redfish on the Fly

Nice video, nice fish!

I believe that's the same fly I caught mine on down in the 'glades a couple years back, although I was still really green and the guide was supplying flies. Can't wait to...
Forum: Southern U.S. 07-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,917
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Gulf Shores

Nice write-up, thanks for that and glad you had a good time!

I'll keep your suggestions noted for my next visit, prob be in the fall sometime, to the Sarasota area, iirc. :)
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Life is Crazy, I am still reading...

Best of luck, brother- sometimes a change of scenery does wonders for your outlook on life! I've only been fly fishing a little over two years, but I've gone at it hard, in as many places as my work...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By riderfisher
Re: 8.0 Magnitude Earth Quake Hits Alaska

The 'ring of fire' gettin' jiggy wid it... :D
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Just a tease-cant wait for more

Nice! Would love to get back to RMNP to do the same; was there once for a quick day hike, but that was all I had time for due to work constraints in Denver. Next time, I go early, stay late and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By riderfisher
Re: George Daniel's Dynamic nymphing videos

Thanks for posting, great info. I have GD's book, it's a great read- packed full of practical, useable info you can put into practice right away. Would love to hear him speak, though- he came to...
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By riderfisher
Re: The miracle cure (how to improve your fly fishing skills by 300% in three hours)

Totally agree with the OP's thoughts. I've only just passed my second anniversary since beginning learning fly fishing at age 51, yet in that short time I've caught big trout on the PM in Michigan...
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Prescription sun glasses. Help!

I've had prescription Bolle's, Maui Jim's, and now am using a pair of amber Cocoons over my regular specs. Bolle's were great, wrap-around polycarb lenses that I really liked, but my prescription...
Forum: General Discussion 05-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,814
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Wristwatches What You Wear And Why

I just bought a Timex Expedition on sale for $30- no gimmicks, just water resistant to 50m, black face w/three hands (for readability in sunlight), has date and indiglo backlight, nylon band. Simple...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 05-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By riderfisher
Re: Redfish on the fly (Charleston, SC)

Well, luckily, there are plenty of snook and tarpon in Florida. :D
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