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Forum: The Fly Cast 01-27-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Fly Guyusa
A Sucessful Guided Trip Begins With.......

Although posted awhile ago, it seems appropriate to move this up in the forum because of recent activity.
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-27-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,357
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Competition Fly Casting

I spend some time in the Poconos spring and fall. I am an FFF certified fly casting instructor and may be able to help you.
Forum: Saltwater Articles 01-22-2008, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,342
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Fly Fishing on the Edge - by Capt. Scott Sparrow

A great article! Lot of good information.
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-21-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,585
Posted By Fly Guyusa
TFO's Axiom rods

Has anyone tried them?
Forum: Saltwater Articles 01-21-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,602
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Get Flies Deep For Big Fish

Get Flies Deep For Big Fish

As the water cools and fishing activity on the flats heats up, are there times when you would like your fly to go deeper? We all love to see fish come up to the surface...
Forum: Saltwater Articles 01-21-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,098
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Fly Fishing Alone in a Skiff - by Tom Mitzlaff

Tom,
Some good advice. I use a bow mounted electric, which I run very slowly. If started and stopped suddenly, they will spook fish. I made a stripping basket from a leaf bag, available at hardware...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-29-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Flyfishing Aruba part2

Your persistence paid off. What size were the tarpon. Baby tarpon are very hard to hook on a fly. They seem to take a swipe at the fly, unlike their larger relatives that inhale it. Use very sharp...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 08-29-2007, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Snook on fly

Use Mason mono or Fluorocarbon 30# as a shock tippet. A loop knot will give the fly better action. What pattern and size were you using?
Forum: Southeast U.S. 02-19-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Northern Flordia Guides

I guide in Tampa/St. Pete area. If you've never fly fished saltwater, a do it yourself trip is not a good idea. You can do some wade fishing in my area. Water in my area is in the low 60's, cold for...
Forum: The Fly Cast 11-30-2006, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: What am I doing wrong???

Many fly shops recommend overloading all rods. I hear people say, This rod doesn't load right! When I watch them cast, their backcast is poorly executed and the caster is not loading the rod, usually...
Forum: The Fly Cast 09-25-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Fly Guyusa
An interesting read.........

By Capt. Pat Damico, CapMel.com Fly Fishing Editor

Posted 9.6.06

A Successful Guided Fly Trip Begins With...

Once or twice a week I have phone conversations with several guide friends who...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-25-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 854
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Florida Sportsman Show

Florida Sportsman magazine sponsors some large expo's. There is one in Tampa Sept. 30-Oct. 1. FFF will have members at the casting pond during the weekend promoting fly fishing/casting. Local fly...
Forum: Belize 06-13-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Belize Bonefishing

If you really want a challenge, contact Blue Horizon Lodge. Emphasis there is on Permit. Lincoln Wesby, the owner, is "the man." Our Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Club has made several trips there. Several...
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-13-2006, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Not sure of this?

The area around Helen, GA is excellent. Unicoi Outfitters, a full service fly shop in Helen, is the place to contact. They will be extremely helpful. Check out their website.
Forum: Fly Rods 06-13-2006, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,413
Posted By Fly Guyusa
TFO 7'6" 4pc TiCrX 6 and 8 wt rods

Very excited about this new rod design. Not yet catalogued, but on website. Have one of each. Fulfills need for a short saltwater design especially for getting into tight spots and paddle fishing...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Costa Rica....WARNING....Rancho Pacifico

Wish more people would post negative experiences. Appreciate your input!
Forum: The Fly Cast 01-31-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,823
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Casting Practice.

Practice doesn't make perfect! Perfect practice makes perfect! You want to be sure you are doing things correctly. Our fly fishing clubs have an hour before regular meeting for casting on a nearby...
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 11-22-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Slow sinking 8 wt..

I have two suggestions for saltwater. Rio's Florida Bonefish taper is great where you only want to get down up to 3 feet, their other line, a sink tip with floating body will allow you to fish...
Forum: Everything Else 10-19-2005, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Why Don’t More People Fly Fish? - by Pat Damico

Very pleased with the response to my article. For instruction, I use a TFO rod, Cortland reel, and Rio line. This whole package new is very affordable. Our fly fishing club has a swap every year...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-26-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: "Crack" noise on either forward or backcast

Thanks Doug! To make things a little more interesting, shouldn't the forward and backcast be mirror images of one another when false casting? Do we have less problems with the forward cast because we...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-21-2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: "Crack" noise on either forward or backcast

Doug, some help here! The forward cast must be started slightly before the backcast straightens, right?
Forum: Southeast U.S. 06-21-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Baby Tarpon

Not much published about these critters. Anyone have success with them, especially in rivers and ponds?
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing 06-21-2005, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,610
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Re: Your best tip for saltwater fly fishing

Practice! Practice! Practice! Your casting that is! My guiding experience has taught me that many people who come to fly fish the salt have very poor casting skills. Recently, a new client from...
Forum: The Fly Cast 03-11-2005, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By Fly Guyusa
"Crack" noise on either forward or backcast

When the line sounds like a bull whip, is this because line hasn't straightened sufficiently before recriprocal cast begins? Is too much power applied? Your help please....
Forum: Bahamas 03-01-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,099
Posted By Fly Guyusa
Moore's Island, Abaco

Has anyone ever stayed there and fished for bones and permit?
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