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Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Success With Size 30 Fly?

I fish the same tailwater in MA that Eastfly mentioned and I use 30 & 32 midge dries and emergers pretty often. You usuallly can see the the CDC wing pretty well but I'll admit sometimes I set the...
Forum: The Cost of Traveling To.......... 04-07-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Iceland fly fishing

Thanks for the comments! I'm just thinking about this as an idea now but it does intrigue me to see if I can fit it in somehow. I'd want to hire a guide for sure at least for one day, and I'm more...
Forum: The Cost of Traveling To.......... 04-06-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By englishspringer
Iceland fly fishing

I'm looking for help planning a brief fly fishing trip to Iceland. I'll be flying from Boston to the Netherlands on business between mid May and mid June (dates still being discussed). I've made...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Spring Sale for Cutthroat Leaders and More!

I just made a purchase of the dry fly furled leaders as well, looking forward to trying them out! Glad to support a sponsor as well
Forum: Fly Rods 03-16-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Streamer rod reviews

Cabelas is selling the discontinued Sage VXP for $295 and the reviews would indicate this rod would be great for streamers. Just go to their website and check it out.
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 03-12-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By englishspringer
Re: San Juan 3/11

Thanks for the report and I hope you do more of them. I'll be traveling to the Juan for a week in late July, looking forward to it and until then I'll enjoy reading others experiences!
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By englishspringer
Re: LL Bean Waders or another brand?

I had similar experience as Plecain. Two leaky pairs in one season is too much hassle. Great, no questions asked warranty but I'd rather not need the warranty. I'm still using them since they...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 02-11-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,787
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Nymph leader

To bloomago re. Tippet rings, don't give up they're fantastic! Go to YouTube, Tim flaglers tight lines channel and check out the video on tippet rings. He shows you a good trick to solve the issue...
Forum: Other Gear 02-06-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By englishspringer
Re: DIY leaders.

I tried this last winter and it worked out great. I used the formula from George Daniels dynamic nymphing book. There's also an excellent "how to" YouTube video by Tim Flagler on his tight lines...
Forum: Other Gear 02-06-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Korker & Simms Wading Boots - BOA lace system

I've used the LL Bean BOA boots for three seasons and the BOA lace has worked perfectly in all seasons. I wouldn't recommend the Bean boots to buy but I do like the BOA lace system. Easy to use,...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-28-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,867
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 4 wt. Rods


I love my 864 Hardy Zenith, and if you're lucky you can still find one on close out now which seems to be about 40% off list price. This is a sweet dry fly rod and excellent nymphing as...
Forum: Northeast 07-26-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By englishspringer
Re: White flies on the Housatonic

I fished the Farmington river yesterday with a couple of friends. We made the 2 1/4 hour drive down from MA. starting mid afternoon until 7:30 we saw a lot of rises but we got very few takes. We...
Forum: Fly Rods 07-23-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Zenith 8'6'' #4

The 8'6" 4 weight Zenith works great as a nymphing rod. It's a fantastic rod for Trout and while I do nymph it's so nice for dries that is what I try to do the most. I think it one the 4 weight...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,057
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

Eastfly, Bob, Mike,

Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking extra spool(s) might be the way to go so now I'm hoping the spools get marked down like the reel has.

Forum: Fly Rods 06-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,057
Posted By englishspringer
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance


Need advice on fly line recommendations for a new 6 weight. I just bought a Sage VXP 6 weight at Cabelas and a Hardy DD 5000 on eBay, both deeply discounted so I'm buying both without having...
Forum: Rocky Mountain Range 04-06-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By englishspringer
Re: QAD San Juan Report

Nice pictures, big fish! I'm eagerly looking forward to my 1st trip to the San Juan in early July.

I'm sure the crowds will be big then but hoping for for some big fish on tiny midge dries and...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 04-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Tungsten putty, weight putty


Tough luck on the putty dunking! I use a custom mix of Tung Fu and Loon soft (something like that). A local fly shop owner in NE Mass (Evening Sun) came up with the proportions and mixes...
Forum: Fly Rods 02-24-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,922
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Hardy Zenith or St. Croix Avid

I have an 8'6" 4 weight Zenith, which I bought in my 2nd year of fly fishing. Compared to my 1st rod (9' 5 weight Orvis Clearwater) all I can say is there is no comparison! When you hear the saying...
Forum: News & articles for discussion 01-14-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By englishspringer
Re: The Science of Brookies

Interesting topic. Although I'm still pretty new (2nd year) to fly fishing I have been fishing overall 40+ years, and grew up with brookies in abundance in New England. As a kid I thought they...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 12-30-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By englishspringer
Re: New to Fly Fishing! Need Help Finding Good Waders!

As still a relative "newbie" (1 1/2 yrs fly fishing) my experience is limited and I've only use LL Bean waders. I had a cheap pair and they started leaking the first time out. The guarantee is good...
Forum: Northeast 12-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Farmington in MA ?


I'm happy to give you my $.02 comparing the Swift to the Farminton. Keep in mind this is just my 2nd season fly fishing and I've been to the Farmington 3x and the Swift 20x (maybe more). ...
Forum: Fly Fishing How To's 12-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,562
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Anyone try the new Air Lock strike indicators?

I've used them since the summer and I recommend them. They are super easy to adjust on the leader and don't cause kinks. My local fly shop (Concord Outfitters) is the only place I've seen them. ...
Forum: Ladies Fly Fishing Forum 12-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,445
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Support a Finnish fly girl - Fjällräven Polar 2015


I tried to vote for you but as I don't have a Facebook account I wasn't able to. Best of luck to you from another Finn (actually a USA native but my Dad was born in Finland)! Watching your...
Forum: Northeast 11-07-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Farmington or Housatonic? Help plan trip.

I've only fished the Farmington so I can't help with the Housatonic. The Farmy is a gorgeous trout river and it does have large Brown's apparently. I've fished there four times in the past year and...
Forum: Fly Lines 08-14-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,784
Posted By englishspringer
Re: Scientific Angler SharkWave Ultimate Trout Fly Line - Stealth

I have shark wave Trout on my 8' 6" 4 weight zenith which I have used about 6 times so far. I like it, the best part is it's so easy to lift off the water to start the back cast.

There is a...
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