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Forum: Northeast 04-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By stokes
Re: Where to Go for a Second Day Ever?

Yeah,pretty dismal.First season I wasnt able to start till July.I chalked up the lack of fish to starting so late and missing prime spring season.Last season I got out starting last week of April.You...
Forum: Northeast 04-28-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By stokes
Re: Where to Go for a Second Day Ever?

"I was told that the worst thing to do when learning is to worry about catching fish, which is a healthy thing, given that if I were worried about CATCHING anything, I doubt I would be going back out...
Forum: Northeast 04-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By stokes
Re: Where to Go for a Second Day Ever?

Locally,I go to Swamp River,Wassaic and Shekomeko Creeks.Its usually just a casting excersise,tho I have caught a few stocked browns.I generally dont start fishing the streams till first week of...
Forum: The Lodge Den 03-12-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By stokes
Re: I love PETA

Its okay by me if they call fish "sea kittens",but they're gonna have to come up with a new name for those small cats tied to big hooks to catch sharks.
Forum: Fly Lines 12-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By stokes
Re: TT Line info/reviews ?

I have it on my 6' Orvis 2wt and I like it fine.I dont find the shortcomings mentioned here.It casts well from 10-12 ft casts to as afr as I need with a 2wt about 40'.It does roll cast better than...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 528
Posted By stokes
Re: Troubleshooting the cast...

I was having the same problem some time back.Shorter casts were fine but when I tried to reach out further it would colapse on the foreward cast.Tip would loosely vibrate,felt like the rod was coming...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 11-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By stokes
Re: Esopus Creek report

Nice report,Patrick.Dont think the Plank rd reference is giving away too much.I fish the Esopus a lot,2-3 times a week,and have no clue where it is.From what I understand this time of year the creek...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-29-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By stokes
Re: What the heck is it?

The guy who invented ice fishing had the ugliest wife in the world.
Forum: Stillwater Fly Fishing 07-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By stokes
Re: Fishing the thermocline.

In most lakes that go deeper than 20ft the thermocline in summer is about 20ft,so 15 to 25ft would be the target.
Forum: Northeast 07-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By stokes
Re: Suggestions near Jewett NY?

What time of day were you there?Its a great area.I get up there at least once a week between May and July.If you take 42 south from there the Esopus is a short ride down from there.Next week I'm...
Forum: Northeast 07-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By stokes
Re: Suggestions near Jewett NY?

Good luck.I often fish the public parking area on the Schoharie just west of CR17 on 23A.Let us know how you did.
Forum: Northeast 07-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By stokes
Re: Suggestions near Jewett NY?

You,ve got the Batavia Kill the Schoharie Creek and the West Kill all close by.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/pfrschoharie.pdf
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By stokes
Re: Cabelas Three Forks?

I've got the 7'6" 3wt and like it very much.Casts as well as my Orvis Clearwaters in 2 and 5wts.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing 06-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By stokes
Re: Have you ever forgot...

Couple of weeks ago I drove about 75 miles to an area where there are 3 different sized creeks I can choose from.Had my 6ft 2wt,7.5ft 3wt and 9ft 4wt rods,I was ready for anything....so I thought.Got...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By stokes
Re: Anyone use different size rods for stream conditions?

A 6ft 2wt Orvis Clearwater for the smaller streams I fish most of the time.Also a 7'6" 3wt Cabelas 3 Forks for what I think are medium sized streams and an Orvis Access 9' in 4wt for the bigger...
Forum: General Discussion 05-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By stokes
Re: Darn Furled Leaders

I've used Cutthroat,at first I thought I didnt like them because I had to re-apply floatant quite often.I was using Aquel,a liquid.When I spoke to one of the guys at the booth they had at the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By stokes
Re: Visiting USA

I've been to "Streams of Dreams" many times.I pass it on my way to my place in upstate NY.Always have a good selection of flies.I dont fish in NJ,but they do seem to have a good knowledge of the...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By stokes
Re: Is Orvis clearwater full flex or mid flex or tip flex ?

I found when I got my Access 4wt in mid-flex,it felt more like a full flex,compared to my 2 Clearwater mid flex's.Took it back and exchanged it for a tip-flex and it feels more to me like a mid.I...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By stokes
Re: Is Orvis clearwater full flex or mid flex or tip flex ?

I have a 5wt Clearwater from the mid '90's and was told when I got it that its mid-flex.I got a 2wt Clearwater last year and was also told it is mid-flex.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,151
Posted By stokes
Re: Furled leader -- bad attitude about them

I love them,especially on my 2wt on small streams.I can throw a lot shorter line lengths with them over mono or flouro butts.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-26-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By stokes
Re: Take Care

When I purchased my Orvis Access rod last year,the salesman told me not to use anything on the ferrules.My Orvis Clearwaters have a different style of ferrule and on those I was told to use...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-19-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By stokes
Re: Love this new rod

Love my 2wt Orvis Clearwater,6'er.Just got it late last season,biggest trout I've got with it so far was a 8" brookie.Like you said it wont cast a mile,but for the small streams its perfect.Not bad...
Forum: General Discussion 04-19-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By stokes
Re: Eagle's Nest

Been watching them for the last couple years,well,except last year.The eagles changed nests and it was too late move the cameras.A couple weeks ago a mouse wandered onto the nest at night.....he was...
Forum: General Discussion 03-29-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,601
Posted By stokes
Re: Nobody here fishes unless it's summer?

Before I took up fly fishing,I had a rule about fishing.That was I never got on the water unless I could comfortably hold a cold beer with no glove.My friends would go cod fishing and tell me...
Forum: Forum Prize Competitions 03-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,099
Posted By stokes
Re: Shadow custom fly line giveaway!

"We will run the contest until March 15th. We will announce the winner and post a picture of the line that same week"!Quote from original post.
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