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Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 03:10 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By turbineblade
Re: Few people handle and release trout properly.

I'm a biologist, not a sportsman.....and I don't know or care what creds are.
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,479
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Few people handle and release trout properly.

That's a dicey statement -- I would argue that mishandling a "game" species (which is a definition that only exists in the minds of people taking your money) can actually benefit the stream in many...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,479
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Few people handle and release trout properly.

The cat has my tongue because 4 minutes passed without me responding to you?

I'm not getting into this again with you -- I recall the "how to properly catch and release" thread. I don't think...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,479
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Few people handle and release trout properly.

?

The one which apparently grants the right to go around accosting (let's not call it "educating") other lawful anglers for not wetting their hands before touching a trout...or whatever else you...
Forum: Coldwater Fly Fishing Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,479
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Few people handle and release trout properly.

Bingo! I can't believe i had to scroll through 5 pages to read it. :eek:

If you try to "educate" people about how to handle a trout, it's probably because you're 1/2 angry that someone else is...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Snakes.

Every few months or so a snake topic comes up on here, usually related to one or more of the pit viper species (e.g. rattlesnakes, cottonmouths) -- believe what you want, but they are not aggressive...
Forum: General Discussion 06-27-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 68
Posted By turbineblade
Anyone own the TFO PRO II 10-weight?

Hey -- I've used the 9' 8-weight PRO II for a few years now and consider it a good rod for the $....and I've never really wanted a different 8-weight.

Anyone have it in the 10-weight? I'll be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fiberglass fly rods?

PM me if you are interested in letting me try it in exchange for money :).

I purchased a ff80 and ff857 and love both of them -- such great feel.

I don't fish lighter lines too often, but I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By turbineblade
Re: best setup for casting larger streamers (#6)

I just returned from throwing streamers and poppers to smallmouth all day yesterday and in the morning today. Had a great time.

Already great advice on what you want to do - I just wanted to add...
Forum: The Fly Cast 06-18-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By turbineblade
Re: How far do I have to cast - New to fly fishing

In my mind, you should always cast as little line as needed to get a good presentation to the fish you are trying to catch.

I live by the Potomac River, which means I could be casting 60-70'...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Couples that fish together

I'll put this bluntly -- if you want to be a happy guy, marry a woman who already fishes. They are out there, and the benefits are ridiculous -- you get to fish and nurture the marriage...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By turbineblade
Re: What a wife

I may have all of you beat --

I married young (too young) and had little in common with her, and that ended up in a bad place within 3 years.

(Years passed, and I remarried...far wiser than...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

-1 on the Davy knot. I've played around with a LOT of knots, but the Davy was one I could never tie to a good, consistent breaking strength.

It even looks crappy, since it doesn't secure the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Best knot, tippet to fly

I can never resist these kind of threads.

The best knot for anyone, is the one they can tie well, and consistently.

I tend to use a 4-5 turn Duncan loop (pulled down to the hook eye -- I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Fishpond black canyon pack as carry on personal item?

I think you'd be fine. I just flew 2 weeks ago with a rod tube that says "Caution: Contains live snakes" on it and other than some interesting looks and a few questions, nothing happened.

(I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 894
Posted By turbineblade
Re: For the men who have small children

They say that it isn't "love" that's the most critical human need, but rather the ability to rationalize our actions that's most important.

I agree completely with the sentiment above, but...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Loop to Loop connection Leader or nail knot

I've never understood the idea that a certain line>leader connection "turns the leader over better". It makes no sense to me, and I doubt any difference is due to anything more than the difference...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 521
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Help choose fly gear

LIke anything else, everyone has a preference on what rod to use for what conditions/fish/etc. Any fly rod in the 7-9' length, and between 4-8 weight is suitable for panfish and bass in my opinion. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By turbineblade
Re: I cannot put into words the awesomeness...

Did you name it:

Terrapin Station?
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 4 or 5 wt?

....this is set aside from the fact that you can already do what you want to do just fine and happy with a 6-weight right? :) I've had some excellent days with panfish and small bass with glass...
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By turbineblade
Re: tippet life longevity

+1. If you can tie good knots with minimal tippet loss, go for it.

I cannot, and no longer try to.

I enjoy fly fishing in places that may cost my truck 1/2 a tank of gas to get there, so...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By turbineblade
Re: An important message from nobody special.

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You know, the use of a comma between these two sentences would drastically change the meaning -- as a married man, I believe you selected the correct punctuation ;).
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By turbineblade
Re: An important message from nobody special.

I try to stay civil, but there's one problem with that notion: Everyone is such an idiot, except for me. :)

As Bill Watterson said, most adults have a child inside (sometimes not too deep) that...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By turbineblade
Re: Korkers Customer Service

I also had a good CS experience with Korkers about 2 year ago on a pair of redsides I had stitching problems with.

I fish nearly every day of the week, and most weekends for long hours and really...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-07-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,205
Posted By turbineblade
Re: 6-Weight Renaissance

As a big water (+ SW) fly caster who casts in the side-elbow (pushing style) quite effectively, I just can't wait to hear it! :)

Pulling style is a great way to salute an officer, and also to...
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