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Forum: General Discussion 06-19-2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By da Bear
Re: Redington rod

Thank you so much Eric for the input. It really helps this old man. The price difference is 60-65 dollars, so I'm most likely go online for the purchase. You made a very good point in your reply...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By da Bear
Re: Cabela's is the Devil

Hey fella's,
I've got a few years on me now, and one thing holds true in this world today. Big name companies, politicians and pastors don't get where they are by being rigorously...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By da Bear
Redington rod

weHey all,
I'm needing input regarding a new rod. My b-day is coming up soon, and my wife is wanting to purchase a new flyrod and reel for me. Bless her heart, right? I have looked at...
Forum: Warmwater Fly Fishing 06-13-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,478
Posted By da Bear
Re: What is your favorite bass?

My personal favorite is the one on my hook pulling against my arm at the time. Take care.
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By da Bear
Getting back into it...

I haven't purchased a new rod in a very long time, and am wondering...IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A TWO PIECE ROD ANY LONGER? Everything I see is at least 3 pieces. I fish old two piece rods and love...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By da Bear
Re: Fly rods and hot cars...

My experience has been that the heat is not the only problem, but the direct sunlight along w/ the heat can be killer for the line and the rod possibly. Any kind of line, leader or tippet can suffer...
Forum: General Discussion 06-11-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By da Bear
Re: sunglasses help

Not that this will be of much help to you, but I wear prescription eyeglasses and a ten dollar set of polarized clip ons. Its worked great for me for YEARS. Perhaps you could purchase a cheap pair of...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,663
Posted By da Bear
Re: Is Cabelas overpriced for fly fishing gear?

I always have to remember to really shop around and any time I buy from a big name company (such as Cabelas,John Deere, etc.), I'm also paying for the name as well as the product. Nuff' from me. Take...
Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By da Bear
Re: Robbed :(

So sorry to hear of your misfortune. They say it takes all kinds, and its true but hard to accept at times, at least for me. It takes a sorry !@#$% to do such a thing and I hope they are found and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,085
Posted By da Bear
Re: advice to a beginner please.....

First let me say welcome. I don't offer advise. I've been fishing 40+ years and learn something everyday I can apply to fishing in general. My suggestion would be, under the circumstances, that you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By da Bear
Re: New Member saying hello from Oregon

Beautiful state Oregon. Best on the my humble opinion. You show wisdom in your choices. Look forward to reading you post. Best wishes to you and your family. Take care.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,115
Posted By da Bear
Re: St. Croix Imperial

Hey fella', I'm not married to St. Croix either, but for the money their products can't be my humble opinion. I've fished since a boy of 6 and am disabled now and fish 3-4 days a week if I...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By da Bear
Re: Hello and Introduction

You sound like my kinda' guy. I love the warm water fish also, and I envy you being that close to PA and those wonder trout waters I've read and heard so much about. Welcome! Take care.
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By da Bear
Re: Hello to all

Hello from Virginia, USA. Glad to have you here w/ us. I would love to read any thing you have to tell us about you experieces there in that "romantic" part of the fishing world. I relate to your...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By da Bear
Re: Do trout See Hooks?!

I must agree w/ TLCREP. As a youth I caught trout on potato chips, tin foil, chewing tobacco, etc. Are they a rational and analytical creature? Depends on who you ask. So, don't take the word of any...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By da Bear
Re: Trout Denial

From my own experience I can tell you that by the symtoms described by you, these trout are very possibly getting human scent from your fly. My suggestion is to try wearing latex surgical gloves when...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By da Bear
Re: When it Rains ???

What works for me here in Virgina w/ those conditions is to do just what you said...visibility, both for you and the fish, and something larger and LOUDER. I also switch to streamers in chartruese,...
Forum: General Discussion 06-08-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By da Bear
Re: How hardcore are you?

I catch myself wondering why I am replying to this as I write. Am I being classified by my answer to the questions? Is this guys ego in overdrive? Is he trying to impress someone by his "arsenal"? If...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By da Bear

Hello all,
I am new to this wonderful forum and am grateful for having found it. I've had some negative experience w/ so called "fishing forums" that turned out to be nothing more than...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By da Bear
Re: New to Forum

Hey Chuck, I'm new here also. I have developed a deep interest in nymph fishing and that is the primary reason I am here. I have hopes of receiving suggestions from those far more experienced than...
Forum: Warmwater Articles 06-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,620
Posted By da Bear
Re: The Unknown Smallmouth Bass River

I feel I must mention the Maury River in the beautiful state of Virgina as an unknown smallmout heaven as well. It lies entirely w/in the county of Rockbridge, and while catches over 4 lbs are rare,...
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